Team members – Old and New

Over the past couple months we have had some Dental Nurse changes – with 3 leaving us to go off and gain other experiences and 2 joining us.

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Preventing Tooth Decay – Allenton Dental

Diet plays a significant role in both tooth decay and dental erosion. Good nutrition prevents many dental problems and is important from the outset. A balanced diet throughout childhood and adulthood is as good for the teeth as it is for general health. Our Dental Team at Allenton Dental are passionate about promoting good oral hygiene and gibing diet advice to reduce tooth decay. Continue reading

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Three Years ago Allenton Dental saved my life!

Have you ever wondered why your dentist recommends you come in every 6 months for your routine dental examinations? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums but most vitally checking for mouth cancer. Mouth cancer refers to cancer occurring in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, sinus and other sites in the head and neck area. Oral Cancer screening is a vital part of your routine examination, all the areas mentioned are thoroughly checked by our dentists here at Allenton Dental. Continue reading

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Allenton Dental – Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis and periodontal disease, is where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. Gum disease is very common, affecting 15-20% of the world’s population. In the UK, the number of people with gum disease is much higher. It is estimated that half the adult population has some degree of gum disease and most people experience it at least once. Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Screening – Allenton Dental: Derby

Here at Allenton Dental in Derby part of your routine dental check-up will include an oral cancer screening examination. Your dentist will feel for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face and oral cavity. When examining your mouth, your dentist will look for any sores or discoloured tissue as well as check for any signs and symptoms mentioned above.

The most common oral cancer symptoms include:

  • White, red or speckled patches in the mouth.
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth.
  • Persistent sores on the face, neck or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within two weeks.
  • Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/eroded areas on the lips, gums or other areas inside the mouth.
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue.
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat or change in voice.
  • Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth or neck.
  • Ear pain
  • Dramatic weight loss

Here at Allenton Dental if your dentist finds anything suspicious in your mouth then you will be referred to the hospital for a second opinion. Usually a biopsy will be performed to diagnose or rule out oral cancer.

If you experience any of the above symptoms contact your dentist immediately.

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Treat your smile to a Makeover at Allenton Dental – Derby

At Allenton dental we understand that having a great smile helps with your confidence. We offer full mouth reconstructions at our Derby dental practice with a wide range of services to suit the individual aiming to create the perfect smile.  An initial one to one consultation with one of our cosmetic dentist will allow us to discuss and determine what you expect from your smile and discuss your potential cosmetic dentistry options. From this initial consultation we will give you a treatment plan, tailored to your requirements with a full breakdown of the cosmetic dental treatment costs. Continue reading

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Gemma passes NEBDN certificate in Dental Radiography: Allenton Dental

We are very pleased here at Allenton Dental to announce that Gemma, one of the dental nurses, has recently passes the NEBDN certificate in Dental Radiography. Gemma is delighted as it something she has worked very hard for. The training, Study and exam are very intense and by no means easy and doing it whilst working full time was a juggling act for her. Continue reading

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Dental Implants – Allenton Dental

Unfortunately many people suffer from missing teeth, whether it’s a single tooth, many or all of their teeth. Fortunately at Allenton Dental in Derby we offer a wide range of treatment options to replace these missing teeth, including different designs of fixed bridges, which attach to the teeth next door, or removable plastic or metal-based dentures. These may suit some people, but people often struggle with these options. Often a dental Implant is more suitable. Continue reading

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Teeth Whitening – Allenton Dental Cosmetic Dentist

Tooth whitening is the easiest and most cost effective way of enhancing your smile. It lightens the natural colour of your teeth through a bleaching process, without removing any of the surface. Tooth whitening can remove staining caused by eating, drinking and smoking. Whitening teeth can make you look younger as teeth naturally darken with age! At Allenton Dental in Derby we provide 3 different methods of tooth whitening. Continue reading

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Go Wireless at Allenton Dental – Derby

Here at Allenton Dental in Derby we can offer the tooth correction system Clear Aligner. It involves wearing a clear splint which will need to be remade several times during the treatment as your teeth start to straighten. Continue reading

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