FAQs

  • How often should my children and I come to you for a dental examination?

    Both for children and adults we advise you get a regular dental cleaning and check up at least every six months. Having regular examinations will help us to keep your gums and teeth clean and healthy as well as detect any early problems including gum disease, oral cancer and cavities.

  • My teeth look dark and stained, can I get my teeth looking whiter?

    Yes you can! We offer a special bleaching treatment, which will make your teeth whiter and enhance your smile!

  • What causes people to have bad breath?

    If bad breath is the result of a dental condition then mouthwash will probably only mask the odour and not cure the problem. That’s why we recommend regular dental check ups and cleaning also, flossing daily, brushing your teeth and tongue at least twice a day should help greatly reduce and possibly eliminate any bad breath. According to dental studies, about 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. These conditions could be due to gum disease, cavities, poor oral hygiene, oral cancer and bacteria on the tongue.

  • I have had a mouth ulcer for the last few weeks, which won't go away! What should I do?

    You should arrange an appointment with your dentist if you have any sores, irritations, lumps or thick patches in your mouth, lip, or throat. During the appointment, we will carry out an oral cancer examination, which is painless and quick during which we will check your face, neck, lips, and entire mouth.

  • Is it advisable to floss my teeth and how often?

    Yes, we recommend it! Plaque is a sticky layer of material that contains germs, which accumulate on your teeth, including places where you and your toothbrush can't reach potentially resulting in gum disease. The best way to rid your teeth of plaque is to brush and floss them carefully every day. The toothbrush cleans the tops and sides of your teeth and dental flossing cleans in between them. Flossing will remove plaque and debris that adhere to your teeth and gums in between your teeth, it also polishes tooth surfaces, and helps control any bad breath.

  • What is the cause of tooth decay?

    Decay occurs when plague which is the sticky substance that forms on your teeth, combines with the sugars and/or starches of the foods that we eat. This combination can produce acids that may attack your tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing them daily. Of course eating healthy foods and not indulging in snacks and drinks that are high in sugar will also prevent decay.

  • When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

    Children should visit a Paediatric Dentist when their first tooth comes in or no later than their first birthday.

  • What is the difference between NHS and Private treatment?

    The main difference between NHS and private dental work is in the materials used and range of treatments on offer. Going 'private' will give you a wider choice of treatments than the NHS - all treatments including dental and cosmetic are only available privately at Nayland Dental and Cosmetic Clinic.

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