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Dental Implants: The Secret to a Life-Changing Smile Unveiled!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Say Goodbye to Bad Breath Forever

Have you ever worried that you had bad breath? This blog will give you some tips on what causes this and how to prevent any embarrassing moments. What causes bad breath? Bad breath can be caused by bacteria that are not removed efficiently when brushing with your toothbrush. It is important to angle your toothbrush towards the gumline and spend at least 2 minutes brushing. To make bruising your teeth easier and more efficient you can consider an electric toothbrush.

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Gingivitis & Periodontitis – Signs & Symptoms

It may shock you to know that 90 per cent of people will have gum disease at some point in their lifetime. But before that statistic scares you, dear reader, it’s important to know that when caught early enough, periodontitis and gingivitis are highly predictable if you take on board all the advice given.

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Dental Fear: Is Your Fear Of The Dentist Ruining Your Smile?

Dentophobia, or odontophobia, is a fear of the dentist; and it affects a whopping 53 per cent of the UK public! It really is no surprise when we consider the media’s portrayal of dentists: needle-wielding psychopaths with murderous intent!

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Teeth Whitening Can Ruin Your Healthy Smile

Teeth whitening is far from a new concept, but these days it seems to have become a behemoth of its own, turning into a status symbol of sorts. It seems we can track this new craze to a common culprit: the media. The rise of pearly white smiles online and in adverts has made people feel obliged to seek whiter and whiter teeth no matter the cost.

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Effective Oral Hygiene Techniques: The Surprising Truth

There are billions of bacteria in your mouth, with some estimates even putting that number at 20 billion on average! As a dentist, I’m always stressing the importance of brushing your teeth to my patients, but it’s safe to say that this figure speaks for itself. One of the latest crazes in oral hygiene is the water flosser. Water flossers have been around for a long time – in fact, the first “oral irrigator” was invented in 1962! Since then, we’ve seen them look increasingly more impressive as technology advances. But are they really all that great?

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Your Guide To A Beautiful And Healthy Smile

Contrary to popular belief, a great dentist isn’t just someone who can fix your teeth. A great dentist is someone who really cares about their patients. In this blog, we’ll be sharing why it’s so important to have a dentist who cares not just about giving their patients a beautiful smile, but also a healthy one that will last.

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These 3 Dental Specialists Are More Important Than You Thought

A practice full of specialists is a one-stop shop for having a beautiful and healthy smile, where everything can be done under one roof. But not all dental practices are full of specialists.

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Dental Implants: The Secret to a Life-Changing Smile Unveiled! FAQ

How long do dental implants last?

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Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. With proper care and maintenance, they can offer a long-lasting solution for missing or damaged teeth.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

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Thanks to modern anaesthesia and sedation techniques, most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. Postoperative pain can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers or prescribed medication.

How much do dental implants cost?

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The cost of dental implants varies depending on factors such as the number of implants, materials used, and geographical location. Consult with your dentist to get an accurate estimate based on your specific needs.

Are dental implants suitable for everyone?

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While dental implants are an excellent solution for many, certain conditions or habits (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes, smoking) may affect the success rate of the treatment. Your dentist will assess your overall health and suitability for the procedure.

How long does the dental implant process take?

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The entire dental implant process can take anywhere from a few months to over a year, depending on factors such as healing time and the need for additional procedures (e.g., bone grafting).

Can I go back to work after getting dental implants?

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Most patients can return to work within a day or two after the implant surgery. However, your dentist may recommend taking it easy for a few days to ensure optimal healing and comfort.

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