January 21st, 2014
For all your best laid plans and efforts to keep your teeth healthy and clean in central London, the ageing problem can be hard to fend off and soon it will start to manifest itself in your smile. You can have them whitened if they have become discoloured, but this won’t cover away signs of receding gums, gapping and cracks, or teeth that have become worn down over the years; porcelain veneers will though and hide up all of these problems whilst leaving your smile beautifully rejuvenated and youthful again. They are easy to fit: the enamel is first removed and then a mould or image is taken from which these fittings can be made. Then once they are ready, it’s a simple case of cementing them over your teeth- and they are strong once they have been cured with a heat source; you will barely recognise yourself! Porcelain is magical, as it comes alive when light hits it so it is the perfect material for your problems and fit in perfectly with the general ambience of your mouth, and if you take care of them, they will last a very long time. Ask your dentist about these and how much they will cost because prices vary- you can even have them done on the NHS, so what are you waiting for- get going!
January 7th, 2014
You should view you body as a temple in London: if you harmonise it with a good healthy diet and regular exercise, it should keep every part of you ticking over nicely throughout your life- including your mouth, for strong immune system will help keep up saliva levels in your mouth in the fight against bacteria. If you maintain a healthy mouth, this in return will help look after your body as well, and this can only be attained through great oral hygiene. It is always going to be a daily fight to prevent bacteria and plaque forming, and then leading to horrors such as tooth decay and gum disease, so will need to get the best products you can to clean your teeth, gums and tongue with properly. You will need a toothbrush, toothpaste, inter-dental brushes, flosses and mouthwashes; you can also use herbal products to back all of these up. However, there is no point just buying all of these if you don’t use them properly, so always make sure you constantly update your techniques, and keep an eye out for newer and better products as technology improves. The final parts of the jigsaw are dentists and hygienists; they can monitor the health of your mouth, give you advice about any area of oral hygiene and of course, fix you up if things go wrong.
December 16th, 2013
As dentistry gets up to speed with technology in central London, then treatments become more refined and painless, and there is no better example of this than Waterlase. Laser techniques have made an incredible impact on modern dental procedures and they have eradicated some very painful treatments such as root canal or gum shaping: Waterlase is the perfect example of this. It can be used for basic fillings to complex tooth decay situations and is very radical in the way it works. A laser is very precise and quick; there is no aggression to the affected area that would normally be caused by drilling or the use of a scalpel and within seconds, the situation can be rectified. Whilst the laser is burning out any issues, the Waterlase will also cool the surrounding areas with a water jet; the treatment is incredibly painless so it removes the need for anaesthetics and this is only good for you because it gives you the best treatment for your mouth on the market today.
December 9th, 2013
It is remarkable how modern-day dentistry can put that smile back on your face in the city of London; cosmetics can do wonders for your teeth. But ‘new’ dentistry has gone the extra mile and doesn’t just concern itself with what’s going on inside of your mouth; it can work for all those troublesome wrinkles around your lips- and indeed, all around your face. Dentists have the right needles to administer BOTOX into the creases and lines and thus, turn back the tide of time that is ageing your face. The treatment is very simple- it will only take around thirty minutes to do, and although it may leave your face a tad numb at first, it is fairly painless. It isn’t a procedure that will last and from time to time, you may need a top-up now and then, but the effects are remarkable. BOTOX will help smooth away those tell-tale signs of ageing and rejuvenate the projection that your face gives off; it also compliments any good work that you have had done inside your mouth to give you a remarkable look all over: go on, treat yourself!
November 25th, 2013
Appearances can mean everything to you in London and can be the difference between success and failure; clothes and hair can make the difference, but then so too can your teeth and the way you smile. Now, as the years go by, the stresses of life can start to attack your teeth and can start to diminish the mouth’s radiance. However, it is also a great comfort that you can turn to the brilliance of cosmetic bonding in order to turn these nasty things around. It will be done and dusted, on average, in an hour and it is so simple and painless. Once you have sat down and your mouth cleaned and prepped, the surfaces of the teeth will be covered over with several layers of coloured resin and then when all the horrible things have been hidden away, your ‘new’ teeth are then shaped to restore the original look you once had. Though it isn’t the most durable of options, it is fast, furious and cheap and it is so easy to touch-up again should things go wrong in the future. The thing is, this can be done in a dinner break from work and afterwards, you and your smile will be back in the game.
November 11th, 2013
Though the idea of having to have your teeth straightened may not exactly be the best time of your life, you should shop around because the world of orthodontics has come a very long way. Okay complex work will always take a long time, but in the end, it will be worth it. However, there are so many wonderful devices to choose from that will deal with different characteristics of the teeth which means that you could be up and running in as little as 6 weeks (the Inman aligner does it this fast, working on just the front upper teeth). In general, most modern removable aligners and fixed braces can have your teeth sorted out in as little as 6 months- the 6 months smile, the Damon, Clears-step or Invisalign. With all of these though, they will work efficiently and by using modern materials, they will work discreetly as well in order to hide themselves in your mouth. If you need to have your teeth straightened, you should sit down with your dentist in London and weigh up your options because braces have developed brilliantly since the old days and in any case, they will not only promote the future health of your mouth, they will leave you with a smile on your face afterwards.
November 4th, 2013
It is so refreshing to see that dentistry has got its act together over the past thirty or so years in the city of London; it has developed in so many different ways to cater for anything that goes wrong in the mouth. One area of particular interest is how the arm of orthodontics has progressed over the years; there are so many brilliant braces and aligners available to help straighten your teeth fast and discreetly and there is one in particular that sums up this development perfectly- the 6 Months Smile. This is a fixed brace; now that in the past would conjure up horrible images of long and horrible looking tooth alignment, but fixed braces work with precision and this device utilises all of the old theories that fixed braces had to offer, but with a modern twist. For starters, it utilises modern plates and wires in order to make it look as discreet in the mouth as possible and then it is constantly tightened by your dentist to keep your teeth moving fast. But although this brace can sort out a myriad of issues with your teeth, its best role is when it is attacking those ‘inappropriate’ teeth that show the most in your smile. Yet it does it quickly, quicker than most- the title gives it away.
October 29th, 2013
Xerostomia is a one of those conditions that doesn’t seem that bad on paper, but in reality, it can play havoc in the mouth in central London. It is essentially a dry mouth; now this can be caused by taking lots of medication, smoking a lot, recreational drugs or having a poor diet; heavy drinking doesn’t help either The saliva in the mouth is a natural defender against bacteria and helps to fend of plaque. However, if the saliva levels fall for whatever the reason, the teeth are then vulnerable to attack and before you know where you are at, cavities will form on the surfaces of the teeth. Now you are facing the very real danger of full blown tooth decay and gum disease- inevitably leading to tooth loss and more sinister problems later on in life. There are ways you can tackle xerostomia, but you will have to get help from your dentist or hygienist; it certainly won’t be easy if you take severe medication and you will have to work hard in order to turn the condition around for the sake of your oral health, but it can be done as long as you are willing to put in the effort, and in the long run, it will only benefit your overall health in the future if you confront the problem head-on.
October 26th, 2013
Okay, so you have come through years of oral turmoil- decay, secondary teeth and braces; you may well have thought you’d got through the worst of it in the city of London by the time you hit 17….alas no. The final thing on the agenda is the surfacing of your wisdom teeth and for some this can be a right nightmare of a time. For the lucky few though, wisdom teeth will only cause discomfort as they beak through the skin- this can be combated with painkillers and some form of herbal medicine; plus when through, they may well sit happily in the mouth for the rest of your life. But for the majority of people, there is a good chance that these teeth simply don’t have enough room to grow into, and so develop in all directions and may never even surface; aside from causing a lot of pain, they can become a real issue to the rest of the mouth and the only option is to have them taken out. This is quite a major operation because they are very strong and deep-rooted teeth, and seeing as the best way is to have all four removed at once to get it over and done with, you may have to spend time in hospital as the procedure can be quite complex and yes, it will be painful after and you have to be on the ball to recover from it, but hopefully, this should be the end of your oral problems once you have healed.
October 18th, 2013
Dental bridges have been with us for decades in London; patching up the problems of tooth loss is always a delicate time in someone’s life, but bridges do it admirably. They have gone through a bit of development over the years though, due largely to the introduction of the dental implant, which when used in conjunction with a bridge, gives tremendous support to the fitting and extends its longevity. Before, bridges would have been slotted into a gap via the use of resins and wires; now though, the more preferable choice is to have them cemented to the surrounding teeth with a mini-implant to anchor it firmly into the mouth. Notoriously awkward to clean around and under, you just have to practice to get it right so you will need advice from your dentist on what to use and how you go about this; if you do learn to get this right and look after your bridge, they will look after you and your mouth for a good 15 years in return. What is more important as, well as the look and joy they give back to your mouth (a bridge will fit in perfectly), they will help to maintain the overall balance of health in your mouth.