1. Sensitive teeth? The team at The Courtyard Clinic can help!

    10th April 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

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    Sensitive teeth is a very common reason for our patients to come and see us. There are many reasons behind sensitive teeth, here are some of the most common:

    • Brushing injuries: usually on the outer surfaces of the teeth facing the lips and the cheeks. Brushing hard can damage the gums and make them recede, exposing the sensitive root surface. The root surface is not covered with the hard enamel, which makes it vulnerable to hard brushing and more damage.
    • Grinding/clenching: If you grind/clench your teeth, small cracks can develop in the tooth enamel making it sensitive to temperature changes or sweet and sour.
    • Drinking acidic juices or fizzy drinks frequently: Frequent consumption of these beverages dissolves the hard enamel and the sensitive dentine is exposed.
    • Bulimia: a characteristic of this eating disorder is self-induced vomiting. This exposes the teeth to the acidic content of the stomach leading to the dissolving of the enamel and the exposing of the sensitive dentine.
    • Bad habits: such as biting nails or pens.
    • Broken teeth or broken fillings.
    • Gum disease: If you suffer from gum disease, the gums around the teeth will recede and the sensitive part of the teeth is exposed.

    If you experience teeth sensitivity, come and see the team at The Courtyard Clinic for treatment. This may vary depending on the cause.

    There are many products that you can buy over the counter or you can get from your dentist to treat the symptoms of teeth sensitivity.

    Tips to minimise teeth sensitivity:

    • If you are a hard-brusher change to a softer toothbrush
    • Use toothpastes for sensitive teeth
    • Use mouthwashes containing fluoride to strengthen the teeth
    • If you are a grinder/clencher you need to see your dentist who will provide you with a bite guard to protect your teeth from the grinding forces.
    • If you have broken teeth or fillings see your dentist for treatment.

    If you have sensitive teeth and would like to do something about it contact Alison and the team at The Courtyard Clinic on 01932 582 949 or book an appointment on line by clicking the link on our homepage.


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  3. Nervous patients cared for at The Courtyard Clinic

    3rd January 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

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    Our experience in treating anxious or phobic patients means we fully understand what a big step coming to the dentist can be for many. You’ll never be rushed or pushed into a decision at The Courtyard Clinic; you’ll always be made to feel very welcome and in control at all times.

    In the event that you do need a local anaesthetic or numbing of the tooth we can administer it using the innovative and painless ‘Wand’ technique, rather than having to use a needle. Our patients inform us this is a revelation for them as for many nervous patients the injection is a major hurdle.

    For many people, a dental visit, or even the thought of one, can cause immense worry and stress. We hope to change all that and have designed our environment to make our patients feel relaxed and comfortable. If you decide to go ahead, we have many techniques to help us to put you completely at your ease. We offer the free use of our Movie glasses, watching your favourite film can act as a fantastic destraction whilst the treatment is being carried out.

    For those patients who are very anxious we offer intra-venous and oral (tablets) sedation, this puts the patient at ease whilst still being awake and without the need to be in a hospital enviroment.

    If you have any concerns or anxieties about coming to see us you’re always very welcome to visit the practice before commencing treatment to talk to us about sedation, painless dentistry or simply to take a look around the practice and meet the friendly team.

    To find out more about our special range of treatments for nervous patients please contact Alison on 01932582 949 or email reception@thecourtyardclinic.com. New patients can now also book a free consultation on the website homepage.


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