Invisalign® Fact Sheet

Invisalign®  Fact Sheet

All you need to know about Invisalign. 

A beautiful, smile is a powerful thing. It can change your outlook, help you overcome inhibitions and give you greater confidence – in both your professional life and when you are out socialising. 

With Invisalign, you can achieve this smile without using traditional fixed braces. This Fact Sheet provides information about the Invisalign System, so you can discover if a clear, convenient and comfortable teeth straightening treatment is the right course of action for you. 

If you’ve ever thought about improving your smile, Invisalign could be the clear way forward.



Tips for assisting with elderly dental care

If you are looking after a loved one, helping to maintain their dental health can be a difficult subject to broach. Tooth loss and dental disease, along with decreased finger dexterity and general mobility which makes it difficult to properly clean teeth, can all take a toll on an elderly person’s dignity.

Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional carer, you may encounter a bit of resistance initially. However, ensuring oral health is an essential part of caring for an elder’s overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to higher incidence of lung infections and can aggravate existing conditions like diabetes and heart conditions.

Here are a few practical guidelines to help ensure the oral care and support you provide is both effective and kind.

Dentists don't bite: How to cope with dental anxiety

Few of us experience excitement at the thought of going to the dentist - unless, perhaps you plan on becoming a dentist yourself and look forward to the learning experience, or you fancy your dentist!

The prospect of a dental visit may not be exactly thrilling, but for most of us it's a necessary procedure and we dutifully make our way there for the mandatory annual dental checkup or other dental treatment.

For some, however, the thought of seeing the dentist is so terrifying that they delay necessary dental procedures for years. In its extreme form this is known as odontophobia. Less severe, though still debilitating and unpleasant, is dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety can be a major obstacle to maintaining your dental health. It can also add unnecessary stress, even in its mildest forms.  

You don’t have to go the city for good dental deals

We’re often drawn to the city to find a bargain. This kind of thinking makes sense to the extent that there is usually more variety in cities and prices are driven down by competition. Because there is more choice, you’ll also be more likely to find an option that suits your budget.

This is usually true when it comes to buying products--physical things. But where services are concerned, you could be wrong thinking you’ll be better off heading to the big city.

Dental treatments are a prime example of this. At Cuffley Village Dental we charge small town prices for big city procedures.

But just because these procedures cost less doesn't mean they are cheap and nasty. Thanks to the luxury brand industry, we've come to think that a high price automatically means better quality and improved reliability. When it comes to dental treatments, this is not necessarily so.

There are a number of factors which contribute to the higher cost of dentist visits in urban hotspots. Here are some of the main ones:

How to prepare for a dentist’s visit

At Cuffley Village Dental we’re always happy to see people step into our practice, but we know that most of you are not equally pleased to see us. And we understand why. When you come for a visit, it usually means there is something wrong with your teeth and that’s not a pleasant thing. Or you may just be seeing us for your routine dental visit. Even so, it’s no one’s idea of a good time to have a stranger (or at least not someone you’re intimately acquainted with), poking and prodding around in your mouth.

That why we’ve put our heads together at Cuffley Village Dental Practice and come up with a few ideas for making your experience with us, or any other dentist you may see, a bit less unpleasant.