The importance of general dentistry

At our surgery, we know the importance of general dentistry Leamington Spa and our dentist will always aim to keep your teeth and gums in the best condition possible!

In this article, we take a look at the importance of maintaining good oral health with the help of our dental team.

Healthier mouth

When you attend to your general dentistry Leamington Spa by regularly attending check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene at home, it inevitably results in you having a healthier mouth.

This means that you will suffer from fewer cavities, lower your chance of tooth decay, and of course, should you need any dental procedures performed, they will be minimal.

Depending on your history of gum disease, our team may also want you to attend hygienist check-ups to ensure that any lingering plaque and tartar are removed from your mouth.

Better overall health

Many dental studies and cardiology studies have found a link between having unremoved plaque on the teeth and worsening heart health.

Not only that, but by neglecting your oral health and failing to attend check-ups, you may also be increasing your chances of developing cancers, heart murmurs, inflammation-based illnesses like arthritis and other problems like fibromyalgia.

By allowing our team to take care of your general dentistry Leamington Spa, you can keep your general health in good condition and of course, reduce your chances of developing serious long-term medical problems.

Whiter teeth

There is also a cosmetic benefit of regularly attending dental check-ups and keeping your dental hygiene up at home.

And this is having whiter teeth. Our dentist knows that not everyone is naturally blessed with an ice-white smile and so, we may use your time in our surgery to clean your teeth, removing stains and helping them to look whiter and healthier.

Oral cancer screening

There has been a sharp rise in the number of patients being diagnosed with oral cancer.

This is bad as it indicates that either more patients are smoking, or fewer are being diagnosed early enough for treatment to be effective.

Oral cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect and treat if it is caught early enough. By attending dental check-ups every 6 months, our team will check your mouth for signs of oral cancer and will refer you to a specialist if needed.

If you spot any of the following signs, such as lumps, bumps, swelling, red patches in your mouth, recurring ulcers or ulcers that are larger than a 5 pence piece, then you should call our team for an emergency check-up.

The importance of general dentistry

Once your teeth and gums are deemed healthy enough by our team and you wish to discuss further treatments, we can begin looking at cosmetic options to help get your smile looking its best.

This may involve procedures such as whitening, orthodontic work with adult braces and aligners or, if you have some missing teeth, we can also discuss the idea of you having dental implants fitted.

For more information or to join our dental surgery, call our team at Leamington Spa Dental today.

Your health is our priority

We have a long history of serving patients in this community from the first practice set up in the early twentieth century to today. Leamington Spa Dental Practice is proud to be continuing in the footsteps of our predecessors. This history of looking after our patients’ health demonstrates our commitment to providing you with the best treatment available. Modern dentistry is no longer just pulling and filling teeth, and today’s patients demand a wide range of services. As the gateway to our bodies our mouth is vitally important in maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Screening for mouth cancer

Cancer takes one in two people in the UK and we as dentists have our part to play in helping to treat you and eradicate this deadly disease. Mouth cancer screening Leamington Spa is part of our six-monthly patient review plan and is conducted from the first appointment of new patients. It is important to detect mouth cancer early because early diagnosis and treatment has a higher degree of success than later treatment.

How do you identify mouth cancer?

Our mouth cancer screening Leamington Spa starts from your first consultation. We will examine your entire face looking for signs of swelling, any skin discolourations and the symmetry of your face. Pigmentation of the skin and raised areas that reveal slight ulceration may be a sign that a problem is manifesting. Your facial bones as well as your skeleton will be examined to identify any asymmetry or masses that may be noticeable.

Your eyes, as with all people, tell us a lot and we examine your eyes to detect any cranial nerve issues. Any swelling of the eye, no matter how minor, can be a sign of a tumour and will be investigated. Your nose is also a vital part of this examination and particular attention will be taken of your sinuses. We know that as much as seventy-five per cent of cancers of the neck and head start in your throat, so we will therefore look carefully for any enlarged lymph nodes. Our examination will require us to place a gloved finger into your mouth as we check your submaxillary area. Your larynx or voice box also needs to be checked for any changes or enlargements. If you are over forty and you have a neck mass which is not painful, an examination of the interior of your mouth should identify if it is cancer or not. Examining your thyroid for any masses or nodules will include asking you to swallow while the dentist has his fingers in your mouth, this normally lifts your thyroid making it easier to examine. Changes in the colour, shape or texture of your lips especially your lower lip can happen especially if you are a smoker even if you use smokeless tobacco. An intraoral cavity examination will be done all the way to the back of your throat and tonsils, including your tongue and the floor of your mouth.

Complete oral care

Mouth cancer screening Leamington Spa is just one of the many services that we offer to our patients. Our other services include tooth replacement, teeth straightening and root canal treatment to name but a few. We also encourage preventive dentistry and motivate our adult patients to bring their children in from an early age. In addition we recommend that you allow us to do your teeth whitening so that we can identify the causes of any tooth discolouration. Some types of discolouration can be a sign of a more serious problem.

Is children’s dentistry available in Leamington Spa?

Our dental practice offers children’s dentistry Leamington Spa because we want the next generation of patients to understand the need for regular dental care. We encourage parents to bring their children in from as young as one year old. The best time to bring them is when you have your own appointment so that they can see mummy or daddy sitting in the big chair without any worry. If mum and dad are okay with it, it will make your child feel more relaxed and comfortable when it’s their turn. The earlier that children are introduced to the dental practice where they are exposed to the sights, smells and noises associated with a dental surgery, the sooner any apprehension of visiting the dentist will be removed.

Training in paediatric dentistry

Part of Dr Kutty’s paediatric training and experience was gained while in a post at King’s College London. Couple this with the fact that there has been a dental practice on this site for over one hundred and fifty years and you soon realise that we are more than capable of taking care of your children’s dental health here in Leamington Spa.

Treating the next generation

Children’s dentistry Leamington Spa is conducted by an experienced team who are committed to practising preventive dentistry. A child’s starting point is their introduction to what dentistry is really all about. Visiting us at a young age allows us to educate them in the correct way to clean their teeth and gums. We can identify any problems that may manifest themselves at a later age and we can help them to establish a proper, regular maintenance and care routine. This stage is vital and parents and dentists alike must work together to achieve the goal of our youth living with healthy teeth and gums and fewer invasive dental treatments later. Early diagnosis of jawline and teeth misalignment are crucial, as the earlier these conditions are identified the easier it is to treat them.

Technology and science play their part

Modern technology and dental science have made enormous strides in many areas, none more so than the invention of more painless techniques. There are still patients who are apprehensive about visiting the dentist and we want to remove that element of fear of the dentist. The best place to start is with children who will grow up to adulthood with fewer dental problems due to proper early dental care. As technology progresses so treatment will improve and as more and more painless procedures are introduced dental apprehension will become a thing of the past.

Keeping up to date

Our staff who carry out children’s dentistry Leamington Spa regularly attend conferences and training on new equipment and techniques, ensuring that we are always up to date. If the last decade in dental science advancement is anything to go by we expect the next decade to be even more positively dramatic. We are here to educate and advise, as well as providing contemporary dental treatment, because we all have the same goal of a generation growing up with healthy teeth and gums, and therefore leading a healthy life. There is nothing more satisfying for us than seeing your children leave our practice with a radiant, confident smile.

Children’s dentistry and how important it can be

Unfortunately a lot of people do not understand the importance of looking after your teeth as a child, and more often than not people are left with weaker, less efficient teeth in adult life. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice we believe every child should get the dental care they deserve and will do whatever we can to keep your child smiling. If you want to find out more about children’s dentistry Leamington Spa then you can contact our practice through our website or by calling us over the phone. You will be able to speak to one of our friendly team who will arrange to book a consultation or general check-up for you and answer any questions that you may have as well.


Instilling good dental hygiene habits in your child from a young age

It has been shown that children who visit their dental practice regularly are more likely to carry these good habits on into their adulthood, which is why we take children’s dentistry Leamington Spa so seriously. Many people ask us when it is the right time to bring their child in for their first dental appointment, but this can vary from child to child. We advise that you book an appointment as soon as their first teeth start to come through, or around their first birthday if no teeth have started to come through by this time. Generally speaking we advise that a child should have two general check-ups a year, but this can vary depending on their dental condition. Some children may need to have additional treatments such as fillings if their teeth show signs of damage, as the earlier a filling is attached, the more protection the tooth has going forward. If your child needs additional treatment you can rest assured that we will be as careful and as gentle as possible, making sure your child is completely comfortable throughout the entire process.

Preventing more complicated problems later in life

Sometimes seeking advice about children’s dentistry Leamington Spa can not only encourage a child to have good dental hygiene habits later in life, but can also help to prevent more serious problems from arising as an adult too. For example, things like overcrowding can become noticeable when a child’s adult teeth start to come through. Overcrowding can lead to crooked or uneven teeth as there is not enough room in the mouth for the teeth to come through properly, but there are things that can be done to rectify this situation early on. Having a tooth or couple of teeth removed means that there will be enough room in your mouth for your remaining teeth to move into the positions that they should be in. Sometimes braces will be needed as well, to align the teeth properly and move them back into their proper positions. Having braces as a child means that your teeth are more likely to respond positively to treatment and be a lot easier to move into their correct positions. It also means that – with the right aftercare – the teeth are more likely to stay in their new positions and not return to their old uneven ones. 

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in Leamington Spa

As you age the skin on your face may start to sag and lose some of its youthful definition, this is due to the amounts of hyaluronic acid diminishing in its structure. Hyaluronic acid is the vital substance your skin needs to retain a youthful look, as well as repair itself.

With the changes of time your skin starts to look aged and new, unwanted, features may start to form on the face, neck, and hands. Wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes are just some of the unwanted features that may start to appear, as with age our cheeks, lips, and eyes all start to show signs of the ageing process.

However, we at Leamington Spa Dental Practice believe we can turn back the clock for you.

With anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers Leamington Spa we believe you will be able to find an alternative to the fountain of youth, one that is suitable to meet your anti-ageing demands.

What are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers?

It is very common for people to ask what anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers  Leamington Spa are. These fillers and injections should not be confused with Botox injections, while they may appear to be used in a similar treatment style they are made from a completely different substance.

This substance is sterilised hyaluronic acid, these fillers can be injected under the skin to help the muscles relax and create a look of plumpness in the area. The hope is that this procedure will create natural-looking results that the patient will be happy with, giving them a more youthful appearance to their face.

The main reasons many patients are choosing injectable treatments over traditional cosmetic surgery are clear to see, as these treatments are quick and simple to receive, less invasive, and the recovery time is shorter. Most of the injectable treatments can be administered within ten to fifteen minutes, with a normal recovery time of less than a week.

For those perfect lips

For those who are looking to add shape and definition to their lips, these fillers may prove to provide the ideal solution, as they can make the lips appear to look plumper and fuller. This is one of the main uses for dermal fillers and many patients report being more than happy with the results.

It should be noted that the effects of these injections are not permanent, for longer-lasting results a patient can decide to have a top-up procedure, this should only be carried out after seeking the advice of a fully trained and qualified consultant.

After your procedure

After your procedure it is important to adhere to medical advice, this will allow you to gain the best results and will minimise the risk of complications. You should avoid strong sunlight and heat, avoid drinking alcohol or large amounts of coffee, and avoid the use of make-up.

You may experience some redness or swelling following your procedure, this should only last a few days but if it persists beyond a week, please seek medical advice by contacting your GP surgery. In most cases, you should start to see the positive results you are looking for within a few days.

Your next step

If you are looking for anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers Leamington Spa, please feel free to contact our practice. We would be happy to provide you with all the details you need, allowing you to make an informed choice about treatment.

How dental implants help protect overall health

Many patients underestimate the great danger tooth loss poses to the health of the patient and by extension, the overall quality of life. Even a single tooth loss can trigger a sequence of events that can lead to costly treatments. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice we strongly advise patients who have lost a tooth to book a consultation to discuss what treatment options are available to replace missing teeth.


Provided the patient meets the criteria, we suggest dental implants Leamington Spa as a preferred missing teeth replacement solution. Patients will find that with dental implants Leamington Spa, they are able to avoid most of the challenges associated with traditional artificial teeth appliances. More than this, tooth replacement implants are designed to better protect dental health as well as overall health (physical and mental). We take a look at these protective benefits and how they work.

Protective health benefits of tooth replacement implants

While other tooth replacement solutions go some way to resolving problems patients who have teeth missing encounter, dental implants Leamington Spa go further than this by offering protective benefits to health. This makes dental implants an all-round safe and effective missing teeth solution. The benefits of tooth replacement implants to oral health and overall health:

Avoid jawbone loss. The jawbone is one of the structures in the mouth that is directly impacted when teeth fall out. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone loses the stimulation provided by that tooth’s root, and overtime as other teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to shrink, risking the longevity of remaining teeth.

Avoid neighbouring teeth moving out of position. Another danger to oral health is when neighbouring teeth to the one that was lost, begin to shift into the space left open. This unwanted consequence can lead to misaligned teeth which will require treatment to correct to protect the aesthetic value of a beautiful smile.

Avoid oral infections. There are two kinds of bacteria present in the mouth: the harmless and the bad. The bad kind is responsible for tooth loss which also has an adverse effect on gum health. Usually saliva takes on the role of getting rid of bad bacteria but when there is an overload of bacteria in the mouth, oral infections occur.

Oral infections in conjunction with gum disease, brings down the mouth’s protective barriers (gums and jawbone) and the pathway for bad bacteria to enter the bloodstream is opened. These bad bacteria can then lead to a whole host of medical problems (or aggravate them if already present) such as cardiovascular disease, birth complications in pregnant women, pneumonia and a compromised immune system.

Avoid risk of malnutrition. Tooth loss can make it very challenging for patients to eat a diverse array of foods, sticking mainly to soft, easy-to-eat foods. For these patients, malnutrition becomes a concern as they may avoid eating nutrient-dense foods or lose their appetite due to eating challenges.

Avoid loss in confidence. Gaps in teeth leaves a patient embarrassed about the look of their smile. This loss in confidence directly impacts a patient’s ability to engage with others, and their professional and social lives suffer.

Have you lost a tooth? Avoid all the above risks to your health by booking a consultation with our friendly dentist at Leamington Spa Dental Practice.

Transform your smile for a better life

Why visit a dentist?


There are many reasons as to why one must consider visiting a dentist. The first and foremost is the importance of maintaining good dental hygiene. Dental hygiene plays an important role in a person’s life, as it can affect a person’s wellbeing as well as their quality of life. Furthermore, by enhancing one’s dental hygiene, one can enhance their overall appearance and thereby boost their self confidence and self-esteem. If you look after your teeth and your dental health, we at Leamington Spa can help you towards making improvements on your smile.

What are some of the most commonly seen dental problems?

There are a variety of dental problems that can have a negative impact on a person’s wellbeing and quality of life. Among some of the most common dental problems include bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, mouth sores, tooth erosion and tooth sensitivity. Each of these require different treatments and we are happy to take you through your options during a consultation.

What are some common dental treatments?

There are different types of dental treatments available for the different dental problems that individuals might experience at some point in their life. These are bridges, crowns, root canal treatment, braces and dental implants Leamington Spa.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a metal fixture shaped like screw-like posts to replace missing or damaged teeth with artificial teeth. The main aim of replacing missing or damaged teeth with false teeth is to restore the function of the missing and damaged teeth. Dental implants Leamington Spa are mostly recommended when other treatment options such as dentures or bridges aren’t effective.

How is dental implant surgery performed?

Dental implant surgery is performed depending on the condition of the jawbone. There are several procedures involved in dental implant surgery. A dental implant provides solid support for new teeth, which requires the jaw bone to heal well around the implant. Thia healing process can take at least a few months.

Who might this treatment option be right for?

Dental implants Leamington Spa may be the right treatment option if you have one or more missing teeth. This treatment may be good for people who have healthy oral tissues, need to improve their speech, and are willing to commit to several months to the process. It may be helpful for a person’s jawbone who has reached its full growth or for a person who is unable or unwilling to wear dentures.

What are some different types of artificial teeth?

There are different types of artificial teeth; one is the removable type and the other is the fixed type. Removable teeth are similar to dentures. This fixture contains artificial white teeth wrapped in pink plastic gum, which is mounted on a metal frame. Then there is the fixed type, which is an artificial tooth that is permanently fixed on to the individual’s mouth. These fixtures cannot be removed for cleaning or before going to bed.

What are some things an individual can do to maintain good oral hygiene after treatment?

One step towards maintaining excellent oral hygiene is to brush teeth using an interdental brush that can slide between teeth in order to clean the nooks and crannies around the teeth as well as the metal fixtures.

Cosmetic dentistry and how it can help you

Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular field of dentistry that is ever-evolving and becoming more accessible and convenient to help suit individual requirements and needs.  Up until very recently, there has been a reluctance amongst adults to consider dental treatment for cosmetic purposes in otherwise healthy teeth, however, times have changed and everyone wants a beautiful smile. To meet the changes in demand, dentists have been developing many different types of cosmetic dental treatments. Cosmetic dentistry specialises in improving the appearance of natural teeth and gums, such as whitening of stained or discoloured teeth, alignment of crooked teeth and improving the aesthetics of the teeth in general.


Fillings are one of the most commonly carried out procedures in dentistry and almost everyone requires fillings at least once in their lifetime. They are used in the treatment of cavities and tooth decay. Cavities can occur over time in teeth of all ages and fillings are required in children and later in life. They usually occur as a result of poor oral hygiene where plaque is not effectively removed from the surface of the teeth and when bacteria in the plaque secrete acids that damage the surface of the tooth and cause tiny holes which ultimately become one large hole. This then needs treatment in the form of a filling because if left untreated it can result in tooth decay and tooth loss. There are many different types of fillings available such as amalgam fillings, gold fillings, porcelain fillings, inlays, outlays and composite, white fillings in Leamington Spa. These can be chosen according to whatever is most suitable for your tooth or to meet your individual choice and requirements.

White fillings in Leamington Spa, are also known as composite fillings. They have become the most popular choice of fillings as they are an attractive alternative to the conventional amalgam fillings which have a silver like appearance and are very noticeable in the mouth. White fillings in Leamington Spa are designed to be moulded to the exact shape of the tooth and are set into place using UV light. They provide more support and stability as they are bonded strongly to the tooth and they have been found to require less of the original tooth to be taken out when removing the decay inside the cavity which helps preserve the integrity of the original tooth. White fillings in Leamington Spa are metal-free, and therefore they are invisible and they are resistant to changes in temperature and other factors in your mouth, which helps prevent issues such as sensitivity which can occur with amalgam fillings, and they also help prevent further damage to your teeth. The way they are moulded helps support the tooth further by repairing any minor existing damage which may be present on the surface of your tooth such as tiny cracks in the enamel and this helps increase the longevity of your natural tooth as well. They are designed to blend closely with the natural colour of your tooth and therefore they are completely undetectable as they are almost invisible so no one will have to know that you have fillings unless you want them to. Speak to your dentist to find out more about why white fillings may be the perfect choice of filling for you.

What are fillings?

Fillings are one of the most common forms of dental treatment that people can require in their lifetime. Fillings are used to repair cavities in your tooth that have been caused by decay over time. The main cause of cavities is the consumption of food and drinks that are high in carbohydrates and sugars which lead to holes forming on the surface of your tooth. At Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Warwickshire fillings are a simple treatment that our dentists are able to undertake for you both under the NHS and privately, for cosmetic purposes.


What are the different types of fillings?

The two main types of fillings available are white fillings and amalgam fillings. White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are designed to be moulded to the exact shape of your tooth and are set into place with a UV blue light. The second type of fillings available are amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam consists of a mixture of metals including liquid mercury and a powdered alloy made of silver, tin and copper. Dental amalgam fillings are known as silver fillings because of their silver-like appearance. We offer white fillings Leamington Spa and we can replace your old amalgam fillings or composite fillings should you require.

What are the benefits of white fillings?

One of the benefits of getting your white fillings Leamington Spa is that we can ensure that they blend more closely with your natural tooth colour, so you will not be able to tell that any work has been done at all. Therefore they are more aesthetically pleasing. Technology allows us to be able to blend colours further to match your other natural teeth for a seamless finish. White fillings provide support to teeth that have been weakened by decay and also to any crooked teeth you may have. An additional benefit of white fillings is that they contain insulating properties which offer more protection from hot and cold foods. Nowadays due to advancements in technology, getting your white fillings Leamington Spa will mean that they are more durable and there is no fear of them cracking.

What are the drawbacks of white fillings?

There are very few disadvantages to having white fillings.The main drawback is that they are more expensive than amalgam fillings and this is due to the more skilled procedure that is required. Also white fillings are not as strong as amalgam fillings and are more likely to get stained and deteriorate quicker over time through the consumption of wine and other foods that can cause damage to teeth. In addition the decay or cavity is more likely to reoccur under the white filling and may need to be re-done over time.

Who is eligible for white fillings?

It is important that you get your filling treatment as soon as you need it, as an untreated tooth decay could lead to more problems that could require serious treatment in the future. When undertaking the procedure we will make you as comfortable as possible by giving you a local anaesthetic. The next time you require a white filling come and visit us at Leamington Spa Dental Practice in Warwickshire and we can talk to you about your specific dental needs.

Dermal fillers in Leamington Spa

Growing old is an inevitable fact of life and should be embraced as a privilege not afforded to all. However, looking old is something we would all prefer to delay as much as possible. Moisturising and anti-ageing creams are very effective at keeping elasticity in the skin, but do not reduce the wrinkles.


Wrinkles are, of course, creases in the skin as a result of years of smiling, laughing and frowning, all signs of a life well lived. While we cherish the memories we don’t have to accept the consequences.

Dermal fillers at our practice in Leamington Spa are a fantastic way to reduce these wrinkles without distorting the face like some surgeries. They really do turn back the clock in a painless and non-invasive way.

Here’s how it works

So, let’s talk about the science bit, what are dermal fillers Leamington Spa?

Essentially, dermal fillers Leamington Spa are a hyaluronic acid based protein solution which is injected directly into the wrinkles or any facial lines in order to encourage regrowth of skin tissue cells and restore their natural volume. The most common brand of dermal filler is called Juvederm which is what we use here.

What can you expect?

You should start to see and feel the effects within 2-3 days, but it can take up to two weeks for the skin cells to grow and achieve the full effect. We normally recommend that you come back after two or three weeks for a follow up appointment but this is entirely at your discretion.

The results, unfortunately, are not permanent, but usually last up to 6-8 months. This will vary from person to person and deep lines will be softened and may take several treatments before desired results are achieved. Finer lines will disappear completely.

Do you have concerns?

Dermal fillers Leamington Spa have been extensively performed on millions of people across the world and their safety is beyond doubt.

There are, of course, some rare medical conditions which affect the muscles and will prohibit certain people from receiving this treatment. It is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. But do not worry, we will make sure that you are thoroughly fit and ready to receive the injection before we begin.

The injection itself is virtually painless. Other than a slight sting from the needle, you should not feel any discomfort whatsoever. There may be some very minor bleeding or bruising and, in some very rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur, but we will always be on hand to monitor such issues.

After the procedure

There are a few things that should be avoided for around 6 hours after the treatment that may increase the blood flow and diminish the effect of the injection. These include hot baths, exercise, sun exposure and drinking alcohol. It is also advisable not to immediately touch the injected area or apply make-up. We do, however, advise actively using the treated area immediately after the treatment. Frowning, or better still, smiling and laughing will enhance the effects of the injection and stimulate cell regrowth.

So get ready to say goodbye to those wrinkles and embrace the face you remember!