December 31st, 2011
You may well have spotted this treatment on the TV, which is where it came fame and thought, WOW, where can I get that done, well good people, Zoom teeth whitening is right here in Weybridge, that’s where and only at around £100, which is really cheap considering the results that will leave your teeth looking as though you have spent £1000’s on them. It is a simple treatment: get in the dentists chair and your mouth will be fitted with a gadget that will make you look like you are in wind tunnel but it has a dual function- to protect your lips and to give access to the inside of your mouth more easily. Then the bleaching agent is applied and ignited into action with a laser. This is left to run its course for around 15 minutes before it is repeated: a final session is needed to complete cycle. The results are immensely rewarding for you both mentally and physically as the difference is instant. You can always go back for top-ups too when required but if it made the TV in the first place on a high-brow makeover program, it has to be good!
December 28th, 2011
Tooth loss can lead to further tooth loss if not addressed as the other teeth are exposed to infection and further movement once the too has gone missing. In Sunbury there are bridges on the market that can do the job of shoring up the gap, but the one you will require rather depends exactly on where the tooth has been lost. If it has gone missing at the back, you will need to be fitted with a cantilever bridge which involves wires being attached to the neighboring tooth and then bonded in. If a tooth has gone between two others, a Maryland bridge is one of the more popular choices; the replacement tooth is between two crowns that are then cemented onto the ‘neighbors’. But if two teeth have gone together, one of the best ways is to have a half crown at one end that will be cemented onto the remaining adjacent tooth, the new teeth in the middle and at the other end, a full crown that is located onto a mini-implant. Bridges are durable and can go the distance but you need to ensure that you know how to clean them properly as food can get stuck under them and cause bacteria.
December 26th, 2011
It is heartening to know that in Molesey, the statistics show, more and more people are making full recovery from oral cancer, although cynically, this increase could be linked by the fact that more and more people are getting it. Everyone has a different chemistry within them which makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact causes of the problem, but there are considered to be the more obvious reasons such as stress, drinking, smoking and poor diet. But you should none of the less, be aware of the signs of it because if caught early, it can be cured. Ulcers, neck aches, earaches, sore throats all need to be checked out if they persist for too long and if you have a problem, it should and will be treated immediately. Recovery is also a very difficult period as well; you are going to need the best support and counseling you can get in order to make a full recovery. But you also have to think of the things that got you to this dark zone in the first place and once you have identified them, you are going to carry on through life doing the opposite in order you build up your strength and immune system to prevent the problem from returning ever again.
December 23rd, 2011
It would have been unheard of 10 years ago that you could fit 20 dental implants in a day? Let alone it be available in Surrey?? But it’s true, those Americans, who else, have found the answer. Normally, a mini-implant is more associated with the wearing of dentures. But now it can be used along with bridges and crowns. Prior to having them fitted, you’ll have a consultation and some x-rays taken to assess any tooth decay or gum disease and the best place for location of the implants. If you get the green light, you will then have them placed through precision laser micro surgery. This damages very little of the jaw and gums and heals within two months properly. But don’t worry because you don’t leave the surgery with just a mouthful of tiny spikes, you will be fitted with temporary fittings until the healing is complete, and then an impression is taken of your mouth from which the new fittings are made. Prices for these treatments can vary wildly so you will have to see your dentist about prices and payment plans. But for the freedom you achieve from this treatment has got to be worth investing in.
December 21st, 2011
You didn’t see arrive and so you don’t know it’s here, but here in Shepperton it very much is- the thing is, it’s invisible so you won’t see it, might feel it though. Now be honest, who would have thought they would ever see the words ‘invisible’ and ‘aligner’ in the same sentence- join the two together and you get Invisalign, an incredible tooth straightening program from the States. To get on the program, you need to be digitally X-rayed, from which your aligner is made and from which you can also see a projected image of what your teeth will end up looking like. There are a series of aligners made for you to change as your teeth move. Some people find discomfort at first, but what aligner isn’t difficult when first fitted and you will soon adjust. Of course you’ll be aware of it being there but here’s golden moment, no-one else will though, because it is barely noticeable- being made from a clear plastic. It’s removable, so you can carry on doing things normally such as cleaning your teeth regularly and eating and kissing, making this a very hygienic treatment to opt for, but here’s the rub- it works 3 times as fast as most other treatments! A tad ironic because you can’t see it anyway so it can take as long as it likes!
December 19th, 2011
With any form of dental treatment, be it cosmetic dentistry or orthodontics, there is always one that stands above rest and catches not only eye but the imagination as well, and right this minute there is one just landed with lightening speed that catches in the surgeries of Surbiton- the Inman aligner. Think about this little scenario: you’re sitting a home preening yourself and thinking that ‘yes, I’m still good looking but it’s the way my teeth stick out at the front that ruins the day’. Now, you may have been thinking this for a few years, but you don’t like lengthy dental treatments either. Thing is, if you don’t do something about, it will bug you for life. So if it is only buck teeth at the front that are off, you should introduce yourself to the Inman aligner. It will become your new best friend because as it rocks those teeth to and fro with its unique ‘I push, you pull’ mechanism, the teeth move into place a super-sonic speed….. hope you are sitting down for this- in 6 weeks minimum! You’ll need a retainer to wear for a while at home because the teeth will move back otherwise into their old place. Throughout the treatment, you can take it out to clean, to eat, or to get affectionate- whatever, but this is a revolutionary treatment in the art of tooth alignment and one worth looking at.
December 16th, 2011
There is a wonderful ethic about how certain treatments have evolved in dentistry: take one good idea and then expand on it; take the veneer as one such example: after shaving off the tooth’s enamel, the tiny little veneer is manufactured from an imprint taken of your mouth and then cemented into place- great idea, durable and proven. Take this forward another level and you come to the Lumineer, a very thin veneer made, again from a fine, patented porcelain. This is not as durable but then it’s not designed to be, it’s designed as something for a quick fix and then thrown away or replaced. The clue there is you can reverse this technique, unlike before, because in the preparation of the fitting, the tooth’s enamel is left on and the Lumineer simply stuck over the surface. It’s not cheap to get one and costs can vary wildly, but pop to the dentists in Sunbury and ask about the treatment, because it does give your mouth back its youth quite sensationally.
December 14th, 2011
If you’re not really a fan of having treatments down at the dentists in Weybridge but are a big fan of have nice pearly white teeth, in the wonderful world that we live in these days, you can do it by yourself. Now dentists are not overly fans of home bleaching because it takes you out of their jurisdiction and they can’t keep an eye on you. But one home treatment that they do love and rave about is the Enlighten tooth whitening system. Not just because of the remarkable results it achieves, but it also involves the dentist as well in the beginning and at the end of the course. Your dentists will measure you up for bespoke bleaching trays, and when they are made up, you will go home and embark on a 14 day bleaching bonanza. What sets this aside from other home kits is that it does the bleaching while you are asleep at night. During these weeks, you will clean yourself with whitening toothpaste and refrain from foods and drinks that tend to stain- as well as smoking. Then after the course has run, you go back to the dentist for a quick laser blast and you leave with possibly some of the finest looking teeth on the market. Some people even come to you to do the treatment if you want to avoid the dentist, now, for around £300-400, that’s what you call a service
December 12th, 2011
The beautiful thing about modern dentistry is that it’s based on older theories in the trade, that if you catch something going wrong early on, you have a better chance of nipping it in the bud. Modern dentists in Molesey have that luxury because of the way technology has advanced out of sight. The perfect way of highlighting this is by comparing old x-ray methods to modern digital ones. The old x-ray could take weeks to process a problem by which time it would have got worse. They were also cumbersome to store for a dentist, taking up bags of space around the surgery. The modern digital x-ray is remarkable: once the image has been taken, it is flashed up on a computer screen straight away so the dentist can get to work on you right away. They are so precise and even 3-D images can be produced of any area inside the mouth for a more comprehensive picture, as opposed to the old one dimensional image. But the real bonus for the dentist is that they can be stored easily on the computer, sourced at anytime and even e-mailed off to other specialists in dental fields for analysis and second opinions. All this can only be beneficial to the patient and the speed of treatment.
December 10th, 2011
It really is a bit of a leap of faith and a nervous one to take when you have to wear dentures; images of teeth falling out and in being dropped into a jar late at night doesn’t do anything to alleviate those fears either. But take heart because there is a new breed of dentures around in Kingston-upon-Thames today and if you take a look at what’s available, it will ease you worries no end. For a start, they look a lot more natural than they ever did, because of the naturally colored softer materials they are made from and also because the material then houses hard porcelain teeth. Being softer also means that it adheres to every crook and cranny inside the mouth. Fixodent’s have also been through an amazing transformation over the years and stick the dentures into the mouth with incredible strength. But the most amazing thing to ever be offered to those who wear dentures is the mini implant. Simple to fit, it’s a tiny titanium spike that is screwed into the jaw in a day: five or six of these to one denture that then clicks onto the little spikes. This removes virtually any chance of the dentures coming out in mid conversation and combined with a Fixodent as well, and you could gnaw your way through a scaffolding pole. Not so frightening now eh?