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Your Dentist Can Detect Diabetes

March 13, 2017

teeth health smile dentistNew research by Dutch scientists suggests that it may be possible to detect early-stage type 2 diabetes when you consult a dentist for routine maintenance on your teeth and smile.

Key Takeaways:

-When dentists found severe periodontitis while checking their patients’ teeth, those same patients were later found to be more than twice as likely to have suspected diabetes.

-Your smile is a potent indicator of your overall health – not only can it help predict diabetes, but it can also potentially reveal problems like myocardial infarctions and heart disease.

-About 70% of Americans see a dentist at least once a year, so if it becomes possible to conduct diabetes screening at a dentist’s office, it could allow far more developing diabetics to get the early interventions they need for the best outcomes.

“A dental office that treats patients with severe periodontitis is a suitable location for screening for (pre)diabetes; a considerable number of suspected new diabetes cases were identified and indicated that periodontitis is an early sign of diabetes mellitus.”

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Laser Teeth whitening Manchester –The Best And Worst Candidates

March 13, 2017

While more and more people are turning to laser teeth whitening Manchester not everyone is a suitable candidate. For example is whitening your teeth before undergoing treatment for dental implants Manchester a good idea? Or what about those with fillings, crowns, or other restorations? Our Church Road dental practice has decided to spill the beans and talk to you about what makes for a good or bad candidate. Without further ado, let’s dive straight in….

Laser Teeth whitening Manchester –The Best And Worst Candidates

In an ideal world, the perfect teeth whitening patient would be someone who has a healthy set of unrestored teeth. Those with zero fillings and healthy gums who are simply looking to brighten up their smile would make up the best candidates. However this isn’t an ideal world and people don’t always have perfect teeth. For this reason it’s always best to consult with your dentist before undergoing the process, as there may well be exceptions, or treatments that dentists can use to help.

Sensitive gums and worn enamel

Having said that, there are occasions when undergoing laser teeth whitening in Manchester, or indeed any city for that matter, is not a good idea. Teeth whitening procedures carried out in the dental practice although quick and efficient, can cause a certain amount of tooth sensitivity. This is natural and can take 24-48 hours to subside after treatment. Therefore it stands to reason that those with sensitive gums, exposed tooth roots, and/or worn enamel and cavities may respond even more sensitively to the treatment, and in some cases may feel pain. For this reason dentists may want to think twice before carrying out this particular procedure. However in some cases where the patient is undergoing missing teeth replacement such as dental implants, Manchester dentists may decide,  along with the patient, that teeth whitening is best before treatment to achieve the very best smile possible.

Age, pregnancy, and allergies

At our Church Road Dental Practice we don’t allow teeth whitening to anyone under the age of 16, but prefer to treat people over 18 years of age. This isn’t simply us being pedantic. There’s a genuine reason for it. In teenagers, particularly those aged 16 and under, the nerves of the tooth and the pulp chamber are still developing. As a result teeth whitening treatment at this age can cause severe sensitivity. Teeth whitening has also been known to cause prolonged teeth sensitivity in pregnant women and should therefore be avoided. Finally there are people who are allergic to peroxide. As this is the main ingredient in the majority of teeth whitening treatments those people would need to avoid this type of procedure.

If you’re not sure whether you’re a good candidate for laser teeth whitening Manchester or for having treatment before undergoing dental implants Manchester, then come and talk to Church Road Dental. Our experienced and friendly team led by Dr Shi Karim will assess your needs and find the right treatment for you. To book a free, no-obligation consultation, call us on 0161 486 0743 today.

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

March 11, 2017

teeth health smile dentistBad breath or halitosis is nothing to smile about. It is often difficult to identify the cause but it is often related to food, drink, smoking, medication or even your stomach acid. It occurs when bacteria and food debris in your mouth breaks down causing odour. Mouthwash doesn’t provide a permanent solution to the problem but your dentist can check your oral hygiene and your teeth to help minimize the condition.

Key Messages

– Brush your teeth and tongue after eating as well as morning and evening time.
– Keep hydrated with water to encourage saliva and avoid a dry mouth.
– Consult your dentist if symptoms continue, they can check for other problems.

Good oral hygiene is essential if you want to avoid halitosis and smile again.

“When food just sits in your mouth in the morning your breath will be far stronger than you imagined.”

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Dental Implants Manchester – Missing Teeth Replacement At Its Best

March 10, 2017

If you’re attending a Manchester gum clinic for advice on the best form of missing teeth replacement, there’s a strong chance that the dentist will put forward a case for dental implants. Manchester patients will ultimately have the choice, but the fact remains that implants are unequivocally the best form of missing tooth replacement that modern dentistry allows. Here’s why…

Dental Implants Manchester – Missing Teeth Replacement At Its Best

They’re permanent

If you visit a dentist in Stockport for a bridge or partial denture, then of course,  just like a dental implant, these forms of missing teeth replacements will do the job of filling the tooth gap with a life-like dental restoration. What’s more, they’re initially cheaper so you’re likely to save money. However conventional dentures and bridges aren’t permanently fixed into the mouth and because of this, they aren’t able to halt the natural bone loss process that occurs when teeth are missing. Ongoing bone loss can lead to weakened or thinning gums and a change in facial shape making you appear older than your years. On the contrary when the titanium root of the dental implant is secured permanently into the jawbone, it stimulates the remaining bone tissue as it naturally fuses with the implant. Not only does this create a super-strong platform, it halts the bone loss process once and for all.

Implants are longer lasting

The potential longevity for dental implants in Manchester is huge. Whereas dentures, crowns, and bridges, have a lifespan of somewhere between 7-15 years, provided that dental implants are cared for in the correct way, there’s no reason why they can’t last 30-40 years or more. Ultimately this puts a whole new perspective on the cost factor. Initially someone may speak to a Stockport dentist and consider conventional bridges and dentures to be the only affordable option. However when you take into consideration that the restoration is likely to need replacing at a equal cost at some point down the line, then dental implants offer an affordable ‘pay once and once only‘ solution.

Generally speaking when you’re fitted with conventional full or partial dentures there’s a strong chance that you’ll be returning to your chosen Manchester gum clinic frequently. This will usually be for adjustments (as the shape of the jaw changes), for denture repair, or to replace the dentures completely. In addition to this you’ll need a continuous supply of dental fixative and cleaning agents. Conversely and in theory, once your dental implant has been fitted, that’s it. Aside from the normal check-ups, you shouldn’t need to visit your dentist. You also won’t need to shell out money for special cleaning equipment, as implants are cared for and brushed, just like your normal teeth.

While dental implants Manchester do require a little planning and surgery time to fit, they are well worth the initial expense and time, because they will reward you with a great looking, hassle-free smile for many years to come. If you’re seeking a dentist Stockport or a Manchester gum clinic to fit dental implants then look no further than Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Our experienced team led by Dr Shi Karim will put you at ease and talk you through the process. There isn’t a smile that we can’t fix so why not book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation today. Call us on 0161 486 0743 to make an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentist In Manchester – What They Can Do For You

March 6, 2017

While it’s true that more and more dentists are offering procedures such as dental implants, Manchester residents are seeking hi tech Cheadle dental practices for cosmetic dental care. With this in mind what exactly does a cosmetic dentist in Manchester do and how can they help you? Let’s take a closer look…

Cosmetic Dentist In Manchester – What They Can Do For You

Unlike restorative and preventative dentistry which focuses its attention on the function of the teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry is all about aesthetics. As people have more disposable income than ever before, many folk are spending more on their appearance. For example according to one high-end menswear E-tailer, sales of male grooming products rocketed in 2015 by a massive 300% and this market is still growing. Cosmetic dentistry itself mirrors this trend and is growing on average by 12.5% per year. This is fuelled by the influx of quick fix cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening and wrinkle reduction. These affordable treatments are becoming more and more popular, with some dentists experiencing a 40% increase year on year.

As well as fast cosmetic treatments that can be carried out in as little as a lunch hour, a cosmetic dentist Manchester performs a whole host of other treatments designed to enhance the smile. These include:

  • Teeth reshaping and gum contouring
  • Fitting porcelain veneers to hide blemished teeth or to straighten or lengthen teeth
  • Replacing silver amalgam fillings with tooth coloured white fillings
  • Dental/Cosmetic bonding techniques
  • Combination treatments such as smile makeovers.

So what does this mean for you?

No matter how bad you think that your smile is, a cosmetic dentist can work in collaboration with other dentists to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. For example an orthodontist may work to straighten your teeth, then a cosmetic dentist will whiten them to create an even smile. Alternatively if a restorative dentist uses procedures such as dental implants Manchester to permanently replace missing teeth, then a cosmetic dentist may apply facial fillers and Botox to enhance and complete that youthful look. In fact, you no longer need to feel embarrassed or hide yourself away because of your smile. Hi tech Cheadle Hulme practices like ours can carry out all types of dental work right here under one roof. We really are your affordable one-stop-shop for all your dental needs.

To find out more about our cosmetic dentist in Manchester and what services they offer, or if you need information on other treatments such as dental implants Manchester, book an appointment to visit out hi tech Cheadle practice. Our experienced team led by Dr Shi Karim are standing by to help so make an appointment today by calling 0161 486 0743 and take the first steps towards bringing back your great looking smile.

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