Stop Snoring week 23rd – 27th Apr18

Stop Snoring week 23rd – 27th Apr18

Abbeymead

Dental Splint Technology Article by S4S (UK) Limited.  To download the article in PDF format, please click here: Stop Snoring Information by S4S (UK) Limited

As a condition that affects both the sufferer and the bed partner, snoring is a problem that very few people seek treatment for, often feeling too embarrassed.

Left untreated, not only can snoring cause strain on relationships and lifestyle, it can also cause a number of health-related problems for both parties, including:

  • diminished energy
  • lack of concentration
  • Higher stress levels due to fatigue
  • a higher chance of heart disease

The condition is caused by a partial closure of the airway during sleep, due to the relaxation of the lower jaw and neck muscles. This, in turn, causes the soft tissues in your airway to vibrate, creating the snoring sound.

AbbeymeadIf you snore, or are affected by snoring, you are not alone. It is estimated that around 24 million of the adult population are snorers. Until recently, options for snorers were very limited – most would visit their GP who would probably suggest ineffective remedies, such as to avoid sleeping on your back, lose weight, stop smoking and stop drinking.

The good news is that we can offer a much more practical solution to the problem – Sleepwell, the most clinically proven device for resolving snoring. The device, which is worn just for sleep, holds the lower jaw in its normal position, thereby stopping the snoring sound from occurring.

Sleepwell is custom-made to your specifications using dental impressions taken by our specially trained dentist. It has a soft inner lining for optimum comfort, allows side-to-side movement of the lower jaw and, most importantly, allows the wearer to adjust the device themselves. High levels of patient comfort meant that during clinical trials, over 97% of patients found Sleepwell an acceptable snoring remedy.

Prior to being provided with a Sleepwell device, you will be asked to complete a pre-screening questionnaire in order to rule out other issues such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). If there is an indication that you could be at risk, your dentist will refer you for further investigation or arrange a private home sleep study.

For further information call to book a consultation with one of our dentists today on 01932 571200

Easter Opening Hours & Information

Easter Opening Hours & Information

If you are a patient of ours and have a dental emergency over the Easter Weekend please call us on 01932 571200.

If you are experiencing an emergency dental problem and it is outside of the practice’s hours or emergency hours we recommend that you call 111 (NHS helpline number). The NHS helpline can also offer self care advice.

Alternatively, if you are an Abbeymead Plan Patient please call their dedicated 24 hr number on 0800 783 2337. They may ask for your Membership number, please have this to hand.
If you a Private patient or if you require emergency dental advice please call our on-call dentist on 079 4641 6381.

NHS Choices recommend that you should only go to A+E if you are experiencing:

-Severe Pain
-Heavy Bleeding
-Injuries to the face, mouth or teeth

If you are not sure whether to go to A+E please call 111, who will be able to advise you.

Abbeymead

Christmas 2017 Information

Christmas 2017 Information

If you are a patient of ours and have a dental emergency over the Christmas Period please call us on 01932 571200.

The answerphone will provide you with some advise about what to do. Please leave your details and a contact number on the answerphone, when our team are in for three days over the festive period they will endeavour to contact you and may ask you to come in on one of the three days.

If you are experiencing an emergency dental problem and it is outside of the practice’s hours or emergency hours we recommend that you call 111 (NHS helpline number). The NHS helpline can also offer self care advice.

Alternatively, if you are an Abbeymead Plan Patient please call their dedicated 24 hr number on 0800 783 2337. They may ask for your Membership number, please have this to hand.

If you a Private patient or if you require emergency dental advice please call our on-call dentist on 079 4641 6381.

NHS Choices recommend that you should only go to A+E if you are experiencing:
-Severe Pain
-Heavy Bleeding
-Injuries to the face, mouth or teeth

If you are not sure whether to go to A+E please call 111, who will be able to advise you.

Abbeymead

Christmas Whitening Offer – Are you ready?

Christmas Whitening Offer – Are you ready?

Abbeymead

This year there are two tiers of our Christmas Whitening offer.

For our regular Abbeymead Dental Centre patients the Whitening has been reduced from £335 to £295.

This year there is an exclusive Plan Offer, reducing the Price down to £260.

To register with the Abbeymead Dental Care Plan, please click here and call reception for application forms on 01932 571200 (hyperlink to Plan page).

Both offers include 2 appointments with your dentist and 6 syringes of Phillips Zoom Nite White Tooth Whitening. Suitability at the discretion of the dentist. Offer includes two appointments and six syringes of Phillips Nite White Zoom Whitening kit.

Now an alternative Tooth Whitening solution: Enlighten

Now an alternative Tooth Whitening solution: Enlighten

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AbbeymeadWe now offer Enlighten at the Abbeymead Dental Centre.

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1. Choose Enlighten, Enlighten Evolution Whitening say they are the world’s best perforing teeth whitening treatment. They guarantee Vita shade B1 for every patient and long lasting whitening results with low sensitivity.
2. Book your Tooth Whitening appointments at the Abbeymead (01932 571200)
3.Visit: your enlighten dentist will make a bespoke mould to fit your teeth perfectly
4. Treatment: wear your Enlightening trays for two weeks and then visit your dentist for a final 40 minute treatment
5. How it works: The active ingredient passes through the dental enamel, breaking down stains by chemical oxidation. The process can take some time so it is important to finish the treatment as directed by your dentist.
6. Maintain your new smile with Enlighten Evo-White toothpaste or tooth serum to further protect your teeth

September 2017 – Cerezen- a remedy for teeth grinding and jaw clenching

Abbeymead Dental Cerezen Services

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September 2017 – Cerezen– a remedy for teeth grinding and jaw clenching

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At last – a remedy for teeth grinding and jaw clenching!

Do you regularly greet the day with aching jaws, headaches, face and neck pain after grinding your teeth in your sleep? If so, your problem is more common than you might think. It is estimated that up to a quarter of adults suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) at some point in their lives.

Traditionally, bite splints were used to treat the condition, but these can be uncomfortable, and may fail to address the underlying issue. A new treatment, called Cerezen™, is a clinically tested device worn in the ears instead of the mouth, which prevents the symptoms of TMD by retraining the jaw to remain in the ‘open bite’ position.

Once diagnosed with TMD by your dentist, an audiologist will take an impression of your ear canals and your Cerezen™  inserts will be custom made, and ready for you within two weeks.

The inserts, which are practically invisible, can be left in place day or night, except when showering, swimming or playing contact sports. Since they are hollow, they won’t interfere with your hearing.

Don’t suffer from painful TMD any longer – ask us about the Cerezen™ device today and put a smile back on your face!

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Abbeymead Dental Cerezen Services.

Read More about Cerezen and see a short introduction video by clicking here 

Abbeymead Oral Hygiene Offer

Abbeymead Oral Hygiene Offer

This offer has now expired, check back for future offers

Summer Smiles giveaway!

A special gift for all of our Abbeymead Plan Members. Each bag has travel sized dental health essentials, ideal for your summer holiday!

One bag per person while stocks last for a limited time only. This offer will expire at the end at 16.00 on Friday 25th August.

Please fill out the online enquiry form (Link removed)  and let us know which day you can come in this week (Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th or Friday 25th) and please mention if you have: -sensitive teeth? -bleeding gums? -dentures?, so that we can personalise your gift bags ”

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Rita Sa

July 2017 – Smile month Winner announced!

Abbeymead National Smile Month Winner
Smile month Winner announced!

National Smile month ran from May 15th – June 15th promoting good oral health. Did you know ‘1 in 5 believe fluoride toothpaste to be a marketing gimmick’, in reality the Oral Health foundation say that “Fluoride has been proven to reduce dental decay by 40%”. To spread the message about keeping your teeth clean and using a fluoride toothpaste (age recommendations apply) we ran a competition for guess how many toothpastes in the jar. Congratulations to our winner Nicola for guessing correctly, here she is collecting her prize!

 

Toothbrushes for the children of the Morgan School in Jarjari

Toothbrushes for the children of the Morgan School in Jarjari
Toothbrushes for the children of the Morgan School in Jarjari, North Bank, Gambia

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The Abbeymead Dental Centre recently donated some toothbrushes for the children of the Morgan School in Jarjari, North Bank, Gambia. One of the fantastic volunteers said that “the response from the children was so rewarding and so keen, I was extremely pleased with their enthusiasm for brushing their teeth. In a deprived community that has severe teeth problems your most kind donation helped the Morgan Clarke Foundation raise awareness among the children, and hopefully help improve future teeth care.” For more information on the fantastic work being done at the Jarjari School Project please visit their website morganclarkfoundation.org