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Announcing Invisalign Open Mornings!

What is invisalign? Invisalign® treatment uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth in as little as 4 months. The appliances are nearly invisible, allowing you to smile in confidence during your treatment.
Get straight, white teeth and the smile that you’ve always wanted!

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How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?

A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement option, used to fill the gap in the mouth caused by missing teeth. They generally consist of two or more crowns that hold the bridge to adjacent teeth, with the replacement teeth placed in between. They can be made from porcelain, ceramic, gold, or alloy, based on the needs and preferences of the patient.

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How Long Do Teeth Implants Last

Teeth implants are a popular treatment for tooth replacement, helping to correct for both missing and damaged teeth. They involve a titanium root which aims to replicate the root section of the previous natural tooth, and a dental crown on top to replace the natural tooth itself. We are often asked how long do teeth implants typically last and what affects their lifespan?

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Which Is Better Denture Or Bridge?

There are a few treatment options available when one or more teeth are missing and the choice depends upon various factors such as the number and position of the missing teeth, the status of the remaining teeth, the status of the bite, the amount of available jawbone, age, and expectations of the patient. Both dentures and bridges offer good solutions, however what’s right for one person may not be right for someone else.

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What is it like to be a Trainee Dental Nurse at Gentle Dental Care?

If you are interested in working in the dental field but don’t know where to start, Dental Nursing might be for you. Being a Dental Nurse is about working closely with a dentist and supporting them throughout dental treatments. We asked our trainee Dental Nurse, Carmina to provide the lowdown on her day-to-day activities and tell us what she loves about working in the field of dental nursing so far…

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INVISALIGN | The Modern Way to Straighten Your Teeth

I am sure you agree with me that a beautiful smile can change everything. Your smile has the power to change your life, overcome obstacles and increase your self-confidence in your personal and professional life. Furthermore, we’ve come along way from the stereotypical metal braces of old. Invisalign is a discrete, modern way of straightening your teeth that has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this blog we take a look at some of the advantages of Invisalign and what to expect from the treatment process.

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The effects of gum disease on your body and overall health

Everyone knows it’s important to take great care of your teeth and gums to get rid of bacteria and avoid cavities.  The majority of people also understand that to keep their mouth and teeth healthy, it is recommended to brush and use interdental cleaning (interdental brushes/floss) at least two times a day, avoid cavity-producing foods (such as sugary treats), avoiding smoking and visit their dentist regularly (we recommend at least every 6 months). 

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Next steps for Invisalign after Finest Dental closure

Here at Gentle Dental Care, we have successfully treated many Invisalign patients that have previously been Finest Dental patients. We can understand that this alteration period must be a difficult time for many and are here to reassure all of our patients that, as a family run practice who have ran throughout Croydon, Bromley and Sutton for over 35 years and operating out of 8 locations, we are here for you.

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FAQs surrounding children’s teeth

Children’s teeth part three: FAQs surrounding common dental concerns There tends to be a common thread of questions that our dentists get asked regularly by the parents of young children.  We thought we would end our series of blogs on children’s teeth by answering some of frequently asked questions to give you the answers you…

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Children’s teeth part one: Why is it important to look after children’s teeth?

Parents will always want the best for their children and will naturally want their children to avoid some of the pitfalls they experienced when growing up.  Even our most anxious patients encourage their children to keep up with regular visits and follow preventative advice.  It is important to establish a good attitude to dental health from a young age so that your children continue to reap the associated benefits throughout the whole of their lives.

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Switching dentists in the middle of Invisalign

Dental practices have been closed for a number of months now, resulting in huge unprecedented financial strain. It’s no wonder many practices are going out of business and this unfortunately, is putting patients’ treatment at risk. A large dental chain called Finest Dental, recently went out of business meaning hundreds of patients who had on-going treatment have been left in the lurch. Many of these patients had also paid in advance for a treatment outcome they were unlikely to now achieve.

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Top tips to follow after getting Botox

Top tips to follow after getting Botox Botox is fast becoming the go-to non-surgical cosmetic procedure amongst not only middle-aged women but also younger males and females. This is thanks to its quick, predictable benefits which result in zero downtime. 5 Things to avoid after getting Botox   Thankfully, serious side effects are rare but…

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Everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections

Everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections like Botox® and Azzalure® Anti-wrinkle injections are fast becoming one of the leading cosmetic procedures thanks to the safe, predictable and quick results. This article will go through the most common questions our patients ask before they decide to get wrinkle reduction. If you have any questions…

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What is gum disease and how do I get rid of it?

If you’re reading this blog and trying to find solutions for curing gum disease, there’s a strong chance you already have it. You may be asking yourself some fundamental questions – why didn’t I know about gum disease earlier? Surely my gums would have hurt? This blog will tell you everything you need to know about gum disease and how to cure it for good.

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What’s it like getting Invisalign?

Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth using clear, almost invisible aligners. You will wear each aligner for one week, and it is then swapped for the next one in the series. Each aligner will move your teeth slightly and when you’re finished they will be completely straight. You will get the whole set of aligners at the start of your treatment, so you don’t need to see the dentist every week.

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Things to consider about dental implants

Dental implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth – in fact we believe the best way. The alternatives are nowhere near as good and if everyone really knew the full benefits, everyone would be getting implants. We have been replacing people’s missing teeth with implants in Croydon for over 20 years, so we know a thing or two about them.

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Dental implants Explained

Dental implants are the best option to replace missing or loose teeth and will achieve the best outcome. What is a dental implant? An implant is a medical grade titanium rod that is placed into your bone. A false tooth is then secured onto this. It’s the closest thing to nature that we have to replace a missing tooth, and it works very well.

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What causes staining on your teeth and how does bleach work?

There are various actions and habits in your day-to-day life that can impact the way your teeth look. Over time, they can reduce the whiteness of your teeth and cause unsightly stains to form, something that might be making you feel self-conscious. If this is a problem for you then teeth whitening using bleach might be an option. Teeth whitening is a very successful procedure when carried out by dentists, and it can make a big difference to the way your teeth look and how you feel about your appearance.

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I’m nervous about visiting the dentist. How can you help me with my fear?

Few people like going to the dentist, but for some it can become a crippling fear that has a major impact on their life. It might prevent people from getting the dental treatment they need, causing long-term damage to oral health and unnecessary pain. If this sounds like you, we can help. We have worked with patients who are so afraid they haven’t been able to set foot in a dental practice for years. Our whole ethos is about making you feel comfortable and ensuring you can visit the dentist without any pain. That’s our promise to you.

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Latest technology

At Gentle Dental care, we strongly feel that our patients deserve the best and that’s why we continuously reinvest our profits back into the business to ensure we have the best equipment. In fact, we probably have the best set of equipment compared to any other dentist in Croydon and Bromley.

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Why it’s important that you have a treatment coordinator to look after you during your dental treatment.

At Gentle Dental Care, we believe in giving our patients the best service possible and that’s why for complex treatment, you will have a dedicated treatment coordinator (TCO’s) to look after you for every step of the journey. A treatment coordinator is a very experienced team member that will liaise with the dentist and yourself to ensure you get the best treatment possible.

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Teeth Whitening Solutions: Will Everything Work?

Tooth whitening is one of the best ways to improve your smile without drastic changes. A growing number of individuals wish to achieve whiter teeth, which resulted in countless products and procedures dedicated to this cause. Beauty salons and high streets jump aboard the bandwagon, offering quick solutions at half the price of professional teeth cleaning by dentists.

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3 Different Journeys to Straighter Teeth

Teeth straightening is becoming an increasingly popular treatment with patients – perhaps as a result of both the rising number of celebrities who are opting to have their teeth straightened, and the fact that it has become an affordable, accessible treatment.  There are different methods of highly effective teeth straightening – let’s take a look at the three key treatments offered by the team here at Gentle Dental:

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Why Dental Implants Are an Investment in Your Smile

Missing one or more teeth can make every day activities such as speaking and eating more challenging, but did you know it can also pose a number of other threats to a person’s health and wellbeing? The loss of bone structure caused by missing teeth can create a sunken appearance in the cheek, potentially giving a prematurely ageing effect. Together with feeling less comfortable speaking, eating and laughing without a full set of healthy teeth, this could impact negatively on a person’s confidence and self-esteem in everyday life.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Improve Your Life

If you aren’t completely happy with your smile, it’s quite common to feel a little self-conscious – especially when you are around new people. If your smile causes you to feel a little unsure, affecting your confidence in important situations such as trying to make a good impression when meeting a potential employer, or even when meeting new people, it could be worth exploring ways cosmetic dentistry can not only change your smile, but also help to improve your life.

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