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Only £499!
- Teeth Whitening
- Bonding and contouring of up to 6 teeth

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Sports mouth guards £50

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Come and meet our friendly and experienced Treatment Coordinators.
They will listen carefully to your concerns and let you know how our team
can give you something to smile about!

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Nervous Patients / Sedation

Can I alleviate my fear of the dentist? YES!
Call 01291 622450 to find out more about how we can help you.

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Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth or teeth that need replacing?
We can help improve your smile and confidence.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Chepstow Dental Care offer a wide range of cosmetic
dentistry treatments to all of our patients.

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September Blog

September 6, 2019 by Fairlight Dental

Wow, August was a busy month for us at the practice and it flew by. We are welcoming September and I am personally welcoming the return to school and with it a return to routine! We have been busy making lots of gum shields for the imminent start of the new sporting seasons. This month’s offer is for a ‘mini makeover’. Confused? No, we haven’t all retrained in the art of applying make up, it’s a smile makeover, so applies to you ‘fella’s’ out there too. I have noticed that there is a lot of chat about ‘bonding’ all over Instagram and even had a patient message and ask what it was – thinking it is a new, revolutionary treatment. I explained that she had in fact had it done years ago (by me!) but the search for a beautiful smile is so much more main stream now that we are seeing things all over social media. Try searching #compositebonding and see how much content is out there!

So, what is a ’Mini makeover’. It’s quite simply, an at home whitening treatment followed by an appointment with the dentist to shape and contour uneven teeth to improve your smile. The second part of it is done using carefully selected white filling material (so that it matches the colour of your existing teeth) and uneven teeth are filer down or built up depending on what you need. The changes that are made are subtle but can have a big effect on the overall appearance of your smile. It’s ideal before a big event such as a wedding, or you don’t want to dive straight in to extensive treatment. Take a look at some of the cases that we have completed below.

Mini makeover only £499!

Upgrade your smile with our ultimate mini-makeover -Offer includes:

Teeth Whitening
Bonding and contouring of up to 6 teeth
Call us today for more information on 01291 622450, PM us, or email [email protected] dental.co.uk

So if you’re interested, why not come and see what we can do for you!!!


August Blog

August 12, 2019 by Fairlight Dental

Practice News

Last month saw a very busy and productive month at the practice. We welcomed lots of new patients through our doors and provided lots of quality dentistry! We also had lots of in-house training and it was delightful to have Vic back in the building to join us, taking a break from her maternity leave. Jon celebrated another birthday and some of us had some much needed ‘R and R’ and are now re-charged and raring to go again!

So, it’s August already!! Every year I say the same thing – where has this year gone.  As a Mum we are thinking about enjoying the rest of the summer holidays and the imminent back to school jobs to be done.  My eldest son goes into year 3 in September so we had to get him kitted out with all the school sports kit.  Along with this we were told to get him a new school bag and a sports mouth guard.  Obviously, that’s easy for me to arrange but it started a conversation between the Mum’s about the difference between the shop bought one and the professionally fitted ones.

So, here is everything you need to know about mouthguards – from what kinds there are to how to fit one properly – so that you can be sure that your child will be just as safe on the field as they are when off it.

SO, What are sports mouthguards?

Mouthguards are thick plastic protective devices shaped like a dental tray, which form to the shape of the teeth, gums, and mouth.

The mouthguard creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent them from crashing together during impact, as well as protecting the teeth from being hit by something outside of the mouth, such as a stick, or ball.

Fortunately, most sports teams recommend or require mouthguards to be used by athletes, but even in the cases where they are not required we still recommend them to be worn at all times – especially during high impact sports.

With the possibility of extensive dental treatment, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

One of the most common sports injuries, and the one with the biggest bill, is damaged teeth.

What types of mouthguards are there?

There are three main types of mouthguards designed specifically to wear while playing sports, ranging in price, comfort level, and level of protection, and leaving room for you to choose which is best for your needs.

Here is what you need to know about each type of mouthguard:

Stock mouthguards (off-the-shelf)

Stock mouthguards are the least expensive option but are also the least protective. These mouthguards come pre-formed and are intended to be ready to use straight from the package. These can be bought at most sporting good stores for anywhere from £4.50  to over £30 depending on the brand and whether or not it is flavoured.

The main issue with stock mouthguards, however, is that because they are not formed to each individual mouth, and are often ill-fitting. This means that they have to be constantly clenched in order to stay in place, which can result in difficulty breathing, as well as jaw and tooth pain, and even a disorder called TMJ which harms the jaw muscles.

Dentists in general do not recommend stock mouthguards because of this, and instead suggest a type of mouthguard that features a snugger fit, such as the types to follow.

Boil and bite mouthguards (also off-the-shelf)

Boil and bite mouthguards are the most popular type of mouthguard as they are also inexpensive and can be purchased at most sporting good stores for under £10, in addition to the fact that they allow a closer fit to the wearer’s mouth.

These mouthguards are to be placed in boiling water for a set amount of time until they are pliable, and are then put into place in the mouth and held there until cooled. The soft plastic forms to the teeth and mouth and hardens in place, creating a custom fit that should stay in place with little pressure needed from the jaw.

Issues that can arise from these types of mouthguards surround the moulding process. If the mouth guard is bitten down on too hard while it is moulding to the shape of teeth, the plastic can become too thin and will either not properly protect teeth upon impact, or may break. This is quite common with dental wear that is fitted by the wearer themselves and not by a professional.

These types of mouthguards generally only last a few seasons in any case as the plastic breaks down quickly due to its pliable nature.

Custom-fit mouthguards (professionally made in a dental practice)

These are the only kinds of mouthguards that dentists recommend using, without reservation. New custom-fitted mouthguards are the best option for optimal comfort, protection, and durability. These mouthguards are professionally fitted to each individual mouth by a dentist and, as a result, can range in price from £50 to £100.

To make these mouthguards your dentist will make a detailed mould of your teeth and then send the mould to a laboratory which specializes in creating dental wear. There, the mouthguard is constructed out of material specified by your dentist, in order to best suit your needs.

These mouthguards provide the best protection for your mouth by far as they will not lose their shape and will provide extra protection where it’s specifically needed. They are also the most durable and long-lasting option.

If you are considering a custom-fit mouthguard for your child, take into consideration their age. These devices aren’t considered investments since your child may grow quickly and require a replacement within a year or two.

So with the balance between safety and affordability on your mind, you might be hesitant to get one at all. And additionally, if your child is prone to, or has had concussions, a custom made mouthguard is vital to provide extra protection which may help to prevent further concussions.

Talk to your dentist

There are many factors to consider when choosing a mouthguard for your child, such as the level of impact involved in the sport your child plays, the expense, comfort and protection levels, and what material will work best for them.

It is always best to have a conversation with your dentist about your options as they can provide advice tailored to you and your specific needs.

So, here is our August offer!
Starting a New Season!

Protect Your Teeth with
a Professionally Fitted Mouthguard

August Special Offer

1 for £45 or 2 for £70

Call us on 01291 622450 to
make your appointment today!

 

So, here’s to a sunny august and enjoying the rest of the summer!!!


July Blog

July 1, 2019 by Fairlight Dental

So, summer is well and truly under way, the children are looking forward to the end of term and lots of us are jetting away to sunnier climates in order to avoid the rain that we have experienced recently!!! If you are heading away and want to have a bright smile in your holiday snaps, why not have a look at what we can do for you!

We are really pleased to be offering a free Cosmetic Consultation this month (check out our Facebook and website for details). When we brainstorming ideas as a team we talked about what the general public class as ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’, and came to the conclusion that it conjured images of celebrities like Simon Cowell and Rylan Clark.

However, as professionals we can recognise that these mouths have had a lot of work done and although it can look great, this isn’t for everyone!!! As dentists we have an enormous wealth of techniques and treatments at our fingertips and improving our patients smiles doesn’t always have to cost the earth and involve lengthy treatments.

It’s all about working with the patient, understanding the concerns and evolving a treatment plan that will work for the patient and come within budget. (Although, if you want to look like Rylan, you will need a mouth full of veneers!!

Over the past year we have treated lots of cases of missing teeth, dark teeth, unsightly fillings, misaligned teeth and worn teeth just to name a few. It is such a pleasure as a clinician to help someone smile and restore their confidence by giving them a beautiful smile!

Here are a few mouths that we have treated recently:

This patient was unhappy with her smile and did not want to commit to veneers, we achieved a great result with a mini makeover that consisted of whitening, contouring and bonding.

This patient was getting married and came to see us to see if we could improve his smile. He was really happy with the result and treatment was complete in a week.

This lady wanted to change her smile totally and had her old crowns replaced and veneers on her broken teeth, combined with whitening.

This patient wanted straighter, whiter teeth so with a combination of orthodontics on the top teeth and some whitening, the results were great.

This lovely lady came to us with a broken crown. She didn’t like her front teeth as they were very worn. We replaced the broken tooth with an implant, whitened her teeth and restored her front teeth with crowns.

These are just a few cases that we have completed recently and as you can see there are lots of treatments at our fingertips. At Chepstow Dental Care we pride ourselves in taking our time to find out about our patients and providing exactly the right treatment plan for you. So, why not take advantage of this month’s offer and come and see our team to see how we can help improve your smile. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


June Blog

June 5, 2019 by Fairlight Dental

The month of May saw our annual practice day at the Dentistry Show in the NEC.  We all had a fabulous time in lectures, keeping our knowledge up to date and had the chance to check out the latest in dental techniques and technology. As a practice we believe that it is really important to stay ahead of the game and it is equally important to enjoy our training as a team.  Can’t wait until next year!

In other news, our lovely Victoria had a baby by and both Mummy and baby (and of course Daddy!!) are healthy and happy.  We are all looking forward to meeting the little fella!

And, so to June! Another month gone and a few new things happening at the practice!

Our new television channel is up and running at the practice.  To keep people in our waiting room entertained we have a new channel.  It plays on a loop and consists of news feeds and sport news feeds with oral health education videos in between, and even a few of our monthly offers, so that our patients can make the most of them.  Check it out next time you are in, we hope you will find the content interesting.

This month it’s all about IMPLANTS!  We have our implant rep from Sweden and Martina coming in to do some staff training with our entire team so that we can all answer any questions that you may have.

Alongside this we have a great offer running of a FREE Implant Consultation.  If you have gaps in your mouth and are wondering if implants are the right solution for you, why not take advantage of this great offer!

Finally, adding another string to our bow is we can now send you leaflets and videos about our treatments via email.  So if you would like any information about any of the treatments that we offer, just drop us a line, with what you would like information on and we will send it straight out to you.


May Blog

May 2, 2019 by Fairlight Dental

So, last month proved to be a really busy for us at Chepstow Dental Care. I was lucky enough to get some time out with the children and we went to France skiing for the week. My children loved it and both are now able to ski pretty well – not bad for 3 and 6. The rest of the practice were working hard in my absence with lots of happy patients!

We held an ‘Invisalign Open Day’ on the Saturday the 13th April. Jon saw lots of patients enquiring about orthodontic treatment most of whom have started their journey to straight, white teeth!

Next was Easter weekend and what a glorious one it was! All of the staff had some well deserved ‘R and R’ in the sun, mostly enjoying family time. Personally, I was on the beach making the most of the beautiful weather!!

On Friday the 27th, we said ‘Au Revoir’, to our wonderful Vic. For those of you that didn’t know, don’t panic, it’s temporary! Vic is going to be off until February next year but you may well see her around the practice on her ‘keeping in touch’ days but we are all going to miss her big personality! We had a lovely afternoon tea at the practice to celebrate the start of Vic’s maternity leave (and anticipated arrival of baby). We all managed to make it, children in tow, and it was lovely to see Margarita with her beautiful baby boy, now 3 ½ months old!!! The Chepstow Dental Care ‘family’ is growing and who knows, there could be a future dentist in the mix!!

And to May….. another month, another great offer.

This month we are shifting our focus to our dental plans. We have bespoke plans at the practice, based on the needs of our patients provided by DPAS. Why are plans important? The main thing in my opinion is our plan patients have healthier mouths! This is because they come regularly (because they are paying for it- and we chase them!) and that problems are spotted earlier and then require less treatment. The health of their gums is better through the regular hygiene appointments and the long term benefits of this are essential for a healthy mouth.

Our plans cover hygiene and dental health checks and the dentist will recommend the level of maintenance that you need. But that’s not all, you also get – routine x-rays, out of hours appointments, world wide emergency cover (for when you are away from home), accidental trauma cover 10% off treatment and assistance if you should develop oral cancer. So, not only healthier mouths but there’s piece of mind too. To take advantage of our monthly offer see our Facebook page for details.


Dental Plans

November 30, 2018 by Fairlight Dental

It’s the end of the year again, where did 2018 go?  Looking at planning for the New Year, why not take a look at this months offer and how our Dental Plans can help you.

Why a Plan?

Plain and simply, our plan patients have HEALTHIER mouths and need LESS TREATMNET.  Research shows that preventive dentistry delivered on a regular basis greatly reduces the risk of dental disease and provides a platform for a lifetime of improved oral health.

Being on a plan generally means that you will visit your dentist more regularly, which in turn means that problems are picked up sooner.  It means that as professionals we build relationships with our patients and are able to have time to talk with them about potential problems and educate them in the best way to look after their teeth.  Regular hygiene appointments keep our gums healthy and you are less likely to suffer from periodontitis, the most common cause of tooth loss in the UK.

What can our payment plan do for you?

This means that you have access to regular private dental care with your dentist and their dental team, helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy now and prevent problems in the future.

But why else should you have a dental payment plan?

Take a look at some of the other benefits of being with us…

  • Preventive oral health advice, to help stop dental problems before they start
  • Predictable monthly payments, allowing you to budget for your private dental care
  • Regular appointments with your registered member dentist which help you to keep your teeth and gums healthy and find out the best care for your smile
  • Early identification of dental problems to prevent pain, discomfort and inconvenience
  • Priority booking in the event of a dental emergency
  • Access to a 24hour dental emergency helpline 365 days per year
  • Assistance from the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme

What do our plans include?

  • 2 dental health examinations per year
  • 2 hygienist appointments a year
  • Xrays when necessary
  • 10%discount on treatment over and above plan content
  • Diet and oral hygiene advice
  • 24hr helpline for dental emergencies at home or abroad

This month only, sign on to our plan in December and get January free

To take advantage of this months offer call 01291 622450

Here’s one from last year!!

Merry Christmas  Everyone!!!


What’s in a Check-Up?

October 3, 2018 by Fairlight Dental

How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?

Have you ever wondered why as a profession we recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.

What Goes On During a Dentist Visit?

Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your examination appointment, we evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies, along with other systemic diseases. Oral cancer is on the rise and early detection can mean the difference between surviving it, and not! Your dentist will also examine your face, bite, saliva and movement of your lower jaw to check the health of your jaw joints (TMJs). Your dentist or dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and stress the importance of you maintaining good oral hygiene at home between visits.

Many dentists will pay special attention to plaque and tartar. This is because plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced between visits. Food, beverages and tobacco can stain teeth as well. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.

During your regularly scheduled dental appointments, your dentist will likely look at your gums, mouth, tongue and throat. There are several routine parts to a dental examination.

The Head And Neck Examination
Your dentist will start off by:
• Examining your face
• Examining your neck
• Checking your lymph nodes
• Checking your salivary glands
• Checking your lower jaw joints (TMJs)

The Clinical Dental Examination
Your dentist will then check the soft tissues in your mouth, including:

• Tongue
• Cheeks
• Floor of your mouth
• Palate
• Oropharynx

Next, your dentist assesses the state of your teeth and gums by:

• Examining the gums
• Looking for signs of gum disease
• Checking for loose teeth
• Looking for visual evidence of tooth decay
• Checking for broken teeth
• Checking for damaged fillings
• Looking for changes in the gums covering teeth
• Evaluating any dental appliance you have
• Checking the contact between your teeth
• Taking X-rays

Then, we look at how your teeth function:

• Jaw opening and closing, and left and right movement
• Checking your bite
• Gaps you may have
• How worn your teeth are

Lastly, if you want we look at aesthetics and if any improvements can be made.

The Dental Cleaning
During your dental visit, your dental professional cleans your mouth using these methods:

• Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
• Removing any plaque and tartar
• Polishing your teeth
• Flossing between your teeth
• Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once your examination and cleaning have been performed, they’ll tell you about the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Remember, by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

So, in a nut shell, that’s what we do. The most fulfilling part of a dentist job is keeping their patient’s mouth’s healthy with as little intervention as possible. It’s also much better to stop any problems sooner than later and early intervention is possible with regular checks and screenings.

So, Looking For a New Dentist or Not Been For a While?

It’s always scary seeing a new dentist, whether you have been going regularly or haven’t been in a long time. Our dedicated team at Chepstow Dental Care are on hand to walk you through the process. We want our patients to feel comfortable at all times and know that they are in safe hands. We pride ourselves in striving to provide that extra layer of service that we all want. If this is you, why not take advantage of our offer this month:
Book a new patient consultation and extensive new patient examination for the reduced price of £39, normally £60.

or,

Book a new patient consultation, extensive new patient examination and 30minute hygiene appointment for £75 – worth £110

Not sure what to book? Give our treatment co-ordinator Liz a call and she will talk it through with you.


August Offer

July 31, 2018 by Fairlight Dental

Orthodontics (Braces) have come a long way since I was at Dental School! Firstly, it is the norm now for adults of all ages to wear braces as opposed to just children. Secondly “train tracks” are largely a thing of the past and clear discreet aligners are the norm. Invisalign are the leaders in this technology and we are pleased to offer it here at Chepstow Dental Care

This discreet orthodontic technique uses a series of custom-made aligners to gradually move crooked, gappy or crowded teeth to a more desirable position. As it is virtually undetectable way to straighten teeth, it is suitable for adults who may feel self-conscious about wearing very obvious braces.

These innovative aligners can also be taken out, so you can maintain your oral hygiene as normal, eat whatever you choose and remove them for special occasions.

Benefits

  • Almost invisible
  • Removable
  • Custom-made
  • Comfortable
  • Quick

Treatment steps

  • If you are a suitable candidate for this adult-friendly treatment, we take impressions and photos, and collect other information about your teeth. We then use special 3D technology to create a personalised plan, which shows how your teeth will move and also how they will look after treatment.
  • When the aligners are ready, you will wear a different one every two weeks until the carefully controlled force shifts your teeth to a better position. You may feel minor discomfort when a new aligner is fitted but this is usually just a feeling of pressure and a good indicator that the treatment is working.
  • Treatment times will vary depending on your individual issue, but most cases are completed in 6-12 months. As the aligners only work while you are actually wearing them, we recommend they are kept in place for 22–24 hours per day.

Aftercare

Following treatment, as with all orthodontic methods, you will need to wear a retainer to stop your teeth moving back to their former position.

 


Dental implants – Introduction

July 2, 2018 by Fairlight Dental

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, usually made from titanium. There are many different implant systems available and when competently used they all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment. The main aim during the placement of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. Over time further growth of bone onto the implant surface enhances the stability of the implant.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures.

Who is suitable for dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for most adults with good general health. They can only be used once the jawbone has stopped growing and so generally are not used with younger patients. Habits such as heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems associated with initial healing and thereafter may be bad for the long-term health of gum and bone surrounding each
implant. Some dentists will decline to place implants if smoking cannot be reduced or given up altogether.

However, each case is different and if you do have any medical problems then speak to your doctor or dentist prior to starting any treatment – it is only in some circumstances that health problems prevent the use of dental implants altogether.

How will you know if you are suitable for implants?

At our practice we are passionate about giving our patients as much information as possible about available treatment in order for them to make the right decision for themselves. Everyone’s circumstances, wants and needs are different and what is right for one person is not necessarily the right option for everyone. Our consultation process consists of an initial appointment led by our treatment co-ordinator.

This is a complimentary appointment for you to come and meet our team and get a feel for the practice and gain information about the options available to you and of course, the likely costs. The next step is a consultation with Dr Sian Jones to assess the feasibility of providing implant treatment. At this appointment you will be expected to answer detailed questions concerning your medical history and there will be a complete examination of your mouth and remaining teeth to discover the nature and extent of any current dental problems, and your mouths general health and function.

We usually take clinical photographs, models of your teeth, all necessary radiographs,. It is very important that to us that you have a long term plan for your teeth and your smile, and have an understanding of any future problems or treatment that you may need to have. The fee for this appointment is £90 inclusive of everything detailed above.

For July ONLY we are offering both consultations totally FREE OF CHARGE. Why not take advantage!! Find out more here


June Offer

June 1, 2018 by Fairlight Dental

Ok, so wondering what this month’s offer is about? Let me fill you in!!

When I reached the age of around 30, loads of my friends started asking about anti-wrinkle treatments, when they were about to go on holiday. We all cherish our time off and want to look as good as possible on the beach, wherever it may be! For me, it’s generally West Wales, but hey I get a tan there too!! Most people hit the gym for 6 weeks before their holiday, watch what they eat, and then get ready for basking in the sun. Turns out that squinting and frowning in the sun give you white lines that ruin your otherwise flawless tan!! We all do it!  A good pair of sunglasses help, but ultimately, not squinting or frowning is the best option.

With our anti-wrinkle treatments, I (and lots of my friends) can testify that you don’t get them in the first place.  It’s safe, relatively pain-free and easy to get done! So if you’re worried about those 2 white lines in between your eyes or the potential for a few zebra marks either side of your eyes whilst enjoying your summer sun, give us a call on 01291 622450, there’s 10% off- enjoy!