Archive for January, 2011

Sutton Dentist help to the reuduce fear of dentistry

14th January, 2011

Gentle dentist in Surrey comments on new research to stop the noise of the drill, quoting from Kings College London

An innovative device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill could spell the end of people’s anxiety about trips to the dentist, according to experts at King’s College London, Brunel University and London South Bank University, who pioneered the invention. The prototype device works in a similar way to noise-cancelling headphones but is designed to deal with the very high pitch of the dental drill. Patients would simply unplug their headphones, plug the device into their MP3 player or mobile phone, and then plug the headphones into the device, allowing them to listen to their own music while completely blocking out the unpleasant sound of the drill and suction equipment. The patient can still hear the dentist and other members of the dental team speaking to them but other unwanted sounds are filtered out by the device.”

Dean and Susan Carr say this device would be great for nervous patients, we hope it becomes available soon.

Cheam Dental Practice offers all treatments to deal with dental decay.

6th January, 2011

Dental decay or caries is a disease in which bacteria in the mouth target and damage the hardened tooth structures, enamel and dentine,and overtime as the decay worsens it starts to produce holes and severe problems in the teeth. The process of decay can however be stopped and with a few trips to the dentist it can be treated. However if the bacteria is left to decay the teeth it will inevitably lead to, pain, infection, tooth loss, and in very severe cases death. To avoid running the risks of having dental cavities, a Cheam dental practice offers all the advice on dental decay treatment you should require. Those who are suffering from dental decay may not realise that they have any problems with their teeth as sometimes there are few signs visible . The signs of a cavity can be spotted during a dental examination and identified by small chalky white spots on the surface of the tooth due to the demineralisation of enamel; as time progresses the spot may turn brown but will eventually turn into a cavity (hole). Up until cavitation the process is reversible’ however once a hole has formed the tooth will not grow or regenerate back to its previous state. Once the dentin and enamel become destroyed the cavity becomes noticeable, both in terms of appearance and pain as all the nerves in the tooth are exposed. The creation of dental cavities require four main factors in order for caries to occur, first a tooth`s surface is required, fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose and sugars which are found in most foods, cavity causing bacteria which are commonly found in the mouth, and time.