May 31st, 2012
A straighter smile with Inman Aligners
A lot of people are dumbfounded by the many different treatments available when it comes to deciding on a procedure for misaligned teeth. One of the fastest brace options is the Inman Aligner, which can have teeth straightened in as little as 6 weeks for patients near Rochdale.
Why is this brace different?
The Inman Aligner is a good treatment choice for the front teeth and relies on opposing forces created by coiled springs and a clear plastic bar. One of the differences with the Inman Aligner is it gives quick results that will be achieved often in 6-16 weeks. The Inman Aligner is also a lot cheaper than comparable invisible braces and you only wear one aligner during the time of your treatment.
Similar to the Invisalign braces the Inman Aligner can be removed so you are able to take it out for your lunch, or when you have a hot or cold drink and when flossing and brushing.
The results you can get from this brace are down to how long you wear your Inman Aligner. Wearing it for only a few hours per day will mean that the desired effect will take longer to achieve. Mossley Dental Care recommends wearing the Inman Aligner for around 20 hours a day to get quick results. A minor difference with this treatment in comparison to Invisalign aligners is that the brace can be seen in the mouth, as it is not quite as invisible as other braces. However, it is still much better looking than older metal brace modals and you will not have to wear it for a long time, as it is a short intensive treatment.
The Mossley Dental Care service can provide you with all the help you need in deciding the best choice for you and your teeth.
May 29th, 2012
When that dreaded time comes, a tooth cracks or a filling falls out, we sigh, get out the diary and get ready to start writing in dental appointments to get the problem fixed. We ready ourselves for appointment after appointment until the procedure is completed.
But with the fantastic innovative CEREC treatment you can put your diary away, as your teeth are restored to their former glory in just one single visit to your Mossley Dental practice. During that visit you will only have to deal with one injection, one session of drilling and by the end of your appointment patients from Dukinfield are left with perfect ceramic crowns and a schedule free of further dental appointments.
CEREC for crowns
Not only is the CEREC system extremely easy and convenient it also uses healthier materials to create restorations. Dentists used to only have access to metal based materials such as gold, amalgam and similar metals for crowns and veneers but with CEREC only the strongest tooth coloured ceramic is used. The tooth colour is matched to your own natural teeth, so that your crowns blend in with the rest of your mouth restoring your natural smile, whiteness and dazzle.
CEREC crowns are chemically bonded to your natural teeth so as much healthy tooth is saved as possible and your teeth are restored to ultimate perfection in one single visit.
A worldwide hit
CEREC restorative treatment is used every twenty seconds around the word gaining 6 million restorative treatments so far. Think how much time both patients and dentists have saved using this technology. CEREC has a history reigning almost twenty years so you are guaranteed excellent restorative service with the world’s only technology that is much admired around the world.
May 25th, 2012
Milk teeth matter
As parents we think of milk teeth as the trial run before our child gets their ‘proper’ teeth. We often give little thought to the care of these teeth and the effects the lack of oral care can have on the permanent teeth later in life. It is important to start your child on a regular routine of dental hygiene from an early age, with regular brushing in the morning and at night before bed. This will set them up hopefully for a lifetime of good oral hygiene.
Milk teeth should be treated with the same care as later permanent teeth, so a balanced diet is also important for children from Dukinfield. Too many sugary snacks and drinks can cause tooth decay in milk teeth, which can then pass on to permanent teeth.
Why are milk teeth important?
Children have 20 milk teeth in comparison to adults, who have 32 permanent teeth. Milk teeth actually start to develop in the womb in between the ages of 5-8 months. Often the last of the milk teeth develop when the child is 2 or 3 years old.
Milk teeth are incredibly important in the first stages of digesting food, biting, chewing and grinding. They also act as a guide for later, permanent teeth keeping the space in the mouth and making sure that permanent teeth can enter the mouth in the right place.
If milk teeth are lost too soon because of tooth decay permanent teeth can be directly affected and can come out crooked or in the wrong place. If tooth decay then leads to tooth infection it can permanently damage the adult teeth.
The milk teeth also help the growth of the face and the development of the jaw muscles in a child.
It is important for your child that they look after their milk teeth and that they are taught good oral hygiene techniques from a young age so that their milk teeth are healthy, giving them the best possible chance for the later permanent teeth.
May 22nd, 2012
There are many combinations of things that work, such as popcorn at the cinema, swimming at the gym and a coffee as we shop. So what about being able to have aesthetic and skin care treatments at the dentist surgery for patients from Rochdale? A combination that works well I think you will agree.
Why have facial rejuvenation at the dentist?
Mossley Dental Care is the perfect setting for aesthetic and skincare systems, as the surgeries are sterile, extremely clean and practical. You may already go to Mossley Dental Care for your dental needs so a familiarity of your surroundings breeds relaxation and comfort. Looking after our teeth and our face is all part of looking after our looks and keeping up with appearances. It makes sense that we go to the same place for our oral and facial upkeep, leaving us with a face and smile ready for the cover of the latest celebrity magazine.
What procedures are available?
At Mossley Dental Care a specialist with Harley Street qualifications provides the very latest facial rejuvenation technologies to achieve a timeless appearance without the need to go under the knife. Treatments include Sculptra volumising and collagen boosting, fillers, Juvaderm, anti- aging skin peels, acne treatments and skin tag removal. They also offer a range of medical skin products depending on the treatment wanted.
One of the most well-known and talked about procedure is the Sculptra Volumising treatment, which stimulates collagen in the face over 2 or 3 treatments restoring the face to its former youthful glory. It is a long lasting treatment that only needs another procedure after two years and is fantastic for adding volume to cheeks, wrinkles, folds and scars. It is not recommended for wrinkles around the eyes or to fill out lips.
If you are interested in any of the aesthetic and skincare treatments available at Mossley Dental Care please book a free consultation to discuss treatments available.
May 17th, 2012
Many of us try to maintain and advance our appearance by going to the hairdresser for a hair cut, buying a new outfit to make us feel good and regularly using face care and cosmetics to achieve the best look possible. Lately, a new kind of upkeep has been getting a lot of press, with celebrities not only having the best clothes, lifestyle and hair but also the whitest ands brightest teeth. Welcome to the world of teeth whitening!
As a nation we spend thousands of pounds on our appearance, from hair extensions, fake tan, polishing and buffing, wearing the latest fashions and dreaming of a celebrity lifestyle. Tooth discoloration affects many patients from Stockport. From drinking red wine to eating and drinking the kind of food that stains, tooth staining is a very common issue that can affect our confidence and our smile.
How does tooth whitening work?
The Zoom! teeth whitening service at Mossley Dental Care offers an efficient LED tooth whitening system, which achieves quick results that lighten your tooth’s enamel and will achieve a world famous smile in a day. Result!
Zoom! tooth whitening is a form of whitening that is done at the dental surgery rather than an at home. Ultra violet light is used in conjunction with a gel that is put on the teeth. The whole procedure only takes about one hour so it is a fantastic solution to those that want to achieve fantastic results in a short space of time, even in your dinner hour. The light and gel work in conjunction to slowly penetrate the teeth dissolving discolouration and any stains. For fast, effective results Zoom! is the procedure for you.
Speak to your Mossley dental care today for more details.
May 15th, 2012
Time, diet and lifestyle can all cause wear and damage to our teeth and the smile we once loved may become a stranger as the changes occur. However, tired smiles can soon be transformed with the use of porcelain veneers, so you can fall back in love with your smile again.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell like covers, which are bonded to the surface of your teeth to create a beautiful, white and balanced smile. Each veneer is custom-crafted to your teeth, smile and overall appearance and is incredibly life like in both look and feel. Using the very highest quality materials ensures that veneers can last for years, providing the answer to problems such as:
- Teeth that have become worn and small.
- Teeth with gaps
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Discoloured teeth
Smile Makeover in a Day at Mossley Dental Care
At Mossley Dental Care we use the latest CEREC technology, which allows us to create dental restorations such as crowns and veneers on the very same day of your visit. Usually veneer treatment requires patients from Glossop to visit the practice 2-3 times, with temporary veneers fitted in between treatments. This isn’t necessary at Mossley Dental Care and you can walk out of the practice on the same day with a brand new smile.
Your veneers will also be designed with you on site, so your new veneers will be perfectly matched to the colour, shape and overall appearance of your smile.
How long can veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last for 15 years or more, if you stick to a good oral heath regime, which includes brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. If you do need to have a veneer changed this is an easy process, which we carry out at the practice.
May 10th, 2012
Thick wires and brackets do not make for a good look, but they do make for a beautiful smile- once they are taken off.
However, what if you knew of a way to straighten your smile without the worry of visible wires and brackets? If you are looking for such a combination then Invisalign aligners may be the perfect option for you.
What is Invisalign and how does it work?
The Invisalign system is comprised of a series of clear plastic aligners, which are custom-made to your orthodontic prescription.
To begin with moulds and images are taken of your mouth, which are then sent to the Invisalign laboratories. A set of aligners will then be made, with each aligner differing slightly from the previous one, which gradually encourages the teeth to move into a better position.
All of this is accomplished without the need for wires and brackets and the clear plastic of the aligners sits invisibly over your teeth.
What is the usual treatment time with Invisalign?
Invisalign usually takes between 9-24 months to complete treatment, but this will depend on your personal orthodontic prescription.
What other advantages are there to Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are also removable, so you can eat and clean without your aligners getting in the way and collecting plaque and debris. This means a greater level of oral hygiene for patiens from Stalybridge, which can often decline when wearing fixed braces. The wires and brackets of fixed braces attract plaque and food, which then rests against the surface of the teeth, leading to acid erosion and possibly tooth decay.
Who is suitable for Invisalign treatment?
Patients who suffer with orthodontic conditions such as crooked teeth, twisted teeth, overbitten teeth and gaps between teeth can all find the treatment they need with Invisalign aligners.
May 8th, 2012
Dental decay and gum disease can develop quickly, but to the untrained eye it may seem like everything is fine.
However, soon tooth pain may cause you agony and pockets around the gums may begin to open up and you now have to undergo root canal treatment and periodontal cleaning to attempt to rectify your problem.
Your dentist can easily spot disorders such as gum disease and tooth decay in their early stages, when they can be treated quickly and affectively. You may not notice the changes in your mouth but your dentist can and if you only leave 6 months between check ups any problems that have started to occur will not have a long time to develop and your dentist can therefore rectify the problem swiftly.
Oral cancer checks
Dental check ups are also becoming more important after a rise in the cases of oral cancer, which reached over 6,000 for the year 2011.
Oral cancer displays some symptoms, but unless you regularly check the inside of your cheeks or are suffering pain these signs may go unnoticed. This isn’t a good thing to occur with oral cancer, as the rates of surviving drops to 50% if the disease is left to develop. However, this increases to 90% if the problem is caught early.
Going to your dentist will mean that any sign of oral cancer can be spotted and treated sooner rather than later, to prevent the spread of the disease. Signs to look out for with oral cancer include:
- White or red patches found inside the mouth, on the lips and on the tongue.
- Pain when swallowing or at the back of the throat.
- Swellings in the neck.
- Sores that take a long time to heal.
When your health and even your life are potentially at risk a 6 monthly check seems to be a very little ask and will be over in less than half an hour in the majority of cases for patients from Droylsden.
May 3rd, 2012
Dental phobia affects a large portion of the country, including those living near Denton with many patients avoiding the care they need due to their fears.
Why do people suffer with dental phobia and what can they do?
A person’s dental phobia may be due to negative experiences in the past, such as pain during treatment or an unkind and unsympathetic dentist. However, at Mossley Dental Care we take the time to listen to and understand your fears and help you receive the treatment you need, without the pain, worry or anxiety you may have experienced in the past.
We numb the area to be injected with a numbing gel to help patients with a fear of needles and we never rush or hurry you into any treatment and take the utmost care of all our patients’ needs when they are in the practice.
Helping you receive the dental treatment you need.
Preventing a problem is quick, easy and often pain free, so attending 6 monthly check ups is a must for all patients. We understand that this can be nerve wracking and the cause of much anxiety, but if we are able to stop the development of any problems when they are small with treatments as painless as dental sealants and cleaning, we can prevent you from having to undergo more invasive treatments that may cause you worry.
We have taken the time to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the practice and have Dental Phobia certified dentists working at the clinic.
Dentist today have been trained to help nervous patients through their treatments and can help you with your problem, without causing your harm or distress. Receiving care and treatment will mean your dental health remains at its best and all you will have to attend when next coming the practice is a routine check.
If you would like any more information please get in touch with the practice, we will be happy to help.
May 1st, 2012
Dental enamel is incredibly strong, but it can still be susceptible to wear and erosion and after the damage is done it cannot be replace, as the body is unable to replenish lost enamel.
The main culprit of tooth erosion is sugar, which sticks to the surface of the tooth, providing a meal for the enamel-eating bacteria found in the mouth. When eating their sugary meal these bacteria produce acids, which wears away first at the tooth enamel, then the dentin and finally eats its way into the dental chamber, after which tooth death can soon occur.
What can I do to prevent this damage to my teeth?
A regular oral hygiene regime can prevent the development of tooth problems, which should include:
- Brushing the teeth in the mornings and at night for at least two minutes.
- Flossing between the teeth at least 3 times a week, to clean hard to reach places.
- Using mouthwash after brushing and flossing to cleanse the mouth.
Changing your diet can also be beneficial to your oral health, with changes as easy to follow as:
- Eating a piece of cheese when eating acidic fruits such as oranges and apples.
- If you are eating a sweet snack or pudding trying eating it at the same time as one of your main meals. This will decrease the number of acid attacks your teeth undergo throughout the day.
- Replacing sugary or acidic drinks with milk or water.
- Be aware of hidden sugars, such as those found in fruit juices and dried fruit.
Small changes such as these can make a big difference to your oral health and can prevent enamel damage from ruining your smile. However, if damage does occur never fear, as treatments such as composite bonding can be used to restore your missing dental enamel. This will never be as strong or durable as your own enamel, but it is an option for those who have already suffered tooth decay.