October 29th, 2012
It wasn’t that long ago that dental procedures used to be fairly cut and dried: you’d go for a quick check-up, have a filling if need be, have a tooth pulled if need be, clean and a polish and that would be it- the only other notable procedure being the fitting of dentures! Then one day, someone invented the computer, a big space opened up with technology, dentistry got its act together and started to offer you everything you needed to get the perfect mouth and it has been the most fantastic turnabout of an industry in history. Braces….they used to be horrible, now you have endless choices: tooth replacement- with laser surgery, has come the mass availability of the beautiful dental implant which even threatens to consign dentures to history. Yes, the basics of dentistry have upped their game, but it is the world of cosmetic dentistry that has seen the biggest changes. Over the past 10 or so years, there has been a real clamour to smile like a Hollywood star, partly thanks to TV programs showing you how. You can turn back the clock with a dental make-over through the fitting of veneers, cosmetic bonding or laser whitening. Dentists have even got above their station and now work outside the mouth as well, offering botox injections and dermal fillers. When people look back at this time now, it will be recognized as the golden era when dentistry turned a corner for the better. If this has wetted yourWorcesterParkappetite, then give Mulberry Dental Care in Walton a call to get the complete package on how and where you can improve the way you smile.
October 27th, 2012
It is amazing that dentures have hung around for so long in Worcester Park, especially if you consider that the dental implant is seen as the replacement for dentures right now. Well this story is rather two-fold really. For a start, the approach to removing teeth by dentists has shifted immensely: no longer do teeth get pulled at the merest mention of gum disease, dentists today have the tools to at least save as many of your teeth as they can if your gums become infected, which is why there has been a big rise in the number of people wearing partial dentures. Full dentures, like partial dentures, have also gone through a radical make-over too. They are made from softer, better adhering materials that cling to the mouth better: they also look more like real teeth and gums, unlike the ones in the past that looked like they had come from a Christmas cracker. Stronger cements help bind them to the mouth better, but the greatest irony in all of this is the fact that full dentures can be even better fitting when used alongside mini dental implants. You have to remember as well that dentures are very easy to pop in and out and they come without the hassle that your normal teeth give you…dentures will be around for a long time yet! If you want to know more about all aspects of dentures, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton.
October 25th, 2012
There are very few natural materials on the planet that can claim to have the air of perfection about them, but porcelain is certainly one that pertains to be: it is a pure and beautiful white substance that gives off a majestically translucent hue…it seems almost flawless. Now this is not too dissimilar to that of the enamel on your teeth, although over time, this ‘magic’ can start to fade and with it, your teeth and gums may start to show signs of wear and despair. So step into the fray the beautiful porcelain veneer- the answer to all of your ageing problems. This robust little fitting will not only cover up the woes in your mouth, but it will leave you and your smile breathless with beauty. It is also very easy to fit. Once the dentist has removed the enamel from the surface of your teeth, mouldings then need to be taken so that the veneers can be made. Once they return from the lab a couple of weeks later, the fittings are cemented into place and after a quick clean-up, you are done. Though they appear very fragile, once they are cemented in, their strength trebles and if you look after them, they will give you 15 years of smiling pleasure. If you feel you fit the bill and want to know more about this magical little treatment in Sunbury, then give Mulberry Dental Care a call in Walton and they will tell you where to go to get it done.
October 23rd, 2012
The art of cleaning your teeth really isn’t the stuff of a madman’s dream and yet, it is amazing how people often get it wrong, especially as they get older and fail to adapt to how their teeth change. There is a given behind all of this though and that is to ensure that you do your best to remove any lodged food from your teeth and clear away any bacteria or acids that are on the teeth that may allow the build-up of plaque in the mouth. What is fantastic about today’s world however, is the unbelievable array of products available with which to carry these tasks. Brushing has always been paramount to your oral health, but the choice of brushes that you clean your teeth with has branched out incredibly: some of the electric brushes on the market are sensational. Toothpastes too have branched out to cope with every occasion, from plaque busting to sensitive teeth. But where the market has really developed is in the products you can buy to support your basic cleaning: dental flosses, inter-dental brushes and dental tape are there to give your mouth the deepest clean it has ever had. The other part of this jigsaw has been the rapid rise of mouth-washes: once pooh-poohed in certain circles, they have now become an essential tool to have in your bathroom cabinet, nay, about your person at all times. Then you can move into the world of herbal medicines which shouldn’t just be seen as alternative but a great back-up to what you are already doing. If you want more facts on how to clean your teeth properly, then you should call Mulberry Dental Care in Walton, because they can send you in the right direction in Weybridge.
October 21st, 2012
On average, you will get to see your dentist about twice a year and normally this is for a dental check-up and it is a necessary ingredient in keeping you, your mouth and your body healthy, and before you start moaning about what an unnecessary chore this is, you should maybe consider the implications of skipping an appointment first. Your dentist has one agenda and that is to maintain your oral health. At a basic check-up, you will start with an x-ray in order to help check for signs of trouble. Your dentist will then go around your teeth for a visual inspection and if all is okay, you will get a quick clean to get rid of any tartar build-up, a polish and then you are sent home again. If something does show up, then your dentist will fix it. The do this to stop you from falling foul of tooth decay and gum disease. Decay will destroy your teeth very quickly and if left unattended, you will loose them. Gum disease however is more sinister: whilst also aiding the destruction of your teeth, it will infect your gums and whilst doing so, start poisoning your blood. These toxins, further down the line, can also cause problems with your heart and other organs in your body. So suddenly, this should be enough incentive for you to get along for a check-up. If you are having problems with your teeth, this is the time you should sit down with your dentist- discuss the future and see how you can improve your oral hygiene to stop things going wrong….that’s what your dentist is for. For more information about dental check-ups inSurreyarea, then contact Walton’s Mulberry Dental Care.
October 19th, 2012
It’s safe to say that we all get anxious over something at some point in our lives, though normally, it’s from an experience that we can choose not to go through again. But if you are anxious about going to the dentists, it is something that will be repeated at least twice a year and it can become a real problem if it turns into a phobia that prevents you getting the dental care that you need. Maybe ironically, but dentists know all about this and are there to nurse you through these choppy waters: it is also beneficial to them to help calm you down, as having an anxious patient in their chair can make it difficult to administer the treatment correctly. There are many sedation techniques that a dentist can employ and for you, the patient, you should also learn about these as well from your dentist, because if you know beforehand that you have nothing to worry about and get involved in the decision making, the battle is pretty much won. And it’s not just about the sedation either, dentistry have been revolutionized over the past few decades and with some of the modern laser equipment at their disposal, a dentist can carry out treatments painlessly and without the need of sedatives. If you want to find out when, where and how in Surbiton, then you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton.
October 17th, 2012
You would think that in this age, rotten teeth would be a thing of the past in Kingston-upon-Thames, yet it is surprising how many people you can spot in the streets that suffer from the problem and the one factor in this statistic that is always going to be around forever is plaque. Your mouth, however much you clean it, is always open to bacteria and you only have to miss a couple of dental check-ups and/or, relax your oral hygiene, and the plaque will spread like wild-fire, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. It doesn’t help if you smoke and drink excessively either, for your teeth will also discolour very quickly. But, after all of this, rotten teeth still shouldn’t be seen and there are some great cosmetic treatments you can get from your dentist to stop the rot and get your teeth back into shape, but it will take a lot of hard work and determination in the future. You first need to counter any decay or disease in the mouth and if need be, plug up any gaps in the mouth from tooth loss. Then the dentist can set to work on you cosmetically with veneers, bonding or some laser bleaching. When you have got this far, it’s down to you to get your oral hygiene sorted out at home along with your diet and your bad habits. For more tips on how to overcome rotten teeth, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton who’ll give advice in the area.
October 15th, 2012
There are some people in the dental world that would not exactly refer to fluoride as being fabulous, yet it is still being used in vast quantities in our everyday lives, from water to toothpastes. The thing about this mineral is that it is toxic: too much of the stuff has been proven to be terminal in some children and over use in later life can lead to what is termed fluorosis- this is where deposits are found throughout the brain. Strangely, it can also cause problems of discolouration in the teeth: in some countries, the use of fluoride has been banned altogether. The thing is though, even though it has these negative factors attached to it, fluoride is very good for the enamel of the teeth. It enriches it and gives it extra strength, proven to help in the fight against tooth decay and also reduces the amount of eroding acids that emanate from bacteria, which is why the majority of toothpastes still use it. Used in moderation, fluoride seems to win the day when it comes to toothpaste, but everyone has a right to know the facts either way. So if you have your own concerns, you should talk to the people at Mulberry Dental Care of Walton who will offer their services the Molesey area.
October 13th, 2012
There are many destructive elements in the mouth and we strive to counter them with the tools at our disposal, but one of the most potent destroyers of teeth is grinding and if you discover that you are doing this, it should be countered immediately: Mulberry Dental Care from Walton can tell you how and where you can get this done in Weybridge, and get it done you must. For it’s not just the damage that grinding can do to your teeth that’s a problem, it can affect your whole upper body. Yes, you can get a mouth-guard made up by your dentist in order to protect your teeth, but it will not solve the problem that is causing the grinding- stress, nor will it protect the rest of your upper area. The grinding will still go on and then begin to damage your jaw joints. It can also induce tinnitus, headaches, cause damage to the discs in your neck and hence, lead to problems in your upper torso. The only way to overcome the causes to teeth grinding is by therapy. You first need to identify what is behind the stress (and possibly anger too) and then learn how to manage it and there are courses around. You then need to learn how to relax and unwind as well at the end of the day, otherwise, you will have stressful sleep patterns and this is where most of the grinding and damage is done.
October 11th, 2012
It’s a beautiful thing falling pregnant with view to starting your own family and no doubt, full of in trepidation and excitement. The thing is, without bringing you back down to earth too hard, you are going have to look after your child as it grows and especially its teeth. This can be done before the kid is born by first finding a fairly local family dentist who is not going to be far away, because your child will be in and out regularly, especially if they have to have braces later on in life, so you don’t want to be forking out endlessly on travel- speaking of which, you are going to have to budget in paying for your child’s treatment as well, so when you have found a dentist, you should enquire about insurance policies or payment plans as well. Then, when the happy day comes, you need to be ready for the teething period so by then you should have found a paediatrician to help with your child’s oral health. Some years later, after you have helped teach them the art of oral hygiene, their new teeth will come through and now is the time to use the family dentist. Teeth during this period are very open to decay so you and your dentist need to be vigilant. Now you have got this far, you need to be ready for the next instalment of your child’s teeth, should it be required- having braces fitted. Now, this should be the last real problem you have unless, you love your child that much and allow them to keep nesting with you, for next up are wisdom teeth….who said it was easy for you! For information on your children’s teeth in Worcester Park, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton for expert advice.