Menu
Moonlight - Main logo
header icon1 header icon2 header icon3 header icon4 header icon5
  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG

A A A

  • Wentworth Avenue
  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
google rating thumb1

Our Newsletter – May Means Summer Is Near….

21st May 2021

Hello and welcome to our May 2021 newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well, and that you are managing to see more of your loved ones recently with the relaxing of the COVID restrictions. This month we share some informative facts about bad breath and what it could mean. We also want to share about an exclusive special offer we have running for our tooth straightening treatment. As well as sharing are usual updates, question of the month and team news!.
Bad Breath and What It Could Mean….

How can I tell if I have bad breath?

Lots of small signs can show that you have bad breath. Have you noticed people stepping away from you when you start to talk? Do people turn their cheek when you kiss them goodbye?

If you think you might have bad breath, there is a simple test that you can do. Just lick the inside of your wrist and sniff – if the smell is bad, you can be fairly sure that your breath is too.

Or, ask a very good friend to be absolutely honest with you; but do make sure they are a true friend.

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth, gums and tongue. Also, bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue, will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. Strong foods like garlic, coffee and onions can add to the problem. So, it is very important to brush your teeth correctly and regularly. This will help keep your breath smelling fresh.

The bacteria on our teeth and gums (called ‘plaque’) also cause gum disease and tooth decay. One of the warning signs of gum disease is that you always have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth. Again, your dental team will be able to see and treat the problem during your regular check-ups. The earlier the problems are found, the more effective the treatment will be.

What else causes bad breath?

Bad breath can also be caused by some medical problems. ‘Dry mouth’ (xerostomia) is a condition that means your mouth produces less saliva. This causes bacteria to build up in your mouth and this leads to bad breath. Dry mouth may be caused by some medicines, by salivary gland problems or by continually breathing through your mouth instead of your nose. Older people may produce less saliva, causing further problems.

If you suffer from dry mouth, your dental team may be able to recommend or prescribe an artificial saliva product. Or they may be able to suggest other ways of dealing with the problem.

Can other medical conditions cause bad breath?

Other medical conditions that cause bad breath include infections in the throat, nose or lungs; sinusitis; bronchitis; diabetes; or liver or kidney problems. If your dentist finds that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your family GP or a specialist to find out the cause of your bad breath.

Can smoking cause bad breath?

Yes. Tobacco causes its own type of bad breath. The only answer in this case is to stop smoking. As well as making your breath smell, smoking causes staining and loss of taste, and irritates the gums. People who smoke are more likely to suffer from gum disease and have a greater risk of developing cancer of the mouth, lung cancer and heart disease. Ask your dentist, pharmacist or healthcare professional for help with stopping smoking. If you do stop smoking, but still have bad breath, then you need to see your dental team or doctor for advice.

How can my dentist help?

If you do have bad breath, you will need to start a routine for keeping your mouth clean and fresh. Regular check-ups will allow your dentist to watch out for any places where plaque is caught between your teeth. Your dental team will be able to clean all those areas that are difficult to reach. They will also be able to show you the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and show you any areas you may be missing, including your tongue.

Can I prevent bad breath?

To keep your breath fresh, you must get rid of any gum disease, and keep your mouth clean and fresh. If you do have bad breath, try keeping a diary of all the foods you eat and list any medicines you are taking. Take this diary to your dentist, who may be able to suggest ways to solve the problem.

  • Brush your teeth and gums last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue as well, or use a tongue scraper. Cut down on how often you have sugary food and drinks.
  • Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.
  • Clean in between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss at least once a day – brushing alone only cleans up to about 60 percent of the surface of your teeth. There are other products you can buy to clean between your teeth.
  • Use a mouthwash – some contain antibacterial agents that could kill bacteria that make your breath smell unpleasant.

If you continue to suffer from bad breath visit your dental team to make sure that the mouthwash is not covering up a more serious underlying problem. Chew sugar-free gum – it helps your mouth produce saliva and stops it drying out. A dry mouth can lead to bad breath.

Will mouthwash help?

You should not use a mouthwash just to disguise bad breath. So, if you find that you are using a mouthwash all the time, talk to your dental team. There are many mouthwashes that are specially formulated to help prevent bad breath and gum disease. Some mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine, and are recommended for gum disease, can cause tooth staining if you use them for a long time. It is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions or ask how to use them.

How can I prevent bad breath if I wear dentures?

It is just as important to clean dentures as it is to clean your natural teeth. Bits of food can become caught around the edges of dentures and clasps, and the food can rot if you do not clean them thoroughly.

You should keep a separate toothbrush for cleaning your dentures. The general rule is: brush, soak and brush again. Clean your dentures over a bowl of water in case you drop them. Brush your dentures before soaking them, to help remove any bits of food.

Soak the dentures in a specialist cleaner for a short time and then brush the dentures again. Brush them like you would brush your natural teeth.

Make sure you clean all the surfaces of the dentures, including the surface which fits against your gums. If you notice a build-up of stains or scale, have your dentures cleaned by your dental team. Most dentists still recommend a small- to medium-head toothbrush, or a specialised denture brush if you can get one.

How can I tell someone they have bad breath?

We probably all know someone who has bad breath, but very few people feel brave enough to discuss the problem. It is obviously a very delicate matter to tell someone they have bad breath.

There is always the risk that they will be offended or embarrassed and may never speak to you again! However, it is always worth remembering that the bad breath may be caused by any number of problems. Once the person knows they have bad breath, they can deal with whatever is causing it.

You could try talking to their partner or a family member, as the bad breath may be caused by a medical condition which is already being treated.

You may like to leave a leaflet where the person is likely to see it.

*This information is provided by The Oral Health Foundation

Happy Birthday Taylor!….
Our lovely Assistant Practice Manager & Treatment Co-ordinator Taylor celebrates her Birthday this month. We obviously made sure she was spoiled (as you can see from the picture!)

Feel free to follow us on social media for more team news.

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Question of The Month….
Each month we publish a question that one of our patients has asked.
This month’s question was:

Q: Are you open as normal now?

A: We certainly are! However, we are still experiencing a backlog from the prolonged closure. We are doing our best to shorten waiting times as best we can.For more information on the services we provide visit our website.

Social Media Check-Up….
Feel free to follow us for more updates….
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
We Can Help You Gain Your Dream Smile, For Less!….

One of the biggest orthodontic advancements to date, Invisalign™ clear aligners are a series of removable aligners suited to the modern teen and adult.

The flexibility they offer, coupled with their aesthetically discreet design has resonated with the 7 million patients who have had treatment since its introduction to the market in 2000. Invisalign™ is generally used to treat mild & moderate to more serious issues.

What can you expect from treatment with Invisalign™?

After an initial consultation to assess your suitability for Invisalign™, we can proceed to taking digital scans and images of your teeth, which will be used to design and create your custom-fitting BPA-free plastic aligners. Once we receive these back from the Invisalign™ lab, we can invite you back so you can try on your aligners. You will need to change your aligners every week at home and wear them for 22 hours each day. The remaining 2 hour gap each day will allow you to brush and eat as normal. Treatment with Invisalign™ can take up to 12 months, depending on the issues being treated.

What are the benefits of straightening your teeth with Invisalign™?

  • As they’re removable, you can stick to the same brushing and eating routine as you would normally, unlike in the case of fixed brace models.
  • Many of us are now following specific diets such as keto, vegetarian and vegan – there’s no risk of any damage to your teeth eating these types of foods.
  • Discreet design – your friends and family may not even notice you have the aligners in, as they have a transparent finish.
  • With ClinCheck software, you can see what your smile will look like post-treatment, before you even start wearing the aligners.
  • Treatment encompasses digital impressions, which are a more comfortable and accurate alternative to manual impressions.

We are currently running a special offer until the 18th June 2021! A complete saving of £1800!! For treatment plans of both upper and lower Invisalign full, we are offering £1300 of treatment extras AND £500 off the total treatment price!

Whats included:

  • Radiographs as required
  • In depth evaluation on procedure & bespoke treatment plan
  • Full periodontal (Gum) condition evaluation
  • Bite Analysis
  • Temporomandibular (Jaw) Joint Examination
  • Full written treatment plan with payment options to include patient desires and specific treatment objectives
  • Clinical photographs
  • Cleaning
  • Smile simulation photographs to provide you with an example of the results you can expect (usually £300)
  • Post Treatment Fixed, and Removablem Retainers (usually £500)
  • Teeth Whitening (usually £500)

Click here to see some of the fantastic results we have helped our patients achieve.

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 to book a consultation and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

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 Surgery
Wentworth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire SL2 2DG
01753 526301
[email protected] – www.moonlightdental.co.uk

You are receiving this email because you are a patient or friend of Moonlight Dental Surgery.
Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Back to blog

Get in touch

Ask us a question

Fields with (*) are required

Please contact us via this website or email without disclosing confidential information

Preferred Dates

Request Your FREE eBook

General Dentistry

Speak to us about looking after your smile

Learn More

Teeth Straightening Slough

Ask about Invisalign’s tailored treatment plan

Learn More
footer icon1 footer icon2 footer icon3 footer icon4 footer icon5
impoer icon1

Moonlight Dental Surgery. Wentworth Avenue, Slough Berkshire SL2 2DG

Translate »