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How to brush properly

April 24, 2017

smile health dentist teethAccording to dentist Thomas O’Connor, the conventional tooth-brushing method most people use may not by the best one. For best results for your smile, you should leave some toothpaste in your mouth for awhile instead of immediately rinsing.

Key Takeaways:

-Toothpaste is made with active ingredients like calcium, bicarbonate and fluoride that need to be in contact with your teeth in order to be effective.
-For the sake of cleanliness and politeness, you should still spit some of the toothpaste foam out, but be sure not to be overzealous or you may lose the positive effects.
-Sometimes, assuming that you know everything about how to care for your smile can work against you; listen to your dentist when they give you oral health care tips, even when they initially seem basic and unhelpful.

“The main benefit of toothpaste is the fluoride, which helps prevent cavities. The longer you keep the fluoride on your teeth, the fewer cavities you should have.”

Get more advice about how to brush optimally by reading the full article here.

Dental Implants Manchester – Is It Best Before Or After Braces?

April 24, 2017

While it’s recognised that dental implants Manchester are the best form of missing teeth replacement that modern dentistry allows, from an aesthetic point of view they won’t look as good if the remaining teeth aren’t straight. For this reason implant treatment is often combined with dental implants Wilmslow or orthodontic processes, such as braces Manchester, This is done as part of an overall treatment plan to improve a patient’s smile. However the question remains…. Is orthodontic treatment best performed, before or after dental implants? Let’s take a closer look.

Dental Implants Manchester – Is It Best Before Or After Braces

In many cases orthodontic treatments to correct any crooked or misaligned teeth are carried out first. The reason is that once implants are in position and secured into the jawbone they can’t be repositioned, especially once the osseointegration (bone fusion) process takes place. For this reason it’s best to correct any alignments prior to undergoing treatments for dental implants. Manchesterbased dentists will usually take this same route with most patients because it offers the best chance of implant success.

That said, there are occasions when a dental implant for example is placed before any tooth corrections. The reason is that there are some instances when a dental implant needs to act as an anchor point so that any appropriate forces can be applied to straighten the teeth in question. In this instance the patient is likely to undergo implant treatment before any braces in Manchester are attached.

Whatever is decided both your orthodontist and oral surgeon will collaborate together to ascertain the best course of action for you. This will be discussed with the patient and once all parties agree,  a treatment plan will be drawn up to reflect their findings.

The good news is that whatever course of action is taken it’s likely to be carried out in the comfort of the dental chair and not in a hospital surgery, so patients can rest assured that provided they choose an experienced team, they’ll be in safe and secure hands.

The bottom line is that although orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign braces Manchester and dental implants are different processes which are mostly used in different circumstances, they can come together to complete an overall treatment that enhances both the form and the function of a smile. To find out more about dental implants Manchester or dental implants Wilmslow and how they can help to restore a great looking smile, contact Church Road Dental and Cosmetics on 0161 486 0743 today.

Dental Implants Manchester Or A Root Canal? Which Is It To Be?

April 21, 2017

Despite the fact that root canal cost UK is arguably cheaper than dental implants, Manchester patients may still be confused as to which treatment they need, especially when dealing with severe tooth decay treatment. The truth is that they are two very different procedures. Let’s take a closer look…

Dental Implants Manchester Or A Root Canal Which Is It To Be

Root canal treatment saves teeth while dental implants replaces teeth!

In dentistry the goal has always been to try and save problematic teeth and a root canal does exactly this. In essence it works by removing any infected pulp that lies within the tooth and back filling the canal space with a tough thermoplastic resin known as gutta percha. Performing this treatment eradicates any inner infection that may otherwise continue to damage the tooth, while leaving the exterior of the tooth intact. Once the tooth has been capped for added protection, it can last for many years.

While that’s all well and good, paying out for root canal cost UK, is not beneficial if the infection has taken hold and damaged the tooth to the point where it can’t be saved. In this instance patients are better off opting for dental implants. Manchester-based dental practices perform this type of treatment on a regular basis, so provided you choose an experienced dentist, you’ll be in safe hands. During this procedure the affected tooth is fully removed, the area is cleaned and is replaced by a permanent implant which is attached into the jawbone. A life-like crown is attached to complete the look. This process can take several months to compete, but when it comes to dealing with severe tooth decay treatment, removing the natural tooth may well be the only option.

So to sum up…

Root canal treatment (or endodontic therapy as it’s often called) is performed when the infected tooth is salvageable and has the ability to save the existing tooth in question. The implantation process on the other hand, is performed when the tooth can no longer be saved, and provides a much-needed replacement tooth. Doing so will not only shore-up a tooth gap preventing the surrounding adjacent teeth from drifting, but also helps to prevent ongoing bone shrinkage which would otherwise occur naturally when a tooth is missing.

Any dentist worth their salt will only remove teeth as a last resort. As such endodontic treatment is usually the first option. When this isn’t possible and/or the tooth is too far gone, then the next and final option is to remove and replace the tooth with a natural looking dental implant.

If you have a problematic tooth and are unsure of what to do, then visit your local dentist who will discuss your options with you. In the meantime if you need any further information on root canal cost UK. tooth decay treatment, or dental implants, Manchester-based Church Road Dental and Cosmetics is the place to come. Call us today on 0161 486 0743 to find out more.

Finding a dentist for the whole family

April 17, 2017

teeth health smile dentistManaging family dental appointments is much easier if everyone uses the same service. Taking time to find the right professional who can treat the whole family is well worth the effort. Avoid “quick-fix” treatments because good dentists provide advice and take a preventative approach to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Dentists who have a holistic approach to oral health are likely to give you more reasons to smile in the long-term.

Key takeaways:

– Ask family, friends and neighbours for recommendations

– Visit the facilities and talk to the whole team

– Ask how the appointment system works

If you have children it is also important to find someone who is experienced and “child-friendly”.

“Visiting the dentist you’re considering can make all the difference. Evaluate the location and cleanliness of the office. Check for play areas and look for staff members who are friendly with kids.”

Full article:

http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/finding-the-right-dentist-for-the-entire-family/

 

Lip Fillers Manchester – What Are They And Do They Really Work?

April 17, 2017

If there’s one type of cosmetic treatment that’s becoming more and more popular it’s lip fillers. Manchester dental practices for example offer this service either as a stand alone treatment or to further enhance other treatments, such as dental implants Manchester. The question is, does it really work? Our dentist in Stockport explains….

Lip Fillers Manchester - What Are They And Do They Really Work

Lip fillers, otherwise known as lip augmentation or dermal filling, is a cosmetic procedure that can give you plumper fuller lips. By increasing lip volume women can gain in confidence since many consider themselves to be more attractive, more sensual, and more youthful with fuller lips. The whole process is carried out in as little as an hour so it fits in perfectly with today’s busy lifestyles. What’s more, results are usually immediate.

So how does the process work?

The procedure utilises a substance known as a dermal filler. This is derived from harmless natural or synthetic materials. When injected directly into the skin, the filler plumps up the area to the point where the fold wrinkle or depression is gone. Once injected, effects can last 6 months to 2 years for semi permanent fillers and 5 years or more for permanent fillers.

Botox it is not!

Don’t confuse lip fillers Manchester with Botox. Although they both involve injecting harmless substances under the skin, Botox works in a different way. Instead of plumping up the skin like a dermal filler, Botox stops muscle movement that results in tell-tale wrinkles. Because of this, Botox is used more around the forehead and eye areas where wrinkles are more prevalent. In many cases they are used in conjunction with each other to deliver an overall rejuvenated, youthful look, but they both have very different purposes.

So how do lip fillers fit in with dentistry?

If you think about it, a cosmetic dentist  in Stockport focuses on the overall aesthetics of a smile as well as the function, and this includes the lips and face. For this reason many dentists are also fully trained in cosmetic facial procedures such as lip fillers and Botox. Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re a patient who has undergone dental implants Manchester and it’s made a huge improvement to your smile. However despite this you aren’t entirely happy with your lips. You feel that they’re spoiling the overall look. For this reason you might want to opt for lip augmentation treatment to complete your look.

That said, it’s the competency of the cosmetic dentist that will ultimately determine whether your lip augmentation is a success as there’s a unique skill to ensuring the correct amount of filler is injected  in the right place. With this in mind, it’s important to choose a dentist Stockport, with plenty of experience.

So does lip augmentation really work?

Yes and with proven results, but it needs to be administered by an experienced practitioner.

To find out more about lip fillers Manchester (either as a stand-alone treatment or to enhance dental implants Manchester) contact our dentist Stockport today. To book a consultation call direct on 0161 486 0743 today.

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