July 28th, 2011
Missing teeth replaced securely and safely with by Glossop dentists using dental implants
Dentists in Stockport are now able to replace missing teeth in an incredibly secure fashion by using a method that provides previously unheard of stability. The method is called dental implants and it is gaining a reputation for being the most permanent way to get replacements for missing teeth, whether you have only lost one or two, or a whole set.
It was the work of dental scientists in the nineteen fifties that allowed dental implant technology to flourish and become the world renowned technique that it is today. They found that the light weight but strong metal titanium can actually fuse with living bone if given enough time. This was applied to dentistry so that the problem of missing teeth could be solved in a permanent way.
Titanium is used to make what are essentially sockets that are placed beneath the gum and against the jaw bone. Replacement teeth can then be secured into the implants which will have a particularly solid grounding once they have ‘osseointegrated’ with the bone. Surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and has a very high success rate.
The problem of missing teeth has to be dealt with one way or another because otherwise the mouth cannot function. Consider getting dental implants if you are missing one, some or all of your teeth. The procedure is invasive and it is not a cheap option but the results ought to provide you with a life long solution. Once the replacement teeth are held in place with dental implants you won’t even have to think about it anymore and they can be treated just like you would your natural teeth.
July 25th, 2011
Want a better looking smile? Ask your Hyde dentist about teeth whitening procedures
People are becoming increasingly concerned with their appearance. Of course, we all know that what is inside is most important but when you are going for a job interview or want to make a good impression at a party, it can’t hurt to put a bit of effort into the way you look. You can get a new wardrobe for the season and go to the salon for your hair but if you have stained or dull teeth, you might feel that the whole of your look is being compromised.
With the wide array of teeth whitening procedures now on offer, you shouldn’t just put up with unsightly teeth. Teeth whitening procedures can be carried out either in the dental surgery or at home in your own time. Prices of the different treatments vary considerable but most are felt to be effective at least to some degree.
Generally they consist of special gels which are applied to the teeth to remove any stains and begin to bleach them back to whiteness. In dentist led treatments, a special curing light is shone on teeth too. Some prefer to have their teeth whitening led by the dentist because they know what they are doing and are the experts. This will lead to greater costs however.
Home teeth whitening kits can be inexpensive and convenient and some are actually just as effective as those carried out in the surgery. To discuss all of your options when it comes to making your teeth nice and white, talk to your Hyde dentist. Making a decision such as this can be a minefield, especially when there are so many different products on the market and it is important that you choose the one ideal for you.
July 24th, 2011
The answer to this is of course yes!
It used to be the case that if orthodontists wanted to move a tooth quicker you had to push or pull it with a bigger force. However, more recent research has shown that high forces on teeth can actually be quite damaging. The light forces Mr Winston uses for both six month smiles cases and Damon braces are below the pressure of the capillary blood vessels which supply the teeth with oxygen. This means that at all stages in treatment the pressure on the teeth is low and allows the teeth to maintain their essential blood supply which keeps them moving quicker!
This makes treatment more comfortable (less discomfort!), and quicker.
Of course it is important that before starting orthodontic treatment you have a full dental health check up to ensure your mouth is healthy. At Watson & Winston Dental Care we do this for all our orthodontic patients free of charge.
Because of the great orthodontic package that we are offering for our orthodonic patients at the moment which includes a free consultation and assessment, free x-rays where required, an all inclusive fee for clear braces (no hidden charges), a variety of payment options including interest free finance, free fixed and removable retainers, and free tooth whitening, more and more patients are coming to us from all around Manchester, including Stockport, Dukinfield, Hyde, Stalybridge and Glossop. The practice offers evening appointments and there is plenty of free parking.
Contact our reception for more information on 01457 837361
July 21st, 2011
Dukinfield dentists relieve dental pain with advice and treatment for all
Dental pain needs to be dealt with no matter what is causing it. It might be something that is not that serious or it could be a sign that you have a significant dental problem. Whatever the reason, it is always worth telling your dentist about because it can be difficult to live with a pain in your teeth. Thankfully, your expert Dukinfield dentist will be able to examine your mouth and determine why your teeth hurt and what to do about it.
The development of cavities in teeth as a result of a build up of plaque that is breaking down the protective enamel can cause teeth to feel painful. Such a break down of enamel can also be caused by bruxism (nocturnal teeth grinding). It is vital that enamel is safeguarded so that teeth do not become compromised in terms of their structure.
Dental pain can take a number of forms, from the occasional sensitivity when eating and drinking things are at the extreme ranges of temperatures, to a constant ache that makes it very difficult to get on with your daily life. You should always report a problem such as this to your dentist so that the underlying issue can be dealt with satisfactorily for your long term health.
If cavities are developing then your dentist will need to fill them, probably using cosmetic bonding techniques which provide patients with discreet, tooth coloured fillings. If you are grinding your teeth during your sleep then your dentist might construct a mouth guard for you to wear at night so that your teeth are not being damaged. Alternatively, you might need to have your teeth realigned using a brace.
July 19th, 2011
Many patients are nervous about dental injections. At Watson and Winston for anxious patients we utilise the dental wand.The dental wand enables the delivery of a comfortable injection using a computerised delivery system. Mr Watson has been using this system for anxious patients for ten years. Patients have commented on the comfort and pleasant experience and it has enabled the delivery of quality care to anxious patients.The techniques is used for patients undergoing all aspects of treatment for example routine dentistry and dental implants.
July 18th, 2011
When choosing a practice to have your teeth straightened one of the first questions that should go through your mind is “how experienced are they?”
At Watson & Winston Dental Care, Mr Winston has been providing braces for his patients for over ten years. He has a Master’s of Science degree in the subject and is at the cutting edge of the field.
One of the most common treatments carried out by Mr Winston is Six Month Smiles. More and more adults are coming to the practice for tooth straightening in their 20s, 30s and 40s (there is no age limit for this type of treatment) with crooked or spaced teeth. They have been unhappy with their smile for years and years and only recently found out that we can straighten their teeth using invisible braces in about six months.
Many people have asked “Do you just tighten the braces more?”
The answer to this question is a resounding NO! Actually the stronger forces used when you over tighten braces will actually slow down tooth movement. Lighter forces actually move teeth faster than higher forces. There is a shock absorber surrounding each individual tooth. This shock absorber is called the periodontal ligament or PDL. When too much force is applied to the teeth the PDL becomes bruised and the teeth stop moving. The teeth cannot move again until this bruising has healed. This can take days to weeks to occur. Conversely by using low forces the teeth can move without bruising the PDL. This means there is more continuity to the movement of your teeth through your jawbone and ultimately faster, safer and more comfortable tooth movement.
Because we are rapidly gaining a reputation from many happy patients, word is spreading, and we are seeing more a more patients from further afield including, Manchester and Stockport. In fact only today we finished a tooth straightening case in only four months!
July 18th, 2011
Dentists in Saddleworth effectively deal with potentially damaging cases of teeth grinding
Problems with sleep can range from snoring to sleep apnea to outright insomnia. Another common problem that is less well known is that of when patients grind their teeth during their sleep. It is less well known because many patients don’t even know they are doing it until it becomes apparent through the effects it is having on their teeth.
Dental professionals call it bruxism and it is the act of grinding your teeth together while sleeping. The consequences of this can be far from benign. The enamel which coats your teeth and protects them from the attacks of plaque is a very strong and durable substance but night after night of grinding can take its toll and leave teeth exposed to cavity formation. The tension induced in your jaw can lead to disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and this can cause aching in the neck, shoulders and cheeks.
Many patients who suffer from bruxism are experiencing it because of stress in their every day lives. The stress is not something that dentists can help with, but they can make a mouth guard to be worn. This will be similar to the oral devices worn by player of rugby and hockey only it will be there to take the impact off nocturnal teeth grinding.
Alternatively, it might be that your teeth are misaligned and this is what is causing the teeth grinding when you are fast asleep. In this case, your dentist might decide that it is prudent to fit you with a brace so that your teeth are moved into a position that will not impel them to grind against one another.
By going to see your Saddleworth dentist every six months you are giving yourself the best chance of having things like bruxism diagnosed.
July 15th, 2011
Don’t put up with bad breath, get it sorted out with help from Ashton-under-Lyne dentists
Medical professionals refer to bad breath as halitosis and it is a fairly common complaint in the United Kingdom. There is a the full range of bad breath that ranges from the occasional unpleasant smell after a certain meal to those who constantly have to wrestle with the fact that unsightly odours are emitting from their mouths. It can have a detrimental impact on the psychology of the sufferer because it tends to make them worry about what others think of them.
The important thing is to understand what it is that causes bad breath in the first place and then take steps to avoid it occurring as best you can. It is the presence of certain bacteria in the mouth that causes unpleasant smells to occur. Food debris from certain types of food can also play a part.
Try and make your mouth a place where this bacteria is unable to flourish. Of course brushing your teeth and flossing plays a big part in this so that food debris cannot hang around and create the nasty bacteria. If you are not in a position to brush your teeth when you might like to, chew some chewing gum so that the debris is dislodged and your mouth becomes more moist.
Having a moist mouth is very helpful in the fight against halitosis because bad breath bacteria like a dry mouth. This makes it easier for it to ‘stick’ to teeth, your tongue and the insides of your cheeks. Smokers and excessive alcohol drinkers often suffer from bad breath because those activities hinder the production of saliva. Perversely, even mouth washes which advertise the fact that they beat bad breath can actually leave mouth in an ideal state for bad breath bacteria by drying it out.
Your Ashton-under-Lyne dentist can help.
July 11th, 2011
Dental anxiety may be one of the most common fears and phobias out there, but that doesn’t make it any easier to treat. People who are afraid of the dentist are often afraid of a particular part of the treatment, rather than the man in the mask – whether it is a fear in relation to needles, pain or the dreaded drill.
Avoidance isn’t the answer, as this can end up doing irreparable damage to oral health. Often people who suffer with dental anxiety leave symptoms like toothache for too long, waiting until the pain is unbearable before seeking help. This can sometimes be too late for the dentist to do anything to help them, leading to tooth loss and expensive dental treatment. Getting over dental anxiety won’t just save your teeth, it can save you money too.
Dental phobia treatment
More and more dental practices in Hyde and surrounding areas are beginning to realise that there are a lot of patients out there with dental phobia – and it is in the interest of the dentist to help patients overcome their fears. Whether it is braces or dental implants you are after, your dentist is sure to go the extra yard to assist you. If you suffer from minor anxiety, often just going into the surgery before your appointment and talking to the dentist about what to expect can help.
This can be an especially useful tactic for young children who have a fear of the dentist, as kids are often afraid of the unknown. Introducing them to their dentist, the chair and even letting them hear the drill – without the consequences of any pain or discomfort – can help them relax when the day of the actual appointment arrives.
Adult dental phobia
Adults with dental anxiety might not be so easily placated, but ask your dentist if you can listen to music or even watch a DVD in the surgery. You would be surprised how many modern clinics offer this as an option. There is also a constant influx of new technology being developed to help the dentophobe, like the clever little device that cuts out the screeching noise of the drill, while still allowing you to hear what the dentist is saying.
July 10th, 2011
At Watson & Winston Dental Care we have been using the Six Month Smile system for a number of years with dramatic results.
The biggest barrier to adult patients undergoing orthodontic treatment used to be that people did want to be in treatment for two years or more and that they did not want metal “train track” braces.
We see many people who are very surprised to find out that we can straighten their crooked teeth using invisible braces that take about six months. So how are we able to do this?
Six Month Smiles uses time tested techniques combined with the latest in orthodontic materials and technologies to move your teeth quickly and safely. Many of the component pieces that make up Six Month Smiles have actually been used in orthodontics for over 60 years. Six Month Smiles simply puts these pieces together in a new and exciting way to achieve our main goal of giving you the smile you always wanted in the fastest time possible.
One of the key technologies is the use of hi tech archwires. These wires have what is called shape memory. That means however the wire is bent, twisted, or deformed by the current improper position of your teeth the wire will return to the ideal original shape. This allows your teeth to automatically move to the desired location.
Our main focus for our Six Month Smiles patients is to give them a great smile as quickly as possible and most of our cases are completed in just six months.
Because of our experience in this field Watson & Winston Dental Care are attracting patients from all around the Manchester area. More and more patients are coming to us for tooth straightening from Stockport as we are only a short distance away, motorway links make the journey very quick and easy and there is ample free parking outside the dental practice.
If you are interested in rapid tooth straightening using invisible braces then please contact our reception to arrange a free no obligation consultation.