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Our Smile Gallery

2017 August 21
by Sanjay Narda

If you are wondering how you can improve your teeth but are finding it hard to visualise the type of outcome you are able to get then have a look at our smile gallery.

We have put together a selection of the many cases of smile improvements we have carried out in our Princes Risborugh Dental Practice, to give you an idea of what we can do. If you click on the picture, we have included a brief description of how we achieved each result.

We can improve the look of the teeth in many ways so whether it’s cosmetic bonding, orthodontics, veneers or tooth whitening you are looking for, we will achieve a great result.

Knowing what you need is sometimes tricky, so we offer a free consultation for cosmetic work which will enable us to give advice and allows you to ask any questions you may have.

To book a free cosmetic consultation please call us on 01844 343381. We see patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

What to do about toothache

2017 August 7
by Sanjay Narda

Toothache can be felt in many different ways. It can be a constant throbbing ache, or a mild pain that comes and goes – sometimes made worse by eating or drinking. When the pain is severe, it is impossible to ignore and a trip to the dentist is the biggest priority. If the pain is bearable it is easy to put off for a while hoping that it won’t get worse or will go away.

The key thing to remember with toothache is that it is your body’s way of letting you know that something isn’t right and usually the longer you leave it the worse it will get. If it gets bad enough that it is a constant throbbing pain, then usually the only treatment possible is root canal treatment or an extraction.

It is always a good idea to contact the dentist and book an appointment as soon as you notice a toothache so we can discover the cause of the problem. If the cause is identified early enough, it is possible that on simple treatment will be needed – which also keeps the cost down!

While you are waiting for your appointment, painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may be necessary to help relieve the discomfort. Some pharmacies offer numbing gels which can help relieve some pain by slightly numbing the area.

If you are suffering from toothache or have been noticing a pain that comes and goes, contact us to book an appointment on 01844 343381 or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough and we will try to see you the same day. We see many patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame, Wendover and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

What makes The Bank House Dental Centre different?

2017 July 31
by Sanjay Narda

Here at The Bank House Dental Centre, we believe we approach dental care in a unique manner – providing all types of dental treatment in a relaxed and friendly way. We only have one dentist, so you are guaranteed continuity during your treatment, and will always know what to expect each time you come.

We offer a wide range of dental treatments all under one roof so whether you just want regular check-ups and hygienist appointments, or whether you need orthodontics or dental implants we have got it covered.

We have a very caring approach and have the ability to treat anxious patients to help them overcome their fear of dental treatment and restore their mouth to full health.

Many of our staff have been here a long time so you will grow to know us all! Our receptionist and practice manager Maryann has been here over 30 years, dentist Sanjay 12 years and hygienist Fiona and head nurse Hayley both nearly 8 years. Trainee nurse Elle has been here 2 years and is hoping to qualify soon (find out more about our dental team).

Please take time to browse our website to see the types of dental treatments we offer, view our Smile Gallery to see before-and-after transformations carried out by our team. Don’t just take our word for it, see what patients think of us on our testimonials page.

For dental implants and cosmetic dentistry we offer a free consultation which will enable us to answer any questions and queries you may have, which will reassure you before you book in for treatment.

To book an appointment with Sanjay, call us on 01844 343381. We look after many patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas and look forward to seeing you soon!

Tips to cut down on sugar

2017 July 17
by Sanjay Narda

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth but what does it actually do to them?

It’s not the sugar itself that does the damage, but the sequence of events that happens after consuming it. The bacteria on our teeth (in plaque) feed on the sugars, producing acid as a result. The acids destroy the tooth enamel which is the first stage of decay. It’s not just the amount of sugar we eat, but also the frequency of eating it that is causing the damage. Here are a few ways to help us cut down on the amount of sugar that we are consuming:

  1. Be aware of ‘hidden’ sugars. Sugar has many names including sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, molasses, hydrolysed starch and corn syrup. Recognising these names helps us to avoid them.
  2. Opt for sugar free snacks. Snacking is one of the main culprits of acid attacks – it’s all too easy to reach for the biscuit tin! Find some healthier sugar free snacks, e.g. a handful of nuts, cheese, cucumber or raw carrot sticks with hummus, and restrict sugary snacks to meal times.
  3. Give up sugar in tea and coffee. Many people drink cups of tea or coffee throughout the day and if they take sugar this can quickly add up! Reducing or completely cutting out the sugar will really give your teeth a break.
  4. Drink water. Drinking water is very important to hydrate and wash away food debris, but it also keeps your saliva levels high to help neutralise sugars effectively.
  5. Eat the right breakfast. Breakfast cereals and smoothies are often very high in sugar. Swapping high sugar cereals to to low sugar cereals and muesli, or other low sugar options like wholegrain toast and eggs will have a massive impact on your oral health.

Making sure you visit the dentist regularly is very important to help spot any early signs of decay. Book an appointment with the Bank House Dental Centre in Princes Risborough so we can help you look after your teeth.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Gum Disease and Overall Health

2017 July 10
by Sanjay Narda

Gum disease isn’t just detrimental to the condition of the mouth but can also be detrimental to the rest of the body. Studies have shown that while it doesn’t cause these conditions, it can have harmful effects on people already suffering from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia.

How can gum disease affect these things and how are they related?

Many years of studies have shown that the same bacteria responsible for the inflammation of the gums can get into the blood stream and over long periods of time it slowly damages the blood vessels in the heart and brain.

The good news is that you can prevent and treat gum disease by regular brushing and thorough oral health care, along with regular visits to the dentist. This has been shown to improve your overall health and reduce the risk of such problems.

The best home routine to have is to brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush for two minutes each time (using a fluoride toothpaste). It is also important to clean between the teeth once a day with interdental brushes or floss. Visiting the dentist regularly is very important to check for gum disease and to monitor existing gum disease.

Contact us by calling 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough.

Dr Sanjay Narda

How a missing tooth can affect your mouth.

2017 July 3
by Sanjay Narda

Many people believe that losing one tooth will not be noticeable and it is only losing many that can cause a real change in the mouth but this is not true. If the tooth is at the back, you may not notice the difference visually, but functionally there is a big difference. If the loss of this tooth is not addressed, the surrounding teeth will be affected as they are taking more pressure and are more likely to break. Secondly, there is a risk the teeth will start to drift across or tip into the space, creating uneven spacing which can have negative effects on your bite.

If the tooth is at the front of the mouth it can look quite unsightly when you talk or smile and will also affect how you bite into foods. Also, the space can affect the way that you pronounce words and even cause you to have a lisp.

There is more than one way to replace a missing tooth. The most popular and natural looking way is a dental implant as this is the most comfortable option and has no negative effects on the other teeth. Other options include bridges fixed onto the adjacent teeth and dentures.

If you have a space left by a missing tooth or if you have lost multiple teeth and are looking to replace them then come and see us for a free implant consultation. We see many patients from Princes Risborough and the surrounding areas including Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and Wendover and love to help them improve their smiles. Please give us a call on 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough.

Dr Sanjay Narda

What is Invisalign?

2017 June 26
by Sanjay Narda

Invisalign is an effective and comfortable way to straighten your teeth using almost invisible aligners and revolutionary technology. The aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic and are one of the most discreet forms of orthodontic treatment enabling you to feel confident during the whole process.

The Invisalign process begins with a free assessment, where we evaluate your suitability using the unique Invisalign assessment tool. Following acceptance, the second appointment will involve impressions and measurements to ensure suitability for treatment. A ‘Clincheck’ will be sent to us for your third appointment which allows us to agree on a final outcome and show you your finished result using the latest 3D technology.  The last appointment will be to fit your first aligners and to ensure you are confident in how to remove and insert them and know when to change to the next aligner.

Over the next few months, you will attend an appointment once every two weeks so we can monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is on track. Most of our Invisalign treatments take around 14 weeks so you will have straight teeth and be braces-free in as little as 3-4 months!

We offer free consultations for Invisalign so call us on 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit us at our dental practice in Princes Risborough.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Managing Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

2017 June 12
by Sanjay Narda

Lots of children are happy to come to the dentist and many even enjoy it! For one reason or another, some are not and this anxiety can range from mild nerves to panic and refusal to be seen. While it is upsetting to have to force a stressed child into the dentist chair (and we wouldn’t advise it) it is important to look after their oral health. Here are some tips that we have found to work after many years of seeing nervous children at our dental practice.

  1. Bring them with you to your check-up appointments to show them it is nothing to fear. This can be a very effective way for them to get used to the dentist, but don’t bring them to filling appointments as the drills can be off putting for them.
  2. Start dental visits while they are young. It is unlikely that your child will have any problems, but starting the appointments when they are young means they will see how quick and easy it all is and they will be familiar with us.
  3. Communicate with them, but don’t overdo it. Telling your child at the last minute that they are going to the dentist can cause anxiety for them, give them a little bit of notice so they can feel prepared. Use phrases like “the dentist just wants to see how many teeth you have” or “the dentist wants to see how big and strong your teeth are”. These phrases are better than scary phrases like “you have to go to the dentist so he can see if you have been eating too many sweets”.
  4. Play dentist at home. Play at being the dentist and let your child be dentist to you so they can make it a fun experience at home. It will get them used to opening their mouth and having their teeth checked.
  5. Read dental story books. There are many dental story books available filled with easy fun trips to the dentist. These books can be a good way of letting your child know what to expect from the dentist and making them feel reassured.
  6. Teach your child the importance of good oral hygiene. Keeping on top of brushing twice a day and reducing sugary snacks will increase the chances of an easy visit, children will soon learn that it is not scary.
  7. Lead by example. Children pick up fear and anxiety from their parents so if you are showing that you are anxious or scared of the dentist then they will likely do the same. Likewise if you show that you are happy to go and happy to look after your teeth then they will learn this positive attitude.

Call us on 01844 343381 or visit us at the Bank House dental practice in Princes Risborough to book an appointment for you and your child.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Implant-Retained Dentures

2017 June 5
by Sanjay Narda

If you are missing all or most of your teeth, dentures are the simplest way to restore the look and function of the mouth. Normal dentures are however, often uncomfortable and can move when you eat unless you have natural teeth to clip them on to.

Because replacing each missing tooth with individual implants can work out very expensive, implant retained dentures are a great solution as they ‘click’ securely into place. On top of feeling more comfortable than normal dentures, they support your face better and improve your ability to speak and chew. Because they are more secure, we can often make them smaller and less invasive in the mouth as they need less surface area to hold onto. The dentures are simple to remove and can still be taken out and cleaned as normal.

The implant placement procedure only requires a  minimal incision and the healing time is much less compared to when a tooth is extracted.

We offer free consultation appointments for implants so there is no reason not to enquire. Please call us on 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough, Bucks.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Teeth Whitening

2017 May 15
by Sanjay Narda

There are many ways to whiten your teeth but we believe the best and most cost-effective way is ‘at home whitening’. Therefore it is now the only type of whitening that we offer here at The Bank House Dental Centre. The ‘at home whitening’ involves the use of custom made trays and syringes filled with whitening agent gel which you apply yourself and wear overnight.

All you need is two appointments – one for the impressions and the second to fit your whitening trays and to give you full instructions on use, then you are ready to go! The benefits of this type of whitening are that:

  • it is much gentler on your teeth,
  • it cause very little sensitivity,
  • you will have gel left over to ‘top up’ your whiteness,
  • you will always have the trays to use in the future.

Teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to improve the look of your smile! If you wish to discuss tooth whitening further, please call us on 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit us on the High Street in Princes Risborough.

Dr Sanjay Narda