Hygiene

Adding Sparkle To Your Winter Smile In Sutton

29th November, 2016

If you are thinking of adding some sparkle to your winter smile Ninety 2 Dental is offering the best in routine and cosmetic treatments. If you are considering any of the following please give us a call for further information and to book in for a consultation so we can see what is worrying you and the best options available to you. We currently offer treatments such as:

Invisalign braces,

Enlighten tooth whitening,

Implants,

Crowns,

Bridges

and Veneers

All of these are available for you to get your smile back on track and it may not cost as much as you think to get the work you require done. Some of the work may sound intricate, but modern technologies and the treatments that are in dental surgeries today have made all of these procedures very easy. Contact Ninety 2 Dental today you won’t be disappointed!

Interdental Brushing In Sutton

11th November, 2016

In reality, plaque will always be around in your mouth and if allowed to get out of control, it will lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The most dangerous areas is the place where your brush won’t reach- where the teeth make contact so you have to clean inter-dentally in order to protect your teeth.

Although it may seem a chore and often a little difficult, but there are some brilliant products on the market to help you get by. Dental floss being the most common, It can be worked between the teeth and up under the gums to remove bits of food that may be left there. An alternative to floss is Inter-dental brushes they are brilliant for slipping between the teeth just where the gums meet and pushing food out and away from the gums and teeth. Mouthwashes are very good for the final rinse, to clear away any left over food from the surface of the teeth.

By combining all these things along with a good toothbrush, and making this a regular routine, plaque hasn’t got a chance, and if it does, you always have us to help!

Article On Educating Children On Oral Health

29th September, 2016

One in five children now have dental work by the time they are five, according to a research by Oasis Dental Care which looked into the tooth brushing habits of 2,000 parents of 2-11 year olds across the UK.

Of those more than a third (37%) have had fillings, a quarter (26%) needed at least one crown, whilst a third (35%) needed gum disease treatment. By the age of nine, the survey found that nearly a third of children (29%) have had one of these treatments.

A fifth of children aged two to five only have their teeth brushed once a day, and over a quarter (26%) regularly go at least one day a week without having their teeth brushed. Only 57% of parents could confidently say that their child never goes a day without cleaning their teeth. Brushing habits appear to get better as children get older with 18% of children aged 8-11 going one day a week without brushing their teeth.

The report also found that the typical parent with a five year old supervises teeth brushing for just 67 seconds per day. Only 7% of parents manage the recommended two minutes twice a day even though 69% of parents knew that children need to brush their teeth for two minutes.

Over a quarter (29%) of UK parents with five year olds find cleaning their children’s teeth the most stressful part of the day and dread it, resulting in one in ten (9%) leaving their children to get on with it themselves. For those that supervise they often meet resistance; children either runaway (9%), have a tantrum (8%), make excuses (19%) or get upset (14%).

Ironically, the survey revealed that as they try to deal with teeth cleaning tantrums, more than one in ten parents with five year olds bribe them with sweets.  Meanwhile looking at parents of 2 – 11 year olds, 5% thought that it’s not necessary to brush milk teeth as they ‘will fall out anyway’. 12% of parents didn’t think you could have fillings in milk teeth and more than one in five parents wrongly believed that children under the age of five shouldn’t use fluoride toothpaste.

Talking about the findings Eddie Coyle, Dentist and Head of Clinical Services for Oasis Dental Care, commented: “This research shows that education is really important. Many people are simply unaware of how to take care of their children’s dental hygiene. In this campaign we are encouraging parents to ‘take two’ twice a day to ensure their children are brushing their teeth properly. If parents invest time in their children’s dental care early on, they could avoid invasive dental procedures not only in childhood, but also in adult life.”

Of those parents whose children have needed dental work, 74% of parents surveyed admitted to feeling guilty or upset when their child needed their first filling. However, only 15% changed their tooth brushing habits and only 6% changed their diet.

Eddie commented: “It’s only natural to feel guilty when your child needs dental work and one thing we have noticed across our 350 dental practices is that people often simply neglect to brush their teeth properly, getting into bad habits and cutting corners. But, it’s not just about how you brush your teeth – diet plays a big part too, and reducing the intake of sugary snacks is really important.”

Of those surveyed only 5% of children don’t eat a sugary snack every day. Nearly half (46%) of two year olds have 2-3 sugary snacks a day and by the age of five this increases to two thirds (62%) of children. Add to this the daily consumption of sugary drinks and it becomes clear that brushing regularly and properly is very important.

74% of children have at least one sugary drink a day and by the age of three a third of children are having 2-3 sugary drinks daily.  By five a third of children are having between 3-4 sugary drinks such as fruit juices, squashes or soft drinks a day.

Eddie added: “These findings paint a worrying picture as children as young as two are eating and drinking sugary snacks and drinks regularly every day.  We would therefore urge parents to think about the levels of sugar content in foods and drink that they and their children consume as foods high in sugar and carbohydrates increase mouth bacteria which attack the teeth, causing decay. The teeth’s natural defence, salvia, takes around an hour following consumption of these high sugar foods, to build up. That’s why it’s really important to reduce the frequency of sugar consumption as well as the volume.”

Ninety 2 Dental in Sutton offers FREE NHS dental treatment for children under the age of 18. Please call Ninety 2 Dental on 0208 337 1168 to arrange an appointment