Dental Centre Slough

Happy New Year From Yew Tree Dental

Happy New Year from Yew Tree Dental and our team of professionals based at our Slough dental clinic, we hope you had a relaxing and family-filled break over the festive period. Although it feels like we have been welcomed into 2021 with doom and gloom, we have some good news to share with you all… we are open!

Despite the latest lockdown measures, our team of dentists based at our Slough practice will be resuming operations as normal (well, the new normal!) – going forward, safety is going to be our top priority and we will be working tirelessly to ensure that our clinic is as safe and clean as possible so you, and our valued team, can feel confident whenever you visit our clinic.

We hope to see you all soon for a catch-up and a check-up, until then, stay safe and enjoy our latest blog!

Our Newest Investment

Ensuring that your teeth are clean and healthy is one of the main purposes of a dental visit, however, despite this, the traditional method of cleaning has remained unchanged for many years. Here at Yew Tree Dental, we decided to treat ourselves for Christmas by investing in an AquaCare Air Abrasion Unit. This innovative piece of technology allows us to provide routine dental procedures in a contact-free and minimally invasive manner – allowing for more comfortable and quicker cleaning procedures.

If you have ever been to the dentist in the past, then it is highly likely that a dentist has suggested you join them for a Hygienist session to remove any plaque and tartar that can build up on your teeth. This is usually carried out by a dentist, however, with the addition of our new AquaCare device, we can now approach stain removal and polishing treatments in a new and improved way, using a mix of air and water to brighten your smile.

The AquaCare Stain Removal Treatment can:

  • Brighten your smile and help remove food, coffee, wine and tobacco stains.
  • Provide a non-invasive, painless and more comfortable method of teeth cleaning.
  • Help you achieve brighter, cleaner and healthier teeth whilst helping restore your natural appearance.

Open For Treatment

We are still welcoming new and old patients alike, so if you have a dental concern, or are wanting to work towards a brighter and healthier smile, then get in touch with a member of our team today!

We know that everything going on with COVID-19 has made visiting more worrying than usual, however, it is still vital that you continue to join us for check-ups and treatments so we can help you maintain your oral hygiene, failing to do so can often bring about unforeseen health issues.

If you are wanting to join us for treatment, then please refrain from visiting our clinic to make an appointment, instead, we ask that you kindly reach out to a member of our team at info@yewtreedental.co.uk or 01753 522 500. Thank you!

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What’s New At Yew Tree Dental?

From now until the beginning of January you probably have a fairly hectic schedule full of fun festivities and family time. In case we don’t see you until the New Year, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients and staff a very Merry Christmas, we know you’ve earnt it after everything that has happened in 2020!

We don’t want to sound too preachy, but we wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves as dentists if we didn’t remind you to look after your teeth over the Christmas period, especially if you are snacking as much as we are! Feel free to enjoy yourself and indulge to your heart’s content, just remember to brush and floss whilst you are at it!

We are always looking to improve upon our services and really do take your feedback to heart. That’s why when you visit us for your first appointment of the New Year, you may notice some changes in the way we operate at Yew Tree Dental. You can find out more about these changes below!

The iTero Digital Scanner

Recently we have invested in the iTero Digital Scanner as we believe it will improve the patient journey from start to finish. This device has had a huge impact on the dental and orthodontic industry, and we hope it will have a similar effect on our practice. The iTero has made it much easier to diagnose and treat any orthodontic issues, whilst also providing us with a clearer way of displaying and sharing our findings with you.

The scanner carefully analyses your teeth and jaws to create a virtual 3D model of your mouth. For us, this is one of the biggest benefits of having the iTero Digital Scanner as it allows us to simulate the movement of your teeth, so you will be able to see exactly what your smile could look like before your treatment has even begun. The iTero is also much more comfortable than its predecessor, meaning we can minimise the discomfort you feel when we are taking impressions of your teeth!

The iTero Digital Scanner isn’t the only upgraded piece of technology at Yew Tree Dental – we have also updated our computer and IT systems to provide you with the most efficient service possible. This change will allow us to communicate with you more effectively and ensure that you are always kept in the loop when it comes to your dental care.

The Yew Tree Team

We are proud of the standard and quality of our Yew Tree Dental Team, and this isn’t something that comes easily. As always, we make sure that our staff have the most up-to-date training so they can provide you with the best standard of care possible. Recently, our staff have been learning about cross infection control, differing medical emergencies and how to ensure that patient confidentiality is kept at all times.

We are also thrilled to welcome an additional specialist dentist to our practice! Dr Narinder Dhadwal is a periodontist who has a clinical interest in the treatment of gum and peri-implant disease, as well as specialist knowledge of periodontal plastic surgery! The addition of the fantastic Dr Dhadwal to our team allows us to offer our patients a greater range of dental treatments on-site and we can’t wait for you to meet Dr Dhadwal!

Merry Christmas!

Yew Tree Dental is an award-winning, family-run dental practice that has been operating since the 1960s. Since then we have welcomed many happy faces through our doors and helped many people achieve their dream smile. Our expert team can provide a wide range of dental services, including Dental Implants, Invisalign and Teeth Whitening.
For those of you who we haven’t managed to see over the festive period, we wish you the very best and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. And to all of our patients, we thank you for your support through this difficult year and want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

If you would like to contact us about treatment, then please get in touch at info@yewtreedental.co.uk or on 01753 522 500.

Our Periodontal Specialist

Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre is an award-winning, family-led specialist dental practice based in Slough that is on hand to assist with all of your dental needs. Whether you need a specialist dentist for a specific treatment, an emergency appointment or simply a local dentist near you, we have all the expertise and know-how to keep you smiling happily.

Here at Yew Tree, we are proud of all the staff that work tirelessly to provide you with the best dental care possible. However, patients have recently been lauding the work of Dr Narinder Dhadwal, our periodontal specialist who is the inspiration for this month’s blog.

Dr Narinder is a valued member of the team who specialises in everything gum-related, recently taking a particular interest in the treatment of gum recession. This blog focuses on everything periodontal (relating to the gums) and discusses several areas of dental hygiene, providing you with advice on how to avoid gum disease and the general practices you should follow to keep your gums in the best of health.

How to Spot Gum Disease

When it comes to having a healthy smile, gleaming, straight teeth aren’t everything. Even if you are cavity-free and haven’t had a dental problem since day one, you may still be prone to gum disease. Instead of worrying about whiteness, you should be paying close attention to plaque, the plague of all healthy mouths.

Plaque is a sticky substance that forms as leftover food particles and saliva start to build up. It is the main cause of gum disease and can be responsible for numerous infections and even tooth decay. If you think that you are developing gum disease, you should keep an eye out in case your gums become:

Inflamed/red
Tender or swollen
More prone to bleeding

In severe cases of gum disease, the bones that hold your teeth in place will be impacted – this can result in your bite becoming wonky, and in drastic cases, your teeth may need to be removed.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to manage gum disease is to ensure you never get it in the first place! Most mild cases of gum disease can usually be treated by simply keeping up a good level of oral hygiene, however, in some cases, you may need to visit a dental hygienist to give your mouth a thorough clean and remove any pesky plaque that has hidden away in those unreachable corners of your mouth.

We have included these top tips for preventing gum disease and keeping on top of your dental hygiene:

Floss, whenever you can, at least once a day. Flossing helps target the areas of your mouth that your brush can’t always reach, removing a good chunk of hidden plaque. It doesn’t matter when you floss, only if you floss.
Brush your teeth after every meal, for at least a couple of minutes. Remember to brush your tongue too, as harmful bacteria can also accumulate there.

Adjust your lifestyle, eat more healthily and quit smoking if you can as this may weaken your immune system. Also try and avoid coffee and wine as these can stain your teeth!

Invest in a medical-grade toothpaste and mouthwash, not only can these things help reduce plaque, but they can also prevent this from building up by removing food particles and debris from your mouth.
Last but by no means least, book in for regular dental check-ups and cleaning! A professional clean can go a long way and will leave you with an irresistibly fresh-feeling mouth.

Periodontists and You!

Although preventing gum disease and more serious oral conditions should be your top priority, sometimes this just isn’t possible. If you find yourself in a position where you have a condition that isn’t responding well to your hygienist’s treatment, then it might be time to consider a more extensive procedure.

Dr Dhadwal is our expert when it comes to tackling more complicated and uncommon gum concerns, specialising in surgical periodontal treatments, periodontal plastic surgery and everything in between. If you are worried about your gums or have been recommended to a specialist periodontist, then our team will be on hand to help you get an appointment with Dr Dhadwal scheduled in as soon as possible.

We know most people aren’t sitting at home eagerly awaiting their next trip to the dentist, however, we cannot stress enough the importance of regular check-ups and frequent hygienist appointments. Even if the professionals performing these services identify a gum condition that is out of their remit, they will be able to point you to experts like Dr Dhadwal. Just remember, seeking a more advanced form of treatment could be the difference between a gleaming smile or one filled with missing teeth!

Our Periodontal Specialist

Dr Narinder Dhadwal is a specialist periodontist here at Yew Tree Dental – she qualified from St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007. During her studies, she was awarded the Harold Fink Prize for outstanding academic achievement, and she hasn’t looked back since!

Dr Dhadwal continued her studies, completing a 3-year postgraduate training course in Periodontology and Implants at the Royal London Hospital and has presented some of her work in front of leading international dentistry associations. It’s safe to say we are proud to have Dr Dhadwal working with us here at Yew Tree, a feeling shared by her countless happy patients and colleagues.

About Us

Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre is proud to offer top-quality dental care to all patients in Slough and beyond. Established in the 1960s, we are well known for our commitment to excellence in all areas of dentistry and perform a wide range of dental services in a relaxing and friendly environment.

At Yew Tree, we like to believe that our success is no accident and we are always looking for ways we can improve our practice, from participating in postgraduate studies to acquiring the latest technologies. Our continuous effort to improve ourselves is emphasised in everything we do and we really enjoy providing exemplary dental care to all those who need it.

If you would like to be our next new happy patient, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us on 01753 522 500 or email us at info@yewtreedental.co.uk

Slough Based Dentist

Tackling Toothache

Visiting the dentist isn’t a pleasant experience for everyone, and we know some people have anxieties and worries about dental and medical treatments at the best of times, let alone with everything going on with coronavirus. However, there are times when you need to be aware of what’s going on in your mouth – sometimes biting your tongue to get through the pain just isn’t going to cut it!

Toothache is extremely common, with most of us having suffered with it in some form or another at some point in our lives. Often, the pain is only small and temporary and can sometimes reveal itself after you’ve eaten something too hot or too cold! Yet, in certain situations, the pain can be unbearable – it is times such as these when visiting or contacting your emergency dentist at Yew Tree Dental is advised.

What Causes Toothache?

Toothache can be caused by numerous different things, ranging from ulcers or receding gums to an infected dental pulp. Normally, toothache won’t go away on its own, and if it does, it often comes back in a much more severe way. The longer you leave or tolerate toothache, the worse it is going to get – so seeking help sooner rather than later is something we advise!

One of the most common causes of toothache is tooth decay which occurs as a result of the bacteria that builds up in your mouth. This bacteria loves the food that you love – moulding with the sugars and starches to create a layer of plaque! Plaque is a sticky film which will erode the enamel on your teeth over time, eventually resulting in toothache!

Additional reasons for toothache include:

Bacterial infections
Jaw alignment issues
Sinus problems
Abscesses
Cavities
Broken fillings
Cracked or fractured teeth
Ulcers

When To Visit a Dentist

Toothache is often a sign of a bigger problem that can negatively affect your oral health, and in some instances, your health in general! That is why it’s best to see your dentist as soon as the problem arises – the longer you leave it, the more serious the problem is likely to become.

We recommend that you see a dentist if you have oral pain that lasts for more than two days or doesn’t go away after you have taken painkillers. Having a high temperature and pain when you bite are often signifiers that you should probably visit a dentist as well!

If you have made an appointment but are struggling to ease your pain whilst you wait, then we would recommend taking household painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. If this doesn’t work then you can also try rinsing your mouth with salt water. Try and avoid sweet foods and those that are very hot or cold as they can make the pain worse!

Visit Us At Yew Tree Dental

Yew Tree Dental is an award-winning, family-run dental and implant centre that has been running since the 1960s. In that time we are proud to have had generations of satisfied patients and customers visit us, and we look forward to helping many more long into the future.

If you would like to book an appointment or want to seek advice from a dental expert, you can contact us on 01753 522500. Alternatively, you can email us at info@yewtreedental.co.uk

If you are experiencing difficulties with your teeth, please call us immediately so we can make you an emergency appointment.

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Denplan: Dental Care for Everyone

Treatment from the NHS.

Denplan is a great option if you find yourself worrying about how you’re going to pay for your next appointment or are looking for peace of mind when it comes to your dental care – your teeth are important, so don’t let the cost get in the way of a confident smile. There are also different membership options available to cater to a range of dental needs and desires. We have a plan for everyone!

What Are the Options?

Denplan Essentials provides you with the routine preventative care you need to keep a healthy smile, year in, year out. The price of the plan fluctuates depending on how often you want treatment, allowing almost anyone to join. The basic package includes two dental examinations per year, as well as two hygienist appointments. It also includes cover for X-rays and oral cancer screenings. Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t extend to restorative dental treatments or cosmetic treatments, however, you do get a 10% discount on various procedures from crowns through to fillings!

Denplan Care is a more comprehensive version of cover, though with this option you are required to undergo a dental assessment to see if you are dentally fit before you sign up. With Denplan Care, your dentist will advise you on the number of check-ups, hygienist appointments and X-rays you are likely to need regularly – the cost of the plan will then be adjusted to reflect the care you are receiving. If you choose this option, all of your routine fillings, extractions and, if needed, root canal treatments, are included in the price. You also only have to pay the lab fees on certain other procedures!

Denplan Supplementary Insurance is an optional part of the cover that you can opt into if you so desire. With this insurance, you will be covered for out-of-hours consultations and dental emergencies, as well as gain access to a 24-hour worldwide dental emergency helpline! You will also get temporary emergency treatment when overseas.

About Us

Yew Tree Dental Care is an award-winning, family-run practice that was established in the 1960s. We offer a range of treatments from fillings and implants to Invisalign, and we are here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you are interested in any of our plans, we recommend you visit our website or contact us on 01753 522500. Alternatively, email us at info@yewtreedental.co.uk