About the Doctor

Dr. Andrew Bergsteedt qualified at Stellenbosch University in 1994.

I married my first love and have been working in a small village on the South coast of England for the last 10 years. It was a family friendly practice so we saw patients of all age groups and walks of life. We focussed on preventing oral disease and helping and motivating patients to learn to look after their own smiles.

I believe God given enamel is beautiful and precious, and so I will always strive to preserve as much of it as possible during procedures.

We are all so unique, so I don't mind spending the time to find out what you want and how I can best serve you.

 

Teeth Whitening

I believe that your cosmetic journey should always start with teeth whitening. I use techniques that have been used across the world for nearly 3 decades. The research supports the materials used and international dental websites confirms it's top status. Because quality is important I make my own whitening trays as I believe this is very important aspect.

Teeth have a natural colour and darkens over time for a whole host of reasons. These whitening gels lighten teeth by breaking down the long stained molecules within teeth.
Our way of whitening teeth is gentle, easy to use and safe and I use it on myself, therefore can recommend it without reservation.

 

Snoring

Snoring can be both funny and embarrassing, and is often caused by the vibration of the soft tissue of the airway. For some sufferers however, pauses in breathing or apnoea can occur and this is a more serious condition. Apnoea carries significant associated medical conditions, because not enough oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstream, whilst sleeping.

This lack of oxygen places significant stress on your body, putting you at risk for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

There is often further strain on relationships with your loved ones, because loud and habitual snoring will disrupt the sleeping pattern of those close to you and you might be experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness yourself.

What can be done?

I help to screen those who suffer with snoring for the more serious apnoea condition, working very closely and always in collaboration with specialist medical colleagues to diagnose and manage the issue. It is a journey worth taking as the quality of your life can be significantly improved through appropriate management. And when other medical treatments are not indicated I can help by means of a Dental Device, but only after detailed discussions with medical colleagues.

 

Mouth-guards

I'm pleased to inform you that we are able to supply custom-fit Mouth-guards using our local Max Laboratory.

Why Mouth-guards:

Every athlete playing contact sports like - rugby, hockey or even martial arts - should wear a proper fitting mouth-guard, to cushion a blow to the face, thereby minimising the risk of fractures of the teeth, soft tissue damage and concussion.

What is needed?

An upper impression

Why Max Mouth-guards?

  • The design follows international best practice guidelines
  • You receive multiple layers of protection
  • Normal speech and most importantly breathing, is possible
We offer these Mouth-guards at our practice, or alternatively we can help groups of athlete's at clubs or schools.

www.maxmouthguards.com

 

Our Aim

Between our two dentists, Dr Bergsteedt and Dr Everson, our Oral Hygienist and Ricko Peenz ( Laboratory Technician just a 5 minute walk away ) we have combined clinical experience of more than 60 years in finding solutions for patients.

Our Basic Approach:

  1. Find the Problem - taking the time to listen to you

  2. Focussing on Prevention - always

  3. Finding solutions you agree with so you have

    • no gaps between teeth
    • Teeth that look like teeth
    • Comfort
    • Strong teeth
    • Pink and healthy Gums
    • Improved eating experiences
    • The possibility of saving most or all of your teeth
    • Whiter smiles
    • Straight teeth
    • Better management of diabetes and it's risk to gum and bone
    • Clean teeth

Services

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Laboratory
  • Dental Shop
  • Digital Dentistry
  • Family Oriented
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers

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