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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

Get Your Smile Back With Teeth Whitening At Yew Tree Dental

Get Your Smile Back With Teeth Whitening At Yew Tree Dental

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that 2020 isn’t exactly panning out anyone expected it to. For many of us, this has meant getting used to alternative ways of doing things and learning how to balance our work and home lives like never before. That’s why we’re trying our best to keep things as normal as possible at Yew Tree Dental.

As part of this mission, we’ve become more committed than ever to providing all of our patients with exemplary dental care, regardless of the reason for their visit. And, in addition to performing several general dentistry procedures in this time, we are also meeting a heightened demand for more cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening.

Looking to get your smile back? You’ve come to the right place.

 

What is teeth whitening?

It’s rare that any of us has a perfectly white set of teeth, but that doesn’t mean that things have to stay that way. Teeth whitening is a treatment in which bleaching agents are used to eliminate staining and discolouration that has emerged on our teeth over time. This can appear as a natural by-product of ageing, but can also be influenced by several lifestyle factors such as whether or not you’re a smoker and the regular consumption of drinks such as red wine, coffee or tea.

 

How does it work?

At Yew Tree Dental, patients can choose from a number of different teeth whitening options. The first of these takes place at our practice and involves the application of a light-activated gel to your teeth by one of our highly trained dental professionals.

If you’d rather complete this treatment in your own time, we can also provide you with the tools to carry out your own personal teeth whitening programme from the comfort of your own home. In this instance, we will create a mouthguard unique to the shape of your teeth and supply you with enough bleaching solution to last up to two weeks.

Alternatively, you can enhance your smile by combining the best elements of both of these treatments and we can help you put together a treatment plan to meet all of your individual aims and outcomes.

 

Book your treatment today

With results lasting up to three years, teeth whitening is certainly a viable way of leaving your teeth looking their best and restoring the confidence you’ve lost as a result of these less-than-desirable blemishes and stains. To book your teeth whitening treatment with Yew Tree Dental, call us on 01753 522500 or visit our website today.

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Invisalign: Teeth-Straightening In Slough

Our smile can say a lot about us and can be key in helping us to make that crucial first impression with everyone we meet. Yet, this can be problematic for those who feel their smiles aren’t up to scratch, with crooked, misaligned or incorrectly positioned teeth so often assuming responsibility for the lack of confidence or low self-esteem these people can experience on a daily basis.

Fortunately, you don’t have to grin and bear it. With Invisalign, a popular teeth realignment treatment, millions of people across the world have enjoyed the benefits of a straighter smile, and this is a service that we are proud to offer at Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre.

As the premier providers of teeth-straightening products in Slough and the surrounding areas, we have a long history of guiding our patients through personalised Invisalign treatment plans in order to help them to regain their confidence and find their perfect smile.

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is the leading manufacturer of clear orthodontic braces designed to aid the process of teeth straightening and realignment for those seeking a more evenly balanced smile. Used by both teens and adults all over the world, these specialist braces, otherwise known as “aligners”, work to gradually reposition teeth over a set period of time – a process that can take anywhere between 4-9 months.

Over the course of this treatment, these moulded devices should be replaced at set intervals to accommodate the ever-shifting position of the teeth. The average patient will use up to 30 aligners in this time.

What are the main benefits of Invisalign?

Unlike other, more traditional forms of teeth correction, Invisalign aligners are much more discreet and almost invisible when in use. In terms of comfort, these modern devices seldom cause any pain or irritation and can be easily removed at mealtimes, when taking a drink or during the completion of your daily oral hygiene routine. The results of Invisalign can also last a lifetime, providing you see this treatment through to the end.

Invisalign at Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre

At Yew Tree Dental Care and Implant Centre, Invisalign is one of our most popular treatments and we see ourselves as experts in the provision of this form of teeth-straightening treatment. To this end, we have recently invested in a digital scanner which allows us to take a 3D image of your teeth and show you how your smile will appear if you choose to complete your Invisalign journey with us.

If you’re still unsure about what this treatment can do for you, we offer a full refund (£30) following your attendance at an initial Invisalign consultation with one of our practitioners, so this is something that’s really worth considering.

Book in with us today

Over the past 60 years, our family-run practice has dedicated itself to excellence in all forms of dental care and we’re developed a reputation for our patient-friendly approach to all of our work, being recognised for such with a series of prestigious awards.

To book in for your Invisalign consultation and recieve your teeth-straightening in Slough or any other one of our services, give us a call on 01753 522 500 or email us at info@yewtreedental.co.uk today.

Practice Is Now Open

Our Practice Is Now Open – Here’s How We Plan To Proceed Under Government Guidelines

With the country easing out of lockdown and some of the more severe restrictions around COVID-19 beginning to be relaxed, we’re delighted to let all of you know that our practice is once again open for business. We hope that this is the start of our journey towards being once again able to provide exemplary dental care to all of our patients in a much more conventional manner, face-to-face and doing what we do best. 

Yet, for the time being, we will be implementing a number of strict safety measures in order to ensure that the risk of any of our patients or staff coming to harm during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reduced as much as possible. 

Although dental practices are commonly perceived to be one of the most sanitary environments you can come into contact with, we are still making every effort to ensure our practice is as safe as possible. Guided by government advice, we will be sticking closely to these precautionary measures for the foreseeable future. You can find a list of these below. Alternatively, please visit our Facebook page or our Instagram page to watch a short video which explains these changes in detail.  

Safety measures

  • Social distancing: We will be doing our bit to ensure that all unnecessary social contact is reduced. This means that you should only attend our practice if you have an appointment booked. Where possible, we would like to ask you to give reception a call to let us know that you have arrived. You may be asked to wait in the car until we are ready to see you. This is to make sure that we are sticking to our policy of a maximum of 2 patients in the waiting room at one time. When you enter the practice, you can keep your distance from others by following the markers on the floor. You should also attend your appointment alone, unless circumstances dictate otherwise (e.g. you are a parent/guardian or require a translator). 
  • Protective measures: At this time, we will be subjecting our practices to enhanced cleaning processes. This means that we will be spacing out appointments in order to carry out these protective measures effectively. After every appointment, the rooms will be completely decontaminated. We will also be conducting many treatments whilst wearing the highest level of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). This will ensure that both parties will be kept safe. But don’t worry, it’s still us underneath! We have also removed magazines/books from our waiting room and you will no longer have access to our drinking water dispenser. Our reception task has also been fitted with a perspex screen and our toilets will also be closed during this time. 
  • Reduced treatments: Government advice is currently to reduce aerosol-generating procedures where possible, so our hygienists will be offering hand scaling instead of that aided by ultrasonic water jet scalers. Polishing procedures will also be conducted in a different way, with stain removal assisted by the use of polishing strips. We’re also aware that the way that appointments are currently being spaced out means that we will not be able to see as many people throughout the day. To counter this backlog, we are opening some Sunday clinics to make sure that you will be seen in good time. 
  • Help from you: We realise that these safety measures will only be able to achieve success with compliance from all of our patients. With this in mind, we’d like to ask you to do a few important things to help us out. Firstly, when attending the practice, please bring with you as few belongings as possible so as to reduce the possibility of cross-infection. We would also appreciate it if you could use the alcohol hand gel at reception when you arrive. As the safety of all of our staff and patients is very important to us, one of our clinicians may ask to take your temperature upon your arrival, so please don’t be offended if this occurs. 
  • COVID-19 symptoms: Please do not attend the practice if you or anyone else in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. If this is the case, we would like to ask you to cancel your appointment by giving us a call as soon as you can. If you do choose to attend whilst displaying these symptoms, we reserve the right to refuse you treatment. 

A Thank You From Us

We realise that the last few months have been difficult, challenging and frustrating for everyone, which is why we’d like to thank you for your incredible patience during this uncertain time. Over the next few, crucial months, we will do everything in our power to provide all of you with the dental care and support you need and we ask that you do your very best to help us to do so. 

As always, we welcome any feedback and will be helpful to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. 

To book in for an appointment with us, call 01753 522 500 today. Alternatively, you can reach us by email at info@yewtreedental.co.uk

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What Constitutes A Dental Emergency?

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been imposed by the Government in order to fight this pandemic, we’ve been operating on an emergency basis since lockdown began. As a result, the best way to get in touch with us at present is by calling 07387 778 751 and seeking advice from our dental practice and Drs Neel and Natasha Shukla directly.

We see this service as a way of allowing all of our wonderful patients the opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues they may have about their oral health. During this unprecedented time, we like to think this has presented you all with a crucial form of support and we’ve been more than happy to talk through all of your problems and worries over the phone.

In terms of dental emergencies, we have been able to offer some form of intervention to those patients who require it. But with lockdown restrictions not yet lifted, although there have been encouraging signs that these will soon be eased, how do you know if you need to seek urgent dental assistance?

Dental Emergencies

Put simply, our governing bodies define a dental emergency as anyone who is suffering from facial swelling, any facial or dental trauma or pain that lasts for more than 48 hours that cannot be controlled with painkillers. Here at Yew Tree Dental Care & Implant Centre, we believe that a dental emergency encompasses a lot more than that; for instance a lost crown, a broken tooth, some sensitivity or bleeding gums.

As these are only a few examples, it is best to give us a call if you are uncertain about what you are experiencing and we will be there to help in any way we possibly can.

How We Can Help

As we understand that the line between needing urgent dental treatment and having to remain home can be a thin one, we also thought we’d share how we’ve been able to help patients get the care and support they need during lockdown. Adhering to social distancing, we’ve provided temporary filling material to patients with broken teeth and been able to supply patients suffering from abscesses with antibiotics on the same day where possible to prevent them having to travel. We’ve also given advice and instruction to patients on how to recement their own crowns back in place until we can once again provide them with the appropriate dental attention.

As previously mentioned, we’ve also been providing telephone advice and reassurance to patients with non-urgent dental concerns, and following up each and every phone call after a week to make sure everything is proceeding as expected.

Next Steps

With the Government stating that we have moved past the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, we hope that we can get back to running our surgery as normal as soon as we can. As things are ever-changing, we will provide you all with a detailed update when we know more about how and when these restrictions will be eased. We have tentative plans to re-open our doors gradually to allow us to catch up urgent treatments and also non-urgent appointments such as dental examinations and hygiene visits, but we will make you all aware of this when we have a concrete cause of action in place.

For now, we will continue to provide the best service we can in this challenging climate and urge you to get in contact with us to discuss any oral health issue, big or small. Call us today on 07387 778 751 where Drs Neel and Natasha Shukla are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take care, and we hope to see you all soon.