After thoroughly examining you to ascertain the best way to give you the result you desire, your dentist will discuss all the appropriate options with you. If you choose ti have treatment using a professionally supervised home whiten gel, the dentist will take impressions (moulds) of you teeth. From these, a technician will make small [...]

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When we first opened ‘The Dentist in Town’ many of our patients had never been to a hygienist before and they didn’t understand how they would benefit from regular hygiene appointments. The following conversation was common:   Me: ‘We need to book you in for a session with our hygienist.’   Patient: ‘What for a [...]

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Air Polish The Dentist in Town now provides ‘Crystal Clear’ Air Polishing. Air Polishing uncovers the natural whiteness of your teeth by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and flavoured baking soda to blast away stains. The procedure is quick, effective and painless (so no drills and no need for local anaesthetic). It’s great for [...]

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Here’s a part of a conversation I had with a 9 year old patient who was doing ‘teeth’ at school: Him: Are wisdom teeth different from other teeth? Me: No, they’re just ordinary molars (back teeth) Him: So why do they cause so much trouble? Me: Usually because they’re the last ones to come through [...]

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So why am I qualified to write this manual? I have been a dentist for over thirty years and I have worked in more or less every branch of the profession – hospitals,school clinics, NHS practices, private family practices and high-end cosmetic practices. During those years I’ve had great successes and, like anyone who has [...]

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Emergencies!

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Excerpts selected from Dr Nolan’s book ‘Watch your mouth’. The book contains much more information on this and a plethora of other topics. BROKEN TEETH Broadly speaking, teeth can break for three reasons: Impact (e.g. sports injury, mugging, fall) They’ve been weakened by decay Wear and tear – especially if they have large fillings (which [...]

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Dry Mouth (Posh medical name: Xerostomia) Having enough saliva is a lot like having a back that doesn’t hurt or a fridge that works- you only really appreciate its benefits when something goes wrong. What does saliva do? It’s a lubricant, keeping your mouth and throat comfortable and helping you swallow. It flushes away food [...]

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Teeth Whitening What can it do for me?   Just make your teeth look lighter, cleaner and younger- with all the benefits to confidence and self-esteem that come along with that. And the beauty of professional tooth whitening is that it doesn’t involve removing ANY tooth substance. So, no injections and no drilling. There are [...]

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