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To Protect Teeth Take These Snacks During a Game

February 9, 2017

 teeth health smile dentistVery few sports fan will think about their teeth or smile when watching their favorite sport or team. However, the snacks that you eat during the game should be friendly to your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– A seven layer dip with vegetable is a nutritious and teeth-friendly snack. Cheese is good for the teeth since it contains calcium.
– Crunchy raw vegetables help to clean teeth and get rid of plaque. Delish with hummus!
– Crackers and cheese can make a good snack as long as you drink lots of water.
“Sitting back and watching sports is a great way to spend time with family and friends. During this fun time, you can choose snacks that’ll promote excellent oral health.”

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Exploring The Flexibility Of Dental Implants Didsbury

February 6, 2017

If you’re looking to permanently improve your smile then you might want to consider dental implants. Manchester patients might be surprised to learn that implants are surprisingly flexible  and alongside cosmetic treatments such as Manchester teeth whitening they have the ability to not only improve a person’s smile, but also their physical health and mental well-being too. So just how adaptable are dental implants? Didsbury-based Church Road dental explains….

Exploring The Flexibility Of Dental Implants Didsbury

Single tooth replacement

The primary function for dental implants is to replace single teeth that are missing. This is carried out on a ‘one out, one in‘ basis and really needs little explanation. In some cases bone loss may have occurred where the tooth has been missing for a while. In this instance a bone graft will need to be carried out first to supplement the existing bone giving it enough depth and width to support the dental implant. Once placed into position the single implant looks, feels, and even functions just like any natural tooth would.

Multiple tooth replacement

When several adjacent teeth are missing, it’s often more cost effective and less evasive to fit what’s known as an implant supported bridge. This is where an implant is placed into the first available gap  and this is used to support a framework for other crowns, as you would a conventional bridge. The main difference (and benefit) is that unlike a conventional bridge, an implant supported bridge doesn’t necessitate healthy teeth to be modified. To fit a conventional bridge the teeth either side of the gap need to be ground down and shaped to support the framework. More often than not, this can compromise those teeth and lead to problems later on down the line.

For situations where a patient has multiple missing teeth and an implant-supported bridge isn’t the best solution, dental implants Manchester can also be used to support a partial denture. In this case one or more implants will be placed into gaps where teeth are missing and these are then used to secure either a fixed or removable partial denture. Unlike conventional partial dentures that rely on suction to hold them in position, titanium implants keep the denture firmly in place.

Edentulous patients

For those with complete arches of missing teeth strategically placed implants can be used to support a full denture. Again they can either be permanently fixed or removable (which is more commonplace). As the name suggests removable dentures can easily be taken out and are simply snapped or clipped into position holding them firm. As a result patients avoid embarrassing denture slippage that is so often the case with conventional dentures.

If you’re looking for a permanent, hassle-free form of missing tooth replacement, or are fed up with wearing conventional dentures or bridges, then come and talk to us about dental implants. Didsbury patients who have made the change say that it’s made a huge difference to their lives, citing that natural looking implants give them more confidence. We can even brighten up your existing teeth using state-of-the-art Manchester teeth whitening techniques to really enhance your beautiful smile. In fact, whatever your dental and cosmetic dental needs you can rest assured that Church Road Dental and Cosmetics have it covered. To book a consultation to talk about the possibility of dental implants Manchester, call us on 0161 486 0743 today.

Custom Mouthguards Advised For Teeth Grinding and Sports

February 4, 2017

 teeth health smile dentistDon’t buy an inexpensive mouthguard from a store, as it won’t fit well and will be uncomfortable. Instead, a custom mouthguard is best suited for protecting teeth from damage, including that caused by bruxism or sports.

Key takeaways:

– Custom mouthguards will be worth the investment regardless whether they are worn for teeth grinding or sport.

– You will never get used to a poorly fitting mouthguard. In fact, it could do you more damage than good.

– A custom mouthguard will ensure you breathe normally even when asleep.

“Getting a custom mouthguard is absolutely worth the effort and the cost at your dentist’s office. This is because it better protects your teeth, is more comfortable, and allows you to breathe properly regardless of what you need to do with your mouthguard in.”

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Loss of Teeth Indicative How Well You Look After Yourself

February 4, 2017

 teeth health smile dentistSome causes of tooth loss are poor dental hygiene and stress which could point to poor lifestyle choices. Hence, teeth are a good indicator of how well an individual is looking after themselves.
Key takeaways:

– A study indicates that losing more than five teeth has an impact on life expectancy.

– Tooth loss occurs due to trauma, poor oral hygiene, stress, gum disease, and smoking.

– Brush with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use mouthwash, and stay away from sugary foods and drinks.

We welcome more research into this matter as it may be a way to detect and prevent diseases related to tooth loss and other serious systemic diseases.

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How the number of TEETH you’ve lost can determine how long you will live

Dental Implants Manchester – Why Implants Sometimes Fail

February 3, 2017

Whether you opt for dental implants Manchester or any other city in the UK, you’ll be pleased to know that they are the most modern and reliable form of tooth replacement that modern dentistry allows. Yet despite this, they can and do fail. So why is this? Our Church Road dental practice explains…

The fact is that dental implants are a long-term, surgical-based treatment and unlike non surgical-based treatments such as laser teeth whitening, Manchester patients need to know that there is an element of risk involved. While this risk can be severely limited by choosing an experienced dentist and/or being honest about your medical condition, dental implant success should never be taken for granted. With this in mind, what are the main reasons why dental implants fail.

Dental Implants Manchester – Why Implants Sometimes Fail

Poor implant after-care

Unfortunately dental implants aren’t a ‘fit and forget‘ process. Despite the fact that they are indeed hassle free, they do need a degree of care and attention just like your normal teeth. The issue is that in the early days, dental implants can be prone to problems caused by bacteria. It can attack the gum line undermining the newly placed prosthetic, rendering it useless. For this reason the wearer needs to commit to high levels of oral cleanliness. This means regular and thorough brushing and flossing in order to eradicate any bacteria that remains in the mouth after eating.


Another reason that dental implants in Manchester can fail is through smoking. While people can’t fail to be aware that smoking is bad for their overall health, what they might not know is that it’s bad for dental implants too. There are several reasons for this. Firstly bacteria contained within cigarette smoke can attack the dental implant (see above); and secondly, smoking can dramatically slow the  bone fusion (osseointegration) process. This is a vital part of the implant procedure and occurs when the bone tissue merges and fuses with the titanium implant once it is anchored into the jaw. This is what creates the super-strong platform that can support a whole host of prosthetics including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Normally at our Church Road dental practice patients are advised to quit smoking permanently. However we realise that for many patients this isn’t always possible. This is why we suggest that they need to stop smoking for the duration of the procedure which can take anywhere up to 9 months to complete. This is so that the implant can be well-established in the mouth.

Sub-standard implants

Did you know that there are over 150 types of dental implant on the market? The issue is that some of them aren’t as tried and tested as some of the well known and established brands. While they are all safe to use, some mightn’t be a good fit or have as strong osseointegration capabilities as the established makes. For this reason it’s well worth asking your dentist what implants they intend to use.

Modern-day dental implants have a higher success rate than ever before and for most dentists a 98% success rate is normal. That said, if they fit say 500 implants a year, the law of averages states that around 10 will fail. This means that even if you choose the best dentist and treatment is carried out with the utmost care, there’s no guarantee that your dental implant is going to be a success. There are also a whole host of underlying issues which dentists often have no control over that can cause implant failure and this is something patients should be aware of.

If you’d like to find out more about dental implants Manchester, or are considering other restorative or cosmetic treatments including laser teeth whitening Manchester, contact our Church Road dental practice today. Our experienced team are standing by to restore your great looking smile so give us a call on 0161 486 0743 today.

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