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  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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Our September Newsletter….

5th October 2021

Hello and welcome to our September newsletter. We hope you are all keeping well as the colder weather draws in. This month we share information about teeth grinding and it’s impact. We also share about our fantastic solution to chipped teeth. Additionally we’ve also included our usual updates, question of the month and team news!.
The Tell-Tale Signs of Teeth Grinding….

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) is often related to stress or anxiety.

It does not always cause symptoms, but some people get facial pain and headaches, and it can wear down your teeth over time.

Most people who grind their teeth and clench their jaw are not aware they’re doing it.

It often happens during sleep, or while concentrating or under stress.

Symptoms of teeth grinding

Symptoms of teeth grinding include:

  • facial pain
  • headaches
  • earache
  • pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles, which can lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
  • disrupted sleep (for you or your partner)
  • worn-down teeth, which can lead to increased sensitivity and even tooth loss
  • broken teeth or fillings

Facial pain and headaches often disappear when you stop grinding your teeth.

Tooth damage usually only happens in severe cases and may need treatment.

When to see a dentist or GP

See a dentist if:

  • your teeth are worn, damaged or sensitive
  • your jaw, face or ear is painful
  • your partner says you make a grinding sound in your sleep

The dentist will check your teeth and jaw for signs of teeth grinding.

You may need dental treatment if your teeth are worn through grinding to avoid developing further problems, such as infection or a dental abscess.

See a GP if your teeth grinding is related to stress. They’ll be able to recommend ways to help manage your stress.

Treating teeth grinding

There are a number of treatments for teeth grinding.

Using a mouth guard or mouth splint reduces the sensation of clenching or grinding your teeth.

They also help reduce pain and prevent tooth wear, as well as protecting against further damage.

Other treatments include muscle-relaxation exercises and sleep hygiene.

If you have stress or anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be recommended.

What causes teeth grinding?

The cause of teeth grinding is not always clear, but it’s usually linked to other factors, such as stress, anxiety or sleep problems.

This information was provided by NHS England. If you would like to know more about oral health and treatments available please visit our site.

Happy Birthday Dr Matharu!….
This month one of our dentists Dr Manveer Matharu is celebrating his birthday! We hope you join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday!
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Question of The Month….
Each month we publish a question that one of our patients has asked.
This month’s question was:Q: How often should I visit for a check-up?

A: We recommend you attend regular oral health check-ups to ensure your oral health is at it’s best. Your dentist will advise of the best time span your visits should be, this is usually determined by your current oral health.

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Do You Have Chipped Teeth You Don’t Like?….

Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!

There have been huge advances in the materials used in bonding dentistry in recent years, meaning composite bonding can be used for disguising minor imperfections in the front teeth, closing small gaps and hiding minor tooth rotations, with no damage to your teeth.

Composite bonding is a pain-free experience that requires, in most cases, just one visit to Moonlight Dental Surgery. Your dentist will be able to choose a shade of resin that closely matches the colour of your teeth, meaning that the results will look entirely natural.

How It Works

1. Your dentist picks a shade of resin that matches the natural colour of your teeth.

2. The resin is carefully applied to your teeth, with no need for any work or damage to them.

3. Your dentist then carefully shapes and smooths the resin to hide any imperfections, for a result that looks entirely natural.

4. Once the resin has been shaped, it is hardened very quickly with the help of a special light.

Although composite bonding treatment does not last as long as veneers, many patients find the treatment is highly cost-effective. It can also be repeated with no damage at all to your teeth.

Life Benefits

1. A natural, healthy smile that you are proud to show off.

2. No preparation of your teeth is required, meaning they remain strong.

3. Treatment can usually be completed in one short visit to the practice.

 
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 Surgery
Wentworth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire SL2 2DG
01753 526301
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