COVID-19: An Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, it’s with great sadness that we’ve had to temporarily close our practice for all treatments. As official guidance from the Government continues to focus on reducing social contact and only leaving our houses to complete essential tasks, this is a safety measure that has been taken by all dental care providers across the country. At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre, the health and wellbeing of our patients has always been our main priority, so we believe that this is absolutely the right course of action to take.

Since we opened over forty years ago, we have never had to close our doors to the public, so we hope you will join us in recognising the seriousness of our current national and global situation and recognise that this is not something that we would have done were it not completely necessary.

Emergency dental care

Although we have already contacted patients directly to rebook any scheduled appointments they may have had, we will be operating on an emergency basis should you need to get in touch with us. Taking the lead from the Chief Dental Officer, we may be able to arrange some support and/or treatment for you if you are experiencing a genuine dental emergency. If this is the case, you can get in contact with Dr Neel and Natasha Shukla by calling 07387 778 751. Please keep in mind that we will only be able to provide medical care if your issue is posing a significant threat to your health.

We also realise that many of you may be feeling anxious or uncertain during this time, so both Dr Neel and Dr Natasha will be able to provide you with reassurance or advice over the phone should you need it.

The importance of following advice

Although closing our practice on a temporary basis was something that we hoped to avoid, we are fully aware that, by doing so, we are contributing to the nation’s efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 and working towards a time when the country will once again be able to operate as normal. Following advice from the appropriate sources of authority will help to save lives during this pandemic, so we urge you to stay home and only go out when it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Keep updated

In order to keep updated as to when we will be re-opening, please like us on Facebook (Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre) and follow us on Instagram (@YewTreeDentalCareSlough).

We’d like to thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. We hope you stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Why Do Our Teeth Hurt

Why Do Our Teeth Hurt?: Possible Reasons For Your Toothache

Toothache can be enough to ruin anyone’s day. In the most extreme cases, those affected can experience persistent periods of discomfort and see their mood, work and sleep pattern disrupted by this lingering and relentless pain.

But why do our teeth suddenly begin to hurt? There are a number of possible reasons for the development of toothache, some temporary and some which can only be remedied by medical intervention.


Common Causes of Toothache

Our teeth endure their fair share of strenuous activity, helping us to break down food for digestion and supporting us in the formation of speech. Through life, the foods we eat and the amount of time we dedicate to the upkeep of our oral hygiene really can have an effect on the condition and health of our teeth.

Poor dietary choices and the lack of a proper brushing and flossing routine can leave us open to the development of dental and oral health problems, a symptom of which is toothache, an often very aggravating condition.


Listed below are some of the most common causes of toothache:

  • Sensitive roots: Gum disease can lead to the exposure of the roots of our teeth. As bacteria linked to gum disease can break down the bone that normally protects the root of a tooth, this is left to experience heightened sensitivity. In this instance, certain foods – hot, cold or spicy – can result in our teeth becoming unbearably sensitive and force us to abandon eating some of our favourite meals.
  • Tooth decay: Over time, the enamel that covers our teeth can be weakened by plaque bacteria. This can lead to cavities (holes in our teeth) and increased pain when eating and drinking. Dental intervention may be required to ensure that this does not spread to the entire tooth.
  • Abscesses: An abscess occurs due to a buildup of pus in certain parts of a tooth, often as a result of infection. When abscesses occur, toothache can range from moderate to severe and, if left unchecked, can lead to the development of incredibly serious health conditions.
  • The loss of a filling: After a cavity has been plugged by a filling, many patients enjoy being able to use their teeth to their full potential. There are occasions, however, when these can become dislodged and fall out. When this occurs, it makes sense that the pain that originally accompanied the emergence of a cavity once again reveals itself, making routine, teeth-based tasks difficult to complete.
  • Wisdom teeth: The process of wisdom teeth establishing a place in your mouth can be a painful one, with specific areas of the mouth enduring great tenderness and swelling. In this instance, it is quite often the wisdom teeth themselves that are the source of the pain.

How Should Toothache Be Dealt With?

As with most common health conditions, there are a number of home remedies for managing toothache. These include taking pain relief, avoiding certain foods for a set amount of time, placing an ice pack around the affected area, gargling salt water or a solution comprised of garlic/cloves and elevating the head when trying to get some sleep.

However, these are quite often only momentary solutions to toothache. If you’re suffering with constant toothache, and this is only increasing in severity, it’s vital to get in touch with a dental professional.


Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre

Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre is a family-run dental practice with a long and established history. We make it our mission to ensure that all of our patients have a positive experience whenever they visit us and we’re well-known for the fabulous and sensitive care we provide to patients of a more nervous disposition.

If you’re struggling with a persistent and nagging toothache and would like to book an appointment with us, visit our website or call 01753 522 500.

What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Do They Work?

What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Do They Work?

What Are Porcelain Veneers

Warm and positive, a smile is very often one of the nicest gifts we can offer to someone. For many of us, a smile from the right person can be more than enough to make our day.

Yet, this isn’t always so easily done. As there are some of us who are extremely self-conscious about the appearance and condition of our teeth, sharing a smile can sometimes be very difficult.


Why do we lose our smile?

Dissatisfaction with our teeth can stem from a number of problem areas. Discolouration, whether as a result of consuming certain foods/drinks or as a side effect of previous dental surgery, is one of the major causes of lost confidence. The source of this self-consciousness can also be the emergence of broken or chipped teeth over time or lifelong concerns over the alignment and symmetry of these hard-working body parts.


What are porcelain veneers?

The addition of porcelain veneers to our teeth can be an extremely effective method of helping us to recapture our lost smiles. Designed to cover the most common and confidence-destroying of teeth concerns and irregularities, porcelain veneers are fixed to the front of our teeth in order to alter their length, colour, shape or size.

As these veneers are created in accordance with the unique shape of each mouth and set of teeth, they offer patients a custom-made solution to their tooth-based hangups. And the benefits of porcelain veneers are many: they’re natural-looking, stain-resistant and can brighten even the darkest of teeth.


How do porcelain veneers work?

At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre, we take the utmost care in helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. As such, when we fit porcelain veneers, we follow a thorough and meticulous process.

Following an initial consultation in which we’ll discuss all of the finer points of this procedure, we’ll take some moulds and photos to ensure your veneers are constructed in line with the shape of your mouth and teeth. Your second appointment will consist of your veneers being fitted and finished, leaving you ready to take on the world. A final aftercare appointment will then take place in order to ensure the success of the procedure and to make sure you’re satisfied with the end result!


Book in at Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre

At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre, we’ve been providing patients with outstanding dental care for over fifty years and we’ve become well-known for the high quality of our treatments and customer service.

To find out more about us, or to book in for your first porcelain veneer consultation, visit our website today or call us on 01753 522 500.

Yew Tree Dental Care | Award Winners

Yew Tree Dental Care: Award Winners

With the roots of our modern-day surgery in the 1960s, at Yew Tree Dental Care & Implant Centre, we’ve delivered outstanding dental care to patients across five very successful decades.

In this time, we’ve managed to stay true to the highest standards of oral hygiene and become specialists in all areas of general dentistry, dental implantology and Invisalign treatments. With this in mind, it’s fair to say that, when it comes to dentistry, we represent the gold standard in terms of professional, attentive and highly-skilled dental care and patient satisfaction.

Award Nominations

With such a proud history behind us, a ferociously dedicated team and principal dentists of unrivalled calibre in Drs Neel and Natasha Shukla, it’s our mission to continue to provide a range of high-quality treatments to all of our patients, placing positivity at the heart of the individual oral healthcare journeys of everyone on our books.

To this end, it was a great honour to be nominated for two prestigious dental industry awards at the tail-end of last year: Best Care of Nervous Patients at the Oral Health Awards and Best Young Dentist at the Private Dentistry Awards.

Up for contention for these awards against a range of other outstanding dental professionals and practices from across the UK, these nominations proved further recognition of our dedication to quality and how we very often move beyond the regular duty of care expected by our patients.

Well Done, Dr Neel!

It’s a great pleasure to be nominated for such highly-regarded awards, but winning one is a different feeling altogether. Following a well-attended award ceremony, it was announced that our very own Dr Neel had managed to scoop the prize for Best Young Dentist for the South East region at the Private Dentistry Awards. Awarded this esteemed prize for his ceaseless commitment to his patients as well as his determination and drive to stand out in his field, we’re all very proud of Dr Neel and just as honoured to work alongside him each and every day.

Proud Nominees

Although we weren’t so lucky at the Oral Health Awards, our nomination in the category of Best Care of Nervous Patients went some way to affirm our efforts to help those with anxieties around attending dental appointments have the best experience possible.

Visiting the dentist can be a distressing time for anyone and we take great steps to ensure that nervous patients are provided with all of the support and care they need during every step of their oral healthcare journey. A huge congratulations to the eventual winner of this award and all of those who were nominated, it was truly wonderful to see so many practices who share our dedication to our patients.

Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre

At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre, we pride ourselves on offering patients a range of essential dental services, from routine check-ups through filling procedures to dental implantology.

With us, quality and a friendly, relaxed experience are assured, so get in touch today by calling 01753522500 or visiting our website

dental implants in Slough

Permanently Perfecting Smiles with Dental Implants in Slough

At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre in Slough, we focus on how to bring back your beautiful smile. We are able to artificially replace your missing teeth and build up a set of pearly whites by usually using titanium which is inserted directly into the jawbone. We insert an artificial replacement root, which provides a foundation for a false tooth or fixed denture. Not only are implants valuable for restoring a smile, but also play an important role in preventing bone loss in the jawbone and supporting facial structure following a tooth extraction. As dental implants are a more permanent solution than dentures (which are known to create anxiety whilst eating, drinking and even talking), by choosing our Implant Centre in Slough, we are sure to keep a smile on your face.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

A huge benefit to implants is that they can last a lifetime! The implant procedure itself is quick and painless and takes just 30 minutes to insert. You will be given a local anaesthetic prior to any work to the procedure, and although you may experience some discomfort in swelling, bruising and minor bleeding post-surgery, this is a very small side-effect to achieve a permanent fix to a broken smile.

Yew Tree Dental Care & Implant Centre

Our specialists are experts in performing dental implant procedures; we take great pride in creating a peaceful environment and have a strong, sympathetic and friendly team who will discuss all possible options with you and help you to feel at ease.

Each implant procedure is very individual, and your dentist will devise a tailored treatment plan to give your implants the best success of being secure and lasting for as long as possible. Once your implant is fitted, the surrounding bone will gradually build up around the implant and secure it, which can take between 6 weeks and 6 months. Whilst this may seem like a lengthy process, the outcome is a permanently perfected smile – it’s totally worth it! When in place, the implant will behave like a normal tooth; no one will be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and your implant.

Your smile is often one of the first things that people notice about you, so if you feel that an implant could help to enhance yours, contact us today and experience the best dental implants that Slough has to offer!