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  • Slough
  • Berkshire
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  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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April Newsletter

27th April 2022

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Hello There! We’re pleased to share our April newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well. In this months newsletter we share some insightful information about teeth grinding. We also share some information about our solution to stained teeth. Additionally we’ve also included our usual updates, question of the month and team news!. 
Tooth Grinding – What you need to know….
Teeth grinding (also called bruxism) is often related to stress or anxiety. There are things you can do to help and treatments available from a dentist or GP.Causes of teeth grindingIt’s not always clear what causes teeth grinding.It’s often linked to:stress and anxiety – this is the most common cause of teeth grindingsleep problems like snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and sleep paralysistaking certain medicines, including a type of antidepressant known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)smoking, drinking lots of alcohol and caffeine, and taking drugs like ecstasy and cocaineTeeth grinding is common in children and teenagers, particularly during sleep. It often stops when they reach adulthood and their adult teeth have come through.How to reduce teeth grindingThere are a number of things you can try that may help if you grind your teeth.Dofind ways to relax – for example, by doing breathing exercises, listening to music and taking regular exercisetry to improve your sleep by going to bed at the same time every night, relaxing before bedtime and making sure your bedroom is dark and quiettry jaw exercises, such as stretching the jaw muscles by opening your mouth as wide as you can and repeating it 10 times, once or twice a daytake painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen if you have jaw pain or swellinguse an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a towel for 20 to 30 minutes to help reduce jaw pain or swellinghave regular dental check-upsDon’tdo not smokedo not drink too much alcoholdo not take drugs like ecstasy or cocainedo not chew gum or eat hard foods if you have tooth or jaw painSymptoms of teeth grindingTeeth grinding can happen while you’re awake or asleep.As well as grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw, other symptoms can include:face, neck and shoulder paina painful jaw, which can lead to a condition called temporomandibular disorder (TMD)worn-down or broken teeth, which can cause increased sensitivity and loss of teeth and fillingsheadachesearachedisturbed sleepNon-urgent advice: See a dentist if:you grind your teeth and have tooth damage or sensitivityyou grind your teeth and have pain in your jaw, face or earyour partner says you’re grinding your teeth in your sleepyou’re worried about your child grinding their teeth Treatments for teeth grindingTreatment for teeth grinding is not always needed.Treatments from a dentistA dentist may recommend a mouth guard or mouth splint. These are worn at night and protect your teeth from damage. They can be made by a dentist to fit precisely over your upper or lower teethMouth splints are more expensive than mouth guards but last longer.Treatments from a GPA GP can give you advice and recommend treatments for reducing stress.They will also be able to help if you want to give up smoking, or if you need advice about drug addiction or cutting down on alcohol.This information was provided by NHS. For more information visit our website by clicking this link.
We Hope You Had a Happy Easter….
Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery we hope you had a fantastic Easter and enjoyed lots of chocolate eggs! Don’t forget to have your routine check-up to make sure your teeth are fit and healthy for the next treat-filled holiday!  
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We Are Listening….
We want you to know that we take any kind of feedback seriously here at Moonlight Dental Surgery. Each month we take a look at all our patient reviews and feedback, we analyse the results and determine any outstanding trends or concerns that need attention.

In the past month we have received repetitive feedback about cancellation of appointments. We want to assure you that we do everything in our power to prevent cancelling patient appointments. The only times we will cancel an appointment is if there is insufficient staff or if there is an equipment failure that could cause a health and safety risk. We really don’t like having to cancel appointments and cause inconvenience to our patients.

We thank you for your patience and continued understanding. 
Question of The Month….
Each month we publish a question that one of our patients has asked. 
This month’s question was:

Q: Have NHS Fees changed since 1st April 2022?

A: Presently the fees have not changed. More information can be found here.
Social Media Check-Up….
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Do You Wish You Had Whiter Teeth?….
Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!

With our tooth whitening solutions, we are able to help patients looking to enhance their smile, and in some cases, even their confidence which can improve their general day to day life.These results were achieved in just two visits! How will teeth-whitening treatment benefit you? Feel great about your smile. Restore your confidence.Custom treatment that centres around your tooth dimensions. Minimally invasive treatment. If you are interested in our fantastic, smile making solutions email us at [email protected], visit our website or call 01753 526301 for more information or alternatively click the button below to book your consultation
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IN CLOSING
The strength of our clinic grows from the recommendations of our patents. We are currently in a position to accept new patients and find that the very best way to get more patients like you is by personal referral.  We are very grateful if you choose to spread the word about Moonlight Dental Surgery’s professional and caring service. You can keep up with us online and leave reviews here:
       
 We will be in touch again in a month or so with our next newsletter. In the meantime, stay safe and keep smiling! Kindest regards,All at Moonlight Dental Surgery  
Moonlight Dental SurgeryWentworth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire SL2 2DG
01753 526301
[email protected] – www.moonlightdental.co.uk

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