Poor oral health has a detrimental effect on your entire body. It may just affect your confidence if you are concerned about the aesthetics, it may cause you issues with eating or talking properly, or there have been connections made with things like diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
The best thing about this information, is that most of this can be turned around with a change in certain habits. You have control over reducing your risk and improving your oral health.
How well you look after your oral health will influence your overall health and neglecting your mouth can lead to more problematic issues than simply sore gums or yellowed teeth. It can leave you more at risk of horrible diseases like oral cancer and there have also been studies linking gum issues with things like strokes, pregnancy problems and heart disease. You won't cause the problems with bad oral health but it may be a contributory factor.
A Healthy Lifestyle Makes A Difference
Various habits will affect your oral health in different ways.
Tooth sensitivity? Crown House Dental in Egham can help.
If you suffer from tooth sensitivity you are one of many people struggling with the same issue. It is so common, but that doesn't mean you have to take it for granted and live with the pain everyday, with no resolution. If you have assumed your sensitive teeth are because of reasons beyond your control, it's time to think again. There is a really good chance your sensitive teeth are being caused by issues you may have influence over.
Your teeth are coated in enamel, which is basically what protects the inside parts of your teeth from any 'nasties'. When we wear that part of the teeth down, the dentin (the inside part of your teeth) becomes susceptible to pain and strong sensations from foods that are hot, cold, acidic or sweet. These sensations can be very painful for some people, so here are some of best ways to help you get relief from your sensitive teeth:
Brushing your teeth too hard exposes them to an increased risk of tooth sensitivity and brushing too hard can create a gap between the teeth and the gum which exposes the root. Make sure you are using a soft to medium brush, brushing with short strokes in a firm way, but without scrubbing the teeth. Massaging over scrubbing is a great approach.
Use Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth
At your local Egham dentist, we can recommend the best toothpaste for sensitive teeth. You must use it regularly to avoid tooth sensitivity rather than only when you want to avoid pain. Usually it makes a big difference after using it twice a day for a couple of weeks.
Use High Fluoride Mouthwash
Here at Crown House Dental, we want you to have confidence in your smile. For this reason, we use some of the most modern dental treatments in-house; available for you, our valued patients.
One of the most revolutionary procedures we offer is the dental implant and at our Egham dentist, we are lucky to have implant surgeon Dr Raj Joshi who has a special interest in this particular field.
What Is A Dental Implant & How Does It Work?
Before we list the benefits of this special treatment, you may want to know exactly what a dental implant is and how it works. A dental implant is a device that is like a screw, made from high-grade titanium. It is implanted underneath your gum, to enable it to fuse to the bone. The correct terminology for this process is 'osseointegration'. This process can take up to three months to achieve and may take longer where preparation processes are required for patients who may need bone grafts to support the structure.
Once this process has finished, the implant can support a crown, or a bridge if it is linked to another implant. We provide a wide range of implant solutions depending on the patient and their particular needs. Most patients are suitable for the process, but not all, so a detailed consultation and examination is required initially.
The Benefits Of A Dental Implant
Chipping a tooth is certainly an aesthetic nightmare if it happens to one of the 'social six' front teeth, and it can also sometimes be painful to boot. Luckily it is usually quite easy to repair a chipped tooth here at your local Egham dentist.
We have a number of different options to consider, depending on the type of chip and the extent of damage which has been done. If you do chip a tooth it is really important that you schedule in to see us at our TW20 clinic, so we can evaluate the tooth.
If the pulp in the middle of the tooth has been exposed, this could result in sensitivity and constant discomfort or even pain. Worse still, the pulp could be open to infection which would then require more invasive corrective work.
Here are just some of the options for fixing a chipped tooth:
Bonding is the quickest, most cost effective way to repair a chip in the tooth. Usually we recreate the missing piece of tooth out of a composite filling material which will then be shaped to match the rest of the tooth. We may have to prepare the existing tooth a little for this.
You don't have to have a full set of veneers applied, you can just have one to fix the chipped tooth. So a thin 'slice' of porcelain or ceramic will be custom-made to fit on the front of the chipped tooth. We may need to prepare the tooth underneath to apply the veneer.