Gentle Dental Cosmetic Dentist Salisbury. Whitening, Veneers      

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creating beautiful smiles with teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and other state of the art treatments.

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gentle dental, cosmetic dentist salisbury

teeth whitening
porcelain veneers
enamel reshaping
white fillings
dental implants
teeth polishing
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While lasers were at one time just material for science fiction writers, they’ve become a common part of our everyday life. They zap through your groceries, they open garage doors... and now they can detect wear and tear on your tooth’s surface before it becomes a cavity.

DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary new dental laser tool that safely and effectively detects changes that might not be visible on a traditional x-ray, even below your tooth’s surface. For example, DIAGNOdent can measure the natural fluorescence that is emitted by your teeth. Dental cavities actually present higher readings than healthy tooth tissue.

When this light source is directed at your tooth, anything unusual about the tooth’s surface – such as the beginnings of a surface breakdown, or the start of a cavity – causes a different type of light to be bounced back to the instrument. This light is transferred into an acoustic signal and the wavelength is then evaluated by the control unit. This lets us know what type of preventive treatment you might need. DIAGNOdent allows us to quickly catch what could later become a problem.

We want to ensure that every tooth remains yours for life, and that your visit to our practice is comfortable and pleasant. DIAGNOdent is a unique development that will not only reduce your need for x-rays; it will catch problems before they even get started.
The term “laser” stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation – a device that produces and amplifies light. Our laser’s wavelength has been precisely calibrated for soft-tissue applications.  The laser is excellent for cosmetic dentistry such as recontouring a “too gummy” smile.  Laser light can be focused into a tiny point to do very fine exact work with minimal swelling and less need for sutures. It is gentle on soft gum tissue and can stop bleeding from even the tiniest blood vessel
This leading-edge technology is just one more way that we’re making your visits more comfortable while increasing the level of care we provide.
    digital x rays
We learn a lot about your oral health through a visual examination of your teeth and gums. But even with 20/20 vision, there are things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Technological tools are invaluable in helping us detect potential trouble, and by far the most effective of these is the dental radiograph, or x-ray.

We offer our clients a new type of x-ray, the digital radiograph, which offers benefits beyond the traditional x-ray. We place a sensor that is about the size and shape of a domino on the inside of your cheek. It sends signals to a computer which are translated into large, crisp, electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums. The pictures can be enlarged and colored for clarification and are stored in your file for future reference.

Because digital radiographs require 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, you can relax ... the radiation is so low, you no longer have to wear a lead apron.

The digital radiograph makes it easier to detect, diagnose and plan treatment long before problems become visible to the naked eye. We’ll recommend digital radiographs periodically, as you need them. It’s the best and safest way to guard your smile against unexpected problems!


    air abrasion
Drill-less Dentistry - a gentler way to treat tooth decay
There’s a new alternative to the dental drill. It’s called – air abrasion – and it will make cavity care a lot more comfortable for many of our clients.

This new instrument works like an extremely precise miniature sandblaster. It sprays a stream of tiny particles too small to be seen with the naked eye gently and precisely onto the tooth to remove decay. The action is so gentle, the air abrasion allows us to treat decay at an earlier stage and without removing as much healthy tooth material. That means fewer crowns; and smaller fillings that last longer.

What clients like most about air abrasion is how good it feels. There’s none of the heat and vibration associated with traditional drilling. The most noticeable sound you’ll hear is the suction system picking up the loose particles from your mouth. And there’s none of the telltale whirring sound that puts many clients on edge – only a faint blowing like an aerosol being sprayed. Air abrasion is so gentle that it can often be used without anesthetic – no needle and no drill.

Of course it can’t do everything a drill can do – we still use traditional methods for treatments like preparing teeth for crowns and taking out silver-colored fillings. But air abrasion is ideal for removing cavities and getting teeth ready for white fillings. It also works wonders with many cosmetic procedures such as inlays, onlays and veneers. Air abrasion makes short work of applying protective sealants to kids’ teeth by cutting treatment time from minutes to seconds. Whatever job it’s given, the client-friendly air abrasion is sure to put a smile on your face.



air abrasion

HealOzone is a gentle, effective decay treatment that offers an alternative to the drill … without pain or side effects.
Ozone is used in industry to sterilise and it therefore follows that when it is applied to the tooth it will sterilise or kill the bacteria present.  After the Ozone is used we apply a remineralisating solution which in effect replaces the minerals leached form the tooth by the bacteria.  The soft carious area becomes hard again and the need for a large filling is averted.  In a way it can be described as healing the tooth.
We back this up with the use of a remineralising mouthwash and toothpaste at home.
    the wand
We know that some patients get more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle. In fact 50% of clients fear anesthetic syringes, according to recent surveys. That’s why we are very pleased to now perform anesthetic injections with The Wand™, a revolutionary computer-controlled local anesthesia system. The Wand represents the first major technological advance in anesthetic delivery since the syringe was first invented nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. After just one experience with The Wand, most clients fear and apprehension disappears. Even our youngest clients don’t seem to mind the injections administered with The Wand, and some even like to count the beeps which measure the amount of anesthetic they are receiving.

The source of most discomfort from traditional anesthetic injections isn’t the needle – it’s due to the flow of anesthetic being forced into your mouth tissues. A computer microprocessor inside The Wand automatically delivers anesthetic at an optimal flow rate regardless of tissue density. This ensures minimal awareness that the anesthetic is even being administered. Because The Wand can be positioned more accurately than a conventional needle, the onset of anesthesia is more rapid and it allows us to freeze individual teeth without the usual accompanying frozen tongue, lip, and face.

If the needle has been keeping you from your dental appointments … fear not! It may be called The Wand, but the newest and most advanced way to receive local anesthesia is no illusion!
    intra oral camera
One of the toughest jobs for a dentist is explaining that you need treatment to fix or prevent problems you can’t see or feel. Dental researchers have finally come up with a simple solution... seeing is believing!

A tiny video camera now makes it possible for you to see exactly what we are talking about. A hand-held camera the size of a pen videotapes problems such as a cavity or a fractured filling up close. The color pictures are instantly displayed on a chairside TV monitor so you can see what’s going on with your teeth and gums – magnified twenty or thirty times. You can even look at those hard-to-reach spots on the gumline where you may not be brushing or flossing enough.

Dental video imaging isn’t just a neat little techno-gimmick. When you see and understand what’s going on in your mouth, we can make better treatment decisions. Videotapes of your diagnosis and treatment visually document your progress. Visual records are a great asset for analysis, recordkeeping, and for explaining treatment plans. But the most exciting plus is that the intraoral camera can highlight more than just problems. Using a special imaging computer, we can show you exactly what cosmetic and restorative options can do for your smile – in living color.


intra oral camera

    florida probe
The Florida Probe is a hand-held device that allows us to complete a simple or comprehensive periodontal (gum) exam. This great new system charts your progress showing us, and you, changes over time. It also “talks” … calling out pocket depths during the exam and even produces client education movies and handouts, printouts of the periodontal chart, a comprehensive risk assessment summary, and client diagnosis sheets which outline the proposed treatment.
    © Gentle Dental 2008             Dr Rob Jukes B.D.S. ( Birm), Castle Mews, 29 Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 1YY