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...

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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