Opt for Professional Dental Whitening Instead

As a private dental clinic in Salisbury, we’ve dedicated our lives to the care, treatment, and maintenance of beautiful, healthy smiles. Often, we’re asked about over-the-counter teeth whitening products, notably the Crest Teeth Whitening Strips.

Although such products seem appealing due to their accessibility and affordability, they might not always be the best choice for you. Read on to find out why.

What are Crest Whitening Strips?

A popular over-the-counter teeth whitening product, they are thin, flexible strips coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. You apply them to your teeth by simply sticking the strips onto the surface. The gel on the strips then works to break down stains on the tooth enamel through an oxidation process.

Once applied, the peroxide in the strips penetrates the tooth enamel and breaks down the discoloured molecules that cause the stains. By altering these molecules, the strips lighten the appearance of the stains and make your teeth appear whiter.

While this method is easy to use, it suffers from several drawbacks:

Limited effectiveness

Crest Whitening Strips, and similar products, only cover the front six teeth, thereby giving you limited whitening results. Teeth at the back remain untouched, causing uneven colouration.

On the contrary, professional dental whitening provides comprehensive, even results. Dentists tailor the whitening procedures to each patient’s needs, ensuring all teeth—front and back—are evenly whitened.

Risk of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation

Because Crest Whitening Strips involve the application of a peroxide-based gel on your teeth, this gel can sometimes seep into your gums and lead to gum irritation. Moreover, it can permeate the tooth enamel and reach the nerves, causing tooth sensitivity.

In contrast, dentists like us utilise professional-grade whitening agents while ensuring the gums are properly protected. White Dental Beauty tooth whitening gels contain an active sensitivity management formula, along with a unique mild gel for sensitive teeth. This ultimately minimises the risk of gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.

One size does not fit all

Teeth whitening strips are designed as a one-size-fits-all product. But, every person’s dental structure is unique. Ill-fitting strips can lead to inconsistent whitening, and the bleaching agent might not fully contact the tooth surface.

When you opt for professional whitening, your dentist will apply the whitening agent using a bespoke whitening tray that fits your unique dental structure, ensuring optimal results.

Doesn’t address underlying dental issues

Over-the-counter whitening strips do nothing to address underlying dental problems that could be causing discoloration, such as cavities or tooth decay. This could potentially aggravate these problems, leading to more severe issues down the line.

When you choose professional whitening, your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination before treatment to identify any underlying oral health issues that need to be addressed first. That way you won’t be ignoring any underlying problems which could potentially be worsened by increased sensitivity. 

No professional guidance

When using Crest Whitening Strips, you are essentially on your own. You might have questions or face difficulties, but there’s no professional to guide you. Overuse or incorrect use of these strips can lead to harmful dental issues that could cause bigger problems in the future.

On the other hand, professional dental whitening offers the expertise of trained dentists. They guide you through the process, answer your queries, and ensure the procedure is done correctly and safely.

Lack of lasting results

While Crest Whitening Strips might initially offer visible results, they are often short-lived, especially if you consume staining foods or drinks or smoke.

Dental professionals not only provide a more long-lasting whitening solution but also offer advice and products to maintain the whitening results. For example, our custom-fitted whitening trays are comfortable and made for you, giving you predictable and consistent results in as little as 1 – 2 weeks.

Why choose The Barn Dental for teeth whitening

While at-home teeth whitening solutions might offer convenience, nothing compares to the relaxing, luxurious environment of our dental clinic, The Barn.

Our practice, housed in a beautifully converted barn amidst the serene countryside of Odstock near Salisbury, offers more than just dental treatments – it’s a haven where we celebrate smiles. We recognise your smile as one of your greatest assets and we have committed ourselves to make every dental visit enjoyable and rewarding for you.

When you opt to get your teeth whitened at The Barn, you’re not just choosing a dental procedure. You’re choosing an experience – an opportunity to relax and pamper yourself in a tranquil setting, all while enhancing your smile under the expert care of our dental professionals.

While Crest Whitening Strips might be a quick, affordable option, they can’t match the effectiveness, safety, and lasting results offered by professional dental whitening.

Before you reach for that box of whitening strips, consider scheduling a consultation at our dental clinic in Salisbury. Our team of experienced dentists will help you achieve that perfect, pearly white smile you’ve always dreamed of.

And everything you need to know about implants

When it comes to dentistry, one of the most significant challenges people face is tooth loss. Whether due to decay, gum disease or injury, missing teeth can affect our confidence and overall quality of life. 

Thankfully, modern dentistry presents a solution that goes beyond traditional dentures and bridges; dental implants. Read on to find out more about what they are, what benefits they can offer, the cost, and how to get in touch.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a cutting-edge alternative for those who have lost teeth. The modern titanium dental implant was pioneered by Swedish orthopaedic surgeon Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He discovered the concept of osseointegration, where titanium can fuse with bone, during research in the 1950s. 

The procedure involves inserting a titanium screw into the jawbone, which serves as a stable base for the artificial tooth, replicating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.

The benefits of dental implants

How dental implants can change your life for the better

Living with missing teeth can deeply impact your self-esteem and confidence. The constant worry about your appearance when you laugh, talk, or eat can feel overwhelming, affecting your social life and overall happiness. The practical issues of struggling to eat certain foods or speak clearly only add to the distress.

The negative implications go beyond the aesthetic, as the lack of teeth can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone over time. Traditional dentures or bridges might provide a short-term solution, but they come with their own set of problems. They may slip or move, causing embarrassment, and they don’t prevent the loss of bone density.

Dental implants offer a revolutionary solution. Imagine laughing, eating, and living your life with a new-found self-assuredness, thanks to your radiant, healthy smile. With dental implants, this dream can become your reality.

How much do dental implants cost at The Barn Dental Clinic

Our dental implants are priced from £2500 per unit. Here at The Barn Dental Clinic, we only use the trusted Straumann Implant System, which features the very best implants and components. This, combined with our extensive experience in implantology gives you complete security and peace of mind in the long-term.

Finance options to spread the cost of your dental implants

We offer our dental implant clients 0% financing, allowing you to enjoy the treatment you want immediately while spreading the cost with affordable repayments.

What does our dental implant procedure involve

  1. Extensive planning prior to your treatment

The majority of the work goes into the planning stages of your treatment, to ensure the procedure of the actual chair-side surgery is relatively quick and straightforward. Dr Loukas has his own laboratory where he works closely with technicians using superior ceramics and composite materials.

  1. Local anaesthesia to assist your experience

During the short surgical process, a comfortable local anaesthetic is carefully administered to ensure you are fully numb. This means you should feel very little to no discomfort.

  1. 3 – 6 months healing process

Depending on our evaluation, you could leave with a temporary tooth/set of teeth whilst you are healing (which will take 3 – 6 months). Dr. Zeck will put the final restoration in once all your bones and gums are healed and stable – to give you the best possible outcome.

  1. Your natural smile restored

Enjoy your brand new smile with ease and confidence.

Meet your implant practitioner

Dr. Konstantinos Loukas is an accomplished dental expert specialising in dental implantology. His journey began in 2000, with diverse training experiences in Athens, Bristol, Bath, and the University of Bern. His research focus is implant prosthetic complications, and he is currently working on his PhD in Prosthodontics at The University College London, Eastman Dental Institute.

In the UK, Dr. Loukas has successfully placed and restored over 3,500 Straumann implants, boasting a 99.5% success rate. Apart from practising, he’s a mentor, assisting other dentists in improving their implant skills, and a recognized speaker for the International Team for Implantology. 

His extensive expertise spans various procedures in surgical and prosthetic implantology, managing implant complications, and soft tissue grafting techniques. With a commitment to providing high-quality care, Dr. Loukas stands out as a reliable professional in the field of implant dentistry.

Some FAQs about dental implants

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most people who are in good general health and have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or for some other reason may be good candidates for dental implants. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant.

How long do dental implants last?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last for many years, and often for a lifetime. The crown placed on the implant may need replacement after 10-15 years due to wear and tear.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

Remember, a healthy, beautiful smile isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s an investment in your overall well-being and confidence. Get in touch today to talk to us about dental implants.

Every face tells a story, but it shouldn’t have to tell your age. At MH Aesthetics at The Barn, located in the heart of Salisbury, we offer you a rejuvenating journey of transformation, aiming to make you look and feel your absolute best. Our high-quality, versatile anti-aging solutions ensure your skin is not just treated, but truly transformed.

Read on to find out more about our facial aesthetics in Salisbury.

Our treatments available

We offer an array of advanced treatments designed to combat various skin issues and enhance your natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a subtle lift or more prominent facial features, MH Aesthetics at The Barn has a range of treatments to suit your facial rejuvenation needs.

Skinpen Microneedling (£150 per session)

Discover the secret to reducing the visible signs of ageing with our Skinpen Microneedling treatment. Using a medical-grade microneedling device, we stimulate your skin’s natural healing response, leading to a production surge in collagen and elastin. These are the key elements in maintaining skin elasticity, firmness, and a youthful glow.

This treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores and sun damage. 

WOW Fusion Microneedling and Mesotherapy (£200 per session)

Get ready to say “wow” to your skin’s transformation with our WOW Fusion Microneedling and Mesotherapy treatment. This cutting-edge approach combines the benefits of microneedling and mesotherapy to enhance skin rejuvenation. 

Our practitioners create a personalised cocktail serum for your skin, which is delivered directly to where it’s needed most via 20 ultra-fine gold plated titanium needles. This results in a powerful rejuvenation at the cellular level, addressing a wide spectrum of skin issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, redness, open pores, oily skin, dehydrated skin, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, and acne.

Chemical Exfoliation 35% TCA (£63 per session)

Chemical Exfoliation, also known as a Trichloroacetic (TCA) peel, is a game-changer when it comes to restoring your skin’s natural radiance. This light chemical peel is highly effective in tackling pigmentation irregularities like sun-damaged skin and discoloration from pregnancy. 

The TCA peel also assists in improving the appearance of wrinkles and other sun damage signs. By promoting the renewal of skin cells, the treatment aids in reducing acne and shrinking enlarged pores, leaving your skin looking refreshed and revitalised.

Dermaplane (£40 per session)


Experience the instant gratification of a smoother, brighter complexion with our Dermaplane treatment. Using a sterile, surgical scalpel, our expert therapists gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top layer of dead skin along with fine, peach fuzz.

The result? An immediate improvement in skin texture and tone, less visible lines, and a flawless canvas for makeup application. This physical exfoliation method reveals a healthier, more radiant complexion that you’ll love.

Dermal Fillers (from £150)

Redefine your facial contours with our Dermal Fillers. These injections, made from natural substances, are designed to soften deep-set wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet, or to add volume to areas such as lips or cheeks. 

By replacing lost collagen and stimulating new collagen growth, dermal fillers offer a natural, youthful appearance, restoring facial volume and plumpness. Whether you want to enhance your lips, refresh your facial contours, or smooth out lines and wrinkles, our dermal fillers offer an immediate and long-lasting solution.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment (from £230)

Anti-wrinkle facial treatment

Turn back the clock on your skin with our Anti-Wrinkle Treatment. This is a non-surgical procedure available following a thorough consultation appointment. Our experts use a series of targeted injections to relax the facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a smoother, more youthful complexion without the downtime of surgery. 

You’ll see results within days of your first treatment, with improvements continuing for up to a month. Recapture the essence of your youth and maintain a fresh, rested appearance with our Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.

Flexible payment options

We believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, which is why we offer a range of payment options designed to suit every client. Enjoy impressive savings with our fixed monthly payment plan, and a special 15% discount on our treatment fees when you join us with your family. 

Moreover, for treatment plans over £250, we extend an appealing finance package that helps you manage the cost with comfortable monthly repayments.

Meet Marie Healey, our trusted aesthetics expert

Behind the magic at MH Aesthetics is Marie Healey, our fully trained, licensed therapist. Marie’s expertise and commitment to personalised care assure that your journey from initial consultation to full treatment review will be comprehensive and tailored to your unique needs. 

All treatments take place in our beautiful, relaxed clinic in Salisbury, making your aesthetic journey with us a truly serene experience. 

Embrace the journey to a more radiant you with MH Aesthetics at The Barn. We are excited to meet you and support you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Book your appointment today, and begin the transformation that will have you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles

It’s that time of year again! National Smile Month is an annual campaign dedicated to promoting good oral health, and raising awareness about the importance of healthy teeth and gums. It is organised by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness of important health issues and this year will be from May 15th – June 15th. 

We are helping to make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people by supporting this campaign, and letting our patients hear their important oral health messages.

Read on for more tips and tricks to keep your teeth healthy this month and beyond.

The theme of National Smile Month 2023

This year’s theme is ‘Brush for better health’. Twice daily toothbrushing is the cornerstone to good oral health. It removes plaque from the surfaces of our teeth, preventing build up which can cause tooth decay.

There will be a focus each week for the next four months for tips on how to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. 

Dental care tips for a healthy smile

woman smiling in sunshine with white teeth

Although most people brush regularly, many don’t clean between their teeth and some people don’t have regular dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long term.

Removing plaque and bits of food from around your teeth is important as this will stop your gums from becoming inflamed. Tartar is what plaque will turn into when it hardens, which can only be removed by a dental team. You can use the tools you have at home to keep up a daily dental routine, including your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. 

Oral health for different age groups

child and parent brushing teeth together

Children’s teeth – You should start taking your children to the dentist as soon as possible, primarily to get them used to the noises, smells and overall dental environment. This will help prevent dental anxiety in the future. 

Once all the teeth have appeared, use a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles in small, circular movements and try to concentrate on one section at a time.

Teens’ teeth – If you are drinking fizzy drinks, try to use a straw. It is also important to remember to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play any sport that involves contact or moving objects.

Older people – As we get older, our gums may start to recede. However, you are not certain to lose your teeth in old age. Ask your dentist about the best brushing methods or recommended mouthwashes for sensitive gums and teeth.

Final tips

For further tips, visit the Oral Health Foundation website.

Keep an eye out for our posts about National Smile Month throughout the upcoming weeks, and remember to hashtag #SmileMonth to share your brushing techniques with the world!

To book your next dental appointment, get in touch with us.

Teeth whitening has gained immense popularity as a means to achieve a more confident smile. Being happy with our smile can significantly impact our self-esteem, which is something we all strive for. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and easiest ways of enhancing your smile.

In this blog post, we will delve into the world of teeth whitening and explore the costs associated with the different teeth whitening options we offer at The Barn Dental in Salisbury.

Understanding teeth whitening and how it works

Do you struggle with yellow or stained teeth? Teeth whitening involves using bleach to remove stains and any discolouration from your tooth enamel. It breaks down the stains and helps to brighten your natural teeth.

Our at-home teeth whitening solution offered at The Barn

woman admiring her teeth whitening results in the mirror

We use Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening. With this, you will be given a bespoke set of tooth-whitening trays that fit only your mouth. This provides you with optimal comfort throughout the treatment process. You will also be given a ‘shade guide’ in your kit to mark your starting shade, and monitor your progress as it goes on.

To partner this, we use White Dental Beauty whitening gels. White Dental Beauty tooth whitening gels are designed to be used with custom-fitted whitening trays, providing our patients with an easy-to-use system that delivers predictable, consistent results.

Often, people are concerned with their teeth feeling sensitive after teeth whitening. However, the good thing is White Dental Beauty tooth whitening gels contain an active sensitivity management formula, along with a unique mild gel for sensitive teeth.

How to use the Philips Zoom!

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use the Philips Zoom whitening, here are 5 simple steps.

  1. Before you start, make sure you floss and brush your teeth so that the whitening gel reaches every available tooth surface.
  1. Squeeze a small rice grain sized amount of whitening gel against each tooth in your bespoke whitening tray.
  1. You can then sit the tray into your mouth against your teeth, wiping away any excess gel with a cotton wool bud.
  1. Leave your tray in place for the advised amount of time as advised by your dentist.
  1. Once ready, take them out and give them a quick wash ready for the next time you use them. You will start noticing a difference within a  matter of days.

How much does teeth whitening cost

Our teeth whitening costs £399, which includes your individual trays for repeat treatment.

For 2x whitening syringes, this will be £40 each time you want a top up.

Why choose to go to a trained dental professional 

woman smiling with white teeth

Although over-the-counter whitening treatments are cheaper, choosing to go to a trained dental professional offers several significant benefits.

Dental professionals, like us, can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable treatment for you. Our personalised approach considers factors such as the severity of your discolouration, sensitivity, and any underlying dental issues.

We also have access to high-quality whitening products and advanced techniques that are not available over-the-counter, minimising the risk of damage to your gums. We can help deliver you more effective and noticeable results, monitoring the progress of your treatment throughout. 

Teeth whitening before and after

See the results achieved by our patients at The Barn Dental.

With White Dental Beauty, you could see similar results in as little as 7-14 days.

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Ultimately, consulting with a dental professional is key to determine the best teeth whitening option based on your individual needs and budget. We can provide personalised guidance, discuss the expected outcomes, and ensure the procedure is performed safely and effectively.

A confident smile is an investment in yourself. To book your teeth whitening treatment, visit our site or call us on 01772 414285.

8 things you can do this Spring and Summer

We are always looking for ways to support other businesses in the Salisbury area. With spring and summer just around the corner, we thought we would take the opportunity to share 8 upcoming events and attractions that you can enjoy in our wonderful location.

Treasure trail in Wiltshire

Looking for a fun-filled day out this spring or summer? We highly recommend checking out the treasure trails in Wiltshire. With 19 fantastic trails to choose from, these trails are the perfect way to turn an everyday walk into an adventure for the whole family. 

With plenty of local landmarks to explore along the way, you’ll have a great time working together to complete your mission. From historic landmarks to breathtaking countryside views, the Wiltshire Treasure Trails have it all. Whether you’re 6 or 106, it’s an ideal way to enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun in the fresh air.

Bluestone Vineyards tour & wine tasting

Red wine pouring into wine glass, close-up

Bluestone Vineyards in Cholderton is run by brothers Nat and Toby McConnell at their family farm (it’s giving Emily in Paris vibes already). If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, Bluestone Vineyards offer a range of experiences, from their Signature Vineyard Walk & Wine Tasting to a self-guided tour of the vineyard. With stunning views and plenty of delicious wine to taste, it’s a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

The Gallery

For art lovers, The Gallery is a must-visit. Recently awarded ‘Best Art Space in Wiltshire’ in the 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards, The Gallery features work from some of the leading artists, furniture makers, and sculptors in the area. With ever-changing exhibitions and a range of workshops on offer, there’s always something new to discover. You can even visit the creative studios and watch the artists at work.

Escape Room

The body of Prof Brown has been found in a shallow grave on Salisbury Plain… A murder investigation is underway.

You and your investigation team are invited to Starboard Upton Laboratory to help police eliminate suspects and find the killer. You must use all your senses to solve puzzles, find clues and investigate the suspects. 

Fun for friends and families, this Escape Room is a great activity where everyone can get involved.

Salisbury, Stonehenge and Sarum Tours

a photograph of Stonehenge from afar with the sun creeping through the rocks

Discover the rich history of Salisbury with these high-quality tours that take you to some of the most iconic attractions in the area, including Stonehenge and Old Sarum. 

Travel along small roads through picturesque villages with thatched cottages where our experienced guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary, introducing you to the ways and life of the people who built this World Heritage site. 

After visiting Stonehenge, the tour around Old Sarum takes you through the earliest settlement from Iron Age Fort through to the Norman times. The ruins of the mediaeval castle provide a magnificent aspect over the surrounding countryside and Salisbury with its Cathedral. As you travel through the quintessentially English countryside along the River Avon, the mysteries of 5,000 years gradually unravel. 

Chalke Valley History Festival – 6th June – 2nd July 2023

If you are a history buff, you won’t want to miss the largest festival in the UK dedicated entirely to history. Taking place from 26 June to 2 July 2023 in Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, this festival offers a unique blend of talks, discussions, and debates alongside interactive living history experiences and stunning air displays. The festival spans 70 acres of an area of outstanding natural beauty and is sure to excite, entertain, and educate visitors of all ages. 

With over 150 talks from some of the best-known experts on a vast array of subjects from ancient to modern history, alongside interactive living history experiences led by some of our most popular TV historians, this festival is truly a celebration of history like no other. 

All proceeds from the festival are directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding and enjoyment of history to all ages. 

Visible Mending Workshop – 29th July 2023

Learn how to give new life to your beloved garments. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the damage, understand the fabric you’re about to mend, and identify complementary fabric to patch the damaged area. You will also learn how to prepare the area to be stitched, ensuring durability and movement to the garment. Most importantly, you will gain a newfound skill to future-proof your clothes for lifelong wear. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn a valuable skill and extend the life of your wardrobe! It’s suitable for ages 16 years and above, beginners, and those who are looking to radicalise their much-loved clothes.

Where to eat in Salisbury

Birds eye view of a restaurant showcasing the food with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

Of course, no day out is complete without a delicious meal, and Salisbury has plenty of great places to eat. From cosy pubs to fine dining restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Some of our favourites include:

We are passionate about supporting the local area and encouraging people to enjoy all that Salisbury has to offer. We hope this blog post has inspired you to get out and explore some of the fantastic events and attractions coming up this spring and summer. 

Don’t let toothache affect your time at these events. Book an appointment with your dentist to make sure you have a perfect smile ready for summer.



Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and it’s only natural that you want to look and feel your best. But if you’re self-conscious about the colour of your teeth, it can be hard to feel confident and truly enjoy your big day. 

That’s where our teeth whitening services in Salisbury come in. Teeth whitening services are becoming increasingly popular among brides and grooms-to-be. Our professional, safe, and effective treatments can help you achieve a bright, white smile that will give you the confidence you need to shine on your wedding day. 

In this article, we’ll explain how our teeth whitening works, provide aftercare tips, suggest other treatments that can benefit your wedding day smile, share some case studies, and answer some FAQs.

How our Teeth Whitening works

Teeth whitening is a simple and effective cosmetic dental procedure that can brighten your teeth by several shades. When it comes to tooth whitening, every patient is different. Patients have different lifestyles and smiles with varying needs; which means it’s unlikely a single whitening product is a “one size fits all”.

That’s why at The Barn, we use White Dental Beauty’s professional tooth whitening systems. These gels are designed to be used with custom-fitted whitening trays, providing our patients with an easy-to-use system that delivers predictable, consistent results.

The process starts with a consultation with one of our dental professionals, who will assess your teeth and determine the best course of action. If you’re a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fitted whitening trays. These trays are designed to fit snugly over your teeth, ensuring that the whitening gel is in contact with all surfaces of your teeth.

You’ll then be given the whitening gel and instructions on how to use it. During this time, the gel works to break down the stains on your teeth, revealing a brighter, whiter smile. With our custom-fitted whitening trays, you can get predictable and consistent results in as little as 1 – 2 weeks.

The benefits of White Dental Beauty

Aftercare Tips

After your teeth whitening treatment, it’s important to take good care of your teeth to maintain your new, bright smile. Here are some aftercare tips to follow:

Other treatments that could enhance your Wedding Day smile

In addition to teeth whitening, there are other cosmetic dental treatments that can help you achieve the perfect smile for your wedding day. Here are some options to consider:

Porcelain veneers

These thin shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their shape, size, and colour.

The Inman Aligner

This orthodontic treatment straightens your front teeth within 6 – 18 weeks.

Dental implants

The perfect, discreet solution for replacing a single tooth or several missing teeth.

By booking a consultation with us, we can help you determine which treatments are best for your needs and budget.

Case Studies

At The Barn, we’ve helped many brides and grooms achieve the perfect smile for their wedding day. See for yourself the teeth whitening results achieved by our patients at The Barn Dental:

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Here are some frequently asked questions about teeth whitening services:

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure when performed by a trained dental professional. Products used by non-dental professionals, such as beauticians, are illegal and can be unsafe. We do not recommend any treatments that are not administered by a dental professional.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening can last for several months to a few years, depending on your lifestyle habits and oral hygiene routine.

How long does teeth whitening take?

The duration of teeth whitening treatment depends on the system used and the severity of your tooth staining. Generally, treatment can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Will teeth whitening work on all types of tooth stains?

Teeth whitening is most effective on extrinsic stains, which are stains on the surface of your teeth caused by food, drink, and tobacco use. It may not be as effective on intrinsic stains, which are stains that occur within the tooth.

A bright, white smile can give you the confidence you need on your wedding day. Our teeth whitening services are a safe, effective, and convenient way to achieve a brighter smile. Achieve the perfect smile for your special day at The Barn Dental in Salisbury.

Get in touch today on 01722 414285 or fill out our online form to book your visit.

Are private dentists better than NHS?

Going to the dentist is something that many people dread, but it’s an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Unfortunately, finding an NHS dentist can be a real struggle for many people in the UK. With long waiting lists and limited availability, it’s not uncommon for patients to go months or even years without seeing a dentist.

But why is this happening? What is the root cause of the struggle to find an NHS dentist? In this article, we’ll explore some of the key factors that have contributed to this ongoing issue, from funding cuts to changes in the way dental practices are managed, and how private dentistry can help reduce the demand.

The Causes of the NHS Dental Crisis

The NHS dental crisis has been building for many years, and there are a number of different factors that have contributed to the problem. One of the biggest issues is funding cuts, which have led to a reduction in the number of dentists working in the NHS. This, in turn, has led to longer waiting times and reduced availability for patients.

Another key factor is the cost of living crisis, where it was found in December that 15% of people avoided going to an NHS dentist because of the cost of check-ups or treatment, up from 12% in October. 

The Impact of the NHS Dental Crisis

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The impact of the NHS dental crisis can be felt by patients across the UK. With long waiting lists and limited availability, many patients are left without access to dental care for extended periods of time.

This can have serious consequences for their oral health, as well as their overall health and wellbeing. Without regular dental checkups and treatments, minor issues can quickly become major problems, requiring more invasive and expensive treatments in the long run.

The NHS dental crisis also has a wider impact on the healthcare system as a whole. When patients are unable to access dental care, they may end up seeking treatment from other healthcare providers, such as their GP or at a hospital emergency department. This can put additional strain on already overstretched services, leading to longer waiting times and reduced quality of care for all patients.

The Role of the Government in addressing the issue

The NHS dental crisis is a complex issue, and there is no single solution that can solve all of the problems facing patients and dentists. However, the government does have an important role to play in addressing the issue and ensuring that patients are able to access the care they need.

One key area where the government can make a difference is in funding for NHS dentistry. By providing more funding, the government can ensure that there are more dentists working in the NHS, and that patients are able to access the care they need in a timely manner.

Finally, the government can work to improve recruitment and retention of dentists within the NHS. This may involve providing incentives for dentists to work in the NHS, such as better pay and benefits, as well as improving working conditions and opportunities for career development.

Private vs NHS Dentistry: Are private dentists better than NHS?

Woman sitting in dental chair looking up at dentist whilst smiling with clean, healthy teeth

One of the options available to patients who are struggling to find an NHS dentist is to seek private dental care. At The Barn, we want to help as many people as possible get the dental care they need. There are many misconceptions when it comes to private dental care. However, private dentistry can offer a number of benefits, including shorter waiting times and greater availability of appointments. Here are just a few more:

Patients who seek private dental care must be careful to choose a reputable practice, and to ensure that they are receiving the best possible care for their needs. 

The future of NHS dentistry

The struggle to find an NHS dentist is a serious issue facing patients across the UK. There is still a long way to go before the NHS dental crisis is fully addressed. It will require a concerted effort from the government, dental professionals, and patients themselves to ensure that everyone is able to access the care they need.

In the meantime, patients who are unable to access NHS dental care may want to consider private dentistry as an alternative. Private dental practices like us can offer a wider range of services and more personalised care. By offering an alternative to NHS dental care, we can help to reduce the demand for NHS services.

Let’s build a future where everyone has access to high-quality dental care.

Don’t ignore your dental health any longer. Book an appointment with us today.

Do you suffer with crooked or misaligned front teeth? A beautiful smile can improve your confidence and help you feel more comfortable in social situations. However, traditional train-track braces can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and time-consuming. 

The Inman Aligner is an effective solution that can straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly. Read on to find out more about this treatment we offer at The Barn Dental in Salisbury.

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance that can straighten your front teeth in as little as 6-18 weeks. It consists of two clear plastic aligner bows that fit over your teeth and are held in place by a metal bar. The aligner applies gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.

What are the key benefits of the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner offers several benefits over traditional braces. 

Who would benefit from the Inman Aligner?

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The Inman Aligner is ideal for adults and teenagers who have minor orthodontic issues, such as crooked or protruding front teeth. It is not suitable for more complex orthodontic cases, such as those that involve significant bite issues or severe overcrowding. 

If you are unsure whether the Inman Aligner is right for you, it is best to book a free of charge consultation with us where we can assess your teeth and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

What will your Inman Aligner treatment journey look like?

Before we begin your dentist will run some tests and checks and review your current bite to be sure that Inman Aligners will be the right treatment option for yourself.

Assuming everything is fine with our initial checks we will then take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your custom Inman Aligners.

These will then be fitted once your aligners are ready and you will be given advice on looking after your aligners and your smile during the treatment.

We will then arrange checkups with your dentist to see how you are getting on with the aligners and analyse how your treatment is going to keep you in the loop.

What our previous patients have said

‘I would definitely recommend it to anyone to get it done. I am more confident when I talk to people, I don’t feel like people are looking at my teeth, I feel like they’re looking at me and they’re talking to me. It’s life changing’

Click here to view the rest of our case study with Charlotte.

Spread the cost of your Inman Aligner treatment

We believe that a perfect smile should be in reach of everyone. We have a range of 0% finance options available to suit most budgets, that can be spread over 10 months.

Once you have seen one of our friendly clinicians and both agreed on the best treatment journey for you, financing your dream smile might not be as hard as you think.

Ask us about our 0% finance options at your free initial consultation.

As you can see, the Inman Aligner offers a fast, discreet, and comfortable solution for those looking to straighten their front teeth. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Inman Aligner or would like to find out if it is right for you, get in touch today. Our Treatment Coordinator can do your initial consultation to discuss your options free of charge.

With this innovative treatment option, you can achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted in a matter of weeks. What are you waiting for? Book your free consultation today

A bright, healthy smile is something that everyone deserves. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfect teeth. You may have heard the phrase ‘Cosmetic Dentistry’, which is a branch of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and overall smile. In this post, we’ll give you the ultimate guide to some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that we offer that can help you get the smile you deserve.

What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?

General dentistry is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. This includes procedures such as routine cleanings, fillings and root canals. Preventative dentistry helps stop dental problems from developing as well as treating any current problems that may be causing issues.

Cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the aesthetics of a person’s smile and boost their self-confidence. So what types of cosmetic dentistry do we offer and who would they best suit?

If you suffer from missing teeth…

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  1. Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular treatment for people who are missing one or more teeth. They are made from titanium which is placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root for the missing tooth. The titanium post is then used to support a dental crown, bridge or denture, effectively replacing the missing tooth or teeth. 

Benefits of dental implants:

2. Full Arch dental implants

This is also known as ‘Teeth in a day’, ‘All-on-4’ or ‘Smile in a day’. This solution uses 4 – 6 dental implants (depending on your clinical situation) to restore the entire arch of your teeth in one visit and provide you with stability and confidence in your teeth. 

Benefits of full arch rehabilitation:

If you want to straighten your teeth…

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  1. Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is a good option for people who have mildly misaligned teeth or gaps between their teeth. Uneven teeth put your dental health at risk as they are prone to uneven wear, causing exposure of dentine that wears fast and absorbs stains. The Inman aligner works by using a gentle force to shift the teeth into the correct position.

Benefits of the Inman Aligner:

If you want to prepare for a special occasion…

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1. Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening is one of the most affordable and easiest ways of enhancing your smile and can have an enormous effect on your confidence and self-esteem. It involves the use of a bleaching agent to remove stains and discolouration from the teeth, leaving them looking whiter and brighter.

Benefits of teeth whitening:

2. Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front of a person’s teeth to improve their appearance. First, a fine layer of enamel, about 0.5mm thick, is shaved off each tooth being treated. This is done under local anaesthetic and is completely pain free. We then make an impression, and may fit temporary veneers for the two weeks it takes for the permanent veneers to be custom-made for you. When your veneers are received back these are then bonded to the teeth with a special tough adhesive.

Benefits of veneers:

Whether you’re missing teeth, have crooked teeth or just want to improve the appearance of your smile, The Barn Dental in Salisbury can help. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the treatments discussed in this post, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can help you determine which treatment is right for you and guide you through the process to achieve the smile of your dreams. Get in touch today!