Archive for May, 2018

Enlighten Tooth Whitening

9th May, 2018

For all the efforts that we put into our teeth, they do start to lose their gleam with the passing years which can really impact on a persons self confidence. After all a great smile is always a winning one, but you have no reason to worry!

There are many great ways to put this right and we would highly recommend you have a good look at Enlighten Tooth Whitening. The results of this whitening treatment have been staggering and have brought praise from the whole dental industry! Enlighten is a whitening system that has taken the media by storm and left everyone who has carried out the treatment wowed by the results.

What does Enlighten whitening involve?

The first stage of the whitening is for us to take impressions, which involves you and your dentist getting together and getting you measured up for your bleaching trays.

Then for the next fortnight and before you go to bed, you fill the trays with the bleach and fit them in before you sleep.

This routine is repeated for fourteen nights, making sure to avoid putting anything in your mouth that could stain your teeth (you may need to cut down on the coffee)

Then, when you’re done, if you would like to go a step further with your whitening to really dazzle your friends and family you can pop back to see your dentist for an hour long power whitening in surgery.

Over time, you can top up the treatment if needed, but one things for sure, your smile will be guaranteed to turn heads!

Beware Of Acid In Food And Drinks

3rd May, 2018

Acidity is measured using the PH scale. This rates acidity on a scale from pH1, which is extremely acid, to pH14, which is extremely alkali and Neutral is rated as pH7.

Tooth enamel dissolves at an acidity below pH5.5. Dentine, which makes up the inside of the crown plus the root dissolves at pH6. So, if we start with the mouth being neutral and then change it to a pH of 3.5 by drinking an acid drink, the tooth surface can be dissolved because the tooth is bathed in something that’s a hundred times more acidic than needed to dissolve it!

An acidic diet, combined with abrasive whitening toothpaste will strip the enamel leading to a rough hollow in the tooth that will collect stains. The only sensible solution here is to clean away the stain and then fill the area in with white filling material. But the white filling material will eventually pick up stain itself.

Remember the cut off for safety is at 5.5 for enamel and 6 for dentine. And what happens if the tooth surface is eaten away is the teeth become very senstitive!

Risk Of Dry Socket Following Extraction



Whenever you have a tooth extracted, it is generally expected that the wound will heal and recover naturally and usually this is the norm. However sometimes the clot can dissolve too quickly or fall out and then you are left with exposed bone to the air. This is known as a dry socket. A dry socket will generally be extremely painful due to the exposure of the tooth with the main problem being the mouth is left wildly open to bacterial infection

The only remedy is to get yourself to your dentist as soon as you can. The dentist will then dress the wound, which will have to be changed each day. Sutton dentist explains each night you must use anti-bacterial mouth-washes and tread very gingerly around the wound when consuming  food and drink  also when cleaning your teeth until the wound starts to heal over again. During this period, it will be painful, so you will also need to stock up on painkillers to help you!

If you have any questions regarding dry sockets please contact Ninety 2 Dental today