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Find the Right Dentist For You

Find the Right Dentist For You

Finding the right dentist can be difficult. You’ve probably had dentists in the past that didn’t quite fit the bill. Dentists that weren’t cost-effective for you, were in an awkward location for you to get to, didn’t specialise in the treatment you needed, or that you just didn’t get on with that well personally. That’s why we think it’s important to ask as many questions as you can prior to starting treatment with a new dentist. Here’s our list of things you should know before sitting in the dentist’s chair for the first time.

What Are The Costs?

Dental costs can be high, and it’s important to know the costs before committing to a dentist, particular treatment, or dental plan. When you know that you need to have a root canal, your teeth whitened or tooth decay and gum disease dealt with, you might not have the luxury of waiting for it. A lot of dental problems benefit from being treated as quickly as possible, but it’s important not to rush in! We suggest giving your dentist a call and making the costs one of the first things you ask about, and comparing with local competitors. At Parkfield we may not be the cheapest, but we’re positive that when you choose us you’ll know our worth through our excellent patient care service.

Is It Convenient For You?

When finding a new dentist, you should find out how easy it will be for you to come in for appointments when you need them. A lot of us have busy schedules and it can be difficult to fit important appointments around work and our home life. Before signing up, make sure you know exactly where your dentist’s office is and what its opening times are. Here at Parkfield Dental we are based in Didsbury, Manchester, and you can find all of our contact details and our opening times online.

What Are Your New Dentist’s Credentials?

Knowing your dentist’s credentials is important. Different dentists are adept in different fields of dental care, and it can be an important part of choosing a dentist in line with the dental care you require. Here at Parkfield Dental, all of our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council, a national regulator maintaining standards of patient care and treatment. Each of our dentists have different specialties, ranging from cosmetic dentistry, restorative care, dental implants, and much more!

If you’d like to talk to us about finding your new dentist, you can email us or call on 0161 445 2397 to book an appointment and find a dentist perfect for you!

How to Get Over Your Dental Phobia

How to Get Over Your Dental Phobia

Are you somebody who suffers from anxiety over visiting the dentist? A lot of people suffer from dental phobia, but the chances are that your visit won’t be nearly as painful or terrifying as you think it will be - otherwise no-one would go to the dentist! The good news is that a lot of it is just in the mind, and that means you can do something about it! Here are our top tips for making your trips to the dentist a little less scary.

Take Something To Listen To

The Benefits Of A Healthy Smile mental health

Distractions can be a great way of diverting your attention while you’re undergoing treatment. If you’re nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair, we recommend taking something to listen to. Putting some soothing music on, or perhaps your favourite album, can be great for getting you a little more relaxed. Another great option is to listen to an audiobook or podcast. You could listen to these in the waiting room as well as when you’re in the dental chair. The funnier the better!

Go With Someone

The Benefits Of A Healthy Smile keeping your teeth

Having someone with you on the day of your appointment can make a huge difference. Whether it’s a friend or family-member, the presence of someone you trust who you know is going to support you will help to put you at ease before your appointment. If possible, talk to your dentist and see if your support system can come in and sit with you during the procedure. You’ll find that the mere presence of somebody you trust is enough to put you at ease. One tip: make sure that the person you bring isn’t afraid of dentists as well!

Tell The Dentist

Probably the best thing you can do is to let your dentist know if you’re feeling worried, anxious or afraid about your appointment. It’s your dentist’s job to get their patients through things as comfortably and easily as possible, and they’ll appreciate being told about your fears beforehand.

This gives your dentist the opportunity to plan beforehand and get some things in place for you. This might include having signals you can make if you get uncomfortable and want to stop and take a break during the procedure, or having the right anaesthetic and numbing gels prepared beforehand. Believe us, your dentist wants to know if you’re feeling afraid or uncomfortable so they can do something about it!

All of the dentist at Parkfield Dental are fully trained and treat their patients with the utmost professionalism. They want nothing more than to send people away happy with their treatment, so if you need to book a dental appointment but you’re worried or nervous about visiting the dentist, contact our helpful and friendly team on 0161 445 2397.

Spring Cleaned Your House? Now Give Your Mouth That Summer Shine.

Spring Cleaned Your House? Now Give Your Mouth That Summer Shine.

We’re into May and summer is just on the horizon, which means you’ve probably done all of the spring cleaning you intend to this year. With that out of the way, why not put the focus on your face, and take a look at these three easy methods for brightening up your beautiful smile.

Teeth Stain Removal

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If your teeth are looking a little grubby, then we recommend our specialist teeth stain removal, great for lessening the effects of coffee, cigarettes and other surface stains.

Our high-tech AirFlow stain removal uses a jet of compressed air, water and fine sodium bicarbonate particles to clean teeth and instantly brighten your smile.

While not a tooth whitening therapy, the airflow system removes surface staining and plaque from your teeth, leaving you with a noticeably whiter smile.

Our stain removal poses no risk to the surface of your tooth. The method is quick, easy and entirely painless, and your teeth will both look and feel brilliantly clean. With results lasting up to a year with proper care, you can’t go wrong!

Teeth Whitening

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Always wanted that glowing smile that turns heads wherever you go? Then this is the treatment for you!

Ease and comfort is the aim with our teeth whitening kits, which allow you to achieve professional teeth whitening in the convenience of your home.

You will need to visit the dentist two or three times. Your dentist will be able to assess your suitability for the treatment and supervise you through the process. The dentist will take impressions and create a unique whitening tray just for you.

To use the kit, make sure you have clean teeth before starting, then apply a bleaching gel to the tray before inserting into your mouth and over your teeth. If you’ve never whitened before, we recommend only trying it for 30 minutes to an hour the first time. Don’t worry if you’re not sure about how to do it, our expert dentists will guide you through the whole process!

Our teeth whitening treatment combines the professional supervision of expert dentists with the comfort of performing the treatment at home yourself.

Dental Veneers

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Don’t let the celebrities have all the fun! Get that stunning smile you’ve only ever dreamt of with our unique dental veneers.

Our dental veneers can drastically improve the aesthetics of your teeth and help to give your smile a lift. The wafer-thin shells are matched to your tooth colour and bonded onto the surface of your teeth, giving your smile a more even look.

We offer a straightforward procedure in which the amount of enamel removed from your teeth is kept minimal, ensuring your teeth remain the same size before and after the treatment. The dentist will take a mould of your teeth in order to create veneers unique to you.

Dental veneers are extremely common and our treatment is far more cost-effective than you may think. If you’re concerned with chipping, gaps, or crooked teeth, dental veneers could be the option to give you a Hollywood smile.

If you’re searching for a brighter look and a winning smile, book an appointment with one of our expert dentists today!

Everything You Need To Know About Same Day Teeth

Everything You Need To Know About Same Day Teeth

Same Day Teeth, sometimes known as ‘all on four’ or ‘all on six’ treatment, is a revolutionary dental treatment designed to give the same results as traditional dental implants, in a much less time consuming and invasive procedure, while also allowing you to have a new set of teeth straight away, removing the need for temporary dentures. At Parkfield Dental, we’re experienced in carrying out Same Day Teeth procedures, with long-lasting, effective results for our patients.

What is Same Day Teeth?

Same Day Teeth combines tooth bridges with traditional dental implants to create a treatment that allows you to leave the clinic on the day of your initial treatment with a new, natural-looking set of teeth. Traditional implant bridge work can take between three and six months from the removal of teeth to when the final bridge is fitted, meaning you may have to wear dentures or feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth for several months.

Same Day Teeth treatment allows us to fit a strong, temporary bridge between appointments, meaning you don’t have to worry about the appearance or comfort of your teeth in between appointments, and that you end the process with a permanent, perfectly fitting dental bridge that behaves the same way as your natural teeth.

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How Does It Work?

The treatment takes place over the course of 10 to 15 appointments over approximately four to eight months. This may seem like a lot of time, but it allows us to make sure your permanent implant fits perfectly and will last you for many, many years if taken care of properly.

Over the course of these appointments, you will have a consultation, then if any or all of your teeth need to be removed we will carry this out. After this, either four or six implants will be placed (which is where the ‘all on four’ and ‘all on six’ comes from!), which we attach a temporary dental bridge to, giving you a fresh, strong set of teeth as soon as you leave the clinic. Over time, the gums will shrink and change a little as they mould around the temporary bridge, allowing us to then create a new, permanent bridge which is perfectly moulded to your mouth after around three to six months. You’ll have multiple check ups after the permanent bridge is fitted, to make sure new teeth are functioning properly.

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Who is a Candidate for Same Day Teeth?

Same Day Teeth is a good option for patients whose other options are usually dentures or traditional implant treatments. Dentures can cause discomfort or insecurity as they move while talking and eating, and some patients may find their diet limited by dentures. Same Day Teeth treatment isn’t an option for everyone, so one of our highly experienced dentists will go through an initial consultation with you to make sure that Same Day Teeth treatment is right for you.

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The Benefits of Same Day Teeth

Same Day Teeth is a brilliant treatment for those who may otherwise need a partial or full set of dental implants. Same Day Teeth is far less invasive than traditional dental implants, as only four or six implants are required for each arch of the mouth.

The temporary bridge also allows you to get used to the look and feel of a dental bridge, and for your mouth and gums to grow and move around them, meaning that when we create your permanent dental bridge, it will fit your mouth perfectly. Dental implants also look and feel the same as natural teeth, and if you have natural teeth alongside them, can be taken care of in the same way.

If you’re interested in Same Day Teeth treatment in the South Manchester area, or want to find out more about Parkfield Dental’s treatment options and experienced staff, please contact our friendly and helpful team on 0161 327 0817, and see how we can help give you a set of teeth you can be confident about.

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