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.


  2. Call us if you loose a filling!

    17th February 2014 by thecourtyardclinic


  3. Female-Chertsey-Implants-nervous

    28th October 2013 by thecourtyardclinic

    I clearly remember the day my tooth fell out. I sobbed and sobbed which was in part due to the huge gap in my mouth but also because I was terrified of dentists due to previous bad experiences at other practices. I found the Courtyard by luck after searching on the internet for dentists that welcome nervous patients and I can honestly say that I actually enjoy my visits to the dentist! I am an experienced dental patient now because after not going to the dentist for many many years, having a sweet tooth and opting for painkillers rather than a visit to the dentist, I understandably needed a lot of work done. 

     

    Everything recommended was explained in a clear and professional manner right from the beginning so there were no surprises along the way. I was terrified to begin with (and who wouldn’t be after avoiding the dentist for a decade!) but with each passing visit, I felt better and better about the care I was receiving and less nervous. 

     

    Having an initial overview of the work I needed really helped focus me on the importance and necessity of looking after my teeth but I also felt that the practice really cared about the overall wellbeing of my teeth- something which I had never encountered. Doctor Yasmin goes above and beyond any dentist that I have ever met and with every visit I’ve had, she has shown compassion, patience and a high degree of skill.  The biggest decision I made (aside from actually sticking with a dentist!) was to have implants and I am so glad that I did. My mouth and teeth look and feel so much better and I am no longer embarrassed to smile or scared to go to the dentist. Aside from the way they look, my teeth and gums actually feel so much better.  The excellent receptionist with exceptional people skills, the conscientious hygienist, the talented and nimble implant surgeon, and the skilled Doctor Yasmin make this The Courtyard Clinic an outstanding 5 star practice. 

    I really cannot recommend Doctor Yasmin and her team highly enough. Thank you to everyone!


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