May 17th, 2013
When you waft through life in Weybridge, you can often ignore your health, and that includes your dental health as well: life can be so busy at times. However, your teeth are an integral part of your persona and so you should be aware of things that could go wrong at any time. One of them is tooth decay, because this can lead to so many other things going wrong within the mouth: it can be quite innocuous in the beginning- a little bit of food left on the surfaces of the teeth. But the acids from these deposits can burn through the enamel of the teeth quickly and then you are into the world of fillings and root canals. The problem is that the results from this, if left unattended, can lead to periodontal and gum disease which will mean that your teeth are in danger of falling out and your mouth suffering from severe problems in the future. The way to avoid such atrocities is to maintain a high level of oral hygiene and to keep up with dental appointments when you can: Mulberry Dental operates in the area and can give you advice and comfort when it comes to avoiding all of the pitfalls when it comes to dental decay.
June 17th, 2012
Tooth loss is a sorry state of affairs in Surrey, by whatever reason it happens. The aftermath however is the more difficult thing to get over; not only is there the shock of how different your mouth looks, there is the complication of further health issues arising in your mouth because of the loss. Though not essential in all cases, generally, it’s advisable to plug up the holes in order to protect your ‘bite’ and relieve pressure on your jaws and a tried and tested method is the use of a dental bridge. They come in many guises, depending on where the tooth loss has occurred. If for example you have lost a tooth at the back of the mouth and there is only a single tooth to bond the replacement to, it will be attached with wires and resin to the adjacent tooth. The more common bridge however is one that sits between to remaining teeth often called the Maryland bridge, the replacement tooth is bonded to two crowns that are then cemented onto two adjacent teeth; this can be used for multiple tooth loss as well, though, often in conjunction with a mini-implant. Whatever bridge you need for tooth loss, they can be a bit hard to clean at first as you will require some special little brushes to get under them, but if cared for, they are a fantastic replacement that will last you a good 15 years or so.
June 15th, 2012
If many people in Molesey were to be honest- especially the vain ones, one of their greatest fears of getting older would be of tooth loss and the thought of wearing dentures. There are many reasons behind why people lose their teeth, but there are also many reasons why they should be replaced- mainly health reasons. Dentures have received really bad press over the years and in some cases, justifiably so; ill-fitting and horribly fake looking to name a couple. Things however have moved on greatly and dentures actually, are quite brilliant these days. They are made of far better materials that adhere to the mouth a lot better and if you have only lost the odd tooth, having a partial denture is a serious option to consider because they look fabulous, feel great in the mouth and are miles cheaper than other alternatives such as implants and bridges. Full dentures have also taken a leap into the future; again, it’s about the materials that dentures are now made from- so much softer and so much more natural looking. Fixatives have also improved magnificently over the years, but possibly the the greatest aid that has come to the denture wearer is the mini-implant. With five or six of these located into the jaw, they locate into the dentures, clicking them into place and holding them firm and true in the mouth. For all answers to your denture fears, you can contact Mulberry dental care for advice.
June 11th, 2012
Dentistry in Kingston-upon-Thames has become extremely slick, painless and sophisticated over the years as treatments have become refined with technology- of course, that doesn’t make a blind bit of difference if you have some sort of phobia about getting to the dentists in the first place; convincing someone with a fear of sitting in the dentist’s chair is going to take a lot more than science. Modern dentistry is trying to address such things as dental phobia, because it makes administering the correct treatments, that upset patients require, difficult- most dentists today recognise this, but it is still about convincing their patients- even though there are modern sedation techniques, painless laser treatments and great staff to comfort patients. Phobias are born out of many things and getting to the root of such issues means getting to the root of the patient and in extreme cases, could take some severe psychiatric work. But then as a patient, you have a choice to make as well- do you want healthy teeth, do you want to run from anything that scares you. It isn’t easy but it must be confronted. Get to know your dentist, sit down with them, get to know about what really goes on in the surgery and fill your head with information about what treatments you are getting. Fronting the devil is never easy; with advice from Mulberry dental care, you can inform yourself about everything dental, but you need to fight your demons, otherwise, you will be putting your health at risk.
June 7th, 2012
We all try to give it our best shot to look after our health throughout our lives in Shepperton; from diet to exercise, we try to take on board everything that health organisations throw at us. But in the midst of all this, we need to look after our teeth as well. Oral hygiene has evolved into a modern art form, with companies developing more and more products and devices to make it easy for us to look after our teeth and gums. But sometimes, this can become information overload, so we should really set ourselves an agenda before setting out and buying everything that we see on television. With one dynamic chat with the dentist, who knows our teeth and has a history of everything that has gone wrong in the past, we can then get clarity of what we need to buy so that things do not go wrong in the future. There are an amazing array of products on the market right now so with a bit of research, we can all find the right ones. Toothbrush technology has gone from being a twig in the mouth to an electronic device that will do all of the hard work for you. Then, there are toothpastes, flosses, mouthwashes and inter-dental brushes to get right amongst your teeth and gums- the list of a mazing products goes on. Products are fabulous, though we need to know how to use them as well- we can always fall back on our dentist in times of woe.
June 5th, 2012
So life’s good in Sunbury and you are working hard, which probably only leaves time to party hard as well…great, but during this youthful exuberance, there may be a chance that you may over-look the more important elements of your health until something goes wrong and this also goes for your teeth as well, as they often last on the list of important things to get done. Now if you are one of these people that consider you can skip a dental appointment because the products you use are fantastic, then we should paint a little tale of caution here: within a day of missing your routine, bacteria will start to eat away at the enamel on your teeth- from this tiny indiscretion, tooth decay and gum disease will develop and teeth will fall out in time. But by going for a dental check-up, the things you may have missed in your daily oral hygiene program can be rectified by your dentist in a single sitting. The main agenda that your dentist has is to prevent the onset of plaque, deep clean your teeth and gums, carry out any fillings to prevent further tooth decay and then pat you on the bottom and send you on your way all healthy! But aside from this, time with your dentist is the chance you have to talk about issues you have and discuss all things oral, from hygiene to cosmetics- use a check-up wisely, don’t abuse it and more over, don’t miss it because at the end of the day, it’s your health at stake. If you have any doubts at all about the way you go about things with your teeth, you should talk to Mulberry dental care.
May 27th, 2012
Dental surgery can take many forms but usually it is split into much specialised areas by very specialised people, because who you are treated by depends on exactly where in the mouth you have a problem. For example, dental prosthetics tends to cover everything to do with cosmetic based tooth improvements or replacements, ranging from crowns to veneers to bridges through to implants. Orthodontics covers the alignment of the teeth, whilst endodontics deals with everything inside the teeth- but these are specialist fields. Other examples you may have experienced yourself in Surrey are basic dental surgery procedures such as fillings, de-scaling or root canal treatment. These are all forms of dental surgery. Of course, there are areas where surgical procedures become complex. The damage caused by injury or oral cancer can mean reconstructing areas of the mouth after initial treatment. Damage to the jaws by grinding your teeth or injury by impact from playing sports also fall into a specialised category of surgery. Essentially though, as Mulberry dental care would concur, all are design to maintain the general welfare of everything oral, so you can rest assured that you are in very good hands throughout the dental world.
May 25th, 2012
In Kingston-upon-Thames right now, there is a huge drive by people to get the best out of there smile by opting for some wonderful cosmetic dentistry on offer around the town and there is something for everyone to jump aboard the vanity train. And why not? There is nothing like a beautiful, healthy smile to get you noticed and help you get ahead of the pack. This includes the way you have your teeth filled as well. Old grey, amalgam style filling are just not ‘in’ and they can tend to make people conscious of the way they smile or open their mouths, no, they would much prefer more natural looking white fillings. But this does come with a caution as more dentists would rather you replace the old ones only when they need to be. Still, considering you are paying for the luxury of better looking teeth, you can change them when you want to. They aren’t normally considered to be as durable as amalgam, being made generally from composite resins and glass particles- they can be fragile, fall out easier and are not that good at resisting the forces you put your teeth through on a daily basis. But the materials that they are made from are changing all the time and slowly are getting up to the levels of strength normally associated with amalgam. Before making your decision, you should chat to Mulberry dental care to get all the facts.
May 21st, 2012
There is no doubt the damage tooth decay can do to your teeth in Worcester Park and if you allow the process to run riot, you will not have to worry so much about it in the future, because you will have no teeth left to decay. In its infancy, tooth decay can be remedied by simply going along to your dentist and having a filling to stop the rot. But if the problem develops, the whole of the inside of the tooth will become infected, and you’ll know when this is because you will start to suffer pain as well. The only way out of this situation is to have root canal treatment in order to save the tooth; even then, you have halved the life of the tooth by allowing this to happen. Thankfully today, with the use of lasers, this treatment is a pretty, run-of-the-mill procedure, but it still sounds horrid. The tooth needs to be cleared of decay completely; this involves the removal of all the infected pulp inside the tooth. Once this is done, the nerves inside the roots have to come out as well so that the whole tooth is clean inside. The tooth is then disinfected and then filled; normally, this is followed up with the placement of a crown so that the size of the original tooth can be restored to protect your bite. Mulberry dental care can offer advice on this treatment as well as giving you tips on how to avoid it in the first place.
May 15th, 2012
Crowns are one of those fittings in the mouth that have evolved over the decades as new and more stronger materials have been found to make them from. But generally fitting them would have taken anywhere up to a month to fit, but oh, modern dentistry, don’t you just love it! In Shepperton right now is a style of treatment which can have you in and fitted with a new crown in under an hour- CEREC. It incorporates all that is brilliant about computers and digital imaging: when you go along for your treatment, your teeth will first be digitally x-rayed and images taken that will then flash up on a computer screen, along with an image of your new crown. The dentist will then feed the information into an engineering dream of a machine that will create your new crown out of a single block of zirconium based ceramic (extremely strong) in as little as 15 minutes, during which time you will be cleaned up and readied for your crown, which then done is fitted straight away. The beauty about this is that if there are any flaws in the crown or it is ill-fitting, it can be refined on the spot, as opposed to sending it away again. Mulberry dental care can help you make your choices and tell you where to go for treatment, but if you are in a rush, what better way to get your mouth sorted out- an hour!!