Children’s Dentistry

LOOKING AFTER LITTLE SMILES

Bringing your child to the dentist from a young age lays the foundations for good dental health. Many of the Whitecart Dental Care team are parents themselves so know the importance of making sure the dental experience for your little one is a positive one. In the practice our younger patients will find lots of things to keep them amused in our dedicated kids zone and Pixar themed treatment room.

You can bring your child in to see us as soon as their milk teeth start to appear, this not only allows us check everything is as it should be, but also begins the process of familiarising them with the practice environment. Early dental visits help reduce the chances of them developing dental fear or phobia later on in life, it is also the best way to ensure that if any issues develop they can be dealt with promptly and with minimal discomfort.

Good dental hygiene at home is essential for healthy teeth and gums, always ensure that your child brushes their teeth in the morning after breakfast and in the evening before bed. A great way to get your children to brush by brushing with them! It’s a fun way for you to guide them into a healthy brushing routine, and it also gives you the chance to monitor their progress and brush time. Additionally, it helps everyone involved become more accountable for their mouth care!

Sugary snacks and drinks are the number 1 cause of decay in children, look at limiting sweet treats and soft drinks and replacing them with teeth friendly alternatives, crunchy fruit and veg are a great source of fibre and also clean teeth as they are eaten.

If you have any questions relating to your child’s dental health our team are always happy to help

Give Your Smile a Treat!

At Whitecart Dental Care we offer a range of treatments to help give you a dazzling smile, the treatment we will look at today is our most cost effective and accessible way to quickly brighten up your smile.

What is air polishing?

Air Polishing is a dental hygienist treatment that has been developed to help keep your teeth clean and white. The innovative airbrushing technique uses a machine that cleans and polishes the teeth with a mixture of water, compressed air and fine powder particles to remove stains, plaque and any other debris that may have become trapped. Think of it as a deep clean for your teeth!

How effective is it?

After only 1 treatment you should see a noticeable difference in your teeth. The air polisher quickly and effectively lifts stubborn stains that are left behind by substances such as red wine, coffee and cigarettes, that more often than not are left behind by normal brushing.

Why choose air polishing?

There are a number of reasons why air polishing is becoming so popular with our patients,It’s a much more effective way to get your teeth really clean than a traditional polish and will leave you with an evenly smooth surface across your teeth. Many patients opt for this treatment for a brighter, whiter smile without the cost of teeth whitening. The treatment is also suitable for nervous patients as it is a quick, silent, noninvasive and can be carried out during a hygienist appointment. The airpolisher does not generate heat which makes it gentle enough to be used with orthodontics and dental implants.

How do I make an appointment?

Air polishing is carried out by our hygienists and is available to all our patients at the cost of £25.00. You can make an appointment or register to become a patient by calling the practice on 0141 637 5081.

The Digital Revolution!

Say Goodbye to Messy Uncomfortable Impressions!

Most patients are familiar with impressions and their uncomfortable, gooey, gag-inducing side effects. Thankfully, in today’s digital age there are alternatives to impressions which can build a model of a patient’s teeth in minutes without the strange taste and discomfort of impressions.
The Intraoral scanner is one of the most exciting advances in dental technology, it drastically minimises the discomfort and time associated with creating dental impressions. The small handheld device allows dentists to easily maneuver within a patient’s mouth, a quick scan of an individual’s mouth provides a clear view of hard to reach areas and creates full colour 2D and 3D images of patients teeth. These clear, targeted images allow your dentist to view potential issues without causing the patient discomfort.

Once the scan is complete, dentists have access to images which show the mouth and teeth in intricate detail, within seconds. The 3D digital impressions give unprecedented accuracy which ensures that the end treatment is perfectly designed to fit the patient’s mouth, this in turn cuts down in time spent in the dentist chair and ensures patient comfort

The digital dental impressions allow patients to clearly see areas of concern, providing a visual explanation for recommended courses of action, they are also able to show the patient how the teeth will look following treatment.

Ultimately, digital impressions are more comfortable, accurate, less distressing and surprisingly quick and simple.

For more information on digital impressions give the surgery a call on 0141 637 5081

Anti Wrinkle Injections – The Facts


What are anti wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox’, short for Botulinum toxin. This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles. At Whitecart Dental Care our anti wrinkle injections are carried out by Dr Carole McClure using Azzalure, a botulinum toxin type-A product, specifically designed for use in aesthetic treatments.

What areas do they treat?

Anti wrinkle injections not only smooth existing wrinkles, the can also prevent new ones from forming. They are effective in treating the following areas

Upper face:
Frown Lines (between the eyebrows)
Forehead line
Top of the nose (bunny lines)

Eyes:
Eyebrows/hooded eyes
Wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet)
Under the eyes (tear trough)

Lower face:
Lipstick lines (around the mouth)
Chin (to prevent dimpling)
Jawline and neck

Is the treatment painful?

The needle used to administer the injection is very small and thin, which coupled with Dr Carole McClure’s advanced injecting technique means pain is minimal.

How long before I see the results?

Anti-wrinkle injections work by blocking the nerves that contract the muscles, thereby softening the appearance of the line or wrinkle. The skin above the muscles becomes nice and smooth after a period of between three to 14 days. It takes this time for the product to settle, attached itself to the nerve endings and get to work.

How long will the results last?

Everyone is different, but you can expect results to last from 3 – 6 months.

Will I end up with a ‘frozen’ face?

Dr Carole McClure favours a more natural look for her patients, her objective is make them look rested, fresher and younger without freezing their natural facial expressions.

Is there any down time?

Immediately after treatment you may notice a little redness and swelling around the injection sites, this is completely normal and usually fades within 24 hours. We advise that you keep your head as upright as possible and avoid exercise for 24 hours.

For more information about anti wrinkles injections call the practice to arrange a consultation with Dr Carole McClure 0141 637 5081

Short Term Orthodontics

You’re never fully dressed without a smile!

Your smile is an expression of who you are, it is scientifically proven to be ‘the symbol that is rated with the highest positive emotional content.’ If crooked teeth are giving you a reason not to smile, even if you have previously had braces, short term orthodontic treatment could be the key to achieving beautiful, straight teeth and a smile you’ll love.

What are short term Orthodontics?

Orthodontics have come a long way since the days enduring months of uncomfortable fixed metal braces, scientific advances now mean that many braces are almost invisible, much more comfortable and give patients much quicker results.

Short term Orthodontics generally treat the front 6 to 8 teeth by using brackets and wires on teeth or clear aligners to move the teeth. They are designed for adults who want to improve the appearance of the teeth which are most on display, usually when they smile. The treatment times are around 4 – 9 months with average treatments lasting 6 months.

The treatment we are going to focus on today is the Inman Aligner. The Inman Aligner is a revolutionary appliance, described as the “missing-link” between cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, that can move teeth at the front of the mouth, safely and quickly. This treatment is carried out by practice owner Carole McClure who has undergone the the extensive Intelligent Alignment Systems training.

What is the Inman Aligner?

The aligner is made of a metal bar which runs along the front of your teeth, and a spring which is located at the back of your front teeth; the individual parts of the aligner work together to push and pull the teeth into position with minimum discomfort. The Inman Aligner is best suited to patients who have previously undergone orthodontic treatment or only require relatively minor adjustments to the front 6 teeth. Throughout the duration of your treatment you will have regular check-ups to ensure every is moving in the right direction!

Am I suitable candidate for an Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is suitable for adults and older teenagers who need mild correction at the front of their mouth, which is often be due to relapse in childhood orthodontic work, it is also effective in cases of slight overcrowding. This treatment only focuses on the front 6 teeth so is unsuitable for anyone with more severe bite problems.

Why choose the Inman Aligner?

The most obvious benefit is the speed of treatment, with most cases reaching their goal of beautiful straight teeth in 4 – 6 months. The aligner is incredibly discreet and uses the latest orthodontic technology to minimise pain and discomfort and reduce pain. Unlike many other orthodontic systems the Inman Aligner it can be removed easily to eat, drink and brush your teeth, this lessens the the risk of bad breath, gum disease and staining.

If you are interested in finding out more about this treatment give the surgery a call on 0141 637 5081 or visit our website www.whitecartdentalcare.co.uk

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