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JAN 19
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WEDNESDAY 9TH OF JANUARY 2019
We would like to wish you all a very happy new year. Christmas is over with the daily grind in full swing. New Year is typically a time for resolutions and a plan to improve ones health, fitness, diet or general approach to life. We have a few simple resolutions which you may want to consider for 2019:

  1. Improving oral hygiene. Oral health is linked to overall health and is simple to improve. Visit our hygienist this month for a full clean and jet wash and advice on how to maintain your gums.

  2. Whiten your smile. Everyone deserves white teeth and we can help. We have options that can lighten your smile and improve your self esteem from take home kits to LED and laser in chair whitening.

  3. Straighten your teeth. We love to correct crooked teeth and are experts in the most discreet techniques available today. Treatments taken from as little as 3 months- so why wait, start now and have straight teeth for Easter!

  4. General tooth MOT. If you have not been to see the dentist recently, now is the time. Early signs of decay can be reversed or removed with minimally invasive techniques which will prevent future problems.

  5. Replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are the next best thing to your own teeth. With digital dentistry, replacing missing teeth has never been so predictable. Come in for a free consultation and we will show you what modern day dentistry can do for you.


We have appointments 6 days a week, early morning, late evening and Saturday. Contact us today!
DEC 18
25
TUESDAY 25TH OF DECEMBER 2018
Happy Christmas from us all at Progressive Dentistry! We hope you have had a relaxing and joyful day with family and friends.

Just to remind you of our opening hours:

Boxing Day Closed

27th Dec Reception only

28th December 1000-1300 emergency appointments

29th December Closed

New Years Eve 1000-1300 emergency appointments

New Years Day Closed

2nd January 2019 Normal opening hours resume

Once again, Merry Christmas!

 

 
DEC 18
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THURSDAY 20TH OF DECEMBER 2018
There are only 5 sleeps until Christmas! Exciting.

Christmas is generally a time for celebrating and indulgence. Sadly this often means  dental emergencies with most practices closed until the New Year.  Here are the 5 most common dental emergencies and tips on how to counter them until you can visit your dentist:

  1. Tooth sensitivity. After a heavy session of drinking alcohol of fizzy soft drinks (including diet), teeth often become sensitive to hot and cold. A good remedy is to apply a sensitive toothpaste all around the area using your finger tip. Do not rinse afterwards and keep in place overnight. Continual application should help.

  2. Chipped or broken tooth. If the area is sensitive, follow the same advice as above. Keep the area clean using mouthwash; a sensitive one is a good idea.

  3. Crown has come out. This is usually from a Christmas toffee or sticky treat! If you can fit the crown back snugly, then use a denture adhesive such as Fixodent or Polygrip and this should hold well until you can see the dentist.

  4. Bleeding gums. We are big fans of Corsodyl mouthwash and gel. If the gums are bleeding all over, use the mouthwash for 1 minute 2-3 times a day. If there is only one area of bleeding, the gel can be applied using a cotton bud over the site. Continual application is needed.

  5. Lost orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. Visit a sports store or large chemist and buy a thermo formed guard. These are usually softened in very hot water and moulded directly in the mouth for 1 minute. This will provide some retention until a new one can be made.


 

Needless to say, call or visit the dentist as soon as possible. Hopefully, these small tips will help should you encounter a similar problem over the Christmas period.
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