Archives for February, 2012

Why Your Dentist Wants You to Quite Smoking in Sunbury

There is a really bad statistic floating about dental surgeries in Sunbury, which shows that smokers are more likely to lose their teeth than those people that don’t smoke- this is because smoking is destructive to the body on many levels.

Firstly it depletes the immune system, causing the mouth to suffer from poor saliva levels, which is needs to fight bacteria. Smoking is also a very good friend of gum disease and multiplies the chance of a person getting it and continual smoking during the disease also plays havoc on the chances of recovery.

So considering you are down the dentists regularly for check-ups and treatment, who better is there to help you try and quit, because after all, it is your dentist that will be battling to save your teeth in the long run.

Your dentist can first set you on a course to quitting, advising on patches, gum and sprays. Once you have shown signs that you are well on your way to quitting, your dentist will then be able to repair any damage done to your teeth and gums from smoking and then set you up with a new oral hygiene plan to cater for your new mouth.

Giving up smoking will not only boost your health, but also cut down the amount of times you are troubling your dentist with recurring problems caused by nicotine.

Straightening Your Teeth with Veneers in Molesey

There are a lot of options open to you in Molesey to straighten your teeth. Unfortunately, however, some of these can be quite a lengthy procedures, for which a lot of people are not prepared to sign up to.

But there are alternatives and good ones too. One such option are veneers and you can sit down with your dentist and discuss the possibilities of having veneers fitted if your teeth are healthy but you fancy a fix in just a couple of weeks.

Veneers will first involve preparation and this will mean shaving away the front surfaces of the teeth until they are flat. An imprint of your teeth is then taken and sent away so that your veneers can be made. During this time you will be fitted with temporary veneers until the proper ones come back. They will then be cemented onto your teeth and polished.

Veneers are durable and will last you a good 15 years. Your teeth no longer look crooked and are straight for the first time, giving you new feelings of confidence.


The Unemployed Way to get a Dental Check-up in Shepperton

There is no doubt that the country in the midst of a bad recession right now and a lot of people are losing their jobs, which of course isn’t a pleasant situation to be in.

Losing your job doesn’t mean that you can stop paying bills and so life must go on as best it can. Unfortunately, some luxuries have to go, as things become tight, but at times, some people can cut too many corners, which could be affecting their health. One of these may well be the amount of times you visit the dentist in Shepperton and by not doing so, you could be seriously putting your teeth and gums on the line.

Just because you have lost your job, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your teeth as well, far from it. If you sign on, you are entitled to free treatment while you are out of work and so there is no reason at all why you and your family cannot keep on getting excellent oral care.

Everyone knows that we must all pull together during this time, even dentists and if you are deeply concerned about the immediate future of your dental care, you should sit down with your dentist and talk about your problem.

Overseas Dental Treatment-The Facts in Kingston-upon-Thames

It is very possible that you may have walked around some dentists in Kingston-upon-Thames and worried about the prices of some treatments, especially if you have seen prices abroad at almost a third, to half of what they are here.

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking you could kill two birds with one stone and have a ‘dental holiday’, people do it and some come back with tremendous results for next to nothing. The emphasis here is on the word ‘some’, because ‘most’ come back in a worse state than they left.

You have got to remember, you are going into cultures that you know nothing of and that have totally different standards when it comes to dentistry. If you are adamant that this is for you, then no-one is stopping you from doing so, but you would be wise to do your homework before you set off. Always check the qualifications of the person doing your work and see how they relate to those of a British dentist, as otherwise it could be the local builder doing your work and moonlighting to make ends meet for his family.

Your local dentist will be able to advise you on such matters and fill you in with the information you need before you make your decision.


Caring for Our Teeth the Inter-Dental Way in Worcester Park

You can go out in Worcester Park and get the best toothbrush that money can buy, but it will not get in between your teeth, where the evil of plaque loves to ply its trade.

Now in all reality, plaque will always be around in your mouth and if it gets out of control, it will lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The most dangerous areas that it can grow are where the teeth make contact with each other- the place where your brush won’t reach, so you have to clean inter-dentally in order to save your teeth.

This is often a little difficult, but there are some very nifty little gadgets on the market to help you get by. Dental floss is the most common and it can be worked between the teeth and up under the gums to remove bits of food that may be lodged there, as can dental sticks. Inter-dental brushes are wonderful for slipping between the teeth just where the gums meet and pushing food out and away from the gums and teeth. Mouthwashes are very good for the final rinse, to clear away any left over food from the surface of the teeth.

It is possible to buy irrigation devices as well that clear out food, much in the same way as a mouthwash can except with more power. Of course, these are not designed to replace that beautiful new brush that you have just gone out and bought, far from it, but by using all these things together, plaque hasn’t got a chance, and if it does, you always have your dentist to call on.


The Surbiton British and Their Fear of the Dentist

Maybe it’s a British thing, but you wouldn’t be surprised at how many people in Surbiton still have some sort of fear of the dentist, even with the modern pain-free laser technology on offer and modern sedation techniques and treatments around.

The thing is, it is still causing dentists headaches, for nervous patients can be difficult to treat, that’s if they have even turned up for an appointment in the first place- because a lot of people don’t and this can only add to problems multiplying in the mouth.

But most dentists will surprise you these days as they are well versed in the problem and can offer you anxiety management, so you should at least pay a visit, just for a chat about your fears, what treatment is on offer and how you can make the process less frightening.

Make a list of your dental woes and go through each one meticulously until you have got the answers you need. By doing this, you can build up a rapport and trust with your dentist and get to know them better. Look around the surgery and get used to being there and in their company. Remember, you can take all of this at your own pace until you are ready to confront the demons that hover around you. So come on, chin up, stiff upper lip and get in there- you’re British after all!


Laser Your Teeth to Health in Weybridge

If you’ve been down to your dentist in Weybridge of late, you may well have noticed that your last treatment was painless and though they say you had a filling, there was a distinct lack of drilling going on.

The truth is that the drill may soon become one of those old fashioned dental instruments, among others, that are on the endangered list, because the age of the laser has arrived. More and more dentists are turning to their use because they are just so efficient and precise.

Start with the drilling process. A normal drill can cause vibration and further damage, but with a laser, it just burns its way into the tooth with extreme accuracy and clears away the decay inside. It is perfect for root canal treatment as it can remove the roots effortlessly as well as the dead pulp. The laser can also be used for gum contouring as it causes the minimal of damage to tissue, making the healing process faster.

Dental implants used to be quite a long, drawn out and cumbersome operation, but thanks to the laser, and a little computer work, the implant can be placed into the jaw in no time at all, with pin-point accuracy, and again with little damage to the gum tissue, increasing healing. Dental implants can be done in a matter of hours today when combined with laser dentistry.

The most popular use of a laser though, is in the use of laser teeth whitening. In as little as an hour you can walk out of the dentists and onto the cover of a magazine- it’s that good. So next time you’re in, ask your dentist all about lasers treatments.


Plugging the Gaps in Your Fillings in Sunbury

When you sit down in the dentist’s chair and have a filling done in Sunbury, the idea is that the crevasses and crannies in your tooth or teeth will be filled.

Now this tends to work very well when using metal fillings and it should equally work as well with plastic ones. The thing is, anything that is hot when applied, tends to shrink a little as it cools and this can leave a gap between the surface of the tooth and the filling, which rather defeats the whole operation, as these gaps are a haven for bacteria, causing more decay to set in. It doesn’t mean that the whole filling needs to be removed, but it should be touched up in order to prevent further damage taking place.

These gaps can be sealed by applying another layer of plastic film into the cracks to shore up the holes. They can also be sealed better by using dental bonding, as this relies on a series of layers being built up until the gaps are securely plugged. The use of plastics for fillings has arisen more out of vanity than practicability, as they look better than grey metal ones so a lot of people are turning to this method of treatment for cosmetic reasons.

However, before you make your choice, you should sit down and discuss your options, as there are a lot of different types of plastic fillings to choose from. Remember, this procedure should not be based on vanity alone and you’ll need the best filling you can get to ensure your teeth remain healthy and free from decay.



Overcoming Sensitive Teeth in Molesey

There are many reasons behind why your teeth can become sensitive, but however you arrive at the problem, there is no doubts it can cause a lot of discomfort.

Poor oral hygiene is still a problem in Molesey, which can soon lead to gum disease and infection that can cause pain and sensitivity in the teeth.

Dental treatments can also leave your teeth feeling sensitive at first, but there are ways of overcoming the problem, such as getting yourself to your dentists to get your mouth looked at. Only then can a diagnosis be made and treatment administered.

At home you can combat the problem by upping your oral hygiene. There are some extremely good sensitive toothpastes on the market that remove sensitivity from the teeth and gums. Brushing with a softer brush will also help your cause, along with flossing and mouthwashes. Herbal solutions can also help to naturally pacify any pain or tenderness in the mouth.

However, once you have set yourself going on this course of perfect oral hygiene, you should be wary of what you eat and drink as well. Highly acidic products will attack vulnerable areas around the teeth and cause further damage in an already volatile place. You must also be sure to remove starchy foods from your teeth after eating, as they stick to the teeth and allow bacteria to prospere.

Quick Dental Bonding in Surbiton

As we get older, there is an element of inevitability that our teeth may start to become worn and tired.

Gums may recede a little, causing the appearance of gaps at the top of the teeth, whilst the teeth themselves can become cracked and discolored.

Not the prettiest of reading true, but it isn’t the end of the world, because if you notice this happening, you can get it all covered up in Surbiton with a little dental bonding. It’s a cheap little trick to hide all of these sins and it can be done in just a single sitting.

Your teeth are cleaned so that a first layer of resin can be applied to the surface of the teeth and then ‘set’ with the use of a heat source. This is repeated quite a few times- at least until there is enough material to work with- then your dentist will shape the resin into the desired shape, before highly polishing the finished article.

The resin will be colour coded to match the rest of your teeth, so they will not stand out. The good thing is that if your have any problems in the future, you can go back and have a touch-up. It is the versatility of the treatment and its speed that makes dental bonding very popular to those of us on the go. However, they can also be porous and suceptible to staining, but if you watch what you put in the mouth and cut down the fags, coffee and wine you will get a lot of mileage from your dental bonding.