December 2nd, 2013
London is a demanding place: it expects a lot of you and you need to be on top of your game to get by. However, with such requirements comes stress and at first, you may not even notice the pressures put upon you, but one tell-tale sign is teeth grinding. This is a highly destructive condition that will not only destroy your teeth, but it can wreck your jaw-joints, cause serious problems to your hearing and damage your neck and upper back. The thing is that if you don’t learn to de-stress at the end of a hectic day, you will take your issues to bed with you and this is where teeth grinding has the most potent effect. A mouth-guard can protect your teeth, but it won’t stop the physical action of clenching your teeth together; this will require more serious attention. You may well be suffering from anger issues or an overload of stress and for this you will need professional help in order to identify what it is that is causing the problem. You need to learn to unwind at the end of the day and with the correct help and direction, you will not only be able to diffuse the antics of the day that have got to you, but it will put you in a better frame of mind when you go to bed.
November 18th, 2013
The City of London demands many things of you and if you want to maintain your status, you have to keep ahead of the game, especially in the way you look; your teeth play a large part of this equation and should anything go wrong, it is comforting to know that something like CEREC can have you patched up in around the hour. This computer driven system designs crowns, bridges and veneers and once the problem area has been imaged and designed by the computer programme, it is thrown straight into a machine that will produce your new part on the spot; this will take around 30 minutes to do whilst in the meantime, the dentist can get you ready- and check you out for other problems too. In no time at all, the fitting can be set into place and if there is any problem, it can be sorted out on the spot. This means that for anyone who is on the go all of the time yet needs their smile, this treatment is so ideal.
October 25th, 2013
It should be quite obvious to you as you get older and experienced in London, that if anything goes wrong within your body, then the quicker you get sorted out, the better chance you have of recovery; this too goes for anything that goes awry in the mouth. Take tooth decay for example: your teeth are constantly being attacked by plaque and unless you are up to scratch with your oral hygiene, it will cause bacteria to eat into the surfaces of your teeth and cause caries to form. Now, at this point in time, and if you maintain regular visits to see your dentist, this will be picked up on very quickly and then you can be treated ASAP; a toothache also indicates problems, but hey, you may be lucky to get away with a filling. However, such problems go as quick as they come, so you may be fooled into thinking that the issue has healed itself- think again. If you have done nothing about this, then the decay will find its way into the tooth and then you are confronted with root canal treatment. Now even though you may have got it treated, the risk of gum disease and an abscess are on the menu and these are two conditions you really want to avoid at all costs. The first sign of trouble seek solace and help from your dentist as fast as you can.
October 23rd, 2013
Keeping your teeth clean in the city of London should start with the basics, and this involves getting a toothbrush that suits you. The strength of the bristles depends on how delicate your mouth is, so you should work this out with your dentist before you go splashing your cash. Once you have settled on this, then it’s the time to shop. Now, there are some superb hand-held brushes on the market that are shaped in all manner of ways to help you to clean your teeth with precision and as long as you perfect your technique, you’ll have no problems at all with cleaning your teeth. However, brushes have gone all technical and electric of late and there are some absolute stunners on the market that will do all the work for you and clean you teeth with the utmost precision. It may take you a while with choosing the one for you, with lots of trial and error at first, but persist: you will get one that will suit you after a while; anyway, you can never have enough brushes in the house and as long as you change the heads of your electric or get a new toothbrush from time to time, you should keep your mouth fresh and healthy forever.
October 21st, 2013
Getting your teeth back in shape in central London after years of wear and tear may require a bit of cosmetic work in order to get you back on track and if you are suffering from worn down teeth and have gaps starting to appear, you may like to consider asking your dentist about getting some dental veneers fitted in order to improve your smile. Now there are quite a few options you can go for here but they generally fall into two categories, resin and porcelain. Resin veneers are commonly known as cosmetic bonding, but they plug up the problems quickly and you can have all your issues covered up in less than an hour: the treatment isn’t as durable as porcelain but it is easy to repair if anything goes wrong. Porcelain veneers are equally excellent in the finish that they give, but their fitting is a little more intricate than resin veneers, but they can last up to a fine 15 years if you care for them and they will hide away your ills from years of abuse. Both options help to turn back the years and restore your smile again so check-in with your dentist before making your choice. If it’s a quick cheap fix you seek, then go for resin based veneers, if however you want longevity, then opt for porcelain. Either or, the results will be the same- sensational.
October 9th, 2013
You may think that you have cracked the art of home oral hygiene with all your fancy products, but London has a habit of tempting you in strange ways and luring you away from looking after yourself, and it doesn’t take long for something like plaque to start working its evil around your teeth and gums. This is why it is imperative that you keep up with dental appointments, because your dentist can spot things going wrong far better than you can and then set about giving you a right proper going over. This will involve a thorough clean-up and two methods that will be deployed is scaling and polishing. First you will be scaled; this will involve your dentist scraping away any signs of tartar that has built up around the teeth and below the gum-line- it will help to prevent any infection from breaking out and then leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Afterwards, your teeth will be polished; this will not only serve to make your teeth twinkle when you smile, but will also make it difficult for bacteria to settle on the enamel of your teeth: have it done to your teeth regularly when required and they will be with you for life.
October 5th, 2013
In any emergency, it is very easy to hit the panic button as during the melee, and sometimes the pain you just don’t think straight- which is a normal human response; such as it is with a dental emergency too. It would always be wise to clue yourself up about various dental problems before the event (should it arise), and you can do this by sitting down with your dentist and going through the possible problems that may crop-up in the future. Minor problems such as a tooth ache, the loss of a crown, filling and a veneer can be countered with some regular painkillers or some herbal remedies, just until your dentist can treat you. However, serious problems need instant attention: having a tooth knocked out or the eruption of an abscess requires instant work and if you can’t get to your dentist, then get to a hospital. The city of London is a 24 hour metropolis; it has dentists that work around the clock, as do the hospitals. There are help lines you can call as well if you are having problems. It can be easy to over-react to a dental emergency, but with a little knowledge behind you, you can give yourself peace-of-mind and look after your oral health in a crisis.
October 3rd, 2013
If there is a condition you need to tackle when it breaks out in your mouth with everything you have at your disposal in the city of London, its gum disease. This will not only violate all areas of your mouth, destroying your gums and teeth in the long run, it delivers more sinister blows throughout your body as well. Over a sustained period of time, the toxins from this disease will find their way into your heart and other vital organs and cause them to fail in the future. In the meantime, it can lead to halitosis and this is a condition that will seriously impair you both socially, and at work. Blood on the toothbrush after you have cleaned your teeth is the first sign that this disease is about and you may suffer from weeping gums as well which will not only taste bad, but will also smell bad; act now and you have a chance to beat it. Throw everything you can at this problem: your dentist will help fix the more obvious problems, but you also need to take a look at your lifestyle and personal oral hygiene in order to thwart the issue. You must turn things around quickly, so do your best if you want to remain healthy and have fresh breath; seek immediate advice and help.
October 1st, 2013
Flossing has become an integral part of your oral hygiene over the past thirty years in the city of London and with good reason; flossing gives tremendous back-up to the regular cleaning to your mouth but it will also get right into places where normal oral hygiene cant: a toothbrush is fine for getting rubbish off the surfaces of your teeth and prevent plaque from forming, but if food gets lodged between your teeth, a regular brush will not be able to remove this. The market is flooded with various types of flosses right now- which is brilliant, but if you have any doubts about how to use floss, get advice from your dentist if need be in order to get the technique right- you have to do a lot of practise in order to get this correct from the off, but if you get it spot-on, you’ll be okay; and then you have to go out and get a floss that suits you. This may take a little trial and error at first, but get it right and you will be avoiding a world of hurt: plaque feeds off the bacteria that builds up from the deposits left behind from un-removed food. It only takes a while before decay will set in and gum disease to take hold. Flossing can prevent all of this, or at least keep it at bay.
September 21st, 2013
Braces- love them or hate them; you may need them at some point in your life in central London to promote your smile and your oral health for the future. Before you make your choice though, you should shop around a little first, because there are some great ones on the market right now. If the work you need is complex- you’ll probably need a fixed brace and there are some really delightful options to go for, such as Damon or the 6 Months Smile- both are fast, discreet and effective. However, modern removable aligners are ‘very in’ right now as these work brilliantly. Invisalign is virtually impossible to see once in, and works faster than traditional braces, but the Inman aligner truly is an example of just how far modern orthodontics has come. Its unique design means that your teeth can be straightened in a little as 6 weeks! Sit down with your dentist and weigh up the possibilities before making any decisions; this is and important step in your oral life- so make sure you get it right.