Every year in November The Oral Health Foundation have a campaign to highlight mouth cancer, Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Participating in Halloween and “Trick or Treating” has become a part of the norm for most children now and it seems that the supermarkets are full of special packs of sweeties exactly for you to use when they come a calling!
Most of us understand the importance of good general health and the benefits that being in good health bring but is it the same for dental health? After all if you’re fit and healthy, exercising well and eating well does it matter how your teeth and gums are?
Well, we are obviously biased and say yes,
There are lots of techniques when it comes to tooth brushing, and really it is not one rule fits all. Some techniques work better than others for you. Your Dental Hygienist will help you with a plan that is personal to you, one that is straight forward and easy to follow.
Should I use an electric toothbrush?
It’s that time of year for new beginnings and fresh starts, no not January 1st but the start of the new school year. Children will be returning to school to varied mixtures of joy and sadness from parents and young adults heading away from home from the first time to college and university.
Continuing on from our first blog on Dental Implants, Dr Monder Zbaeda discusses how dental implants are becoming a more regular solution to replacing missing teeth.
In days gone by we may have cut down teeth either side of a missing tooth to provide a bridge but we know that there is a tooth cost to this type of treatment and we know that the more work we do to a tooth the shorten it’s lifespan will be so we tend to be conservation and practise Minimal Intervention Dentistry.
In Part One of this blog Dr Monder Zbaeda, principal dentist at Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham, gives you advice on Dental Implants and how they could help you.
Having a full complement of healthy teeth means you can eat properly, you will smile fully and generally feel much better about yourself than if you have teeth missing.
When a tooth is damaged, abscessed, missing through trauma or sporting injury, we will do all we can to save it.
With improvements in outcome with root canal treatments this has helped considerably but even so, sometimes we just have to tell you that a tooth needs to be removed.
It may also be that gum disease has progressed and in actual fact several teeth need to be lost despite yours and our best efforts.
With a headline like this you might think we were going to tell you that tooth whitening isn’t safe or could damage your teeth? Well, no, we want to tell you that tooth whitening carried out with your dental professionals with licensed quality gels and custom fitted trays is a super treatment that can transform your teeth and ultimately your smile!
At Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham, seeing a dental hygienist is an integral part of your dental care. Our dentists work with our dental hygienists to ensure you receive the best possible preventive care and if necessary interceptive treatment.
You may see a dental hygienist for:
- Gum treatment to treat gum disease otherwise known as periodontal disease
- Prevention of gum disease – oral hygiene education
- Prevention of tooth decay – perhaps fluoride treatments or fissure sealants
Everyone is different and our dental hygiene team understand this and so they will provide personalised preventive plans for each and every patient.