Recent Research findings from Pharmacyoutlet of 2000 UK adults showed that 18% admitted to being aware of their bad breath but 80% of them left this untreated, sometimes placing strains on their relationships.
Others said that bad breath would put them off asking potential partners for a second date. In the majority of cases, we can help our Patients to treat and eliminate this.
The earlier young children attend their Dentist - we advise from one year old - the earlier any potential problems are seen, thus preventing children having to go through the trauma of operative dentistry or even having to have teeth extracted, under a general anaesthetic.
The other main advantage is that they are helped by our people to be happy in our Dental Practice and even to look forward to coming!
Figures published by the Royal College of Surgeons showed that only 20.2% of one to two year old children visited the Dentist and in England , last year, there were 9,220 tooth extractions from children in hospital, with all the pain and distress that caused.
We welcome and look forward to seeing children, of all ages in our Practice.
Most people recognise the need to visit their Dental Practice regularily - but how often ?
Every six months used to be the advice, the problem is that some dental disease creeps up, causing no pain and is not easily noticed or even sensed.
We advise that the best way to prevent dental disease is for you to come to see us as frequency as advised by your Dentist.
Three monthly or six monthly or annually or for a few Patients, two yearly, might be enough. Sometimes, the less frequently people attend, the easier it is to forget to make an appointment and thereby lose the benefits of regular visits.
We are proud and excited to announce the arrival of the latest CAD/CAM technology to our (your!) Dental Practice.
The Trios colour digital oral scanner marks another super breakthrough in making dentistry simpler and painless for our Patients.
We thought our Cerec Computerised System was great but this Trios Scanner allows us to achieve much more for our patients; easier to use and faster results.The Trios Scanner takes very detailed images of your mouth and, in a matter of minutes, can produce highly accurate 3D virtual models of your teeth on the computer screen. These virtual models are all we need to make a variety of dental appliances for you - crowns, bridges, sports mouth guards, bite splints and dentures - ready to fit at your next appointment.
It is much easier and comfortable for ourpatients to have the thin scanner probe momentarily, placed in your mouth than the traditional messy impression materials. It is actually very comfortable and interesting to have your teeth scanned, by this device. Watch the following video of a dentist scanning his own mouth -
The Trios Scanner records your Occlusion: how your upper and lower teeth meet and bite. It also measures the shade of your teeth to help ensure the best colour match for your new restorations. Ceramic inlays and onlays can be made, instead of the usual metal or composite fillings, restoring your teeth for longer lasting and superior aesthetic results. This technology can also be used for orthodontic appliances.
We no longer need to take impressions of the mouth for the majority of restorations. The “virtual information” is transferred electronically to the Specialised Dental Laboratory that we use. The technicians there, can then design and manufacture individual restorations, to a new level of quality and precision fit and with a faster turn around time between our practice and laboratory, than was ever possible before.
It is a large financial investment for our practice but we make this because we wish our patients to benefit from the latest worthwhile advances in dentistry.
When the Practice was only two years old, a young school leaver, Alison Liston joined us, to train as a Dental Nurse.
She worked hard and received her Qualifications from the Dental Section of Telford College, here in Edinburgh. Many years later, she progressed to be one of our Receptionists and then, she was promoted to be our Practice Manager, a position she has held for over fifteen years. We have just celebrated with her, 45 years of clever, industrious and loyal service to all of us in the Practice!
She travels in every day from Pathhead in Midlothian- not an easy journey, especially with winter weather making her travel difficult. She normally arrives first, in the morning and she is seldom, if ever, off work because of illness. She was away during two periods, in past years but she was having her two daughters. She is well loved by all of us and our Patients.
Despite the latest Covid-19 Lockdown measures, the UK and Scottish Governments still allow travel to and from Dental Practices for Dental Treatment (NHS & Private). If you have already been to see us in the second half of 2020, you will have seen the extensive measures we have taken to ensure that all patients (and our staff) are kept safe from Covid-19 transmission. We would like to assure you it is still safe to visit us for your routine and emergency Dental care. If you have any questions, please feel free to phone or email us. Also, please see the previous Covid-19 posts on our website, here, for more information, as it is just as relevant now as it was when originally posted.