Restorative Dentistry, What’s Involved?

Restorative dentistry essentially takes care of your teeth where there are issues that need to be corrected in order to return the teeth and mouth either to good health, looking great or to normal oral function. It’s something that most people don’t need until later in life and can be used to correct a wide range of dental problems, whether they are aesthetic or affect a person’s health. The goal with restorative dentistry is to preserve as much of the existing teeth as possible, working with the structure that is already there in order to both correct and prevent problems getting any worse.

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What Does An Orthodontist Do & How Can One Help Me?

An orthodontist’s main talent is helping to correct a situation where the teeth and jaw have become misaligned. This may be causing problemswith respect to chewing, issues with oral hygiene or speech defects and correcting these problems can make a big difference to quality of life. Experienced orthodontics staff are able fix a broad range of conditions such as these.

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smoking and oral health

The Effects Of Alcohol & Smoking On Oral Health

The condition of your teeth and mouth might not feel like a priority, particularly when compared to other areas of the body where the immediate effects of ill health are more obvious. This is especially the case if there are no current problems with your oral health. However, if you let this part of your daily regime slide and don’t action problems as they arise then you could find yourself with some pretty serious issues down the line – for example, did you know that poor oral hygiene can lead to heart attacks and even strokes?

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Root Canal Treatment – What’s Involved?

The root canal system is essentially the centre of one of your teeth. If you develop an infection here then you will need to have a procedure called root canal treatment in order to correct it. An infection in your teeth can be incredibly painful. It is normally caused by the bacteria that occur naturally in your mouth. Unfortunately this bacteria can find its way into the root canal system if you have a leaking filling, if there is tooth decay that allows it in or if your teeth are damaged because you have suffered some kind of a trauma, for example falling and hitting your mouth. 

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acid teeth

How Does Acid Affect Your Teeth?

We all know that acid has a negative effect on our teeth but many of us don’t realise just how bad this can be or where that acid is coming from. Acid essentially causes the enamel on our teeth to wear down and this means that we lose that protective layer. The result is that teeth can become discoloured, as well as painfully sensitive, and this is a difficult process to reverse once it has taken place. When it comes to managing the effects of acid on the teeth, it’s not always simply the food and drink that we’re consuming but the way we’re consuming it too.

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Teeth extraction

Wisdom Teeth, Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Wisdom teeth are the last of the teeth to appear in our mouths and, as there often isn’t much room at the point at which they appear, sometimes there can be issues. This is a problem that many people have – in fact wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental procedures in the UK. Wisdom teeth usually appear during the late teens and they grow through the gums at the back of the mouth, one in each corner. Problems that people experience with wisdom teeth range from those that grow through at the wrong angle, to those that only get partially through the gum and then get stuck.

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Teeth Taken Seriously

If you thought that the only risks from not taking the health of your teeth seriously enough were decay and gum disease (which in themselves are bad enough) then think again. The last decade or so has shown an increased focus on identifying connections between the health of your mouth and the rest of your body – and not in the way that you might expect. Research by the American Dental Foundation found that people who have serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have another chronic condition than those without.

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dental implants explained

Dental Implants – Explained

A dental implant essentially does the same job as a tooth root and is used to fill the space of a root that has to be removed. It is a screw, made of titanium, that is placed into the jawbone and used to support false teeth or a false tooth. Implants are a widely accepted piece of dental technology, completely safe and tried and tested by many satisfied patients. They are easy to care for and very efficient when it comes to providing support for a tooth or teeth that need to be replaced.

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adult braces

Braces – Not Just For Kids

It’s true that braces were once the territory of uncomfortable teenagers but these days adults make up nearly half of all orthodontic patients – in fact numerous celebrities have been sporting them too.  For anyone looking for the perfect smile it’s never too late to get it, as you can correct your teeth at any age with very little hassle and fuss.  The discomfort of the old style braces is now long gone and the new options are much more attractive, lightweight and easy to wear.

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What Problems Can Poor Dental Health Cause?

Recent research has confirmed what dentists have long feared, that the health of the mouth can have a knock on effect on the health of the rest of the body – infections in your mouth are highly likely to cause problems elsewhere. We often view the mouth as a separate part of the body, particularly as it is treated by dentists rather than doctors, but this research highlights how important it is to avoid poor dental health for the sake of the rest of your body. Below are a few of the issues that can result from poor dental health.

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At SmilePad Centres the health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority. We have dentists’ on-hand to help with dental emergencies and give support and advice on any dental concern, and should you need emergency face-to-face support, then they will direct you to the best available support location for your needs. Please call your nearest practice for more information. We appreciate your understanding during this unusual time. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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