BlogWelcome to our occasional series of articles on all things dental. Here you will find facts and figures, tips to improve your oral health, and insights into the latest dental news and research. We hope you enjoy them, and if you have any questions or suggestions for possible posts, please get in touch!
Huge Congratulations to Clocktower's Certified Cosmetic Clinician!Friday 10th March 2017
There were celebrations aplenty at Clocktower Dental this week after our dentist Keya successfully completed her Certificate in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry at the Tipton Training Dental Academy in London.
Keya, pictured left receiving her accreditation from Professor Paul Tipton himself, has been attending the course over the past year to improve her already formidable skills at cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. Topics covered in this comprehensive course ranged from porcelain onlays and veneers, to composite build ups, to the optimum techniques in shade taking (crucial in getting your restorations just right) – and just about everything in between!
Keya can’t wait to use this knowledge to help her patients achieve the sparkling smile they’ve always wanted, so if you’ve ever had any doubts about your smile, why not come and see her for a consultation and find out how she can help? And keep checking back here as well, as we’ll shortly be launching some very exciting new services utilising Keya’s cosmetic skills!
Thinking of straightening your teeth? The choice is clear at Clocktower Dental - Invisalign is here!Monday 20th February 2017
It’s official! Clocktower Dental is now proud to be able to offer our patients Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces that has given over 3.5 million people worldwide a reason to smile!
Having undertaken the required training Dr Keya Vithani is now a listed Invisalign provider, and she can’t wait to get started offering this incredible teeth straightening treatment to the people of Thamesmead.
You can find out more about how Invisalign’s unique, bespoke system of nearly invisible aligners works here, but why not also call us on 020 8311 9400 and talk to one of our friendly team about your teeth straightening needs? We can even book you a complementary consultation with Keya who will be able to plan how Invisalign can give you the smile you’ve always wanted, as well as answering all your questions about this innovative system.
And as a special promotion to celebrate Clocktower Dental offering this fantastic new service, the first ten people who decide to achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign will receive free teeth whitening worth £350 at the end of their treatment, whilst the first five of these will also receive a 10% reduction on the price of their treatment plan!
So there really never has been a better time to straighten your teeth at Clocktower Dental, the only question is…why wait?
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When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit? - November 21st 2016
Many of the dental problems we come across can be prevented easily, and learning to form the right lifestyle habits and how to make the correct choices early in life will help with this. That’s why we recommend bringing children to the dentist at a young age so that they can learn these practices in childhood. Our team is skilled at making patients of all ages feel at ease, so your child’s first visits will be stress free, positive experiences, setting them up for a lifetime of good dental health!
When should they come?
A baby’s front four teeth usually develop between 6 months and year – what we refer to as ‘teething’. This will often give your child sore or tender gums, and it’s also the ideal time for your child’s first dental visit.
After this initial visit, it’s usually recommended for children to attend the dentist every six months from the age of 2 years.
Once they reach 3 years old, most children will have their baby teeth or, as they’re better known, their ‘milk’ teeth. Sometimes people think that these teeth aren’t important as they get replaced by the adult teeth, but in reality they play an important role in your child’s oral health, as they act as placeholders for the adult teeth. Teaching your children the correct habits to care for their milk teeth will also stand them in good stead when they are looking after their adult teeth. We wholeheartedly recommend that parents ask their dentist for cleaning tips, and then help their children when they brush their teeth to make sure they’re doing it correctly.
What should we be doing?
As well as regular visits to us at Clocktower Dental, there are several things parents can do to help their children’s oral health.
- Diet – A crucial part of your child’s oral health, as well as their overall health, is diet. Try to avoid sugary drinks and foods, and if they do have them, make it a once-a-day treat rather than spaced out through the day. This will limit the number of sugary acid attacks the teeth are exposed to.
- Cleaning – Make sure your child brushes their teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Use a children’s fluoride toothpaste, and make sure they have their own brush. Whether they are brushing themselves or you’re helping them, make sure you ask your dentist to demonstrate the best techniques for brushing, and make sure your child is using them.
- Set an example – children will imitate you, so make sure you set a good example by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, and by visiting the dentist regularly!