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  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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Our January 2022 Newsletter!

18th January 2022

Hello and Happy New Year! We’re pleased to share our January newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well and that you and your loved ones enjoyed the festive season. In this months newsletter we share advice on oral health. We also explain about our solution to a brighter whiter smile. Additionally we’ve also included our usual updates, question of the month and team news!. 
Oral Health is Wealth…
How do I keep my teeth and gums healthy?It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy, and keep it that way. A simple routine can help prevent most dental problems:brushing your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpastespit out after brushing and do not rinse, so that the fluoride stays on your teeth longercleaning between the teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss at least once a daygood eating habits – having sugary foods and drinks less often, andregular dental check-ups.Although most people brush regularly, many don’t clean between their teeth and some people don’t have regular dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long term. Your dental team can remove any build-up on your teeth and treat any gum disease that has already appeared. But daily dental care is up to you, and the main weapons are the toothbrush, toothpaste and interdental cleaning (cleaning between your teeth).What is plaque?Plaque is a thin, sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth.Which type of toothbrush should I use?Your dental team will be able to recommend a toothbrush suitable for you. However, adults should choose a small- to medium-sized brush head. This should have soft to medium, multi-tufted, round-ended nylon bristles or ‘filaments’. The head should be small enough to reach into all parts of the mouth: especially the back of the mouth where it can be difficult to reach. Children need to use smaller brushes but with the same type of filaments.Why is brushing important?Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the bits of food left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.Do electric toothbrushes clean better?Tests have shown that power toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque. Those with heads that rotate in both directions (‘oscillating’ heads) are the most effective. Everyone can use a power brush. They are particularly useful for people with limited movement of the arm or hand, such as disabled or elderly people, who often find that using a normal toothbrush does not allow them to clean thoroughly.Power brushes can also be better for children as they may be more likely to brush regularly because of the novelty of using a power brush. Discuss the idea with your dental team to find out if you would benefit from using a power brush.How often should I brush my teeth?Be sure to brush thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste last thing at night and at least one other time during the day. If you regularly keep getting discomfort or bleeding after brushing you should see your dentist.How often should I change my toothbrush?Worn-out toothbrushes cannot clean your teeth properly and may damage your gums. It is important to change your toothbrush every two to three months, or sooner if the filaments become worn. When bristles become splayed, they do not clean properly.What sort of toothpaste should I use?As well as regular family toothpastes, there are many specialised toothpastes. These include tartar control for people who get tartar build-up, and a choice of toothpastes for people with sensitive teeth. ‘Total care’ toothpastes include ingredients to help fight gum disease, freshen breath and reduce plaque build-up. ‘Whitening’ toothpastes are good at removing staining to help restore the natural colour of your teeth, but are not strong enough to change the natural shade of the teeth.How should I clean between my teeth?You can clean between your teeth with an ‘interdental’ brush or dental floss. Cleaning in between your teeth removes plaque and bits of food from between your teeth and under your gumline – areas a toothbrush can’t reach. When flossing or using interdental brushes, keep to a regular pattern and remember not to miss any teeth. It helps to look in the mirror.Can my diet help?Many people think that it is a high level of sugar in your diet that causes decay, but this is not true. It is how often you have sugar in your diet, not the amount, that causes problems. It takes up to an hour for your mouth to cancel out the acid caused by eating and drinking sugar. During this time your teeth are under attack from this acid. It is therefore important to limit the number of attacks by having sugary foods and drinks just at mealtimes. Chewing sugar-free gum and drinking water after meals or snacks can also help to cancel out the acid more quickly.Why should I visit the dental team regularly?It is always better to prevent problems rather than have to cure them when they happen. If you visit your dental team regularly you will need less treatment and they will spot any problems earlier, making any treatment easier.This information was provided by dentalhealth.org. Click this link for more useful information on how to take take of your teeth. 

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Dr Gill has been shortlisted….
We are thrilled to announce Dr Gill has been shortlisted in The Dentistry’s Top 50 Dentists in the UK!

If you would like to vote for Dr Gill, hit the button below – click on Dr Gill’s image and click submit at the end of the page. 
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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 continued to receive similar feedback about the wait for an appointment booking. We are continuing to do everything we can to open more diary space and we are in the middle of hiring an additional dentist to open up another diary, creating a lot more availability. 

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: When do dental charges go up?

A: If there is going to be an increase in dental fees, this usually happens 1st April each year. If charges do increase we will notify you in the relevant newsletter and on our website. 
Social Media Check-Up….
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Wish you had a brighter, whiter smile?….
Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!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
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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