Welcome to Midlands Smile Centres' August newsletter. This month's issue contains: an Invisalign invisible braces offer, a tip for improving your chances at job interviews, tips for keeping your toothbrush clean and information on our practices' cross infection prevention.
Smiling for your Interview
Applying for a job and going for an interview can be daunting tasks, even more so when you're worrying about the appearance of your smile. Recent studies have shown that 38% of job applicants don't smile during their interview. Most career advisers consider this to be a big mistake.
However, smiling when you have missing or crooked teeth can be extremely difficult. This can severely affect your chances at having a successful interview. To help give to give you a bright, healthy and grabbing smile, Midlands Smile Centres offer a range of affordable treatments.
If you're looking to improve your smile, your dentist can recommend the best treatment for you. Whether it's dental implants, orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry, we're sure we can give you a brilliant smile.
Clean Toothbrush Tips
Your toothbrush is your main tool when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy. As such, it's important to look after it and make sure that it is kept clean. Here are 6 do's and don'ts for a clean toothbrush:
- Don't share your toothbrush
Not only is this a bit gross, it can also cause problems as you are sharing bacteria.
- Don't keep your toothbrush stored in a dark, closed space
Bacteria like to live in dark and moist conditions that don't have much circulation, so avoid storing your toothbrush in a container or cupboard.
- Don't keep your toothbrush near the toilet
Keeping your toothbrush six feet away from your toilet is a generally good rule, due to airborne particles from flushing.
- Rinse your toothbrush after use
Thoroughly rinsing your toothbrush can remove any debris or bacteria left behind.
- Make sure your toothbrush is dry when stored
This allows your toothbrush to dry out more, and not develop mold.
- Replace your toothbrush
If you've been following us on social media, you should know about replacing your toothbrush regularly or if the bristles fray.
A clean and healthy toothbrush makes for a clean and healthy mouth. You can find more dental care tips by following us on social media.
Free Invisalign Consultations
We will be offering free Invisalign consultations during August. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses braces that are both clear and removable. This makes it perfect for those who want to have straighter teeth, but don't like how traditional braces look.
Call today to book your free consultation for invisible braces.
The Hygiene of your Dentist
As a dental patient at Midlands Smile Centres, what is more important to you, the time of your appointment, or the cleanliness of your dentist's equipment?
You'll be pleased to know that all of our practices have a cross infection prevention rating of 100%, which means there have been 0 reported instances of cross infection. This rating is the best that a dental practice can obtain. Therefore, you can be sure that you'll be treated in a clean environment with equipment that has been properly sterilised.
Working at MSC
If you're looking for work, a dental career could be just for you. Have a look at our current openings.
Read what our staff have to say about working at Midlands Smile Centres:
MSC treat all staff with respect, dignity and a high standard of professional development that results in better work and life balance...
Chrissy. W - Practice Manageress
Read the full testimonial on our site.
Public Holiday Opening Hours
On Public Holidays the practices listed below can be contacted for emergency dental care. New and existing patients are able to make use of this extended service.
|Date||Holiday||Practice||Opening times||Contact Number|
|29/08/16||Summer Bank Holiday||Northfield||10am - 1pm||0121 475 5179|
|26/03/16||Christmas Eve||Selly Oak
| 10am - 5pm
10am - 1pm
| 0121 414 1551
0121 444 1928
|25/12/16||Christmas Day||Selly Oak||10am - 5pm||0121 414 1551|
|26/12/16||Boxing Day||Selly Oak||10am - 5pm||0121 414 1551|
|27/12/16||Bank Holiday||Selly Oak||10am - 5pm||0121 414 1551|
|31/12/16||New Year's Eve||Kings Heath||9am - 1pm||0121 444 1928|
|01/01/17||New Year's Day||Selly Oak||10am - 5pm||0121 414 1551|
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