Unsung hero of the dental team – our hygienist

It’s easy to overlook the dental hygienist; the technical specialist with the tough task of removing plaque. But at our dentist in Culcheth, we understand that the work of a dental hygienist may have saved more teeth than all of the rest of our dental team put together!

dentist-in-culchethHaving a modern dentist in Culcheth is all about dividing up the different needs of our patients between a set of professionals, each one specialising in providing that care. Once a patient has been triaged by a general dental team, they are sent to the orthodontist for realignment and endodontists for severe or complicated root canal procedure, but there is one procedure that almost all patients will experience several times; a scale and polish.

When it comes to the build-up of plaque and the formation of tartar this is such a common occurrence it’s barely worth mentioning as a condition at all. Yet the cost of failing to address this calcified plaque and providing an education to ensure better oral hygiene in the future is huge for prevention. Surely any prevention at all is better than cure? And no one else on our dental staff is more efficient at preventing the need for future treatment, whether that be fillings, crownings or the total replacement of teeth with dentures, than our hygienist. By charting changes to patients’ teeth whilst measuring pocket depth and removing tartar when detected, a hygienist can prevent all kinds of secondary issues, just by removing plaque..

What is a dental hygienist?

A dental hygienist is a technician, who is professionally skilled and capable of providing dental care, but only in a very narrow aspect of dentistry, like a specialist nurse compared to a GP in a medical team.

With younger patients the focus of their role is education, displaying brushing and flossing techniques

Most sessions with our hygienist will start with a brief assessment, during which they will check your previous medical notes. They may add to them based on any observed build-up of plaque or tartar; anything particularly suspicious will be flagged up with our dental team to be explored further. If they deem it necessary, they’ll suggest a scale and polish which is the most effective method of removing tartar. Tartar is highly calcified plaque that you will not be able to remove by brushing at home and there are very few ways of dealing with it in your normal bathroom. In approximately 15 minutes, with a combination of abrasive gels spinning heads and the occasional use of the dental drill, our hygienist will have your teeth back to a smooth pearly white finish.

Although aesthetically very pleasing, the purpose of this finish is to provide a surface far too smooth for bacteria to stick to, helping to prevent cavities from forming and future build-up of plaque. This prevents the need for later intervention like fillings and even crowns when teeth become structurally compromised. But there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy it too!

We are currently accepting new patients at our dentist in Culcheth. If you’re interested in becoming one or would like to find out more in general about dentistry and the role of our hygienist please feel free to get in contact. You can do this via the phone number on the website or by email.

The importance of good oral hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important part of daily routine and essential for optimum oral health. Regular visits to your dentist in Culcheth will help ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy as well as detecting any dental issues before they are able to fully present themselves. Poor oral hygiene results in the buildup of plaque and the formation of tartar which are the main causes of many dental issues. If left untreated then plaque and tartar can result in the formation of cavities and tooth decay. These issues cause gingivitis, which is an infection of the gums, and periodontitis, which is the infection of the surrounding structures. Unless you visit your dentist in Culcheth on a regular basis or at the first sign of dental issues then they can swiftly worsen and also have a detrimental effect on the surrounding dentition, which can eventually result in tooth loss.dentist-in-culcheth

Restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry involved in the treatment of dental disease and the replacement of teeth as a result of tooth decay or tooth loss. It is made up of separate groups of treatments at your dentist in Culcheth which are endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. Endodontics involves root canal treatments and treats infection of the soft pulp inside the centre of your tooth. Periodontics is involved in treating infections and damage of the supporting structures of the teeth, the gums and the alveolar bone. Prosthodontics involves the development and implementation of substitutes in the treatment of tooth loss.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is commonly carried out at your dentist in Culcheth and is necessary for infections of the dental pulp. These occur as a result of many different factors including poor oral hygiene that can cause tooth decay which results in root canal infection. Other causes of root canal infections include damaged fillings or physical injury to your tooth which can cause damage to the dentin and then result in bacterial infection of your dental pulp.  Your dentist will carry out an X-ray to check the health of your teeth and any dark spots will indicate issues that have affected the bone of the jaw. X rays also help determine the extent of damage and help the dentist work out the best treatment plan for you. Root canal treatment involves first drilling an access hole through the top of your tooth, the inside of your tooth will be decontaminated using irrigation solutions with the help of tiny files to clean out the bacteria. Once the tooth has been successfully cleaned then the root canal can be filled using an adhesive cement and the tooth is sealed using either a filling or a crown. Following the treatment, good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist will ensure that the tooth remains clean and healthy and will help positively impact the remaining dentition.

If you are experiencing any dental issues then speak to us at the Bhawani’s Dental Care as soon as possible and find out about what treatment methods and procedures are available to help improve your oral health.

Want to know more about root canals? Our dentist answers your top 5 questions

Have you recently had an infected tooth? Have you been advised that having a root canal is the best solution?dentist-in-culcheth

If you are like most dental patients, the idea of having a root canal performed is not a good one. You may have read that such a procedure damages the tooth, allows the infection to spread or that it can change the colour of your tooth altogether!

If you are opting for an extraction over a root canal due to these reasons, read on!

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, our team has helped innumerable patients regain the use of damaged or infected teeth with root canals and can assure you of the advantages of this process over an extraction. Our dentist in Culcheth will guide you through the process and answer any queries you have in jargon-free language, allowing you to make an informed decision about this dental treatment.

Curious to ask our dentist in Culcheth about root canals? Your top 5 FAQs about endodontics are answered below!

Does a root canal kill the tooth?

No, it doesn’t.

As our dentist in Culcheth will tell you, a root canal is a restorative procedure performed on a tooth that has either been infected or severely damaged.

Once completed, you will be able to use your tooth to bite into or chew food and will retain the aesthetics of the tooth.

How long does the process take?

This depends on many factors.

If you are having a root canal performed on a canine tooth (with 1 root), the process will usually take 1-1 ½ hours. If you have a severe infection in a molar tooth (with 2 roots), we may decide to spread the treatment over 2 appointments as it is very delicate and needs a lot of concentration from our team.

Will the tooth change colour?

In a word, no.

There is a myth that when you have a root canal, the tooth dies and thus changes colour.

In our experience (and every other dental teams’ experience), this does not happen. In fact, once we have completed the filling of the tooth, we will top it with either a porcelain coloured filling or crown, to create an aesthetically appealing look.

Is it likely to fail?

Statistically, root canals have a high success rate.

One endodontic study found that 15 years after an endodontic procedure had been performed, 97% of patients noted no failing of the procedure and were still able to use their tooth correctly.

But as always, if you have concerns about your root canal, talk to our team.

Isn’t it just delaying my tooth being pulled?

No; a root canal is a restorative procedure, designed to repair your tooth to its former strength.

And, with the high success rate of this procedure, it is unlikely that the tooth it is done to will ever need to be pulled. If you suspect an issue with a tooth that you have had a root canal performed on, contact our team for an assessment.

On the search for a dentist in Culcheth?

If you are based in Culcheth and are in search of a dental practice that offers dental treatments within cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you may want to consider visiting our dental practice, Bhawani’s Dental Care. So whether you would like to correct a dental issue, improve your smile or require general dental treatment, you will be happy to know that Bhawani’s Dental Care will be able to provide you with outstanding dental care.dentist-in-Culcheth

About us at Bhawani’s Dental Care

When you visit our practice Bhawani Dental Care, you will notice our unique and beautiful decorated dental surgery equipped with not only state of the art technology but a tranquil spa atmosphere, meaning that our new and existing patients are welcomed with a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, our highly regarded team of dentists in Culcheth work together to provide dental services in modern orthodontics, facial aesthetics and general family dentistry to ensure that all our patient’s dental needs are met.

Restorative dental treatments at Bhawani’s Dental Care

How much do you know about restorative dentistry? Well put simply, restorative dentistry refers to the area of dentistry where a dentist in Culcheth works to keep your mouth both healthy and fully functioning. There are also specific dental treatments within restorative dentistry that aims to replace and/or restore teeth that are either damaged or missing.

If you are currently suffering from a tooth that has been chipped or broken, or you have lost a tooth completely, an option a dentist in Culcheth may suggest to you is to have a crown or a bridge.

Crowns and Bridges at Bhawani’s Dental Care

For a tooth that has been damaged due to an accident or injury, getting a crown may be the best option. At our practice, the crowns we use are made of Zirconia strong ceramic and they work by completely covering the damaged tooth in order to restore its shape, strength and functionality. Crowns can also be used for aesthetic purposes as they can improve the shape, appearance and also alignment of a patient’s teeth. Additionally, crowns are also used for patients who have an improper bite as a result of excessive grinding and if a patient has been dealing with a large irritable filling.

Bridges however are a long term solution used to replace missing teeth and to ensure that the remaining teeth are supported and remain in their proper decision. Unlike dentures, bridges are fixed in a patient’s mouth, meaning that there is guaranteed increased support and stability within the mouth.

If you are not currently dealing with a broken and/or a missing tooth and you would just like to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, you may also want to consider having veneers.

Veneers at Bhawani’s Dental Care

Veneers are able to cosmetically improve a patient’s smile whilst maintaining a healthy tooth structure. Usually made of porcelain, veneers not only improve the colour of teeth, but they can realign crooked teeth, enhance the shape of your teeth and can even close gaps in between teeth.

Think extraction is better than a root canal? What our dentist wants you to know about endodontics

Historically, many dental treatments have earned themselves a bad reputation.

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And while many have recovered due to advancements, such as metal braces often being replaced with clear or invisible braces, some are finding it tougher.

One of these procedures is endodontics, otherwise more commonly known as root canal treatment.

A procedure with over 100 years of history in dental care, root canals have helped to restore thousands of smiles worldwide, prevent recurrent infections and have kept people smiling without worry. Yet, they remain unpopular.

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, our dentist in Culcheth can attest to the success of root canals and believes that this procedure deserves a second chance. After all, it is relatively simple, can promote better dental health and saves you money in the long run. And should you ever need a root canal, it can usually be done in 2 appointments with our team, both of which will be pain-free. So, what’s not to like?

Still not convinced that root canals are worth it? Read on for the advantages of endodontics from our dentist in Culcheth.

Preserves the tooth

Usually, a root canal will be performed by our dentist in Culcheth following a dental infection, or an injury to the tooth which caused the pulp to be exposed.

And, while you may want to simply have the damaged tooth removed, a root canal can restore its strength, allowing you to bite into food and chew without a care in the world.

Hygienic

As mentioned before, a root canal is commonly performed following a dental infection. A key feature of the procedure is to remove any infected debris from the pulp of the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading or returning.

As an extraction can often result in a second infection forming (not great when you are recovering from one), a root canal is a more hygienic option, keeping your tooth and surrounding teeth free from bacteria.

Aesthetic

A missing tooth is never a great look and, while the idea of a root canal may make you squeamish, consider the aesthetic appeal it offers.

Once the procedure is complete, our team will seal the newly filled tooth with either a white filling or crown, meaning that aesthetically, your tooth is as good as new. With an extraction, that gap is permanent and barring a restorative procedure, it will not be concealed.

Cost-effective

How is a root canal cost-effective?

Well, for starters, if you choose to have an infected tooth removed, you then have a gap that needs to be filled, While you could opt for a dental implant or a type of denture, both options are expensive and can cause secondary issues.

A root canal requires no secondary procedure once it is done, and with a 96% effectiveness 15 years after fitting, it is a cost-effective treatment.

If our team has told you that you could benefit from a root canal, don’t panic! It may be one of the best decisions you ever make concerning your teeth and your health in general.

Need some help choosing a dentist to fit your implants? What to look for by Bhawani’s Dental

Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are that in the last few years you have heard of dental implants.

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If you haven’t, here is a brief rundown; they are small, titanium screws which are attached to your jaw by a dental practitioner to replace a lost tooth or teeth. Depending on the implant type, the screw will fuse to your jaw over 3-6 months, after which, a prosthetic tooth or teeth will be attached to it. This will physically restore your smile to its former glory and allow you to bite into and chew food as you did with a natural tooth.

So, onto the next logical question- if you want to have dental implants fitted, what should you look for in a dental practitioner to fit them?

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, we are proud of the service we can offer our patients who are seeking dental implants. Our dentist in Culcheth will be able to assess your suitability and if all goes well, we can sculpt you a new tooth or set of teeth which will be physically indistinguishable from your natural ones, sat atop of dental implants and guaranteed to last a minimum of 20 years!

Do these attributes make our dentist in Culcheth suitable for fitting implants? Of course! But here is a rundown of what you should look for in a dental implant specialist.

Experience

While it can be tempting to help out a student dental practitioner when it comes to dental implants you should not take any chances.

As our dentist in Culcheth, they should be able to talk to you about their experiences with fitting dental implants on other patients and should be able to answer any questions you have about the procedure.

Qualifications

Experience is one key thing to assess, but what about qualifications?

You may have been led to believe that any dental practitioner can fit implants and this is not the case. A great deal of additional training is required, so when you are looking for an experienced dentist on implants, ask to see their qualifications and check if they are legal and relevant in the UK.

Portfolios

As dental implants are cosmetic, any implant dentist should have either a paper or online portfolio, which showcases their work.

And of course, this is a great way for you to choose which implant specialist you prefer, as the results will speak for themselves!

Reviews

It is practically impossible to search for any dental practitioner online without coming across their reviews.

Take the time to look through the reviews and if they pass muster like our teams at Bhwani’s Dental Care does, it is worth following-up with them about having your implants fitted by them or their team.

Trust

During your consultation, does the dental team feel comfortable? Do they take the time to answer your questions? Or do they seem evasive and pressed for time?

Follow your gut and only choose a dental team that you trust completely with this important procedure.

Does saltwater help toothache? Our dentist at Bhawani dental debunks common dental myths

Whether you are going for a routine check-up, or are having a root canal performed, it is likely that you will have some questions for our dental team. Which is perfectly normal!

dentist-in-culchethAfter all, dentistry is a somewhat mysterious part of healthcare and as one of the most feared kinds of healthcare that exists, it is always best to ask questions about as and what will be happening during each visit.

At Bhawani’s Dental Care, our dentist in Culcheth will always endeavour to answer your questions in jargon-free language, to ensure that you are completely aware of each and every procedure that we can offer you. And with our teams’ high levels of patient dedication and our myriad of cosmetic procedures, we can guarantee that you leave our surgery with a smile to be proud of. Perfect!

But in relation to general dentists, what are some of the most commonly asked questions that our dentist in Culcheth is asked? Read on to find out!

Does saltwater help with dental pain?

It may help with associated discomfort but according to our dentist in Culcheth, saltwater does not impact on dental pain directly.

What it may do is help reduce inflammation around the site and it will remove debris. If you have dental pain caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth, it can actually make the pain feel a bit more intense.

Which toothpaste should I use?

This will depend on your age and the condition of your teeth; if you are older, try to purchase a toothpaste with a higher level of fluoride (5000 ppm) to protect your teeth against decay and plaque.

If you are a healthy adult with good dental health, aim for a more regular level of fluoride in your toothpaste such as 1500 ppm to maintain a high level of oral health.

I have not seen a dental team in quite a while; what should I do?

Firstly, don’t panic and remember you are not alone.

Whether or not you are in discomfort, contact our team at Bhawani’s Dental Care for a check-up. If you are a more nervous patient, we can accommodate your needs and ensure that you are comfortable when you visit our team.

Is it normal to need a filling when my tooth doesn’t hurt?

If you need a filling, it is possible that you may not be experiencing any discomfort.

You may have a minor cavity or alternatively, your tooth may have been damaged and the nerves have been damaged. Either way, if you need a filling, we will be able to provide you with one without any trouble.

I cracked my tooth- who should I contact?

As soon as you notice that you have cracked a tooth, aim to contact our emergency team at Bhawani’s Dental Care.

Although it may not seem like an emergency, a cracked tooth will need repairing promptly to prevent bacteria from infiltrating the pulp of the tooth and causing issues like decay and abscesses.

Bhawani’s Dental Care: The Dentist in Culcheth for you

If you’re looking for the 5-star treatment when you go to the Dentist in Culcheth, then visiting us here at Bhawani’s Dental care shouldn’t disappoint you with our spa feel, thanks to the on-site spa treatments we also offer! We use state-of-the-art technology to deliver effective treatments efficiently, and we offer a wide range of treatments to suit all of your needs. Whether you’re looking for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics or orthodontics, we can help. Once you’re finished being treated, you can also unwind in our spa and make a day of it – you deserve it after looking after your teeth so well, after all!

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We’ve got a little insight into some of our popular treatments patients ask about when looking for a dentist in Culcheth.

Invisalign

If you have been feeling anxious about the appearance of your misaligned teeth, we can help to take the worry away with Invisalign. Invisalign is designed to help mild to moderate alignment issues in a discreet and convenient way. Invisalign is sets of clear plastic aligners which you wear over your teeth and they are virtually invisible to other people. They apply pressure to your teeth to move them gradually into the location required to give you a smile to be proud of and are comfortable to wear as they are made-to-measure your mouth. We use iTero scanning technology to measure your mouth and we can also show you a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed. The beauty of Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners whenever you need to, including when you eat and drink, which means that you don’t need to worry about changing your diet and you can brush and floss as normal to maintain your oral hygiene. There are so many reasons to love Invisalign and we’re here to help you get a smile worth smiling about in the way that will work for you, so book in for a consultation and we can give you our expert advice about what treatment is right for your specific needs.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be worrying about smiling. Fear not, though! Here at Bhawani’s Dental Care, we can help you have the next best thing to your natural teeth with dental implants. Implants consist of titanium screws that are attached to the jaw bone and replacement teeth in the form of crowns, dentures or bridges can be attached to them. The screws act as artificial roots for your teeth and they provide a stable and secure post for which the replacement teeth will be fixed to, so you won’t need to worry about them coming loose while you eat or drink, or when chatting with your friends or family. What’s more, as your replacement teeth will be made to look like your natural ones, nobody will realise that you don’t have a mouth full of natural teeth – bonus! There are so many reasons to smile about dental implants and we will be able to advise you if these are the treatment for you when you book in for a consultation.

So, no matter what you need a dentist for, we can help. We like to think we offer something really different with our on-site spa, so why not treat yourself and get smiling your best smile yet with us?

Bhawani’s Dental Care: a dentist in Culcheth like no other!

We’re going to go out on a limb here and bet that you wouldn’t have thought that going to the dentist could be a spa day experience. In fact, we’re pretty sure that a lot of people would welcome the idea of visiting the dentist having a relaxed and friendly reception, but may not have dreamt it could be so relaxing that you could actually get a range of facial and full-body treatments, such as luxury facials and spray tans. At Bhawani’s Dental Care, we offer a spa day package of treatments with both dental and beauty treatments available. For dentistry, we cover general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, endodontics and periodontics, as well as facial aesthetics and bone grafting. Basically, we have a comprehensive package of dental treatments to suit all your needs. With the beauty treatments, we offer spray tans, eye treatments, facials, waxing and nails. It’s safe to say that a trip to the dentist in Culcheth doesn’t have to be a chore with us!dentist-in-culcheth

Read on to find out more about some of the surprising work we do at our practice.

Facial aesthetics

It might sound crazy, going to the dentist in Culcheth about fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Actually, it isn’t as weird as it sounds and it’s definitely more wonderful in reality. Dentists are experts in facial anatomy and have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the muscles within the face. Our experts are highly trained therefore in a range of treatments to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In order for a course of treatment to be decided upon, we will carry out a full consultation with you and discuss the best course of treatment to suit your needs, ensuring you understand fully what is involved. If you have any questions, you will be able to ask as many as you like.

Wrinkle reduction treatment

Wrinkle reduction treatment has been used for 25 years and is both safe and effective. You will have a tiny amount of purified protein injected into the facial muscles to relax them and make them less active, so that they appear softened. After just one treatment you should notice results and these can last up to four months. The treatment can be carried out in a lunch hour and you will look more relaxed and natural. This treatment particularly suits around the eyes and the lines on the forehead.

Dermal fillers

Another option to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and to improve contour and increase volume, is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers plump up an area in order to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. They are based on the natural hyaluronic acid that is produced naturally in your body and our synthetic, non-animal based hyaluronic gel gives your body the boost it needs when it is injected into the skin to give you a more youthful glow. It increases your skin’s elasticity, tone and moisture. A single treatment can last up to 6 to12 months, before the effects start to wear off. It is recommended for around the lips, eyes, brow, mouth and nose areas. It is great for deep lines. It can also be injected into the lips to give them a fuller look.

If you fancy a trip to the dentist in Culcheth with a difference, come and visit us at Bhawani’s Dental Care – we’re confident you will be really impressed with the services we can offer!

Dentist in Culcheth – A brief introduction

A large village based in Warrington, Culcheth is home to many experienced dentists and dental practices for residents and visitors alike, including, not least of all, our own practice; Bhawani’s dental care.dentist-in-culcheth

So if you are based in Culcheth and are in need of dental treatment, why not visit our dental practice, where we will be able to provide you with the highest quality dental treatment for your dental needs.

What you should know about our practice; Bhawani’s Dental Care

With our practice overlooking the Common, our team at Bhawani’s dental care clinic aims to provide dental treatments within various areas of dentistry for all the family. We also provide beauty spa treatments for our patients, which makes our practice both a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone who decides to visit.

Our dentists in Culcheth are experienced in providing high quality treatment within general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Moreover, our dentist in Culcheth will be able to give you advice on the most suitable dental treatment to treat your dental needs if required.

What dental treatments do we offer to our patients at Bhawani Dental Care?

As mentioned earlier, our practice Bhawani dental care provides dental treatments within cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry. Our dentist in Culcheth uses their vast experience to provide the best service possible, no matter the area of dentistry.

A closer look at Restorative Dentistry

If you have not heard of this term before, restorative dentistry refers to the area of dentistry which aims to restore an individual’s smile. At Bhawani’s Dental Care, we understand how important your smile is to you, which is why we offer various treatments with restorative dentistry that our dentist in Culcheth will be able to provide.

At our practice Bhawani’s Dental Care, we offer veneers, crowns, bridges and composite fillings.

Veneers at Bhawani’s Dental Care

If you have crooked teeth or would like to enhance either the look or shape of your teeth, you may want to consider investing in our veneer treatment at Bhawani’s Dental Care.

A dental treatment which primarily focuses on cosmetically improving an individual’s smile, veneers are porcelain shells which are made to look like your natural teeth and are bonded to the surface of each tooth. Veneers are designed to be thin which means that as well as improving an individual’s smile, it also maintains a healthy tooth structure.

Another dental treatment which focuses on aesthetics is crowns, which we also offer at our practice.

Crown treatment at Bhawani’s Dental Care

If you have been living with a damaged tooth, you may want to consider going for our crown treatment. Similar to veneers, crowns can be used for aesthetic purposes to improve the appearance of a tooth or multiple teeth. Crowns can also assist in strengthening teeth which have been severely broken down and at times, crowns have been used to help correct irritable fillings, ageing teeth and even help individuals who are suffering from an improper bite.

When providing crowns to our patients we usually use Zirconia strong ceramic crowns which are known to be durable and long lasting.