There’s almost nothing worse than toothache, or at least that’s how it feels when you have it. With so many different possibilities that might cause pain in your mouth, some of them with serious repercussions, it’s important that you see your dentist as soon as you can when toothache strikes. Simply masking the problem by taking paracetamol or stronger painkillers presents a very real chance that you’re setting yourself up for more severe pain at a later date. Don’t let a problem in its early stages develop into something altogether more severe! Read More…
Teeth which look healthy will naturally make us look more attractive. Think about the teeth of your colleagues. Out of all of them, who has the worst teeth; the least attractive smile? If you’re bringing a face to mind, it just goes to show you that we do remember a set of unattractive teeth. How do you feel about those teeth? Would it make you more or less likely to employ or befriend them?
Smile studies have shown that generally we’re more likely to be drawn to and captivated by an attractive smile consisting of clean, white teeth. We’re more likely to employ staff who have nice teeth and we’re more likely to reject somebody with unattractive teeth as a potential partner.
If you’re a Derby resident and you’re not a member of a dental practice, you could be setting yourself up for costly dental treatment in the future. The role of the dentist is to keep your teeth and gums healthy with a view to preventing any serious dental problems from occurring. Fillings, extractions and painful treatments, such as root canal work, can all be avoided if you keep your teeth in good condition and visit a dentist regularly.
It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves being bombarded by adverts of perfect couples enjoying their perfect Christmas and New Year in Derby. We know that nobody can actually be that perfect, but that doesn’t stop many of us from feeling insecure about the parts of our bodies we hate. For a lot of people, their most imperfect feature is their teeth.
It doesn’t matter how much we restrict our diets and exercise, lifestyle changes won’t correct our overlapping or protruding teeth. The only way to mend a chipped tooth or fill the gap where teeth have been lost is by visiting the dentist.
Veneers are slivers of porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth using dental cement, to restore your chipped and broken teeth. They will hide any damage your teeth have suffered and provide you with a natural looking set of perfectly restored teeth, as well as a boost to your smile confidence. Read More…
Not sure whether you really need to see the dentist? The best way to avoid dental pain and invasive treatments is by letting your dentist have a routine check up of your mouth to ensure you’re not brewing any serious tooth problems. This means that any treatment you do need, will be of the far less painful, early stages kind. To help you look after your teeth, we’ve put together our top 10 tips:
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.