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The Lesser-Known Effects of Gum Disease

July 10, 2017

teeth health smile dentistDutch researchers have discovered that gum disease has serious consequences beyond the teeth and gum tissue.

Key takeaways:

– Researchers found that severe gum disease was very common in cirrhosis patients and it could speed up the progression of liver disease.

– Inflammatory gum disease was also connected to diabetes and several heart conditions.

– Almost 45 per cent of the cirrhosis patients who took part in the study suffered from periodontitis, and half of those didn’t survive their disease.

After reading the study, it’s easy to conclude that you now have more reasons than ever to visit your dentist regularly and look after your smile and overall dental health.

Read the full story here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/317063.php

Teeth Whitening Alderley Edge – Is It Possible After Dental Implants?

July 10, 2017

Everyone should be able to have that perfect, white smile that all of us so desire. Thankfully this is possible by having cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening. Alderley Edge and Wilmslow residents or those looking for a dentist near Didsbury can be confident that with a visit to our practice, you can get the dazzling smile you’ve always dreamed of.

That being said, if you’re planning to have a considerable amount of dental work carried out then it’s important that your treatment is done in the correct order. But what about if you already have dental implants? Manchester patients most commonly asked questions about tooth whitening are answered below.

Teeth Whitening Alderley Edge

What is tooth whitening and does it actually work?

If you’re interested in having a brighter smile, then one of the most effective and simple ways to achieve this is by having your teeth whitened. This is actually our most popular dental cosmetic treatment because it can really help to boost our patient’s confidence and is a quick way to improve your smile.

There are many reasons why you might want whiter teeth. We all have a different tooth colour and some people have a naturally darker shade than others. Or it could be due to ageing or lifestyle factors such as:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking coffee, tea or red wine
  • Certain medications

Whatever the reason, you can expect great results.

If you’re interested in having teeth whitening near Alderley Edge, you may be wondering what it involves and if it’s safe.

Bleaching your teeth change your natural tooth colour from between 5 to 7 shades lighter. You can either have this done in surgery or at home using our night tray system. Either option means using a bleach that contains a mild form of hydrogen peroxide that guarantees great results. Having your teeth whitening in our surgery will take around an hour. If you choose to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home it generally takes between 1-2 weeks for noticeable results.

While having your teeth whitened is safe, you may find that you have increased tooth and gum sensitivity but don’t worry, this is normal and is usually only temporary. One thing to bear in mind is that it’s really important is to only ever have your teeth whitening carried out by a professional. Although there’s many non-dental professional that offer tooth bleaching nowadays, it’s not advised. It’s safest to have your treatment done only by your dentist. Didsbury and Manchester residents can then be sure they are having their teeth whitened both effectively and safely as we’ll always do a check-up before to make sure the treatment is right for you.

Can I have tooth whitening after dental implants?

In a word, yes. However, tooth whitening will only lighten the colour of your natural teeth. This means that it doesn’t have any effect on dentures, veneers, or crowns. You can have the rest of your teeth whitened if you have dental implants, it just won’t change the colour of your implant crown.

With dental implants, Manchester patients have a great solution for missing teeth by using prosthetic on a titanium post to fill their gaps. Once fitted, a lot of time and money has been invested in the process, so it’s understandable, that you want them to look as natural as possible, so they’ll always be colour matched to the rest of your teeth.

If you choose to whiten your sorrounding natural teeth after your implant treatment is finished then you may need to replace your dental implant crown with one that matches your new whiter shade, otherwise, you may have unevenly coloured teeth. That is of course unless your implant crown isn’t visible when you smile, then it doesn’t matter.

Is it best to whiten my teeth before implants?

Yes. Ideally, teeth should always be whitened first before any other restoration is carried out, particularly dental implants. Manchester residents should always make sure that they’ve reached their final desired result and are happy with their tooth shade before their new crown is colour matched. This saves time and money down the line replacing their crowns for whiter ones.

How to maintain whitened teeth

To make sure you keep your teeth looking white, we recommend:

  • Avoiding any dark coloured foods and drinks for a week after treatment
  • Following up with maintenance whitening at least once a year
  • Sipping dark coloured drinks through a straw
  • Having a good oral hygiene routine at home, brushing and flossing after meals
  • Visiting our hygienist regularly for a scale and polish
  • Stopping smoking to prevent discolouration

 

There are many reasons you might decide to have teeth whitening near Alderley Edge at our Church Road Dental and Cosmetic practice. Whatever the reason, if it’s to boost your confidence or for a special upcoming event, we can help, regardless of whether you have dental implants. Manchester residents can find out what their best option for tooth whitening is and if they are suitable by booking a consultation with us. If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist near Didsbury, call us today on 0161 486 0743 or visit our website www.cheadlehulmedental.com.

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A Visit to Our Crown Clinic in Manchester – What Does it Involve?

July 7, 2017

So you need to visit our crown clinic Manchester to be fitted with a dental crown. Whether this is strengthening a weakened tooth or restoring your smile with dental implants, Manchester residents can rest assured knowing that they’ll receive the best crowns available in modern dentistry. In fact, at our Didsbury dental practice, we’ll ensure that when patients leave us they’ll retain a great looking smile.

Crown Clinic Manchester

But what does a visit to our crown clinic involve?

Before we answer that, it’s probably a good idea to discuss, why might you need a crown?

Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for a few reasons. Most commonly they’re used to strengthen weak teeth that have had root canal treatment or if there’s a cavity too large for a filling to hold. Crowns can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth, for instance, changing the shape, length, and colour. They can also help fix bite and alignment issues.

But what if you’re missing teeth altogether?

Well, then the best solution is to have dental implants. Manchester residents can restore any unsightly gaps and have a natural looking smile. This is done by surgically inserting an artificial root into the jaw and then using this as a foundation to attach a ceramic crown on top.

So what exactly is a dental crown?

A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’ because it securely covers your natural tooth. They are often the best solution to restoring broken or unsightly teeth and are cemented onto natural existing teeth or onto dental implants. Manchester residents can expect that they should last up to 10-15 years, if not longer.

What are they made from?

At our crown clinic in Manchester, our crowns are made entirely from a strong ceramic material. What’s great about using all-ceramic crowns is that they give a more natural look, blending completely with the rest of your teeth. The sparkling look of natural teeth is down to the way light penetrates into the enamel layer and reflects back out. A ceramic crown effectively tries to mimic this. So the more translucent the crown is, the closer it will match the appearance of a natural tooth.

So what can patients expect when they pay us a visit?

Dental Implants Manchester Having your crowns fitted at our crown clinic Manchester is usually done over two appointments. The first visit involves assessing and preparing your tooth and the second is to fit your new crown into place.

At your first appointment, we might take a few x-rays so that we can check the roots of your teeth and surrounding bone. If there’s any sign of infection or decay, root canal treatment may be needed first.

Before we begin the process of preparing your tooth for a crown, we’ll always make sure that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. This is done by administering a local anaesthetic. Next, we’ll gently file away the tooth along the sides and on the chewing surface so that there’s room for a crown to be fitted. After we’ve reshaped the tooth, we’ll then take an impression of the tooth with a putty-like material and register the shade of your teeth. The moulds of your mouth and tooth shade will then be sent off to our dental laboratory where your new crown will be made. Typically this takes about 10-14 days to be created.

Rather than leaving you with a filed down tooth, we’ll always fit you with a temporary crown to wear while you wait for your new one to be made. It’s fashioned from acrylic and cured with a temporary cement so it’s easy to remove at your final visit.

At your second appointment, we’ll remove your temporary crown. Then, we’ll check the fit and colour of your new permanent crown. If all is okay and you’re happy with the appearance and shade, we’ll then securely cement it into place. Your bite will also be checked and if necessary adjusted. After work is complete, you’ll be sporting a brand new, natural looking smile!

Finally, what about caring for your new crowns?

Caring for your crown is very simple! Although they’ll continue to look and feel great for a long time, they do still need to be looked after. Always brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Six monthly check-ups and hygienist visits are also advised so we can keep an eye on your crowns and prevent any unnecessary problems from occurring.

As with dental implants, Manchester crowns can help to not only restore the health of your tooth but can also increase confidence. We warmly welcome patients from Manchester ad the sorrounding areas at our Didsbury Dental Practice.

 

If you’d like to learn more about how our Crown Clinic in Manchester can help, we’d be more than happy to discuss your options at your next appointment. Book your consultation by either visiting our website at www.cheadlehulmedental.com or contacting Church Road Dental and Cosmetics directly on 0161 486 0743 today.

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Dental Fluorosis: Treating Stains

July 6, 2017

teeth health smile dentist badbreathDental fluorosis is a condition caused by over-consumption of fluoride resulting in permanent stains on teeth such as white lines or flecks. Although fluorosis stains are not harmful, the cosmetic aspect can be frustrating and leave you feeling self-conscious, even if the marks are only really noticeable to yourself and your dentist.

To improve your smile, some dentists will recommend professional tooth whitening to mask or cover the marks which can sometimes be brown as well as white.

– Fluorosis is caused by a lack of minerals as a result of consuming too much fluoride while permanent teeth are developing.

– Fluoride is added to drinking water and dental products, including mouthwash and toothpaste, which leads to some children absorbing too much.

– Fluorosis currently affects up to 25% of Americans.

“Dental fluorosis is caused by a lack of minerals in your tooth’s enamel. This usually comes from the excessive consumption of fluoride.”

Read the full story here:

http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/spotlight-on-dental-fluorosis/

What You Can Do To Prevent White Patches

July 3, 2017

teeth health smile dentistLeukoplakia are white patches that appear in the oral tissue, often in the palate, gums, tongue, or inner part of the cheeks. Continue reading to learn what you can do to prevent this condition.

Key takeaways:

– Irritation to oral tissue is the main cause of leukoplakia. Irritation is caused by wearing orthodontic devices that don’t fit, smoking, burning of the mouth tissue through very hot food and drinks, rough teeth surfaces, and a weakened immune system

– Avoiding all of the above can help prevent the appearance of leukoplakia patches

– Researchers have found a link between oral tumors and leukoplakia, so doing your best to avoid this condition can lower the risk of developing oral cancer

Your dentist should be able to offer personalised advice on how to prevent this condition and how to enjoy a healthy smile now and in the future.

Read the full story here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317689.php

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