Mouth Cancer Action Month 2017

November is Mouth Cancer Action month. the charity’s aim is to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms while encouraging everybody to discuss them with their dental professional. Mouth cancer can occur on the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat as well as in the mouth.

The disease has grown by a third in the last decade and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years. 7000 people in the UK were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. Early detection could save your life. If you notice any changes in your mouth please speak to a dentist or doctor immediately.

Most cases of mouth cancer are linked to tobacco and alcohol. Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking are the main forms of tobacco use in the UK. However, the traditional ethnic habits of chewing tobacco, betel quid, gutkha and paan are particularly dangerous.

The Blue Lip Selfie encourages everyone to wear blue lips as a visible sign of support for mouth cancer.

Visit our Facebook page for more information on this years Mouth Cancer action month campaign.

Movember 2017

Dr Neel is supporting this year’s Movember foundation campaign by not shaving for the month of November. We will be collecting donations at the practice or you can donate online:

The Movember Foundation addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Their aim is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by the year 2030.

For more information about the Movember Foundation visit their website:


Bruxism awareness week 2017

Approximately 8-10% percent of the population clench or grind their teeth. Signs and symptoms of clenching and grinding, also called bruxism are:

  • Teeth grinding or clenching, which may be loud enough to wake up your sleep partner
  • Sleep disruption
  • Teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose
  • Worn tooth enamel, exposing deeper layers of your tooth
  • Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely
  • Jaw, neck or face pain or soreness
  • Pain that feels like an earache, though it’s not a problem with your ear
  • Dull headache starting in the temples
  • Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheek


Many people grind their teeth in sleep but some of them grind their teeth in day time also. Many of them are not aware of their bruxism.  It is often a family members who sleep with you who are ones that will inform you about your bruxism as they are disturbed with the sound caused by your teeth grinding.

Treating Bruxism

It is important you see your dentist if you suffer from any of the different signs and symptoms of bruxism. We offer a free consultation to discuss available treatment for you as an individual at Hello Dental. This can range from a small comfortable mouth guard to wear at night or new technology such as the Cerezen ear plug which treats jaw pain and symptoms associated with teeth grinding and clenching. Call us today to make an appointment 01206 589777

Hygienist Trishna’s Sensitive Toothpaste Tips….

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental problems and can range from getting a mild twinge to severe discomfort that can last several hours.

Keep in mind the following tips  if you suffer from the problem and start using sensitive toothpaste:

  • Don’t rinse after brushing for at least 30 minutes. This allows a thin coating of toothpaste to remain on the teeth and provide the relief it is designed to give you.
  • Use the toothpaste like an ointment for particularly sensitive teeth. Simply use a pea sized amount of the past and rub onto the affected tooth surface. This can be done at any time even if its a different time to brushing to provide extra relief.

Remember these toothpastes can take anything from a few days to several weeks to take effect so use the toothpaste long term and experiment with different brands till you find the one which works for you.

Introducing hd Aesthetics

As part of our facial rejuvenation treatments list, we are now introducing facial peels.

What is a peel and what results should I expect?

Neostrata pro system is a highly effective superficial peeling system used by medical skincare professionals that is clinically proven to achieve outstanding and predictable results in skincare.

AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) help loosen and remove dead surface layers of skin to exfoliate and smooth skin as well as provide deeper anti-ageing effects. The peel treatment is a specific technique for skin renewal. A high concentration of AHA is applied to the skin for a short period of time and then chemically neutralised to end the treatment.

This procedure helps to remove the damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing FRESH skin, stimulating cell turnover and encouraging anti-ageing effects in the deeper skin layers.

We recommend a series of peels which can help the skin appear healthier, smoother, plumper, firmer less oily and more even toned with fewer acne blemishes.

AHA peels have the advantage of being nontoxic and are used for superficial peeling of skin because they require little recovery time. They are usually done in a series of 4 -6 treatments with 4 weeks in between each treatment.

What kind of improvement can I expect?

The following are the types of improvements that can be expected with the Neostrata Prosystem.

  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Evening of skin tone and lightened discolorations
  • Diminished appearance of pore size
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Reduced appearance of blemishes in acne prone skin
  • Visual softening of shallow acne scars
  • Increased skin glow or radiance

How long is recovery after peel?

Often there is no noticeable healing or recovery time and skin looks and feels normal afterwards within a few hours to a day. For some people the healing/recovery time can be longer- A few days to a week. You can only wear mineral based make up immediately after treatment, although we would recommend not to wear make up until the following day.

Can anyone be treated with a peel?

Although all skin types can be treated with the Neostrata Prosystem, your physician or skincare professional will determine if it is right for you after discussing your medical history skin sensitivities and peel expectations.


If you would like any information about facial peels or to make an appointment please contact us via telephone or email.

Our new Facial Rejuvenating treatments

Find out about the newest generation of the liquid plasma face lift.

This 100% Natural treatment harnesses your body’s own natural healing ability to rejuvenate your skin at a deeper level.

Vampire Face lifts were much talked about and extensvely used by many celebrities for a more natural look and rejuvenation… This Plasma Rich in Growth Factors takes everything good about the Vampire face lift and gets rid of the bad… It delivers minimal to no downtime and little discomfort.

Our exclusive Plasma system is used widely in Medicine, Surgery and Aesthetic Anti-ageing treatments and has a very extensive published evidence base of its efficacy.

Facial Aesthetics Open Evening

Hello Dental are inviting you to come along and enjoy our Open Evening for our Facial Aesthetics

The night will include an amazing raffle, some live demonstations, canapés and fizz.

Come along and bring a friend so you don’t miss out on some amazing offers!

For more information please contact us on 01206 589777.


Facial Rejuvenating Treatments At Hello Dental

Although we are widely recognised for our expertise in dentistry Hello Dental also offers  safe, highly effective anti-wrinkle treatments to help soften lines and wrinkles, and boost confidence.

What does the treatment involve?

Treatment is carried out by our qualified facial aesthetics practitioner Dr Neel Sanghavi. As a dental professional his training means he has an in depth knowledge of facial anatomy and muscles which means you are less likely to  have side effects and adverse reactions from misplacement of Botulin Toxin or dermal fillers. The initial stage is a free consultation to discuss not only the procedure in full but your hopes and expectations, and the benefits of the different treatments available to achieve the best results for you.

Botulin Toxin

Areas that can be treated:

  • Frown Lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Forehead Lines


The treatment involves a series of very small injections, so small that patients often describe the treatment as pain free. It takes an average of 2-3 weeks to see the maximum effects of your treatment, but most people notice a difference within a few days. Results last on average for 3-4 months.

At Hello Dental we legally prescribe wrinkle smoothing toxins Botox, Azzalure and Bocouture so you can be assured we have sourced our supplies from reputable distributors.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work by adding support and volume. Treatment is much more variable so our enhancement techniques are tailored to each individual.

Results are visible immediately and last for 6-12 months dependent on the product used. At Hello Dental we use Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane fillers.


For further information, prices or to book a consultation please contact us on  01206 589777 or via email at

Caring For Teeth With Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong, plus giving it the shape and appearance of a natural looking tooth. Dental crowns are also known as caps. Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have broken, cracked, or have been weakened by decay, have a very large filling, have been root canal treated or be used as the final restoration for a dental implant.


When you go home, you can treat your crown as though it were your natural tooth. A crowned tooth is protected from decay, except for the gum line. You should continue an effective oral hygiene with routine of brushing twice a day and cleaning in-between your teeth daily. When you brush, the bristles cannot reach between your teeth. So, without cleaning in-between the teeth, you are missing around 30-40% of the surfaces of your teeth.

It’s important you visit your dentist for regular check-ups to have your crown and teeth assessed and the dental hygienist who will guide you to improve your oral hygiene and clean under the gum level where you cannot reach with your tooth brush.