October 9th, 2012
Whenever you have a tooth extracted, it is normally taken as a given that the wound will heal and recover naturally and in most cases, this is true. However, it does require you to be careful as well when you eat and when you clean your teeth: it also demands that you refrain from bad habits such as drinking and smoking as this can hinder the healing process. What happens is this: once the tooth has been removed, the body goes to work and a blood clot forms in the wound which helps to bond the surrounding gum tissue. However, in some cases, the clot can dissolve too quickly or fall out and then you are left with exposed bone to the air- you are now entering the world of the dry socket. Such exposure is extremely painful, as you would imagine, but the mouth is left wildly open to bacterial infection. The only remedy is to get yourself to the dentist as soon as you can. The dentist will then dress the wound, which will have to be changed each day. Each night you must use anti-bacterial mouth-washes and tread very gingerly around wound when you consume food and drink, and when you clean your teeth until the wound starts to heal over again. During this period, it will be painful, so you will also need to stock up on painkillers to help you nurse yourself during this traumatic time. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton can supply you with all the information you need on dry sockets in Shepperton.
October 7th, 2012
We all want to look our best at all times, true? And this also extends to our teeth and our smile. So there is no point dressing in your finest if at the end of it, your teeth look well below par, as it depletes your kudos and rather lets down the whole image you are trying to get across. So, if you want to be the ‘full Monty’, you are going to have to get your teeth up to speed and if they are in pretty good nick in the first place, then teeth bleaching is the answer to your problems. First stop should be your dentist, because on the market today are some great laser whitening treatments. They only take an hour in the chair, are cheap and will transform your smile beyond your wildest dreams. Of course, the clamour to have great looking teeth has also moved into the home and you can buy some incredible products over the counter to bleach your teeth with yourself. The basic product is toothpaste and its constant use over a couple of weeks will get you results. There are also pens and brushes that are excellent for touching up isolated problems. But the biggest seller right now are DIY bleaching kits that come with trays and the bleaching agent, and that you can do in your own time. If you want more advice about teeth bleaching, then you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton, as they will be able to point you to the right places in Sunbury.
October 5th, 2012
For some people, the idea of anything dental related being delightful would take a lot of convincing, but when it comes to overcoming tooth loss, the dental implant truly is delightful. The amount of freedom it restores to the mouth after teeth have gone AWOL is incredible. It’s not a difficult procedure to have done either, whatever history says. In the past, the operation was fraught with problems because it was all done with traditional drills and scalpels. Now however, the introduction of the laser to dental procedures has made having a dental implant fitted as simple as having a filling done. Your mouth will first have a series of digital images taken and then fed into the computer in order to pinpoint the exact location where the placement should be made. Then, a laser burns a tiny hole through the gum tissue and into the jaw bone, after which, the tiny titanium implant is screwed into the bone. The joy of the laser is that it does a minuscule amount of damage and hence, the whole area recovers and heals extremely fast. Then when the healing is complete, the new tooth (crown) can be attached to the implant and you are as good as new (in some cases, when using mini-implants, such fittings can be fitted in a day). The joy of going down this route is that an implant is nowhere near as vulnerable to bacterial infections as your normal teeth, it’s as strong, if not stronger than your old teeth and once in the mouth, you have your implant for life. For more information on implant surgery in Surrey, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care of Walton.
October 3rd, 2012
There are many things that the people of Surbiton think in unsociable and sadly, if you suffer from bad breath, it’s going to be high on their list. The first thing you need to do when someone has ‘politely’ pointed it out to you is get along to the dentist and see if you are suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, for these are just two of the contributing factors to having bad breath, and then get your mouth repaired. Then you need to focus on your oral hygiene and it clearly has to change: change your routine and get new products, and then employ some herbal remedies as well, as they tend to re-address the balance of the mouth. You must keep the saliva levels up in the mouth, as this is the body’s natural defence in the mouth against the bacteria: chewing sugar free gum and sweets can help keep these levels up. Then you must stand back and take a long hard look at the way you live your life: habits such as smoking and drinking must be cut down on, but it is your diet that is very important here. A strong and healthy diet means a strong immune system and so the body has the strength to fight off anything that may go wrong in your body. However, if you have tried everything and the condition still persists, then you must confer with your doctor, as it could mean that the problem is more serious than was first suspected. For more information on fighting bad breath, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care.
October 1st, 2012
Mulberry Dental Care of Walton can help give advice to anyone in Kingston-upon-Thames about problems with tooth decay, as it seems to be an issue that never goes away and the main reason for this is poor oral hygiene. It is a result of acids eroding away at the surface of the teeth, acids from foods and drinks that have not been removed correctly. Normally, if you have a toothache, it is the early sign that you have may be suffering from the early stages of tooth decay. If this is caught quickly, you may get away with a filling, but if the inside of the tooth has become infected, then you will have to have root canal treatment. This method involves opening the top of the tooth and then clearing out the dead pulp so that the roots can then be drilled out. In bygone days, this could be quite a complex operation, and a painful one too, but it is a necessary procedure in order to save the tooth and prevent the problem spreading further. Once the root canal has been completed, then the inside of tooth is disinfected and filled- depending on the amount of damage done to the tooth, this would normally be finished off by the placement of a crown in order to give the tooth back its shape and strength and to maintain the ‘bite’ of the mouth.