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What to Consider when Choosing Adult Braces

May 24, 2019

More adults than ever before are getting braces to correct a flawed smile. With today’s advanced technology, there are multiple options to choose from. Let’s take a quick look at some important variables.

Church Road Dental practice in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is staffed with experts in implant dentistry, ready to give you a perfectly beautiful smile with braces.

Key takeaways:

–   Clear plastic aligners known as Invisalign are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and special events; they work very quickly to straighten teeth within months, not years.

–   Traditional brackets can be toned to match the colour of your teeth so they are unnoticeable.

–   Lingual braces are hidden as they are placed behind your teeth — what we call the “Secret Smile” as no-one can see them.

Adults may opt for braces to correct crooked teeth, tooth crowding, or tooth spacing issues. You can find the perfect method to suit your lifestyle, whether you want more traditional braces that adhere to your teeth or whether you choose to have a removable aligner. There’s an option for everyone’s budget and needs.

At Church Road Dental Practice, we fully understand the importance of a great-looking smile and know that it has the ability to create a multitude of opportunities as well as opening many doors. That’s not to mention the amazing confidence boost it can give a person. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that our smile makeovers in Manchester can and do change lives!

To find out more about how a smile makeover in Manchester can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of, then why not book a free initial consultation and get the ball rolling. Contact us on 01614 860 743 today and speak to our experienced and friendly team.

Church Road Dental & Cosmetic in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is a multi-award-winning dental practice offering General, Advanced, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Facial Cosmetic Procedures. We’ve been treating patients in and around the area for many years and offer the highest standards of quality and care.

 

Smile of the Month

May 22, 2019

This patient came into the practice for a free consultation with our smile advisor Jane; he was unhappy with the look of his smile. His teeth were at different levels, there was an old NHS crown on the fronttooth and generally things were uneven and unaesthetic. Given hisyoung age, this was getting him down and affecting his confidence.In a full comprehensive assessment with Dr Karim, a series of photographs weretaken in conjunction with a 3 dimensional scan using our cutting edge digitalscanner. This helped to explain to the patient which different treatment options were available.

Choosing the right options

We later used this digital scan to produce a mock up of the patient’s new smile, therefore involving the patient in the design process. A mock up was done digitally and allowed the patient to visualise what we were proposing. After discussing all of the options, the patient opted to initially change the position of his teeth using a cosmetic brace.

Invisalign

This was using the Invisalign system, where Invisalign aligners were worn to gradually move his teeth into a better aesthetic position. This process took around 12 months. Before starting Invisalign, an analysis was done of his teeth using the Invisalign software and the teeth position after each aligner was shown as well as the final results. Once this was completed, the patient opted for teeth whitening to improve the colour of his teeth – this made a huge difference to his self-confidence.

We then finished off by replacing the NHS crown and doing 3 composite no drill veneers (often called composite bonding) to transform his smile into a more youthful one.

The Results

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Sugar Swaps – Make a change for National Smile Month!

May 21, 2019

At Church Road Dental and Cosmetics, we were shocked to hear that children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines … That’s 8 cubes too many each day!

sugar maximum daily amounts for kids

Who are the worst offenders for sugar?

So, where does it all come from? Well, Half of the sugar in our children’s diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.

So we’ve put together some top tips to help parents make sure small changes to make a HUGE impact on their children’s health … As it’s easier than you’d think to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products.

High sugar foods to avoid

Raisins

Unbeknown to many, and a popular lunchbox snack for children, raisins are actually incredibly high in sugar. In fact, a box of raisins contains the same amount of sugar as a can of coke.

Sports drinks and smoothies

Sports drinks are designed to hydrate and fuel trained athletes during prolonged, intense periods of exercise, meaning they contain high amounts of added sugars that can be quickly absorbed and used for energy. In fact, a standard 20-oz (570 ml) bottle of a sports drink can contain 32 grams of added sugar and 159 calories, which is equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar.

Smoothies are no different and can contain very high amounts of sugar, solid fruit is a much healthier option as when fruit is broken down like in a smoothie, much more sugar is released.

Yogurts

Another lunchbox favorite with children, but it’s so important to read the labels before buying packs of yogurts. For example, a single-size serving of yoghurt with fruit at the bottom can have up to six teaspoons of sugar.

Sugar swap examples

High sugar juice drink –> No added sugar juice drink

Cake Bar –> Malt Loaf

Chocolate cereal –> Shredded wholegrain cereal

Chocolate pudding –> Low sugar rice pudding

Check the labels

You’ll find traffic light labels on most food and drink, usually on the front of the pack. These labels use red, amber and green colour coding to help us understand what’s inside our food so we can make healthier choices when shopping.

Food labels, also called nutrition labels, show how much sugarsat fat and salt are inside what we’re buying. When it comes to reading food labels, a good rule of thumb is to go for more greens and ambers, and cut down on reds. To find out more advice from the NHS, visit their website. 

If you have any questions about sugar swaps and making smart choices or want to book your family in for a check-up, get in touch with the team at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics in Cheadle Hulme.

Why You Should Replace Your Ill-fitting Dentures with Dental Implants

May 21, 2019

Loose dentures can be a problem, as they can slip when you speak — and food can get trapped underneath them. A hassle-free alternative is to have your missing teeth replaced by dental implants.

Church Road Dental practice in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is staffed with experts in implant dentistry, ready to give you a perfectly beautiful smile with dental implants.

What’s Involved With Dental Implants?

The procedure involves titanium screws that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. These serve as each tooth’s “root”, and each is capped with a natural-looking crown.

Once your mouth has healed from the surgery, dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth, and can be cleaned the same way as your natural teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for your missing teeth.

Dental implants have several benefits over braces as they prevent bone loss from the jaw, promoting a more youthful appearance (no saggy cheeks). They also do not require the purchase of special adhesives and cleaning agents. Furthermore, you don’t need to worry about food getting stuck beneath them!

All-on-Four to Stabilise Dentures

There’s another option for slipping dentures — stablise them with four or six dental implants. These will keep the dentures secure so you won’t have so many problems.

Church Road Dental & Cosmetic in Cheadle, Hulme, and Manchester is a multi-award-winning dental practice offering General, Advanced, and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Facial Cosmetic Procedures. We’ve been treating patients in and around the area for many years and offer the highest standards of quality and care.

 

 

What Treatments are Available for Advanced Periodontal Disease?

May 17, 2019

Advanced periodontal disease affects millions of individuals from all walks of life. If left untreated, this condition will often result in the eventual loss of teeth. This is why it is important to appreciate how this disease progresses as well as the treatment options which are currently available.

More Than Gingivitis

It is first important to note that advanced periodontal disease is the direct result of gingivitis. Gingivitis (gum disease) occurs when plaque becomes trapped between the teeth and the gum line.

While this situation is quite easy to treat, it can also develop into periodontal disease if the proper steps are not taken. Not only will bacteria begin to affect the integrity of the surrounding teeth, but they can also deteriorate surrounding tissue and even the bone density if your jaw. This is why seeking treatment as soon as possible is always recommended. So, what options do you have?

Non-Surgical Options

There can be times when surgery might not be necessary. A dentist will often employ techniques known as scaling and root planing in order to remove any plaque as well as to ablate small infections that may be present. This procedure is utilised in conjunction with localised numbing agents, so you will not experience much discomfort. After the process has been completed, the gums will reattach and they will be evaluated to determine how long the healing process may take.

Additional Procedures

Other situations might require in-depth intervention to prevent further issues. One method is known as “pocket reduction”. In this case, a dentist will fold back your gums in order to remove any additional infection. Areas of damaged bone can also be smoothed and allowed to heal. You might also be a candidate for a gum graft if the localised tissue has eroded to the point that it will no longer properly heal.

In very advanced cases, a bone graft from healthy areas of the jaw may be required in order to ensure that the condition does not progress any further. Of course, these situations and possibilities will be evaluated by your dentist so that the best option can be chosen.

The best way to combat this type of serious gum disease is to embrace the proper preventative maintenance techniques. This can help to avert a problem before it takes “root”.

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