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Our November Newsletter….

24th November 2021


Hello and welcome to our November newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well and that you had a good November!. In this months newsletter we share an insight into vitamins and how they can help your oral health. We also share about our fantastic solution to tooth whitening. Additionally we’ve also included our usual updates, question of the month and team news!. How vitamins can assist in oral health…
Brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining good oral hygiene—but did you know that the nutrients you consume (or lack thereof) can also have a significant impact on your oral health? This article discusses the best vitamins for teeth and gums and what foods you can eat to add more of these nutrients to your diet. Luckily, a lot of the foods are natural and delicious!Why Take Vitamins For Teeth?Your mouth, teeth, and gums are the first contact points for the nutrients you consume and are essential for kicking off the digestion process. In fact, according to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the process of chewing allows you to extract the greatest possible amount of nutrients from the food you eat. Conversely, nutrient deficiencies can lead to oral conditions like inflammation and tooth loss. That means that consuming the right vitamins through food and supplements can promote healthy teeth and gums. Here are five essential vitamins for teeth and gum health.1. CalciumCalcium isn’t just good for your bones; it’s good for your teeth, too. According to the National Institutes of Health, calcium is one of the most important minerals in the human body, as it helps form and maintain strong bones and teeth. Curious as to how you can consume calcium? You might already be doing it. Dairy products like milk and yogurt have a type of calcium that’s easy for your body to absorb. Canned salmon and sardines are also good sources. If you do not consume meat or dairy, or want to add more calcium-rich vegetables to your diet, try broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage or nuts like almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and tahini. Keep in mind that to ensure the calcium stays in these foods, cook them in a small amount of water for a short time, like steaming or sautéing, instead of boiling. Additionally, you can also take calcium as a supplement.2. PhosphorusPhosphorous is another essential vitamin for healthy teeth. Phosphorus helps the body absorb and use calcium and strengthens teeth by protecting and rebuilding tooth enamel. If you’re looking to add more phosphorus to your diet, try to incorporate meat, milk, and whole grains. Fish, eggs, and protein-rich foods are also excellent sources. Luckily, most people get enough of this vitamin in their regular diet without the need for supplements.3. Vitamin DVitamin D plays a significant role in keeping your teeth healthy—according to a 2020 article, Vitamin D Deficiency and Oral Health: A Comprehensive Review, vitamin D deficiencies can lead to several oral health disorders, like gingival inflammation, cavities, and gum disease. That’s because it plays a crucial role in bone and tooth mineralization. But don’t worry—consuming vitamin D is easy via supplements. It’s also present in oily fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring. Additionally, some foods are vitamin D fortified, like milk and breakfast cereals.4. Vitamin CVitamin C is not only good for your teeth; it’s an excellent vitamin for gums, too. Vitamin C helps keep the connective tissues in your gums healthy and strong, which hold your teeth in place—which means deficiencies can lead to bleeding gums and gum disease. Further, vitamin C supplements also reduced erosive tooth wear in early childhood. You’re likely getting a lot of vitamin C in your diet, as it’s present in citrus fruits, peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, berries, and kale. Supplements are also widely available.5. Vitamin AVitamin A is not only good for your eyes and skin—but it’s also great for your mouth, particularly your saliva production. Saliva helps break down food and also cleans bacteria from in between your teeth. You can find Vitamin A in orange-coloured fruits and vegetables, like carrots, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, plus fish and egg yolks. It’s also available as a supplement.When to Take VitaminsA healthy diet can provide you with a lot of these vitamins for teeth and gums. That being said, taking supplements may be a better option in some cases. If you’re wondering if you should take a supplement, talk to your dentist or physician, as some dietary supplements may interact or interfere with some prescription medications.If you’re maintaining a healthy and balanced diet full of whole fruits and vegetables, you’re probably already consuming many of these teeth-friendly nutrients. And if you’re concerned about your vitamin levels, chat with your dentist about what supplements or foods you could add to your diet. Understanding how these vitamins impact your teeth can help your oral care in the long term. Now you know what vitamins are essential to your oral health, why not try a delicious new recipe with these nutrient-packed foods?For more information visit our website by clicking this link
Dentist Awards 2021 Finalists!….

We are pleased to announce that at the recent Dentistry Awards, our website was not only a national finalist, but also being highly commended. We take pride in our website and we’re pleased to receive this commendation.  
Feel free to follow us on social media for more team news.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: Why is my wait for an appointment longer than I’m used to?

A: We are striving to reduce patient waiting times. Our diary is a lot busier since last year and we are trying to accommodate everyone as best we can. We really appreciate your continued patience and understanding. We hope to expand our team shortly which will open more diary space. Social Media Check-Up….
Feel free to follow us for more updates….Want straighter teeth by summer 2022?….Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!With our tooth straightening 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.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.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 consultationBook NowIN CLOSINGThe 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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