Tooth whitening is always highly popular. Not only because it’s easily accessible and affordable, but it’s also a highly effective treatment that can produce quite dramatic results.

It’s also non-invasive, unlike porcelain crowns or veneers.

Over time, your teeth can become stained or discoloured due to various factors, from the foods and drinks we consume to habits like smoking, or simply down to the natural ageing process.

Feeling self-conscious about yellowing teeth is understandable in our increasingly cosmetically aware society, so if you don’t like the appearance of your teeth, tooth whitening might be part of the solution for you.

 Tooth whitening – how’s it done?

 As with any cosmetic dental treatment, you always need to be assessed by a dentist first, to make sure your oral health is stable and up to scratch. This will also give you the chance to explain your concerns and allow your dentist to create the best treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

Only dentists can legally carry out tooth whitening, so don’t be tempted to take risks with your health, leave it to the professionals.

 Here at 61 Dental in Stockport, we use a home whitening system, which is done by placing some whitening gel in your own custom-made trays. We just need to take impressions of your teeth, then the trays are worn for around one and a half hours per day. It’s that simple!

For best results this usually takes around two to four weeks, and you can top up your new smile as and when you need to.

If you are interested in achieving a whiter, brighter smile, give us a call on 0161 428 2447 to book an initial appointment. We look forward to making you sparkle!

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We all know January brings resolutions or promises one way or another. Getting fitter, or learning a new skill; most have fallen by the wayside by the end of January.

So if you’re still on track then Well Done! from all of us at 61 Dental in Stockport!

If saving money is on your list for 2018  – let’s face it, who doesn’t want to save some cash – then we might have just the thing to help you.

Our Dental Care Plans are a great way of making your dental care more affordable by breaking it down into smaller, monthly payments.

Designed with you in mind

Our Dental Care Plans cover lots of things to keep your mouth in top condition throughout the year. Your monthly fee will include all necessary X-rays, a scale and polish for a super clean smile, an oral cancer screening for peace of mind, a clinical examination, treatment planning, preventative advice and care, emergency dental assessments and temporary treatments, 20% off any routine dental treatment that you may require, and a Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme.

There are two levels to choose from; for just £16.89 per month you will receive as many dental examinations and hygiene appointments as your dentist recommends per year (usually two). Or, for £11.84 per month you will receive one dental examination and one hygiene appointment per year.

Both of our plans offer exceptional value and allow you to budget for your dental care. So if money saving and a health kick are high on your agenda for the year ahead, we can tick two of your boxes!

Visit www.61dental.co.uk for full details.

To find out more, just email us at info@61dental.co.uk or call 0161 428 2447.

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When was the last time you changed your toothbrush?

If you’re still thinking about the answer, it was probably too long ago! Did you know, it is recommended you change your toothbrush every three months in order to ensure its working its best?

Of course, if you use an electric toothbrush, you just need to replace the head for a fresh one.

Ask Santa!

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to mention new toothbrushes, because there’s still time to ask Santa for an electric toothbrush in your stocking. We always recommend these to our patients, because they are so efficient at removing plaque and leaving your entire mouth feeling super clean. This, of course, is hugely beneficial for your dental health, helping you to avoid any big problems further down the line.

If you have a cold, or any other bug, before the magic three months is up, we advise changing your toothbrush once you’re better. This prevents you becoming sick again, because your toothbrush could potentially harbour some of the nasty germs.

Here at 61 Dental in Stockport, we are always more than happy to discuss toothbrushes, the best type for you, and provide you with useful brushing techniques too. All of this can help you get the most out of your two minutes, twice a day, putting you on the path towards superb dental health, which is something we love! Just ask us at your next dental check up.

We’re closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd December and reopening on 2nd January 2018. We will be open on the mornings of 27th, 28th and 29th December (10.00am – 1.00pm) for any emergencies. If you have a dental emergency while we are closed please just call the practice number 01614282447 where you’ll find all the information you need to seek treatment.

We look forward to welcoming you to 61 Dental very soon, in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Healthy and beautiful teeth, play an important role in boosting one’s confidence, and no one is more aware of this fact than people who experience problems with their smile. Just because you take good care of your teeth and gums, doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. A cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and so enhance your look.

At 61 Dental, we understand the need for a beautiful smile, we therefore offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to suit every budget. Whether you wish to straighten, brighten or fix your teeth, you are bound to find the right treatment. Our experienced and qualified cosmetic dentist in Stockport will examine your teeth and suggest a customised treatment plan.

Cosmetic Dentist in StockportTeeth whitening

Nowadays, quite a few people face the problem of teeth staining caused by ageing, smoking, excessive consumption of caffeine and poor dental care. When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, is safe and effective. This is because your dentist will customise your treatment and administer a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter products. At 61 Dental, we offer both in-practice and at-home teeth whitening treatments to help brighten your teeth for a youthful, more attractive smile.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment, which will allow your Stockport cosmetic dentist to transform your smile. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, which are adhered to the front of your teeth, enabling your dentist to close gaps, repair chips and cracks and straighten your smile. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and look and feel like your natural teeth.

White fillings

White or composite fillings provide durability and strength to teeth that need to withstand the pressure of chewing and eating. At our practice, we use tooth-coloured fillings to repair decayed tooth enamel and protect your tooth root from further decay. We are also happy to replace your metal fillings with white fillings for improved aesthetics.

Get in touch

For more information on cosmetic dentistry treatments or to book an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Stockport, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? You are not alone. At 61 Dental, we appreciate that it can be embarrassing to smile if you have crooked teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons, from natural changes in your jawbone as you age to previously straightened teeth shifting back to their former crooked positions..

At 61 Dental, we are happy to offer Invisalign cosmetic braces and other discreet teeth straightening treatments for adults. While traditional braces may be the only solution for a few patients with serious dental issues, Invisalign clear braces in Stockport can help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile without the need for metal braces.

stockport-bracesWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern teeth straightening system, which consists of a series of transparent, removable, plastic trays. Your dentist will provide you with a new set of aligners every 2 weeks and although you can remove them for eating and cleaning your teeth, you have to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. You will likely need to wear the aligners for 6 to 12 months, but each case is different. Your Stockport dentist can determine how long you will need to wear the aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign, clear braces

The biggest advantage of Invisalign over other teeth straightening treatments is the discretion it offers. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, therefore, no one will ever have to know that you are having your teeth straightened.

More importantly, unlike traditional braces which are fixed, Invisalign braces are removable. They can be taken out for eating, brushing and flossing your teeth. As such, you can enjoy your favourite foods without having to worry about food particles getting trapped around the brackets and wires of metal braces. Finally, treatment with Invisalign is easy to fit into a busy schedule, since you will only need to visit your dentist for a quick check-up once a month or so.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Generally, if you are a teenager or adult with healthy teeth and gums, you are probably eligible for Invisalign treatment. If you are interested in Invisalign clear braces in Stockport, contact 61 Dental today, and our experienced dentists will guide you through your treatment.

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In Stockport, cosmetic dentists are helping people rediscover their lovely smile.

A cosmetic dentist in Stockport differs slightly from a general dentist because their focus is more on the appearance of your smile, teeth and gums. A cosmetic dentist studies the alignment of the teeth, asking themselves questions such as:

‘Are there too many teeth in this mouth?’ – a condition known as over-crowding.

cosmetic-dentist-stockport‘Do these teeth lean too far in or too far out?’ – misalignment is the technical term for this condition.

‘Is too much gum visible when the patient smiles?’ – a feature known as a gummy smile.

These are the naturally-occurring problems that patients come into 61 Dental to ask about treatment for.

They also ask about other dental problems that have developed over the course of their daily lives. These include:

  • Increasing numbers of amalgam fillings in the mouth that can make you feel self-conscious when you laugh;
  • Teeth becoming stained and discoloured, through drinking tea, coffee and red wine, through smoking, and sometimes as part of ageing;
  • Teeth have been or knocked out, fallen out, or been extracted due to infection or too many fillings.

These are all problems that people seek help for. Your Stockport, cosmetic dentist can help with all these problems.

More than just aesthetics

You will be glad to know that visiting a cosmetic dentist is not just pure self-indulgence. The benefits of a great smile of sparkling, evenly-toned, straight, healthy-looking teeth give you a feeling of well being, which comes from several sources.

Firstly, you are no longer burdened by self-consciousness, maybe even outright depression caused by the condition of your teeth and mouth.

Secondly, the mouth and teeth are in a better state, and because straighter teeth help prevent oral diseases, your physical health is also better.

Thirdly, smiling releases natural ‘happy chemicals’, such as serotonin and beta-endorphins, leading to levels of increased happiness.

At 61 Dental, your cosmetic dentist in Stockport can help you reclaim the smile you want. Our treatments include teeth whitening, white fillings, porcelain veneers, acid erosion solutions, and braces. One or more treatments can be combined to create a treatment package known as the Smile Makeover.

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Are you an adult who would like straighter teeth, but don’t want to have everyone commenting on your dental journey for months on end?If so, you’ll be glad to hear that you can have the teeth you’ve always wanted, without the attention you don’t want.

braces-in-stockportIf you are based, or work, in Stockport, braces are available from 61 Dental, conveniently located in Church Road, Gatley and open every working day, except Fridays after 2.30pm.

We offer an almost invisible method of teeth straightening called Invisalign.

When you come to see us for braces in Stockport, we can give you detailed information during your free consultation. For now, here is an overview to help you get to grips with the basics:

How Invisalign aligners work

Invisalign clear aligners differ from the more well-known bracket and wire braces systems. Aligners are transparent plastic trays, rather like mouth guards, which slide snugly over your teeth. These trays are so thin that it is almost impossible to see them.

Each patient has aligners made specifically for them, from impressions that we take here and then send off to the Invisalign laboratory in the USA. The lab also uses information sent by us to calculate the path your teeth need to travel along to reach their required alignment. The laboratory makes an aligner tray for each step. Each one is slightly differently from the previous one, marking another step along the journey your teeth will take. The pressure created from each slight change in your aligner design is what nudges your teeth along their path.

You need to wear each aligner for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next one. You will need somewhere between 12 to 48 aligners, depending on your specific needs.

In Stockport, braces for adults have another great benefit. Invisalign aligners are removable. This makes them much easier to keep clean and that goes for your teeth too. The aligners should, however, be worn for at least 20 hours a day, every day, for the quickest results. You can however leave them off entirely for a few hours if you have to attend an important social or professional event.

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Cosmetic dentistry can fix a number of aesthetic issues affecting the shape, colour and size of your teeth. It can improve the look of dull or discoloured teeth, address unsightly gaps between your teeth, as well as restore the appearance of chipped, cracked or severely worn teeth.

cosmetic-dentist-in-stockportAt 61 Dental, we are dedicated to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted using the various cosmetic treatments that our experienced cosmetic dentist in Stockport provides. No matter what state your teeth are currently in, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry options to transform your smile. Here are just two examples of the treatments we offer and how they can help you.

Teeth whitening

Are you tired of hiding your smile because you are worried about exposing your yellow teeth? Tooth discolouration can result from drinking coffee and wine, smoking or simply as a natural effect of ageing. At 61 Dental, we offer two popular teeth whitening services to help you restore your pearly whites: at-home and in-clinic professional teeth whitening.

At-home teeth whitening can be completed within one or two weeks in the comfort of your own home, with the aid of whitening trays and a bleaching gel. In-clinic teeth whitening with Zoom technology can whiten your teeth by up to several shades in less than an hour. Both treatments are safe and effective when carried out under the care of our cosmetic dentist in Stockport.

White fillings

Dentists have traditionally used metal fillings to treat cavities. These fillings are notorious for their unattractive colour. You can now replace your old metal fillings with white composite fillings. With our cosmetic dentist in Stockport, white composite fillings will blend into the background of your teeth for a more natural look. This is because they can be colour-matched to your existing teeth.

Contact us

At 61 Dental in Stockport, we are always eager to answer any of your questions about our cosmetic dentistry services. Simply give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to seeing you at your first consultation, where we will listen to your dental needs and expectations. Working together, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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Would you like to straighten your teeth but the thought of having conspicuous metal braces is holding you back? If the answer is yes, then we have alternative solutions for you.

invisible-braces-in-stockportNowadays, when it comes to teeth straightening you have a lot of different options besides metal braces. At 61 Dental in Stockport, we appreciate that fixed metal braces are not particularly well-suited to a professional adult lifestyle. That’s why we are pleased to offer more discreet treatments for aligning your teeth.

Explore your options for aligners and braces in Stockport

At our Stockport dental practice we offer Invisalign clear aligners and Incognito lingual braces. Both treatments have their advantages and are suited to different types of tooth misalignment. Here’s a quick look at what each of these subtler solutions for teeth straightening have to offer.

Invisalign

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners.Your dentist will carefully plan out how each aligner will shift your teeth along to their final straighter positions.Wearing the aligners and replacing them ever two weeks, will gradually move your teeth into place.

Invisalign is removable, which means the trays can be taken out for eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. Invisalign can treat gaps between your teeth, moderately crooked and crowded teeth as well as cross bites. However it can not treat the most severe cases of tooth and jaw misalignments.

Incognito

Incognito braces, also known as lingual braces, are one of the most discreet teeth straightening treatments available today. They are fixed on the tongue side of the teeth, virtually out of sight. Similar to metal braces, they are connected by a wire that helps move your teeth into their final positions.

Incognito braces may require longer treatment times compared to ceramic or traditional braces.Treatment can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months. These braces can treat a wide range of issues, but are not appropriate for every dental condition. Our experienced dentist will help you determine whether this treatment will be the most effective one in your particular case.

Find out more

To learn more about your unique dental needs and your treatment options with braces in Stockport, please get in touch with 61 Dental today.

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Your vision for your smile will be unique, just like you. When you visit 61 Dental, we will help you to articulate your idea of the perfect smile so that we can match it with our treatments and give you the look you want. We can also offer advice on combining treatments for an overall impact that is greater than the sum of its parts.

At 61 Dental, Stockport, cosmetic dentistry is something we use to bring out the beauty in your smile.

cosmetic-dentistry-in-stockportSymmetry

Studies have shown that people show a preference for symmetry and find it more attractive. When you have cosmetic dentistry in Stockport, we will help you to balance your smile in a way that can enhance your self-confidence. We also understand that people want changes that appear natural and blend well with the other features of their face and take into account factors like their age and skin tone.

How does it work?

Different treatments work in different ways.

Cosmetic orthodontics focus on realigning your teeth and closing gaps. This is achieved through gentle pressure that is applied to the teeth using some form of braces.

Veneers are thin, hard covers that fit over the top of your existing teeth in order to make them appear perfect. This might mean a slight change in size, covering a stain or introducing uniformity to your smile by getting a full set of veneers.

Teeth whitening works on certain stains to mitigate or remove them. A treatment can lighten your teeth by several shades. Some patients want a teeth whitening treatment to finish off other dental work. This can achieve a dramatic impact for a wedding or other special occasion.

Choosing one of these or another treatment is something your practitioner can help you with when you have cosmetic dentistry in Stockport.

Confidence comes from you

Once you have given your smile the beauty treatment, you can tap into your well of confidence and step into the world in a different way. Knowing that you look great, or relieving yourself of the burden of self-consciousness about a certain aspect of your look, can be liberating. Getting this extra boost means putting yourself into the world in a different way, whether you are at work, socialising or spending time with loved ones.

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