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Six special treatments you won't find in every dental practice

Six special treatments you won't find in every dental practice

‘More than meets the eye’ is a phrase we use when there seems to be more going on than would appear at first glance, or when something is more interesting, impressive or complicated than at first, we realise. It’s also our strapline at Hillsborough Dental because we feel it pretty much sums us up - a practice with hidden qualities and the ability to offer treatments beyond the average dental practice. The problem is, whilst we know we offer these services, we sometimes forget that...
The tale of ‘thon gruesome tooth’ and the lengths we'll go to, to put patients at ease

The tale of ‘thon gruesome tooth’ and the lengths we'll go to, to put patients at ease

The Hillsborough Dental Story

Posted on 30 March, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

When setting up practice in 1998, I designed a logo which I felt perfectly summed up our business. It was the same sort of sign that hundreds of other dentists also thought would perfectly sum up their business, so there’s no prizes for guessing - it was indeed a tooth. But I was very proud of our lovely tooth logo, which hung on the sign above our front door and also appeared on our business cards. It was set on a rich black background and fitted with a fine high-quality gold crown...
All things other than dentistry: why our blog is about more than just teeth

All things other than dentistry: why our blog is about more than just teeth

All things other than dentistry/ Community/ Health beauty and lifestyle

Posted on 25 March, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

Sometimes when I bump into patients outside of work, I see them struggle to place who I am. It seems no matter how we try to bluff these things, our faces still betray us with a baffled “where on earth do I know him from?” look. But it’s ok, I understand - it’s that problem of meeting people out of context, coupled with the extra problem that in work patients usually only see half of my face (the other half being hidden under a dental mask) and I’m usually peering at them from an...
Think it’s too late to get your teeth straight? Adult orthodontics: Seven reasons why there’s never a better time

Think it’s too late to get your teeth straight? Adult orthodontics: Seven reasons why there’s never a better time

Adult orthodontics Teeth Straightening

Posted on 13 March, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

It's surprising the number of adults who think they're too late to have orthodontics, but the great news is - they're not. Although braces are most commonly associated with teenagers, (generally because this is when crooked teeth are first noticed), there’s actually no upper age limit for this kind of corrective treatment. In fact, if you’re considering orthodontics as an adult - we believe there’s never been a better time, not only because we have an amazing offer running for March...
The Hillsborough Dental Story - how it all began...

The Hillsborough Dental Story - how it all began...

The Hillsborough Dental Story

Posted on 11 March, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

It was October 1998. Google had just been established (can you even imagine life before Google now?); Bill Clinton was facing intense questioning over the Monica Lewinsky affair and Saving Private Ryan was the top movie. As well as all of this, the main news in my small part of the universe, was, that Hillsborough Dental had officially opened its doors for the first time. I had only five patients (mostly family!) on my books and there was a lot of stress and uncertainty,...