Oral Guide

Up to date information for Better Dental Health.

In the UK we spend an estimated 25,000 hours caring for our teeth and gums. In our guide on oral health, you will find answers to questions on traditional dental treatments.

Take Care of Your Teeth & Gums

In our guide on oral health, you will find answers to questions on traditional dental treatments and the full range of cosmetic dental treatments and other specialists surgeries.

You will also find the latest information on dental health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay, dental complications and what to do about them.

Plus, we will equip with you specialist and expert advice on how you can help your dentist and strengthen your oral health with effective simple day-to-day dental care.

By following our family guide to stronger oral health you will be ensuring that your teeth and gums that will remain healthy as you get older. Scroll below to discover why good oral care and health is crucial for your overall health as well as achieving a brighter and whiter smile.

Prevent Tooth and Mouth Injuries

Gum Disease Prevention

Healthy Mouth

Orthodontics for Children

When is the right time to get started?Growing older brings with it a multitude of gifts and complications! One thing that can become more difficult as you age, is knowing the best ways to look after your body and your oral health. Here are some tips on how to care for your children’s teeth and when is a good time for interceptive orthodontics.

Articles, Blogs and References

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What is All-on-4 Implants?

What is All on 4? Four dental implants that hold a bridge of up to 14 teeth Replaces a full jaw of missing or failing teeth Offers the least degree of movement compared to other prosthetics All-on-4 dental implants, also called Teeth in a Day or Smile in a Day, is a full-arch rehabilitation solution

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Invisalign Costs Compared

The cost of Invisalign The average cost of Invisalign in the UK is from £1,500 to £5,500. However, the average cost will invariably depend on your city. For example, London is typically more expensive. Our prices for Invisalign begin from £1,500 for the Lite version of the system. It’s important to remember that the average

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Are veneers permanent?

Are veneers permanent? Answered and explained One definition of permanent is everlasting. Depending on the type and brand, dental veneers typically last up to 15 years, so they are not permanent. However, the process involved in placing veneers is permanent, which means once you’ve had them placed, they are not reversible unless you opt for

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Fixed Braces or Removable Braces

Fixed Braces or Aligners? What’s Best in Terms of Costs, Effectiveness & Treatment Length If you want to realign or straighten your teeth, then there’s no doubt you’ve considered removable braces (clear aligners). You’ll prefer that they’re faster, more comfortable, require fewer dental visits and are more discreet. Still, if you’re serious about straightening your

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Unbearable Tooth Pain – What to Do

What To Do If Your Tooth Pain is Unbearable Even dentists know how unbearable toothache can be, especially when bacteria have entered the tooth’s pulp, resulting in an infection. Without treatment, tooth pain is hard to manage or eliminate alone. However, some at-home remedies exist, which can help you see you through until you can

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How to Remove Decay Yourself

The Tooth Decay Process: How to Reverse It  If you already have cavities (holes in the teeth) or advanced tooth decay, you cannot reverse it. There is no natural way to remove cavities or cure them at home. While you can purchase tooth filling kits, they’re not often recommended, and cavities should not be taken

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What are the effects of smoking on your oral health
What are the effects of smoking on your oral health?

Smoking doesn’t just impact your general health but can leave you with receding gums and discoloured rotting teeth. Discover the impacts of smoking on your oral health and how to avoid these effects.

How can you target tooth discolouration?
How can you target tooth discolouration?

Teeth discolouration is a natural and almost unavoidable part of ageing. However, at The Perfect Smile, we have several solutions to target and reverse the effects and leave you with a sparkling, white smile.

Will oral piercings damage my teeth
Will oral piercings damage my teeth?

Oral piercings have become much more common. Though it is often perceived that these piercings can be harmful to your oral health, there are some specific ways to manage and reduce the likelihood of infection.

Looking For A New Dentist In Your Area?

If you have recently relocated, or are simply unhappy with the performance of your current dentist, you may find yourself searching the dentistry market with little idea where to start or how to know which practices to trust. We have compiled some information on the most important things to consider when you are choosing a new cosmetic dentist, which will hopefully take away some of the stress from your search. Alternatively please call us at 01992 827121 to make an appointment.

Oral hygiene for seniors
What do I need to know about caring for my teeth as I grow older?

There are many things you must manage and look after as you grow older. Remove some of the stress by knowing how to best care for your oral health.

Prevent tooth and mouth injuries
What are the best ways to prevent mouth injuries?

Mouth and teeth injuries are common through contact-based sports and accidents. If you have damaged your teeth through an injury, we have the solutions to heal your teeth and have you smiling confidently again in no time.

Toothaches
How can I deal with a toothache?

Anyone who has suffered from toothache knows how severe the pain can be, and how difficult it is to focus on anything else when you are experiencing that pain. Discover more about what causes toothache and when it's the right time to visit a dentist.

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What is an abscess and how do you treat it?

As we know, the mouth is a breeding site for bacteria. If you do suffer from a bacterial infection, this can lead to an abscess, find out more about how to treat an abscess.

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Changes to your teeth – from birth to adulthood

Our teeth change and adapt as we grow older. Read on to find out about these changes in the mouth from birth to adulthood and the specific function of each tooth.

Is your electric toothbrush damaging your teeth
Is your electric toothbrush damaging your teeth?

Electric toothbrushes have been a great tool in upping our oral health game - they provide a brilliant solution for keeping your teeth thoroughly cleaned, and help you get to those hard to reach places in the mouth. But can they damage your teeth?