Dental Anxiety – The Reality

Fear: noun: an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm
At Trinity Dental we understand that many patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. This does not have to be case. As a clinic our aim is to make sure every patient has the best experience and feels comfortable from the moment they enter the clinic to time they leave. Our dedicated team offer the best support and welcome everyone with a warm smile.

Horror stories and old wives tales are a thing of the past with all the latest technology and techniques there is no string tying to extract teeth or a shot of whiskey for the anaesthetic we make sure all procedures and discussed and are carried out thoroughly talking you through every stage.

We ensure a pain and stress free environment in the surgery, with our sonos system we can even play your favourite Justin Bieber or AC/DC track to ease any nerves.

A phobia of needles??

We offer an alternative called INJEX- the soft shot! This is a soft shot of anaesthesia on to the tissue. This completely avoids the needle and has the bonus of wearing off quicker after the treatment.

Still unsure?

We also offer IV sedation at the clinic, this is a small sedative administered into the back of hand or arm and will induce you into a state of deep relaxation.

Here are some statistics….

  • One in 7 adults who have ever been to the dentist suffer with dental anxiety.
  • Women are more likely to suffer from extreme dental anxiety than men.
  • The common fears for visiting the dentist are having a tooth drilled (30%) and having a local anaesthetic injection (28%)
  • Visiting the dentist is ranked number one for making people nervous (22%) followed by fear of heights.
  • Nearly 10 times as many people are nervous of visiting their dentists compared to their doctor.

“Let us make impossible possible and help you overcome your fear today”

Team TD

General dentistry: ways to restore or replace teeth

Regular appointments for general dentistry help to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top condition. However, at Trinity Dental in Rothwell we understand that teeth can be damaged or lost for a wide variety of reasons, from sporting accidents to injury, tooth decay or gum disease.

replace-teethFortunately, general dentistry also offers a wide selection of ways to restore and/or replace your tooth or teeth if they are broken, chipped, otherwise damaged, or even lost.

Ask any dentist and they will tell you that anyone with damaged teeth should visit a dentist as soon as possible, and that lost teeth ought always to be replaced. This is because even a tiny chip or crack can be enough to allow bacteria to enter the pulp of your tooth, which can potentially lead to infection, pain, and the need for root canal treatment. Ultimately, if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.

Missing teeth should always be replaced for several reasons. First and foremost, having a gap-toothed smile can be a cause of social embarrassment and can have a serious negative impact on your self-esteem. Any remaining teeth can become twisted, crooked, and difficult to keep clean as they move into gaps, which can lead to a slew of dental and general health problems, and depending on how many teeth are missing your ability to speak, to eat a healthy diet, and to enjoy an active social life.

What your dentist can do

For missing teeth, your dentist may use dentures or a bridge, depending on how many teeth are missing and what your treatment preferences are. Both of these options can also be supported by dental implants, which means they stay firmly in place and no work is needed on surrounding teeth.

For broken teeth, there are a number of options available. Sometimes, a small chip or crack can be repaired with composite white filling material. This is both fast and effective. In cases where additional strength is required, your dentist may use a crown or porcelain inlays/onlays.

“Goodbye Cavities We Are On To You!!!”

Our teeth are delicate when it comes to our everyday lifestyles, without the care and attention they need they can deteriorate causing decay. Whether it’s through our sugary diets or lack of oral hygiene the outcome can change the structure of the tooth causing pain and sensitivity.

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This can be easily avoided and I will share the secret with you……..

Regular routine examinations to your dentist will help detect any decay early on, keeping on top of oral hygiene at home brushes away any nasties before they find themseleves settled on our teeth and limiting sugar in our diets.

Don’t worry if you have already suffered with decay its not too late to fight back! We have simple procedures that stop any further damage possibly leading in severe cases to tooth extraction. Direct tooth restoration involves placing a filling into a prepared tooth cavity immediately. This procedure can be done in a single visit.

We have many filling options such as amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth coloured) for anyone with allergies and can replace any previous fillings you may not be happy with.

Work with our team today to zap these cavities and keep your teeth healthy!

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“Say goodbye to expensive and dangerous teeth whitening treatments forever!”

This safe alternative will give you a brighter, whiter smile from home in just two weeks!

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Our Enlighten whitening treatment is a successful procedure with amazing results. Enlighten offers a level of whitening other procedures cannot achieve restoring even the dullest, most stained teeth to this level.

Its popular combination treatment means that there is a two week home treatment followed by a one hour visit to the clinic.

Every patient would be supplied with custom fitted trays prior to the treatment which can then be used alongside the Enlighten top gel to maintain your new bright smile.

For those of us who like a red wine and chocolate after a tough day or a coffee break with your besties, this great system means you do not have to convert to a white diet and can stick to your regular diet.

You don’t need to put up with discoloured teeth any longer visit us at the clinic to start your Enlighten treatment today!

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Facial aesthetics: dermal fillers to rejuvenate your skin

Facial aesthetics treatments are designed as non-surgical methods of refreshing and replenishing your skin, leaving your with a more youthful appearance. At Trinity Dental in Rothwell, our facial aesthetics team is fully qualified to deliver these treatments in a safe and controlled manner.

facial aestheticsAs we get older, unwanted lines, wrinkles and folds have a tendency to appear on the facial skin. This can be caused by a combination of factors, including repeated contraction of the tiny facial muscles, and loss of the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid that gives the skin its naturally plump and youthful appearance.

Many factors in daily life can take their toll on the skin. Dietary factors – including not keeping adequately hydrated by not drinking enough water, or drinking too much alcohol – lifestyle choices such as smoking or spending too much time in the sun without wearing protective lotion, and just the natural ageing process can all leave visible signs on the face.

Dermal fillers are specifically designed to target problem areas where hyaluronic acid has been lost. At our Rothwell clinic the fillers we use are hyaluronic acid gels that are derived from non-animal sources. These fillers work by replacing the lost hyaluronic acid, producing a natural-looking, plumper, more youthful appearance. They can be used on many areas of the face, and this will be discussed at your initial consultation. Fillers are also suitable for lip enhancement, leaving your lips looking fuller and plumper.

Treatment is painless because local anaesthetic is either incorporated into the filler syringe, or is applied to the skin prior to your filler being injected. Unlike treatment with botulinum toxin, which takes a few days to show fully, the results of treatment with dermal fillers are visible immediately.

Depending on a number of factors including the area treated, the injection technique and the skin type, results will last between six and 12 months before a repeat session is required.

“Make sure your oral hygiene is EGG-cellent this Easter with Trinity Dental’s top tips!”

Easter is fast approaching and although we all love to indulge in chocolate eggs and themed treats we have to be extra careful when it comes to caring for our teeth.

For all parents preparing the exciting egg hunts and fun activities over the upcoming weekend we have some great tips to keep your mini molars maintaining their healthy smiles!!!

 

  • Buying smaller eggs with a low sugar content or eggs that do not include additional treats.
  • Dark chocolate has less sugar and will cause less damage to the teeth.
  • Encourage children to eat treats at meal times instead of snacking throughout the day. Sugar attacks the teeth for 30 minutes after the food has been eaten and limiting to meal times reduces how many times the teeth are affected in a day.
  • Drink plenty of water – this helps to rinse away any acid formation and bacteria from sugar.
  • Make sure your mini molars are brushing morning and night for 2 minutes and leaving at least 30 minutes after eating chocolate this can cause harm to the teeth to brushing immediately after.
  • Encourage spitting not rinsing when cleaning the teeth, water can wash away the fluoride in the toothpaste making this less effective.

 

The team at Trinity Dental wish you a CRACKING Easter and we hope to see you all very soon!

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Less Plaque and Healthier Gums in Just 2 Weeks!

Still using a manual toothbrush?

Looking for healthier gums in just 2 weeks with the reduction of bleeding gums and inflammation?

Why not move to an advanced electric toothbrush!

Here at Trinity Dental we stock a wide range of Sonicare electric toothbrushes that are guaranteed to show noticeable results, ranging from children’s specially designed brushes to avoid missing them delicate milk teeth to the Oscar of all brushes complete with luxury charging glass the Diamond Clean.

Using an electric brush has a huge impact on oral hygiene, the unique designed brushing heads get in between the gaps a manual cannot reach removing up to 7 x more plaque as well as making you aware when you may be brushing to hard which can cause sufficient damage to the teeth and gums.

Our Sonicare range covers all areas:

Diamond clean – As well as having the option of three colours this luxury brush comes with a charging glass, USB cable and charging travel case. It guarantees 7 x better plaque removal, a 2 minute timer so no cheating!! And has a 4 x 30 quad pacer to check your moving around the mouth. The diamond clean gives visibly whiter teeth!

FlexCare Platinum – This is our most popular brush it comes with a stand charger and has a built in pressure sensor to keep an eye on how hard your brushing. As well as the other sonicare brushes this has the 2 minute timer and gives up to 10 x better plaque removal with the adaptive brush head. No getting out of staying in one place this brush also includes the 4 x quad pacer guiding you around the mouth easily and efficiently.

EasyClean – This brush is a great start to ease into electrical brushing with the simplest look of the four brushes the easy clean includes a 2 minute timer , 2 x better plaque removal and the 4 x quad pacer. It comes with its own charger and a standard brush head.

Sonicare For Kids – Lastly we have our fun brush for them mini molars! This includes interchangeable designs, a sturdy charger base for those little fingers! And brush head storage. The brush has two modes and the quad pacer offers musical encouragement. As well as us adults the brush has a two minute timer that makes fun sounds once complete!

Call us or pop by for further information or to see a brush in action!

Team TD x

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Men love great face products too… How about anti-ageing?

Great looking skin without a complicated routine?

At Trinity Dental we stock the Arbonne men’s range, this skin care range has carefully blended natural ingredients and botanical extracts to condition and moisturise the skin.

After considerable research men’s skin has proven to be thicker and oiler in texture and this needs extra attention when choosing a skin care range. If you find yourself suffering from “razor burns” or “ingrown whiskers” this is the perfect range for you. All the products together are clinically shown to minimize the signs of aging as well as leaving you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

4 Simple Steps to Sensational Skin:

Exfoliate Wash:  Keeps whiskers under control and prepares the skin for a close, non-irritating shave.

Shave Gel: The gel rather than foam prevents dryness and closer, sleek shave.  There is an adjustment when you have previously used foam products, however after using the gel we guarantee you will not want to go back!

Facial Moisturizer with SPF 20:  This is a great sunscreen for the face.  Some men just love wearing it all the time, however if you don’t like the feel of a moisturised face this can be used just as a sunscreen.

Warning…you will maintain an appealing youthful look when you use moisturiser on a regular basis.

Post-Shave Balm:  This is the product that will soothe and calm razor burn or an ingrown hair leaving you will noticeable results.

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Dental hygiene: so much more than just a scale and polish

Think about a dental hygienist and the first thing that comes to mind is usually a scale and polish. Whilst this professional tooth clean is an important part of a hygienist’s job, it is not all that they do. In fact, your dental hygienist is vital to keeping your mouth healthy, and can also offer alternatives to traditional teeth whitening treatment to brighten up your smile.

dental-hygieneIn 2015, the General Dental Council changed the scope of practice for both dental hygienists and dental hygiene therapists, enabling them to provide hygiene treatments without the need for a dentist’s prescription and without the patient having to see a dentist first. This means that at Trinity Dental in Rothwell we are now able to offer walk-in hygiene appointments, the perfect way to boost your smile and leave your teeth feeling amazingly clean before a special occasion.

So, what else does a hygienist do except cleaning your teeth?

A hygienist can also help in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. They can provide dietary advice to patients of all ages, which will be given in an age-appropriate, engaging and easy to understand manner. Many people do not fully understand the impact of a diet that is high in sugar or acidic foods and drinks on the teeth, and your hygienist can help you to see how changes to your diet can improve your oral health.

At our Rothwell hygiene spa, our hygienist offers an alternative to standard teeth whitening treatment to remove everyday stains such as those caused by tea and coffee from the teeth. Known as The Diamond Shine, this cosmetic treatment involves the use of an Airflow microcrystal system to quickly and effectively remove stubborn stains. Luxury polishing treatment is then applied for a true diamond shine – effectively an instant smile makeover.

“Pampering our teeth is the ultimate treat”

Start with Trinity Dental’s Hygiene Spa

Looking after our teeth can sometimes be difficult whether it’s grabbing that caramel latte whilst rushing to get the children to school or giving in to those chocolate treats to get you through to lunchtime this can have a huge impact on our teeth.

Trinity Dental’s hygiene treatment programme gives optimum oral health for life and aims to make home care stress free.

Our regular refresh programme is designed for patients who value their oral health, this is recommended every six months and leaves you with fresh breath and a healthy smile to be proud of with noticeable results.

Why not upgrade? The regular refresh and shine programme leaves your teeth feeling completely revitalised. This treatment is advised every 6 months and shows great results if patients are prone to staining or would like to ensure a long lasting shine.

For those of us that enjoy the finer things! the Diamond shine is a purely cosmetic treatment. Using an airflow system, microcrystals work to remove stubborn stains quickly and effectively achieving a whiter glossier smile. This achieves an instant make over and is perfect for a special occasion.

Don’t delay, book today!

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