We are please to announce that Parrock Street Dental were the overall winners of the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards. We would like to thank all our wonderful staff and patients alike for giving us this opportunity to show everyone what parrock street dental is about. We are very happy for the recognition of all the hard work Rik, Parul, Sam and the team have put in over the years.
If youâ€™ve got a sweet tooth, the chances are you are struggling between wanting to indulge it and not wanting to ruin your teeth.
But if the UKâ€™s leading dental charity has anything to do with it, you wonâ€™t have to struggle for much longer â€“ youâ€™ll be able to reach for sweetly satisfying, sugar-free treats. There are already a few sugar-free sweets on the UK market, as well as many sugar-free chewing gums. Although we are traditionally the largest sugar confectionery consumers in Europe, with most of the leading manufacturers based here, the amount of sugar-free sweets is tiny â€“ just 6% compared with 60% in Spain. The British Dental Health Foundation hopes to improve these figures, and is in talks with all the UKâ€™s leading confectionery manufacturers and other sugar-free companies with a view to bringing more tooth friendly products to our shops.
But even if your favourite treat is loaded with sugar, you can still minimise the danger it poses to your teeth. This is because it is the frequency of sugar intake that is vital, not the amount. So several jellies, toffees, mints or even fruits eaten between meals throughout the day are worse for your teeth than, say, a Mars bar eaten with lunch.
The reason for this is that the bacteria in your mouth react with the sugar, causing acids which then lead to decay. Your saliva will wash away and neutralise harmful sugars and acids but it takes around 40 minutes to do this. If you are constantly nibbling or drinking sugary foods the saliva is unable to keep up, resulting in tooth decay. If your weakness is for frequent drinks throughout the day, try to drink water wherever possible. Many drinks, including flavoured waters, fruit juices, squash and fizzy pop, are acidic and will cause dental erosion, where the surface of your teeth is softened and worn away.
So if you must eat or drink sweet stuff, either ensure it is sugar free (low sugar or no added sugar still contains sugar), or indulge less often – at, or immediately after, mealtimes is ideal. You can also chew sugar-free gum after eating or drinking to help boost saliva production and prevent decay.
May 20th to June 20th is National Smile Month, we are trying to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health. The whole team are getting involved.
It’s a week of good news at Parrock Street Dental. Justyna one of our nurses found out she passed her dental nursing exams!! Well done Justyna, you’ve worked hard for it!!
Whoopi Goldberg is losing her teeth through gum disease and neglect. Here she gives her advice on keeping your teeth and looking after your general health before its too late !!
Rik is attending the 3 day Dentsply Ankylos World Conference in Barcelona to keep up to date with the latest knowledge, techniques, methods and research in Dental implant treatments for our patients.
Among the topics discussed were:
1. Immediate placement of implants at time of teeth removal and where appropriate immediate restoration with a crown or bridge or dentures (Syncone Technique)
2. Syncone Technique- Immediate provision of fixed dentures by placement of 4 dental implants and fixing to existing lower or upper denture at same appointment to immediately solve loose, painful or uncomfortable dentures and improve chewing function.
3. Bone grafting techniques to replace missing bone to enable implant placement in sites where bone has been lost.
4. Optimum aesthetics of teeth and Dental implants.
5. teaching of implant restorative techniques to referring dentists at our practice.
6. Use of ct scan and 3D planning for implant placement.
What is finance and what are the benefits of it?
Finance is an option available to patients where they can obtain a credit amount for the full amount of your investment in your dental care and that is paid back in monthly instalments to the finance company.
Who is eligible?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan and you don’t have to be a regular patient at Parrock Street Dental Care.
What can I use the loan for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but its particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontics, aesthtic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for treatment than please speak to your dentists or our lovely receptionists who will be happy to help you.
How much can i borrow?
Typically between Â£500 and Â£25,000 depending on the course of treatment. This will be subject to an ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do i repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment- no more and no less. Interest-free means just that. However there are many different options that allow you to pay back over an even longer period of time that does have a low interest rate. You can choose whatever option best suits you.
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist or dental team member will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment- and a cost- with your dentist, medenta will make a credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and loan processed, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
If you would like any further information than please phone 01474 537191 to speak to one of our reception team members.