Our New Patient Examination which includes a treatment plan and two small x-rays is now only £62.50 (normally £79).
Hygiene appointments for your convenience
Whilst it is always advisable to have regular routine examinations with the dentist, changes in legislation means that patients can now access a standard dental hygiene appointment without the need to have a dental examination.
Our dental hygienist will be happy to discuss the treatment process with you.
Our hygienist can carry out the following procedures during a direct access appointment:
- • Scale and Polish
- • Oral Hygiene Advice
- • Removal of superficial staining
- • Removal of plaque and other debris
Visiting a hygienist is not a substitute for a full dental examination
Hygienists are unable to diagnose, offer a prognosis or prescribe antibiotics, painkillers or medication (This can only be provided by a dentist)
Should you want to arrange an appointment please contact us on 01628 486096
A medical history will need to be completed on the day.
The Direct access appointment with the hygienist will be up to 30minutes in duration.
Special offer for new patients. Examination & Hygiene for only £129.50. Includes treatment plan & two small x-rays.
We were recently featured in Kavo’s regular magazine, where we talk about our state of the art facilities and equipment. You can read the article here:
Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth.
The Oral Health and Performance in Sport Conference in London heard that athletes’ oral health was often bad and could impair training and performance.
A study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed a fifth of athletes said their oral health damaged their training and performance for the Games.
At the conference, dentists said tooth pain could disrupt sleep and training and that inflammation of the gums could affect the rest of the body, impairing performance.
It is not unusual for poor oral health to have wider effects. The NHS says it is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart problems.
A regular floss, a bottle of mouthwash and good brushing technique are not going to transform a weekend jogger into an Olympian.
Marginal gains can make all the difference between defeat and victory for elite athletes
However, Prof Ian Needleman, director of the International Centre for Evidence-Based Oral Health at University College London, says there could be an impact in elite sport.
He told the BBC: “It’s the accumulation of marginal gains, where the difference between elite athletes at the very top is small. Then oral health, amongst other aspects, could make a difference.
“The research we did at London 2012 found a large proportion of young athletes, fantastically well tuned physically, had really poor oral health.
“Quite a high proportion reported an impact on their training and performance so it’s clearly an issue for them.”
Doctors with GB Boxing are already trying to improve dental hygiene after noticing poor oral health had affected training.
Dr Mike Loosemore, who has worked with the GB boxing team for 17 years and is a consultant at the English Institute of Sport, told the BBC: “I’ve become aware over the years that dental problems have been interfering with training. It stops them getting that little bit fitter and may have a consequence when they get into the ring and box.”
He says things are now improving after regular dental checks were introduced, even if they are not always popular with the boxers.
“They don’t like going to the dentist. They’d much rather be training. However, it has made a difference to their teeth and they are spending less time away from their training, and that will make them a better boxer.
“They may not appreciate it now, but hopefully they’ll appreciate when they’ve got a gold medal round their neck in Rio [at the 2016 Olympics].”
A new idea to encourage teeth to repair themselves may see the end of the fear-inducing sound of the dentist's drill, researchers say.
Researchers at King's College London believe electricity can be used to strengthen a tooth by forcing minerals into the layer of enamel.
They hope it will get rid of the need for drills, injections and fillings.
A company has been set up to bring the technique to the dentist's chair in the next three years.
Minerals such as calcium and phosphate naturally flow in and out of the tooth. Acid produced by bacteria munching on food in the mouth help leach minerals out.
The group at King's apply a mineral cocktail and then use a small electric current to drive the minerals deep into the tooth.
They say "Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation" can strengthen the tooth and reduce dental caries - areas of tooth decay.