October 2017

Simple to follow tips from Crown House Dental in Egham

According to recent statistics, adults will get the flu about once every 5 years. More sources suggest that adults will also suffer from a general cold 2-3 times every single year. So as the key flu and cold season gets into full swing, there are plenty of things you can do to help avoid catching something including:
  • Taking vitamin C
  • Washing your hands regularly and considering using antibacterial gel after touching surfaces used by many people
  • Practicing good daily health regimes like drinking lots of water, eating a healthy diet and exercising
Of course, sometimes colds or the flu just get the best of us and it is a case of riding out the symptoms for a few days, or in some cases a week or two. In the meantime, as well as looking after your general health it is important to pay attention to your oral health too. You may not think about your oral health much at all whilst you feel ill, but it is important to focus on your mouth to ensure you don't come out of the illness with further health problems to deal with. Try following these 5 tips to help care for your oral health during a cold or the flu: 1. Keep Up With Daily Brushing You probably won't even feel like getting out of bed, but you must keep up with daily brushing to ensure that you're getting rid of debris and bacteria, plaque and other nasties that can cause long term problems. Brush for two minutes, twice a day with the right toothbrush and toothpaste. Unsure on which toothbrush and toothpaste is right for you? Your Egham dentist can help you adjust your oral health regime to suit your needs. 2. Drink Lots Of Water

4 Key Factors

Winter is quickly working its way in; in fact we started to feel its presence as soon as summer was over with the Christmas products turning up in supermarkets well in advance! The season certainly has plenty of perks, but there's still a lot to be aware of when it comes to the cold, especially with your teeth. Here are 4 things to keep in mind when it comes to your smile this winter: 1. Sensitive Teeth Sensitive teeth can really make themselves felt in winter because the cold wind makes them hurt even more. The hard outer layers of teeth that protect the nerves may be exposed, or there may be a crack in the tooth leaving them open to very cold or very hot substances, causing discomfort or even pain. Commonly, there are several conditions that can lead to tooth sensitivity including cracked teeth, or gum disease. If you have started to experience discomfort in your teeth, it is important you see a dentist first so the reason for the sensitivity can be diagnosed. Any issues like a tooth crack or gum disease can be addressed and your Egham dentist will be able to advise you of how to manage sensitivity in the meantime, with methods like using a different types of toothbrush, or using special toothpaste. 2. Chapped Lips

Don't let the seasonal festivities compromise oral health.

Halloween is coming up which is exciting because it means there are plenty of terrifying events and petrifying parties to attend. There's also the all important fancy dress choice to think about: Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Day Of The Dead - there's endless inspiration around. Here at your local Egham dentist we're all for celebrating Halloween, but we want to help you get through this amazing time of the year without your smile getting ghoulish in the meantime. With all the sugary drinks and treats around at Halloween it can be easy to get stuck in and forget about your oral health, but your smile matters and it just isn't worth going into the rest of the party season with dental health issues that could easily be avoided with these simple tips: Maintain Your Oral Health Routine No Matter What If you're going out to parties until the early hours and getting up later, possibly attending different events on different days, or caring for excitable children who have a busy schedule of events, it is possible your oral health regime could fall by the wayside. This means the bacteria and food debris built up during the day or night won't get brushed away, which in turn leads to a plaque build up and all manner of problems. Put post it notes out, or set reminders on your phone to force yourself to commit to those two, 2 minute tooth brushing sessions a day. Keep Sweets Down To Set Times Although it would be great if everyone could get through Halloween without eating any sweets, realistically, most people will have at least a few over Halloween weekend. To help avoid constantly exposing your teeth to sugar and acid from sweets, try and consume them in one set time period or even for dessert after a meal. Stick To Smile-friendly Alcoholic Drinks

Boost your teeth and gum health before you go....

It is the season of winter holidays, where many of us jet off further afield in search of some winter sunshine to help us get through the colder, wetter months here in the UK. Your Egham dentist understands that these holidays are important, and we want to do our bit to help you look and feel great during your trip. When it comes to your oral health, it's a top priority for any holiday because you want your selfie smiles to look great and you don't want a toothache to ruin your trip! With that in mind, we have the perfect tips to help you keep the perfect smile, in fact they're as easy as one, two, three: 1. Before You Go If your checkup or dental appointment with your Egham dentist is during your holiday, call to rearrange it and ideally have it before you go away. That way, any potential niggles or issues can be checked and treatment for them can begin. If your holiday isn't for a little while yet, you might also want to consider having a cosmetic dentistry treatment such as tooth whitening? At Crown House Dental we use the boutique whitening technique of providing you with all you need to whiten your teeth at home. Tooth whitening alone can take years off the way you look and rejuvenate your smile, so it could be the perfect way to brighten your selfies on your holiday! It is also a great idea to get the details of the dental facilities near your resort, so that should you have a dental emergency you have everything you need to get it treated or ensure you are comfortable before you can get the issue treated at home. 2. When You're There

5 easy-to-follow hints and tips from your Egham dentist

This party season, no doubt you're hoping to look beautiful in your glitz and glamour, but the one thing that will be standing out on all your selfies, story updates and group photos will be your smile. When you're chatting with friends and perhaps even having a a night out with your colleagues, they will notice your smile; so there's a lot riding on this one aspect of your look this winter. No no matter which dress you wear, or how you style your hair, your smile will be central to your overall look. So to help ensure your smile is even more dazzling than the Christmas lights this year, try following these 5 tips from your Egham dentist: 1. Exfoliate Old Skin In winter we shed skin quicker because of the cold air outside, and the central heating inside. This means extra exfoliation for all areas you want to keep soft, including your lips. Dry, craggy skin will not enhance your smile, so make sure you don't keep your lips out of your winter skincare routine. Gentle, circular brushes with an old toothbrush will do the job nicely. 2. Moisturise Your Lips Lots of people use lip products that contain petroleum jelly to moisturise their lips in winter. Unfortunately, it just sits on the surface and doesn't penetrate the deeper skin layers, so the lips never really get moisturised. Instead opt for a lip balm containing coconut oil or shea butter so your lips are truly softened and nourished. 3. Take Care Of Your Teeth