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Sore Gums

Sore Gums : WHAT’S THE STORY? What colour are healthy gums as opposed to tender gums? Healthy gums should look firm and pink, although they may be a shade darker at the sides of the mouth or a shade lighter around the teeth themselves. And don’t forget that some people’s gums may just naturally be […]

Dental Problems

COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS: WHAT’S THE STORY? DENTAL PROBLEMS – Why do my teeth hurt when I wake up in the morning? If you constantly wake up tired or with aching jaws after a seemingly good night’s sleep, you may be grinding your teeth in the night. This can wear away your precious enamel, leaving you […]

Exeter Dentists & Amalgam Fillings

Exeter Dentists & AMALGAM FILLINGS: WHAT’S THE STORY? What are silver fillings made of? Amalgam fillings – also often called silver, black or metal fillings – are made of a mixture (an amalgam) of mercury along with various other metals. They have been used to fill cavities for over 150 years and extensive research has […]

Dental Bonding

DENTAL BONDING: WHAT’S THE STORY? What is bonding for your teeth? As the name suggests, during the procedure a special material – a tooth-coloured composite resin – is bonded to teeth to restore, rebuild, widen or lengthen them. It can be used it to improve the appearance of teeth which are broken, chipped or worn […]

Internal Teeth Whitening

INTERNAL TEETH WHITENING: WHAT’S THE STORY?   What is internal teeth whitening? As the name suggests, internal whitening is when the inside rather than the outside of the tooth is whitened. We seal off the root canal and drill a small hole in the back of the tooth. The patient then uses a syringe to […]

Yellow Teeth

YELLOW TEETH: WHAT’S THE STORY? Yellow Teeth – What does it all mean? It could mean any of the following: 1) Your teeth are simply naturally yellowish or off-white; 2) Your teeth are stained (for example from tea, coffee or smoking); 3) You have a build-up of plaque or tartar; 4) You’ve worn away your […]

Teeth Implant

TEETH IMPLANT – MORE TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE STORY? What happens if you don’t replace a missing tooth? If you don’t replace a missing tooth, it can have a negative impact on your jaw, gums as well as other teeth. Once a tooth is removed, the bone that once held it will eventually start to […]

Invisalign Brace

INVISALIGN BRACE TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE TORY? Exeter Platinum Provider How long does it take for Invisalign Brace to start working? Many of our patients start to see a difference within the first few weeks. But be warned that teeth will start to move back if you don’t continue wearing your aligners as directed, ie […]

Bleeding Gums In Exeter

BLEEDING GUM : WHAT’S THE STORY?   How often should you get your teeth cleaned at dentist to prevent a bleeding gum? As ever, you should follow the advice of your dentist or hygienist, but most patients need to have their teeth professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months to help prevent bleeding gums. However, […]

Exeter Dental Implants

EXETER DENTAL IMPLANT –  MORE TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE STORY? What happens if you don’t replace a missing tooth? Exeter Dental Implants – If you don’t replace a missing tooth, it can have a negative impact on your jaw, gums as well as other teeth. Once a tooth is removed, the bone that once held […]

Replacement Teeth

Replacement teeth: WHAT’S THE STORY?   Is it possible to have an entire jaw of implants? If you’ve been dreading the thought of having full dentures, believing they’re the only option for replacement teeth, then think again. The revolutionary All on 4™ system allows you to replace a whole arch of teeth, top or bottom, […]

Invisalign Facts

INVISALIGN FACTS: TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE STORY?   How long does it take for Invisalign to start working? Invisalign facts: Many of our patients start to see a difference within the first few weeks. But be warned that teeth will start to move back if you don’t continue wearing your aligners as directed, ie morning […]

Looking after my braces

LOOKING AFTER MY BRACES: WHAT’S THE STORY?   What should you avoid eating with braces as I am looking after my braces? Generally, avoid foods that are sticky (toffees, gummy sweets), hard (nuts, crisps, ice), chewy (bread, bagels) or crunchy (popcorn), as well as foods you have to bite into (corn on the cob, whole […]

Stay Safe – Facial Cosmetics Open Day! September 11th 3.30 to 7.00 PM

Stay Safe – Facial Cosmetics OPEN EVENING September 11th 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm  The Whyte House Cosmetic Clinic. 89 Fore Street Topsham EX3 0HQ Hosted by Charlotte Thompson. Aesthetics Practitioner. Learn about “Safe facial Cosmetics” in a sterile clean environment! ≈Reserve my space now!≈ Live demonstrations and up to £100 discounts on treatments booked on the night. That […]

Inman Aligner Brace

INMAN ALIGNER BRACE TOP QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE STORY? How long do Inman Aligner Brace take? As the Inman Aligner Brace is specifically designed to straighten the front four teeth only, treatment times are surprisingly quick, averaging around 6 to 13 weeks, although the majority of cases complete within just 8 weeks. However, the length of […]

Cleaning between teeth

CLEAN BETWEEN TEETH: WHAT’S THE STORY? Is it really necessary to floss and cleaning between teeth? In a word: yes – please clean between teeth. Each tooth has 5 surfaces: front, back, 2 sides and the cutting or chewing surface. So, if you don’t clean between your teeth, you’re missing 2 of the 5 and […]

acid wear

ACID WEAR EROSION OR ACID WEAR: WHAT’S THE STORY?   What is acid wear and erosion? Even though enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it can still be worn away through repeated exposure to acid from food and drinks, from bacteria breaking down food residue or plaque build-up due to poor oral […]

Tooth Implants

Implants:  PROS AND CONS: WHAT’S THE STORY? What are the benefits of tooth implants? Implants (Dental), when fitted with a crown or bridge, is the closest thing to getting your own teeth back, as the implant acts as the missing tooth root and the crown or bridge as the teeth themselves. What are the advantages […]

Inman Brace

INMAN ALIGNER™ ‘SPEED BRACE’: WHAT’S THE STORY?   What is an Inman Aligner? The Inman™ ‘Speed Brace’ is a quick and simple way of straightening your 4 front teeth, either upper or lower. In a matter of weeks, it can treat mild to moderate cases of protruding, crowded or gapping teeth. Most of our patients […]

Dental Fear

DENTAL FEAR: WHAT’S THE STORY? What causes Dental Fear? Dental Fear or fear of the dentist can stem from any number of things but, typically, bad childhood experiences, worries it will hurt or simply assuming the worst if it’s a long time since you last came in. Because many of us often only go to […]

Dental Implants

DENTAL IMPLANTS TOP 5 QUESTIONS Why are dental implants used? Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth almost permanently and are one of  the most researched areas of dentistry. Implants can be used to fill gaps, from a single crown to a full-arch replacement bridge, or to hold loose dentures permanently […]

Invisible Braces

STRAIGHTENING FRONT TEETH ONLY with Invisible Braces. WHAT’S THE STORY? Can you get Invisible braces on just your front teeth? Yes, we offer 3 main options to straighten front teeth only: 1) The removable Inman™ ‘Speed Brace’ to straighten your front 4 top or bottom teeth only; 2) Removable clear aligners (Invisible braces), like transparent […]

Cosmetic White Fillings

TOOTH COLOURED FILLINGS: WHAT’S THE STORY? Is a tooth coloured filling better than silver? White or tooth coloured fillings and silver amalgam fillings each have their pros and cons. The huge benefit of cosmetic fillings is that they can be coloured-matched, meaning they can blend in with your natural teeth whereas silver fillings are more […]

All on 4 Dental Implants

ALL ON 4™ FULL ARCH REPLACEMENT: WHAT’S THE STORY? All on 4 : What are the alternatives to dentures? If you’re struggling with only a few teeth – or no teeth at all – to avoid having a denture, All on 4™ could be the answer. All on 4™ is a revolutionary new system which […]

Adult braces

ADULT BRACES: FIXED CERAMIC BRACES: WHAT’S THE STORY? Which is better when we talk about adult braces – metal or ceramic braces? Both fixed metal adult braces and ceramic braces work in the same way, applying constant pressure to teeth, meaning they can achieve very similar results. Which one is ‘better’ largely depends on what […]

Bleeding Gums – Gingivitis

Bleeding Gums – Tooth brushing and cleaning – What’s the story? Bleeding Gums. Are electric toothbrushes better than manual brushes at combating the bleeding gums? Both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at cleaning teeth as long as you 1) Use the right technique (ie thoroughly brushing all tooth surfaces but not too hard) and […]

All on 4 dental implants

All On 4 dental implants : WHAT’S THE STORY? All on 4 dental implants: Can dentures be fixed in place? Yes, all on 4 dental implants, the great news is that there’s now a fantastic new option which allows a denture to be permanently fixed in place, using dental implants. A specially designed denture can […]

Adult Braces Exeter

ADULT BRACES EXETER : WHAT’S THE STORY? What type of adult braces Exeter are available? Adult Braces Exeter : More and more adults are opting for the latest removable braces now that traditional metal ‘train- tracks’ are no longer the only option. Ones like Invisalign® ‘invisible braces’ and clear aligners are like clear gumshields, so […]

Bad breath

BAD BREATH WORRY: WHAT’S THE STORY? Bad breath worry! Is very common. In a nutshell: eating smelly foods, poor brushing/flossing, dehydration, bacterial build-up on braces or dentures, gum disease, using an old toothbrush. What causes bad breath even after brushing? The biggest cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene: if food particles get left […]

Dental Implants Exeter. What’s the story?

DENTAL IMPLANTS EXETER: WHAT’S THE STORY? What is the best option for replacing missing teeth? Dental implants (In Exeter) is the most advanced way of replacing a missing tooth: it involves the surgical placement of a tiny titanium screw in the jawbone to act as the missing tooth root onto which a colour-matched crown is […]

Invisalign Braces

Invisalign Clear Braces What are Invisalign Clear Braces? Invisalign Invisalign braces removable ‘Invisible Braces’ straighten whole sets of upper or lower teeth using custom-made aligners – like transparent gum-shields – rather than fixed metal braces. I don’t want to look like I’m wearing braces! Don’t worry! The Invisalign braces are like clear mouth-guards, custom-made using a […]

Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia. Dental Phobia : What’s The Story?  Dental Phobia is the fear of going to the dentist, for whatever reason. For many people, a trip to see the dentist is hardly the highlight of the calendar, stemming from any number of things: bad childhood experiences, worries it’ll hurt or simply assuming the worst because […]

Cleaning Teeth

Cleaning Teeth  What are we talking about with regard to cleaning teeth? Cleaning teeth: The importance of keeping your teeth as clean as possible to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This starts with brushing twice a day for at least two minutes. Electric or manual toothbrush when cleaning teeth? Electric toothbrushes have been shown to […]

Childrens dentist

Childrens dentist– what’s the story? Childrens dentist. What are your tips for brushing? As soon as the first teeth start coming through, from six months, use a children’s toothbrush with a smear of toothpaste. gentle coaxing is the key. If all else fails, get the toothpaste on their teeth with your finger: basically, the toothbrush […]

Enamel Tooth Wear

Enamel Erosion – What’s the Story? What is Enamel erosion? Enamel erosion or enamel wearing away issues relate to the irreversible loss of tooth surface, initially the enamel, by acids in what we eat and drink. Even though enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it can still be lost through repeated exposure […]

Why Dermal Fillers Continue To Grow In Popularity  

Dermal Fillers Non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments are becoming an increasingly popular way of keeping signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, and deep folds at bay. Dermal fillers is one such treatment that yields natural and subtle results. We explore some of the other reasons why dermal fillers are a great answer to ageing. Dermal […]

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth Sensitive Teeth – What are we talking about? Sensitive teeth is one of the most common dental problems – teeth feeling sensitive, generally to hot, cold or sweet things. it may range from a mild twinge to severe discomfort lasting several hours. A tooth can become sensitive if the dentine layer under the […]

Bad Breath

Bad breath  Bad breath – What are we talking about? Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem which most of us will have suffered from or worried about at one time or another. It is frequently simply caused by external factors – eating smelly foods like garlic or curry, or smoking. If that’s not […]

Dental Implants – The Best Option For A Missing Tooth

Tooth Replacement         Tooth replacement by Dental implants are considered to be the next best thing to a real tooth as they mimic function as well as aesthetic by replacing your tooth’s root – something that cannot be achieved with dentures.  Tooth replacement Dental implants become a permanent part of you Dental implants are […]

Dentistry Exeter

Dentistry Exeter: And their top tips Dentistry Exeter “Top Tips” For fresh breath and a kissable mouth, be sure to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day (and before a date!), floss, use mouthwash and avoid strong-smelling foods like garlic and curry. Remember that bad breath is generally caused by bacteria breaking down […]

The Importance Of Regular Dentist Visits & Affordable Private Dentistry At The Whyte House

Regular Dental Exams It has been reported that half of UK adults have not been to the dentist in two years. Annual and bi-annual check-ups are indispensable in preventing problems that you may not be able to spot yourself at home and it’s important to remember that there are numerous dental-related issues that present no […]

Top 5 reasons to have dental Implants

Tooth Implants Tooth Implants :Top 5 reasons to have dental implants Introduction to a Tooth implant:  Dental Implant Web Site Always make sure you are sure about wanting to have a Tooth implants. A good source of information see below. Click on the dental implant link. https://www.dentalhealth.org/dental-implants Also make sure you have investigated the surgeon carrying out […]

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Dental Veneers: What are they? Dental Veneers are thin but strong slips of porcelain that are bonded to the tooth surface to change the shape and colour of the tooth. If more than one tooth requires treatment, then a smile can be completely transformed. Basically, porcelain replaces the damaged/dark/poorly shaped tooth. What happens? […]

Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia Dental Phobia is the fear of going to the dentist, for whatever reason. For many people, a trip to see the dentist is hardly the highlight of the calendar, stemming from any number of things: bad childhood experiences, worries it’ll hurt or simply assuming the worst because you haven’t visited for so long. […]

Gum Shields

Gum Shield or Sports mouth guards Gum Shields: What’s The Story? Gum shield or mouth guards are moulded vinyl covers that protect and cushion the teeth and soft tissues. they are designed to be worn whilst playing various sports to limit or prevent mouth-related injuries, chipped or broken teeth or even tooth loss. they are […]

White Dental Fillings

Cosmetic white fillings Cosmetic White Fillings:What’s The Story? White fillings which are shade-matched to your natural tooth colour so they look like they’re part of the original tooth and don’t stand out. Cosmetic fillings now come in a wide range of shades and degrees of translucency, meaning they can be readily matched to the existing […]

Inman Aligner

Inman Aligner Inman Aligner: What’s the Story? Inman Aligner. There’s no simpler way to boost your looks than to smile. A great smile makes you look and feel healthier and happier and can take the edge off awkward or stressful moments. It’s easy, and it not only benefits us, it also makes others feel at ease. […]

Botox

Botox Injections Real Patients real results using Botox injections and filler. https://thewhytehouse.com/testimonials/ Botox Injections : What’s the Story? Botox injections is short for ‘botulinum toxin’ and is a purified form of the toxin, albeit only used in very small quantities. This is probably what scares people along with pictures of celebrities with frozen expressions and the […]

Loose Fitting Dentures

Loose Fitting Dentures Loose fitting dentures! What is the story? Contact us today +441392877494 Loose fitting dentures – what’s the story? The main reasons why dentures work loose and what you, and your dentist or clinical dental technician, can do to help. The tricky thing with loose fitting dentures is that there’s not much for […]

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover Smile makeover – what’s the story? A smile makeover is the process a patient goes through to improve their smile. It can range from whitening and a few white fillings to teeth straightening and veneers or crowns. Why have a smile makeover? The smile is key to how we look and feel about […]

Gaps between teeth

Gaps between teeth What are we talking about when we say gaps between teeth? Teeth that are not perfectly in line and touching each other, either due to genetics, dental problems or tooth loss. It’s the opposite of dental crowding where teeth overlap and are crooked. For some people, including celebrities such as Madonna and […]

Dermal Fillers

Lip Fillers Lip Fillers, what are they? Lip Fillers are natural or synthetic substances injected into the skin to produce a ‘plumping’ effect, giving back the fullness lost naturally with age. they’re mainly used to soften deep lines and folds in the lower face, especially nose-to-mouth and mouth-to-chin lines as well as frown lines between […]

Dental Crown

Dental Crowns Dental Crowns: What’s the story?  Dental crowns (or ‘cap’) is a tooth-shaped covering that fits over a badly decayed or broken down tooth or dental implant. it can improve the strength and/or appearance of a tooth. Why have one? Dental Crowns are the ideal dental restoration for broken teeth or ones weakened by […]

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges Dental Bridges. What’s the story? Dental bridges replace missing teeth by using the teeth either side of the gap as anchors. patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons including decay, gum disease and trauma. Why have one? Dental bridges can, in certain cases, be a really good alternative to implants or dentures. […]

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening What are my choices when considering Teeth Whitening?  There are various Teeth Whitening systems available, each offering slightly different results, with a range of prices that reflect this. Some are carried out by the dentist, others by you at home. But you get what you pay for! Any examples? The Zoom system is […]

Dental Implants

Teeth Implants Teeth Implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed in the jaw bone to hold a crown/tooth shape to restore missing teeth or to hold troublesome dentures in place. Under suitable conditions, the bone fuses with the implant, known as osseointegration. Our expert uses many implant systems. Nobel Biocare is one of the […]

Invisalign Exeter

Invisalign In Exeter  We recognise perfectly straight teeth can not only enhance your smile and self-esteem, but it can also prevent many dental problems. Misaligned teeth or ‘malocclusion’, as it is referred to in medical terms, can result in significant oral and dental problems including but not limited to gum damage and bad breath. Teeth […]

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