It is recommended that children should go to the dentist with their parents at the earliest possible age. We recommend every 6 months thereafter, this will let them get used to the noises, smells and surroudnings and prepare them for future visits.
The earlier these visits begin, the more relaxed the children will be. At 3one one we pride ourselves on the care we offer children. Children are seen at an early age and taught how to care for their teeth.
For more information click here to read or download 3one one dental care's information leaflet on Children's Dentistry.
There are a variety of techniques available to improve the appearance of darkened, discoloured or mis-shapen teeth, including bleaching, bonding, veneers and crowns. We are happy to discuss your needs and advise on the highest quality techniques for achieving the best aesthetic results.
Tooth decay, known technically as dental caries, is one of the most common health complaints in the world. It is particularly common in children and young adults, and rates have been fuelled by an increase in sugars in the diet, and poor dental hygiene. We will give you advice on how to minimise the risk of getting tooth decay. If treatment is necessary we aim to start work as early as possible and restore teeth using the least invasive measures.
Nowadays when teeth are lost they can be replaced by titanium dental implants without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Implants are used to replace either a single missing tooth or a number of missing teeth. They can also be used to help retain dentures. Both Priyesh and Richard are experienced in implant dentistry and are happy to discuss the possibility and process with you.
For more information click here to read or download 3one one dental care's information leaflet on Dental Implants.
Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. At 3oneone, our team of hygienists together with the dentists will spend time in advising you on how to care for your teeth and gums and each time you are seen a detailed examination of the gums is carried out.
For more information click here to read or download 3one one dental care's information leaflet on Gum Disease.
Halitosis is the medical name for "bad breath", it can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, digestive problems, smoking or occasionally some other systemic disease. We can offer advice if you feel that you are suffering from bad breath.
Quite often new patients to our practice have never experienced care with a hygienist before. Hygienists work alongside dentists showing patients how to clean around their teeth and gums effectively and removing any hard deposits which the patient cannot remove by simple cleaning. Once the gum health has been secured a low level maintenance programme is often all that is required to prevent future problems. Most of our patients have benefitted from this preventative approach for many years reducing the need for dental treatment.
Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tissue of the lips or the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth. Smoking and other tobacco use are associated with 70-80% of oral cancer cases. Heavy alcohol use is another high-risk actvity associated with oral cancer.
At 3one one dental care, at each consultation your mouth is screened for changes in the soft tissues. Should anything look unusual, early referral to specialists will be suggested.
A mouth guard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage. We recommend anyone playing contact sports wear a mouthguard. They can also be used to those patients who damage their teeth by a tooth clenching or grinding habit.
At 3 one one dental care we have found that by taking time to listen to patients it often allows us to tailor their dental care to help people overcome any apprehensions. Having had a previous bad experience is not always an indication that future treatment will also be uncomfortable and we explore ways together with the patient to build up their trust and confidence. You will always be consulted about concerns you may have before any treatment is commenced.
For more information click here to read or download 3one one dental care's information leaflet on Nervous Patients.
For some patients an oral sedative or intravenous sedation can provide the answer to carrying out dental care comfortably on the more anxious patients. Quite often the confidence boost of being able to accept the initial treatment with sedation means that further courses of treatment may be carried out with less or in some cases no further sedation.