Tooth Whitening Question?

Is it safe? Yes, absolutely. 10% CP whitening gel (used in our practice) was originally used to promote wound healing and gum health. Our bodies are equipped to handle peroxide and indeed, the human body actually makes peroxide in the liver, brain and eyes.

Does a light make any difference? All research shows that the light does not change the outcome of whitening.

Is there an advantage to in surgery whitening? Well no, the outcome of in-surgery whitening is not better than home tray whitening regardless of the number of applications.

In summary bleaching teeth has one of the major advances in cosmetic dentistry in the last 25 years. Tray based whitening with 10% CP is versatile, cost-effective and safe!

 

 

Dental Trauma

Here’s some useful advice for preventing trauma in baby teeth and what to do in case of a fall that affects a permanent tooth:

https://www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org/for-patients.html

Just copy and paste the link and click on the top result. Here’s the poster:

Headaches, jaw pain, neck pain from tooth grinding?

We are excited to now offer Cerezen as a treatment for jaw pain, headaches and neck pain as a result of jaw clenching and grinding- check out the following article:-
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3696004/Do-grind-teeth-Wearing-EAR-PLUGS-solution-one-life-long-sufferer-discovered.html

Sweet smile of mine…….

Harrogate Spa Dental Care are proud to be one of the sponsors of St. Peter’s Flower Festival “Sing it with Flowers”. Pop into St. Peter’s church to vote for our display!!

Therapy Room For Rent

We have a large therapy room for rent in our beautiful Victorian building near central Harrogate.

therapy room for rent

On the first floor, this space has been fully refurbished with new flooring, decoration and lighting and includes a walk-in storage area. With cosmetic dentistry and Beauty by Rebekah already in our building, the room may suit a wellbeing orientated business and is large enough for use as a therapy room or for classes.

The building has secure entry and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. There is free, unlimited on-street parking in the surrounding area.

For more information or to come and take a look, please contact Angela on 07932 046677

room for rent Harrogate

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What happens during an examination?

The key to offering good dentistry starts with a thorough examination. We follow a step-by-step process:
1. Meet the patient, listen to their chief concerns, review the medical history and decide which X-Rays are needed. At this stage we may take photos of the teeth.
2. Thoroughly examine the jaw joint, looking at range of motion, the muscles which move the lower jaw and joint health.
3. Check the soft lining of the mouth for oral cancer, examine gum health and examine each tooth in turn.

During the exam we try and involve the patient and educate them as to what is stable and unstable.

Our aim is give the patient the best treatment possible with the least amount of dentistry.

Have a brighter whiter Christmas

Get your teeth whitened for Christmas or the new year from £165. Contact any of our team to book in on 01423 540879

Toothpaste for sensitivity?

One of the main causes of tooth sensitivity is receding gums. When this happens a small part of the root of the tooth becomes uncovered and it is this which reacts to hot and cold causing discomfort. I find the best toothpastes to give rapid relief are either Sensodyne Repair and Protect or Sensodyne Complete Protection. When the sensitivity reduces I then recommend Oral B Pro-Expert for long term use.

TMJ

TMJ- this stands for Tempero-mandibular joint. This joint is just in front of your ear and connects your lower jaw to your upper jaw and is the most complex joint in the body. I believe that it should also stand for Teeth, Muscles, Joint as these structures are interdependent. In some people, closing the teeth together can cause their jaw joints to displace. Over a period of time this can either cause their joints to click, tooth wear or sore muscles (leading to headaches) or all three! You may not have any symptoms but early signs of TMJ problems can be picked up during a dental examination before a problem arises- remember that prevention is better than cure! If you are concerned about any of these issues then we can help.

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