All the team at Dental Studios Borehamwood would like to wish everyone a Happy Xmas or Chanukah, and a happy, healthy and cavity-free New Year! And, if you experience a dental emergency over the Xmas & New Year period - a crack, a chip or lost filling - don't despair! At Dental Studies we set aside appointment times for emergencies. Call the clinic as soon as possible, and we'll do our very best to help you the same day.
We smile when we are happy, and we frown when we are sad. But did you know that it works the other way round too? Recent studies have demonstrated that our emotions are affected by - reinforced—even triggered—by our facial expressions. Yes - smiling can trigger happiness in you - and in those around you! Forcing yourself to smile - for no reason - can trigger neuroreceptors in your brain and these make you feel happier and researchers have shown that smiling combats stress. Smiling is a powerful tool - read more Contact us today to find out more!
Why not treat yourself to a new, whiter smile this Xmas? Did you know that smiling activates the release of neuropeptides that help combat stress? Neuropeptides are tiny molecules that allow neurons to communicate. They send messages around the whole body when we are happy, sad, angry, depressed, excited. The feel good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released when you smile! Research shows that a smile can even lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Read more here And, here's a video testimonial from Chloe Newlove on what a new smile did for her!
More than 4 in 10 children under the age of 12 have cavities ( National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research) and over half of them go untreated which leads to permanent damage to the children's teeth. The sad thing is cavities are largely preventable. So, what is a dental cavity? A cavity is a hole in a tooth which occurs over a period time. If your teeth are exposed to acid frequently - e.g. from sugary foods or drinks - the tooth enamel loses minerals and, before you know it, a hole appears. An early sign of lost minerals is a [...]