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We are back!

Good news. We are opening on 8th June.

You may have heard the good news this past Thursday on BBC news that dental practices are now able to open up from the 8th June. This brings great excitement to me, as it means that we can go back to some sort of normality. However, it is imperative that we get the opening phase just right, introducing the treatments in a measured approach starting with people who have more urgent needs.

You will be pleased to know that I have been working hard during the lockdown phase to ensure that the environment in which you are treated in is safe for you. We do treat a number of older patients and also medically compromised patients and so I wanted to ensure that the procedures that are put into place are robust enough to help us all. Whilst many things have changed, one thing will remain the same, our complete commitment to your safety. Many of you are already aware that we like our cross infection protocols to be as robust as possible. Therefore, we are very proud to let you know that we always strive to work to a much higher standard than the guidance presented within the dental industry, whether it is with our clinical work or with our cross infection measures. I have not really discussed what happens behind the scene at St Peters Studio Dental Clinic before, but you will hear a much different conversation going forwards and we would be pleased to discuss all of measures put in place for the safety of all our patients and staff, all of whom have become like family to me.

We have completed the renovation of our third surgery. This enables us to have a rest period between the clinical appointments as we have a spare surgery to work with. We have also been reassured in the last few weeks that being outside is not as risky as being inside and so we will be working with windows open where appropriate. We have now got ventilation systems and extra-oral suction units so that potentially contaminated air can be forced out of the treatment rooms. Each surgery will also have air purification units.

We will work together as a whole community to keep you safe. We know that what we do outside the surgery is just as important as what we do when we get to work. So the St Peters Studio Dental Clinic family will be sensible in our time away from work. All of our staff have completed many hours of training on how we are going to work with these new challenges in place.

Your patients journey will now include the following:

  • Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions.
  • We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice.
  • We no longer offer magazines and beverages since those items are difficult to clean and     disinfect
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.

We will do our best to allow greater time between patients in our clinic. It is easy to try and make sure only one person is in the waiting room at a time so we will endeavour to work to that plan.

How you can help:

  • With the exception of children and patients with carers, patients should come alone
  • Social distancing, where possible must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
  • Payment should be made by card where possible
  • If you show symptoms following the appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone
  • Please do not arrive early to the practice
  • Please do not arrive without an appointment
  • Patients should come wearing a mask if possible

I am pleased to say that a number these measures have already been in place for four weeks before lockdown. But the measures going forward will be far more comprehensive in securing a safe environment for us all. If you have any further questions or concerns, please telephone us on 01234 261881 or reply to this email.

Myself and the team are excited to see you soon.

Dr. Hema Mistry

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Personal and Oral hygiene are imperative during Coronavirus lockdown

A few words from Gail Constant…

You may already be familiar with the phrase on social media jokes…”My teacher always told me that I would never amount to anything in life, but here I am sitting on my sofa saving myself and the world!’ But actually, you will be disappointed to know nothing could be further from the truth. Keeping fit and eating a healthy diet are very important in saving yourself, and personal hygiene is at the top of the list of imperative chores during this lockdown period. Without these basic disciplines in place you will soon be seeking medical care at a time when it is really better to stay indoors!

Helping you keep your teeth and gums healthy is always a top priority for us at St Peters Studio Dental Clinic. During these uncertain and unprecedented times of Corona virus and lockdown, our daily routines and schedules have been turned upside down. As easy as it can become to miss out on the daily cleaning of our teeth, it is nonetheless the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene habits preserve a healthy smile, please be reminded of the discipline around good home maintenance of the teeth and supporting structures. Without healthy teeth, your smile will not be as attractive!

We recommend brushing twice daily for two minutes with a fluoridated toothpaste. Nothing works better to remove plaque and to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Rather than rinsing after brushing, spit out the toothpaste thoroughly and allow any residue of toothpaste to remain in the mouth. The good properties such as fluoride and desensitizing will continue to be absorbed into the teeth for another 20-30 minutes after brushing.

Make sure to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Bristles that become frayed and worn will be less effective at cleaning teeth. Both manual and powered toothbrushes can effectively and thoroughly clean teeth. People who have difficulty using
a manual toothbrush may find powered toothbrushes easier to use and vice versa.

Cleaning the in between surfaces of the teeth is also important, as even the best toothbrush and brushing technique will not remove all the bacteria which can cause a cavity and/or gum disease. Floss and interdental brushes (TePe for example) are the most common products recommended for cleaning between the teeth once daily. Plaque is a sticky colony of bacteria and it takes the friction of the floss or interdental brush to break up these colonies.

We will be providing oral hygiene treatment as well as other elective dental treatments at St Peters Studio Dental Clinic at some point soon in the future, hopefully from the end of June, and we wait with anticipation for instruction from our Dental governing bodies. We miss you all so much and hope to see you very soon.

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Choose confidence and a dazzling smile….

Uncover the magic of St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic!

Do you enjoy going to the dentist? Does your dentist know your first name and all of the things that matter to you? Here at St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic we strive to create a relaxing environment, where you can enjoy your journey to confidence and a dazzling smile.

We pride ourselves in providing an environment that feels like home. Our beautiful Georgian building has character and the inviting decor and the experienced staff put you at ease as you enter the door. Nothing is too much trouble, from your choice of beverages and newspapers on arrival, appointments to suit your convenience and we even offer to play style of music you enjoy in the surgery!

Our Core values at the practice are Trust, Family, Excellence and Passion……….

We believe in taking the time to get to know you, because building a trust is a key part of the relationship with your dentist. This facilitates presenting the best options for your care that are bespoke for your needs. We will guide you through the decision making, taking your dental health, lifestyle, and desires into consideration. Let us hold your hand along the journey to a confident, beautiful smile.

We always strive for excellence at St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic. The treatment options offered are vast and our dentists are always keeping up with the latest techniques in providing dental health and smile makeovers. Our equipment is state of the art and with this latest technology we are able to provide treatments such as crowns in a day and full mouth implants (smile in a day), teeth straightening, wrinkle reducing treatments and treatment for nervous patients under dental sedation.

Our dentists have more than 20 years experience each, and some are mentors to other dentists nationally. Our award winning laboratories are able to provide custom made crowns and dentures to the highest aesthetics and quality and, our top of the range materials provide the most amazing results. We are able to care for your dental needs under one roof.

Our patients become like family to us very quickly. We like you to get to know us too. You only have to read some our many reviews to see that time and time again, our patients comment on the personal service that we are consistently able to deliver.

Our passion to provide the perfect patient journey for you every time is paramount. Our amazing team are all dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure your needs are met. This starts with communicating with you in the mode which is best for you and offering our emergency services seven days a week whenever you need. You can always get in touch with us for advice or treatment, just telephone our clinic and follow the options presented. There is a real person on the end of the telephone even in the evenings.

But remember the most important person in our clinic is you and your needs. We would love to be part of your journey to happier, healthier, and more confident smile.

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COVID-19 Update from St Peters Studio Dental Clinic

A few words from Dr Hema Mistry…

As you are already aware, the current rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in many people self-isolating within the Bedfordshire community because of the increasing public health concerns. So, what does this mean for the provision of dental care?

At St Peters Studio Dental Clinic, we are working closely with the messages sent from Boris Johnson, the department of health and the British Dental Association, all of which are urging us not to travel or meet with people unless it is absolutely necessary.

We are probably one of the cleanest facilities you will visit as there are already strict protocols that we work to daily. The COVID-19 virus has made us even stricter, in addition to our usual protocols, we are only allowing one person/family in the waiting room at a given time and are wiping down all door handles and waiting room chairs, between each patient, with a disinfectant spray that is effective against viruses. But despite all of this we believe that the provision of routine, non-urgent dental care and hygiene treatments should be postponed until after the COVID-19 crisis has settled down a bit. We are particularly concerned about the members of our dental clinic who are in the vulnerable categories.

For the coming weeks we are ceasing to carry out routine dental care and cosmetic procedures including our beauty treatments such as wrinkle reducing injections and dermal fillers. Our clinic remains open but please do not visit us without a prior appointment. Our phone lines will continue to be manned for an extended period from 8am until 10pm in the evenings for the coming weeks, including the weekend, and you will get through to our dentist, Dr Hema Mistry, who will be able to give comprehensive advise and provide emergency dentistry if required.

Please ring 01234 261881 for any advice or treatment you may require. Please keep yourself safe during this difficult period. We will see you soon once the restrictions have lifted and we get back to business as usual.

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Why choose private dentistry over NHS?

Dr Hema Mistry explains…..

This is a question that is asked many times, what benefits are there to having private
dentistry over NHS?

Here at St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves in providing an environment that feels like visiting a lovely home. Our beautiful Georgian building has character and the inviting decor and the wonderful staff put you at ease as you enter the door. Nothing is too much trouble, from your choice of beverages and newspapers on arrival, appointments to suit your convenience and we even offer to play style of music you enjoy in the surgery! Our Core values at the practice are Trust, Family, Excellence and Passion……….

We believe in taking the time to getting to know you so we can build a trust. Our initial consultation appointment is  45minutes long so that we can spend the time to build a relationship so that all of our treatment options are taking your dental health, lifestyle, budget and anxieties into consideration. We always strive for excellence at St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic. The treatment options offered are vast and our dentists are always keeping up with the latest techniques in providing dental health and smile makeovers. Our equipment is state of the art and with this latest technology we are able to provide treatments such as crowns in a day and full mouth implants which are completely restored in a day, teeth straightening, wrinkle reducing treatments and treatment for nervous patients under dental sedation. Our dentists have more than 20 years experience each, and some are mentors to other dentists nationally. Our award winning laboratories are able to provide custom made crowns and dentures to the highest aesthetics and quality and, our top of the range materials provide
the most amazing results. Once you come to us, we should be able to care for most of your dental needs in the same clinic.
Our patients become like family to us very quickly. We like you to get to know us too. You only have to read some our many reviews to see that time and time again, our patients comment on the personal service that we are consistently able to deliver.

Our passion to provide the perfect patient journey for you every time is paramount. Our amazing team are all dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure your needs are met. This starts with communicating with you in the mode which is best for you and offering our emergency services 7 days a week whenever you need. You can always get in touch with us for advice or treatment, just telephone our clinic and follow the options presented. There is a real person on the end of the telephone even in the evenings.

Can this be said of your NHS Clinic?

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Do your teeth hurt when you run?

5 Star Rated Dentist in Bedford, Hema Mistry, explains the concept behind ‘Runners Teeth’.

Running is an extremely popular exercise amongst people of all age groups from teenagers to adults. You only have to look at the increasing number of ‘parkrun’ events springing up in all the neighbourhoods to see that this sport, which was once seen as quite an insular pastime, has now in fact become so much more sociable with whole communities looking to support each other for the common goal of fitness through running.

Being a lifetime runner myself, I can easily write about the many benefits of running on my life. Pounding the streets or the treadmill in the morning before work not only gives you an amazing adrenaline rush to start the day, and allows you the time to contemplate the events ahead of you.

Sometimes, however, running can be uncomfortable on the teeth. There are several reasons why this can occur and why you must visit your dentist if you have any concerns about your teeth.

1. Jaw joint dysfunction and muscle spasm.
Pounding the streets can be quite strenuous and at times when you are pushing yourself harder to reach your goal a little quicker, you may not notice that you are actually clenching your teeth together. This can lead to a mild to moderate discomfort of many of the teeth. When your jaws are clenched in concentration like this, the teeth can be pushed down beyond their natural tolerance and hence you can subsequently get a dull pain in several of the teeth. Sometimes this clenching of the teeth can lead to teeth being fractured and fillings falling out, and occasionally, the consequences can be even more severe so please do not delay in seeing the dentist. This problem can initially be easily treated by using a protective mouth guard.

This is a custom-made appliance which can be worn at times of stress to dissipate the huge forces that can be applied while clenching. Of course, a thorough examination would be warranted to see if there are any detrimental effects already incurred.

2. Sinus related problems
Sometimes pain in the teeth while running can be incurred because of residual infection in  the sinus area. You may notice that running is more difficult after you have had a heavy cold or an episode of sinusitis. The symptoms arise because there may be fluid in the air sinuses. This fluid sloshes around when you are in motion and thereby creating pain.

Often it is best to allow these symptoms to just resolve naturally. But you can help with the symptoms by taking some decongestants or Karvol inhalations in a steam bath. On the rare occasion, antibiotics may be warranted. Consult with your dentist or general doctor to confirm the diagnosis and for further advice on which treatment is indicated.

3. Cavities
If you have cavities present in your mouth the these can become painful on contact with cold air. Very sensitive teeth should always be examined by a dentist to rule out the possibility of cavities or decay in the teeth. Sometimes teeth can become sensitive because of gum recession due to gum disease. Present early to the dentist so that the right diagnosis can be made and the correct treatment given. Sensitive teeth due to gum recession can easily be treated by changing to a sensitive toothpaste.

Of all the problems that can be encountered while running, your issues with your teeth are probably easier to resolve. Please do not delay in seeking help from a dentist if you are experiencing any of the difficulties mentioned.

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Need Emergency Dental Care – We Can Help You

You never know when an acute toothache is going to strike.  Sometimes a dental emergency can appear as a front crown which has fallen out or an injury to the mouth resulting in a broken tooth or a swelling related to an infected tooth.  Such conditions may require more immediate clinical intervention.

Even if you regularly visit your dentist for check-ups and generally keep on top of your oral health, there may still be a time when you or a member of your family need emergency dental treatment. When your mouth is throbbing with pain or your child has damaged their teeth having fallen off their bike, emotions are running high and you may be unsure how to find an emergency dentist.

Don’t worry at St. Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic, we are always happy to help you.  Simply call our clinic on 01234261881 even out of normal clinic operating hours and an experienced clinician will give you advice or arrange to see you.  Call out charges may apply.

What sort of situations are considered to be dental emergencies?

Here are some sorts of problems that you might wish to get seen to straight away.

  • A severe toothache – Sometimes you can experience a severe toothache even though you have been seeing the dentist regularly.  This pain can be so severe that you cannot wait until the clinic is next open.
  • Broken/Cracked tooth – you may have broken your tooth eating something hard or traumatised your teeth.  If there is pain associated with this fracture then you may wish to call straight away otherwise you may wish to wait until normal clinic opening hours.
  • A knocked out tooth – Carefully grasp the tooth at the crown and wash gently under water to remove any large pieces of dirt from the root surface. Try and push it back into the socket using your fingers and gently bite down on it. If this doesn’t work it in a small beaker of saline (contact lens solution) to preserve it. You must get to a dentist within the next half an hour for the best chances of saving it.  It can only be saved if the root is not fractured or damaged
  • Damaged braces – Depending on the extent of the damage and whether you are in discomfort, you may be asked to visit your orthodontic treatment provider more urgently. Sometimes, the problem can wait until your next appointment.  While braces are damaged they may not work as effectively.
  • Swelling – You can suddenly have a pronounced swelling in your mouth.  This can be related to a wisdom tooth, gum disease or a very decayed tooth.  Sometimes there may not be any a proceeding toothache.  In this case, you will need the cause of the problem to be investigated and you may require some antibiotics.  Some swellings can lead to a medical emergency, please get dentally related swellings seen to urgently.
  • Lost crown – Some dentists may not consider this to be an emergency even if the crown is at the front of your mouth.  Here at St. Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic, we recognise that your smile is so important and so we are happy for you to contact us out of hours for cementing in your lost crown.
  • Broken/lost filling – When a filling has fallen out there can be extreme sensitivity to hot and cold or worse pain.  Sometimes there can be a pain where a sharp edge is rubbing on your tongue.

Sometimes a dental emergency can occur because you have been nervous about getting a dental problem sorted.  We are here to help you and not judge, please click on the link below to find out more

Read more about sedation here

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Love the skin you are in.

We live in a time where everyone is striving for the impossible.  We know our role models, and beauty bloggers, cheat the camera by adding filters and photo edits which are readily available on even standard mobile phones.  Why do we still strive for the flawless, wrinkle-free complexion? Does it exist? Can we actually achieve it?

We have been cheating time for years now with muscle relaxants such as Botox and Dermal Fillers for the more youthful appearance.  These beauty treatments are readily available and widely used, with many studies supporting their safety. The regular consumer base now considers this as nothing more than getting a facial or pedicure.  But do these treatments actually work?

There are muscles in the face that are present for facial expressions.  It is these movements when used every day that can lead to wrinkles at rest and a harsh facial appearance.  For example, if you frown a lot then you can end up with lines at rest in between the eyebrows.  Even smiling can cause the wrinkles around the eyes.  By preventing movement of particular muscle groups using muscle relaxing injections the face appears smoother even when the person is dynamic.  We are no longer aiming for the frozen look but a natural, age-defying appearance.  The only person who will know the secret of this youthfulness is you.

The other treatments that have been around for years, Micro-Needling and Chemical Skin Peels are used to rejuvenate the outer layer of the skin.  These treatments remove the dead outer layer of the skin forcing it to heal with a new, more youthful collagen. The treatments are custom delivered to suit your individual needs.  So consult with you your Facial Aesthetics provider whether you are looking to treat acne scarring, excessive pigmentation, under eye dark circles or just to remove those fine lines.

Some may question, why not just age naturally and be happy?  Looking good improves your confidence.  The face is such an exposed part of your body if you are not confident in how you look then your mannerisms will reflect this making you appear shy and awkward.  If you are constantly worrying about how you present yourself, this can adversely affect your mood causing anxiety.  So should these treatments be considered taboo after all?

Maybe we cannot get to the same level of perfection as a profession photo editor would achieve, but we can wear our skin and our confidence a whole lot closer to this.

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Eight good reasons why it is important to visit your dental hygienist.

Excellent gum health preserves the bone support around the teeth and thereby gives us the foundations for good dental health.  Since May 2013 you can see hygienists without seeing the dentist.  At St. Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic we have embraced this method of working and you can see our hygienist whenever you like.

  1. To prevent gum disease
    Gum disease leads to the destruction of the bone and gum support around your teeth.  This means that your teeth can eventually become loose and fall out.  Your hygienist can assess the health of your gums and provide treatment and advise on how to keep them healthy.  A good home routine on cleaning your teeth is essential in the prevention of gum disease.
  2. To prevent bad breath
    Halitosis (bad Breath) can be caused by bacteria residing under the gum line where only a dental professional can clean.  There are other reasons for halitosis but seeking advise from your dentist or dental hygienist may be a good place to start.
  3. Having a brighter, whiter, smile
    External stains can build up from tea, coffee, tobacco and red wine and other foods.  Whitening toothpastes can break down some of these stains but the best result will be from having a professional clean from your dental hygienist.
  4. To prevent gingivitis
    Bleeding gums can often be a symptom we ignore.  Bleeding gums can be hidden so that other people cannot notice.  But we would not ignore a bleeding eye or bleeding nose.  This can be easily treated and preventative advice given by your dental hygienist with results shown within a few days of visiting.
  5. To prevent oral cancer
    Oral cancer screening will be a routine examination when you visit your dentist regularly.  But if you are seeing the hygienist without visiting the dentist, then they will carry out an oral cancer screening and refer you for a second opinion if there are concerns. Oral cancer usually occurs without any symptoms so regular examinations of your mouth by a health professional is imperative.
  6. To improve your self-confidence
    Having an attractive smile is important to people when they are communicating.  Having the stains removed from your teeth and not having bad breath can affect how you form relationships and improve your confidence for getting physically close to someone and kissing.  Knowing that you have healthy gum health can give you peace of mind
  7. Poor Oral health and the link to general health
    Diabetes, auto-immune conditions, certain drugs and smoking can cause you to have gum problems.  Sometimes we can make a link between these conditions and gum disease.  If you are already diagnosed with any of these conditions then when you are in a phase where you are not well controlled then the gum health may deteriorate as well.  Poor oral health has also been linked to heart conditions.
  8. To detect other problems in the mouth
    Your dental hygienist may diagnose defective fillings or decay.  This is important particularly if you have not kept up with your visits to the dentist.

For many people who are worried about attending the dentist, visiting the dental hygienist first may be a good introduction to the practice.  Whatever your needs and however long it has been since your last visit, we are here to help you get the dental health and smile you desire.

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GDPR at St. Peter’s Studio Dental Studio Dental Clinic

GDPR is the biggest change to UK data privacy law in 20 years.

You will be pleased to know that we store and keep all the data shared with us safely.  We do not share any data with a third party without your explicit written consent. Mostly, data is shared with third parties where your continued care is outside our surgery i.e. in the hospital or with the specialist services.

You can change your mind at any time.

If you give us the option to contact you by email or social media, you can change your mind at any time.  There will be opt-out buttons on e-mails. If you are unsure how to g about this then please telephone the surgery on 01234 261881 and ask our staff to help you.

To view our clinic’s policy on how we protect your data please click on the following link Here

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Healthy Teeth for Children, Healthy teeth for Us

Did you know that the water in Bedford has not been fluoridated since 2009? Fluoride in the water has a protective effect on teeth helping to reduce decay in young children, and this is why decay in children is on the increase.  But, don’t worry, there are a number of other ways in which we can keep our children’s teeth healthy.  Visiting the dentist regularly is important but what we do every day at home is just as essential.  Most of these tips are useful for us as adults too!!

At St Peter’s Studio Dental Clinic our focus is on reducing the chance of getting cavities in the teeth.  For this we look at the number of times sugar is consumed and not necessarily the amount of sugar consumed.  The reason for this is every time you eat sugar, acid is formed in your mouth, which then takes time to be neutralised by your saliva.  So eating all of the sugary snacks in one go reduces the length of time acid is on your teeth thereby reducing tooth decay.

If you feel like having a sugary snack then it best to consume it after a meal.  This is because you may have consumed small carbohydrates and sugars at part of your meal anyway and having some more sugar does not add to the frequency of sugar intake. So if you really want that chocolate, just eat it straight after a meal.

There are so many healthy choices for breakfast.  Why not ditch that sugary/chocolaty cereal for some eggs, savoury pancakes or porridge? You can change what you eat each morning to make breakfast times more interesting.

It is so important to consume a variety of fruit and veg throughout the day.  One way of getting children to consume fruit in a fun way is to make real fruit smoothies and milkshakes.  Fruit consumed in this way contains a lot of sugar.  Drink these at mealtimes so that they do not increase the number of times you have consumed sugar that day. Choose water or plain milk or tea without sugar, as options for drinks in between meals.

Sometimes we get hungry in between meals.  Snacks are important particularly when there is a long gap between meals.  Choosing the right option is important otherwise you will still be hungry.  A sandwich, plain crackers or a banana are some examples of more healthy options for your teeth.

Having a hot chocolate late in the evening can be comforting and get you ready for bed.  But this is the worst time that you could possibly consume sugary drinks as you do not salivate as readily in the night and so the acids formed cannot be neutralised quickly.

Toothbrushing plays an important role in keeping your gums healthy.  Remember to toothbrush at least two times every day, in the morning and last thing at night. This is because you may not have removed all of the plaque in the morning and this gives you a second chance to remove it.  Plaque that has stayed on for 24 hours may turn hard and require the help of our hygienist to remove it.

Use a toothpaste of at least 1400ppm of fluoride even for very young children.  Just use a very thin smear of toothpaste on the brush.  A pea size for a small child is too much as they may ingest the toothpaste.

Making toothbrushing fun is key and choosing the right toothbrush is important.  Buy bright colours so that your children find the toothbrush attractive.  Choose a toothbrush with a small head so it can fit in the mouth easily.  Electric toothbrushes are an excellent option even for small children. Until the age of 7 years old, toothbrushing should be very carefully supervised.  Children need a lot of help until this age.

Visiting the dentist regularly can mean that some of the above advise will be reinforced and any tooth decay or gum problems can be picked up early.  Building a good rapport with your dentist is important in case any dental work is required in the future.  Prevention of disease in the mouth is so important in keeping your children smiling.

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Overcome the hurdles that prevent you from seeking dental care.

Did you know that as many as 35% of patients will either have a fear of attending the dentist or will be faced with a procedure that they would rather not have completed because of anxiety………You are definitely not alone!!

There are some important things that the dental team can do to make your visit to the dentist more pleasant if you are nervous.

Here are some of the most important factors:

 

  • Appointments that are running on time

It can be so daunting for an anxious patient to be kept waiting for their appointment.  We fully understand that waiting too long could easily make anxiety worse.  Being seen on time will start your journey to the dentist’s office in a more pleasant manner.

 

  • Building a relationship

It is so important to get to know your patients, whether they are nervous or not.  The dentist can collect all patients from the waiting room and should be genuinely interested in you as a person.  Our nurses are equally as important in building a relationship with the patients.  We are one big dental team, genuinely working as one big happy family, and this pleasant atmosphere helps the nervous patient.  Remembering what is important for you is so important to building rapport and this helps us propose the correct treatments for you as an individual, and carry out the procedures at the right pace for peace of mind.  Our bespoke service is designed to make all our patients feel at ease because we recognise that everyone is different, with unique requirements.

 

  • 100% attention for all of our patients

When you are particularly nervous about an appointment, it is important that you  feel that you are given complete attention from the dental team.  We will engaged you on a personal level so your mind is put at ease for the treatment that you are facing. We train our dental team to notice how you are coping overall and whether you would like a short break from the procedure.  Never worry that the dental team are taking over because you will be in full control over the treatments that are carried out and the pace of your appointments.

 

  • Homely environment

Coming to a friendly, homely environment will put you at ease for your dental treatment.  We invite you to our newly refurbished Georgian home and can offer you a hot or cold drink to help you relax when you arrive.  You can take your mind off things with the daily newspaper or our assortment of magazines or be accompanied in the reception room by our friendly staff who will look after you from the minute you set foot into the building to the moment you are saying good bye. Our friendly staff will be empathetic towards your nervousness and we can deliver your care at a pace that suits you.

 

  • Choose a dental practitioner that can offer sedation.

It is not always necessary for every nervous patient to receive sedation when they are worried about a procedure.  But it can be helpful if there are treatments that you feel you cannot cope with.  Choosing a dentist who is able to carry out dental sedation means that you will be treated by someone used to anxious patients and all your dental care can be carried out by the dentist with whom you have already built up rapport.

 

So, please do not let anxiety get in the way of getting the dental care that you deserve.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Dr Hema Mistry

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