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22 July 2016

Job Vacancies

Self Employed Associate Dentist - Full-time / Part-time and Saturday opportunities available We have dental practices of all shapes and sizes across the Cardiff, Merthyr and surrounding areas. Take control of your career by joining us in one of our self-employed dentist jobs at one of our practices and we’ll provide you with wide-ranging support from administration, to patient lists, to marketing and training. We’ll take care of everything, so the practice runs smoothly and you can focus on providing your patients with outstanding care. Not only will you work with the latest equipment, you’ll be part of a community of health professionals that shares clinical expertise, enjoys great rewards, clinical support, flexible working patterns and a variety of career paths.


Qualified Dental Nurses Rates of pay depending on experience Full & Part time positions available

Whatever level you join us at, we’ll help you to be the best you can be. Join us in one of our qualified dental nurse jobs and you’ll benefit from ongoing support and regular courses at the mydentist academy ranging from specialist area-implant nursing to extended duty qualifications, impression taking and fluoride application. All CPD is provided free of charge and we’ll also pay your indemnity costs and annual retention fee to the GDC. Throughout your career we’ll reward you and value you for the big difference you make to our patients’ lives.

We also have opportunities for Temporary Nurses who wish to consider short-term roles within our practice network.

 

09 February 2012

Make Teeth Brushing Time Fun For Kids!

Dental health is an important lesson that all children should learn at an early age to help them get the most out of their oral health routine.

In order to set them on their path to a shining smile, it's vital that children are made aware that caring for their teeth and gums is just as important as washing their hands — and when it comes to encouragement, nothing works better than setting a good example by practicing good oral care yourself!

The benefits of good oral care are bountiful — establishing a good routine from an early age can help prevent cavities (which can be both painful and cause early tooth loss) and gum disease (which can cause eventual tooth loss, bad breath, and can even be the beginning of other serious health problems).

Ways to make brushing your teeth fun…

Try listening to a fun song that is two minutes long to help keep both you and the little ones brushing for the duration of time recommended.

Children love to get involved, so why not let them choose different kinds of fluoride toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss to keep in the bathroom so that they can have options each time they brush. Treating your child to a toothbrush that features their favourite cartoon or television character will also encourage them to want to use it.

It's also a great idea to develop a rewards system. Children should brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily, so why not keep track of your child's brushing on a chart with gold stars and reward them for their good efforts?

Children should have a dental checkup every six months. This can be scary experience for many, so why not prepare them beforehand by giving them an idea of what to expect? Using picture books or role-playing exercises to explain what happens during a dental visit will not only help them understand but can also make the experience much more fun and far less stressful for both parent and child.


09 February 2012

Maximize Your Smile!

Brushing your teeth twice each day with fluoride toothpaste teamed with daily flossing and regular dental check-ups can help keep teeth in tip top condition; but even the most rigorous regime can be counteracted by a few unwise lifestyle choices…

Diet
What you eat and drink can easily cause tooth decay, so a healthy diet is vitally important for your teeth. We recommend a healthy diet that contains foods from different groups, including fruit and vegetables, starchy foods (such as rice, bread and potatoes), protein-rich foods (such as fish, meat and eggs) and dairy foods.

Sugar
Limiting the amount of sugar you consume (via both foods and drinks) plays an important part in preventing tooth decay. Most of the sugars we eat and drink are found in processed and ready-made food and drinks, including: sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, breakfast cereals, jams, dried fruit, fizzy drinks and alcoholic drinks — so we would advise saving these for treats and special occasions.

Fruit Juice
Although a glass of fruit juice counts towards your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, it also contains a lot of sugar. When you have a sugary drink with a meal however, it can be less damaging to your teeth than if you drink it on its own, so try to drink fruit juice only at mealtimes, or drink it diluted with water to minimize damage to teeth.

Smoking
Needless to say, the act of smoking can quickly prevent you from sporting a healthy and dazzling smile. Smoking not only turns teeth yellow, but also causes bad breath and increases the risk of gum disease, breathing problems and lung cancer. What’s more — according to the NHS, if you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, you are six times more likely to develop mouth cancer than someone who doesn't smoke!

Alcohol
Alcohol consumption cannot only erode the enamel on the outside of your teeth, leading to decay, but excessive drinking has also been linked to an increased risk of developing mouth cancer — according to Cancer Research UK, 75-80% of mouth cancer patients admitted to frequently drinking alcohol.

A Shining Smile
If you’re looking to keep your teeth as white as possible, we recommend cutting out or limiting your consumption of substances that can stain them. Wine, cigarette smoke, tea and coffee can all discolour teeth, so keep these to a minimum to stop your teeth from becoming stained and start sporting a healthy, sparkling smile!


Monday 19th December 2011

Need To Know: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common health complaints in the world, and although the incidence is generally declining in societies where water is fluorinated or where toothpaste containing fluoride is used, it is particularly common in children and young adults thanks to a diets laced with sugars and poor dental hygiene.

The problem occurs when plaque (which is made up of food debris, saliva and bacteria) collects around the gum line, the edges of fillings and the grooved surfaces of the teeth. When allowed to collect over time, plaque hardens into a substance called tartar. Both tartar and plaque contain acids which, over time, dissolve away the protective enamel coating of the tooth and can create holes or cavities (which can form over a period of months, or even years). The best way to prevent tooth decay and maintain optimum hygiene is to follow a healthy diet that doesn’t include large amounts of sugars, and to ensure that you clean your teeth regularly to get rid of plaque build up.

Most dentists recommend cleaning teeth at least twice a day using a toothpaste containing fluoride (which provides the teeth with added protection from the effects of acid). Flossing between the teeth is also recommended, and it’s advisable to rinse your mouth out after eating sticky foods or sugary drinks.
It is also important to have a check up at the dentist every six months to a year. Unfortunately, even good oral hygiene does not necessarily prevent decay as bacteria congregates in areas inaccessible to brushes and floss. Once the structure of a tooth has been damaged by decay, there is no way to repair it. However, if decay is picked up at an early stage its progression can be blocked. Decayed material can be removed, and replaced with a restorative material such as silver alloy or plastic (known as a filling).

If the decay is more extensive, then another option is a crown. In this instance the decayed or weakened area is removed, repaired and fitted with a jacket (the crown) which covers the remainder of the tooth.
If the nerve in a tooth has died (either from decay or a blow) then root canal work may be considered. This involves removing the centre of the tooth, including the nerve and blood vessel tissue.

 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Let Your Smile Bedazzle This Christmas!

‘Tis the season to indulge, but thanks to these top 10 tips, your teeth will remain in tip top condition...

1. Keep a spare toothbrush and toothpaste at work or in your bag in case of impromptu drinks and nibbles. If that isn't possible, keep a travel-size fluoride mouthwash (preferably alcohol free) to hand
2. Don't brush teeth straight after consuming sugary and acidic foods or drinks —our mouths take up to an hour to reach a normal neutral ph that is safe to brush
3. Chew sugar-free gum throughout the day or evening to allow the mouth to regain its neutral ph status more rapidly
4. Carry sugar free mints to keep breath fresh
5. Avoid drinking bubbly champagne or sparkling drinks for long periods of time; and if possible sip through a straw to avoid tooth decay
6. Avoid fruit juices and diet drinks — which tend to be heavily acidic — as they can cause tooth erosion
7. Avoid sticky and sweet nibbles as they are likely to contain high levels of enamel-damaging sugar

8. At a buffet, opt for inoffensive snacks such as breadsticks, crackers, cheese and nuts to minimize the impact on your teeth
9. It’s tempting to graze our way through the festivities, but try to let at least an hour pass between each snack so that saliva is able to carry out its duty of mormalising the mouth’s neutral ph status
10. ALWAYS brush teeth before going to bed as bacteria will work its wicked ways during the night

 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Add a sprinkling of sparkle to a loved one’s stocking with our exclusive seasonal delights!

Spruce up a loved one’s smile and treat them to a dazzling 2012 with our truly transformational teeth whitening treatment, which, for a limited time only, can be purchasedfor ONLY £200 — saving you a nifty £150!

We may be welcoming yet another new year, but thanks to our sensational wrinkle reduction injections, your loved one’s face will fail to show the telltale signs — and for the festive period only, we’re offering the treatment of THREE AREAS FOR ONLY £175!

Our gift vouchers will also make the perfect present, and — as a small token from us — from now and throughout the festive period only, we’re letting our vouchers go that little bit further...

For £25 you will receive a voucher worth £30
For £30 you will receive a voucher worth £35
For £40 you will receive a voucher worth £45
For £50 you will receive a voucher worth £60

 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Ready, Set, Glow!

The sun may not be shining this August bank holiday, but thanks to our exclusive deal with Living Social, the same won’t be said about your visage!

For the next 24 hours, Smiles is offering you the chance to experience the highly desirable results of our transformational facial aesthetics treatments for just £49! Your package will involve a full consultation with our highly experienced practitioner, who will carry out a full skin assessment to tailor your treatment to suit your individual needs. These safe, effective procedures aim to diminish the signs of ageing by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, and can be carried out at both the Cardiff and Merthyr branches. Further areas can also be treated at the special rate of just £75 per area (saving you 50%!) — allowing you to tailor your experience to gain the glowing, youthful visage and the confidence you truly desire.

What are you waiting for? Clear here to access this unmissable deal & let your true beauty shine through!

 

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Why turn that frown upside down when you can simply banish it all together?

The clocks may have recently leapt forward, but there’s been no better time to turn back the years on your personal odometer. For a limited time only, Smiles Facial Aesthetics are offering you the chance to experience the highly desirable results of wrinkle reduction injections for just £50!

This safe, effective treatment is available at both the Cardiff and Merthyr branches, and is carried out by a fully qualified doctor. The exclusive offer includes an initial consultation, follow-up appointment, and the treatment of one facial area. Further areas can be treated at the special rate of just £75 per area — allowing you to tailor your experience to gain the results you truly desire.

So if you’re looking to put your best face forward and a spring in your step, contact us today to benefit from this exclusive package!