With National Smile Month just around the corner, Clifton-based CK Dental is giving Bristolians the chance to get their pearly whites in peak condition at its free open event on Saturday 25 April.
The event will take place from 10am to 4pm at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield on Clifton Hill. Visitors are invited to pre-book an appointment and take advantage of a free 15 minute dental check-up where they can also find out more about the services offered by the expert team, including cosmetic dentistry and sedation services for anxious patients.
A great smile can make us appear more attractive, lift our mood, give us more confidence and – according to scientific research – even extend our lifespan. Yet one in ten adults admit they regularly forget to brush their teeth and nearly half of us are unhappy with our grin.
Mr Cornelius Krause is the founder and lead Dentist at CK Dental based at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield in Clifton Village. He has over 10 years’ experience and has worked with internationally renowned dentists to develop his passion and skills for minimally invasive and cosmetic dentistry.
He said: “Not being happy with your smile can make you feel very self-conscious and have a surprisingly detrimental impact on your life. From simple things like not wanting to appear in photographs to more deep-rooted issues around being comfortable in public, a person’s smile can’t be underestimated.
“Advances in technology mean that adults can now achieve a perfect smile with little inconvenience. Dentists no longer have to rely on metal work for cosmetic treatments, meaning we can blend the appearance of crowns, bridges and implants seamlessly with a patient’s existing teeth. One of the most exciting developments in cosmetic dentistry is undoubtedly the introduction of Invisalign, a comfortable alternative to traditional braces which utilises a series of invisible and removable aligners.”
Despite these advances in technology, many people are still nervous about visiting the dentist. In fact, the British Dental Association has revealed that one in four people in the UK suffer from anxiety before visiting the dentist and many avoid going altogether for fear of what may happen.
Cornelius added: “It seems more and more people are feeling uncomfortable in the chair. This has encouraged us to find solutions and new ways of working to make sure our patient experience is as positive as possible. Our sedation service is a really good option for putting nervous minds at ease and is also ideal for those needing to undergo lengthier treatment as it doesn’t mean an overnight hospital stay. Instead, patients can go home immediately after treatment, providing they have a friend or family member who can stay with them.”
For more information and to book an appointment at the free CK Dental open event visit www.nuffieldhealth.com/bristolhospital or call 0117 911 1573.