ZO Skin Health – The Fundamental 5

As you may have seen on our recent social media posts Trinity Dental now stock the ZO Skin Health range.

ZO Skin Health was started by Dr Zein Obaji who is a world-renowned skincare expert. He was the first to conceive new skin as science and used this alongside being a certified dermatologist and award-winning inventor to come up with a range dedicated to maintaining skin health.

The ZO Skin Health range is prescribed to suit you personally. Any one starting the ZO journey are recommended to begin with the fundamental 5.

The fundamental 5 products are designed to wash, scrub, control oil, stimulate and protect.

Starting with these five easy steps leaves you with healthier, younger looking skin.

  1. Wash: Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser

This cleanser and exfoliant combination targets oil, dirt and bacteria in the skin leaving it deeply cleansed, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

  1. Scrub: Offects® Exfoliating Polish

This exfoliant instantly polishes skin to restore a smoother texture and deliver healthy glowing skin.

  1. Oil-Control: Offects® TE-Pads™ 

A dual-chemical exfoliation removes dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and help decrease a potential acne breakout.

  1. Balance: Ossential® Daily Power Defense™ 

Formulated with retinol, enzymes and antioxidants, this skin restorer helps to stabilise skin by repairing damaged cells and protecting skin against future damage.

Protect: Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30

A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF that uses a multiple-defense sun protection system to provides full-spectrum defence against UV rays in addition to shielding skin from the ageing effects of HEV light (high-energy visible light).


Ask in the clinic for more details or book in for your ZO Skin Health Assessment at a time convenient to you.

Black triangles make them disappear, black triangles the solution is here!


So, as you all know I have had my Six Month Smile braces off now since January and I am happily settling into my routine of sleeping in retainers and being retainer free in the daytime. After my orthodontic treatment I had what is known as a “black triangle” as you can see in the picture above (left) this is just where the two teeth have moved creating a very small space where the darkness of the mouth is showing through as a black shadow. This is minimal however in some cases this can be more extreme.

Alison suggested closing the gap using bonding, this is where the gap is closed either side using composite filling material and is a very effective treatment and not invasive what so ever.

I am really pleased with the results and would highly recommend this treatment!

Sharne x

It’s National Smile Month 2018!!!

Its that time of the year again where all of us at Trinity Dental are raising awareness of the importance of oral health.

National smile month is the largest and longest- running campaign to promote good oral health and it’s not just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth.

The key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it!!

This year we have decided to take a new approach and post our very own quote cards with tips and facts on social media. Please see link below.


The three key messages of national smile month are,

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have and how often
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

Keep smiling!

Team TD! x

Orthodontic Retention – Why is it so important?

After orthodontic treatment retention is vital and your teeth take a while to adjust to their new position so whether you have had a fixed appliance or a removable appliance wearing retainers is the key to keeping your newly improved smile.

Following my recent six-month smile treatment, I decided to invest in Vivera® retainers.

So why would I recommend Vivera® retainers?

Although lab made retainers are great (I had no problem with mine) Vivera®  retainers are more of a long term option. You get three sets and they are made of a stronger material which not only ensures the teeth stay in position they also have less chance of cracking or breaking which is crucial in the first few months as these are worn for 22 hours a day!!

These retainers are custom made by taking a digital scan of the teeth and sending the scan data electronically to Align who manufacture the retainers via an automatic process. Using this digital pathway means no more messy impressions, quality of scan data ensuring accuracy and speed! There is a much quicker turnaround time.

I have had only three days of wearing mine and I love them, I actually feel alien when I don’t have them in.

After a long treatment to me they were the perfect investment.

Sharne 🙂

Floss Everyday – Or just the teeth you want to keep…..

Look at these three pictures, what stands out to you?



I was recently looking on the internet for some oral health information that I could share with you when this campaign caught my eye. I tested this on a few of my colleagues and the result was the same for us all.

Colgate have launched this campaign to promote flossing and its importance.

So, who looked at the three pictures and saw the food caught in between the teeth first?

This clever campaign highlights that our eye is drawn to food debris or the smile first. In each photograph there is a physical defect that goes unnoticed or at least unnoticed until you look again in detail.

Photograph 1 – There is an ‘Extra’ arm on the gentleman’s shoulder

Photograph 2 – The gentleman is missing his right ear

Photograph 3 – The lady has an extra finger

Flossing and keeping on top of our oral health is key to maintaining healthy teeth and a smile that lasts forever.

Book to see our hygienist’s today and receive your personalised oral hygiene instruction to discuss a cleaning routine that works for you.

#flosseveryday #onlytheteethyouwanttokeep

Sharne’s Six Month Smile Journey – THE FINALE!!


I think the phrase “it will all be worth it in the end” is something that’s used a lot and although it seems a little cliché it could not be truer.

When I started my Six Month Smile Journey back in July 2017 I was unsure if I would like the look of my teeth whilst wearing the brace, if I would be comfortable wearing them, how much it would affect my time wearing them and trying to imagine the end result.

There is no guarantee and the risks were ones I was fully aware of with such overcrowding.

Alison is an inspirational clinician and having her carry out the whole process made me one hundred percent at ease and excited .We knew this would be a case that looked worse before it looked better.

I think the result surprised us all and the time it took was also a shock thinking it would be longer than the usual. So, Friday 12th January 2018 I had my braces removed and I then had retainers made to keep my teeth in place. I love my new smile and my retainers are so comfy I will be wearing them to keep my teeth in the same position.

Sadly, my Six Month Smile Journey has come to an end and this is my last blog. I hope I have helped anyone who may be contemplating adult orthodontics after all……….

……………It begins with a smile 🙂

Sharne xx

Sharne’s Six Month Smile Blog – Final Adjustments Week 24 (Start Date 27.7.2017)

Today I had my final adjustments for my six months smile journey. I am so pleased with the results; my goal was to have my lower teeth straight and in line and the fact this has been achieved with not much interproximal reduction or any extractions is simply unbelievable. There was NO room!!

So here is my tooth journey so far,

When I was at primary school I fell over and fractured my front adult tooth (devastation!)

When I reached secondary school, I was old enough to have a porcelain bonded crown at the front which at the time compared to the temporary I had was brilliant. While this was being made I had to attend school with what I can best describe as Mr Chips (Catchphrase) at the front of my mouth. I was so upset.

I eventually had my crown fitted and all was fine, however I was always very conscious of my smile and it’s the first thing I would be drawn to in any photographs being taken.

Since being at Trinity I carried out the Enlighten whitening which was brilliant and Alison then replaced my crown with a ceramic crown. This made such a difference to me and I completely lost all worries of it being noticeable in pictures.

I am now coming to the end of my six-month smiles treatment in which I will then go on to wearing retainers.

Next week I will turn 28 and I couldn’t be happier to entering my birthday with the smile id always hoped for!!

<3 Sharne 🙂

White Spots? Need a solution? Look no further!

No drilling, no pain, no unnecessary damage of healthy tooth structure.

Modern dentistry is focused on prevention by encouraging a healthy oral hygiene routine at home and by advising our patients of the need to visit a dental professional as often as their dental health requires which is usually 6-12 monthly.

In early stages, caries can be treated with fluoride. As caries deepen and progress the need for a filling may become necessary. Even in proximal areas (in between teeth) this means sacrificing healthy tooth structure to reach the infected lesion.

Caries infiltration with Icon builds a bridge between prevention and minimally invasive therapy methods. Infiltration with the highly fluid resin enables an innovative treatment of incipient proximal caries as well as smooth surface white spots which can occur following the removal of orthodontic brackets.

How does it work?

Take a look at this short video to see how Icon can help you:

To book your consultation with one of our experienced team please call, email or contact us via our website.

4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves and a 6MS Sharne!!


So, I almost getting to the end of my six-month smile journey and I am over the MOON!!!

On the 14th December I will have been wearing my braces for exactly 5 months and the time has flown by!

At the start of my treatment I was made aware of the risks involved and that my crowding on the lower teeth may prove to be a difficult case but instead of extracting any teeth we tried the six month smile hoping it would work miracles…… guess what it did!!!

After the 5 months of wearing the braces I can safely say that I have no regrets other than I wish I had done this sooner.  Like every treatment it had its tough times and the adjustment appointments can be sore but with a great team they are done quickly and are over before you know it. I did find that after an adjustment appointment my teeth would be tender but for only a day or so and the more my teeth have moved the less discomfort I have at each appointment.

The new Curaprox Ortho range……

……..Is amazing! The manual toothbrushes are great as they have a small line of bristles in the middle to adapt brushing around the brackets and the single tufted brushes help getting into the gaps a larger toothbrush just won’t reach.

I am now looking forward to finishing my treatment and moving on to wearing retainers ?

Until next time – Merry Christmas!!!

Sharne the Selfie Elfie xxxxxx


Bite Back at Mouth Cancer – Know the Signs

  • Sore ulcers that persist longer than 3 weeks
  • A red or white patch on the gums, tongue or lining of the mouth
  • A lump anywhere in the mouth
  • Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly
  • Difficulty chewing or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Numbness of the tongue or mouth
  • A feeling that something is caught in the throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • A chronic sore throat or voice change that lasts longer than 6 weeks
  • Neck swelling that persists longer than 3 weeks
  • Unexplained tooth mobility that persists longer than 3 weeks
  • Persistent nasal obstruction / mucus causing difficulty to breathe through the nose
  • Unexplained earache