October 30th, 2013
There are lots of ways to resolve the problem of tooth loss in south east London and by far and away the cheapest is to get dentures fitted. Now before your mind dismisses the idea because of certain notions you may have built up about dentures in your head, give them a good look because dentures have changed radically over the years. The biggest issue was always keeping them in the mouth, but better cements combined with the use of mini-dental implants have put this problem to bed. Dentures are also made from more user-friendly materials which stick them better into the mouth, so with all of these combinations together it means dentures have become a very desirable option once more. There has also been a lot of research put into the problems of gum and periodontal disease and with better treatments being proffered, it has seen fewer teeth being removed, so this is also one of the reasons that partial dentures have become very popular and along with this, they are very manageable- as well being easy to wear. And don’t forget, restoring the balance of your mouth with dentures will help to retain the health of your mouth for ever.
October 24th, 2013
Age is always going to get you in the end and this will also reflect in your mouth as your teeth start to fade and get worn out, but you don’t just have to put-up with all of this- you can fight back and get some porcelain veneers fitted. These are not only very attractive- the porcelain fits into mouth, sitting perfectly alongside the natural enamel of your teeth, but they will also help to hide away all the horrors that have happened to the appearance of your teeth. They will on average only take a couple of weeks to prepare and when ready and when your teeth have been prepared, it is just a simple matter of cementing them into place for the perfect smile. Veneers are also great for covering over minor teeth issues from crooked teeth or covering up the bare areas of the teeth exposed following gum contouring. If you take care with them, they will make you smile for a many years in the future- a good 15 years in fact. They don’t require any special cleaning techniques and you should treat them as normally as you would your other teeth in London SE1.
October 18th, 2013
You may not be aware of this, but whenever you pop along to see your dentists in south east London, they have a set of rules that they abide by in order to protect your mouth. The basic ones are to poke around in your mouth, searching for anything that you may have missed with whatever it is that you are doing at home. If they spot anything at all, then an x-ray will determine the extent of the problem and this will enable the dentist to start work on you immediately. You can get a good clean-up while you are in the chair and then be sent on your way all fresh and clean. However, this time spent with your dentist is precious and you should also use it for discussion about anything that is concerning you. The modern-day dentist is geared up for any problems at all; cosmetic touch-ups, dental fears and phobias, dietary problems, they can also help you clean up your lifestyle and even help you to stop smoking- these are among the range of topics that these people cover these days. Take advantage of all these aspects because your dentist can help you to live out a healthy lifestyle.
October 12th, 2013
If you are finding dental treatments very uncomfortable each time you sit back in the chair in London SE1, it could be that you are suffering from a little dental anxiety. It may not prevent you from getting to see your dentist, but it won’t make your visits easy and it may also make it hard for your dentist to treat you as well. During your next appointment, you should have this out and chat about what it is that gets you so worried: dentists understand all aspects of anxiety and can employ relaxations techniques in order to make you comfortable each time you pay a visit. You will also find that modern treatments are a lot less frightening than they once were- less painful as well. Of course for more serious anxiety problems, hypnotism or meditation can help you in extreme cases; you also have the option of local anaesthetics or the luxury of being put under completely for more intricate procedures. If you can find a way to get through this and learn how to combat your anxiety, it can also help you get through other anxieties in life.
October 6th, 2013
In shops today in south east London, there are lots of wonderful and varied products you can get to aid you with your oral hygiene. Plus you have the luxury of having your dentist around to run to in times of need. It seems strange then that people still suffer from rotten teeth, probably due to the fact that they are not taking advantage of the products and the dentist. If this is the case, then your mouth will fall into decay pretty quickly. Plaque will harden into tartar and start to throttle the life out of your gums and soon they will become diseased. Your teeth will also suffer from acids and bacteria and decay will start eating into your teeth and it can only lead to the inevitable- tooth loss. Recovering from rotten teeth will take a lot of time, effort and lots of money. The work will be very intricate involving root canal treatments and crowns. You may require some cosmetic dentistry with veneers or cosmetic bonding, and if periodontal disease has slipped in below the gum-line, there is the possibility that you will need to have bone and tissue grafting. Try to work hard at avoiding this from the beginning- it truly is a dark and dangerous place to be in.
October 1st, 2013
Fluoride is one of those special minerals that have been serving the world of dentistry in London SE1 for well over a hundred years now. It is considered to have special qualities to help strengthen the enamel in the teeth and stave off the threat of cavities and decay in the mouth; this is one of the reasons why it is added to drinking water and can be found in many toothpastes being sold on the open market today- it does do a lot of magical things that are expected of it. But to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, and since the 1960’s, science has started to question the qualities of fluoride and the need for it to be put into so many toothpastes today. In very rare cases, it can be fatal for some children if over-used and along with this, too much consumption can lead to fluorosis of the brain. However, fluoride still has the ability to protect your mouth so the moral here is not just about using it in moderation, but also about diet. Third world countries don’t have fluoride in their water and toothpastes and the level of tooth decay is no higher than in developed countries. It is a hard call to make so seek out advice from your dentist if you have concerns.