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Monthly Archives: October 2017

The challenges of Halloween for parents and dental health 

Halloween can be a challenging time of year for parents but there are ways to minimise the stress and help your child keep their teeth in check despite the high circulation of candy! 

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Some types of candy are more damaging to your child’s teeth than others – it’s not all about the sugar content, it’s also down to the consistency. For example, sticky confectionary like caramel and toffee has a tenacious tendency to stick to teeth, creating the perfect breeding ground for plaque and tartar. As soon as your child bites into something sugary, the bacteria in plaque start to produce acids and whilst the acid is being produced, the teeth are starved of vital minerals which is when decay begins.


A good brushing and flossing routine 

It is of course, essential that you put a regimental brushing and flossing routine in place for your child, especially during their early years. It is especially important that if you child has been eating confectionary and foods that are not particularly good for their teeth, they spend a little extra time looking after their teeth. Try to encourage them to drink as much water as possible after eating sweets as this will help shift any lingering food particles that can later cause plaque and tartar.


Many people brush for the correct amount of time (2 minutes), but do not apply an effective technique and therefore suffer complications like cavities and tooth decay despite this. Here at Fresh our dental hygienist can show you the correct way of brushing, so that your child can apply this.


Healthy halloween alternatives 

If your child is out and about trick or treating this Halloween, it will be practically impossible to prevent them from eating some kind of confectionary, as this is generally what people give out for them them at this time! But why not get creative and come up with some healthy Halloween snacks that they can have in between whilst still embracing the Halloween culture? Pumpkin soup is full of nutrients and still tastes great and gingerbread is a healthier sugar-based alternative to chocolate and sweets. Get your kids to decorate their gingerbread men to give it a novel feel and this may divert them away from the less healthy options.



If you would like more information about how to maintain good dental hygiene, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


Teeth whitening – why bother?

Tooth whitening is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world.

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Tooth whitening allows you to re-think your dental hygiene routine and give you another chance at it – create new dental hygeien habits with the help and support of your hygienest here at Fresh. 

Before you undergo the whitening process, your teeth will be given a scale and polish by the dental hygienist or by your dentist. This will remove any surface stains that cannot be removed by brushing alone. Such stains are in the form of tenacious plaque and tartar – in other words bacteria. Your teeth will already look whiter after this and the whitening process will embellish this significantly. Regular hygienist appointments are recommended in addition to regular visits to the dentist – each have different roles and you can read more about these here.


A great way to rejuvenate your whole facial appearance

Your smile is in many cases, the first thing people see and can have a big impact on your overall look. If you have discoloured teeth , this can dramatically alter your other features. Tooth whitening at Fresh Dental is bespoke so the shade of your teeth will be decided by you and your dentist and made to fit in with your features. We believe your smile should look healthy and natural – not synthetic.

As with facial aesthetics treatments, tooth whitening lasts longer once you have created a foundation with one or two treatments. The effects are dependent on lifestyle choices and how your maintain your teeth (how often your brush and whether you are applying an effective technique). If you are unsure about this, please do not hesitate to ask your dentist.


Consultation with us at Fresh

During your consultation we will ascertain wat degree of whitening we could realistically expect to help you achieve. You will look at your current dental condition and go from here.


Continue treatment from the comfort of your own home

Tooth whitening is an on-invasive process that yields excellent and life-changing results, giving you back the desire to smile. You can combine tooth whitening with facial aesthetic treatments to maximise the effects. Your dentist will create bespoke tooth trays to which you can apply an agent safely from your own home.


If you would like more information about tooth whitening at Fresh Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a consultation for you.



Anti-wrinkles treatment -100% safe and effective at Fresh 

There is a lot of bad press about dermal fillers and Botox and people are often confused about who is offering it safely and who is not. Here at Fresh, our team are fully qualified to carry out anti-wrinkle treatment and have the medical credentials to make it 100% safe.

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Dermal fillers should only ever be carried out by a someone with medical qualifications such as a doctor or a dentist. Across the UK there are many unqualified beauty therapists offering the treatment without the credentials to make it safe. You should never have these treatments performed by anyone other than a medical professional.


What can Dermal fillers do for me?

Dermal fillers are made from a naturally-occurring substance in the body known as hyraulic acid, responsible for giving your skin the youthful volume it has in its younger years. As the ageing process develops, this substance reduces – dermal fillers works by replacing your skin’s levels of hydraulic acid, giving your face a rejuvenated appearance.


Dermal fillers can help the following areas:

  • add volume and smoothen out deep creases and lines.
  • crow’s feet.
  • add volume to thin lips.
  • add volume to cheeks to improve their shape.
  • fill hollow areas under the eyes.
  • add volume to lower cheek and temple area.


How do dermal fillers and Botox differ?

Whilst dermal fillers are used to plumpen and smoothen out areas of the face, Botox’s main goal is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by preventing muscle movement in the face.


What can Botox do for me?

Botox injections work in a different way to dermal fillers as mentioned above, blocking muscle movement in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. As with dermal fillers, Botox does not affect your natural features – instead it enhances them whilst giving your face a more youthful-looking appearance by targeting specific areas. Botox (also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a naturally-occurring protein. Common areas that patients choose to target include horizontal brow line, lines that have appeared as a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking alcohol, crow’s feet and bunny lines.



If you would like more information about fillers treatment at Fresh, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can outline your options for you.


Fillings – all you need to know

Do you have an old filling that looks a little poor on the aesthetic side? Today, practices can offer aesthetic fillings that blend in with the shade of your teeth.

Perhaps you need a filling and you want to find the most cosmetic option? Don’t worry – we can help.

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What are fillings for?

Fillings offer patients style and strength and will help reduce the possibility of increased spread of damage and decay. A cavity is allowed to form when bacteria pierces through your tooth enamel and infection is then allowed to spread.


It’s not all about replacing a cosmetically-poor fillings…

Do you have an amalgam filling that is located at the back of the mouth where others can’t particularly see it? There are still good reasons to replace amalgam such as the fact that they are prone to damage and turn a dark shade very easily.


Mercury-free fillings

Fresh Dental strongly believe in green practice and therefore believe that amalgams that contain mercury should not be used or distributed back into the entrainment.

We choose to use tooth-coloured composite fillings and ceramic restorations. These type of materials offer a better cosmetic result and do not cause sensitivity when you eat hot and cold food and drink. Your dentist here at Fresh will create them to match the shade of your natural teeth.


What is involved in the procedure?

Having a filling is a very straightforward procedure. Firstly your damaged tooth will be prepared by removing any decayed tissues from the cavity. You and your dentist will choose the most appropriate shade of white to suit the rest of your teeth and this will then be layered into the cavity and set. The filling will be left to set and any minor amendments will be made once it is in place.


A further advantage associated with composite fillings is that they do not require very much of your tooth matter to be removed, so more of your existing tooth is maintained.


If you would like more information about fillings at Fresh, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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