Composite bonding (also known as cosmetic bonding or dental bonding) is a purely cosmetic dental treatment, suitable for chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Bonding is the process of applying and moulding dental resin (the same white material used for fillings) to repair the damage on your tooth/teeth. It can also be used to close gaps, improve the contour and shape of your teeth, or to rebuild worn chipped edges
At Newby, as a new dentist in Scarborough, we believe in minimally invasive dental treatments, that still achieve that aesthetic look. Composite bonding requires very minimal preparation of the natural tooth, so is much less damaging than most cosmetic dental treatments.
FAST – Have your gaps closed or your chipped tooth fixed in one sitting.
INEXPENSIVE – Amazing results at the fraction of the cost of complex treatments.
EASY – No complicated treatment plans, no waiting times for lab work, and less appointments.
FINEST MATERIALS – We only use the best materials available in the market designed for high-end cosmetic dentistry
Why not book your consultation now with Phil, our new dentist in Scarborough, who has a Special Interest in Cosmetic Dental Treatment, and Smile Makeovers. Click here to see more of Phil’s work.
At Newby Dental Practice, as a new dentist in Scarbrough, we appreciate how important dental education is. One question that we always get asked is “what is the benefit of fluoride, and how to I make sure my toothpaste has the right amount?”
Well, here are the facts…..
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water. The amount of fluoride in water varies from area to area.
What are the benefits of fluoride?
Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. It also reduces the amount of acid that the bacteria on your teeth produce.
Children who have fluoride when their teeth are developing tend to have shallower grooves in their teeth, so plaque can be more easily removed. Plaque is a thin, sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth.
Is there enough fluoride in my water supply?
Possibly. However, only a few places have enough natural fluoride to benefit dental health. In other places it is added to water. Your water supplier will be able to tell you whether your water supply has fluoride added. The amount of fluoride added to the water will vary depending on which area you live in.
Fluoride is also in some foods and drinks, for example fish and tea. One cup of tea can contain between 0.3 milligrams and 0.5 milligrams of fluoride, and if you drink it with milk your teeth will also benefit from the calcium. It is best to drink tea without sugar to reduce the risk of tooth decay even more.
What about fluoride toothpaste?
Most toothpastes now contain fluoride, and most people get their fluoride this way. Fluoride toothpaste is very effective in preventing tooth decay.
In areas where the water supply has fluoride added, fluoride toothpaste gives extra protection.
All children up to three years old should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of at least 1000ppm (parts per million). After three years old they should use a toothpaste that contains 1350ppm to 1500ppm.
Parents should supervise their children’s brushing, and use only a pea-sized smear of fluoride toothpaste until they are about 7 years old.
The minimum fluoride concentration adults should have is 1350ppm.This is in most regular fluoride toothpastes.
Spit out after brushing and do not rinse, so that the fluoride stays on your teeth longer. You can use a mouthwash too, with fluoride in, but make sure it is at a different time to toothbrushes, for maximum benefit.
Here at Newby Dental Practice, as a new dentist in Scarborough, we pride ourselves in providing excellent high quality dental care.
At Newby we offer a wide range of treatment options, so all your dental needs can be provided for in house.
What we are most passionate about, is our Denplan schemes. Denplan is a monthly payment plan that enables you to spread the cost of your dental treatment, so you don’t have to worry about any bills, and can access the dental treatment that you really want.
Being a Denplan patient also provides you with access to the hygienist, and the most up to date private treatment options available.
But the best thing about Denplan is, prices start from just £9.90 per month.
Talk to one of our reception team now, to find out how denplan can work for you.
Tooth whitening is all over social media at the moment. As your new dentist in Scarbrough, we felt it would be a good idea to provide a few tips on whitening, and what to look out for.
What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade.
Why would I need my teeth whitened?
There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth, and our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older.
Your teeth can also be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking can also stain teeth.
‘Calculus’ or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.
What does tooth whitening involve?
Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening. We will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are. Firstly, we will take an impression of your mouth in order to create specially made trays which fit your mouth exactly. We will then place the whitening gel inside these trays and insert them into your mouth.
The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made lighter.
How long does this take?
The total treatment can usually be done within two to four weeks. First, you will need two or three visits with us. We will need to make a mouthguard and will take impressions for this at the first appointment. Once your dental team has started the treatment, you will need to continue the treatment at home. This means regularly applying the whitening product over two to four weeks, for 30 minutes to overnight wear, depending on the the product used. Boutique whitening is a premium product, is one of the best available.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
We provide Boutique whitening from just £280 per month.
How long will my teeth stay whiter?
The effects of whitening are thought to last up to three years. However, this will vary from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth.
What are the side effects?
Some people may find that their teeth become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment. Others may have discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are usually temporary and should disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
If any of these side effects continue you should let us know.
What about home whitening kits?
There are many home whitening kits available, including paint-on whiteners and strips. How effective these are depends on the amount of whitening agent they contain.
Home kits are cheaper but they are not always assessed for safety and tend to be more acidic. So there is a chance that these products could damage your teeth and gums. Because tooth whitening is a complicated procedure we advise that you always talk to your dentist before starting the treatment.
Regulations covering home kits vary from country to country. Kits sold in Europe cannot legally contain more than 0.1% peroxide and this is too little to be effective. In other countries where stronger peroxide is allowed, home whitening is more common. But you need to be careful as some kits sold over the internet may contain mild acids and abrasives.
Really these can be unsafe, it’s best to get a professional opinion first.
How safe are beauty kiosks and beauticians?
In Europe and in some other countries whitening can only legally be carried out by a dentist. So tooth whitening by beauticians and in whitening kiosks is illegal. In Europe, it is illegal to supply bleaching material containing more than 0.1% peroxide (or the equivalent in carbamide peroxide) to anyone other than a dentist, or direct to the public.
These regulations are to protect the public. They make sure that anyone carrying out whitening is properly trained and has the right skills and knowledge to carry out the procedure without risking permanent damage to the teeth or gums.
What about whitening toothpastes?
There are several whitening toothpastes on the market. Although they do not affect the natural colour of your teeth, they may be effective at removing staining. Therefore, they may improve the overall appearance of your teeth. Whitening toothpastes may also help the effect to last, once your teeth have been professionally whitened.
We recommend curaporx whitening, it’s the only one that really works well!b
Can a single tooth which has been root filled be whitened?
Yes. Sometimes dead teeth go discoloured after a root filling. If the tooth has been root treated, the canal (which contained the nerve) may be reopened. The whitening product is applied from the inside to whiten the tooth.
When might tooth whitening not work?
Tooth whitening can only lighten your existing tooth colour. Also it only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of ‘false’ teeth.
If your dentures are stained or discoloured tell us, we can arranged for them to be cleaned.
How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?
You can help to keep your teeth white by cutting down on the amount of food and drinks you have that can stain teeth. Don’t forget, stopping smoking can also help prevent discolouration and staining.
We recommend the following tips to take care of your teeth:
Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste.
Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.
Call us now, as a new dentist in Scarborough, we love talking about teeth. We use Boutique whitening too, so we can give you a personal opinion too!
Fizzy drinks have both sugar and acid. These cause catastrophic damage to dental enamel, the hard protective surface of your teeth.
Acid is a problem for our teeth as it weakens the enamel of our teeth, leaving them vulnerable to damage. Every time we eat or drink anything acidic, the enamel on our teeth becomes softer for a short while and it loses some of its mineral content.
Our saliva will slowly cancel out this acidity and get our mouth back to its natural balance. However, if this acid attack happens too often, our mouth does not get the chance to recover. This could result in slowly losing our enamel.
Enamel is the hard, protective coating of our tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. When the enamel is worn away, the dentine underneath is exposed, which may lead to pain and sensitivity.
The most common types of acid in our food and drink are carbonic acids, citric acids and phosphoric acids. These are the acids that weaken our enamel, leading to dental erosion..
‘Fizziness’ is often a tell-tale sign of an acidic drink. The most common of these are fizzy drinks, sodas, pops and carbonated drinks. It is important to remember that even the ‘diet’ brands are still harmful. Even flavoured fizzy waters can have an effect if drunk in large amounts, as they contain weak acids which can harm our teeth.
Some alcohol is also acidic. Beer, cider, prosecco, white wine and alcopops are all example of alcoholic drinks that are highly erosive for our teeth.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation says: “The best way for us to avoid the damage caused by fizzy drinks is to simply limit our exposure to them. Only having acidic drinks at mealtimes is a great way to reduce the amount to which our mouth is under an acid attack.
“Another tip is to swallow our drink quickly, without holding it in our mouth or ‘swishing’ it around. Again, it’s all about reducing the amount of time our teeth are being exposed to acid. An alternative is to use a straw. This helps drinks go to the back of our mouth and avoids long contact with our teeth.”
“Plain, still water is the best drink for our teeth. Milk is also good because it helps to neutralise acids in our mouth.”
Sugar in your diet, even from drinks, causes dental decay. Decay is the leading cause for tooth loss in young people in the UK.
Dental de ay is completely preventable, but just being aware of what sugar in present in what you eat and drink.
In fizzy drinks, there is upto 11g of sugar in each portion. This is a whopping amount for your teeth to cope with. If you are having these drinks everyday, or even worse more than once a day, your teeth will exceed thier capacity for repair and cavities will from from decay
Keep fizzy drinks as a treat, and only have them at mealtimes, to reduce the impact they have. Switch to sugar free alternatives, or better still, invest in a reusable water bottle, and make water your drink choice from now on!!
Oral health educator
Why not make an appointment with our oral health educator, Beth or one of our experienced dentists, who will discuss with you how your sugar and acid intake can be changed to improve your oral health. As a new dentist in Scarbrough, we are pasionate about improving the oral health of you and your family.
Surgery 2, what used to be a kitchen in the original cottage, is now a lovely bright and airy surgery. Surgery 2 will mainly be used by Helen Evans and Katie McCarthy, serving our Denplan patients. Helen has worked as a Dentist in Scarborough for sometime now, so we are lucky to have her on board!
Surgery 3 is our custom built Hygiene room. This surgery will be predominantly used by our fabulous hygienists Helen Gill and Amanda Watson. They specifically requested certain types of equipment for this room which we’ve gladly provided for them to be able to offer the very best standard of dental care.
The last update to our sneak peek is surgery 4. Surgery 4 has a few more cabinets to go up however it is coming along nicely. Catherine Hannigan will mainly use this surgery to run our emergency Scarborough dental clinic for those patients that require immediate treatment of dental problems.