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Your Smile Could Benefit Too!

New Year's resolutions are excellent goals to have to start your year off with positive change. For some people cutting out meat, sugar or bread for the month is a really difficult thing to do and therefore a wonderful goal. For some people, exercising every day for a whole month is a really great thing to aim for. For others, cutting out the booze is how they wish to spend January to enjoy benefits such as losing a few pounds, avoiding hangovers and of course, getting to the end feeling proud about overcoming a tricky challenge. Cutting out alcohol for the month is also known as 'Dry January' and with millions of people doing the challenge this year, it is by far the most popular goal to have when it comes to New Years Resolutions. Alcohol And How It Affects The Body If you are participating in Dry January, your Egham dentist wants to help you have even more reason to continue on your quest for sobriety. First though, lets help you take a look at some of the reasons that may already be on your mind when it comes to cutting out the drink:
  • You seek a detox following lots of parties in December
  • You want to cut out hangovers which have been causing issues in your life
  • Alcohol has caused an issue with your personal or professional life
  • You want a challenge
  • You want to lose a little bit of weight
  • You want to save money
  • You're looking to improve your health
  • You don't like yourself when you've been drinking
  Each and every reason is absolutely unique to each person and for one person sobriety for a whole month can be a huge challenge, and for others it's a really great addition to a month where they reboot their health. When it comes to your health, cutting out alcohol is hugely beneficial. This is particularly true if you are drinking in excess, or perhaps bypassing government guidelines on alcohol consumption.  There are many potential risks for the body as a result of drinking more than you should, here are a few examples: Cancer

From Crown House Dental in Egham

Your oral health is an important part of your overall wellness and the start of a New Year is a really great opportunity to improve your oral health, maybe as part of an overall health kick. Of course, everybody has their own personal goals and ambitions and you have to decide which options are the best for you and your future. However, your Egham dentist would like to encourage you to include at least one oral health New Year's resolution. After all, your teeth help you to talk, eat and express yourself, and they support the structure of your face, keeping you looking young. Your smile is really important! Bad oral health can also have a detrimental effect on your overall health. For example, gum disease is thought to contribute to your risk of heart disease as well as other adverse health conditions. To contribute towards a happy and healthy 2019, please take a look at our 2019 New Year's smile resolution ideas: Protect Your Smile One major New Year resolution is to start a new hobby, such as a sport. This is great for your overall health, but it can put your teeth and gums at risk, especially if it is a contact sport like rugby. Your Egham dentist offers custom gum shields to ensure your teeth and gums are protected from injury as much as possible, during sports that put them at risk. Eat Your 5 A Day (Or More) Fruit and vegetables are a major part of oral health because they boost your immune system. Your immune system helps to protect you from oral health issues like gum disease which can go on to cause further issues elsewhere. Gum disease is known to contribute to your risk of all kinds of health conditions, including heart disease. A lack of fruit and vegetables can also contribute to your risk of oral cancer. So eating your 5 a day or more is a really great resolution all round. Improve Your Oral Health Regime

Festive Tips From Crown House Dental In Egham

Christmas comes around so quickly doesn't it? Summer ends and before you know it, you're writing Christmas gift lists, accepting invitations to events and pondering your Christmas decoration arrangement this year. Between your decisions over standard pine and Nordic spruce, Christmas brings a lot of reasons for smiling. Parties, gifts, social events, family events, Christmas movies, and of course the food and drink. The problem is, although this season brings lots of smiling, it is also a very risky season for your oral health. Many patients come into our Egham clinic in January with issues that have unfortunately come from, or been exacerbated by the party season. Even worse, emergency visits occur over Christmas and the festivities can be ruined because of problems that occur. Don't fret though, with some caution and awareness, your smile can stay beautiful and healthy over Christmas.

Top Tips To Help Your Smile Stay Healthy And Beautiful Over Christmas

TIP - Don't Use Your Teeth As A Tool When you're relaxing back and you want to crack a nut, or open a bottle of beer, it might seem more tempting to use your teeth than to get up and get the appropriate tool, especially if you are full of Christmas dinner! The problem is, your teeth, although strong, are not designed for this kind of thing and using your teeth as a tool is a really bad idea. Cracked teeth happen regularly at Christmas because of this type of reckless activity. It is also important to mention that it is incredibly dangerous to ever attempt opening a bottle using your teeth as the carbonated bottle can shoot the cap out into your mouth or throat leading to a nasty injury. Do always reach for the appropriate tool, which is never your teeth! TIP - Too Many Mince Pies Is Bad News!

How Does Your Smile Make You Feel?

Exactly how do you feel about your smile? Sure, it feels great to chew confidently without worrying about teeth shifting or moving and it feels wonderful to have the firm, facial structures your teeth help support. It feels excellent to talk as you always did, and to eat what you want, when you want. But how does having a healthy, happy smile really make you feel? We smile when we are happy, we show our teeth whilst expressing ourselves, when we meet friends or family, and when we say thanks or communicate our wishes to others. So a really strong, natural, happy smile that is healthy does far more than function physically; it has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves. Understanding how integral an attractive and healthy smile is in relation to how you feel about yourself is really important, so you can look at improving your smile, in a way that also improves your confidence. Your Smile And Your Confidence A smile is incredibly important when it comes to a person's confidence, for many different reasons. Expression & Communication We express ourselves using our smile, in lots of different ways. Visually you let people know you are happy with your smile. You also speak using your teeth, tongue and lips, which allows you to let people know what you are thinking, feeling and what you want them to know. Your teeth help you exhibit emotions and your smile is a massive part of self expression. Social Life

Making The Connection Snoring can be so very irritating and sometimes downright rage-inducing, particularly if you're the one sleeping next to the person doing it! Snoring can lead to sleep deprivation in both the person who is snoring and their partner, leading to cranky moods, lack of concentration and sleepiness in the day, amongst other symptoms. Snoring may even be related to more serious conditions such as sleep apnoea, where a person stops breathing several times through the night. Sleep apnoea can cause even more worrying symptoms on top of those you get because of snoring, such as increasing your risk of strokes or high blood pressure. So whether you snore, grind your teeth or you have sleep apnoea, the fact of the matter is you aren't sleeping as soundly as you should, and the chances are your partner isn't either. The good news? Your dentist can help! First things first though, lets take a closer look at snoring, sleep disorders and your dental health. Snoring Snoring is a common issue experienced by both men and women and you tend to be more likely to snore if you are overweight, smoke, drink large amounts of alcohol, or sleep on your back. It is caused by the parts of the mouth vibrating as you breathe in and out and can be very mild, or quite extreme. Snoring often causes more issues for the partner of the person who snores as it keeps them awake. However, the person snoring may wake themselves up several times and they may find their sleep quality isn't very good, causing tiredness and sleep deprivation over time. How Crown House Dental Can Help We recommend you see your GP if snoring is having a drastic effect on your quality of life as they may wish to check you don't have sleep apnoea which is more serious than snoring alone. We may be able to help with your snoring issue by treating you with a special dental device which brings the tongue forward if the problem is mild and if you do not require sleep clinic intervention. At the very least we can provide help and support in keeping your oral health in good condition alongside medical issues you may be challenged with. Sleep Apnoea

Your Egham dentist wants you to know about the latest in denture innovation!

Standard dentures are much better than ever, but they only go so far into ensuring your smile is as secure and natural as it can be. With standard dentures you can have a more beautiful smile, better confidence, eating ability, speech, facial structure and better long term oral condition than if you didn't do anything about missing teeth. Indeed, leaving missing teeth alone is never recommended and having dentures made at Egham dental is a great way to restore your smile. However, dentures are not without their faults. Even with the amazing denture-making team at your Egham dentist creating bespoke dentures than fit incredibly well, dentures can cause a patient problems that are beyond the parameters of this treatment. Those problems though can be fixed by a new, innovative, modern treatment known as "implant retained dentures". Implant retained dentures look, feel and function in a very natural way. No need for messy glue or covering your mouth in case your dentures pop out. With this incredible new treatment your smile can be functional and beautiful again. Your smile can be secure for the first time in a long time, giving you back your confidence. What's Wrong With Standard Dentures?