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  1. For a brighter and whiter smile this Christmas!

    November 16, 2016

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  2. Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    November 15, 2016

    Do you dread having your pictures taken?

    Do you dislike the festive season because you don’t have the confidence to smile?

    Do not despair. If you think you are not selfie ready then you are in luck because we have various treatments up our sleeves to make you want to smile this Christmas

    10% off Airflow Stain removal treatment

    If you have stained teeth and want a whiter and brighter smile then try Airflow stain removal treatment. Our dentist, Dr Jasvinder Seehra, recommends this treatment which involves the use of air, water and bicarbonate particles to gently remove superficial stains from teeth.

    10% off Home Teeth Whitening treatment

    If your confidence is being tampered by the colour of your teeth perhaps having a home whitening treatment can help you smile without being held back. We can help you achieve the shade you have been dreaming of with our home teeth whitening treatment.

    10% Tooth coloured restoration

    Do you have any decay in your teeth that needs to be removed and filled? Why not opt for a tooth coloured filling which will blend in with the colour of your tooth. No one will ever know you have a filling.

    Do you have silver fillings that show when you talk, smile or LOL? If you have been thinking to have them changed into tooth coloured fillings now is the perfect time to do so.

    If you would like further information about the offers mentioned above please do not hesitate to give us a call on 020 8882 4145.


  3. Happy World Smile Day!!!

    October 7, 2016

    Happy World Smile Day

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    What is smile? Smile is a happy or friendly expression on the face in which the ends of the mouth curve up slightly, often with the lips moving apart so that the teeth can be seen (Cambridge dictionary). It is World Smile Day today! Encourage yourself to smile more from today and make someone else smile as well. You can turn someone’s gloomy day around with just this simple gesture. Have a look through our website and find ways of improving and maintaining you smile.

     

    To celebrate World Smile Day we have gathered some of our favourite smile quotes to brighten your day:

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa
     
    A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
     
    A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. Tom Wilson
     
    Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

    Have a lovely Word Smile Day!


  4. The newest member of our team!

    February 5, 2016

    We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of our team. Dr Jasvinder Seehra.
    Jasvinder Seehra-Oakwood dental clinic
    Hi! I’m Jasvinder Seehra, better known as Jaz.  I qualified from Guys Kings and St, Thomas’ Medical and Dental School in 2006 and went on to do my Vocational training year in Bedford before moving to a practice in Cambridge where I have stayed for 8 years.  I thoroughly enjoyed my work in Cambridge, providing preventative and restorative care to the whole family.  After some personal changes in life, I decided to take the plunge and find  a position closer to home, and my young family and I am extremely happy to have found Oakwood Dental Clinic!!

    I feel it is imperitive to keep up to date with clinical research and guidelines and focus on providing  evidence based dentistry.  I completed my first post graduate qualification, the MJDF in 2010 at the Royal College of surgeons and am currently working towards a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons.

    I look forward to meeting you at the practice.

     

    So there you go! We hope to continue providing excellent dental care to all our existing patients and to those who have yet to join.


  5. Great News! Consultant Orthodontist

    October 20, 2015
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    Paroo Mistry- Specialist Orthodontist

    We are pleased to announce that Paroo Mistry has become a Consultant Orthodontist at Chase Farm Hospital. Paroo has been working as a locum consultant at the local hospital for 2 years, and finally all her hard work has paid off. She was offered the permanent post last week.

    She will now spend 2 days a week as a consultant in the orthodontic department at Chase Farm. At Chase Farm she will treat more complex orthodontic cases such as patients who require an operation together with their brace treatment. She will also be teaching the trainee orthodontist and offering second opinions for local orthodontic providers.

    Paroo, who is still celebrating her latest success, told the team at Oakwood “I really enjoy treating the challenging cases at the hospital and working with such a great team. I now have a really varied and interesting working week with the complex cases in the hospital and the more cosmetic cases in practice. I am so grateful that I have a job that I enjoy so much. There is no better feeling than seeing my patients grow in confidence and smiling like they have never smiled before.!

    I think another reason she loves her work is the fact that she has such great colleagues at hospital and in practice.


  6. Free Orthodontic Consultation

    July 23, 2015

    It has been one year since we launched our website and since then the practice has gone from strength to strength. To mark this landmark occasion we are offering patients a FREE ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION with the Specialist Orthodontist until 31st August 2015.

    You may be wondering what makes this free orthodontic consultation different from others advertised elsewhere:

    • You will be seen by a SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST for the duration of your appointment
    • You will need to allow a minimum of 30 minutes for your consultation
    • We will spend time discussing your concerns about your teeth
    • We will carry out a FULL ORTHODONTIC EXAMINATION involving taking detailed measurements of your teeth and bite
    • We will have a discussion about the treatment required and the orthodontic options appropriate for you
    • You will have time to ask the orthodontist any questions you may have about the treatment.

    Most Free Orthodontic Consultations do not offer such a comprehensive service with the specialist so this really is an offer not to be missed!

    Specialist Orthodontist - Paroo Mistry

    Specialist Orthodontist – Paroo Mistry

    Simply quote “Anniversary website offer” when you book your consultation.

    To book call us on 02088824145 or click here to leave us a message so we can call you back at a time convenient to you.

    A year passes by so quickly. Just think, this time next year, you could be smiling like you have never smiled before…

     


  7. What food to avoid with brace

    March 17, 2015

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    Looking after your brace is very important for the treatment to be successful. At the end of the day it is a joint effort; you have to work with your orthodontist to get your teeth looking the way you want them to. Diet is an aspect that needs attention when you have braces. Knowing what food to avoid with brace will help you. Here are some top diet tips that will help you avoid unnecessary breakages and make your brace treatment as efficient as possible:

    1. Avoid Sticky, gooey, chewy foods when you have a fixed brace. This includes chewing gum, chewy sweets and even very chewy meats.
    2. Avoid hard foods such as hard nuts, crusty bread and hard crusts on pizzas.
    3. Avoid biting into hard fruit and vegetables such as apples and carrots; you should cut them up first so you can chew them.
    4. Avoid fizzy drinks (even the diets ones) and restrict acidic drinks like juices to mealtimes only.

    Knowing the implications of eating sugary food at specific times of the day will help you a lot when it comes to looking after your brace and essentially the health of your tooth. You can read more about it at our “Effects of sugar on your teeth” blog entry.

    Being aware of what to eat and not to eat, together with a good knowledge of how to brush your teeth will lead to a successful treatment – giving you straight, healthy teeth in the quickest time possible.

     


  8. How to look after a brace?

    March 2, 2015

    If you are thinking about getting a brace, it is only natural to have certain apprehensions about what will be involved and what the brace will look like. The diagram below shows a traditional fixed brace on the front surface of the teeth. The brace can either be metal or tooth coloured which looks a lot more subtle.

     

    components of brace

     

     

    • Brackets: are metal or ceramic squares that are stuck onto each tooth and hold the archwire (what is this? see explanation below) in place.
    • Tubes: are types of brackets used on the back molar teeth. The tube part of the bracket is facing your cheek (buccal surface).
    • Archwire: metal wire (also comes in tooth colour coated) that is tied to all of the brackets and creates force to move teeth into proper alignment.
    • Metal Band: is a metal ring cemented to wrap around the tooth. These are often used on back teeth.
    • Ligature: can either be a tiny elastic ring (o-ring) or a twisted wire (tie wire) which are used to hold the archwire to each bracket.
    • Powerchain: is made of the same elastic ligatures material as the o-rings, but these form a continuous chain connecting adjacent teeth together. They are often used to close gaps between your teeth.

    As you know brackets, archwires and ligatures will be present on your tooth which makes it even harder to clean than it already is. With these things added to the surface of your tooth, plaque will have more areas to hide so it is very important to spend more time when brushing your teeth in the morning and before your go to sleep.

     

    I am sure that you have already developed your own routine when it comes to brushing your teeth, unless you were told otherwise by your dentist then I would suggest you continue with it as well as adding an extra 1-2 minutes to clean around your brace (total of 3-4 minutes of normal brushing). Aside from your normal routine it is advisable to brush your teeth again concentrating on the areas between the brackets and the gums; it will feel like you are brushing your gums. You should also use a smaller brush to clean underneath the archwire to clear away the plaque that your toothbrush cannot reach. You can either use an interdental brush or a single tufted brush. It is also advisable to use a fluoride mouthrinse daily. Needless to say your orthodontist will show you how to clean your teeth most effectively with your braces on.

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    So with the correct amount of will power and dedication, looking after braces is not as complicated as most of us thought it will be but if you would like to read more about it please visit Oakwood Orthodontics‘ website. You are now one step closer to taking that big step of getting braces and committing to it.

     


  9. Oakwood Dental Clinic Finalist for the Dentistry Awards 2014

    December 5, 2014

    dentistryAwards_logoExciting news! Oakwood Dental Clinic’s very own orthodontist Dr Paroo Mistry has been selected as a finalist in the Dentistry Awards of 2014 for the category: Best Young D
    entist. This is an amazing opportunity for the practice as Dentistry Awards is one of the most prestigious and anticipated events each year which recognises and rewards the dental teams and practices across the UK. The event is taking place this month, an advance Christmas gift!
    Dr Paroo Mistry has worked in great places such as The Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has a particular interest in thumb sucking which lead her to writing the information leaflet about the subject for British Orthodontic Society.

    It is a great honour to have Dr Paroo Mistry from Oakwood Dental Clinic as a finalist for the category.


  10. When should my child’s teeth erupt?

    November 27, 2014

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    One of the most fulfilling feelings a parent could feel is to see their child grow. Regarding the growth of teeth the question most often asked is when should my baby’s teeth erupt? The term erupt relates to the moment the crown of the tooth becomes visible in the mouth.

    Baby teeth grows in stages and although there are guidelines as to when they grow,  it is important to know that we are different from one another and sometimes there could be a delay in the eruption of teeth from birth. It is comparable to growing physically: some kids sprout all of a sudden while others become taller at a later age. So there is no need to panic when you baby is, say, 10 months old and has no teeth.

    On average the first set of teeth that will show in the mouth takes place when the baby is around 6-7 months and these are the lower central incisors (lower front teeth). The upper central incisors follow right after at 8-10 months old. The teeth next to the central ones are called laterals and they normally decide to show up when the baby is around 11-13 months. The fangs, also known as canines erupt, in the mouth around 19th -20th month.  The first molar comes when the baby reaches 16 months of age. The second molar follows at around 2 ½ years of age

    Although the baby teeth are meant to exfoliate and get replaced by permanent teeth it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene to promote a better health of teeth especially when the permanent teeth start erupting. It is important to instil in your children’s mind how to take good care of their teeth to avoid future dental problems such as dental decay and toothache.  Because the permanent teeth are the final! Your child will hopefully keep those until they get older.