October 7th, 2011
You’d like to think that people in Sunbury would know how to care for their teeth what with all the lovely little oral hygiene products on sale in the shops. But, we are all human and can make mistakes when it comes to looking after our teeth even if we are using the best that dental companies can throw at us. The problem is, things can go astray very quickly in the mouth: plaque soon turns to tartar, and this can lead onto gum disease and tooth cavities and before you know it, tooth decay. When the problem is at level, you are going to have to have a root canal, followed swiftly by having a crown fitted. Dental crowns help to restore the shape of the tooth and ensure you retain the ‘bite’ of your mouth; they also help to keep the beauty of your tooth. You have a choice at this point as to what ‘style’ of crown you can choose- if you have the money you can have it made from anything that floats your boat, but you should also consider where the crown is to be fitted as different areas of the mouth go through different stresses. All porcelain crowns are pretty and look so natural, but they are the ‘weaker’ option so they would really be best at the front of the mouth. Gold and porcelain-on-metal crowns are toughies on the over hand and can take a good bashing- especially is you love your food so these would be your good choices towards the back of your mouth.
October 5th, 2011
Porcelain is a beautiful material- stunningly white and lovely to look at, as it seems to radiate an incredible hue from inside when light hits it. Now just imagine then, how that might look in the mouth and the effect it will have when you smile as you swan your way around the streets of Weybridge. Porcelain veneers have been around for a good amount of time and have proved themselves to be something to be in awe of. The treatment is so easy, but may take around three weeks to complete. The tooth has to be prepared first and this will involve having to remove the delicate enamel from the surface of the tooth. Then, a dental putty imprint is taken of the tooth, which is posted off to a laboratory, from which your pretty porcelain veneers can be made from. In the course of all this, you will have to wear fake veneers until the real deal is posted back to your dentist and then, they are cemented onto the surface of the teeth and ‘cured’ with a heat lamp. With care, that you should give your teeth anyway, porcelain veneers should last you a long time, anywhere up to about 15 years, but you better prepare yourself for the shock of your life when they are first put into your mouth- they are absolutely delightful!
October 3rd, 2011
So you fancy joining the toothy jet-set in Molesey do you? Well you couldn’t have chosen a better time to take the plunge and get your teeth whitened. Walk into any shop and there is an amazing choice to get your teeth up to scratch- from toothpastes to bleaching kits- all will do a great job and make you feel like the proverbial star that you are. But with all treatments like this, you will be doing on your own and seeing as you have never done it before, all you have to go on is the advice on the packet. This is what upsets dentists so much because by you going it alone, you are out of their jurisdiction and they are not in control of how you look after your after your teeth- it might also give them an insight into the future that they might become a bit redundant. But one of the best ways to get your teeth into shape is to work with your dentist. They can advise you about the journey you want to take, but they can also help as well: the range of treatments on offer right now are amazing and your dentist can give them to you as well; laser whitening, veneers, cosmetic bonding- it is all there for you and so if you want to get your teeth looking pretty again and you are adamant that you feel ‘yes I can do this’ on your own, then go for it and take the plunge, but your dentist is there and they will give you the shove you need, and in the right direction as well.
October 1st, 2011
The body is a beautiful thing yet a complex one but if you are flying high and free of stress, then whatever daily things throw at you in Surbiton, you will be able to cope with. This also works for your teeth as well, because if you have a beautiful smile lying behind your gall, it gives you that extra little push to get through life with confidence. These days, the choices of getting your teeth into shape have never been better- sit down with your dentist and take a look at what offers are on the table and you will find that the choice of products that are out there are staggering, available and affordable now, and they will keep that confidence that you have alive and kicking. Toothpastes that whiten your teeth are incredible and will leave your mouth feeling like a million dollars after only a few days. Home bleaching kits give sanctuary to the way your teeth radiate, as do some of the ‘fashionable’ laser treatments that your dentist will be able to offer you. Of course, it does depend that your teeth are in good shape in the first place. But here again, you can get them into shape with such treasures as cosmetic bonding, lovely veneers, dental implants- the list goes on and on- ask your dentist while you are sitting down with them about what you want- tell them what you desire and then, they will tell you the best way of achieving it.