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ROUTINE EXAM AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Full and detailed dental examinations are carried out at Enlighten Dental Care utilizing digital x-ray intra and extra oral cameras.

We like to educate our patients on how to care for their teeth now and how to preserve them for the future.

Good oral hygiene at every age prevents lots of problems.


Fissure seals


Prevent tooth decay in adult molar teeth, good for children getting their adult back teeth from about age 6 and young adults getting wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth and tricky to clean.


Root Canal


Sometimes due to bacteria entering the nerve of a tooth or dental trauma, to prevent extraction root canal treatment is required. If root treatment is necessary we take an xray of the tooth root to check it is a normal shape before carrying out the root treatment .If there are any abnormalities referral to a specialist endodontist can be arranged.


Bite guards


To prevent tooth wear from grinding. Tooth grinding or clenching is very common. Most people, unless they get joint or muscle pain or a partner tells them, are unaware that they grind their teeth but over the years as the teeth get shorter due to grinding or fracture due to excessive forces it becomes more evident and a lot of damage may have already happened.


At Enlighten Dental Care if we see early signs of grinding or you think you grind we recommend you invest in a night guard made to fit over your teeth while you sleep. This could prevent a lot of problems in the future requiring extensive and expensive dental treatment.


Dental sports guards are essential to protect you smile and prevent damage to your teeth if you are involved in any contact sport.

DENTAL FILLINGS ONLAYS AND CROWNS.

Adult and child fillings


Fillings are used by the dentist to prevent pain and further complications in a tooth that has already decayed. There are a various number of materials that can be used to fill a tooth and your dentist can discuss with you the types and costs of which ones are appropriate in each individual case. The most conservative option is always the best. Nowadays most people also want their fillings to look good when they smile.


When fillings are very large or a back tooth has had root treatment it is sometimes necessary to protect the tooth with a stronger restoration than a filling for this we can either provide an onlay, if some walls of the tooth are still intact (which is more conservative than a crown) or a tooth crown to cover the entire remaining tooth. Again there are options of full gold, metal covered with porcelain or if you want the best looking crown, fully metal free crowns are an option.

DENTAL HYGIENE

Teeth cleaning is a simple way of improving your smile, confidence and keeping your teeth at their whitest while also being extremely important for gum health. Regular cleaning with the dentist is important to prevent the onset of gum disease.

Janine, the hygienist here at Enlighten Dental Care is a very important part of our team, she will be able to provide a home care routine individually tailored to your needs. A clean healthy mouth will improve your appearance, give you fresher breath and help you keep your teeth for longer.


Janine also loves great looking white teeth. She is fully trained to provide in surgery tooth whitening called Zoom Whitening. As part of the procedure you will also be fitted with trays to take home so you can top up your whitening in the future at your own convenience.

TOOTH WHITENING AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

We should all smile more it is good for us. However if you don’t like the colour, shape or perhaps that gap in your teeth or you might think your teeth have gotten shorter due to wear, maybe you don’t smile as much as you should. Investing in cosmetic dentistry can help.

Tooth Whitening

As long as you are 18 years old and your teeth are cavity free tooth whitening provided by a dentist is safe and will enhance the colour of your teeth at any age. We can give you lots of tips to get the most from your whitening procedure. Tooth whitening gel intake home trays is the best option but if you prefer us to do all the work our hygienist can carry out Zoom whitening in the surgery for you.

Cosmetic Braces and Bonding

Cosmetic braces can align your upper and lower front teeth and close spaces in a short period of time without altering your bite. At Enlighten Dental Care we provide cosmetic braces fixed to your teeth called cFast, if you prefer a brace you could remove for a big date or important meeting/speech you need to make, we can provide a removable brace called Inman Aligner or for some cases a clear aligner . We supply free tooth whitening with all cosmetic braces. To check if you are suitable and to discuss which option is best suited to your lifestyle please phone us to arrange a free consultation.


Simple bonding procedures can often improve appearance and length of your teeth if they have gotten shorter due to wear or tooth grinding or to easily close a gap in your teeth. This procedure can be carried out in most cases without any drilling and gives a more youthful smile.

TOOTH WHITENING AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

We should all smile more it is good for us. However if you don’t like the colour, shape or perhaps that gap in your teeth or you might think your teeth have gotten shorter due to wear, maybe you don’t smile as much as you should. Investing in cosmetic dentistry can help.

Tooth Whitening

As long as you are 18 years old and your teeth are cavity free tooth whitening provided by a dentist is safe and will enhance the colour of your teeth at any age. We can give you lots of tips to get the most from your whitening procedure. Tooth whitening gel intake home trays is the best option but if you prefer us to do all the work our hygienist can carry out Zoom whitening in the surgery for you.

Cosmetic Braces and Bonding

Cosmetic braces can align your upper and lower front teeth and close spaces in a short period of time without altering your bite. At Enlighten Dental Care we provide cosmetic braces fixed to your teeth called cFast, if you prefer a brace you could remove for a big date or important meeting/speech you need to make, we can provide a removable brace called Inman Aligner or for some cases a clear aligner . We supply free tooth whitening with all cosmetic braces. To check if you are suitable and to discuss which option is best suited to your lifestyle please phone us to arrange a free consultation.


Simple bonding procedures can often improve appearance and length of your teeth if they have gotten shorter due to wear or tooth grinding or to easily close a gap in your teeth. This procedure can be carried out in most cases without any drilling and gives a more youthful smile.

REPLACING MISSING TEETH

Missing teeth can be replaced by: Something that is fixed in your mouth …. dental implants or dental bridges Or

Something that you can take out of your mouth ……partial dentures.

If all your teeth are missing complete dentures can restore lost tooth and gum.


There are lots of options as each situation is unique to that person.

The dentists at Enlighten Dental Care can advise you on the best options suited to you.

EMERGENCY TREATMENT

If you require dental treatment urgently due to an accident, acute pain or dental related swelling please phone the practice on 02830267484 our receptionist will then advise you what to do next and she will also arrange an appointment if you need to attend the practice.

ANXIOUS PATIENTS

We all get a bit nervous attending the dentist no matter what age we are.
At Enlighten Dental Care we strive to put you at ease. However some people need a bit of ‘extra relaxation’ if so we can provide Conscious Sedation. This is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen which you breathe through a small cap that sits over your nose. It is very safe, has no after effects and won’t put you to sleep just into a deeply relaxed state.