The Prospect of Having Dentures

Nearly three quarters of all adults have at least one tooth missing.  6 out of every 100 have none of their natural teeth.  At one time, it was often possible to see that someone was wearing false teeth, but such are the advances in dentistry that it’s much harder to see nowadays. Comfort Given that […]

Can braces affect my speech?

Just like anything new, your mouth needs a few weeks to adjust to your new orthodontic appliances. Good news that it is completely normal for anybody’s mouth to feel different, whether or not you have chosen clear aligners or metal braces.   Lingual braces can affect different patients in their own way. The shape of the […]

Floss The Dentists’ Way

 Edit with ElementorSave draftPreviewPublishAdd title Flossing may not be your favourite task of the day, but your oral health yearns for it and praises you for doing it the right way. Brushing and flossing together is the dream team for preventative care.  Your dentist reminds you about flossing to promote and help you maintain your […]

Should we be scared of sedation?

Sedation in dentistry can be daunting for those who don’t know much about the procedure. Dental anaesthesiologists are specially trained to give all levels of sedation and anaesthesia to both children and adults. Sedation providers take the time necessary to review the patient’s medical history with their treatment plan, to determine a personalised anaesthetic plan […]

How to prevent or cure bad breath

This is a delicate topic for us all.  Having bad breath can destroy confidence and cause embarrassment.  However, most cases of bad breath (halitosis) are as a result of oral health and hygiene problems, so your dentist should be your first port of call.   Dentists will deal sensitively with the problem and investigate to find […]

Five Benefits of having a clean mouth

As we age, everything about our physical and dental health ages, too. Keeping up with dental visits alongside good oral hygiene is crucial for your overall health.  Preventing cavities  The plaque that builds up on your teeth throughout the day is the main cause of tooth decay. If plaque is left to sit on your […]

Lifelong Oral Health

Lifelong oral health is not only vital for your overall health, it is also crucial for your wellbeing, comfort and appearance. Your self-esteem is affected if you are unhappy with the way you look. Avoiding smiling is very sad, but it’s very popular with people who are not confident with the way their smile looks. […]

Advanced Dental Technology

Dental implants are the talk of the dental world. When it comes to replacing one or more of your natural teeth, implants are the popular choice. At The Mall, we use the latest digital implantology systems to ensure accurate placement of implants.  In most cases, we can place implants and restorations with immediate effect, without […]

Is toothache always a sign of tooth decay?

The various degrees of dental pain all have one thing in common – they are revealing a problem with your oral health.  A tooth pain is telling you to contact your dentist.  It really pays to know what each dull or stinging sensation is trying to tell you about your current oral health condition. Sensitivity […]

A loose tooth – a cause for concern?

Perhaps because a loose tooth when we were children was ultimately a source of a little treat being left under our pillows, some of us tend not to be concerned about any loose teeth.  A loose tooth may not be a cause for concern, but it is always worth having it checked out by a […]

Fixing Loose Teeth

It is apparently a fairly common nightmare to imagine your teeth falling out.  I am guessing such dreams are linked to anxiety about having dental treatment.  Having never experienced a nightmare, I would imagine there has to be an existing stressful situation for these to occur.   For my part, I would step up my oral […]

How to Embrace Your Smile (without breaking the bank)

In a world where sometimes, image is more important than the real depths of a person, we can easily feel as though we’re not good enough.   As our smiles are the first thing people notice about us, it’s a good idea to embrace your smile, flaws and all. We are all individuals and we […]

Implants – creating stability to replace missing teeth

When several or more of your teeth are lost, the material that builds the jawbone can weaken over time, and the structure of your face can dramatically change.  The structure of your mouth is compromised when losing your teeth, your confidence is affected, and you also increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. […]

Calming your dental nerves

At The Mall we are experienced in working with nervous and dental phobic patients. We want you to help you get back to good dental health and maintain it comfortably.  Approximately one in ten adults in the UK are so nervous of dental treatment they do not visit the dentist for many years. They are […]

I Don’t Want to Wear Braces!

If the only reason you’ve not asked your dentist about tooth straightening is because you think braces are unsightly, then please think again. It’s true that fixed metal braces are obvious to the eye and have to be worn sometimes for years; that there are some restrictions about what you eat, how you keep your […]

Are You Self-Conscious About Your Smile?

I realise I am lucky.  I am not at all nervous about smiling.  My smile is hugely confident, but it’s not all down to my lifetime habit of brushing at least twice a day and drinking lots of water. I do have a sweet tooth and a caffeine habit, but according to my dentist, I […]

A care guide for dental implants

For most people, dental implants are their second chance of a healthy, beautiful and functional smile.  However, just because you have replacement teeth doesn’t mean that you should take less care of them compared with your natural teeth.  At The Mall, we believe in educating our patients about the importance of implant aftercare before, during […]

Is it worth having my bottom teeth straightened?

Our top teeth are the ones people see the most of when we smile, but what about crooked bottom teeth? Well, if you can see that there has been some wear and tear on your bottom teeth and you’re finding it increasingly more awkward to keep them clean, it is probably time to consult your […]

The health benefits of having a clean mouth

As we age, the importance of having frequent dental appointments increases, even if you have a full set of dentures. Whether you have all of your original teeth or a full set of dentures, it is crucial to keep an eye on your oral health, which  includes your gums, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.  It is […]

Is your bite worse than your bark?

Your dental bite is so important, not only for the health of your mouth but also for other medical conditions.   Your bite is the way the upper and lower teeth meet.  If they don’t meet well, this is known as a malocclusion.  In the case of both children and adults, there are different types of […]

How soon can my child have orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment for children tackles issues with teeth alignment and incorrect bite, and prevents these from developing or worsening as permanent teeth grow. However, many parents wonder how early such treatment can begin. Orthodontists seek to minimise the complications which could arise in later life. There are two stages of early life treatment. Phase I […]

A Dental Deep Bite

Restorative orthodontics can help patients with a bad bite or malocclusion.  A bad bite is where there is misalignment of the teeth and jaws.   Reasons for this may be genetic, but could also be because teeth are overcrowded, decayed or worn – or because teeth are missing, particularly at the back.  The cause might even […]

Before you ask about dental braces…..

Anyone who has a crooked tooth or some crooked teeth might see this as a problem, regardless of their age.  It’s about self-esteem and having the freedom to offer your brightest smile to the world. Your dentist will keep a careful eye on the development of your teeth, from the moment your lifetime teeth begin […]

Can I replace multiple teeth?

  The aesthetics of replacing multiple teeth are probably the patient’s main objective.  The size of their smile shows their smile line, which can be seen when the patient smiles as widely as they can. At The Mall, we believe that for top aesthetics and durability, dental implants are the best way to replace multiple […]

Five benefits of having a clean mouth

As we age, everything about our physical and dental health ages, too. Keeping up with dental visits alongside good oral hygiene is crucial for your overall health.  Preventing cavities  The plaque that builds up on your teeth throughout the day is the main cause of tooth decay. If plaque is left to sit on your […]

Will Clear Aligners Work For Me?

Clear aligners, sometimes known as invisible braces, are finding favour more as time goes on, not only because can they straighten mis-aligned teeth; they can also improve your confidence and give you the perfect smile.   Consult a Dentist  Clear aligners are custom-made, after a one to one consultation with an orthodontist, who may be your […]

Advanced Dental Technology

Dental implants are the talk of the dental world. When it comes to replacing one or more of your natural teeth, implants are the popular choice. At The Mall, we use the latest digital implantology systems to ensure accurate placement of implants.  In most cases, we can place implants and restorations with immediate effect, without […]

Different types of tooth pain

If you have ever been unfortunate enough to experience tooth pain, you will understand how important it is to act immediately.  The first twinge of pain you feel is the red light you need to take seriously. You should almost be grateful for the warning pain. When you have back ache you book in for […]

Lifelong Oral Health

  Lifelong oral health is not only vital for your overall health, it is also crucial for your wellbeing, comfort and appearance. Your self-esteem is affected if you are unhappy with the way you look. Avoiding smiling is very sad, but it’s very popular with people who are not confident with the way their smile […]

The True Cost of DIY Dental Braces

In July 2020, MailOnline’s Eve Simmons reported on British dentists’ alarm about buying braces online.   Dentists in the UK are cautioning people against looking for braces online.  Suppliers are making promises that teeth will be straightened in just 6 weeks – but at what cost?  The products being sold are known as aligners, which are […]

Do you want a whole new smile?

At The Mall, we offer a wide range of different treatments and procedures to help you create and design your bespoke smile makeover. We will help you decide how to achieve your dream smile within your budget.  We use top quality treatments, including Boutique Teeth Whitening and Quick Straight Teeth to brighten and straighten your […]

We can help you achieve your ideal smile

The many advances in materials, technology and techniques in the dental industry have made achieving a beautiful smile so much easier.  A 21st century smile is far more discreet, subtle, long lasting and cost effective.  The developments in dentistry have made the possibility of a lovely smile available to more people than ever before. Let […]

A Guide to Dental Implants

Here at The Mall we believe the best way to replace missing teeth permanently is by fitting dental implants.  Tooth replacement is very important, because leaving missing teeth can have serious implications for not only your dental health but your overall health, too.  Losing teeth and not replacing them increases the risk of your remaining […]

Am I too old for braces?

Adults in the UK have for some years now sought orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons.  However, there are very good medical reasons to seek help from an orthodontist.  You may have an incorrect bite.  A bite is how the upper teeth align with the lower teeth.  Are the upper teeth in front of the lower […]

Your dentist appointment checklist

The British Health Foundation reports that only half of the UK population actually visit the dentist every six months. Since the appointments are far between for most of us, we think it is important to get the most out of each appointment for your health, understanding and peace of mind. Here is a checklist to […]

Why have clear braces?

Whilst metal braces still have a role to play in dentistry, patients can now benefit from clear braces, which fit more readily into the lifestyles of many.  The brackets are the clear component, whereas the wire is tooth coloured.      Quite distinct from clear braces are clear aligners, which fit over the teeth more like a […]

Diets and your oral health

Diets are designed to help you lose weight and gain better overall health, but what if your diet could pose risks to your  dental health?   Our bodies and brain are very complex machines that need care and attention. What you choose to eat and how often you do so can affect your general and oral […]

Which vitamins are good for our teeth?

It is fair to say just how important taking in a number of vitamins and minerals every day is vital for a healthy body and mind. We can achieve overall health with a stress-free life and balanced diet, but did you know that vitamins and minerals our body needs are just as important for our […]

Dental Braces and Hygiene

Braces will help you to straighten your teeth and give you the perfect smile, but they will not protect against decay. Whilst braces are being worn, it is vital that you don’t forget your tooth hygiene, so that you can keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria.  The bacteria are known as plaque, which […]

5 Reasons Dental Implants are Brilliant

As we age, we not only lose the sensitivity in our teeth but also the nerves in our teeth become smaller, meaning we rarely feel any tooth pain. A popular way teeth drop out is owing to a lack of pain or discomfort that usually warns us to go to the dentist for anything we […]

Nutrition for a healthy smile

Brushing and flossing are all essential for a clean healthy white smile. Did you know how much of an impact your nutrition has on your teeth, too? A variety of nutrient rich foods from different food groups promotes healthy teeth. Essential nutrients for optimum oral health as well as overall health has to come from […]

Overcoming Fear of The Dentist

In the UK 36% of adults don’t visit the dentist regularly because they have a fear of the dentist or the treatment. (Simply Health, 2019)  Of that percentage, about five to ten percent of those people have a strong enough fear to be considered sufferers of a dental phobia. Those individuals experience fear so strongly […]

Are you doing harm to your teeth?

We all know that unhealthy habits are hard to break, but any habit is possible to change. Sometimes, just knowing what could go drastically wrong can help you stop your bad habits.  The sooner you put an end to harmful dental habits, the safer and healthier you’ll be. By avoiding these things you will prevent […]

Can thumb-sucking damage your child’s teeth?

Prolonged thumb-sucking, as well as dummy use, can have a negative impact on your child’s smile over time. Most often, babies, toddlers and small children resort to thumb-sucking or dummy use as a way to soothe themselves or calm anxiety. While thumb-sucking and dummy use do have their benefits, they can be detrimental to your […]

The Real Tooth Fairy

The Tooth fairy disguises its magic in a (usually blue) scrub and dental mask – not quite the fairy tale description we give our children. If you have ever been unfortunate to experience chronic tooth pain, you will relate to the abundance of gratitude you have for your dentist when they fix your teeth and […]

Are we maximising the benefits of brushing our teeth?

The simple task of brushing our teeth seems so easy for us, but are we doing it properly? We have brushed our teeth for as long as we can remember and with time we have created bad habits. What we don’t want is brushing our teeth to be pointless. Here’s a list of mistakes we […]

Should we be taking supplements for the health of our teeth?

We all know by now how important it is to fuel our bodies with the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day. Taking care of your body’s well-being with a balanced diet is key to maintaining a healthy life, but is incredibly necessary in keeping our teeth and gums healthy, too.  Ideally, your daily […]

10 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Manchester

There are over 46,000 dental practitioners in the UK. Finding a good cosmetic dentist in Stockport is a world of its own. The dentistry field is on the rise, which gives you more of an opportunity to find a cosmetic dentist in the Stockport area. However, there are certain things you should know before moving […]

Everything You Need to Know About The Dental Implant Process

About one million people in the UK have false teeth of some kind. When most people think of false teeth, they think of dentures. However, dentures don’t have to be your only option. If you’re missing any adult teeth, you may be able to have a permanent dental implant. These look and function like your […]

These Six Signs Indicate You May Need Braces

Your teeth are one of the first things people notice when they first meet you. A great smile can go a long way when meeting someone new and making a memorable impression. But if your teeth aren’t so perfect, you may have to consider talking to an orthodontist about whether or not you need braces. […]

The True Cost of Not Replacing a Missing Tooth

Most people are aware of the impact missing teeth have on our appearance. Missing teeth can make our faces appear sunken, aged, and reduce our confidence. But have you ever wondered about the health implications of not replacing a missing tooth? According to a study conducted by the University College London and Harvard University, the […]

A Simple Guide: Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dentophobia, or a fear of the dentist, is extremely common. Statistics suggest that around 12% of us suffer from extreme dental anxiety. The British Dental Association says that 25% of the UK population suffer from some sort of anxiety before visiting the dentist. We suspect that this number is a lot higher. The most common […]

Ten Great Benefits of Invisible Braces

Do you smile without showing teeth? Perhaps your smile isn’t your strong suit. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be. It may not have occurred to you to consider braces, thinking that the time to get them is long passed. Many adults nowadays are getting braces. They certainly don’t have the stigma that they used […]

Can you improve your oral hygiene routine?

Whether you want to maintain your white smile or reduce the risk of dental problems, improving your oral hygiene is always a good idea. We all find ourselves staring into the bathroom mirror in the morning or in the evening before we carry out the most mundane task of our day – brushing our teeth. […]

Should We Be Scared of Sedation?

Sedation in dentistry can be daunting for those who don’t know much about the procedure. Dental anaesthesiologists are specially trained to give all levels of sedation and anaesthesia to both children and adults. Sedation providers take the time necessary to review the patient’s medical history with their treatment plan, to determine a personalised anaesthetic plan […]

Can you be too old for braces?

Is there such a thing as a brace age restriction? There is no such thing as a brace age restriction. You are never too old to have a smile you have always dreamed of. A healthier smile means a healthier you. Braces are available for everybody. Whether you are 8 or 88, as long as […]

What are Veneers?

The dictionary definition of a veneer is ‘’A plastic or porcelain coating bonded to the surface of a cosmetically imperfect tooth’’.  The word ‘veneer’ comes from the French word ‘fournir’ meaning to furnish. Just as you would ‘furnish’ your home, you can furnish the appearance of your teeth with veneers and achieve that perfect, straight, […]

Is Fluoride Good or Bad?

You will have probably heard a debate on whether fluoride is good or bad for you by now. The debate has been highly polarised this past few years and has resulted in simplistic, often emotional viewpoints. Fluoride is a mineral which is found naturally in some food and water. Low levels of Fluoride are naturally […]

How do you make over a smile?

A smile makeover is improving the appearance of a smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Quick Straight Teeth see through braces, composite bonding, dental veneers and dental implants.  The cost can vary between as little as a few hundred pounds up to thousands of pounds. Generally, for example, having eight upper […]

Why are dental implants so expensive?

Dental implants are the superior option when replacing missing teeth, and they don’t come with any further costs like bridges and dentures do. They have a lifespan of up to 15 years and require no special care, just your usual brush and clean, and they don’t cause damage to any adjacent natural teeth. Taking all […]

Why are my dentures loose?

A loose denture can be painful, uncomfortable and even embarrassing. Trying to maintain and repair dentures can be time consuming and expensive.  Dentures become loose for different reasons – bone resorption is the most common reason. The process is your gums beginning to shrink because they are no longer being used to hold your teeth […]

How do teeth break?

Has your tooth broken and you can’t figure out why?  Our teeth are really strong, but with the many stresses and strains that they have to endure, they can crack, chip and break.  Common causes of these breaks can include: Facial trauma following an accident Eating something hard Damage from sports Untreated cavities can cause […]

What makes a good toothpaste?

All toothpastes do the same thing – they clean our teeth, right? Not exactly.  They all clean our teeth but by using different ingredients to do it. Choosing the best toothpaste for you is a personal matter. We all have preferences when it comes to flavour, texture and ingredients. It can be a real challenge […]

Do you need help choosing between Dentures or Implants?

The choice between dentures or implants can be confusing when replacing missing teeth. Your teeth are a fundamental part of who you are – they help shape the contours of your face; they help you eat and speak. Your teeth of course make up your smile and who doesn’t want that perfect, white, full smile. […]

Are you concerned that your teeth are not straight?

Denture Replacement

Crooked, misaligned teeth are very common. If your teeth are crooked, you shouldn’t feel like you have to straighten them. Rest assured, many children and adults have them.  Teeth that aren’t perfectly straight are unique to you and can add personality and charm to your smile. However, if you’re unhappy with the way your teeth […]

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth. They act as an anchor that provides better support and stability, as well as reassuring the wearer. Dentists today recommend dental implants over dentures. If you are still undecided about dental implants, then below are some of the advantages over dentures and other treatments. Look like […]

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding on teeth is simpler than other cosmetic dental procedures; so simple that this procedure does not typically require anesthesia and does not require multiple visits to the dentist.  Why have cosmetic bonding?  Cosmetic tooth bonding can fix a defect or imperfection within a tooth as a quick, cost effective way to create your […]