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Is Mucus Good for Your Teeth?

July 24, 2017

teeth health smile dentistAccording to a recent article the answer is Yes! Research suggests that mucus from the lining of the mouth, lungs, intestines and cervix contains a mixture of proteins that can protect your teeth and possibly inhibit cavities from developing. Scientists are now examining the possibility of developing a synthetic mucus and it is envisaged that it would be added to various products including:

– Toothpaste

– Mouthwash

– Chewing gum

If successful, the new synthetic mucus would be a major boost to overall dental health and reduce the need to visit the dentist as “mucus prevents bacteria from attaching to teeth” and you can read more at

Dental Implants Manchester – Can They Reverse The Signs of Ageing?

July 24, 2017

It seems more and more of us Brits are opting for a little help when it comes to slowing down the ageing process. As a result cosmetic procedures such as Botox Manchester and dermal fillers are booming. However, in spite of this, many people who suffer with missing teeth overlook the fact that dental treatments such as dental implants Manchester can also help to regain youthfulness. For this reason you might want to seek help from a smile dentist in Manchester

 Dental Implants Manchester

Signs of ageing caused by tooth loss

Having a full set of teeth is without doubt one of the best ways to hold onto a youthful appearance. Shrunken gums and missing teeth are often giveaways of advancing age, not to mention the poor oral health and gum disease that often results from these issues.

When you lose a tooth your jawbone is no longer stimulated by the tooth’s root. As a result the bone begins to shrink away and deteriorate. This is because your body realises that the bone is no longer needed and it could make use those minerals elsewhere.

So how quickly does bone deteriorate after tooth loss?

After the first year of losing teeth, the width of your jawbone decreases by approximately 25% but over the course of 10-20 years it will begin to shrink back completely. This can often leave a person’s face with a sunken look, meaning you can possibly look up to 10 years older than you actually are.

Our lips can also be affected. Over time, they lose muscle tone, meaning they become narrower and thinner. The upper lip can begin to sag and the bottom lip may droop. The cheeks pull inwards and lose support and facial wrinkles can be exacerbated too. Moreover, a person can develop social and self-esteem issues too, as missing teeth are known to have a seriously negative impact on self-confidence.

Thankfully, all these problems can easily be avoided through the use of dental implants. Manchester residents should know that implants can both restore their smile and prevent facial ageing.

Why dental implants?

For patients who have lost teeth, whether because of decay or trauma, the good news is that there’s more than one solution. The bad news is that while a bridge or a denture can close the gap, it’s really only a temporary solution as they can’t halt the bone loss process.

Another point to consider is that when the jawbone shrinks significantly, it’s almost impossible to keep dentures securely in place. This is why you may experience or see other people’s dentures awkwardly slipping or sliding around the mouth. Not only does this make eating extremely difficult, but it can also cause painful sores as it rubs against the mouth.

Conversely with dental implants, Manchester patients can prevent and slow down any bone loss and preserve facial contours. But how?

When implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, the surrounding bone tissue fuses to your dental implant. By doing so, it creates a strong platform. When a crown is finally fitted it helps to ensure proper chewing function and at the same time exerts the necessary forces on the jawbone in order to keep it both healthy and functional.

In addition a ‘full mouth’ means that any loose skin is now fully supported, so no more reliance on anti-ageing measures like Botox. Manchester patients however will note that cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers can be used to further enhance the look of dental implants if necessary. At our smile dentist Manchester for example, we use them to complement a procedure, as well as administering them as stand-alone treatments.

So what exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. They’re designed to mimic a tooth’s natural root. Once inserted, healing can take between 3-6 months,  The platform can then be used to hold a single tooth, a bridge and/or removable/permanent dentures.

The truth is that dental implants can reverse problems associated with tooth loss, facial ageing, and lip support. In fact, once cheeks and lips are properly supported, any sunken appearance or sagging will quickly disappear. This is along with improved chewing function, an aesthetically pleasing new smile, improved oral health, and of course a newfound confidence. I guess you could say that dental implants really are a win win situation.


Remember, you don’t have to put up with missing teeth. Our smile dentist in Manchester can help you restore full bite function and a youthful appearance with dental Implants in Manchester. It’s good to know that Botox, Manchester isn’t the only solution to restoring the ageing process. Contact Church Road Dental & Cosmetics today to discuss your options further.  To book an appointment call on 0161 486 0743 or visit our website





Title: How Can Acid Reflux Patients Regain Their Smile?

July 20, 2017

teeth, health, smile, dentistAcid reflux patients who suffer damage to their teeth can benefit from several cosmetic treatments that can be done at the dentist office.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth bonding is a minimally invasive treatment that can even out damaged dental surfaces

– Crowns can be used to reshape worn out and eroded teeth

– Veneers are an alternative to crowns and can help with other dental problems, like stains or sensitivity

These treatments offer the best results when coupled with good dental hygiene practices.

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Bruxism and Its Causes

July 17, 2017

teeth health dentist smileMore commonly known as teeth grinding, bruxism is a common enough problem and the reason for many a visit to the dentist. Bruxism can happen to anyone at any time and is not usually a cause for great concern unless it starts to produce chips or cracks in the teeth. There are numerous reasons for the condition developing but the chief culprits are overuse of:

– Alcohol

– Caffeine

– Tobacco

Dentist Maria Lopez Howell remarks in a recent internet article that “people who are grinding their teeth should see a dentist” and you can read more at

Smile! Manchester The Capital of the Selfie – How Do You Look

July 17, 2017

Sadly, it’s true that a lot of us Brits are camera shy and go to great lengths to avoid photo’s being taken of us at all costs. When it comes to special occasions, greeting friends or holiday snaps, there could be a number of reasons why you choose not to smile. A chipped tooth, discoloured teeth or a gap, are a few of the most common reasons. That said, when it comes to your smile, Manchester residents should know that we have a number of options that will help. Whether you wish to brighten your smile with tooth whitening or replace missing teeth with dental implants, Manchester patients can rely on us for great results.

With Manchester being the ‘selfie’ capital of Europe, it might seem more important than ever to get your smile sorted. So if you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in the surrounding area such as Didsbury, our dental practice at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics can help. It’s time to stop pursuing those lips and start beaming from ear to ear!

Smile Manchester

Let’s take a look at 3 ways we can help you to improve your smile so that you can be ‘selfie’ ready in a flash.

Tooth Whitening

Having discolored teeth can be a great embarrassment to many and is one of the main reasons you might feel self-conscious. When it comes to improving your smile, Manchester residents find one of the cheapest and simplest ways to do this is by having your teeth whitened.

It’s important to keep in mind that no one’s teeth are perfectly white naturally. It’s completely normal for our teeth to become a little duller as we age due to the outer enamel wearing away or because of lifestyle factors that cause staining such as drinking a lot of coffee or smoking.

What does it involve?

Bleaching your teeth is an easy process and can be done in one of two ways. You can either have your teeth whitening done with us in-practice or you can do it yourself at home if you prefer. Whichever suits you best.

If you want fast results, then choosing to have your treatment in surgery with our Zoom power laser whitening might be the best choice for you, as it can be done in as little as your lunch hour. Otherwise, night home whitening is another option. Custom trays will be made for you which are filled with bleach and then worn during sleep. However you choose to whiten your smile, Manchester patients can expect slight gum and tooth sensitivity. This is normal and only temporary during treatments. For most people, tooth whitening is an effective way to improve a smile and boost confidence fast.


If you have misaligned, stained, cracked or chipped teeth in Manchester our Didsbury dental practice can help. Veneers offer our patients an easy solution to correcting their smile while delivering great natural looking results. A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is used to cover your tooth in order to mask its original appearance. They are well known for their ease of application, comfort and quick-fix aesthetic appeal.

What does it involve?

Veneers can be made of either resin or porcelain and both have different advantages. Resin veneers are applied easily in just one visit. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are made in a dental laboratory, requiring two visits but are superior to resin veneers because of their durability and more natural looking finish.

During preparation, in order that your veneers fit nicely onto your tooth, a slight amount of enamel will likely need to be removed.

Veneers are a great way to restore the appearance and colour of your teeth and improve your camera confidence.

Dental Implants

What if you have unslightly gaps from missing teeth? Often if a tooth is missing (particularly one that is noticeable when smiling) it can cause a person to become extremely shy and self-conscious. That means not only trying to avoid photos but covering their mouth during general conversations.

Thankfully that doesn’t have to be the case. Because of dental implants, Manchester patients have the option to improve both the appearance of their smile, their chewing ability and to preserve the shape of their face, all with implant treatment.

What does it involve?

Having implant treatment involves a few different stages, and can take up to 3-6 months before the final result is achieved due to healing time and bone integration. Placement of the implant itself can take as little as 1 hour. We use a titanium post that’s placed into the jawbone to act as the tooth’s root, then a crown or bridge can then be secured into place, eliminating the gap all together. If you’re considering having dental implants, Manchester residents can be assured that it’s the most successful tooth-replacement option available and with proper care should last a lifetime.

If you’re unhappy with your smile in Manchester or it’s making you camera-shy then why not book a consultation with us so we can discuss your tooth restoration options and improve your smile. Whether you’re wanting tooth whitening, veneers or dental implants in Manchester our Didsbury, dental practice would love to help. Call us today on 0161 486 0743 or visit our website Let’s help you to stop shying away from the camera and get you your very own dream selfie smile.



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