Regular visits to your dentist should be an integral part of your overall oral care routine. Having a professional assessment and thorough clean of your mouth at least once a year goes a long way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and bright, today and for the future.
During a routine check-up, your dentist will remove harmful plaque and calculus, check for gum disease and oral cancer, and provide expert advice on everything from brushing techniques to necessary treatments.
Check-ups are the simplest way to stay in tune with any changes in your oral health. Take a preventive approach and maintain a healthy smile.
Fillings are a preventative measure to halt decay and maintain the health of your teeth. Diet, lifestyle and even genetics can contribute to a breakdown in your teeth. Tiny cracks or holes are susceptible to bacteria and mean that tooth decay can quickly take hold.
We are constantly on the lookout for signs of decay in your teeth, and spotting it early means they can treat the tooth and apply a protective material to the damaged area. A small filling can keep a tooth healthy for decades.
Root canal treatment
Does it hurt when you bite down on one of your teeth? Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity long after you have come into contact with something hot or cold? It may be that you have an infection inside your tooth that is affecting the root canal tissue (pulp).
The symptoms of an infection are incredibly painful and uncomfortable, and can require endodontic treatment, known as root canal treatment.
Untreated root canal pain can lead to serious infections in your jaw and skull as well as tooth loss. If you think that you may require treatment, contact us immediately.
Crowns have a wide range of uses, and you may need one for a variety of reasons. They are effectively custom-made sleeves designed to disguise, protect and maintain damaged teeth, including holding together cracked teeth. Crowns can also be used to cosmetically enhance and neaten your smile by covering discoloured or chipped teeth. For those who require bridges, crowns are often used as support, and dental implants are completed with crowns for a natural looking, improved and restored smile.
Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are the preferred option for decay damaged teeth which require more attention than a filling. If you or your dentist has noticed decay or a fracture, they may suggest an inlay or onlay as a solution, rather than a crown. That’s because a crown often involves removing some of your natural tooth to fit. Inlays and onlays have been developed specifically to repair teeth that are somewhere in between needing a filling and a crown – and they are offered in natural colours, so your dental treatment is hardly noticeable.
A bridge is a replacement for one or more missing teeth: it literally bridges the gap. This is a good solution if you don’t have many missing teeth or your missing teeth are all on one side, and your surrounding teeth are healthy and strong.
It is important to replace missing teeth. Not only will this restore the appearance of your smile, but it will also correct bite issues and prevent your remaining teeth from drifting into the empty space. A bridge will support the false tooth or teeth and reduce the susceptibility of remaining teeth to decay and gum disease.
Dentures are removable frames holding false teeth, and can be used to replace a single tooth, several missing teeth, or an entire set of teeth. They improve the function and appearance of your natural teeth, restoring your smile and your confidence.
Dentures are durable and long-lasting and are ideal if you would like a removable solution for your missing teeth. They enable you to eat more foods and speak more comfortably and help avoid further tooth loss.
Whether you have a special event coming up, or just want to look your best, having your teeth whitened can make you feel great. Teeth whitening is a simple treatment with immediate results and can dramatically improve your self-confidence.
A beautiful smile can be achieved more quickly than with orthodontic treatments. If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your smile, you might consider dental veneers.
Whether you want to enhance your smile or restore broken, chipped or missing teeth, we can help you choose the treatment to suit you.
Looking after your smile requires more than everyday care. Beyond daily brushing and flossing, visiting a hygienist at least once every six months is a crucial part of your overall oral hygiene routine.
Your hygienist is the biggest champion for your future smile. They help to prevent gum disease, bad breath, oral cancer, bleeding gums and tooth loss, making sure you maintain a healthy mouth now and in the future.
Even for those with excellent teeth and a second-to-none daily care routine, nothing quite matches the thorough clean that you will get from a professional. Your hygienist is invaluable for cleaning areas that are often missed. They are equipped with the knowledge, skill and tools to tackle hard-to-reach plaque and calculus to help keep gums healthy and teeth free from decay.
When playing sports such as hockey, rugby, football or cricket, you want to make sure that your smile stays intact. Dental injuries are common during sports activities. Anything from a chipped tooth to a jaw injury is possible without the right protection.
If you’re in pain or discomfort, and you need to see a dentist urgently, we can help you. Call the Practice on 01582 460452 and talk to one of our friendly team immediately and we will make sure that you’re seen by a dentist as soon as possible. We will examine you to discover the source of the pain and talk you through your options so you can be fully in control of the next steps.
Care & Advice
Is bad breath impacting your self-confidence? Halitosis can affect anyone at any age, and studies show that around one in four people suffer from bad breath on a regular basis.
Your breath can be an indication of your overall health. Halitosis may be a sign of mild or developed gum disease, or it may indicate problems in other areas of your body, such as the liver, kidney or lungs.
A professional examination can ascertain the underlying cause and help you find the right treatment for fresher breath and a healthier mouth.
Three in every four adults over the age of 35 suffer with gum disease, and it is gum disease (not tooth decay) that is the leading cause of tooth loss.
Gum disease is silent, and a brilliant smile can often hide the early stages. You need professional insight and prevention techniques to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.
A quick diagnosis and treatment of mild to advanced gum disease leaves you in the best position to retain a wide, full and bright smile, no matter what your age.