Although the modern methods of teeth whitening available in Derby have only been developed in recent times, the practice of brightening teeth has been around for over 4000 years. Ancient Egyptians used to use pumice stone ground up with vinegar to whiten their teeth, while the Romans used urine! Barbers in the 17th century were paid to apply acid to the teeth of their customers, while at the beginning of the 19th century, excessive fluoride was used to stain teeth a lighter shade.
Not all dentists are the same. I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories from people you know about which dentist not to visit. The reasons for their lack of good recommendation will inevitably stem from a bad experience that person has had as a patient at that practice. It only takes one bad experience; one instance of a particular dentist displaying a lack of customer care or unprofessional attitude and a clinic’s reputation can be damaged.
According to several reports published in the last few years, 20 million people over the age of 40 wear dentures. They might be a full replacement set of teeth, or just partial. They might be due to accident and injury, or they might be due to dental problems. Whatever the individual case, dentures are a cosmetic choice that will restore your smile, as well as provide some health benefits.
Nobody understands better than us how missing teeth can change your profile and knock your self confidence. Presenting a smile to the world with gaps in it, is not only embarrassing, especially if they’re causing problems with your speech or when you eat, but it’s worth being aware that those gaps could also be affecting your cheeks and lips in a negative way.
High quality cosmetic dentures can go a long way towards restoring your smile and the proper function of your teeth, but in our experience of providing dentures to patients in Derby and the surrounding areas, traditional cosmetic dentures have their limitations.
For adults seeking orthodontic treatment, the great news is that there is a wider range of teeth straightening options available than ever before. To help you understand a bit more about your options, especially those available here at Raynesway Dental in Derby, we’ve put together an overview below:
If you would like to replace a missing tooth, your dentist has probably explained that your choices some down to a dental bridge, a removable partial denture, or single implants. Each option has different pros and cons.
Invisalign is undoubtedly one of the most popular orthodontic systems currently available, especially with adults who want an effective but discreet teeth straightening option. But with so much information about Invisalign on the internet, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
This week, we’re becoming myth busters to set the record straight about Invisalign:
If you’re looking for truly invisible braces that will let you have orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing, then lingual braces could be the right option for you.
As we discussed in our last blog article about Invisalign, there’s a growing demand for discreet orthodontic solutions aimed at adults. As treatment times grow shorter and the choice of materials ever extends, there has never been a better time to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
But what options are open to you? Clear braces? Ceramic braces? Fixed braces or lingual braces that fit behind your teeth? With more choice than ever before, we’ve put together a short guide to the teeth straightening options currently available through Raynesway Dental Centre in Derby: