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Anti-wrinkle treatment at St Peter’s Lodge

Anti-wrinkle treatment has become incredibly popular all around the world and many people see the benefits of having professional help to improve their facial aesthetic. Anti-wrinkle treatment can give you a more youthful appearance whilst retaining your natural features. Here at St Peter’s Lodge in St Albans, our team have a broad knowledge and understanding of how this treatment can … >Read more

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Invisalign at St Peter’s Lodge

Orthodontic treatment can transform your life, boosting your confidence and facial aesthetic simply by realigning your teeth or tackling widely-spaced or overcrowded teeth. The latter problems can also be the cause of an increased amount of decay, plaque and tartar which can cause gum disease later on down the line. If you’re worried about braces disrupting your day-to-day life, Invisalign … >Read more

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Replace your dentures with a dental bridge – an investment in your future

What is a dental bridge? A bridge is a highly effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth and ‘bridge’ the gap where you have missing teeth – the clue is in the name! Bridges are very popular with patients who have been wearing dentures to tackle missing teeth, as they are a superior alternative in several ways. Bridge … >Read more

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How orthodontics can turn your health around…

Outside of the medical realm, the benefits of orthodontics are widely considered to be predominantly aesthetic and this is indeed a significant aspect of treatment. However, treating poorly-aligned, protruding, crowded and widely spaced teeth has life-changing, positive effects on your dental health and in certain cases, your overall health.   Examples of how orthodontic treatment can improve your dental health: … >Read more

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5 reasons to have cosmetic dental treatment – veneers and tooth whitening

Here at St Peter’s Lodge, we offer tooth whitening and veneers as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. Are you unhappy with your smile? Perhaps you have a crooked, broken, chipped, discoloured or decaying tooth? Veneers of tooth whitening, or a combination of the two could be the answer for you. Professional tooth whitening services – Tooth whitening should always … >Read more

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Professional tooth whitening – essential 

Tooth whitening is a procedure that should always be carried out by a professional dentist or doctor and never beauty therapist with no relevant credentials. What causes discolouration of teeth?  Smoking. Excessive consumption of alcohol. Caffeinated drinks such as  tea and coffee. What is the process behind tooth whitening?  Your dentist will talk you through the process at an initial … >Read more

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The benefits of veneers

What are veneers and what are they used for? Veneers are bespoke thin shells made from either porcelain or plastic resin, designed to fit over the front side of your teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Veneers are a versatile solution, used for patients who have chipped, discoloured, cracked or broken teeth. Here are 5 benefits of … >Read more

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Dental hygiene – important around Easter time 

During the Easter period, it’s easy to get caught up in all the decadent foods and let your dental hygiene slip. Dental hygiene appointments play a crucial part in your dental health and here at St Peter’s Lodge, we’ve found that many of our patients appreciate the benefits of a visit, even if they already have a strong dental hygiene … >Read more

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Dental implants – the procedure in detail

Are you thinking about having dental implants but want to know more about what is involved? Here, we outline what is involved in preparation for surgery and what each phase of the procedure involves. What is a dental implant? Dental implants are the next best thing to a real tooth, replacing your tooth root. An abutment such as a crown … >Read more

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White and Silver Fillings & their properties

Over the years, fillings have become a principal component of general dentistry, extending the lives of teeth and dramatically reducing the need for more complex treatment. The desire for more cosmetically sound looking teeth has resulted in an increased desire for ‘white fillings’, which are made from a composite material that can be closely matched to the natural colour of … >Read more

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New You in 2017! 

Wishing a Happy New year to all of our friends and clients. Start your year with a fresh smile and renewed confidence in yourself. Why cosmetic dentistry? Restore confidence in yourself. Have a fresh, younger-looking smile. Have a healthier-looking face. Smile, chew and kiss with confidence. Have cosmetic dentistry performed as part of a smile makeover. This is where the … >Read more

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Quick fire tips and advice for looking after your teeth in 2017 

When a new year begins, it’s common for everyone to stop and think about how they can go forward and maintain a healthier lifestyle – dental hygiene and health often comes into this. We’ve put together a list of some useful advice and tips on how to maintain good oral heath.   Use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste slows the breakdown … >Read more

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Best and worst foods this Christmas

Are you worried about looking after your teeth this Christmas? This can be the most difficult time of year to keep your teeth healthy, but don’t panic as there are Christmas foods that are a friend of your teeth! There are also some that are better enjoyed in moderation…. Best Cheese – Hoorah for cheese! Cheese can actually boost the … >Read more

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Teeth whitening – the perfect Christmas gift

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a brand new smile this Christmas? Teeth whitening if a fantastic gift to someone who has had a bit of a confidence knock as a result of a discoloured or stained smile overtime. What are the benefits of teeth whitening as a Christmas gift? Give yourself or a loved one the … >Read more

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Cosmetic dentistry – veneers at St Peter’s Lodge

We’ve helped may patients out with cosmetic procedures here at St Peter’s Lodge and it is extremely satisfying when patients’ confidence and wellbeing is restored. One of the treatments that can make a real difference is dental veneers treatment, offering patients a long-lasting solution to damaged, chipped, cracked, broken or badly discoloured teeth. What are dental veneers? Veneers are thin … >Read more

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St Peter’s Lodge – Botox

Botox, otherwise known as Botulinum toxin, has been used for medical procedures for more than half a century. Botox can also be used to treat a condition called hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating. Botox is a cosmetic procedure relaxes the muscles in your face and are administered to smoothen out lines such as crows feet and lines between the eyes and … >Read more

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Types of braces and what they can do for you

Today, there are more teeth-straightening options available to you than ever before, so it can be a bit intimidating when choosing the right one for you. Here at St Peter’s Lodge, we can help, as we offer several types of orthodontic treatment. Our approach is to find individual treatments to suit individual people – we look at your dental history … >Read more

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Dental Implants – Replacing a missing tooth is vital to your health

If you have a missing tooth, replacing it should be top of your list of priorities, for more important reasons than your appearance. A missing tooth can seriously impact on your dental health and pose problems such as the following: Missing teeth can cause problems with digestion – if you have a missing tooth it will change the way you … >Read more

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The importance of visits to the hygienist and dentist….

The work of dental hygienists goes hand in hand with that of dentists. Here at St Peter’s Lodge, our dental hygienist performs crucial work to help prevent gum disease. We believe that keeping a clean mouth is about much more than merely preventing bad breath and tooth decay. Keeping a clean mouth also significantly reduces your chances of gum disease, … >Read more

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Types of braces at St Peter’s Lodge

Orthodontics is an important aspect of dentistry that deals with structural dental issues, which in turn, renders your teeth healthier overall. Here at St Peter’s Lodge, we offer several types of brace treatment, so you can choose which treatment course best fits with your lifestyle. ‘Invisible’ braces Invisalign Invisalign braces are one of the most significant braces treatments to emerge … >Read more

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What is so important about the dentist anyway?

Your teeth and enamel are the strongest parts of your body, so prevention is paramount, as restoration can be complicated further down the line. The list below contains reasons why your tooth enamel might be worn. Tooth enamel is the protective coating that prevents your teeth from becoming stained with plaque and tartar (bacteria). Excessive consumption of alcohol. Smoking. Failing to brush … >Read more

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Dermal Fillers – what you need to know

Dermal fillers replace the hyaluronic acid that you lose from your skin into older age and as a result of several other factors. This acid is a natural lubricant and attracts and stores water in our skin, causing our skin to look younger. When this is lost, our skin becomes wrinkled. Dermal fillers can restore confidence and the desire to … >Read more

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The evolution of Invisalign and ‘Invisible’ brace types

The concept itself surfaced between the 1970s and early 1990s, though it was not until 1997 that a technique was unearthed by two non-professional students with no dental training. Despite this, their methods soon became widely accepted worldwide…. Stanford University graduate Zia Chishti noticed his teeth begin to move out of position when he was not wearing his orthodontic retainer … >Read more

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Short term/Long term orthodontic treatment

Comprehensive treatment includes the following procedures: Treating misaligned teeth Correct complications with your bite such as overbites, underbite and protruding teeth. Expansion of dental arches in order to give you a fuller smile. Correcting problems with crowded and spaced teeth. Correct midlines for more symmetrical teeth.   These type of treatments typically take between 12-24 months and are classed as … >Read more

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Celebrities Sporting Braces

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise set out to straighten his smile after taking his children to the orthodontist, only to discover that he had problems with his own teeth. He decided that a combination of translucent ceramic braces and Invisalign were the way to go. Ceramic braces are available in varying levels of transparency which means their colour can be custom … >Read more

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A Little Bit About Gum Guards

Teeth are one of the most resilient parts of your body, but this can also back fire….According to research, between 13-39 % of all tooth-related injuries are also sports-related, notably close contact sports. It is not uncommon to sustain teeth and face-related injuries from close contact sports such as boxing, rugby, hockey and martial arts. Whether you play these sports … >Read more

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Oral-B release Smart Toothbrush

Smart technology has now emerged into the realm of dental-care and oral health, as Oral-B release a ‘smart’ electric toothbrush. In a nutshell, the brush’s purpose is to identify the parts of the mouth you are neglecting and have not cleaned properly. Brand Manager at Oral-B Ale Apostoli explains that: ‘An average of 75% Americans and Brits take their smartphone … >Read more

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The Importance of Enamel

Tooth enamel makes up one of the 4 tissues of a tooth. Tooth enamel is the most solid substance in the human body and containing the largest % of minerals.   What is enamel for? Enamel is the coating on your teeth that protects them from wear and tear. By failing to take the right measures to maintain your tooth … >Read more

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How to eat well whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Advancement in orthodontics and braces today make it easier than ever to straighten your teeth. Braces are more unobtrusive than ever and are designed to fit in to your lifestyle though some changes to the food and drink you eat may be necessary. It’s important to avoid foods that can get stuck in the nooks and crannies of your braces … >Read more

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Professional vs Home Whitening

It can be highly appealing to whiten your teeth at home, when there are so many products available to you at the supermarkets and online. But many people are unaware of the risks and dangers, which can occur from whitening your teeth at home. At Home Whitening DIY whitening methods can cause a lot of problems, some of which are … >Read more

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6 Celebrities Who Have Had Cosmetic Dental Work

Cosmetic dentistry has been an important factor in boosting many celebrities’ confidence and careers and could also help to benefit your own. Some cosmetic dentistry options include; teeth whitening, veneers, crowns (caps), bonding, removal of teeth, dental implants and fixed bridges. Here are some big names and what cosmetic procedures they have had done. Zac Efron The ‘High School Musical’ … >Read more

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6 Historic Facts about Dentistry

  To fill teeth objects such as stone chips, turpentine, resin, gum, metals, cork, lead and gold foil were used in the past. These days we are lucky enough to have modern materials used like silver amalgam, porcelain, gold, tooth coloured plastic and composite resin fillings. Which are much safer, hard-wearing and effective for treating cavities. The first bristle tooth … >Read more

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Top 3 Common Dental Myths

Many people with a phobia of the dentist will have heard some dental myths at some time in their lives, which has affected their trust and confidence in the dentist.  Such myths can increase dental paranoia of the dentist, and make the thought of a dentist appointment a very discouraging experience.  Missing these necessary appointments could lead to serious oral … >Read more

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Top 5 Good and Bad Foods For Your Teeth

Stumped about which foods are good and bad for your teeth? You may be surprised about a few items on the list, good and bad…..    Bad   Acidic & citrcs fruits Although they’re a well-known source of Vitamin C, citrus fruits are no God-send for your teeth. Grapefruits, lemons and orange juice can corrode the protective coating on your … >Read more

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Thinking of getting dental implants? 

Dental implants are considered the next best thing to a missing tooth, replacing the tooth’s root and fusing with your jawbone. The process behind getting dental implants takes several months as there is a recovery period whist the implant fuses with your gum. During this time, you will have a replacement restoration before your custom-created restoration is fitted. You can … >Read more

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