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How Dental Sedation UK Helps Implant Dentistry Patients

May 16, 2017

For most people it’s normal to feel slightly anxious before a visit to the dentist, but did you know that as many as 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer from some form of  severe dental anxiety? This is why dental sedation UK is so important.

Some patients, even visits to skin clinics Manchester for Botox treatments are a ‘no go‘ because of the anxiety they feel. However with the right form of sedation dentistry, even the most nervous of patients can undergo invasive treatments such as dental implants in Manchester while remaining calm and relaxed.

Dental implants have changed the way we think about replacements for missing teeth. No longer are they simply a means to an end. Instead implants make people’s lives better. Patients have rediscovered the confidence to laugh, speak, and generally enjoy life to the full. Now with sedation dentistry, even those patients who suffer from a deep rooted fear can reap the benefits that implants can bring. In fact, thanks to dental sedation UK, nervous patients can put the smile back on their face and get their lives back on track. So what exactly is it and how does it work?

When you come to our practice for a consultation, you’ll be welcomed by Dr Shi Karim and the team. Here we’ll talk you through the dental sedation process. We offer a variety of sedative options for you to choose from. You can be completely relaxed but conscious; or alternatively if you’d prefer, you can choose any level of sleep you desire. Either way, we always ensure that patients are relaxed and calm during treatment.

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For those who are afraid of needles, we use a popular form of sedation known as nitrous oxide. This is a harmless substance which when breathed in via a small nose piece makes the patient feel relaxed and carefree. More commonly known as laughing gas, the advantage of this type of dental sedation is that it can be carefully controlled to induce a wide degree of relaxation. Another beneficial aspect is that after undergoing dental implants, Manchester patients won’t feel any after effects of the inhalation process whatsoever. So no grogginess or feelings of sickness as you might with other forms of anaesthetic. In fact in many cases it’s okay for patients to drive home after treatment.


Another way that dental sedation is administered is via a small catheter placed in the back of the hand. This does involve the use of a small needle, but for patients who feel uncomfortable about breathing in sedative via a nose piece, then it’s the ideal alternative. Again the level of sedation can be controlled and a good anaesthetist will guarantee that a patient feels no discomfort during treatment.


Finally, dental sedation can be administered orally via a pill. Unlike the above methods this isn’t fast acting and is usually taken  about an hour before treatment to allow time for it to get into the system. It gives patients the same relaxed carefree experience that other forms of sedative offer but because it isn’t fast acting, it doesn’t wear off immediately either, and therefore patients may need a few hours after treatment to return back to normal.


As you can see, dental sedation UK allows nervous or anxious patients to have the treatment they need and/or deserve. Whether that’s a simple trip to any number of skin clinics Manchester, or to undergo treatment for dental implants, Manchester patients can rest assured that when it comes to dealing with dental fear, we’ve got it covered. To find out more or to book yourself a consultation call us directly on 0161 486 0743.


The Surprising Effects of Acid Reflux

May 15, 2017

smile health dentist teethWhen most of us envision a bright smile and healthy teeth, regular brushing and flossing come to mind. Although a dentist will obviously recommend such daily practices, a lesser-known fact is that a condition known as acid reflux can severely damage tooth enamel if left unchecked. Common symptoms include heartburn and the occasional upset stomach. However, this acid can also impact the teeth if it travels to the mouth.

What are some ways to avoid this serious situation?=

– If you suspect that you may suffer from acid reflux, consult with a trained doctor as soon as possible.

– Eating smaller meals may reduce its symptoms.

– Quitting smoking is also known to have a positive impact over time.

“If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it.”

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Teeth Whitening Alderley Edge – 4 reasons To Whiten Your Teeth

May 12, 2017

Are you fed up with a less-than perfect smile? If so, have you considered teeth whitening? Alderley Edge dentists such as our private dentist in Stockport now offer professional teeth whitening services to help you achieve that great looking smile fast. We have the advanced skills and technology to give you a perfect smile. Whether this is prior to undergoing treatment such as dental implants Manchester, or as part of a complete Smile Makeover, we can help. If you’re still not sold on the idea of professional teeth whitening, then here are 4 reasons that just might make you change your mind…

Teeth Whitening Alderley Edge – 4 reasons To Whiten Your Teeth

Improved appearance

In recent findings, 87% of people surveyed on a well known dating website stated that they were more attracted to a person with a brighter whiter smile. The problem is that the life we lead doesn’t always gear itself up to maintaining a pearly smile. Foods such as berries and pasta sauce and drinks such as red wine, coca cola, and coffee can cause teeth staining as can lifestyle habits such as smoking. What’s more, even the natural ageing process causes our teeth to lose their whiteness. A course of teeth whitening in Alderley Edge can restore your smile giving you instant (sex) appeal.

Improved confidence

For the majority of people, a visit to our private dentist Stockport for whitening treatment results in  those people feeling better about the way that they look. This might be a far cry from the person who used to shy away from smiling or meeting people because they were afraid of what others thought. Brighter whiter teeth evoke improved confidence which the person may have lacked before.

Improved all-round health

They say that the state of your teeth are considered a window on your overall health and it’s true. Recent studies indicate that severe gum disease may be directly linked with underlying health problems such as heart disease and cancer. By having whiter brighter they encourage people to look after their teeth more, which in turn promotes better oral health and hopefully disease prevention.

Improved chances of stopping smoking

Okay so this won’t work for everyone, but certain procedures such as dental implants in Manchester and (yes you’ve guessed it) teeth whitening, go a long way to helping those that are looking to quit, but haven’t gotten over that final hurdle. While dental implants require smokers to stop smoking prior to implant placement, maintaining brighter whiter teeth after treatment can sometimes be a enough of a motivator to go cold turkey and quit altogether. They both give the incentive for people to stop, the rest is up to you!

So there you have it, 4 great reasons for having brighter, whiter teeth. If you’d like to talk to us about teeth whitening in Alderley Edge, or would like to consider whitening treatment before undergoing dental implants Manchester, contact our private dentist Stockport today. To book an appointment either phone direct on 0161 486 0743 or visit our website and fill out the online form.

Reversing Gum Disease

May 10, 2017

teeth health smile dentistBleeding from the gums can be very worrying. It may also be an early sign of gum disease. Luckily it is possible to reverse this condition and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar that occurs if the condition is allowed to progress.

Key takeaways

– See a dentist for regular examinations

– Follow a healthy diet and reduce consumption of sugar-laden foods

– Use a vibrating toothbrush which massages the gums and floss twice daily

While your smile is important, always pay attention to the condition of your gums and seek advice from a dentist if you have any concerns. A dentist can check the condition of your teeth and gums and help you to maintain the best oral health possible.

The most common gum and mouth problems are periodontal diseases that are bacterial infections that lead to inflammation and eventually destroy the gums and other supporting tissues surrounding the teeth.”

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Cavities: More Causes Than May Meet the Eye

May 9, 2017

There can be times when even regular trips to the dentist and adopting good oral hygiene may not be enough to prevent cavities. Researchers have found that the secret to white teeth and a bright smile depends upon several other factors.

For example, there are certain types of medication that will weaken the enamel which traditionally surrounds the tooth. Perhaps the most well-known influence is eating foods that are high in sugar. Other practices and conditions that may influence the chances of developing cavities are:

– Binging and purging, as these actions cause the acidity within the mouth to rise.

–  Genetic conditions such a microdontia, as the shape and position of the teeth are changed.

– Abnormally high levels of bacteria that have no apparent cause.

“Some people may have teeth that are more prone to cavities than others no matter how often they brush or floss.”

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