Bad breath is extremely common and can be a very embarrassing subject matter for those that have it and those who come into contact with someone who has it. Diet can play a factor in bad breath, for example if some one eats a very spicy meal, or one full of garlic. Certain foods and drink can make the breath smell less than fresh, but can easily be freshened up by using a mouthwash or sugar free gum. Bad breath that will not go away is often due to poor oral hygiene techniques. Bacteria and tarter in the mouth can start to smell very quickly and using a minty fresh piece of gum will only mask this in the short-term. The only way to get rid of bad breath is to clean the teeth twice a day and to regularly visit the dentist at least twice a year. At Clifton Dental of Bristol during patients check-up we are able to see oral decay not visible to the naked eye, which can cause a bad odour, so maintaining regular contact with your dentist and hygienist is very important. Look at the brush you are using and make sure it is doing its job properly, an old brush will not be as affective as a new brush, maybe think about using an electric brush and start flossing so that the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. For more help and information get in contact with us and banish that bad breath for good.
Porcelain crowns are a fantastic treatment for teeth, which have become weakened. Teeth can become weak for a variety of reasons including a large filling, dental decay or even an injury to the mouth area. Clifton Dental of Bristol treat weakened teeth with porcelain veneers for a number of reasons. Porcelain material look extremely natural and blend in with the natural teeth, the shade can be matched to the rest of the mouth, and porcelain is also very durable and will not affect bite or chew function. A crown fits over the whole of a weakened tooth to protect it from further damage and to support it when doing everyday activities such as biting and chewing. Weak teeth can also be very sensitive to hot and cold elements and may affect what a person eats and drinks. A porcelain crown will stop any sensitivity in the tooth and patients can get on with their lives without the worry of pain and sensitivity. For more help and information about our dental crowns get in touch with the team in Bristol.
Even the most careful dental patient can experience surface stains on their teeth and sometimes, brushing and flossing are not enough to give the teeth a bright, white glow. As we age, the natural whiteness of the teeth fades due to general wear and tear and exposure to different colours in foods and drinks and this can cause the smile to look less attractive. While a good daily oral hygiene routine will help to keep your teeth looking clean and prevent staining, professional whitening treatment is the only effective means of actually lightening the shade of the teeth. We offer a host of whitening options to lighten and brighten your smiles and our treatments work quickly with no pain at all. One of our most popular systems is Enlighten, the world’s leading whitening treatment and a favourite with celebrities. Enlighten combines home whitening and in-chair treatment, with a 14 day period of home whitening treatment followed by a one hour whitening session at the practice. It is the only treatment currently available, which guarantees the lightest shade, B1 and the results last for a very long time, so you can enjoy a beautiful, bright smile for years to come!
Losing teeth has an obvious impact on the look of your smile, but it can also be detrimental for your oral health and general wellbeing. Your teeth are involved in a number of important actions every day, from helping to form sounds, to enabling you to chew food properly before digestion, and without them, even the most basic functions may become more difficult. Thankfully, we offer a range of effective tooth replacement treatments for patients of all ages with any number of missing teeth. Our treatments include dental bridges, dentures and dental implants and we will happily discuss and explore the options with you, to enable you to make a decision about which treatment suits your needs best. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are very effective for patients with a large number of missing teeth; they look like natural teeth and they are custom-made for comfort and functionality. Dental bridges are a very popular treatment for a single missing tooth. There are different types of bridge available, including traditional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges and they can be manufactured using various materials, including precious metals and porcelain. Dental implants are the most versatile solution because they can replace any number of teeth; they also last longer and provide amazing levels of functionality. Whatever your needs, we have an option to suit you and will have you smiling with confidence in no time!