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News Archive - 2016

Our Handforth Dentist can take care of the most nervous of patients

A quarter of people have attempted DIY dental care, rather than visiting a dentist, according to a survey.

 

Crippling fears of sitting in a dentist's chair while receiving professional treatment has led to 25% of people testing out home remedies on their teeth

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A survey of 2,000 people found those living in Liverpool and Manchester were most likely to pull out their own loose teeth rather than visit a dental practice, with 19% saying they’d rather sort the problem themselves.

 

We are currently registering new NHS patients

At our Handforth Dental Practice, we provide NHS dental services to local residents, including Wilmslow, Cheadle, Stockport, Alderley Edge and surrounds.

 

We are delighted to offer a full range of NHS dental treatments. You do not have to pay for NHS treatment if, when treatment starts you fall into one of several categories, details of which can be obtained from reception or the leaflet about NHS Dentistry in England which is also available from reception.

Prevention is better than cure with help from your Private Dentist in Handforth

Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of healthy teeth and gums. Daily brushing and dental cleaning are forms of preventive dentistry, which help to avoid enamel wear, cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. By focusing on preventing oral disease, we can maintain oral health and a beautiful smile.

 

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

More than 40% of children in England did not see a dentist last year, NHS statistics show - a figure the British Dental Association says is embarrassing.

 

The BDA said regular dental check-ups were the key to preventing tooth decay in children and urged the government to invest in educating the public.

 

Tooth decay remains the most common reason young children go to hospital.

 

Guidelines recommend children see a dentist at least once a year.

 

A trip to your Handforth Dentist can help reduce wrinkles

There is more than just your dental health at stake if you avoid the dreaded dentist’s chair – it could give you wrinkles too.

 

Not getting regular check-ups can lead to the aging process speeding up and more wrinkles around the eyes.

 

It’s all to do with the bones in the jaw and cheeks.  Dermatologist Debbie Palmer told Women’s Health: “Dental health and bone density are important for the prevention of perioral wrinkles.

 

“If you have poor dental health, it can cause a loss of bone density in the jaw and cheeks.

7 things that happen in your mouth when you smoke

Most of us are probably aware they smoking is incredibly bad for our health, causing an untold amount of misery due to a vast variety of medical problems. It is estimated that every year in the UK around 96,000 people die from diseases caused by smoking and about half of all regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their addiction.

 

Scary Halloween advice from your Handforth Dentist

Armfuls of confectionery are a delicious, sugary reward for dressing up as devils and witches to scare the wits out of the neighbours.

 

But trick-or-treating will become a "Halloween horror" for children unless parents take steps to protect their teeth, warn dentists.

 

The Royal College of Surgeons has issued tips to ensure rotten smiles are just for Halloween.

Prof Nigel Hunt said: "We don't want to spoil the fun."

 

Let our Handforth Dentist help you overcome your fear

For some people the mere thought of a dentist's drill - or the needles used to inject local anaesthetic into your mouth - can induce sheer terror. 

 

Are you aware of how smoking affects your mouth?

Most of us are probably aware they smoking is incredibly bad for our health, causing an untold amount of misery due to a vast variety of medical problems. It is estimated that every year in the UK around 96,000 people die from diseases caused by smoking and about half of all regular cigarette smokers will eventually be killed by their addiction.

 

Membership Schemes at our Handforth Dental Practice

At Paddock Dental, we understand it can be difficult to pay for your treatments.  This is why we offer a range of Denplan schemes that help you budget for your routine dental care and treatment by affordable monthly payments.


There are several plans available to you.


You can choose to join Denplan Care, whereby a monthly payment will cover all your routine care. There are no unexpected charges.

 

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