Prevention is better than cure and when it comes to oral health, this is a philosophy we strongly believe in. Our team of professionals here at Hitchin Dental is committed to providing our patients with the best preventative measures to ensure you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Our dentists believe in a proactive approach to oral health and work with our experienced dental hygienists to make sure you receive the best dental care advice and the most suitable individual treatment plan. We advocate regular dental check-ups and hygienist visits to help you keep your teeth healthy for longer.
You are never too young to start good dental hygiene habits and it’s vital that our children are taught from an early age about the importance of sticking to a regular tooth brushing routine. Daily thorough teeth cleaning is one of the most important things we can all do to help us maintain healthy teeth for the future.
At Hitchin Dental we recommend that patients combine an at-home brushing and flossing routine with a healthy diet and regular dental check-ups. Our dentists and dental hygienists are committed to helping you to always have a happy, healthy and confident smile. Call 014262 438438 to book your check-up today!
It’s not uncommon to feel nervous about undergoing dental procedures and we are pleased to offer 2 types of conscious sedation techniques to help you feel confident about undergoing dental treatments – you can choose either the intravenous sedation option or the inhalation sedation option, the choice is yours.
Once sedated you will feel completely relaxed and worry-free, and although you remain conscious throughout, you will remember very little of the treatment you undergo. Our aim is to make your experience at Hitchin Dental as comfortable as possible and our staff do their best to be friendly and reassuring.
At Hitchin Dental we take a preventive approach to dental care and we encourage parents to bring young children in for regular check-ups. This way we can help keep their growing teeth healthy by early detection of any potential tooth decay. Regular visits also lessens the chance of youngsters developing a fear of going to the dentist in the future, which means they’ll have happy and healthy teeth for longer.
Children may benefit from the application of a fluoride varnish to strengthen enamel and shield tooth surfaces from decay. Our dentists also identify teeth alignment issues and refer them to an orthodontist if necessary.
Looking after yourself properly during pregnancy is vital to your health and happiness as well as that of your growing baby. Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, you may be susceptible to swollen, painful and even bleeding gums so good oral hygiene measures are advisable to prevent the risk of gum disease.
With regard to dental treatment during pregnancy, for reasons of health risks and comfort, we advise that any essential dental treatment is carried out ideally during the second trimester of your pregnancy. We recommend that all elective cosmetic procedures should be postponed until after the birth of your baby.
When the joints that hold your jaw in place become misaligned, the nerves and muscles become irritated and painful, resulting in a common condition known as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Symptoms may include teeth grinding in your sleep, unnecessary jaw clenching, clicking of the jaw on movement, tenderness in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the joint and also headaches.
Our dentists are trained to assess TMJ disorder in patients and may recommend the non-surgical option of an oral appliance to ease your discomfort and prevent future damage to your teeth.
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No-obligation cosmetic consultations
At Hitchin Dental we like to work with our clients to help them achieve the results they desire. If you are considering cosmetic dental work, such as dental implants or teeth straightening, or if you are interested in an anti-ageing injectable treatment, we invite you to a FREE no-obligation consultation. Our experienced dental and aesthetic professionals will talk you through your options and then draw up your bespoke treatment plan.