When it comes to choosing a way of getting your smile back on track again, there is a lot of choice, but it essentially comes down to two main options, tooth whitening or dental veneers. However, this is not as hard a dilemma as you may think because it all comes down to what condition your teeth are in. If your teeth have suffered over the years from wearing down, cracking, gaps, receding gums, chips and fading colour, whitening will simply just not be enough to cover these flaws and the only way you can restore the smile you once had, veneers are the best option: there are a lot of choices here too, so you should talk to someone like your dentist or Mulberry Dental Care who are based in Walton, Surrey, but who also serve the Sunbury area. On the other hand, your teeth may well be in pretty hot shape and so all you’ll need to do is to get them whitened: again, lots of choice so shop around and get advice before you start. You can do this in the comfort of your own home or for a few dollars more, you can pop along to the dentist with your money and get the latest laser whitening technology in an hour’s session. Both veneers and whitening have their equally beautiful place in dentistry- it’s just down to how your teeth are that makes the choice for you.
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There are many ways that we try to protect our teeth from decay throughout our lives, from brushing to flossing to mouth-washing: we also have the best ally a person can get- our dentist. But essentially, we do have a good sense and sensibility of how to go about such things. This however cannot be said for our young children who are still coming to terms with just how big the world is! We can try to teach them about brushing their teeth and how to look after their oral health- they may well become accomplished at it too, but there is nothing that you can do about what they shovel into to their mouths when you are not looking- particularly prevalent when they trot off to school. Tooth decay is a constant threat to kids, especially on the surfaces of the back teeth where they love to munch on all those fantastic sugary sweets and chocolate, but help is at hand. Dental sealants are one of those inventions that most parents wished were around in their day. There are no hefty preparations involved in fitting them: the tooth is washed and dried before a gel is applied to the chewing surfaces. Again the tooth is washed and dried before the sealant is brushed on which will start to set after about a couple of minutes. Simple to do, the sealant can last up to ten years, by which time you hope that your child has learnt to understand all about oral health inKingston-upon-Thamesand you too can learn more about sealants from Mulberry Dental Care of Walton- they serve the area.
The mouth is a complicated thing to protect from nasty things that are constantly threatening it, and these protagonists love to link up together to help destroy your teeth and gums. Mulberry Dental Care serves Surbiton out of Walton and these are the people to turn to for advice on how to fight back and be prepared for such attacks. It starts slowly at first with the build up of plaque that soon hardens into a hard tartar. This will cause the gums to swell and leave them vulnerable to gum disease. Next up is tooth decay and then after all this pillage and plundering, the disease can spread into the jaw bone and cause further decay- periodontal disease: your teeth will fall out and all through this torrid affair, you will be putting vital organs in the body at risk from disease that has been passed through the bloodstream by the ravishes being done to your mouth. This is just why you must keep up a good level of oral hygiene and always ensure you roll-up for dental appointments. Between you and your dentist, you can beat the enemy, but bear in mind, the more the problems escalate, the more intense the operation to remedy these problems…..and expensive too.
Plaque is one of those irritants that just will not give up the fight against your teeth, and though you fight just as hard to battle it, occasionally it gets through, as does one of its allies- tooth decay. This is where acids from plaque and un-removed acids on the tooth’s surface start to eat into the enamel and start to form cavities. Now if you keep up with dental check-ups, then your dentist will pick up on stuff like this and fix it with a filling. But if you have missed an appointment, then it is you that will find out sooner or later. If the tooth darkens, it is a sign that something is going wrong, but this will be accompanied with shooting pains whenever you bite down on the tooth or expose it to conflicting temperatures. It is important to get this fixed, otherwise the pain may subside and just when you thought you had got away with it, you are soon suffering from full blown tooth decay. Weybridge is an area that is lucky to be served by Mulberry Dental Care from Walton inSurrey: these people can give the best advice on what to look out for when it comes to dental caries.
In years gone by, it was generally perceived that to get your crooked old teeth straightened, you would have orthodontic treatment in the form of a brace or an aligner. But in some cases, this can be a long treatment and a seemingly unnecessary one if only the odd tooth is causing you a problem with your smile. Now in this instant, it does seem an awful lot of brace-wearing time for just the odd tooth, which is why people turn to Veneers to get over the problem. A dentist will first take X-rays of the problem to see if a veneer is viable and if so, get then get to work on you. The teeth must first be prepared by shaving away the part of the tooth that offends. Then a cast can be taken and sent off to a lab so that the veneer can be made. When it returns, the new fitting is cemented into place and then ‘cured’ with a heat source: all of this is done in a couple of weeks which is what makes it more attractive than wearing a brace, and it’s cheaper too. Mulberry Dental Care serves Surbiton and can give you top drawer advice on this treatment, along with your dentist as well.
Today in Kingston-upon-Thames, there has never been a more fantastic time to dip into a little cosmetic surgery in order to get your teeth looking star quality and there is a treatment for all conditions and occasions. Taking into account that you have come through the choppy seas of wearing braces, then your teeth should be beautifully straight and from here on in, it is age that will start to do damage to your look over the years. The first problem may come from discolouration, so it may be the time to get them whitened: you can either do this at home with things from the chemist or you can get your dentist to give you some laser whitening- all brilliant. But as you get even older, the teeth may start showing signs of ageing from gapping, receding gums- cracks may be appearing, so now you can opt for dental veneers to cover up all of this badness and leaving your smile rejuvenated. You may suffer from tooth decay, but there are beautiful crowns to save the day and get your teeth back on track. Tooth loss is always a problem but with a dental bridge, a dental implants or even a partial denture, you can fill in the holes and leaving you looking as though you never had a problem in the first place. Finally, dentists have started to get adventurous and work outside and around the mouth by injecting dermal fillers and BOTOX into the lips: the perfect frame for the perfect smile. Mulberry Dental Care can enlighten you more about all the procedures available; though based in Walton; they serve the area and are always willing to give advice.
If something goes wrong at any time with your body, the natural inclination is to get the problem sorted out so that the problem doesn’t worsen. This is the philosophy that should also apply to your teeth and gums. Some conditions in the mouth are more serious than others of course, but the rules apply- get to the dentist and get it sorted out. An abscess is probably one of the most dangerous conditions of all and when it first erupts, your face will blow up like a balloon and the pain will be excruciating: it is a direct result of leaving tooth decay untreated. Now in some cases, the abscess may subside and you may think the problem has gone…you couldn’t be more wrong, and it will flare up again. There is a chance that, not only the tooth is badly decayed, the gums and jawbone have become infected too. The pus may erupt into the mouth but you are already putting yourself in extreme danger by not having treatment. The abscess is already leaking poisons into the bloodstream and consequently infecting vital organs in the body, including the heart. You also run the risk of septicaemia, damage to the brain and in some rare cases, meningitis- you are putting your life on the line. To find out more about the threat of an abscess, contact Mulberry Dental Care. Though they are based in Walton inSurrey, they serve the Surbiton area and can help you with all the advice you need on the subject.
When you decide to settle down in Sunbury and have children, you are about to embark on what can be, a beautiful journey. But, it is going to be really hard work in the beginning as you have to ensure that your kid’s have a good healthy start to their lives and that is going to take a big effort and is no better portrayed than in their oral health. If you feed them a good balanced diet, there is no reason why their teeth shouldn’t be healthy too, but their teeth need constant monitoring, especially when they first break through. These delicate little teeth are very vulnerable to what’s called baby bottle decay, which essentially is when the teeth become covered with a film of foodstuffs and bacteria forms- and it will quickly if you don’t ensure that this film is removed: they can be brushed, flossed and the gums need massaging as well. Hopefully you will have a dentist around for regular check-ups and a paediatrician as well to monitor growth. Get this spot-on, and it will help the secondary teeth to come through healthy and should last them all of their life. As soon as is possible, you should get your child brushing and teach them the importance of oral hygiene. Of course, the problem as they grow is that they will love everything that’s bad for their teeth- all things sugary, and once they get to school, they will get up to all manner of eating habits behind your back. If you suspect your children are eating poorly when out of site, you have one final ace up your sleeve- you can have them fitted with dental sealants that will protect the surfaces from acid attacks. Mulberry Dental Care though based in Walton, serve the area and are a perfect sounding board for advice on caring for your children’s oral health.
If you are considering getting veneers fitted, you should do your research first, as there are quite a few on the market to choose from. The Weybridge area is served by Mulberry Dental Care based in Walton Surrey, and they can supply you with all the information you need and you should look into how long a veneer will last and what the implications are of having them replaced. Cosmetic bonding will illuminate your smile again, though being resin based, they will not have the longevity of their porcelain based cousins, but resin being ‘flexible’, it can be removed or simply touched up in the future- it’s a kind of on-going work in progress. Veneers such as Lumineers are generally designed as a quick fix: they a very thin and are simply cemented onto the surface of your teeth. They last anywhere up to 10 years, and if they need replacing (even get damaged), they are taken off and new ones attached- like resin, these veneers can also be taken off altogether. Thicker porcelain veneers however pose different questions. Again like the others, they rejuvenate and beautify your smile brilliantly, but to put these on your teeth involves the removal of the tooth’s enamel first, a process that is not reversible and so once they get damaged or reach the end of their life-span, and you have little choice- they have to be replaced in order to save the surface of the tooth below from acid attacks and bacteria.
Dental veneers can really revolutionise a lost smile like know other treatment and they come in a couple of forms, resin or porcelain (or a derivative) and if they are treated respectfully, they should do you for a good many years. However, they aren’t indestructible and if you have an exuberant lifestyle, they may start to lose their sheen and even become yellowed, resin veneers especially, as they tend to be more porous. However, porcelain veneers should be more stabilised in their colour and resistant to natural staining. If they discolour and start to go yellow, there are three to four possible reasons for this. The first is that the veneer may have not been made properly in the first place, be it that they have been made from a cheaper material in the first place, or not glazed properly, which will allow them to discolour. The second reason is the type of products and tools that a dentist cleans your teeth with and again, this could seriously affect the glaze on the veneer. The third is your lifestyle: if you smoke a lot, and drink and eat foods that have high acidic staining qualities (coupled with a ‘flaky’ oral hygiene programme), they will start to become affected. The final example is rather bizarre: when fitted with your veneers. They are colour coded to the rest of your teeth. However, the rest of your teeth may become discoloured and if you have them whitened, chances are your veneers may look rather dull in comparison. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton Surrey serves the Molesey area and you can get all the advice you need on dental veneers.