Looking for an all in one dentist in Oxford? 5 reasons to choose Studental!

Do you and your family need a new dentist in Oxford? Are you worried about the rising cost of private dental practices and need something a bit more affordable? At Studental, we can help! Like most things related to healthcare, it can feel like the best treatment options are the most expensive. With the overall costs of living prices going up and up, this can lead many people to feel that they have to settle for a lower standard of care with their medical treatments. At Studental, we offer all of our patients general dental care, while also being able to provide more specialised options typically found in private dentistry. If you want an NHS dentist in Oxford that is also trained in dental implants, we are the surgery to go to! By why else should you choose our NHS dentist in Oxford over other dental professionals? Read on to find out! Highly-qualified dentists You could be forgiven for assuming that an NHS dentist in Oxford only has one type of dental practitioner to offer. With Studental, this is not the case! Our dental team consists of dentists trained in endodontics (root canals), periodontics (gum diseases) and prosthodontics (dental implants) alongside general dental practitioners, so when you visit our team, you can rest assured that most required services can be provided under one roof! Cosmetic options Few NHS dental surgeries are also able to offer their patients cosmetic treatments but at Studental, that is exactly what we can do! Our dentists can offer a wide range of cosmetic options to improve your smile; from whitening, veneers to dental implants....

How our NHS dentist in Oxford can restore your smile with implants

One part of the human body that takes a lot of punishment are the teeth. Over time your diet, physical activities and just general wear and tear from brushing, eating and stress can start to manifest itself in the form of chips, cracks, cavities or loose teeth. While this may sound like a smile destroyer, dental implants can help solve a number of these problems. Here’s a little background information on how your NHS dentist in Oxford can restore your smile with implants. What are dental implants? For those not familiar with them, dental implants are essentially artificial teeth that are inserted beneath your gum line and into your jawbone using a surrogate tooth root. The teeth are held in place with a titanium screw that is embedded into the bone and over time this little pocket should start to heal back over again to provide a sturdy base for the tooth. When are they used to replace teeth? Your NHS dentist in Oxford may recommend this treatment for a number of reasons, here are just a few. If you have a tooth that has become filled with cavities or the soft pulp inside is infected and it’s putting your gums or the surrounding teeth at risk, then it may be replaced with a prosthetic one. Or if a tooth has become badly cracked, damaged or somehow knocked out and we can’t put it back in, then an implant may be a reasonable solution. An implanted prosthetic tooth may also be used as a method of strengthening your remaining natural teeth, by filling in any gaps in your gum...

Tips from your NHS dentist in Oxford on avoiding gum disease

Gum disease is something that we all dread, it opens the door to infection, inflammation and the dreaded gingivitis. The main cause of this is simply not keeping up a good oral healthcare routine, as over time a lack of proper maintenance can cause plaque and tartar to form which in turn leads to decay, cavities and infections setting in. That is why we’ve come up with a few pieces of advice, courtesy of your NHS dentist in Oxford, on some simple changes you can make to lower your risk of gum disease setting in. Brush regularly The first top tip from our NHS dentist in Oxford is pretty basic, just brush as often as you can. Ideally you should be giving your teeth a good clean at least once or twice a day, preferably once in the morning and then again before bed. Regularly brushing your teeth allows you to clear out any food particles, bacteria and plaque that can start to form throughout the day or whilst you are sleeping in bed. These are the main causes of gum disease, so removing them as often as you can is your greatest shot at keeping those gums healthy. Floss often Another helpful tip from our team is to floss between your teeth after every brushing session. There are unfortunately going to be small pieces of food and plaque that you might miss, but running a strip of dental floss through your teeth can help clear out those stubborn cavity causers. At Studental our team can provide helpful advice on the proper way to floss and how you can...

Why you should ask your NHS dentist in Oxford about invisible braces

Braces may seem like they are primarily for younger patients, but did you know that they provide a number of oral health benefits for adults too? Using modern dental technology our team at Studental is able to craft a customised plastic brace that is transparent, easy to clean and will help you get that straight smile you deserve. Here’s how our team at your dental practice can use invisible braces to save your smile. How they differ from normal braces As we all know a traditional set of braces features a standard bracket and wire setup that’s attached to your teeth via an adhesive and once it’s in place it can’t be removed until the allocated treatment time is over. Where the invisible braces differ is that they can be taken out whenever you need, such as when you are eating a meal, brushing your teeth or giving them a good clean. The braces are made from a see-through, plastic material that can be easily wiped down and the transparent nature of the material renders them almost invisible. Each brace is custom moulded by your NHS Dentist in Oxford to fit your mouth and the goal of this aligner is to exert pressure on key points of your teeth to slowly and gently turn them into a much straighter position. Is the process painful? A common question faced by an NHS Dentist in Oxford is whether a treatment, one of our patients is going to go through, will be painful. In the case of invisible braces there isn’t really any discomfort involved in the initial stages, as we are...

NHS dentist in Oxford to advise on common conditions

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that affects tissues that hold teeth in place. It is among the most common dental disorders that our dentists encounter. However, gum disease varies based on severity. Some of the symptoms of gum disease include swollen gums, red gums, and bleeding gums when flossing or brushing. Gingivitis is different from periodontitis. Gum disease that is left untreated for a long time advances and becomes periodontitis, which is a more severe condition. You can prevent or detect gum disease by learning about some of its causes. What are some of the causes of gum disease? One of the lesser known causes of gum disease is prescription medication. Some medications have adverse side effects on your mouth, such as reducing saliva production. It leaves your mouth dry, which encourages the spread of bacteria. If you have a concern about the health of your gums, make sure you discuss the prescription with your doctor. Similarly, make sure you talk to our NHS dentist in Oxford as soon as you notice any soreness, swelling or redness in your gums. Teeth can sometimes overlap and become crooked. A crowded mouth encourages a breeding ground for bacteria that cause gum disease. Bacteria build up more when you have misaligned teeth, which harms your gums and teeth. You can prevent this by taking extra care of your misaligned teeth by brushing and flossing often. The ultimate solution, however, would be to visit an NHS dentist in Oxford for treatment for misaligned teeth. Plaque is a leading cause of gum disease. The mouth is filled with bacteria that form a...

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