Dental Health

Good oral health can have many wonderful, life-changing benefits. From greater self-confidence to better luck in careers and relationships, a healthy smile can truly transform your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind-set, as well as improving the health of not only your mouth but your body too. At Rayner dental practice, we believe everybody deserves a healthy smile and we are determined to help and support everybody to achieve just that. For more information regarding specific problems that we may talk about during your visit, please visit the British Dental Health Foundation A to Z guide here.

We have picked out the 9 most commonly asked about topics:


Bad Breath

How can I tell if I have bad breath? Lots of small signs can show that you have bad breath. Have you noticed people stepping away from you when you [...]


Caring for my Teeth

Why are my teeth so important? Your teeth vary in shape and size depending on where they are in your mouth. These differences allow the teeth to do many different [...]


Children’s Teeth

When should I take my child to the dentist? It is recommended that children should go to the dentist with their parents as soon as possible. You should then take [...]



What is a crown? A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a [...]



What is a denture? People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic [...]



What are dental implants? A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when [...]

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers

What are mouth ulcers? Ulcers are painful sores that appear inside the mouth. They are usually red or yellow. They are different from cold sores, which appear on the outer lips [...]

root canal treatment

Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment (also called ‘endodontics') is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the ‘pulp') is infected through decay or injury. You [...]



What is a veneer? A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. [...]