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We want you to have peace of mind about your dental visits, greater self-confidence and a healthier, brighter smile.
To discover more about what we have to offer or to arrange an appointment just give us a call 0114 248 0071.
We look forward to caring for your smile.
Here at Hackenthorpe Dental Health Centre our patients come first.
We know how a trip to the dentist can be a daunting experience, ultimately this can mean you avoid going, creating bigger problems and a lack of confidence about your smile.
Well, what we do is provide gentle dental care in a friendly relaxed environment. We coach you in the skills required to secure and maintain good dental health and give you access to a wide range of treatments to improve your smile.
This means trips to the dentist are more enjoyable, you’ll have fewer dental problems and you’ll have a greater understanding about the treatment you receive.
Before your next appointment
To prepare you for your next appointment please take a look at this flow chart. We’ve made some changes to the way that we’ll be seeing patients during the corona virus pandemic. These are for the safety of our patients and our staff during these unprecedented times.
I am very happy with the way my children are treated, they don’t mind coming to the dentists now. I heard a lot of good things about this dentists, so I swapped, it’s good to know they were all true.
Thank you all very much for your care and attention I have received since coming here. At last I am not afraid of coming to a dentist.
I just need to say a big thank you for being patient with me. I have a huge fear of needles and dentist work, today I had a nice needle (ha ha), than you Ally and all the staff – keep smiling xx
Mr Cadman has been out dentists for some years now, at Crookes and now here at Hackenthorpe. He’s like our brother, he’s so kind and very good at his job. The girls are all so very friendly and kind. they all make going to the dentist a pleasant experience and not so frightening.
For the first time in my life I don’t mind coming to the dentist. You could not find a better kinder more friendly man than Andy and the staff are lovely. They all make you feel at ease.
Everyone is always welcoming and cheerful. I am not a big fan of coming to the Dentists due to all the work I have had done, but coming here is reassuring and I don’t get nervous anymore. this is obviously due to the lovely staff. thanks very much.
Andrew qualified in Sheffield in 1989 and set up Hackenthorpe Dental Centre in 2000. He built the practice based on a reputation for helping anxious patients to overcome the fear of the dentist, by delivering dental care with a very …
Allison works as a Dental Therapist within the practice, providing patients with a range of services from routine hygiene work (scale and polish) through to fillings on adults and children. Allison is passionate about working with patients to prevent dental …
Debbie has worked at Hackenthorpe since 2001 and is a qualified dental nurse and practice manager with a Diploma in Dental Practice Management. Debbie is great at managing the dental practice as well as managing Andrew and a busy family …
Vicky has worked in dentistry for over 20 years as a fully qualified dental nurse. She has a wealth of experience and is also a qualified dental radiographer. Vicky is part of our very experienced reception team and she also …
We know that the most common dental problems today are tooth decay, gum disease and wear and tear. We know the causes and we know the ways to combat these causes. Our team at Hackenthorpe are ready to work with you to prevent these problems occurring with your teeth. Here’s our guide to some of the causes of these problems and what you can do today.
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The first visit can often be a daunting experience. You’ve no idea who you’re seeing and what they’re like and you don’t know what they’re going to find and you don’t know what they’re going to do to you.
What we do is to aim to make your first visit as easy as possible.
Your dentist will first of all ask some questions about yourself. It helps us to get to know a bit about you. We’ll ask about your medical history and your dental history including your past experiences, good and bad.
We’ll then carry out a thorough check up. We routinely check jaw joints and soft tissues of the head and neck, both inside and outside. We also check your teeth for decay, broken fillings, signs of wear and erosion and the way they bite together. We always check your gums for signs of gum disease and the health of the foundations of your teeth.
We then discuss your treatment needs and we create a treatment plan together with you. We take account of your needs and expectations for treatment and will discuss any costs associated with the treatment.
Once we’ve arrived at a mutually agreeable plan for your care our reception team will make any necessary appointments with you.
Ways that we can improve your dental appearance
Ways that we can improve your dental health
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For many patients a trip to the dentist can be a nerve wracking experience. At Hackenthorpe we prefer to make your dental appointments as comfortable and as easy as we possibly can. We’ll take your treatment one step at a time, and at your own pace. By working with you we will show you how to look after your teeth better and prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
If you’ve noticed that your gums are receding or that they bleed when you brush them, then the chances are that your gums need treatment and that you may have gum disease.Gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss.
The main cause of gum disease are bacteria. Unfortunately you’ll always have some bacteria present in the mouth and indeed you need some of them to be there – but just not too many!
When bacteria are left to accumulate around the gums they form dental plaque (those little bits of stuff that trap around your teeth). If you put just a small amount of dental plaque under a microscope here’s what you might see:
The video shows a wriggling writhing mass of bacteria. They are tiny creatures that, if left to their own devices, will spend their time nibbling away at your teeth and irritating your gums. They are the cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
The cure? Remove as many of the bad bacteria as you possibly can! And you can do this with your toothbrush, floss and other interdental products.
Our team will work with you to show you the best ways to get rid of the harmful bacteria and prevent you from losing teeth through gum disease and tooth decay.
The same bacteria that are present in dental plaque also cause tooth decay. Removing the bacteria is important but you also need to avoid feeding them things that help them do damage. Getting your diet right is extremely important. So avoiding tooth decay is as simple as keeping your teeth clean and eating a healthy diet. You can download a copy of our diet sheet in the resources section. By keeping a diary of your diet our team can work with you to work out what changes would help to reduce your risk of dental problems.
When should you bring children to the dentist?
We encourage parents to bring children to the dentist from the day they are born. It’s essential to give children’s teeth a healthy start and to prevent problems as early as possible. By bringing them to see us as early on in life as possible we can develop a trusting and caring relationship with them that helps to remove the fear of the dentist that many adults have. We know that babies are born free from dental disease and our aim is to keep them free from dental disease as they grow.
When do teeth come through?
There are twenty primary or milk teeth that usually start to appear at 6 months old. They continue to come through until they are all present at about 21⁄2 years old although there is a lot of individual variation. The adult teeth begin to come through at around 6 years. The back teeth come through first without replacing any baby teeth. The lower and upper front teeth usually follow in quick succession. The remaining baby teeth are replaced in turn up to the age of 14 years old.
What about crowded teeth?
Whilst the adult teeth are coming through between the ages of 6 and 14, it’s not unusual to see crowding of the teeth. It is during this stage that our team will be looking for signs of crowding or missing or misplaced teeth. Should these problems arise we will discuss them with you and make arrangements for the necessary orthodontic work (braces).
What can you do to prevent problems for your child’s teeth?
This is a common problem that causes tooth wear, muscle pain, headaches and migraines. Whilst it may just be a habit it can also be associated with problems with the jaw joints, stress, muscular problems and acid reflux.
It commonly happens during sleep when the patient may be unaware that it’s happening.
Treatment with a well-made bite guard will reduce symptoms associated with tooth grinding and will also help to protect the teeth from its damaging effects.
If you would like to know more or make an appointment with one of our dentists call us now on 0114 248 0071.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have lost a tooth you’ll know the problems it causes. A missing front tooth has an obvious impact on the appearance and leaves you reluctant to smile and reluctant to be seen in public. Whilst a missing back tooth may be less obvious to others, it will give you difficulty chewing food and will more likely put extra pressure on other teeth. In turn this may lead to problems with other teeth or at worse further tooth loss.
Replacement of missing teeth is therefore essential in maintaining the health of the rest of the teeth.
The good news is that there are a range of options for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are an easy way to replace missing teeth.
Bridges are a useful way to fill spaces between two teeth. Essentially a bridge fits to one or more teeth either side of the space you want to fill. There are several different designs of bridgework and bridges are not always appropriate for every single case. An individual assessment would be necessary to ensure that you get the right advice.
A traditional bridge uses the two teeth either side of the space (the abutment teeth) to support a false tooth (the pontic). This involves reduction of the abutment teeth to make room for the bridgework and it’s important that the abutment teeth are suitable to support the bridgework. On occasion a bridge can be supported by just one abutment tooth – again this would need careful individual assessment.
Implants are a great way to replace teeth as they are stand-alone fixtures. A titanium implant is placed into the bone in the space to be filled and a crown is then placed on top of the implant.
If your teeth are discoloured, badly broken down or full of old worn fillings you may be embarrassed to smile or be seen in public. It can affect your self-confidence and your social life.
A smile makeover may involve a variety of treatments from bleaching to veneers or orthodontics.
By completing our smile assessment sheet and attending the practice for a smile assessment with one of our dentists, we can discuss treatment options and tailor a smile makeover plan specifically for you. We will discuss all treatment options, including the choice of materials available and all relevant costs. If you would like to book an appointment or find out more information, contact the surgery now on 0114 248 0071.
For a whiter smile bleaching is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth. It can transform yellowing teeth to give a whiter, healthier and more youthful smile. The process can also be tailored to the needs of the individual for the best results. So whether it’s for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, or just to treat yourself and freshen up your smile, if you’d like to know more about teeth whitening call our surgery on 0114 248 0071.
Up to 45% of the population have been estimated to snore in their sleep. This not only affects the snorer but may also affect those trying to sleep next to them! Treatment of snoring has health benefits for the patient, not least of which is a better quality of sleep and feeling fresher the following morning.
Treatment of the patient using our Sleepwell mandibular advancement splint couldn’t be simpler. By helping to posture the lower jaw forwards during your sleep, this simple device will help you to breathe easier and improve the quality of your sleep.
If you would like to know more about treatment for snoring or to make an appointment with one of our dentists call us now on 0114 248 0071.
Our team of dentists, dental therapists and dental nurses at Hackenthorpe Dental are committed to providing a high quality of patient care.
Our dentists provide a wide range of treatments and will always discuss options for dental treatment appropriate to you and the relevant costs. Our dental therapists carry out a wide range of hygiene and dental treatments and will work with you to keep your smile in tip top condition. Our dental nurses will care for you during your treatment and can help to answer any questions about the treatment that you receive.
We are committed to providing gentle dental care in a friendly, relaxed environment. We will coach you in the skills required to secure and maintain good dental health and giving you access to a wide range of treatments to improve your smile.
If you would like to know more about our general dental services or make an appointment with one of our dentists call us now on 0114 248 0071.
Unfortunately there are always occasions when the unexpected happens – you break a tooth on a bread roll, you wake up with toothache in the middle of the night or you’re concerned about bleeding gums. As a registered patient of the practice we give you access to appointment times allocated every day for emergencies such as these. We also have arrangements for out of hours care.
If you are registered with the practice and have a dental emergency contact the surgery 0114 248 0071 between 8.30am and 9am to make an appointment.
Mon: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Tue: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Wed: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Thu: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Fri: 8.30am – 1.00pm