Archives for December, 2012

Getting Multiple Dental Implants in one go in Shepperton

Most dentists have gone crazy for the dental implant, as have their patients and it is quickly becoming the most sort after treatment in order to overcome the problem of tooth loss, just ask the people of Mulberry Dental care who serve the Shepperton area from Walton in Surrey. But although the procedure has become as simple to do as a filling, if your teeth have been lost due to decay and gum disease, you may have lost some bone in the jaws, so you’ll need a bone graft and possibly some tissue graft before you can have the implant screwed into your jaw bone. If you have suffered serious tooth loss, you will have to have multiple implants in order that your new teeth can be attached. If your jaws and gums are in fairly good nick, you can have a one-step procedure where the implants and abutments (new teeth) are fitted in the same day: laser technology has allowed all of this to happen and reduces injury whilst enhancing healing and recovery. However, the two step procedure is better as it allows the dentist to monitor how this ‘alien’ root has been accepted and it also allows the gums and bone to recover from the trauma of this foreign invasion. Multiple implants can allow individual abutments to be fitted, or to have sections of three teeth joined together (a bridge) put in place. Whatever you have done, implants are in for life and have allowed a freedom to sufferers of tooth loss that dentures can never offer. In fact, they may also signal the death of the denture in the not so near future.

Overcoming Bad Breath in Surbiton

If one of your friends in Surbiton has been kind enough to point out that you have bad breath, then you need to knuckle down- hard, in order to get rid of the condition as there are many implications as to what might be causing it. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton serves the area and would be a good first port of call to for advice, along with your own dentist. All you may need to rectify the problem is some treatment to your teeth and gums: tooth decay and gum disease can cause bad breath and these are a direct result of poor oral hygiene and this needs to be changed as well: throw every product that you can at bad breath, especially herbal remedies as they not only help to neutralise bad odours, but also help to calm down your gums if they have become diseased. You should also chew sugar-free gum and drink lots of water to promote the saliva levels in your mouth. Next, you should also improve your diet and curtail or at least cut down, some of the more wayward elements in your lifestyle like smoking and excessive drinking. Now within a couple of weeks you should see a difference if you take on board all of these aspects and the causes of bad breath should start to wane and your mouth become balanced once more. If however you have tried everything and the symptoms persist, this could mean that the problem is coming from somewhere else inside your body and that is not a good sign at all. You should really get to a doctor quickly and get yourself a proper MOT.

Treating a Tooth Abscess in Sunbury

One of the ferocious conditions that can flare up in the mouth is a tooth abscess; not only painful, but highly toxic too and it starts to leak poisons into the bloodstream as soon as it erupts, which is why if it happens to you in Sunbury, it needs treating immediately. Now these things don’t work to any timetable, so an abscess can appear at any time. The pain can be subdued with painkillers, but you need to get antibiotics into your system as soon as you can, and if you can’t get to your dentists, take no chances and check into A&E at your nearest hospital. Only once the antibiotics have kicked in and the ghastly swelling has subsided, only then can your dentist get to work on you. Abscesses are a result of tooth decay, and if the problem has already reached this stage, you will most definitely require a root canal in order to save the tooth. But this does come with a warning: you have already set the beast free and an abscess easily re-offends, even after the initial treatment and if the problem does re-surface, you may be left with no other option than to have the tooth removed completely in order to stop the cycle. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton inSurreyserves all of this area and they are there for you if you need detailed advice on the subject.

Braces and your Oral Hygiene in Weybridge

It hard enough to confront the idea of wearing braces, as if your treatment is complex, it is going to be a couple of years before you can finally be free. Also, the braces are probably going to be fixed, which means that you are going to have to be extra vigilant when it comes to oral hygiene throughout. If you need advice on this, Mulberry Dental Care of Walton Surrey can give you all the back-up you need in Weybridge because especially in the beginning, you are going to need a lot of nursing through this period. You are going to have to learn to floss in and around the brace to ensure that you remove any foodstuffs. Inter-dental brushes will need to be used as well, along with your regular toothbrush and pastes, and the use of a good, medical plaque-busting mouth-wash will help to protect your teeth: you can buy a dye that shows up any areas where plaque is building up. Of course, you also have your dentist, and it would be wise in the early stages of brace wearing that you make regular visits in order to ensure you are not only doing things right, but to get your teeth cleaned if you aren’t.

Tooth Decay and the Baby Bottle in Molesey

Looking after your children’s teeth is of the utmost importance, especially in the really early years of their lives. When their teeth first come through, how they grow and how they are looked after will define their oral health for the rest of their lives. The problem that you parents have in Molesey is to be very aware of tooth decay, or baby bottle as it is not so affectionately called. Baby Bottle decay results from the build up of foods, milk and fruit juices acids settling on the surfaces of the teeth after feeding, which is why they need to be cleaned with a gauze, gently brushed and the gums massaged where possible and a child should definitely not be fed before going to sleep and if you do leave them with a bottle, ensure it is only filled with water. Once the teeth do start to show, you should have already got a dentist and paediatrician on board in order to monitor the growth and check for decay. The child should also start to be weaned from the bottle and pacifiers as soon as possible as this could affect the growth of the front teeth and lead to damaged secondary teeth and speech problems. If you have any worries about this or the way you are going about things, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care of Walton who serves the area.