How our NHS Dentist in Oxford can improve the appearance of your teeth

Our NHS Dentist in Oxford will stress to you from day one how important it is to take care of your adult teeth.  These are the only teeth you are going to have for the rest of your life, but with a good cleaning regime and regular visits to our dental practice you will increase your chances of maintaining strong and healthy teeth. Many people often worry about tooth decay and gingivitis, but there is a vast range of other things that can affect how you feel about your smile.  At Studental we offer treatments to both treat, and prevent, gingivitis and tooth decay as well as treatments that deal with more aesthetic aspects of the smile such as discolouration or chips. A routine check-up will help to keep tooth decay at bay We generally recommend that you see your NHS Dentist in Oxford for a routine check-up at least once or twice a year, but this can vary depending on your individual circumstances.  Your practitioner will be able to advise you of this when you attend your appointment, and if you have any worries or questions, you will be able to address them. At your routine examination your dental practitioner will carry out a full examination of your mouth.  If you are suffering from a build-up of plaque or tartar, or your dental practitioner believes you are at risk of gingivitis or gum disease, they are likely to suggest that you see the hygienist so they can carry out a scale and polish to remove this hardened plaque. Sometimes a tooth can become damaged and you may need...

Is it time for you to visit your NHS Dentist in Oxford?

People often delay going to see their NHS Dentist in Oxford because they “just don’t have the time” or they are nervous, or they “just forgot”.  Neglecting to have regular check-ups with your dental practitioner could result in you needing more intense or complicated treatment later on, which will most likely take up more of your time and make you more nervous. At Studental we will endeavour to put you at ease from the moment that you walk through the door, with our friendly professional team on hand to answer any questions that you might have.  If you want to find out more information about any of the treatments that we have to offer then it is easy to book a consultation appointment with one of our dental practitioners either over the phone, or through our website. How regularly should you be visiting our dental practice? Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints, so how often you need to see your NHS Dentist in Oxford is down to your individual circumstances.  However; you should generally be visiting our dental practice once or twice a year for a regular check-up if you are not receiving any ongoing treatment.  When you have ongoing treatment it is likely that you will need to attend our practice more often, but this is something that our dental practitioners will be able to advise you on. Regular appointments will keep your teeth strong When you visit our NHS Dentist in Oxford we will carry out a routine examination on your mouth and be able to inform you of any underlying or present issues that...

Our NHS Dentist in Oxford now offers Invisalign

For a long time traditional braces have been the go-to option when you visit your NHS Dentist in Oxford.  These braces are known for their appearance as well as their reliability, but they can often leave people who are undergoing treatment feeling insecure about their smile whilst they are wearing their device. At Studental it is possible for you to opt for Invisalign treatment, which not only offers a much more discreet approach to straightening teeth, but can also achieve results within a much shorter time frame than other treatments.  This makes it an excellent option for those people who have a sudden urge to straighten their teeth, whether it is to get them photo ready for a big event, or because they do not like the idea of having a fixed appliance in their mouth for a prolonged period of time. No more uncomfortable putty impressions If you have visited your NHS Dentist in Oxford before, you may have been asked to bite down on some unpleasant tasting putty to take impressions of your teeth.  This allows your dental practitioner to see the current positions of your teeth.  With Invisalign, you will have a 3D scan taken of your mouth instead.  This is not only a much more comfortable process, but also allows your practitioner to see how your teeth will move throughout your treatment. Once your initial 3D scan has been taken, a series of images will then be produced from it. These images will be used to make your appliances.  With Invisalign you will be required to wear several different sets of custom-made aligners to move...

Want whiter teeth without the hassle? 5 reasons dental veneers may be the answer

Want whiter teeth but have dental sensitivity? Or do you have a few minor gaps in your smile that you want rid of? We at Studental can help both of these extremely common issues with one solution. While cosmetic dentistry is obviously designed to help improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, there are some instances wherein it can also improve other areas of your dental health. One such example is porcelain veneers. When you come to our NHS dentist in Oxford, our team will assess the condition of your teeth and discuss with you your suitability for porcelain veneers. These slim, porcelain covers can instantly enhance your smile, making it more symmetrical and whiter immediately! Aside from giving you a whiter smile, what are the other benefits of using veneers to create a healthier and straighter smile? Read on to find out! No discomfort Many dental patients assume that if a treatment offers a fantastic outcome, it must be extremely uncomfortable. With veneers, this is not the case; during the fitting process, our NHS dentist in Oxford will simply attach them to the front of your teeth using dental cement. No drills, no injections, and no associated discomfort. Just whiter, straighter teeth in one trip to the dentist! No more sensitivity! Dental sensitivity is often the reason that dental patients refuse to undertake chemical whitenings. As sensitivity is usually caused by microscopic holes in the enamel creating a path to the tooth’s nerve, this is an understandable decision to make! However, when our NHS dentist in Oxford attaches your new porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth,...

Woken up with sudden dental pain? How to handle it until morning by Studental in Oxford

Fewer things are more concerning than a toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night. While we know you endeavour to keep your teeth in tip-top shape, emergencies can happen regardless. And when they occur in the middle of the night, you may feel a bit stuck over what can be done to alleviate the discomfort. Firstly, don’t panic! At Studental, our NHS dentist in Oxford, we can help! We know how uncomfortable a dental emergency can be and when you call us for an emergency appointment, our team will aim to get you into our surgery and out of discomfort on the same day! But, if your emergency happens in the middle of the night and there are a few hours until morning, what do you do? Read on to find out the 5 things that our NHS dentist in Oxford recommends you do to handle that toothache Examine the area While our NHS dentist in Oxford understands that you will probably be in discomfort, it is worth attempting this step to enable you to temporarily treat your toothache yourself. Gently open your mouth and explore the area that is causing you the discomfort; if it is swollen and blue, it is likely that you have an abscess forming. If your tooth suddenly feels sharp and you can feel a large hole, you have probably lost a filling or a crown. If you can’t identify the source of the problem, don’t worry! The following steps should help you to reduce your discomfort regardless of the issue. Gargle salt-water A readily available antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, salt-water...

We are open during lockdown!

Dear Valued Patient

We are delighted to have safely reopened our practice for urgent and routine treatments.

To ensure the safest environment possible, we have made some important changes that all our patients need to be aware of.

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