Private Dentistry at The Dental Barn in Hailsham

There’s More to Private Dentistry Than Smile Makeovers & Dental Implants

I think the words ‘private dentistry’ conjures up in peoples minds huge amounts of money.

Of course, this can be true especially in the realms of makeover cosmetic and implant dentistry.

However for routine care it can cost as little as 59 pence a day with one of our practice dental plans. They include checkups, hygienist appointments, X-rays and emergency appointments.
That’s cheaper than a bag of crisps a day for great routine dental care.

However, if people are looking for cosmetic work, even small changes can give great results.

The Dental Barn in Hailsham, East Sussex offers tooth whitening treatments to brighten your smile.Changing a little front filling from brown and discoloured to a colour that matches your teeth beautifully. Did you realize we have lots of different filling shades, so we can accurately achieve a match, that way the filling virtually disappears. Some old metal fillings can be replaced by white fillings too giving a great result.

Cosmetic whitening is another way to achieve a brighter smile, that won’t break the bank. One of the things to consider is the shade you want to achieve, 18 year old white teeth often don’t look good in 50+ year old faces! But we take care to achieve the best result that’s good for you.

A lady who we whitened recently said

I wanted white teeth, but after Ali’s good advice, we monitored the shade until it was exactly right for me. I’ve had so many compliments that I look really good, but no one can work out why. Even my old dad kept asking me if I’d changed my hair!

Another forgotten about cosmetic treatment is a clean by the hygienist.

The Dental Barn in Hailsham, East Sussex offer dental plans that include regular hygienist appointments to keep your mouth clean and healthy. At the practice, because we are owned by a hygienist, we really focus on helping patients to keep their mouths clean and healthy. Our hygienists keep you out of the dentists’ chair as much as possible and it’s something that they’re very good at. Recently a lovely lady who hasn’t had any dentist treatment, only checkups, for a few years said

I can’t believe I’ve escaped another checkup without anything done. I wished someone had shown me how to clean my teeth properly years ago! Going to the Hygienist regularly is keeping things so clean.

Regular hygienist appointments can help keep stains away and breath fresh.

Did you know that you can come to see our hygienists at the practice under something called Direct access. This means that you can book in with the hygienist without seeing our dentists for a one off or regular cleans.

All these small cosmetic changes could work for you too, it’s never too late to start looking after your teeth and gums and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

To book an appointment with a hygienist, please call us on 01323 325397.  

 

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Are You Flossing Too Aggressively?

Your toothbrush can’t reach everywhere. Flossing is important to access all parts of your teeth but flossing too harshly can cause damage to your teeth and gums.

Main points:

– Focus on flossing in between teeth.

– Apply a light pressure, especially near gums.

– Floss just once a day.

Once you are flossing regularly your gums should not bleed. See your dentist for a check-up and advice on flossing techniques if your gums continue to bleed.

“Many people forget that it’s your teeth you’re supposed to be flossing, not your gums.”

Read more on this topic:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-you-be-too-aggressive-with-your-flossing/

 

Nervous Dental Patient Treatment at The Dental Barn in Hailsham

Treatment for Nervous Dental Patients in Hailsham

It never ceases to amaze me just how many people (including children) have had a dreadful experience at the dentist and how one experience can affect their whole life.

So, we started to offer a free no obligation coffee and a chat, to see how we could help people overcome their fears.

About a month ago a lovely lady came in for a chat. She had had some awful dental experiences and then suffered a personal tragedy, which lead to her not having any dentistry done for over 20 years.

Treatment for Nervous Patients at The Dental Barn in HailshamWe chatted about how coming to the dentist made her feel panicky, tearful, embarrassed and most of all worried that hers would be the worst teeth we had ever seen and that they would fall out if we touched them. She also told me she had put on lots of weight and I could tell that she was feeling at rock bottom. But, she had decided she needed to get herself together and had joined a slimming club and now wanted to start looking after herself and get her teeth done.

After a good chat I suggested that we started with a Hygienist appointment to just get her teeth looking better and then she would feel better being able to smile, which in turn would make her feel happier.

Dental Treatment for Nervous Children at The Dental Barn in HailshamSo that’s what we did this week and she was an absolute super star, she found holding our squishy ball helped to have something to focus on! I made her teeth look great from the front (the bit everyone sees) and when I showed her in the mirror she burst into tears of happiness. Now she and I both know that there is a long way to go with her teeth and gums, but that one appointment has made her feel like she can continue with future treatment.

Don’t get me wrong this is a normal lady (who isn’t made of money) but is happy to save up and book the next appointment. A check-up appointment been made, so we can get a proper plan of what needs to be done. We’ve agreed we are going to start with anything that has the potential to give her toothache and go from there. To finish the plan might even take over a year but there’s no hurry and we need to look after her.

Nervous Dental Patient Treatment at The Dental Barn in HailshamIt may not be the right start for everyone, but for lots of nervous people helping them with that first step towards their goal of a great mouth is invaluable.

That’s why I started the practice to help people who had a fear of going to the dentist and we work really hard at ‘not being like a dentist’. We don’t smell, look or feel like a dentist. There’s always fresh coffee on the go and we take time to get to know everyone and their likes and dislikes.

We have bluetooth headphones so you can listen to your music, squishy balls to hold, hands to hold (our nurses are brilliant at this) and air conditioning that stops you getting all hot and bothered.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call on 01323 325397 and book in for a free coffee and a chat and start your journey today!

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How Can You Prevent Black Teeth?

Black teeth can be indicative of dental decay, infection, or a dead nerve inside the tooth. This is why seeing a dentist is important. However, it is just as prudent to appreciate a handful of worthwhile prevention tips. What steps can you take to retain the colour of your teeth?

– Always brush twice a day approximately 30 minutes after each meal.

– Make it a point to floss between your teeth.

– Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.

“People can often avoid black teeth with proper dental hygiene.”

Take a look here for additional details:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321777.php

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How to Pick the Healthiest Summer Snacks

Make the most of summer fruits to nourish your body, keep your teeth healthy and your dentist happy.

Top tips:

– Kids will love making a fruit pizza on a watermelon base.

– Try making fruit kebabs or a fruit necklace.

– Frozen yoghurt adds a calcium boost to the diet.

It is possible to snack healthily, keep hydrated and even help clean teeth with crunchy vegetables like carrots.

“If you’re looking for snacks that will nourish your body as well as your teeth, you have plenty of options.”

Read the full article for healthy summer snack ideas:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/healthy-summer-snacks-your-teeth-and-your-kids-will-love/

 

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Why Skipping Dental Cleaning is More Dangerous Than You Think

Are you scheduling regular appointments with your dentist in order to ensure that your teeth and gums are in order? If not, you could very well be setting yourself up for an oral care disaster in the future. What are some consequences of failing to obtain timely cleanings?

– You are at a greater risk of developing severe gum disease which leads to loose teeth.

– Cavities are much more likely to occur.

– Your teeth could develop unsightly stains and discolourations over time.

“Keep in mind that there are few things scarier than the consequences of skipping your annual teeth cleaning.”

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/the-consequences-of-skipping-those-yearly-teeth-cleanings/

 

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What Are The Risks Of Tongue Piercings?

Tongue piercings are definitely popular, but if you’re considering getting one, it pays off to be informed about the risks. You might want to change your mind.

Key takeaways:

– Piercings can increase your chances of developing gum disease and other conditions affecting the gum tissue.

– Bacterial infection and gum bleeding area often experienced by people with tongue piercings.

– Teeth can be cracked or otherwise damaged by the piercing’s metal.

Your dental health should be a priority, so think twice before getting a tongue piercing.

Read the full story here: https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/tongue-piercings-may-bring-harm-to-teeth-and-gums-735168.html

 

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After Gum Graft Surgery

If you are scheduled for a gum graft, you should know that there are certain do’s and dont’s that can help with the recovery process.

Key takeaways:

– Do keep the area clean and prevent plaque build-up by using a mouthwash.

– Don’t eat anything hard, as this can interfere with healing.

– Don’t brush your teeth or floss the treated area until your dentist says it’s safe to do so.

Your dentist or periodontist will discuss the best aftercare routine with you prior to the actual procedure.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322115.php

 

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Bonding: A Reason to Smile

Bonding is one of the simplest dental procedures and also one of the most popular solutions to many dental problems. The dentist will use a pliable plastic tooth-coloured resin which can be moulded to almost any shape. Tooth bonding is quick, painless, permanent and relatively inexpensive.

Tooth bonding can be used to:

– Repair chips

– Fill in small gaps

– Cover cracks

The resin can be “customised to match the colour of your teeth” thus restoring confidence to your smile. Your dentist can discuss whether bonding is the solution to your dental problems and you can find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-tooth-bonding-improve-my-smile/

 

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All You Need To Know About Dental Care With Braces

Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces helps avoid the increased risk of gum disease:

– Firstly, you should rinse your teeth with water to dislodge as many food particles as possible.

– Although it doesn’t matter whether you floss before or after brushing, dentists recommend flossing at the end of the day, to minimise plaque build-up while sleeping.

– Interdental brushes can help remove food trapped by brace wires.

Your wires and brackets create extra areas for plaque and food particles to hide,

increasing your risk of gum disease while you’re getting your smile straightened.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-should-i-brush-my-teeth-when-i-have-braces/