A root canal is a treatment where damaged nerve tissue and pulp inside a tooth is removed, with the resulting cavity closed up afterwards. Despite being an entirely routine procedure, there are still many misconceptions surrounding root canal treatment. Here at Down House Dental Practice, we can help dispel the myths, revealing what’s true and… Read More
We’ve all heard of grumbling wisdom teeth, but if they’re a natural part of the human mouth, why do they cause us so many problems? This a question we commonly get asked and there are a few theories; one of which being that due to our diets evolving to be softer, we have less need… Read More
We talk a lot about transforming smiles here at Down House Dental, but braces began with correcting teeth first, smiles second. While the two have become inseparable now, a lot of patients still want to get their treatment and money’s worth by improving their bite while the work to achieve their new smile. Of course,… Read More
A dental practice doesn’t just look at your teeth, we pay attention to your gums too. Gums are often overlooked in home dental care, but they’re an important part of your dental health. Here at Down House Dental Practice, we want to share to valuable information on the meaning of bleeding gums, unhealthy gum symptoms… Read More
We’re sure that after coffee, a garlic-y dish, or a particularly strong serving of food that we’ve all noticed a little twinge in our breath. This is normal, but if this twinge continues to be present then we may be suffering from something a little more sinister than just well-seasoned food. Bad breath, or halitosis,… Read More
When it comes to restorative dentistry, it doesn’t get much more life changing than dental implants. The fixed porcelain implant is a perfect match for your mouth and eliminates the constant removing and inserting of dentures. You’re given a brand-new mouth which is permanently yours. At Down House Dental in Steyning, our principal dental surgeon,… Read More
The saying “you are what you eat” is even more irritating when you realise how true it is. In terms of the health of your teeth, the health of your food choices is extremely apparent. Your dentist can very clearly see what you’ve been eating by the amount of plaque coating your teeth. After we… Read More
We have brilliant news: braces are capable of far more than just straightening your teeth! While our braces are great for, obviously, straightening your teeth, they actually come with a world of health benefit. Not only can we straighten your cosmetic smile, but your teeth could look, feel, and function at their best too.
Many people yearn for straighter teeth, but some don’t want the obvious and brash appearance of traditional braces. At Down House Dental Practice, we offer Invisalign braces, a clear and plastic braces treatment. Over time, the braces gradually move your teeth into much more flattering position and can treat a number of teeth and mouth… Read More
According to research, 7 out of 10 people do not visit their dental hygienist regularly. This can be due to a number of factors. Modern life getting busier, fear, procrastination or maybe you’re unsure of why visiting your hygienist would have any benefit. Why go to them, when you’ve seen your dentist?