Clifton Dental Studio 92 Queens Road, Bristol

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We Can Turn Your Snores into Stress-Free Sleep

Snoring can take its toll on even the most energetic and optimistic people, especially if it becomes a nightly problem. Whether you live with a snorer or you are dealing with grumbling from others in your household, we can help.

Why do I snore?

The most common reasons people snore include:
  • allergies and illnesses (such as colds, which cause congestion)
  • sleeping on your back
  • drinking alcohol
  • smoking
  • being overweight
Taking sedatives can also cause you to snore. Many people snore occasionally, usually when they change their sleeping position or they are struggling to breathe due to a short-term illness such as a cough or cold. However, some people snore on a regular basis and this can be a sign that your body is struggling to get enough oxygen when you sleep.

What can be done to stop snoring?

Snoring varies in severity and in mild cases, making lifestyle changes can have a very positive impact. Examples of these changes including giving up drinking alcohol in the evenings, cutting down or quitting smoking, losing weight, changing your sleeping position and doing more exercise. Not taking sedatives can also help you to stop snoring. If you struggle to get to sleep, there may be other therapies, which could help. In more severe cases, we recommend Somnowell treatment. This involves placing a mandibular advancement appliance in the mouth before you go to sleep. This appliance is designed to move the jaw forward and hold it in this position and it helps to aid snorers by increasing air flow. We have been using Somnowell treatment for several years and we find it to be extremely effective.

Incredible, Fast Results with the Inman Aligner

If time is of the essence and you’re longing for straight teeth in time for summer, the Inman Aligner could be the rapid orthodontic solution you’ve been dreaming of. With an average treatment time of just 16 weeks, this aligner will have you beaming with confidence in record time!

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a speedy orthodontic device designed to tackle issues that involve the front teeth. This treatment targets minor issues and it works incredibly quickly to provide clients who only need a small amount of movement with perfectly straight pearly whites. The aligner generates forces using a coiled spring and a metal bar. These forces squeeze the teeth, causing them to move into position. Although treatment is very fast, the forces are gentle and this helps to ensure you don’t feel any pain.

What does the Inman Aligner look like?

Many aligner treatments use completely clear aligners to straighten the teeth and although the Inman Aligner is not invisible, it does work very fast and is much more discreet than conventional fixed braces. All that can be seen when you smile is the fine metal bar, which sits on the front of the teeth.

Is the Inman Aligner for me?

If you have minor issues that require a small degree of correction, such as slightly crooked front teeth or mild crowding, the Inman Aligner may be an ideal solution. This treatment is not suitable for more complex cases because it can only produce a limited amount of movement. However, it can be beneficial for patients who have had treatment already and suffered subsequent relapse. If you would like to find out if the Inman Aligner is suited to your orthodontic needs, call us today and arrange a consultation. Our expert dentists will be able to assess your bite and the alignment of your teeth to determine if this is a good choice for you. They can also talk you through other potential options.

Cancer Research Pretty Muddy 5K

Please help us to smash our target

The ladies at Clifton Dental Studio have complete the race for life on Saturday 5th July 2014 it was a lot of fun and very muddy!

I am sure you would agreed its for a worthwhile cause. The event was in honour of Christine Keith a loyal patient of ours who sadly passed away last year after a brave fight with Cancer. We are looking for support from all our clients. Money raised to date £1020.00

Please make a donation by following the link and visit our just giving page. Every donation helps toward finding a cure for Cancer.

www.justgiving.com/clifton-dental

Thank you in advance for kind support

Regards
Julie McCann

Patients from Bristol choose the dental implant route at Clifton Dental Studio

Dental implants have been around for a long time, though patients from Bristol and nearby areas are only just truly enjoying the benefits. The Mayan civilisation in South America and Central America is known to have implants embedded into bone over 1,300 years before a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon started the modern method of working with titanium. These days when patients come down to Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol we still use titanium although research is always been conducted into new materials. A ceramic material called Zirconia is often used in orthopaedic procedures and has the advantage of being similar in colour to teeth. However, this is still not in common usage due to the extensive testing required to join the market place. Even if you have just suffered a single tooth loss it is still important to have the gap filled, as over time surrounding teeth may drift, leading to an incorrect bite and further dental problems. If you have several teeth missing from the same area, then dental implants coupled with a fixed bridge are a long lasting and stable solution to your problems. If you have lost a full set of teeth, dental implants for the retention of dentures may be the answer. Before dental implants were such a standard part of dentistry, dentures and bridges fixed to opposing teeth were the only way to replace missing teeth. However, both of these methods have a number of drawbacks, including bone degeneration, further tooth loss and instability when eating and speaking. Having dental implants fitted is quite a straightforward procedure these days and offers a greater level of security than dentures or bridges. If you take care of your dental implants properly, they can last a lifetime. So, if you have a requirement for implants, do not delay in visiting your dentist. The Mayans knew what they were talking about!  

Dr Gerrard nominated for national smile awards

Proving that Clifton Smiles are at the top of their game, BACD accredited cosmetic dentist Dr Neil Gerrard has been nominated for the national smile awards on the 27th March in two categories: 1. Best restorative smile 2. Best composite smile. The dental laboratory that Dr Gerrard uses has also been shortlisted for best restorative technician. Fingers crossed!

Swindon dentist uses versatile dental bonding to repair damaged teeth

Dental bonding is a term used in dentistry to describe the composite resin used as adhesive for dental procedures that is hardened with high intensity heat from a laser. Bonding is a very versatile material that can also be used to repair small damage to teeth such as chips and cracks, as well as covering damage caused by discolouration. In fact, if you’ve had any kind of dental treatment in the past such as a crown, veneer or filling you’ve probably benefited from dental bonding. Composite bonding is the name given to the use of resin to fix small damage to teeth. The procedure involves mixing up the resin to closely match the colour of the existing teeth, before applying it to the damaged area and moulding it to the desired shape. When this moulding is completed, and it may involve the application of several layers of resin, the dentist will solidify it using the heat of a laser. It can then be polished and buffed to resemble the smooth appearance of tooth enamel. Bonding can be used in this way to repair cracks, chips and fill cavities, replacing the old silver amalgam fillings that have caused so much controversy in recent years. Bonding can also be used to make uneven or slightly crooked teeth look more aesthetically pleasing by careful and subtle application. The use of bonding as an adhesive enables dentists to fit dental crowns or veneers to teeth that are significantly damaged. In such cases bonding alone may not be sufficient to repair the damage but its strength and durability make it perfect for securing other dental replacements. Before any bonding is applied it is first necessary to etch the surface of the tooth to allow for greater adhesion. It is difficult to estimate the cost of dental bonding because the amount needed can vary greatly depending on the problem. However, it is important to remember that dental bonding is one of the cheapest and readily available dental treatments. Dentists in Swindon are thoroughly trained in the uses of dental bonding to make long lasting and visually pleasing dental repairs at a minimum of cost.

Reclaim your smile with gum reshaping from Gloucester dentist

Gum reshaping, also commonly known as gum contouring, is a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. This mostly happens when a patient has a condition know as a gummy smile. This is an excess of gingival display and essentially means that a patient’s gums are toot big for their teeth. This occurs in bout 7 per cent of men and 14 per cent of women in the UK. Gummy smiles are not considered a medical problem but can be a great source of embarrassment and be responsible for low self-confidence and self-esteem. An excess of gum tissue may be caused by certain medications or high blood pressure, but it is often simply a case of genetics. Gum reshaping is the process of removing this gum tissue and reshaping it to a more attractive and proportional scale. This used to be carried out with a scalpel but recent technological advances in the field of dentistry have seen the advent of the dental laser. The laser simply burns away the excess tissue and seals the blood vessels reducing the risk of subsequent infection. It also reduces the amount of blood lost during the procedure. The more modern laser treatment is very quick and almost completely painless. There are certain instances when reshaping the gum may not be enough. If this is the case then the dentist may need to remove some of the bone under the gum. This may seem more daunting than the removal of tissue alone but is no more complicated and also relatively painless. Gum reshaping is a simple and effective process that can help rebuild your smile and your confidence. It is offered by most dentists as a fairly standard procedure and a dentist in Gloucester will be able to inform you more about what the procedure entails.

Weston-super-Mare dentist spots early signs of oral cancer

Cancer is usually defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that destroy surrounding tissue. Oral cancer includes any cancer found in the oral cavity including the lips, throat and tongue. It can be a very aggressive form of the disease so early detection is vital to successful treatment. Men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as women, particularly men over the age of 45. Other high risk factors include people who are heavy drinkers and smokers. In fact smokers are a massive 600 times more likely to suffer from the condition as non-smokers. There are strong links between alcohol consumption and oral cancer, especially for those consuming more than the recommended weekly amount. However, it is important to remember that oral cancer can strike at any time to anyone, even the most abstemious of people, so never be complacent. The signs of oral cancer are usually small white or red sores in the mouth that will not disappear on their own after two weeks or so. Similar to mouth ulcers, the sores are sensitive to hot and cold food and drink and can be very painful. Re-occurring sores could also be a sign. Other symptoms include sudden and unexplained weight loss and bleeding from the gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have any unexplained soreness in the mouth make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. A Weston-super-Mare dentist will be able to take a swab biopsy of any suspicious looking sores and is trained to spot the early signs of oral cancer. Patients who receive early treatment for oral cancer have a greater than 80 per cent chance of making a full recovery so you have no time to waste.

Call Today On 0117 405 8154 Email info@cliftonsmiles.co.uk

Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Call Today On 0117 405 8154
Email info@cliftonsmiles.co.uk
Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road,Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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