July 7th, 2011
Dentists are trained professionals who devote their working lives to helping to prevent oral hygiene problems occurring in their patients. But you have to go and see the dentist in order for them to be able to examine your mouth. This is a problem for people who suffer from dental anxiety and it is a problem that needs to be overcome so that the health of their mouths can be monitored by those who know the most about it.
Dental anxiety can take a number of forms and has different levels of severity. There are those who are simply not keen on going to the surgery and so avoid it while their teeth are in a reasonable standard of health. Some are not keen on what they perceive to be the ambience of dental surgeries and some have had a personal disagreement with a member of staff and so don’t want to return to the surgery. At the more severe end of the spectrum are those who are simply terrified of being in the dentist’s chair and worry about drills, injections and so on.
Whatever the reason for feeling anxious about visiting the dentist, it is vital that it is overcome. In doing so it can be helpful to overturn some of the stereotypes about dentistry which persist. For a start, many dental procedures are different in substance to what they used to be. Pain free gels make injections more comfortable and Waterlase technology is replacing the dental drill where possible.
Book an informal appointment with your Surry dentist so that you can put to rest your feelings of dental anxiety.
July 5th, 2011
The experience of losing all of your teeth can be a very traumatic one indeed. But you will need to replicate the functions of your teeth in some way so that you can chew your food and speak intelligibly so that others can understand you. Dental implants have become a very popular method of doing so because of their permanence, but you should not forget the tried and trusted denture as a way of replicating teeth.
If you think that dentures are just for the elderly and are uncomfortable and inconvenient, think again. Modern dentures are far more comfortable and give the wearer a much better experience. This is partly due to the fact that they are constructed individually for the wearer now rather than simply being mass produced. Wearing dentures that are tailored to the shape and contours of your gums is far more pleasurable experience and there is much less chance of them slipping out of your mouth.
Dentures tend to be made from materials such as valplast, which ensures that they are effectively ‘friction-free’. The fact that dentures are removable means that they can, of course, slip out but that is also a bonus for some. If you are thinking about having dental implants but not sure about the invasive surgery and the cost, dentures can always be worn as a temporary measure while you make up your mind.
If you want to get beyond the unhelpful stereotypes pertaining to dentures then you could do worse than talk to your Weybridge dentist. It is likely that they will have fitted a great many patients with dentures and they can go into greater detail about what is involved with them.
July 3rd, 2011
There are quite a number of teeth whitening kits available to purchase these days, reflecting peoples’ desire to have a set of beautiful white teeth. It can be quite a minefield deciding which one to choose if you feel that you too want to improve the look of your teeth. Many of these kits are affordable and very effective as well but don’t forget that teeth whitening treatment is available at the dentist’s surgery too.
One of these treatments is called Zoom teeth whitening and it is quick and very effective. If you would rather have teeth whitening carried out that is administered by your dentist then Zoom teeth whitening might be just the thing you’ve been looking out for.
Zoom teeth whitening fits into even the busiest of schedules. All that your dentist will require to carry out the Zoom teeth whitening is just three quarters of an hour. Within this period your dentist will not apply the special whitening gel that is common to all teeth whitening kits but he or she will also subject your teeth to a patented curing light that helps your teeth to become extra white. Forty five minutes can easily be fitted in after work to get your smile ready for that wedding or job interview.
The results of Zoom teeth whitening are spectacular. Dental professionals measure teeth whiteness in levels. Rigorous brushing over a sustained period can usually only raise the level of whiteness by about two; the Zoom teeth whitening method can raise whiteness by eight levels.
Talk to your Kingston-Upon-Thames dentist if you are sick of having dull or stained teeth and want to do something about it. Once you’ve experienced the Zoom teeth whitening method you won’t look back.
July 1st, 2011
Plastic surgery is probably beyond the financial reach of most people and, in any case, it can be a difficult process. But if you want to improve your appearance on a budget there are things you can do. A good place to start is to think about the way your smile looks. If you are unhappy with it, why not change it? There’s no time like the present to make the changes that will improve your appearance!
Dental veneers are an easy way to improve the look of any smile and they won’t cost the earth either. They are specifically designed to deal with teeth that are cracked, chipped or stained. Essentially what dental veneers are are covers that fit snugly over these troublesome teeth and give your smile an aesthetic boost that will make you the envy of your friends.
Increasingly made of porcelain, dental veneers are durable and long-lasting while being incredibly light weight. It is one of the advantages of porcelain as a material that it will still be extremely strong, even if used in tiny quantities. Indeed some types of veneer have been nicknamed ‘contact lenses for your teeth’ because they are so thin. Another beneficial quality of porcelain is that it won’t stain; like glass, pigmentation ‘runs off’ porcelain.
Dentists can fit dental veneers very quickly these days because of the efficient processes allowed by the new technology in many dental surgeries. If you are interested in dental veneers you should book an appointment for a chat with your Sunbury dentist. They will be able to talk you through exactly what is involved, tell you the costs and inform you how quickly the procedure might be able to occur.