We all get teeth problems in our lifetime; no matter how well we look after our teeth says a Bootle dentist. Many of these problems are caused by circumstances beyond our control, and are often expensive to fix. Having teeth problems knocks our confidence and makes us conscious of the problem when speaking to people. Let’s look at some of the most common; discoloured teeth, chipped, cracked and misaligned teeth. The good news is that all these problems can be fixed with a Lumineer, but how? Well, a Lumineer is a veneer and we all know what a veneer is don`t we? This innovative type is fairly new and it really is a revolution in modern day dentistry. Made from a specially designed formula, it is tougher than a conventional veneer and so it comes in a much thinner format. It can be fitted in less than an hour and you can even have more than one at a time. There is no need in most cases for an anaesthetic as there is no need to shave the tooth before fitting, as is the case with normal veneers. Tests have shown they can last up to 20 years, and if a better method comes along in the future, then the Lumineer is simply removed to allow work on the tooth. With a normal veneer, once the tooth is shaved to accept the veneer it can only ever have a new veneer fitted back on. The price of a Lumineer is also better than a veneer as not so much work is needed.
Archive for June, 2010
Dental Implants are becoming more popular these days as more and people choose not to go for dentures, says a Wirral dentist. The problem with dentures is that many people are far too busy to put up with all the daily chores involved in maintaining dentures. With an implant you don’t have to do anymore than you would usually do for all your other natural teeth. They are still a fairly new procedure in dental history terms, and the operation is usually carried out by a surgeon rather than a dentist. The procedure is a long one though, taking up to six months in some cases. It starts with a plate, made of Titanium, which is slide under the gum and then screwed down to the jaw bone. The bone then grows around and over the plate so it can become part of the jaw, this plate has holes in it and when the growth is completed Titanium poles are then screwed into holes. The plate can hold a single tooth or a series of teeth, which are made by an orthodontist to order and colour coded to suit. The tooth or teeth are then placed on the poles and glued into position. For all intents this acts like a newly grown tooth and can be used as such. Cleaning it is just the same as it is for your own natural teeth, so flossing and brushing is just as important. It is a good choice for those who don`t want dentures.
No one likes bad breath, least of all the person standing in front of you. It may be that smoking is causing it, or a liver disease. However, the real reason could be something as simple as a lax oral hygiene regime says a Toxteth dentist. The odour is generated by the bacteria in your mouth, bacteria that you put in your mouth every time you eat or drink something. As you chew your food bits of it are crushed in between your teeth and trapped, the bacteria then starts feeding off it and in doing so it produces acid. That acid not only rots your teeth enamel, it also produces the bad odour that is bad breath. Just simply tooth picking, flossing and drinking water will help to solve the problem. It is mostly sugary and fat ingredients that produce the most acid and smell, so avoiding these will also go some way to keeping your breath fresher. A good regime for keeping your teeth clean is to first floss, then brush and rinse; this will keep your mouth more free from bad breath than any other method. Just sucking mints and using sprays to hide the bad breath are just a temporary method, and it will often just accelerate the problem. First thing in the morning and last thing at night isn`t enough, you need to keep your mouth clean and debris free in order to keep bad breath at bay. Carry a floss and pick stick with you and use it all day.
Looking after your teeth is very important. Good oral hygiene can help to keep your teeth free from decay and your gums disease free, as well as keeping your breath fresh. But recent statistics show that tooth decay is on the increase in the UK and over 90% of adults will suffer gum disease at some point in their lives. Birkenhead dentists recommend a few easy steps to ensure that you are keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
The most important aspect of good oral hygiene is brushing. Most people brush their teeth twice a day but there a few things to remember for more effective brushing. Firstly, you should brush your teeth for at least three minutes twice a day, preferably after eating. Ideally you should brush your teeth after every meal but this is not always possible. It is best to use a soft-bristled brush with a small head for the most efficient and gum friendly cleaning. Try to angle the brush at a forty-five degree angle in order to stimulate the gums when brushing.
After brushing comes flossing. This helps to remove plaque and bacteria from areas that can’t be reached with a toothbrush. This is very important because it is often these areas that are the source of much decay and disease. Flossing also helps to remove food particles from between the teeth, one of the main causes of bad breath.
Your diet can also have a large impact on your oral hygiene. Eating sugary and starchy food is especially bad for your teeth. Try to eat more fruit and vegetables and avoid processed sugars. It is also a good idea to drink water regularly through the day to remove plaque from your teeth. This is especially effective after eating. By making an effort to do these things you will be giving your teeth the best chance of staying healthy.
Everyone wants to look his or her best, especially in the modern world where image counts for so much. Your smile is one of the most important parts of your appearance and one that can instantly give so much away about you, so it is vital that you are comfortable with showing it to others. Having discoloured teeth or stains can affect how confident we are when we smile and this can cause major self-esteem issues that can take years to fully deal with.
However, there is a fairly straightforward and affordable answer to remedy discoloured teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments, available at most dentists in the UK. There are a number of different whitening systems on the market, designed for different types of teeth, so it will be up to you and your Everton dentist to decide which treatment will yield the best results for you.
Teeth whitening works by placing an active gel containing hydrogen peroxide next to the tooth enamel in specially designed trays. The hydrogen peroxide, which has been used in dentistry for nearly a hundred years and is perfectly safe in the hands of a dentist, penetrates the enamel and gradually bleaches and discoloured areas white. It is always a good idea to have whitening carried out by a dentist as there are complications that can occur with home whitening kits.
There are many different types of teeth which will all react differently to the whitening gel. Some will display more instant reactions than others, but given the right treatment it is possible for everyone to benefit from the healthy appearance of whiter teeth.