February 2018

Don't leave it untreated!

Bite problems with the teeth, which are medically referred to as 'malocclusion' could include issues like crossbite, underbite, over-crowded teeth and open bites. These types of problems can lead to health issues that can be painful and difficult to treat, particularly if they have been occurring for some time. The problem with a bite issue is that your teeth won't be able to function as they need to, simply because they aren't aligned properly. You may also experience issues like a lisp, or discomfort when talking or eating if the issue is severe. If you have a bite problem and you're thinking of leaving it untreated, it could be disastrous for your health later down the line. What Exactly Is A Bite Problem? Your teeth should sit in your mouth without any problems with spacing. Each tooth should face the right way without twisting round and the two sets of teeth should sit together so that the top molars sit into the bottom molars when the mouth is closed. When the teeth do not sit how they should it is called malocclusion. It is often caused by genetics, so if your mum or dad had a bite problem you may well have it as well. A bite problem can also be caused by issues like frequent thumb sucking as a child, improperly fitted dental fillings or overcrowded teeth. Most people know if they have a severe bite problem because it will be obvious aesthetically, or problems may start very early on in childhood. With mild bite problems the symptoms may be more subtle and you might not even know you have an issue with your bite. The Symptoms

Staining and sugar - take care!

According to media reports, 10 years ago there were less than 10,000 places to grab a coffee on the high street, whereas now there are over 22,000 and that number is growing quickly. We've all become enamoured with that social aspect of coffee shops. Meeting friends for a good natter, or working from a laptop, going for a casual date, or taking yourself off for a hot drink and a break from shopping are all legitimate ways to spend a few hours of an afternoon now. The only problem is, you're not going to the coffee shop for a glass of water, or a herbal tea. Instead, we are drawn to the macchiatos, the lattes full of syrups, the frappuccinos topped with cream, the slushy iced tea cooler drinks. These drinks sure do taste amazing, but they could also be hurting your teeth. Staining One issue with consuming a lot of tea or coffee is staining. The components of the coffee will stain the teeth long term, causing a cosmetic issue later down the line. This can be avoided by sucking your coffee through a straw, or avoiding tea and coffee most of the time. There are also cosmetic teeth whitening options at your Egham dentist if your teeth are already stained from coffee consumption and you need a professional treatment to have them removed, along with brightening your teeth a few shades. Sugar

8 Tips From Crown House Dental In Egham

Valentine's Day is a day for love to be celebrated. Maybe you're spending it with friends or family, maybe you're going on a first date, or you're just starting to think about love? Whatever your Valentine's Day looks like, there's never a bad reason to give yourself a sensational smile, especially if you do have someone you're trying to impress. Here are your Egham Dentists top 8 tips for a sensational smile this Valentines Day: 1. Pop That Pout! A perfect bow shaped pout is very attractive and easy to achieve using lip liner. Follow a good Youtube tutorial and practice before your date so you don't turn up looking like the children have been doodling on your face! Endearing but perhaps not the seductive goddess look you were going for. 2. Max Your Lips With Matte Neutral Despite it seeming like a bright colour is the only option to enhance the size of your lips, a neutral colour can actually make them look bigger. Opt for matte so you can go just around the natural line of your lips and create that gorgeous Kylie Jenner inspired look. 3. Use SPF Skin is skin, including skin on your lips; it is all vulnerable to skin cancer. Opt to use an SPF lip balm or moisturiser every day to keep your lips from falling prey to skin cancer, particularly if you are in sunny climes. 4. Exfoliate Your Lips Your lips can become dry in winter because of cold weather and dry central heating. This is especially true if you work in an office. Use an old, soft toothbrush or damp cloth to gently brush the old skin away leaving soft, lovely lips. 5. Moisturise The Lips Daily

Get on top of sensitive teeth at Crown House Dental, Egham

For some people, freezing weather is exciting because it means cosy winter walks, stunning frost dusted scenery and maybe even sledging if the snow falls. For some of us though, it can only mean one thing - tooth pain. The misery of breathing through your mouth outside in winter and feeling that familiar twinge of agony shooting through the teeth into the gums. Ouch! If your teeth are feeling the chill this winter, you're not alone. Many people suffer from sensitive teeth and often, the problem can come to light, or become exacerbated during the colder season. Breathing in chilly air can be just as painful as drinking an iced drink when you have sensitive teeth. So much so, lots of people find themselves wishing for spring far beyond the promise of daffodils. So Why Does The Cold Air Cause Tooth Pain? There are lots of reasons cold air causes tooth pain, but the most common reason is tiny little hairline cracks in the teeth. These cracks occur when teeth are repeatedly exposed to sudden changes in temperature. When you breath in the cold air your teeth contract, then when you close your mouth and warm your teeth back up they expand again. This is a normal process and doesn't guarantee your teeth will be affected. However, what can happen is this constant stress on teeth causes little tiny cracks. These cracks expose the nerves to hot and cold temperatures which then causes pain. This isn't necessarily the only reason you might suffer from sensitive teeth. There are many different reasons you could be suffering from sensitive teeth including:
  • Filling issues where the filling has left gaps
  • Crown or bridge issues where the materials have degraded
  • Teeth that have large visible cracks
  • Gums that have recessed due to excessively hard brushing or gum disease
  • Issues with the bite causing damage to teeth
  • Clenching issues
  • Problems with grinding the teeth at night
  • Infections
  • Particularly sensitive teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Fillings that take up a lot of the tooth
These are just some of the many reasons teeth can be sensitive. Allergies and issues with the sinuses can be another cause of tooth sensitivity.