Archive for May, 2016

Enlighten Tooth Whitening

19th May, 2016

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 guaranteed to turn heads!

Deciding Between White and Amalgam Fillings



Many years ago, holes in the teeth were filled with silver fillings that looked quite obviously foreign from the rest of your teeth. As technology and new discoveries were made, a white-colored filling finally arrived. Although there are still dentists around North Cheam who do teeth filling using silver amalgam, most of the  dental patients who have learnt about this new addition in dentistry already request white filling for aesthetic and functional purposes. Most people would think that opting for the white composite fillings are purely for aesthetic reasons. However, you will be surprised to know of its functional advantages. But take note that if cavities have reached the pulp of the tooth, this procedure is no longer applicable.Silver Amalgam versus White Composite Filling

Take a look at some advantages and disadvantages of the two types of fillings.

o The white composite type of filling looks far better than the silver amalgam. It effectively blends with the natural color of teeth so that they don’t look like they have been filled at all.
o With careful execution of the appropriate procedures for filling a tooth, white composite fillings help your teeth to be less sensitive to hot and cold compared to the silver amalgam.
o Composites are also much safer for the patient as they are mercury-free. Most dentists usually use the term silver amalgam but there is actually a lot of mercury mixed in it.
o As silver amalgam, in its hardness and type of material weakens the tooth in the long run, white composite fillings help teeth to be more resilient to pressure and become less brittle.

Although white fillings are more expensive than the silver amalgam, they prove to be more beneficial to the dental patient than the latter.

Don’t Forget Your 6 Monthly Check-Up



The world of dentistry is constantly evolving and over the last few years has become very high-tech and rather flashy with so many treatments and smile makeovers to offer to our patients we can often forget the most basic, yet generally the most important treatment in dentistry, your routine examination which is essential to keep on top of any dental decay or gum disease to keep your mouth feeling and looking healthy.

Radio-graphs are another important factor in this as they ensure the your dentist can identify problems quickly and solve them for you as soon as possible

Radio graphs show up a multiple of sins which could lead to any of the following such as fillings, root canals, deep cleaning and scaling, the removal of tartar followed by polishing, the removal of problem milk and wisdom teeth, and the overseeing of orthodontic problems.

The other aims of general dentistry is to always be on the look out for signs of plaque, tooth decay and periodontal and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.

General dentistry is there to keep any problems at bay and you dentally fit all year round!

If you feel you may be overdue for your routine dental examination then contact Ninety 2 Dental