Dental Sugar News in Dunstable


sugarSugar is hitting the news again! It just highlights the damaging effects sugar has on our health. Frequent sugary attacks on your teeth cause rapid tooth decay, which leads to cavities and thus increase the likeliness for fillings and other dental treatment.

Our dentist at Friars Walk in Dunstable are passionate about advising our patients on the effects of sugar. Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under attack for up to one hour. Sugar can lead to tooth decay, which will damage your teeth and leads to fillings or even extractions

The problem with sugar is that it’s not easy to moderate. It’s in our daily habits, our social fabric and well, it tastes good!

Sugar is in our daily foods and can be known by over 50 names for example dextrose, fructose and sucrose are all the sugars.

If our dentists at Friars Walk can help you recognize or if you just cut back we feel we are doing something to help fight tooth decay – and a healthy lifestyle.

Look at Drinks

Drinking sugar is often a habit rather than necessity. The sugar in the tea, the fruity drink with lunch or the soft drink when socializing. If going without is tough at first, look to cut down the amount of sugar gradually.

Look at what you are buying

Often there can be a big difference in sugar content between brands of the same food. Spending a few minutes researching and finding the ones that don’t have as much added sugar, shaves off a few grams that can make a difference if you are eating these daily.

Although fruits and natural sources of sugar have nutritional benefit and are healthy in many respects, they are still sweet and you’re likely to still experience powerful cravings when consuming them. Fructose, which is found in refined sugar and fruit sources, is the more additive part of sugar that we desire the most.

When you first start managing your sugar intake you will realize you’re eating a lot of it, the whole prospect can be somewhat daunting. Start by making one change at a time. This is a great way to start.

At Friars Walk our dentists are here to help with all your questions or help you require.

So if you are looking for a great Dentist in Dunstable look no further than Friars Walk Dental Practice we are always here with helpful advice and Treatments to help you along the way.

You can call us on 0158 2638 908 or go to our website at visit our face book page which is full of great advice and tips.




Invisible Orthodontics at Friars Walk

Invisible Orthodontics at Friars Walk

Invisible orthodontics can be used to improve your smile. Whether you have crowded, crooked or spaces in your teeth, invisible orthodontics can correct this in a way that does not involve the traditional metal brackets.

After an initial FREE consultation, all treatment options will be discussed. Impressions are taken of your teeth, and plaster moulds are made. These plaster moulds of your teeth are studied and a your personal treatment plan is decided based on this.  Mr McKeon, our on site orthodontist will then provide the most suitable type of appliance for your treatment case.

Excellent choice for adults

The treatment for invisible orthodontics involves fitting you with a series of clear bespoke aligners. These are fitted at intervals and adapted to encourage movement of the teeth. Because the appliance is clear and comfortable you are be able to wear them throughout the day and night without interference of your everyday life. This is why this treatment can be an excellent choice for adults who don’t want to be seen wearing traditional brackets.


Length of treatment

The length of the treatment varies and is dependent on the degree of movement required. On average treatment can be anything between 12-18 months.

When movement has been achieved and you are satisfied with the final result. It will involve you wearing what we call a ‘retainer’ to ensure stability. Again this will be in the form of a removable transparent tray.

Added bonus

At the end of the treatment there is the added bonus that your final trays can be used for home whitening. All you would need is the whitening gel and you will be able to enhance your smile not only with your perfectly straight teeth;  but with brighter, whiter straight teeth. Just ask for details at your FREE consultation appointment.

How much does invisible orthodontics Cost?

The initial FREE consultation visit will determine your requirements and suitability.  You will be given a full treatment plan and estimate for cost of  your treatment before agreeing to go ahead with the second consultation.

Treatment price starts from £150 for full assessment, treatment plan and impressions for study models, each aligner is priced at £180.00. You will be given an individual estimate for treatment based on the number of aligners your treatment requires.

An affordable payment plan can be arranged for you online using our Medenta Finance option.

Contact us by email or call Sarah our receptionist on 0158 2638 908