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At La Retraite Jersey Dental Care we understand that taking a preventative approach to oral health helps create healthier, happier mouths with fresher, brighter smiles. Our team works with you, to solve existing problems and set in place the foundations for long-term health and maintenance, helping you smile with confidence.
We respect you as an individual. As experts in advanced restorative dentistry, we use non-invasive methods wherever possible, supported by the latest equipment in which we have invested, making La Retraite Jersey Dental Care one of the leading practices in the Channel Islands.
From your initial consultation, through to treatment and aftercare, we are here to support and care for you, and your family.
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"The best Birthday present from my Mum ever. Thank you for being gentle, I love my new front teeth!
I haven't stopped smiling at everyone."
"Peter and his team have made my dental visits much less stressful for me. Their procedures and professionalism ensure I have a more relaxed attitude when I need treatment."
"Dear Derik, My thanks to you and your team for great dental care and also for your kindness to me.
I appreciate it very much!"
"I have always been afraid of the Dentist’s chair, however under the care of Peter and his team I feel so much more relaxed. Peter takes the time to explain to me exactly what he is about to do, allows me time to calm and compose myself if I become nervous during the treatment.
He always ensures my comfort by allowing the treatment to progress at my pace. Both Peter and this nursing staff are always friendly and chatty making my visits to the dentist, as a nervous patient, far more bearable."
"Just a note to thank you for your professional and caring service during my recent surgery."
"Thanks you so much for all your hard work, you really are a credit to your profession and each other.
Great Team. Thank you."
"Many thanks for doing the composite restoration so promptly. I am grateful for your care and skill over the years. Good wishes."
Taking preventative measures helps reduce the need for more
invasive dental procedures.
Oral cleaning requirements differ from person to person and change through each life stage so it is essential to get the right advice. Talk to your dentist about the type of brush, toothpaste and additional cleaning products that will suit your personal needs to help support a
Achieving effective cleaning relies on regularity and technique so whilst brushing twice daily is required, using the appropriate pressure for the correct length of time is essential for efficacy. Your tongue is an important factor too. Taking time to review your cleaning technique with your dentist periodically will help you maintain healthier teeth and gums between visits.
Care of your toothbrush is important in reducing the transfer of bacteria to where it’s not wanted. Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after use and allow to air-dry naturally. Change your toothbrush every 2-3 months to keep bacteria levels in check and ensure cleaning is effective.
Regular check-ups help spot potential problems early but knowing what regular should be is entirely individual. For some, this will be more or less frequent than others, talk to your dentist about your personal needs and schedule your check-ups accordingly.
As well as regular cleaning it is important to take notice of any soreness, redness or irritation highlighting a potential dental problem such as gum disease or mechanical wear.
Getting to know how your whole mouth, including the tongue, normally looks will also help you spot any changes in colouration or texture. Your dentist can talk you through the kind of changes that may need
If you are a regular drinker of fresh fruit juices, diet drinks and some herbal teas, you may be feeling the physical health benefits but regular exposure to the acid and sugars may be causing damage to your tooth enamel. Take a preventative approach; clean twice daily and chew a sugar-free gum after drinking to help improve saliva production.
Your breath is a key indication of what’s going on inside your mouth and, aside from food odours associated with digestion, ‘bad’ odours should be taken seriously. Bad breath can be caused by lodged food, plaque and tartar or be an indication of more serious issues. Breathe fresheners mostly mask odour rather than help establish or treat the cause. It can impact your overall confidence and we understand that it can be a sensitive issue. But it is a very common condition that is often
Talk to your dentist to arrange a ‘halimeter’ consultation for a full assessment. This quick and painless procedure measures the activity of volatile-free sulphurs, the compounds responsible for the odours. Once measured, we can discuss the best treatment options with you, to ensure that your mouth is healthy and oral hygiene is up to scratch.
Diabetes and oral health
Keeping teeth and gums in good health is important to us all but if you have diabetes, there are some additional things to consider.
Regular check-ups are essential in keeping your mouth healthy as they help to pick up early signs of damage or disease, enabling quicker treatment to commence. Bi-annual visits are recommended but we can advise you further depending on your own personal health needs.
If you are a new patient or your condition changes over time, you should let your hygienist and dentist know that you have the condition.
Brushing should be done twice daily with a soft bristled, round-headed toothbrush to avoid mechanical damage to the gums. Brushing should be gentle but thorough to help eliminate bacteria. Your dentist or hygienist can help you develop an appropriate technique.
Gum disease is more likely if you have diabetes and bacterial infections can interfere with glucose levels. You may also be more prone to oral thrush and experience a drier mouth, reducing saliva output and increasing the risk of cavities. It is essential to routinely check the health of your mouth visually in between dental appointments and talk to your dentist if further advice is needed.
Inspect your gums regularly checking for any change in colour or ulceration. Healthy gums should appear pink without swelling or any irritation. Swollen, red or bleeding gums could be a sign of ‘gingivitis’(the early stages of gum disease) so book in for a check up and we can talk to you about effective cleaning techniques that keep gums healthy.
If your gums are pale and have been for some time, this may be an indicator of an underlying health problem such as anaemia. It can also be an indicator of gum disease - so a visit for a check-up is essential.
Having sensitive teeth can prove extremely painful and can affect many aspects of your daily life such as eating and drinking and brushing your teeth. You may be sensitive to heat, cold, or even to the air.
Teeth become sensitive when either the enamels wears down or gums recede, so exposing tiny microscopic tubes which lie in the layer of tooth directly underneath the enamel.
As well as changing your toothpaste brand and brushing style (you may be being too hard oin your teeth!), sensitivity could also be a sign of a cavity of infection in the pulp of your teeth (the soft tissue in the centre of a tooth), so it’s best to get it checked out.
Call us today and we’ll book you in to check there’s nothing wrong, and chat with you about the best ways to reduce sensitivity.
Jaw, neck, shoulder and headache relief with Cerezen
More than 12% of adults suffer from chronic facial pain, jaw pain, headaches or neck and shoulder stiffness. These can all be related to a condition called TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) which involves pain or tenderness in the muscles and / or joints which control the movement of your jaw.
We most probably do not associate this with anything to so with needing to visit a dentist; but at La Retraite Jersey Dental Care we offer a unique, non-invasive medical device called Cerezen.
Custom made to fit your ears, Cerezen is discreet, comfortable and the most advanced and unique treatment available for TMD. Cerezen can be worn day or night, does not adversely affect your speech or hearing and has no long-term side effects.
Give us a call today and make an appointment to discuss your symptoms. Cerezen might just be the solution you have been looking for.
Sleep happier with snoring prevention
The common problem of snoring can hinder the quality of sleep for yourself and for those around you and whilst you may not feel it's a dental issue, our team knows that support from us can help.
Our methods reduce or eliminate snoring to give you, and your partner, a more restful night’s sleep. Our services can help get those little things back on track. Talk to us to see how we can help.
Jaw problems and jaw grinding
Jaw grinding is when people often subconsciously grind their teeth as they clench their jaw. Often associated with stress, it is a habit which is easily formed but not so easy to get rid of.
Known as ‘Bruxism’, it can cause jaw pain and discomfort, headaches and earache. You can also experience a ‘locked’ jaw or a ‘popping’ sound when you open your mouth.
You could also clench your teeth but not grind them. Whilst it doesn’t wear your teeth down so much, it can equally lead to experiencing pain.
With some people this condition simply disappears over time; but for persistent clenching/grinding – if not treated, will wear away the enamel on your teeth over time; and this can lead to other dental problems later down the line.
From fitting a mouth guard, to other non-invasive techniques, we are happy to discuss the best ways with you to get rid of this troublesome ‘habit’ which you may not even be aware is happening.
Pregnancy can be an exciting time and want you have so much to plan for, you’re all health maybe one of the last things you’re thinking about. But it’s more important than ever to pay close attention to your dental health in this time.
That’s because hormone changes during pregnancy can affect your oral health and many pregnant women notice that their gums are red, inflamed and sometimes blead when they brush their teeth.
The swelling and inflamed gums are referred to as ‘pregnancy gingivitis‘and can start as soon as the second month of pregnancy. The hormone progesterone can be around 10 times higher than normal during pregnancy, affecting the body’s response to toxins as a result of plaque build-up. Women are therefore more susceptible to developing periodontal disease when these hormonal fluctuations occur.
"We offer the very highest standards in routine and cosmetic dentistry, from a simple check-up to full cosmetic makeover."
Dr Derik Mare
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