New In Whitewash Teeth Whitening StripsProfessional Effective Teeth Whitening for £50.00

Valley Dental Practice brings to you a new teeth whitening technique developed and formulated by UK dentists. WhiteWash Laboratories have designed professional whitening strips with non-slip technology that mould to the shape of your teeth.

The premium advanced formula from their Silver Range, includes slow-release whitening ingredients for a more effective result which is enamel safe. WhiteWash Professional Whitening Strips offer a convenient and simple teeth whitening solution. You can even whiten on the go!

Cerec CrownsOver the past few years our Associate, Dr Botha has been able to introduce a number of new treatments into the practice. The latest of these uses his in house Cerec machine to make same day crowns and inlays.

A crown, which is sometimes called a cap, is an artificial tooth restoration which fits over the remaining part of your tooth to make it strong and give it the shape of a natural tooth. They are made to protect the tooth from breaking down following root canal treatment, or if a tooth is heavily filled, fractured or broken. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to help improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.

5 Tooth Harming HabitsAre you causing untold damage to your teeth without even realising it? Here at Valley Dental Practice we have looked at the 5 top habits which over time can have a detrimental effect on your oral health.

1. Fizzy drinks & acidic food

Have you always got a fizzy drink beside you or in your bag or a love for everything citrus, the high acidity in these food and drink can over time begin to wear away the tooth enamel. Dental erosion is the loss of enamel and dentine caused by the acid in the foods and drinks we consume each and every day. In order to help limit the damage to your teeth, try to restrict acidic food and drinks to mealtimes and wherever possible drink water in between. Fizzy drinks drunk through a straw can also help to reduce the time teeth are exposed to sugar and acids. We would also advise that you drink any fizzy drinks rather than sipping at them continuously as this will increase the length of time that your teeth are exposed to the acid attack.

Dental_Implants_newsDental implants are becoming an increasingly popular choice to help fill the gap caused when a tooth is extracted or to help anchor dentures and bridges in place. Implants can provide a means of tooth replacement that is as close to your natural tooth as currently possible and which can last as long as your natural dentition provided that they are properly looked after.

What happens during the Dental Implant procedure?

Prior to treatment you will need to attend for a consultation appointment. At this appointment the dentist will complete a full assessment and take x-rays to determine the bone levels present in your jaw. If there is not enough bone or the bone is not healthy enough it may be necessary for bone grafts to be completed before implants can be attempted.

ToothWhitening_newsTooth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth, without damaging your teeth and gums. Tooth whitening can effectively lighten stains caused by food, drinks and smoking. It can also improve staining caused by certain antibiotics and the general ageing process.

In 2012 new regulations where brought into effect, stating that teeth whitening is a dental procedure and as such should only be carried out by qualified dental professionals. Regulation was also bought into effect to limit the strength of the whitening solutions used. Dentists can use solutions up to a maximum of 6% hydrogen peroxide whereas over the counter products and kits can only contain 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. This would be considered too low to have any noticeable effect on the colour of your teeth. So if you are looking for a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth consider asking your dentist at your next appointment.