Invisalign GO

Invisalign - The Clear Alternative To Braces

In the run up to the festive season we’re normally inundated with patients asking about tooth whitening or how to improve their smile. At this time, I’m pleased to announce I will be offering a new service in the practice- straighter teeth with no fixed braces- it’s called Invisalign GO.

Invisalign GO is a series of clear plastic trays which are worn for around 10 days at a time. Each tray moves the teeth very slightly into a straighter position, and then we give you a new tray which moves them slightly more again. Treatment time taken on average 3-6 months, at which point we will fit retainers to keep your teeth in the final position for years to come.

We chose to work with Invisalign as they are by far the biggest and best company in this field, with a huge amount of research and development behind their product.

This is a treatment most suitable for minor crowding or rotated teeth and we only move the front 8 teeth- the molars are left as they were so as not to affect your bite. It’s also perfect for cases where braces have been provided in the past, but the teeth have moved slightly back out of position again.

I’m pleased to say that as an introductory offer, we will be providing FREE whitening with every dual arch case of Invisalign GO.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please give the practice a call on 0141 777 7511 for a free consultation!

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Pat Kramek

We’re thankful to the very talented artist Pat Kramek for allowing us to feature her art in our modern dentist waiting room. Pat has had various one man shows and has also participated in many mixed exhibitions, abroad and in the UK. Her paintings are in many private collections throughout the world.

Browse through some of the art featured at Millersneuk Dental Practice below or visit www.patkramek.com to find out more.

Millersneuk Dental Practice

Check up time

Summer is here. We can’t promise sun but we can promise a first class service if you attend the practice.

The summer holidays can be a potentially bad time for your children’s teeth as the usual routines go out the window. Grandparents get drafted in for childcare and there are usually plenty of days out that involve ice cream and sweets.

The best way to stay on top of things is to make an appointment with the practice and we can carry out a thorough examination and go over the best dietary advice. The holiday period gives us plenty of time to fix and problems before they become painful. Prevention is better than cure!

We are accepting new patients at the moment so if you are happy with the service you receive please tell a friend.

We hope to see you soon.

Review: A Truly First Class Service

I wish to thank the entire team for yet again providing a truly first class service . From the front of house reception ( Sharon ) you will find  always friendly and positive in every interaction this I have always experience over 3/4 years . My dentist Johnathon has a fantastic professional quality that completely puts you at ease his chair side manner is first class especially in the way he communicates the actions and full explanation of his procedures that he will be carrying out . A younger man with a big future as at no time in all my visits has his quality of professional levels of service altered . Finally I feel all the staff have recognition for there part in this well oiled machine that is a shinning example of the practices of a dentil surgery in the 21 century they can not be faulted . The only way this surgery could ever be improved upon would be if they served a nice chilled white with a few canopies after your visit .

Christmas & New Year Opening hours

Merry Christmas from Millersneuk

All the team at Millersneuk Dental Practice would like to wish all our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • December 24th: Open normal hours
  • December 25th: Closed
  • December 26th: Closed
  • December 27th: Closed
  • December 28th: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • December 29th: 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • December 30th: Open normal hours
  • December 31st: Open normal hours
  • January 1st: Closed
  • January 2nd: Closed
  • January 3rd: Closed
  • January 4th: Open normal hours

If you have a dental emergency please phone the practice on (0141) 777-7511 at your earliest opportunity, alternatively phone NHS 24 on 111.

Jonathan’s Blog – 5 top tips for oral hygiene

As dentists, we spend a great amount of time discussing oral hygiene with our patients to ensure we are working together to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

I often find that while my patients are extremely motivated to keep their teeth as clean as possible, they can at times need a bit of help to direct that enthusiasm and improve their technique.

Here are 5 top tips for improving your dental hygiene to keep your mouth as healthy as possible:

  • Toothbrushing- It goes without saying but brushing is the single most important step in the cleaning process. Make sure you are brushing twice a day, in the morning and at night, for 2 minutes at a time- and ensure you are brushing every surface of every tooth so that there are no areas being missed!
  • Toothpaste- Brushing is excellent but it is made even more effective by using the correct toothpaste. Make sure as an adult you are using toothpaste with a concentration of 1450ppm Fluoride (it will tell you this on the box!)
  • Interdental cleaning – Interdental brushes are the best way to clean between your teeth. For patients with tight gaps there is always flossing. Flossing has been a subject of much debate recently. At Millersneuk, our advice would always be that flossing is worthwhile to prevent decay between your teeth and keep your gums healthy, just look at the plaque on the floss when you remove it! Try to floss as often as possible for best results.
  • Mouthwash- This is something which is really poorly marketed by the mouthwash companies. Mouthwash should NEVER be used at the same time as brushing unless instructed to do so by your dentist. Feel free to use an alcohol-free fluoride mouthwash throughout the day or after meals to freshen your breath but just not straight after brushing, as this dilutes the fluoride from your toothpaste.
  • The Process- When it comes to your oral hygiene routine, how you bring it all together is really important to gain the maximum benefit. I would advised brushing first with toothpaste, but don’t put the brush under the tap to wet it, brush for 2 minutes, then spit out the excess into the sink, but DON’T rinse out with water or mouthwash etc. This is to allow the fluoride form the toothpaste to sit on your teeth which helps to strengthen them and to prevent decay.

If you have any questions about your oral hygiene please feel free to book an appointment where we can discuss this with you.

Jonathan is a Dentist at Millersneuk Dental Practice in Lenzie. He has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and works together with patients to achieve the results they want. Jonathan has proved popular among his patients since joining the practice, please read some of his reviews on Facebook and on the practice website to find out more. 

To book an appointment with Jonathan, please phone 0141 777 7511

Jonathan’s Blog – Veneers

We often get asked in the practice about veneers and ‘smile makeovers’ and so I thought this may be a good topic to cover for this week’s blog.

Veneers are thin layers of ceramic which fit over the front of teeth to change their appearance. They can be used to change the shape, colour and length of teeth, and when used correctly can really make a difference to your smile.

Many dentists try to ‘sell’ their patients veneers and smile makeovers, promising to totally change their appearance, and while in some situations this can be true, you need to be really careful and thoroughly think through any treatment like this before proceeding.

To provide veneers, the procedure involves removing some of the front of the tooth to make space for the ceramic, before taking an impression to send to the lab, and then making you temporary veneers to wear until the final ones are made. You would then come back for a second appointment to have the temporaries removed, and if we are happy with the colour, shape and fit of the final veneers, they would be cemented in place that day.

An important point to consider when providing veneers is removing healthy tooth. The veneers need to be made in ceramic, and the thinnest we can normally have them fabricated in is 0.3mm. Sometimes if we are covering heavily discoloured teeth this can be even more.

I was at a course last week from the company who produce the ceramic EMAX, who were educating us on the latest developments in ceramics.

One thing to consider is that we are increasingly moving more and more towards ‘minimally invasive’ dentistry and there are other options other than veneers which can be considered, including composite bonding, which involves no removal of healthy tooth tissue.

I often get asked about other local practices providing so called ‘non-prep’ veneers. What I normally say to my patients about this is that I don’t think it’s an appropriate treatment option in almost all cases. Not removing any tooth to make space for the ceramic means most of these veneers end up looking really big and bulky, and as though the teeth are too big for the mouth. It’s really hard for the dental lab to make a natural looking veneer when the dentist hasn’t given them any space to do so. In addition, not having a smooth join from ceramic to tooth can lead to gum problems down the line.

If you’ve been thinking about having veneers done, or simply want some more information, please don’t hesitate to give the practice a call for a consultation.

 

Jonathan is a Dentist at Millersneuk Dental Practice in Lenzie. He has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and works together with patients to achieve the results they want. Jonathan has proved popular among his patients since joining the practice, please read some of his reviews on Facebook and on the practice website to find out more. 

To book an appointment with Jonathan, please phone 0141 777 7511