What is Waterlase? – Laser Dentistry


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The incredible Waterlase System

At Friars Walk we use Waterlase Dentistry it is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill – Finally, going to the dentist is fun!

Waterlase has many benefits, if you are scared to go to the dentist because of a number of reasons, then these dental fears can be minimized with a Waterlase dentist. The Waterlase is a dental laser that enables the dentist to use minimal and in some cases even no aesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures.

The Waterlase combines water, air and laser energy for safe use on human tissue in the mouth. Our teeth are partially made up of water and when laser makes contact with the tooth it excites the water molecules to cut through the tooth. The laser continuously sprays out water it keeps the tooth hydrated preventing heat and giving you a virtually pain free experience.


Accuracy & PrecisionWaterlase dentist are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected.

Reduced Trauma – Drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth. Waterlase reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth

Less Bleeding & Swellings – Due to its conservative cutting action, the Waterlase performs may soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.

Fewer Dental Visits – Since you often do no need shots of anesthetic, a Waterlase dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. It also gives the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialist, saving you time and money for your family.

Versatility – The Waterlase is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many more. 

If you would like to find out more or like the sound of Waterlase, we will be happy to go through everything with you, please CALL 0158 2638 908 or email us on enquiries@friarswalkdentalpractice.co.uk

If you would like to hear what our patients have said then visit http://friarswalkdentalpractice.com/testimonials.html

Tips on how to cure bad breath



Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, is a common problem, which affects everyone from time to time varying degrees, with one in four adults in the UK suffering from regularly. It can cause embarrassment in social situations and can lead to people becoming anxious and paranoid. Fortunately, there are some tips than you can adopt which will reduce your chances of suffering from it.

Most cases of bad breath are caused by poor dental hygiene and can be resolved by improving one’s teeth-cleaning routine. Strong smelling foodstuff such as onions, garlic, cheese and coffee can all cause short-term bad breath, as can the build-up of decaying food on the surface of your tonsils.

Tips on how to keep your breath fresh:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day. Use fluoride toothpaste. Correct and regular brushing is crucial to keeping your breath smelling fresh.
  • Brush or scrape your tongue. Brushing your tongue can remove bacteria at the back of the mouth.
  • Floss your teeth. Brushing alone only cleans up to about 60% of the surface of your teeth. Flossing removes food trapped between teeth, which would otherwise turn stale and smelly. Another product you can buy to clean between your teeth is an interdental brush.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash. The best time to use mouthwash is just before bedtime. There are many different types of mouthwash. Most are alcohol-based. Alcohol can dry out or irritate your mouth, so if you have problems, switch to an alcohol-free brand that contains chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Use sugar-free gum. The chewing stimulates saliva and stops your mouth drying out. A dry mouth can lead to bad breath. But gum is not a substitute for proper oral hygiene. Always clean your teeth thoroughly, even if you’ve chewed gum.
  • Have a check-up with your dentist at least once a year. It’s a chance to have a deep clean of your teeth and review your oral hygiene practices. You’ll also get a definitive answer on whether you’ve got bad breath.
  • Quit smoking. If you smoke, your breath is likely to smell of stale smoke. Smoking cigarettes also increases your risk of getting gum disease, which is another cause of bad breath.

If you have persistent bad breath, try keeping a diary of all the foods you eat, and list any medicines you’re taking. Take this diary to your dentist – they may be able to suggest ways to solve the problem. It is important to bear in mind that bad breath can also be caused by medical conditions, such as diabetes, gastritis, dry mouth, and liver and kidney problems.

Our receptionist at Friars Walk Dental Practice will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have.

CALL us on 0158 2638 908 or email enquiries@friarswalkdentalpractice.co.uk