Archive for May, 2011
Cancer is never an easy thing to come to terms with in Epping, or anywhere, and as much research and money is pumped into it, it never seems to go away- just as it seems it is beaten in one part of the body, it rears its ugly head in another part. But one thing is a ‘given’ when it comes to this disease, catch it early, and the more the chance you have of beating it. This applies to oral cancer too, for this is on the increase throughout the country; regular visits to the dentist to discuss any problems you may have, can be diagnosed very quickly nowadays. Most cancers that arise in the mouth can be traced back to poor oral hygiene, bad diet and stress- all of the causes that weaken the immune system and leave the body vulnerable to attack. In the mouth, bad breath, ulcers gum disease and sore throats can indicate something is wrong, which calls for a visit to the dentist. There, you can have blood tests, x-rays, cell analysis and biopsy’s to analyse any problems. If the results come back positive, then by being part of the process, you truly prepare yourself for the fight that is to come your way. Successes in cancer rely on the spirit of the individual’s who are about to undergo the treatment, and the treatments can be quite severe- from physical surgery to radio and chemotherapy. However, before it even gets to this stage, you can inform yourself of the dangers that are out there, avoid the pitfalls and change your life- any dentist will advise you so that you can lead a happy and healthy life. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
May 30, 2011 at 9:39 am | oral cancer | No comment
Bath’s a fabulously beautiful city and so should you be, and if you can beam a smile like a shooting star, you’re half way there. Cosmetic dentistry is very affordable days, so there’s no excuse for you to star hiding away your teeth and losing your self confidence over a bit of wear, a few gaps or the odd crack or two- get down to your dentist and ask about porcelain veneers, for these have an incredible affect on the way you smile. Porcelain exudes light naturally, giving off an amazing hue- just take a look at any sculpture made from this material. It’s strong too, making it the perfect way to cover up any flaws in your teeth. It’s such a simple procedure to have done- essentially after your dentist has had a quick look at your mouth, prepared the teeth and taken a few impressions and moulds, they are sent away so that your veneers can be sculptured and then, once they arrive in the post, they are simply cemented into place. Once the bonding is complete, the porcelain trebles in strength that means, if you behave yourself and look after them, your looking at a good 10 years of use. But if you want to start smiling before the treatment even begins, take a look at the price- they are even available on the NHS.
May 30, 2011 at 9:37 am | dental veneers | No comment
There is nothing worse than being scared of something, it’s even worse if it could possibly start affecting your dental health; not only this, it can breed other phobias that can be detrimental to your health. The very nature of modern advertising reminds us of our teeth, which doesn’t help if the dentists chair scares you, and all you want to do is try to put it out of your mind. Most dentists in Bristol, in the past, had great difficulty carrying the work required to keep their patients healthy if they were suffering from dental phobias, which is why most are trained to deal with your fears and worries these days. It more easy to say than do, but you must at least try and talk to your dentist about the problem; be brutally honest, confront the problem by seeing your dentist, not so much as an enemy, but as someone who is there to help- a friend, maybe, in whom you can trust. Dialogue is good for the soul and it’s also good to wipe away the ignorance of what goes on during treatments; the more you learn, the more you can get involved, because dentistry has come a long way since the hammer and chisel. Modern technology has made dental procedures precise, exact, and dare it be said, virtually painless. So for the sake of your mouth and your mental health, at least go in for a chat- that can’t hurt, can it?
May 26, 2011 at 4:08 am | dental phobia | No comment
A lot of people would consider the loss of teeth a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions and that might well have been true. The only alternative used to be, often, badly made dentures, which used to be seen as the onset of old age. That was until the Swedes invented the dental implant and my, how things have changed since those days too. It was all scalpels and drills to fit a small, titanium little rod into the jaw in those days- damned expensive as well; now, it’s all lasers and computers, and boy, how this has affected peoples lives today. You can virtually walk into most dentists around Gloucester and have the treatment done. It’s amazing how easy it is to fit one, due to the accuracy of planting the implant into the bone by the use of a laser- which by its very nature does little damage to the gums around it, making healing afterwards so much cleaner and faster. It’s also because of how streamlined the treatment has become, that more and more dentists want ‘in’ on the action, meaning good news for the everybody- prices have fallen, making it available to all. There’s no need to feel worried about tooth loss anymore; having an implant gives so much more youth and freedom to the mouth and to the patients self esteem. So go on, treat yourself and turn back the years- we’ve missed your smile!
May 22, 2011 at 6:33 am | dental implants | No comment
Being healthy has so many benefits. As the body and mind are intimately linked, being healthy means that you are likely to feel happier too. Getting out of bed becomes easier and you will be more productive and a better person to be around. When considering your health it is best to think holistically, that is by considering the whole picture of your general hygiene. You shouldn’t miss out being diligent in your oral health.
Taking care of your mouth will ensure that you can do little things that you take for granted, free from pain or inconvenience. Think about it: your mouth is an integral part of eating, drinking, talking, smiling, even breathing. It doesn’t have to be a major chore for you to look after your mouth effectively.
The most basic steps are brushing and flossing in such a way that your mouth remains as free from plaque as it possibly can be. To achieve this, you should use a brush with erect bristles that are not frayed and a fluoride enriched tooth paste. Brush first thing in the morning, last thing at night and again after meals or sugary snacks if you feel it necessary. Flossing should remove any plaque that is hiding between teeth too.
Having good oral hygiene ought to manifest itself in teeth that are string and free from pain. They should be a nice tone of white; yellowing of the teeth means that plaque has hardened into tartar and decay is likely. Your gums should be pink and free from any discolouration. Going to see your Chepstow dentist for regular appointments to monitor your oral hygiene is a great help too.
May 19, 2011 at 4:49 am | oral hygiene | No comment
With the hectic pace of modern life it can often seem like an impossible act to fit in everything that you know you need to do. One thing that you should definitely not miss out on is regular check ups with your dentist. The importance of these appointments cannot be over stated. Your mouth is a hardy set of organs and is very resilient but problems can occur which might suddenly leave you with a painful malaise that is difficult to sort out.
Many dental problems are actually pretty straight forward to sort out but they have to be diagnosed in the first place. Take gum disease as an example: if your dentist spots the early signs of it in your mouth then you will probably just be told to brush your teeth and floss more effectively. If you don’t get it diagnosed then it can ultimately lead to the pain, indignity and inconvenience of tooth loss.
Oral cancer as well can be spotted by your dentist who will be trained to notice all the signs of such insidious conditions. You only really need to see your dentist every six months unless advised otherwise. In fact it is quite common for dentists to say to patients that they don’t need another check up for twelve months if their teeth and gums are in excellent health. Usually an appointment will take little more than half an hour which is not a lot of time to factor in every six months for the sake of your health.
Don’t be embarrassed if it has been a while, turn over a new leaf by booking an appointment with your local Bristol dentist for a check up.
May 17, 2011 at 5:39 am | general dentistry | No comment
Weston-Super-Mare dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the look of your smile
If we all admitted it there are things about our appearance that we would like to change. Whether we like it or not, appearances do matter. What’s inside is the most important thing but if there are things you can do to change the way you look for the better then it is worth doing them so that your confidence can have the consequent boost.
If you are addressing a business meeting of colleagues or mingling with guests at a party then probably the first thing that people will notice about you is your smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available from your Weston-Super-Mare dentist can ensure that your smile looks as good as it possibly can be.
From teeth whitening to braces, there are many affordable and convenient procedures available at your local surgery which will leave your teeth looking perfect. New digital technology means that sometimes you can have a procedure carried out in just one short visit to the surgery and get on with your life having had an immediate boost to your self esteem.
If you have a consultation with your dentist then you might determine that you want to have a package of different treatments to resolve issues with your teeth. This is sometimes called a smile makeover and can rectify diverse problems such as discoloured or stained teeth, crooked teeth or teeth that have been chipped or cracked during an accident. Just like in many other transactions, plenty of dentists now give their patients the chance to spread their payments over a period of time that is mutually agreed upon so that you are not left in debt.
May 12, 2011 at 4:30 am | cosmetic dentistry | No comment
There are a number of pros and cons to getting a set of braces fitted on your teeth. In all, one would have to say that the pros outweigh the cons but it is up to you to make the decision if you have crooked or misaligned teeth.
Whatever you decide to do, it is best to get crooked or misaligned teeth rectified because you will feel much better about the way you look as a result. Some people are put off opting for the traditional brace because of several factors. The treatment time of braces is quite long by anyone’s standards: usually they take about eighteen months to achieve the desired results.
During this time you will have metal brackets fitted to your teeth which have wires threaded through them. Your dentist will tighten or loosen these wires to move your teeth gradually to where they ought to be. The fact is that these brackets and wires can look unsightly and dash your confidence in the process. This is not to mention how difficult braces can be to clean.
There are a number of alternative products on the market which side step these problems in a number of ways but braces are, by all accounts the most effective treatment on the market. There is no alignment issue that braces cannot sort out. Some of the newer products can only achieve limited results from specific, smaller scale issues. The treatment time may be long but you will have the peace of mind that come with knowing that the problem will be consummately dealt with in the end. If you have any worries about braces and need reassurances or just more information, your Bath dentist is on hand to talk.
May 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Getting your teeth straightened does not have to be a hugely inconvenient undertaking that takes a long time and leaves you feeling self conscious about the metal wires and brackets in your mouth. That has been the way that many people have unfortunately experienced the process of having their teeth straightened for many years now though. Traditional braces are very effective and can deal with all teeth alignment issues but if the problem is a little more minor then you might consider one of the newer products on the market like Six Months Smile.
Six Months Smile works in a very similar way to traditional metal braces but eliminates some of the problems associated with them. As already mentioned, many people, especially teenager find that metal braces look nothing short of unsightly in their mouth and suffer from reduced confidence as a result. With Six Months Smile, the wires and brackets are all together more discreet and the colour can be adapted to the shade of your existing teeth. This means that they are simply not as noticeable in your mouth and social occasions suddenly become that much easier as a consequence.
As the name suggests, Six Months Smile takes only six months to resolve issues with alignment in your mouth. As the average treatment time of traditional braces is three times that length, this is a vast improvement. Ask your Swindon dentist about Six Months Smile and see if it is right for you. Your issues with tooth alignment won’t just go away if you ignore them; do something about it by getting the Six Months Smile treatment from your dentist.
May 5, 2011 at 5:33 am | 6 month smiles | No comment
Losing teeth through whatever causes, can be extremely tragic and terminal to some of us in Bath; when our teeth go, it’s followed quickly by our beauty, our self esteem and our quality of life- next stop, a home for the elderly. Though dentures have come a long way, for some of us, they signal the end of that youthfulness that we have desperately hung on to. But it really, truly isn’t the case anymore and we have the wonders of modern dentistry to thank for that and it’s all thanks to dental implants. This technology has improved so much, that it’s become the more preferred answer to tooth loss and sets you free in a way that dentures simply, can’t. New laser based surgery delivers the implant with complete accuracy and less damage is done to the gums, which makes the treatment more efficient and more widespread; meaning the cost of having it done has dropped dramatically. Having an implant fitted allows you to have a new tooth fitted- it’s as strong as the original, less prone to disease and once they’ve been fitted into the jaw bone, they are in for ever; even if the tooth breaks down, or is damaged, you simply have another one popped onto the implant. Essentially, you have a brand new mouth full of new teeth that allow you to live life to the full, just as you did when you were carefree and young!
May 1, 2011 at 5:24 am | dental implants | No comment
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