Image is important to us all in Worcester Park these days; at work, at play, wherever. If you’re out there and looking great, chances are that you’re going to feel great and excel at everything you do, giving you the optimum chances of getting everything out of life that you work so hard at putting in. Having great teeth is just part of the jigsaw and good oral hygiene can keep you on track. Keeping your teeth healthy should be part of your every day routine and it starts at home. You’ve seen all the products advertised so get out there, get the ones that suit you and keep your bathroom cabinet stocked with the best you can buy. This starts with the right toothbrush and paste; getting this right at first can be a bit of a lottery, but once your there, half the battle is won. Then we move onto the back up products. Flossing and mouthwashes are considered to be important ingredients in fighting problems in the mouth. Do this a few times a day and chances of problems such as tooth decay and plaque, are seriously reduced. It’s also helps to have painkillers and herbal remedies in-house so you can be ready for any dental emergencies that may crop up. But the greatest insurance you have in the back pocket is your dentist. They can advise you on any issues you have with your mouth, such as what products to choose and how to develop a basic hygiene programme that with keep you smiling without a care in the world.
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If you’re a 24 hour working and party animal in Shepperton, chances are you have little time to fit anything else in to your diary. You will probably find going to the dentist an annoying inconvenience as well unless in an emergency. Well if you carry on in this vein and ignore the needs of your teeth, chances are you won’t have any teeth to worry about in 10 years time. Having a regular dental check-up is not only imperative to the health of your teeth, but to the health of your body too. Ignore it at your peril, for your dentist is the person who can prevent you from ill-health now and health complications later on in life. Poor oral hygiene can lead to oral cancer, tooth loss and even heart disease- a dental check-up can prevent this from happening. When you pay a visit, your dentist will carry out the normal things that you’ve come to expect; they will check for decay, gum disease, cavities and then be able to rectify them- they will also remove any build up of plaque and generally clean your teeth. But this is the perfect chance for you to discuss any problems you may have with your mouth- the sooner problems (of any nature) are identified, the easier they are to correct. Discussing your dietary habits and oral hygiene program can help to keep your mouth free of problems and save you a fortune further down the line in corrective treatments and cosmetic procedures. Sure, modern dental techniques and procedures can put almost anything right these days but a 10 minute check-up can prevent it happening in the first place- you’d be a fool to miss that appointment in the long run.
The benefits and joys of cosmetic dentistry are everywhere to be seen in Kingston-Upon-Thames; on billboards, at the cinema, on the TV and in newspapers and magazines- everyone is smiling with confidence these days, and you can too. All you have to do is pop into your dentist and discuss what’s best for you and that puts you up there with the best of them. If your teeth are in good shape already, you may only require simple ‘touch-ups’ to restore your smile with a little cosmetic bonding. Bleaching is big business now too; home bleaching kits can be purchased at most retail outlets or you can get it done by your dentist. Make-over shows have made laser bleaching very fashionable too. However, if you suffer from severe wear and tear and staining, veneers are fantastic at covering up a multitude of sins in the mouth like receding gums or cracks and chips, giving back the length and sheen to your teeth you once had. Gums can be shaped and contoured to remove with laser treatment with the least amount of damage to the mouth and to get rid of that ‘gummy’ smile. Even losing teeth is no longer a problem anymore; there’s a range of bridges, crowns and dental implants available to plug the holes, put that smile back on your face and give you oodles of confidence to get back in the mix of society.
Choosing the right cosmetic treatment that suits you in Surbiton can be a bit of a nightmare, as there are so many treatments around these days. But one of the most important factors relating to your choice is to make sure your don’t get caught up in the euphoria of what looks great from what you’ve seen on |TV and opt for the more expensive treatments, when you really don’t need them. If your teeth are generally, in good shape, then your dentist will probably advise you to have a ‘touch-up with some cosmetic bonding to restore your teeth to their former glory. It’s simple, cheap and just as affective as anything you’ve seen on the box. It’s a straight forward process: your teeth are prepped with an etching gel and then layer of resin are laid onto the teeth and ‘cured’ with a heat lamp until the tooth has been restored; then it’s sculptured and polished. This is a fantastic method for getting rid of old fillings, chips, gaps and cracks and great for plugging gaps and removing stains- they can even be coloured to suit your existing teeth.
But the main benefit of this treatment is that the minimum of damage is done to the enamel of the tooth. It’s not always considered to be the most durable of treatments around, but excellent if you’re in a rush and always on the go.
Don’t be fooled that just because you maybe getting on a bit that you are no longer eligible to get your teeth fixed by wearing a brace. Ok, this may sound like a long drawn out process which you simply couldn’t be done with at your time of life. But in Molesey, there’s a treatment around that can sort out your teeth in half a year- hence its title, the ‘6 Months Smile’. Like most thing oral, the design comes from America and is designed more for the adult market, attacking all the obvious orthodontic problems that happen in the mouth, such as overcrowding, teeth that stick out or miss when you bite, and gaps. If after a series of tests and x-rays you’re deemed suitable for the treatment, your brace is then made up across the pond, and then shipped back to you to be fitted. Small white brackets are attached to the offending teeth by a wire that is kept in constant tension by your dentist, who you see at regular visits throughout the programme. This constant tension works quickly and efficiently and allows you to plan your course around your year with the least amount of fuss. It’s also a lot cheaper than its competitors, making it one of the most popular choices for adults around today.