How We Are Working To Be A Greener Practice

Written by Luke Whitaker

A lot of the time a chipped tooth can be repaired, without the need for extensive treatments. We suggest seeking treatment as soon as you can as this can prevent any further damage to your teeth. Should you be in pain, then over-the-counter medicines can be taken to help relieve this. Should the pain be extreme you should make this clear to our team and an emergency appointment can be arranged. When it comes to fixing your chipped tooth if only a small piece of enamel is chipped off, our dentists may be able to repair any damage using a bonded tooth coloured filling. This applies to all tooth surfaces whether at the font or on the back teeth..

The procedure is a simple one and we usually won’t have any need to numb the tooth or surrounding gums. A liquid will be applied at first, which will etch the surface of the tooth, allowing the bonding material to stick to it. Following this, an adhesive substance, followed by a resin that matches the natural colour of your tooth will be applied. A bright blue light is then used to harden the resin and ensure that it stays in place.

In addition to this, we became one of the first Exeter dentists to provide both vegan and plastic free silk dental floss. Helping you to also tackle the vast amount of waste that is produced from daily flossers; something that our dentists advise is your routine. Further exciting internal investment and advancements have also meant that we now are able to do many procedures digitally, including that of taking impressions on your teeth for future treatment. This previously would use many chemicals, which our latest technology is able to help us to cut down upon. As well as erasing the need to have the impression materials in your mouth, which many previously found undesirable.

And finally, this month we were contacted by TePe, the well known interdental brush brand. Excitingly we have become the first to help them trial their new recycling initiative. Allowing us to be the only Exeter dentist that can provide you with a location to come and drop off your used and rinsed TePe brushes. These recycled brushes will then be taken to an incinerator, generating energy for heating and bottom ash for road and car park surfacing. We hope that this has given you a good insight into how as an Exeter dentist, we are doing our part to help the city and wider society be greener. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the above-mentioned products please do click here to get in contact with us.

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