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Three Types Of Anxiety That Can Affect Dental Patients

Some tips for our Burton patients who suffer from this relatively common problem. Stress is increasingly common in our society. Although we may live a relatively privileged life in the West compared to some parts of the world, there are

Five Things You Shouldn’t Do At Your Dental Appointment

Detrimental habits we may have when appointment time is due! Whether you are a nervous patient or not, the likelihood is that you aren’t particularly looking forward to your dental appointment. Even those with generally healthy teeth and a good

Mouth Ulcers And Sores

Our Burton dentist discusses the results of poor oral health. As a part of your regular six monthly check ups at our Burton practice, we not only examine your teeth and gums, but also the soft tissues in your mouth,

Mike Allen – Thirty Years Plus Of Dental Care!

A quick history of our long standing Burton dental practice. It was over thirty years ago when Mike Allen decided to set up a dental practice in Burton Upon Trent. Things were very different then of course, and cosmetic dentistry

Teeth Whitening And Pregnancy

Why this popular cosmetic treatment is not appropriate for mums-to-be. The idea of starting a family, or adding to one, can be a very exciting time for mums to be. It can also be a challenge for some, and feeling

Gum Recession – Treatment in Burton on Trent

The effect on our smile and other dental problems. One dental issue that some of us may not notice initially, as it often happens quite slowly, is that of  receding gums. This is not uncommon and tends to occur as

Three Reasons To Consider Having Your Teeth Straightened

The benefits of wearing a dental brace for long term smile improvements. It is something of a joke, in the USA, that the British have badly crooked teeth. This is often depicted in cartoons originating from across the Atlantic. Whilst

Four Oral Health Risks Resultant From Smoking

Identifying oral health problems in smokers and available treatments. Although a large proportion of the UK population have managed to stop smoking, or have, at least, switched to e-cigarettes, there is still a sizeable section of society, thought to be

General Dental Care For Burton Patients

Getting the basics right for long lasting and healthy teeth. At Mike Allen’s Dental Practice in Burton, we believe that, barring accidents, there is little reason to believe that you should not have healthy teeth throughout your life. Preventative measures

Enamel And Dentine

Understanding these two important components of a tooth. In order to maintain healthy teeth, it is useful to understand the component parts of the human tooth and the roles that they perform. Below, Mike Allen looks at two of these;