Three Ways Liverpool Dental Spa can help with your toothache

19th September 2017

Have you been struggling with toothache? Are your teeth keeping you up at night or have you had to take time off work? Toothache can be very painful, but we can help to make you feel more comfortable. Here are 3 ways Liverpool Dental Spa can tackle toothache:

  1. Short-term pain relief: if you have pain that comes on very suddenly, our first priority to determine the cause and make you feel more comfortable. In many cases, we may be able to recommend pain relief to ease swelling and help you to feel more comfortable.
  2. Treatment for infections and cavities: toothache is usually caused by decay or dental infections. Although painkillers will alleviate pain, taking mediation won’t tackle the root cause of the problem. If you have a cavity or an infection, we will carry out the necessary treatment to prevent further complications. Treatments may include filling the affected tooth or draining and removing an abscess.
  3. Preventing further pain: once you’ve had treatment, we can offer advice and organise a follow-up appointment to protect your teeth and reduce the risk of you developing any further problems.

Toothache can be a real pain, so don’t suffer in silence if your pearly whites are causing you problems. Call us now and we’ll do our best to ensure you’re pain-free as soon as possible.

Four Ways We Can Give You a Brighter Smile This Autumn

15th September 2017

Autumn is synonymous with dark afternoons and grey skies, so what better time of year to brighten things up with a gorgeous, radiant smile? We have many treatments available to give your teeth a healthy glow, including:

  1. Tooth whitening: tooth whitening treatment is incredibly popular and it can make such a positive difference to the look of your smile without any pain or hassle. We have a selection of in-chair and at-home treatments to choose from. Our treatments use tried and tested whitening agents to lighten the shade of the enamel, giving you a glimmering new smile.
  2. Cleaning treatments: it’s brilliant to brush your teeth at home, but sometimes, you need a little extra oomph in your cleaning regime. Seeing our dental hygienists for a professional clean can remove surface stains and restore your smile’s natural whiteness.
  3. Dental bonding: if you have chipped or uneven teeth, they can become discoloured more easily. Dental bonding is a versatile technique that we can use to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. We use a tooth-coloured material called dental composite to patch up the teeth. This is a painless procedure, which only takes an hour.
  4. Veneers: if you want that Hollywood glow, you may wish to consider veneers. Veneers are very fine shells, usually made from porcelain, which are applied to the surface of the teeth. Veneers can give you a flawless smile in just a couple of weeks, and they’re a brilliant solution for chips, worn edges, spaces between the teeth, staining and misshapen teeth.

If you need a little extra sparkle in your life now that the summer sun has faded, why not treat yourself to a brighter smile this autumn? Call us now or get in touch online to find out more about how we can help!

Three Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Liverpool

12th September 2017

Tooth decay is one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK. At Liverpool Dental Spa, we’re all about prevention, so here are our top 3 tips to help you prevent tooth decay:

  1. Learn to brush properly: it’s so important to do a good job when you clean your teeth. Brushing your teeth doesn’t involve waving a brush around and hoping for the best. Make sure you cover every individual tooth, set a timer to ensure you brush for at least 2 minutes and reach right into the corners of the mouth. We also strongly recommend flossing and inter-dental brushing, as this enables you to clean the cracks between the teeth.
  2. Use fluoride toothpaste: fluoride is a mineral, which has oral health benefits. Fluoride is found in tap water, but it also added to toothpaste. It helps to reduce the risk of decay by strengthening the tooth enamel.
  3. Book a dental check: sometimes, when you have a cavity, it can take time for it to cause problems and this is why regular check-ups are so important. If you see your dentist every 6-9 months, there’s a good chance that your dentist will spot any warning signs before they become more severe. Frequent check-ups can also lower your risk of gum disease and keep your smile looking bright and beautiful for longer. We also recommend annual trips to the hygienist.

If you have any questions about tooth decay or you’d like more tips to help you keep your teeth free from cavities, call us today. Our dental team will be more than happy to help!

Did You Know You Can Have Brighter Whiter Teeth In the Heart of Liverpool?

8th September 2017

Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile? If your teeth are looking a little off colour or you long for dazzling pearly whites, we can help, right here in the heart of Liverpool. Our incredible whitening treatments are just the ticket if your smile could do with a little added sparkle.

Our whitening services

We are delighted to offer an array of whitening treatments, including rapid in-chair treatments, home therapies and Enlighten, a system that combines aspects of both.

For instant results, we recommend Zoom! whitening, a treatment that takes just one hour to give your teeth a radiant, white glow. The process is very simple and you can sit back, relax and let the Zoom! whitening agent work its magic.

If you’re looking for a convenient solution, which enables you to undergo treatment at home or on the go, Wy10 may be the ideal choice. This is a simple home treatment, which also comes with a portable lamp, so you can whiten your teeth wherever you are. This is an excellent option for patients with sensitive teeth, as it is a very gentle treatment.

Enlighten is the world’s leading whitening system and if you’re keen to enjoy impressive results for years to come, this could be just the ticket. Enlighten treatment involves 14 days of home treatment followed by a power whitening session at the clinic. For the first 14 days, you will wear a set of customised whitening trays for around 6 hours per day. The trays are bespoke, so you should find them comfortable, and you can wear them during the night so you don’t need to worry about the cramping your style at work or when you’re socialising. On the 15th day, we’ll arrange an appointment for your in-chair treatment, which will last around one hour. We simply apply whitening agent to your teeth and then activate it using a light source. There’s no pain involved and you can take the opportunity to chill out for a bit.

If you’re interested in tooth whitening, call us now to find out more about our amazing treatments!

Five Ways to Protect Your New Smile This September

4th September 2017

If you’ve had dental treatment and you’ve got a stunning new smile, here are 5 steps you can take to protect your pearly whites this September:

  1. Book a dental check: regular dental checks are important for your dental health, but they can also help to ensure that your teeth look beautiful for years to come. If you haven’t been to see us for a while, what are you waiting for?
  2. Brush your teeth properly: most people know that they should brush their teeth twice a day, but sometimes, it can be tempting to do half a job, especially if you’re tired. Always make the effort to spend just 2 minutes cleaning your teeth and try and do a thorough job every time. Brushing your teeth isn’t just important for your dental health. It’s also beneficial for your overall health.
  3. Wear a mouth guard: if you’re playing sport, wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If there’s any risk of dental injury, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We recommend mouth guards for team sports such as rugby and hockey and fighting sports like boxing and wrestling.
  4. Use a straw: if you have bright white, beautiful teeth, using a straw can help to reduce the risk of discolouration, especially if you’re drinking strongly coloured drinks like cola.
  5. Clean between your teeth: when you brush, you can only cover the accessible surfaces of the teeth, so it’s also hugely beneficial to clean between your teeth with floss or inter-dental brushes.

You Can Have a Rock Solid Smile with Implant Stabilised Dentures

1st September 2017

How would you feel if we could eliminate all the potential issues that could crop up with dentures and promise you a rock solid smile that looks incredible? Dentures are wonderful things, but they’re not perfect and many patients worry about their dentures coming loose. With implant-stabilised dentures, we can prevent this from happening, giving you a strong, stable and beautiful smile.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Most people are familiar with dentures, prosthetic sets of teeth that are used to replace lost natural teeth, but implant-retained dentures are less well-known. With implant-retained dentures, the denture is anchored by dental implants. Implants are titanium appliances, which sit in the jaw bone. Their role is to replace to natural tooth root.

Usually, when you have a denture, it is held in place by the suction of the gums or a denture fixative. With implant-retained dentures, the denture is stabilised by implants. Once the implants have been inserted into sockets in the jaw bone, the denture is attached.

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures offer solutions to almost all of the problems people encounter with dentures. With implants there to support the denture, there’s no risk of the new teeth slipping or sliding. This gives you peace of mind, the ability to eat anything you want and a gorgeous smile. Having implants also increases the bite power of the denture, so you don’t need to worry about waving goodbye to your favourite foods.

If you’re keen to find out more about implant-retained dentures or you’re interested in seeing if this is a viable option for you, why not call and make an appointment today?

Sculpting The Perfect Smile For You In The Heart of Liverpool

31st August 2017

At Liverpool Dental Spa, nothing makes us happier than seeing patients leave with a beaming grin on their face. If you have cosmetic imperfections and they’re holding you back, we are here to help. No matter the problem, we have an arsenal of treatments ready and waiting to put a smile back on your face. If you have misshapen teeth, chipped or uneven edges or a gummy smile, we can sculpt the perfect smile for you right here in the heart of Liverpool.

Smile sculpting

We use the latest techniques to sculpt beautiful smiles. If you have a gummy smile, when the teeth are covered by more gum tissue than usual, this may make you feel self-conscious when you smile. There are no unpleasant symptoms caused by a gummy smile, but our contouring techniques can help you to feel much more confident when your smile is in the spotlight. We use painless methods to remove tiny pieces of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure to give you a more balanced, attractive smile. With a gummy smile, the teeth can look short and small, and reshaping is a simple way of giving you a gorgeous, healthy-looking smile.

We also offer tooth contouring, which is an ideal solution if you have misshapen teeth. We use simple, painless techniques to smooth edges and adjust the shape of the teeth very slightly to create stunning smiles in no time at all.

If you’re interested in our contouring techniques and you’re after a beautifully sculpted smile, call us today!

Scared of the Dentist? How Our Dental Phobia Certified Doctor Can Help

24th August 2017

Are you worried about going to the dentist? Has fear put you off going to the dentist for as long as you can remember? At Liverpool Dental Spa, we understand how our patients feel and we offer expert care for anxious patients and those who suffer from dental phobia. Our dental phobia certified dentist, Dr Marius McGovern, can help you to feel more confident and comfortable and guide you through the process of having treatment in a calm, compassionate way.

There are many reasons why people have a fear of going to the dentist. Sometimes, they have a specific phobia, which is related to going to the dentist, such as a fear of needles or the drill, and sometimes, they have been affected by negative, painful experiences in the past. Whatever the reason you feel apprehensive, Dr McGovern and the rest of the team will do everything possible to help you to feel calmer.

Treatment for nervous patients at Liverpool Dental Spa

We know that going to the dentist can be a nerve-jangling experience for many people. We are geared up to provide first-class care for anxious patients and we offer techniques like sedation and innovations like The Wand to make our patients more relaxed and to ensure they enjoy a positive experience.

We recommend sedation for patients who are very anxious about having treatment in cases where they need a course of treatment or they’re undergoing a more complex procedure. Sedation isn’t the same as general anaesthetic, but it does prevent you from feeling pain, and it will help to make you feel completely relaxed throughout the procedure.

If you have a phobia of needles or injections, we may recommend The Wand. The Wand is a wonderful device, which eliminates the risk of painful injections. We often find that patients are scared of needles because they’ve experienced pain in the past, usually as a result of the fluid being pushed through the syringe at speed. The Wand is a pen-like device, which is controlled by a small computer. It regulates the speed of flow of the fluid to prevent pain. It also looks less menacing than a normal injection.

If you’re a nervous patient, call our caring team today. We can help you overcome your fears.

A ClearStep Forward for Invisible Teeth Straightening

22nd August 2017

Have you always wanted straight teeth? Are you thinking about having orthodontic treatment? Many people who come and see us have wanted a more attractive smile for years, but the prospect of wearing unsightly braces has always put them off. The good news is that there have been major developments in the world of orthodontics, and today, you can enjoy incredible results without worrying about your looks thanks to invisible braces like ClearStep.

What is ClearStep?

ClearStep is a clear brace system, which uses a series of custom-made removable appliances to gently steer the teeth into the correct position. These braces are very similar to Invisalign aligners and they look like a clear, sleek and delicate version of a mouth guard worn for sport. These braces are made entirely from high-grade, transparent plastic, so they cannot be seen when you smile. The braces slide over the teeth and they produce gentle forces, which move the teeth quickly and painlessly.

What does the treatment process involve?

With ClearStep, you don’t use a single brace. Rather than wearing the same brace for the duration of treatment, you switch your aligners over after 2 weeks, going through the sequence in order. It’s important to make sure you wear each brace for around 21 hours per day for the best results. You can take your braces out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.

Who can benefit from ClearStep?

ClearStep is a versatile system, which is suitable for most clients over the age of 14 years old. It is often recommended for those with minor or moderate orthodontic issues and it is a popular choice for those who would prefer an invisible, removable brace to a fixed brace.

If you’re keen to find out if ClearStep could be a good option for you, give us a call today and book a consultation.

Three Reasons Why Prevention is Incredibly Important

17th August 2017

As dentists, we never tire of telling our patients that prevention is better than cure. If you haven’t given your dental health much thought of late, here are 3 good reasons why prevention is important:

  1. Lower risk of oral diseases: the most obvious benefit of preventive approaches is a lower risk of oral diseases such as decay and gum disease. If you go to the dentist every 6-9 months, you can lower your risk of developing problems by up to 60 percent. If you throw in a brilliant brushing regime, you can increase the figure even more. Looking after your teeth and gums takes a few minutes a day and it’ll save you a whole lot of pain and keep your smile looking beautiful.
  2. Lower cost of dental care: the cost of preventative dental care is much lower than treatments that are used to cure dental issues. If you spend a small amount on routine check-ups, you’ll reduce your risk of paying out hundreds, or even thousands in dental bills over the coming years.
  3. Increased happiness and productivity: if you’ve ever suffered from toothache or had a dental abscess before, you’ll know all too well that poor dental health can make life a misery. Dealing with dental issues doesn’t just make it virtually impossible to concentrate at work, it will also affect your happiness and wellbeing. Start paying more attention to your teeth and gums now, and you’ll notice a positive difference for years to come.