Blog

The latest news and articles from the team at Alex Jones Dentistry.

Just a scale and polish?

Taking care of your oral health is much more than a routine clean.  It’s simple. You attend your appointment with the Hygienist, lay back, have your teeth cleaned, scraped, polished and told “we’ll see you again in 6 months”. Incorrect. As an industry, collectively we need to move away from this ‘scale and polish’ mindset. We as dental Hygienists and Therapists spend 3 years at university studying as well as continuing our development in all aspects of dentistry ultimately, allowing for the updating of skills and knowledge to pass onto our patients in order to prevent deterioration of the supportive structures

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Guide To Reopening

What to Expect As We Welcome You Back For your safety and that of our team, we have made significant changes to the way we carry out dental care.  This guide sets out all the new measures that you can expect prior to your appointment, to leaving the practice upon completion of your treatment.  Booking Your Next Appointment Fewer appointments = a safer environment  Please book by calling either practice. We are having to control who enters our practice so we can ensure a safe environment at all times. Only arrive at our practice if you have already booked an appointment.  We are adding a buffer period between

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Katie’s Story

Invisalign

I’m over the moon with the treatment. The team are always friendly and very welcoming each time I visit.

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Ross’s Story

Smile Makeover

My Smile Makeover experience has been such an easy and relaxed process due to the highly skilled team at Alex Jones Dentistry

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Alex’s Virtual Everest for Age UK

During the lockdown period older people are particularly at risk, not only from Coronavirus but also from being asked to isolate and stay at home.  Age UK are working tirelessly to protect and help the older members of our society. They exist to help when they are needed most. Whilst I am at home, having closed our business to all but emergencies to protect both my team and our patients, I wanted to do something to help in any way I could.  As a keen cyclist, I wanted to undertake a challenge that everyone, even non-cyclists would appreciate is difficult!

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Sending Positive thoughts!

We know things can seem overwhelming at the moment. Taking care of our mental and physical wellbeing helps us to keep a sense of control when things feel the opposite! When we feel good, strong and healthy, we’re better able to cope with whatever is taking place around us. The Team are ready and fully prepared to offer you support and reassurance when you visit us. Some helpful tips:  Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage Setting boundaries to how much news you read or watch will allow you to focus on your life and actions over which you have control

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Mike’s Invisalign journey……So far

Invisalign is a tooth straightening system that allows us to move teeth in a predictable way and doesn’t have the drawbacks associated with traditional fixed wire braces. It uses discreet, clear aligners which sit over the teeth and are changed every week or two. Over a number of weeks or months, the teeth are brought into the position we want them to be in.  When I was growing up, two of my top front teeth (lateral incisors) didn’t develop. As a result, I was left with a very “gappy” smile which I have been very self conscious of for at

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Quality and Value

It has always been my desire to provide dentistry of the very best quality, that lasts. As with everything, that does come at a price. Whilst I know we are not the most expensive practice, we are certainly a long way away from being the cheapest. What I do hope and strive for, is to provide exceptional value for money. The quality of what we do, the materials we use and the quality of the aftercare we provide, is what allows us to offer a 10 year guarantee on our implants and a five year guarantee on the lab work

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It’s Good To Be Back!

I began working at PDC Dental, now known as Alex Jones Dentistry, in March 2017, fresh out of training with just 6 months of practice under my belt at a small NHS surgery in the Peak District. During this time I was introduced to Alex, who was looking to employ a newly qualified dentist in an apprentice role with the view to introducing them into the world of private dentistry. After a couple of meetings I was offered the position and I jumped at the chance as I knew that Alex was providing the type of dental care that I

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Welcome To Alex Jones Dentistry

We’ve changed our name from PDC Dental but the team, our location and the welcome are exactly the same. The same friendly faces will greet you when you visit, the only difference you will notice is a fresh new look and feel to the surroundings and, what we hope, is a new and improved service with many added benefits to the quality and level of care we provide.  Alex Jones Dentistry is a project which has been 20 years in the making. When I qualified from Sheffield University back in 1999, having studied there for eight years, my career ahead

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