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Raynesway – Why patients visit our dentists for emergency care in Derby

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There’s almost nothing worse than toothache, or at least that’s how it feels when you have it. With so many different possibilities that might cause pain in your mouth, some of them with serious repercussions, it’s important that you see your dentist as soon as you can when toothache strikes. Simply masking the problem by taking paracetamol or stronger painkillers presents a very real chance that you’re setting yourself up for more severe pain at a later date. Don’t let a problem in its early stages develop into something altogether more severe!  Read More…

Finding The Right Dentist in Derby

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If you’re a Derby resident and you’re not a member of a dental practice, you could be setting yourself up for costly dental treatment in the future. The role of the dentist is to keep your teeth and gums healthy with a view to preventing any serious dental problems from occurring. Fillings, extractions and painful treatments, such as root canal work, can all be avoided if you keep your teeth in good condition and visit a dentist regularly.

You’re not alone if you’re not currently registered with a local dental practice. According to the National Smile Month survey a large percentage of the population confess they don’t see a dentist regularly and many people admit they haven’t visited a dentist in the last 2 years! If you think it would be a good idea to find a new dentist, we’d like to help you make the right choice. Whether you’re suffering from tooth pain or you’d simply like to visit a dentist before tooth pain occurs, it’s a good idea to consider the following when enquiring about dental practices:

  • Hygiene: Regular hygiene appointments will ensure your teeth are kept free from plaque and that any signs of gum disease are treated in the early stages. In its later stages, gum disease has been associated with heart failure, strokes and diabetes! These appointments will also help you maintain fresh breath. Many dental practices will include a couple of annual hygiene appointments in their dental plan.
  • Restoration: Do you have any damaged teeth that you’d like restored back to their former condition. You’ll need a dentist who can expertly apply veneers and crowns.
  • Orthodontics: Are you looking for a tooth straightening service, for you or your children? Here at the Raynesway Practice in Derby, we offer a number of different braces brands including reliable ceramic fixed braces, invisible lingual braces, innovative Invisalign braces and NHS traditional braces.
  • Cosmetic treatments: Want to improve the look of your teeth? Then, you might like to explore the idea of a smile makeover, which will give you a more flattering smile. Your teeth will be examined on an individual basis with a view to providing you with a smile of which you can be proud. We also offer teeth whitening treatment and facially aesthetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Dental Implants: If you’ve lost a tooth, or you need to have a tooth removed, a dental implant will provide you with a permanent replacement tooth.

We care deeply about our Derby patients, which is why we continually invest in our equipment and improving the skills of our team. We want you to benefit from the most cutting edge dental techniques and equipment. We can also recommend a trusted dental plan, should you want to pay back the cost of your treatment over a longer timeframe. To get in touch with our expert reception team and book an initial consultation with one of our dentists, please give us a call.

How Can You Improve Teeth by Cosmetic Dentistry

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It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves being bombarded by adverts of perfect couples enjoying their perfect Christmas and New Year in Derby. We know that nobody can actually be that perfect, but that doesn’t stop many of us from feeling insecure about the parts of our bodies we hate. For a lot of people, their most imperfect feature is their teeth.

It doesn’t matter how much we restrict our diets and exercise, lifestyle changes won’t correct our overlapping or protruding teeth. The only way to mend a chipped tooth or fill the gap where teeth have been lost is by visiting the dentist.

There are many options available to have your teeth restored back to their former glory and in order to be able to help you, we need to hear about your individual dental concerns. That’s why we’d like to invite you to discuss any cosmetic tooth problems you might have with one of our highly trained and experienced cosmetic dental surgeons at a consultation here, at our Derby clinic.

If you’re quick, we might even be able to fit you in and improve your teeth before you head off for the office Christmas party! Here’s a rough guide to some of the most common dental problems we can fix for you quickly, comfortably and affordably.

 

Discoloured or stained teeth

In many dating surveys, dating site users have cited yellow or brown teeth as one of the biggest turn-offs. Discoloured teeth have even been known to block the path to promotion. Help is at hand. You don’t need to keep spending money on toothpaste with excessive baking soda, that appears to be taking a while to work. There are much quicker means of brightening your teeth for the festive period.

We offer both air polishing treatments for mild discolouration and bleaching treatments for heavy staining. The air polish is recommended in the first instance, because it can significantly brighten  your teeth, but it also prepares your teeth to respond better to a tooth whitening treatment. We offer both in-surgery and professional home kits, that we’ll guide you through using. You’ll have naturally white teeth in a matter of days.

 

Chipped or broken teeth

We can restore chipped or broken teeth in a matter of hours using dental veneers. These thin slivers of porcelain are bonded to your teeth to hide cracks and damage.

 

Missing teeth

If you’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth, then you might want to consider replacing it or them with dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent solution to toothloss, as once they are placed in the jaw, they can’t be removed. They are anchored to your jawbone. The crown that sits on top of the root looks and feels just like a natural tooth.

 

Crooked teeth

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and keep looking great. Nothing beats the feeling of flashing your new, perfect smile for the first time once your orthodontic treatment is completed. Here at Raynesway in Derby, we are respected Invisalign braces providers. Invisalign aligner trays are constructed from clear plastic and virtually invisible, so you can disguise the fact your teeth are being straightened, until that perfect smile reveal moment.

To find out more about any of our cosmetic treatments, please give our reception team a call. We’ll be able to book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you and answer any questions you might have.

Confused about dental care? Check out our top dental tips

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Not sure whether you really need to see the dentist? The best way to avoid dental pain and invasive treatments is by letting your dentist have a routine check up of your mouth to ensure you’re not brewing any serious tooth problems. This means that any treatment you do need, will be of the far less painful, early stages kind. To help you look after your teeth, we’ve put together our top 10 tips:

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Is teeth whitening safe?

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Although the modern methods of teeth whitening available in Derby have only been developed in recent times, the practice of brightening teeth has been around for over 4000 years. Ancient Egyptians used to use pumice stone ground up with vinegar to whiten their teeth, while the Romans used urine! Barbers in the 17th century were paid to apply acid to the teeth of their customers, while at the beginning of the 19th century, excessive fluoride was used to stain teeth a lighter shade.

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Reasons to choose our dentist over others

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Not all dentists are the same. I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories from people you know about which dentist not to visit. The reasons for their lack of good recommendation will inevitably stem from a bad experience that person has had as a patient at that practice. It only takes one bad experience; one instance of a particular dentist displaying a lack of customer care or unprofessional attitude and a clinic’s reputation can be damaged.

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