25 Aug 2015

Look Great and Young at Your Prime Through Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Good oral health and a complete set of working teeth are important for everyone, but this is especially true for older people. Here’s why: - Overall health deteriorates with age. Health may decline, but if the elderly started out healthy in their younger years, their health wouldn’t weaken that fast when they’re older. Studies have shown that oral health is linked to overall health, so good oral care also means good health care in general. - Aging affects the diet of a person. As people grow older, the type or quantity of food they’ll be allowed to eat will be limited, and they’ll be forced to switch to doctor-recommended meals. Older people with poor oral health will be prone to teeth sensitivity or gum pain, which may be triggered by specific types of food.

4 Aug 2015

A Quick Look at Dental Implants

What are dental implants? Dental implants support replacement crowns and are effectively metal posts which fit directly into a person's jawbone. They hold artificial crowns in place just as teeth’s roots hold natural crowns. Dental implants are typically made of titanium and can last for the rest of the wearer’s life, if good oral hygiene is maintained.

What are the reasons for getting dental implants?

Dental implants make excellent replacements for teeth that may have been lost or damaged through accidents or sudden impact; or through illness, tooth decay or root infections.

Implants also serve as a fixed alternative to removable dentures, especially if the mouth has shrunk and can no longer support conventional dentures.

Dental implants can also support crowns, bridges, and dentures, as well as individual replacement teeth.

Replacing all teeth will typically require a minimum of six implants in the upper jaw and a minimum of 4 operations in the lower jaw. It will take several months before the titanium rod and jawbone begin to fuse for a lasting support. A person must have healthy gums and a strong enough jawbone before dental implants can be fitted.

It is best to see a skilled private dentist for an implant, as a private practice can fit consultations and subsequent procedures at short notice, while NHS treatment can take a long time to materialize.

Cosmetic Dentistry: How to Keep Smiling in London

Londoners have plenty of reasons not to smile, what with rising house prices, Tube strikes, and a growing sense of isolation despite the bustling crowds. In fact, a 2014 survey found that London was the least happy major city in the UK.

Some Londoners, however, aren't smiling simply because they have dental issues—ranging from stained to crooked teeth. Discoloured teeth, for one, mean a lot of people are keeping their mouths closed, even when they're bursting to flash a grin at that cute stranger on the Tube.

The London lifestyle may be to blame for teeth that aren't as white as they used to be. Tea, coffee, and red wine, even naturally occurring minerals in tap water, can all stain teeth. Unsurprisingly for the capital city of a tea-drinking nation, tea consumption is high in London. It may come as more of a surprise to learn that, in 2013, a higher percentage of Londoners said they drank coffee than New Yorkers.

Fortunately, it's easy to restore your smile's natural whiteness with a cosmetic dental treatment. In laser whitening, one of the most modern procedures available, a whitening agent is painted on to your teeth. The laser activates this chemical, which starts working straight away. Safe, quick, and easy, laser whitening delivers instant results and can lighten teeth by several shades. Most importantly, it doesn't hurt.

After a visit to your cosmetic dentist’s office, you can finally give your fellow commuters a wide, heartfelt smile. They're probably having a bad day, too.

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