Monthly Archives: May 2012

Not just the cleaning lady

“Not just the cleaning lady”
There are many people who avoid seeing the hygienist as they find it a rather painful experience and often feel like they’re being told off!!
Here at the high street dental practice, we endeavour to provide a thorough but gentle clean, and treat our members how we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Gone are the days of being lectured at. It’s important to us to find out what’s important to you, and what YOU want to get out of your visits to the hygienist.
No longer is a “scale and polish” just a cosmetic procedure. There are now strong links between gum disease, diabetes and heart disease.
Bleeding gums are the first sign of trouble and shouldn’t be ignored. Bleeding is a sign of an underlying chronic infection or inflammation, it’s your body showing you that there is something is wrong.
If your gums bleed when you clean your teeth, then please come in and see one of our hygienists. We can work together on providing you with an oral care routine that is convenient and suits YOU.
So no lectures….. I promise!!!
Hope to see you soon
Gentle Jules
Hygienist at The High Street Dental Practice

Our why

Hi, I’m Jas Sandhu from the High Street Dental Practice.

For the last 25 years and counting, dentistry has been my vocation. I also have an avocation, which is to do things that matter. For the causes I believe in, for my family and for myself.

We have a saying at our practice which goes like this:
“Be true to our members, our community and ourselves”.

The way we do this is to focus on time and communication. Firstly, time. Whether you’re calling us on the phone or you’ve come in to see us, we do not rush you and we don’t rush ourselves. And secondly, communication: we listen – we don’t interrupt. We also explain exactly what treatment you may require and answer what we consider to be three of the most  important questions:

Will it hurt?
How much will it cost? And
How long will it take?

Of course, there are others, and we make sure that we address them all. After all, the fewer unanswered questions there are, the more relaxed you’re likely to feel.

So, if you were to ask us why we do what we do, the answer is:

By looking after your mouths, we want to leave you, our members, feeling better about yourselves. Because that’s what makes us feel better.

We’re really fortunate to get lots of nice testimonials, and I’m really grateful for every one of them. But I have a favourite. It’s from a girl called Abigail who was about 14 at the time. Abbie had seeing us for about 4 years and she was very, very nervous to start with. But, whenever she needed any treatment, we took our time. Always making sure to explain what we were doing and letting her know that she was always in control. If she wanted me to stop, I’d stop! And, slowly but surely, her confidence grew. Eventually, she even had her teeth straightened by Alex Cash, our orthodontist. Now she now looks forward to coming to see us.
What she wrote was: “they make you smile”.

And that’s what we really want to do. Spread smiles.

Baby Teeth For Life?

In the last few years, stem cell therapy has become one of the most exciting discoveries in medicine.

Scientists say, stem cells may be used to replace or repair damaged cells, and have the potential to drastically change the treatment of conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and even paralysis.
So, what are stem cells?
Stem cells are those cells in our body that have the ability to change into all other cells, tissues organs and bone.
Did you know that our teeth have a reservoir of stem cells?

In 2003, scientists discovered stem cells in the pulp tissue that lives within our teeth. The best supply being in our baby teeth.

To say that we are excited about this is an understatement. This is why we are so pleased to have joined forces with Future Health BIOBANK. They are global leaders in the collection and storage of stem cells from human teeth for treating a variety of diseases.

Job loss threatened for Tooth Fairy
So, if your child has a wobbly baby tooth, rather than giving it to the tooth fairy, why don’t you call us for more information about how we can help protect their future health?

Disclosure: The High Street Dental Practice receives £250 for every one of our members who decides to store their teeth with Future Health BIOBANK. We will be passing every penny to Jigsaw 4 U.