Archive for October, 2012

The Perfection Of Porcelain In Dentistry

25th October, 2012

Porcelain is widely used in the dental industry generally for smile makeovers ensuring beautiful teeth!

Porcelain is a pure and beautiful white substance that gives off a majestically translucent hue. It seems almost flawless. Now this is not too dissimilar to that of the enamel on your teeth, although over time, this ‘magic’ can start to fade and with it, your teeth and gums may start to show signs of wear and despair.

The answer to this problem is the porcelain veneer.  Perfect for restoring your ageing smile into an a list worthy grin! Veneers are very easy to fit. Once the dentist has removed the enamel from the surface of your teeth, mouldings then need to be taken so that the veneers can be made. Once they return from the lab a couple of weeks later, the fittings are cemented into place and after a quick clean-up, you are done. Though they appear very fragile, once they are cemented in, their strength trebles and if you look after them, they will give you 15 years of smiling pleasure.

If you would like more information on veneers then call your sutton dentist or pop in to Ninety 2 Dental where one of our team will be happy to help you!

Sutton Dentist Recommends Prevention Rather Than Cure

19th October, 2012

If you’ve been rather naughty of late in Cheam, missed dental appointments and been rather minimal with your oral hygiene, you are at risk to exposing your teeth to decay. Decay normally starts by plaque acid eating away at the tooth’s enamel and forming a cavity. If left to carry on, the cavity will eat its way deeper into the tooth, through the pulp and into the roots. The problem with tooth decay is that it is sly, and you may not realize that you are suffering from it until it starts to cause pain or worse, form an abscess. If you’re a regular at your dentist, they will be able to detect this at an early stage, even before you are aware of it and simply administer a filling. But if you’ve ignored a regular check-up and the problem is well advanced, at best you may be able to save the tooth with a root canal, at worse the tooth may have to be removed all together. Then you’re into implants and bridges to ensure the rest of your mouth doesn’t suffer the same fate, all of which can become very costly. Keeping your teeth clean is key to fighting the problem to ensure that any sugary or starchy foods are kept off the teeth’s enamel,as these are the worst for promoting the bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay in the first place.

Sutton Dentist Explains When To Brush In The Morning

This is one of the basic and most controversial topic among people, among dentists and among those who study dentistry. When do people brush their teeth in the morning? Before or after breakfast?

My take on this –
I always suggest to brush your teeth as soon as you wake up, before breakfast. Its of no use if you are brushing your teeth after you finish your breakfast.

Here are the reasons why –

  1. Your saliva production is the least when you sleep, and thats when the bacterial colonies start forming.
  2. During the day time, your mouth is usually active and a rinse after breakfast is enough, as saliva too is produced for care of the teeth.
  3. If you don’t brush your teeth just after waking up, and have your breakfast, the bacteria present on the teeth gets more carbohydrates to breakdown, and causes more attack on the oral tissues instead.

A very important point to be noted and remembered by everyone –
Acidic foods and drinks, such as oranges, grapefruit and fruit juices that are often eaten at breakfast time, soften the enamel on your teeth.

Brushing immediately afterward wears the enamel away, and can cause dental erosion, which may lead to pain and extreme sensitivity in the teeth, and also lead to cosmetic problems.

It still depends on how you look on it, and how you try to maintain good oral hygiene. Some people suggest and practice brushing before and after the breakfast which again isn’t always beneficial. Its good when you have a mild non-acidic food.