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The last 8 years have been a transitional time for our Principal Dentist and Practice Manager– Dr Glenn Steffin and Michelle Steffin. It’s been an amazing journey to build two Dental Clinic’s.
Each year we enter a number of awards, we are very proud of our team. So far this year we have entered Dr. Steffin into Dentist of the Year, we’ve entered him into this category before, where he’s come out with Finalist! We’re all looking forward to receiving a Winner! Our other entry has been Team of the Year, once again we’ve managed to gain Finalist’s positions.
Our positive energy has been channelled into giving our patients a first class experience when they visit us. Come along and see what we can achieve to make you smile with confidence.

Joanne Birch, Dental Receptionist

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Here at East Preston and Ferring dental clinic we offer ‘The Wand, in an effort to make sure our patients can have a pain free experience at the dentist every time.

The Wand is a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled primarily by a computer. This allows the injection to be slowly and steadily released, therefore more comfortable.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, feel free to talk to one of our dentists 

Chloe Collier, Dental Nurse.

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Visiting a dentist as a child should begin as young as possible, preferably shortly after cutting their first few baby teeth. Recommended for all ages groups, they should attend every 6 months or yearly if preferred. This way the dentist can monitor the child’s teeth for any problems, and hopefully prevent any from occurring or becoming worse.

During the visit, the dentist will not only assess the child’s teeth, but they will discuss with the parent and child important factors to keeping good oral health.

Things that might be discussed include- Good nutrition/Frequency of sugar intake, developmental milestones, oral habits (such as thumb sucking), fluoride needs and brushing advice/habits.

Chloe Collier, Dental Nurse.

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Maybe you are considering improving your smile? Whether you decide to focus on improving the aesthetics such as the colour, position, shape, size, alignment or just the overall appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is something both our dentists here at East Preston and Ferring dental clinic are very passionate about. There are many different solutions to achieving different goals, we would be more than happy to discuss any queries with you 

Whitening could improve your smile by lightening the overall appearance. This can achieve some very good results. However in some cases, teeth can be too discoloured and may secure a better result by covering with a crown/veneer.

Or maybe you have gaps where you have had teeth removed in the past, and this bothers you. There are a number or solutions to this situation, from fixed options such as a bridge or an implant, to a removable option such as a denture. The dentist can help and advise you on different options you could take.

Chloe Collier, Dental Nurse.

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If it’s been a while since you have seen a dentist or you are starting to notice any of the following signs/symptoms, then we would recommended seeing a dentist at your soonest convenience.

Pain or swelling in your mouth/neck/face.

Bleeding gums- maybe you have noticed blood when you brush your teeth?

Difficulty chewing or eating food.

Dry mouth- maybe you suffer with dry mouth? This can be a side effect of medication, but can have a negative effect on teeth/gums.

Bad breath- this is something that can make a lot of people very self-conscious, and should be checked by a dentist in case of an underlying issue.

Patches in the mouth/sores or ulcers that last- It is also a good idea to get a dentist to look at anything new you notice in the mouth that concerns you, or an ulcer that lasts for a week or more.

Jaw pain- whether this is just when you wake up in the morning or in general it could be a sign of a few things including an uneven bite.

Written by Chloe Collier, Dental Nurse.

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Looking to improve your Dental Routine? Here are a few tips we would recommend to improve your dental routine at home-

1) Brush your teeth twice a day-
Preferably before breakfast to help protect your teeth from acids in foods/drinks, and last thing before you go to bed at night.

2) Changing your toothbrush/toothbrush head roughly every 3 months (Even if it doesn’t look worn out) Toothbrushes accumulate a lot of nasty bacteria.

3) Fluoride toothpaste-
Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride as this helps to keep your teeth strong and avoids early onset of tooth decay.

4) Cleaning in-between your teeth-
There are many different products available such as floss, Tepes and interdental sticks. Cleaning in-between your teeth once a day could prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Lastly, making sure that you see a dentist at least twice a year, and preferably a hygienist. This will help to prevent your teeth/gums from needing as much treatment if any at all.

Written by Chloe Collier, Dental Nurse.