1. 7 Causes of Teeth Irritation

    21st October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile beauty teethTooth pain could be caused by different reasons. You should be keen to discern the origin of the pain to get treatment.

    Key takeaways:

    • Brushing aggressively may lead to gum recession that exposes the root of the tooth.
    • Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the gum and may cause pain.
    • Teeth grinding or clenching in your sleep will wear down the tooth enamel and even fracture teeth.

    Especially during allergy and flu season, a sinus infection may creep up in a way that doesn’t even feel like a normal one. “Since the roots of certain teeth actually sit right by the sinuses, the pressure from a sinus infection actually mirrors tooth pain,” says Handschuh.

    Read the full story here


  2. Is it time for a smile makeover with dental veneers?

    by thecourtyardclinic

    smile, beauty,teeth,If you’ve put up with bad teeth for awhile, it’s time to see your dentist. Dental veneers might be the perfect solution it your teeth have a few flaws – a crooked or chipped tooth, or discoloured, or maybe upper teeth that are a bit too long.

    • Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells shaped like your teeth. We create them from porcelain or a resin composite.
    • These very thin shells will be bonded to the front of your teeth.
    • Veneers can change the colour, shape, and size of a tooth – improving appearance greatly.

    With veneers, you can get a quick smile makeover that lasts a long time. Patients walk away smiling at the difference. Everyone loves having a better-looking smile. Especially if you’ve put up with bad teeth for awhile. Right?



  3. 4 Reasons Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

    19th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Beautiful asian woman smile with healthy teeth whitening. Dental care concept. Set of implants with various shades of tone

    Dental implants are a popular way of replacing teeth lost through natural wear, periodontal disease, and trauma. The implants permanently secure the new tooth to the jawbone.

    Great reasons for dental implants:

    1. Dental implants help to boost your self-esteem by providing good structure to the face and in pronunciation of words.

    2. Dental implants are a long-term solution.

    3. The implants feel and work like natural teeth.

    4. Implants are resistant to decay (but that doesn’t eliminate the need for regular brushing).

    5. Lastly, dental implants are secure so there’s no feeling of “loose teeth” you might have with dentures. Many people get implants to secure their dentures to avoid this problem.

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  4. Dentist Warns Against Charcoal Teeth Whitening Trend

    18th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    teeth whiteningDentists and other medical practitioners have issued warnings to people following a DIY whitening procedure that makes use of charcoal-derived mixture on teeth.

    The product is said to whiten the teeth after brushing for 3 to 5 minutes. In the video espousing its properties, the product is touted as highly absorbent and absorbing all toxins, bacteria and staining on the teeth. It can be bought from health food stores or online in capsule form.

    According to the dentists, the method leads to the deterioration of tooth enamel and tooth erosion — permanent damage.

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  5. Bridging the Gap with Dental Implants

    15th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Smiling senior woman with new dental implants sitting in the dental office and looking at the mirror

    Dental implants are the preferred option today in replacing missing teeth, compared to dentures and bridges.

    Dental implants look as good as natural teeth — and are permanent since the titanium screw fuses to the jaw bone.

    The dental implant is inserted by a dentist or oral surgeon in only two visits. The titanium root is installed during the first visit, after which the gum is allowed to heal before attaching the crown.

    Read the full story here

  6. How to keep your teeth whiter for longer!

    3rd September 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    White teeth are a sign of beauty and health in modern society. Most of us have heard of dental bleaching or tooth whitening but there is a lot of marketing associated with the whitening industry.

    Here are 5 top tips for keeping your teeth white for as long as possible after whitening:

    1) Watch your diet: anything that can stain a white T shirt can stain your teeth. Curry, red wine, coffee, ketchup

    2) Invest in an electric toothbrush: manual toothbrushing can be very effective if done well. Electric brushes will in general be better at removing stains and so invest in a good one to keep your teeth sparkling!

    3) STOP SMOKING!!: smoking stains the teeth very quickly. In order to maintain sparkling white teeth you need to kick the habit!

    4) Increase the visits to the hygienist: maintaining regular visits to the hygienist will help to remove any stains as well as keeping the gums nice and healthy

    5) Whitening toothpastes: Most whitening toothpastes have abrasive components which can lead to sensitivity, make sure the toothpaste has a high fluoride content to counteract this

    For more information on how to keep your teeth white for longer or to book in with out friendly hygienist. Give us a call on 01932 582949.

  7. Gum disease- we can help!

    31st August 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    Gum disease (also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease) is one of the most common disease in the modern world. The disease can progress for many years with no symptoms and thus the first sign of the disease can be when the teeth start to become mobile- by this stage the damage has been done and the supporting bone of the teeth has been lost. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that grow on the tooth surface, the body defends itself against these microorganisms by attacking them as well as the the bone and gum around them.

    The symptoms of gum disease if there are any will be redness or bleeding of the gums while brushing teeth, a receding gum line, halitosis and eventually loose teeth.

    Gum disease has also been linked to other diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes amongst others


    Regular visits to the hygienist and dentist to screen for and treat the condition

    Good oral hygiene including brushing 2x daily with an appropriate technique as well as  cleaning between the teeth with floss or interdental brushes 1x daily

    Stop smoking


    There are various treatments offered by general dentists as well as periodontists (specialist gum dentists) to stabilise the condition if it is caught early enough.

    Once bone is lost it is very difficult to get back.


    Once a patient has lost their teeth to gum disease there are multiple options available for replacing them. These include:



    Following treatment for gum disease if dentures/bridges or implants are placed it becomes even more important for the patient to maintain good oral hygiene, to not smoke and to keep up regular visits with the hygienist and dentist.

    So if you feel that you may have gum disease or would like to discuss the options for replacing teeth following gum disease give us a call on 01932 58294.

  8. Is cosmetic dentistry for you?

    28th August 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    img1.jpg   Here at The Courtyard Clinic our priority to provide our patients and their families with happy and healthy smiles. A number of our patients come to us to improve the appearance of their smiles, our expert dentists are all well trained in advanced cosmetic dentistry and so are more than happy to help. Here are the 5 main ways we help patients achieve bright, brilliant smiles:

    1) Tooth whitening: tooth whitening also known as dental bleaching is a simple and non invasive way of giving our patients a more youthful smile. It involves the placement of hydrogen peroxide gel either in the clinic or in thin plastic trays at home. Many of our patients go up to 7 shades lighter!

    2) Tooth straightening: Often patients will be unhappy with the position of a certain tooth or teeth. The best way to align the teeth is by use of adult orthodontics or braces. Traditional metal braces is still the gold standard of treatment however there are many other options which can be more cosmetic and much quicker than the traditional 2 years of treatment. Treatments such as Damon, Invisalign, Inman Aligner and Social 6 Lingual braces are all available for patients to get the smile they always wanted.

    3) Cosmetic bonding: Patients will sometimes be unhappy with existing visible fillings at the front of the mouth, or may want to correct small discrepancies in the shape of position of their teeth. Cosmetic bonding can be used to change the shape of teeth often without drilling away any of the natural tooth. This “no drills/no injection” technique is fantastic especially for our nervous patients!

    4) Replacing missing teeth: missing teeth can provide an unharmonious smile which many patients are embarrassed of. These spaces can not only be a cosmetic issue but also a functional one with the surrounding teeth drifting an affecting the bite.

    5) Porcelain veneers or crowns: if the teeth have multiple cosmetic issues i.e. problems with a combination of colour, position and shape then porcelain veneers or crowns can be used. Often a patient will have old crowns which they are unhappy with which can be replaced for more cosmetic materials. In specific cases porcelain veneers can be used to provide a beautiful smile- this is frequently used for the “Hollywood smile” appearance that many people desire. If you are unhappy with your smile then give us a call- many of our patients have been putting off improving their smile for many years,  all of our patients who have improved their smiles wish they did it earlier! Call 01932 582949 and book in for a complimentary smile consultation today!

  9. The Courtyard Clinic named on Top Dental Website Awards 2014

    31st July 2014 by thecourtyardclinic


    The Courtyard Clinic is proud to announce that we have been featured in the 2014 Top Dental Sites awards from BracesOrInvisalign.com under their “Sharp-Looking Dental sites” section:


    The panel of judges reported that The Courtyard Clinic offered a simple design but covered nearly every single question with ease on its homepage.They particularly liked our dedicated a page to patient anxiety, especially for younger and first time patients.

    Here are The Courtyard Clinic,  we pride ourselves on giving our patients as much information as possible, we feel that especially with our nervous patients this is incredibly important. We are very happy to receive such a lovely award.

  10. Self conscious about white spots on your teeth- we can help!!

    25th July 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

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    Utilising a revolutionary new technique we can now get rid of white spots on your teeth without the need for drills or even injections!!
    DMG Icon is a state of the art technique which The Courtyard Clinic are pioneering. It allows us to give our patients a beautiful even smile whilst still being minimally invasive – requiring no drilling of the teeth!

    Traditionally this would have been treated with veneers or removing the white spots and placing a filling- both of these techniques require drills to remove healthy tooth.
    Now with Icon we infiltrate the teeth with resin which changes the way the light behaves on the teeth. This makes the white spots invisible even under magnification and as you can see with the photo shown the results are fantastic!!

    If you have white spots on your teeth which have always bothered you and would like a homogenous white smile give us a call today on 01932582949 or email on reception@thecourtyardclinic.com

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