Straight Teeth And Healthy Bite
Did you know that your teeth are constantly moving throughout your life? Our teeth have evolved over hundreds of millions of years to be perfect for chewing. A number of other factors influence the position of our teeth, most notably genetics, but also the forces that are exerted on them.
Tooth Wear | Dental Erosion & Attrition
Unfortunately, unlike rats and rabbits, our teeth don’t grow back! Once tooth substance is gone, it’s gone. That’s why it’s so important to try and identify worn teeth before it becomes a problem. There are two common reasons tooth wear occurs: acid erosion and attrition. In this blog, I’ll be exploring what happens in both cases, and what you can do to protect your healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Implants Can Rebuild Your Beautiful Smile
Put simply, a dental implant is the closest thing to a like-for-like replacement of your real teeth dentists can provide. Dental implants are made up of a titanium screw that goes into the bone. Sounds scary, but they are the strongest and most convenient option available to fix missing, broken, or dead teeth.
Gum Disease & Diabetes
You might think that gum disease and diabetes are strange bedfellows, but in actual fact there is a proven causal link between untreated periodontitis and the onset or worsening of diabetes. In fact, I’d go so far as to describe this as a two-way relationship – there is also evidence that untreated diabetes can trigger the onset or worsening of periodontitis.
Causes of Tooth Wear!
Oh dear, tooth wear! It's the bane of existence for many of us, and not a delightful dinner conversation topic. But fear not, for I, your humble Primrose Hill dentist, am here to divulge the secrets of tooth wear, it's causes, and the remarkable solutions to help you reclaim your pearly whites. So, buckle up and let's dive into the mesmerising world of tooth wear!
Tooth Sensitivity Explained
Oh, tooth sensitivity! That electrifying jolt that shoots through your teeth when you bite into a frosty ice cream cone or sip a steaming cup of tea. It's as if your teeth are having a teeth-chattering disco party, and you're the uninvited guest. But fear not, my friends! In this article, we'll embark on a journey to uncover the shocking truth behind tooth sensitivity and how you can put an end to this oral rave.
Dental Implants: The Secret to a Life-Changing Smile Unveiled!
In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive deep into the world of dental implants, addressing the burning question: when is the right time for you to consider dental implants? Prepare to be informed and entertained, as we embark on this tooth-tacular journey together!
Can’t get Invisalign? Don’t give up just yet! Here’s what you need to know.
Invisalign is the most widely known and used aligner brand in the world today. More and more adults are considering and taking up on the teeth straightening journey since these almost invisible options are available on the market. Click here to read about all the options. Are you one of them? Have you seen a dentist for assessments or scans to determine if you would be eligible? Were you told that Invisalign is not a good option for you but you are still keen on having it because of its discrete nature?
Choosing the Best Electric Toothbrush
Our hygienist`s advice on how to pick an electric toothbrush With so many different toothbrushes on the market, it can be confusing choosing one that is right for you. As a dental hygienist for London Dental Specialists, I can alleviate your tooth brushing worries and save you a heap of time researching (read more here). The important thing to consider when purchasing an electric toothbrush is head movement. An oscillating and rotating head is the perfect combination of requirements for efficient plaque removal. The Oral-B brushes have both of these features, so I tend to recommend this brand of electric toothbrush to all of my patients. It is also important to purchase a brush which is rechargeable as a battery powered brush will begin to deplete in power after the first use. This is compared to a rechargeable brush which will generally maintain its level of power when re-charged.
Are Dental Hygienists the Same as Dentists?
There can be some confusion when it comes to dental appointments and we hope that this blog will clear up any uncertainty (Read about the different dental roles here). Your hygienists’ main priority are your gums and helping to prevent and treat gum disease. This involves providing you with tailored oral hygiene advice and recommendations. Your dentist is there to check your teeth for any decay and take any x-rays that may be indicated. This task can also be carried out by your hygienist, if he/she is a qualified dental therapist but this is usually made clear to you at the time of booking your appointment.