Many every day foods and drinks can cause staining on teeth. One of the many benefits of regular appointments with a hygienist is that they can professionally remove these stains. As we are currently unable to see patients for face to face treatment, and are waiting for guidance on when this is likely to change, here are a few tips to help you minimise staining on teeth.
Whilst we are unable to see our patients face to face during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to try to prevent dental emergencies. Broken teeth, crowns and lost fillings usually account for many of our emergency appointments and can often be caused by biting down on certain foods. Here are some of the worst offenders:
Easter is fast approaching and it’s likely to be a bit different for many of us this year. The staying home guidelines mean we are unable to get together to celebrate with family and friends. However, one thing that is unlikely to change is the consumption of delicious chocolate treats!
Here are some tips to help you manage dental problems at home until normal practice can resume.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during opening hours and a member of the team will direct you accordingly.
To help prevent dental problems during the coronavirus lockdown, it is really important that we all look after our teeth.
With regular dental check-ups and good oral care at home we hope to minimise the need for tooth extractions. There will however always be occasions when a tooth extraction is unavoidable such as where a tooth is severely decayed or badly broken or where it is required for orthodontic reasons. Although no one enjoys having a tooth removed, the procedure itself is usually straightforward and your dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions. It is important that these instructions are followed to reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding and infection and the chances of a dry socket which can be very painful.
The summer holidays are starting and for many parents that means organising new school uniform. Is a mouthguard on your list?
Every year thousands of children are treated for dental injuries which could have been avoided or minimised by wearing a custom fitted mouthguard.Studies have shown that approximately 25% of children in the UK will injure and possibly lose a front tooth at some stage and that between 13% and 39% of all dental injuries are sports related.
Summer is nearly here and whilst this means holidays, BBQ’s and fun in the sun it is important not to neglect your dental routine. Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth this summer.
Most of us know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important for good oral health but did you know that cleaning between our teeth is important too? Daily cleaning between our teeth seems to be a harder habit to get into than brushing and yet it is just as important.
We brush our teeth to remove food debris and plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on and between our teeth. Whilst brushing twice a day removes much of the food debris and plaque on the surface of the teeth there is still about 35% of the tooth's surface that isn't being reached. If we don't clean between our teeth the build up of plaque deposits in these areas can cause the gums to bleed and result in tooth decay and gum disease.
If you are unhappy with your smile due to damaged, chipped and cracked teeth or you have larger spaces between teeth than you would like, then cosmetic bonding may be an option for you.
Composite bonding uses the same material as that used in white fillings (composite) but in this case it is used to change the appearance of a tooth. It is called bonding because the material used bonds to the tooth.