When you have taken the plunge and decided to have kids of your own, it truly is a brave decision because you are going to have to look after your little darlings as they grow up, and one of the biggest challenges to them and yourself will be looking after their oral health. However, if you get a few things right in the beginning, you shouldn’t have too many problems. Fixing your kids up with a paediatrician and a dentist as soon as they are born will set you off on the right path and then you can also work out a way to pay for all the dental work ahead. Your children will go through lots of changes in their mouths as they grow older, and no matter what you try to teach them in the way they brush their teeth and steer away from everything beautiful- such as sweets, it will be a battle for you as a parent. Sit down with a dentist and go through your options; when your kids teethe, have their secondary teeth come through and possibly need braces, it is down to you to be prepared but as long as you have thought this through, you’ll be able to get through it all. Mulberry Dental Care operate the whole of theSurreyarea; these are people that you should go to for advice as they are versed on everything dental and can point you in the right direction.
For many people tooth ache can be the worst pain as it throbs inside your mouth and along your entire head. Tooth ache is often caused by an infection that has spread to the inside of your tooth. It is vital that you visit your Worcester Park dentist as soon as possible to check if this is the case. Left unattended the infection could spread and cause serious damage to other teeth, your gums and even spread to your jaw.
If you are suffering from an infection, your dentist will likely recommend that you save your tooth with root canal treatment. A common procedure, root canal treatment involves the dentist drilling into the infected tooth. They will then be able to remove all the infection (this may include a build up of pus). Infection will often build up in the pulp of the tooth, the soft tissue that fills part of the tooth’s centre. Whether due to physical injury, tooth decay or gum disease, infections are able to get through the strong out enamel and inner dentin to reach the pulp.
With luck the infection will not have damaged the root of the tooth. If this is the case the dentist will be able to save the tooth once the infection is removed. They will cover the new hole with either a filling or crown in order to protect it in the future. If the root has become severely infected it may be necessary to remove the entire tooth. Your dentist will layout the full range of artificial teeth that can be used a replacement. A course of antibiotics may be given to be sure the infection is completely removed and does not return.
Having stains on your teeth can mean that you won’t want to show off your smile. This is a great shame as your smile is a vital social tool that is frequently used – often subconsciously – to put other people at ease. Staining gets more likely with the passing years and can be especially likely in people who drink tea and coffee and red wine as well as those who smoke. There is no need to live with stains on your teeth, however; you can get rid of them with help from your Molesey dentist.
Essentially teeth whitening procedures usually comprise teeth bleaching. This is where a bleach-like substance is applied to teeth in order that the stains are removed from the surfaces of the teeth. Usually this substance comes in the form of a gel and it has to be kept on teeth for a certain amount of time so that it can do its work. This is usually achieved by the use of special trays.
Teeth whitening kits are available from many retail outlets and the work can be carried out by you in your own time. Although many of these kits are effective, sometimes the results can be uneven because the trays in which the gel is placed to be worn over teeth are mass produced in one size only and so the coverage of the gel is not always perfect.
Better is to get your dentist to make you a set of trays to wear on your teeth. These trays will be tailored to the shape of your mouth and so the coverage of the gel will be optimum. Teeth bleaching can also be combined with the application of special curing lights.
Having crooked and misaligned teeth is a common complaint in the United Kingdom. Not only does it make your smile not look as good as it can do, it can also have implications for the health of your mouth. If your teeth are not aligned correctly, it can contribute to patients grinding their teeth in their sleep – known as bruxism – which can cause teeth to become damaged as the enamel is worn away. Inman aligners are an effective way of improving the look of your smile by straightening out your crooked teeth.
For many, many years, the only option available was for patients to be fitted with a traditional metal brace. These devices left patients with a mouth full of metal that could leave their confidence suffering for the years they had to wear the brace. Inman aligners can deal with many of the same problems as braces without the afore mentioned disadvantages.
First off, Inman aligners are far more discreet than braces. Instead of all the metal brackets and wires, Inman aligners work with just one visible part, a bar running across the front teeth. This increased discretion will be welcome news to any teenager who is worried about the look of a brace. Teenage years are awkward enough with the trials and tribulations of puberty. Inman can at least eliminate the extra discomfort of having a brace.
They are far more efficient than traditional, metal braces too. They work in just six months, achieving a set of straight teeth by using a concealed, coiled spring that pushes the teeth against the straightening bar. Your Sunbury dentist will be able to tell you all about Inman aligners and how they work if you are interested in this effective solution to a crooked smile.
Getting a dental check-up is not always high on most peoples ‘to do’ list in Sunbury. But ignore it at your peril for regular check-ups are important, not only for the hygiene of your mouth, but for the health of your whole body and bank account in the future. It should not be seen as an inconvenience in your diary, but as a chance to identify and sought out problems, and discuss any anxieties that you have about your mouth. The mouth is very complex and complications can build up very quickly if untreated. A build up of bacteria can lead to plaque and tartar, gum disease, cavities and eventually tooth loss. And this can have a knock-on affect throughout the body- heart problems and diabetes. At the check-up, your dentist will examine teeth, gums and tongue for any signs of problems, de-scale plaque and tartar and decide on a course of action for treatment and repairs if required. You can discuss any problems you may have encountered since your last visit. It’s the chance to discuss all manner of subjects, diet, oral hygiene at home, drinking and smoking and the possibility of cosmetic work in the future. It’s an old saying but prevention is always better than cure, and cure can be very expensive in the long run. Basic procedures and cosmetic treatments, though more readily accessible these days, are not getting any cheaper. So, now will you go for a check-up?
Finding out that you need to wear braces in Molesey is stressful enough, but once that has sunk in, then you are confronted with choice. Normally this comes down to money, vanity and the extent of work required. Whatever the choice, if braces are required, it’s to maintain a healthy mouth in the long run. They come in many shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials. If you’re looking for something discreet, there are a few to choose from. Clearstep and Invasalign are clear and difficult to see in the mouth, removable (great for hygiene) and work quicker than the ‘uglier’ metallic braces that are fixed in. Then there’s the Damon brace that uses ceramic plates and a wire that is self adjusting; again it’s a fairly discreet option and easy to clean. But if you’re in a real hurry and it’s suitable for your mouth, the Inman aligner is the ‘concorde’ of the brace world. This treatment can be over within as little as 16 weeks! It works on the front teeth, pushing and pulling the teeth into place and for hygiene, or if you’ve got a hot dinner date, it can be removed. The final ‘kid on this block’ is the 6-month smile- it does what it says on the packet. Aimed more at adults, it is easy, discreet and fast. But as with most things in life, new methods and treatments are coming along all the time and wearing braces is losing the stigma it once had. So don’t worry, a consultation with your dentist will enlighten you to the choices around.
Discuss your dentin problems at a Shepperton dental practice to get all the advice you need to help protect your teeth. Dentin is one of the four major parts of a whole tooth, along with pulp, enamel, and cementum. It is made from calcified tissue and is most usually covered in enamel on the top of the tooth and cementum at its roots, it is the most common tissue in teeth and is what determines a tooth`s size and shape. It also determines the tooth’s colour due to the transparency of enamel so in order to change a tooth’s colour the colour of the dentin has to be changed as well. Dentin is made up of many microscopic channels which are called dental tubules which cover most of the tooth, when exposed due to its permeability it often causes problems such as tooth ache and decaying of the tooth. There are a few different varieties of dentin identified by appearance and its stage in development; Primary dentin is what most of the tooth is made from, secondary dentin develops after root formation is complete and forms a great deal slower than primary dentin and tertiary dentin is formed as a result of stimulus to the dentin such as a toxin or bacteria.
Biodontics is a form of educational dentistry founded by Dr. Edward Rossomando in 2001; its aims are wide and vast. Biodontics is the process of combining molecular biology and biotechnology to dentistry, in effect training new dentists in these disciplines and their best use to further oral health. There is an educational program called the Biodontics Educational Program that is hosted by the university of Connecticut`s dental medicine school. It showcases lectures and presentations about the new ways in which biodontics and dentistry can be furthered which are given by a variety of entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, architects, and dental manufacturers. In addition to this there is an American Biodontics Society which acts as a discussionary body to evaluate and analyse new innovations in biodontic dentistry. This new discipline has been very popular and has reached many dental practices around the world including in the town of Molesey in Surrey in the UK.
TMJ is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint and other muscles located in and around the jaw. It is a painful condition that can make everyday activities such as talking and chewing an agonizing experience. The pain associated with TMJ can range from mild to very severe and can be either intermittent or constant.
It was commonly believed that TMJ was a stress related condition but recent reserach has lead many clinicians to believe there are multiple causes for TMJ. One of the most common causes however, is a problem affecting bite. Bite is the way the upper and lower teeth sit together and can be interrupted by alterations to teeth structure, possibly from a lost or broken tooth. When the bite is altered it can force a displacement of the lower jaw forcing the muscles to overcompensate for the change.
In other cases TMJ can be the result of a head trauma involving a sudden jolt or blow to the head or face. This can cause damage to the muscles which will slowly manifest itself as TMJ. Other common causes for TMJ include sub-conscious teeth grinding called bruxism, teeth clenching or uneven surfaces on the teeth.
The most common symptom of TMJ is, unfortunately, pain. This pain can be very unpleasant and can affect all areas of the head and face and can even travel into the neck and shoulders. Sufferers often experience clicking, popping or locking during jaw movement. It is also common for areas of the face to swell making any kind or jaw movement very difficult.
A dentist will diagnose TMJ by conducting a simple clench test. If the patient experiences pain when the jaw is firmly shut it could be an indicator of TMJ. More extensive testing includes making dental moulds and mounting the impressions on a machine called an articulator to mimic jaw movement and discover the problem. Some relief form TMJ can be had from over-the-counter medication, but only a long-term cure will bring an end to the pain completely. Long-term solutions can include physiotherapy, dental treatment or having a dental appliance fitted to prevent any bite alteration or grinding. If you are suffering with pain in any part of your face or jaw, make an appointment with a Molesey dentist to have a test done for TMJ and you could bring an end to your suffering.
Regardless of whether you smoke, or eat foods that tend to stain your teeth, it may be time to have your teeth whitened. This is especially important to consider if you are at an age where you want to look younger, or feel that it is time for a makeover. Without a question, beautiful, white teeth will be part of recreating and restoring your image. Today, you can make use of a variety of teeth whitening procedures offered by your Sunbury dentist.
As may be expected, different patients will require different levels of care. Among other things, you may be able to have your teeth whitened by using chemical solutions. Your dentist may also recommend certain washes or other procedure that you can do at home in order to maintain perfectly white teeth.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend installing veneers. As you may be aware, this is a sliver of resin that is applied to the front of your teeth. These are ideal to use if your teeth are chipped as well as discoloured. They will help ensure that each tooth matches the adjacent ones in colour. This is also an ideal time to have your teeth reshaped so that they match your facial features.
Even though teeth whitening is not required for good oral health, it can certainly make a difference in how you feel about yourself. In particular, if you often work with the public, or want to apply for a management position at work, you may feel self conscious if your teeth look yellow and dirty. Fortunately, with so many different teeth Whitening technologies available, there is no need to walk around looking like you do not practice good oral hygiene. You may even be surprised to find that visiting your dentist will provide you with a makeover that helps you look better than you ever have in your entire life.