September 11th, 2012
There are many options available today for straightening the front teeth. However the most effective, fast and discreet treatment is achieved by using Inman Aligners. Inman Aligners are a revolutionary orthodontic appliance that can be used to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. The biggest advantage of Inman aligners is that they provide positive results faster than conventional metal braces.
Because these aligners are removable it makes them easy to use. This feature allows the patient to easily manage their oral hygiene. The aligners are discreet and best suits patients who do not want the treatment to gain attention. Inman aligners are very quick and there are cases where teeth were straightened in just about 2 months.
Fast and effective treatment
To get the maximum out of Inman Aligners, the user should wear the aligners throughout the treatment period determined by the dentist. The aligner must be worn at least 16 to 20 hours on a daily basis. Any decline in the number of hours the aligners were worn, will result in the treatment period being extended.
Protect the aligners
In order to protect the aligners, they need to be removed before consuming food. The user must clean their teeth thoroughly after finishing their food and then wear the aligners again. Inman aligners are suitable for adults, since the teeth must be fully matured before the aligners are fitted.
Mr Winston at Mossley Dental Care near Droylsden has received a postgraduate training on Inman Aligners and on various other similar treatments. This gives the practice the capability to appropriately administer the treatment to patients who would like to straighten their teeth. If you would like to straighten your teeth, you can call the practice and set up an initial consultation absolutely free.
August 14th, 2012
Nowadays, we all know how important it is to maintain a high standard of dental hygiene. Information is readily available for us that allows us to ensure we are dealing with our oral health properly, and as the world of dentistry begins to expand, a lot of people are becoming eager for the latest tips on whitening, aligning, fixing, replicating and – most of all – maintaining a perfect smile. So, if you are joining the millions who have begun their quest for dazzling pearly whites, and visits to your dentist are simply not enough for you, then you may want to visit a different kind of licensed dental professional; a dental hygienist. Here is a list of things a dental hygienist can do for you:
Dental hygienists can offer professional education on all aspects of oral hygiene. They can give you the best advice on things such as which toothbrushes and toothpastes are suited for you, and assist you in developing a great dental routine.
Assessment and Diagnosis
Similar to a dentist, a dental hygienist is qualified to examine your teeth, taking x-rays if necessary. They can offer full check-ups and give a solid diagnosis on any problems you may be having. For any serious problems they discover, they can recommend next steps, which may include visiting an orthodontist.
Any minor treatment that is discovered to be necessary after an inspection by your dental hygienist can be performed then and there. Dental hygienists offer a full cleaning of the teeth; including scraping and polishing that can remove excess build ups of plaque in the patient’s gums. These procedures can be very effective, preventing serious problems that could occur – these services are known as preventative dentistry, and for good reason. Visit our hygienist at Mossley Dental Care near Droylsden for a lesson in effective cleaning.
July 12th, 2012
Bad breath can affect anyone at any time in his or her life, and there are a multitude of different reasons why it happens and there are also many ways in which to combat it.
Reasons for bad breath
The main reason for having bad breath is a poor oral hygiene routine. Bacteria coats your gums, teeth and tongue and creates plaque, which can often result in dental decay and gum disease, and lets off a bad-smelling gas, which is ultimately bad breath. This can be avoided by maintaining good oral hygiene, which can be done by brushing and flossing regularly, along with using mouthwash and visiting a dentist or dental hygienist on a regular basis.
Food and drink and bad breath
The food and drink you consume can also lead to bad breath, such as strong scented foods like garlic and onions, along with strong smelling drinks like coffee and drinks that dry out the mouth, like alcohol. However, these issues tend to be temporary and can be stopped by eating and drinking less of these foods. Good oral hygiene will also help greatly. Crash dieting can also cause bad breath. The Atkins diet is known to cause bad breath due to its fasting and low-carbohydrate intake.
Smoking is the most obvious cause of constant bad breath due to the smell of stale smoke. Along with bad breath, smoking can also lead to gum disease along with staining of the teeth and other problems. Quitting smoking is usually the best option to combat this, along with good oral hygiene.
Certain types of medications such as nitrates, tranquillisers and some chemotherapy drugs have been known to be the reason for bad breath in the past. To combat this the best thing to do is discuss it with your GP to find out about possible alternative medications.
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.
April 12th, 2012
Implant retained dentures are one of the most effective methods of securing false teeth in the mouth. Rather than the false tooth or teeth being anchored in position via the neighbouring teeth or a plate, a dental implant is fitted into the jawbone itself and is then used to secure the false tooth in place.
What are the advantages of implant retained dentures?
Aside from the false teeth being held in position more securely, implant retained dentures create a more natural-looking smile and can even help keep the jawbone healthy. A missing tooth can also cause the deterioration of the jawbone if left unfilled. The metal implant acts as a replacement root, keeping the jawbone healthy and strong.
Will the procedure hurt?
Having dental implants fitted usually takes place over two appointments. During the first session a local anaesthetic will be administered, before a drill is used to create a tiny hole in the jawbone for the screw to be fitted into. Once this has healed the patient will return after time to have the false tooth affixed to the implant. Although the procedure itself doesn’t hurt some patients have reported mild discomfort for a couple of days after the first stage, but this can usually be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
How long do implants last?
Whereas false teeth attached via plates can become loose and uncomfortable, the presence of an implant means that this isn’t a problem. So long as you take good care of your teeth, there is every reason to expect that your implant retained dentures will last many years. They are an effective, stable means of replacing missing teeth for patients from Droylsden and around the UK.
March 8th, 2012
The mouth is a sensitive area and any changes made within will take time to adjust to. Braces at dentists serving patients from Droylsden can initially be uncomfortable and learning to live with them can take time as well, but here are a few basic pointers, which can make the adjustment easier.
Care for Braces
Eating with braces: There are a number of things to avoid when you have a brace fitted, such as hard foods like apples, nuts and corn on the cob. Sticky food is another one to steer clear off, such as toffee and gummy bears and foods high in sugar and acid should also be avoided.
Brushing with braces: the braces themselves present a challenge when it comes to brushing the teeth – but for good oral health you must ensure that every surface is thoroughly cleaned. Small interdental brushes can help clean between the bracket and the tooth and washing the mouth out with mouthwash can also help clean the hard to reach areas. A soft brush may also be a better option, as it is able to spread out and clean in between the braces and the teeth.
Problems with Braces
There may be times when minor problems arise with your braces; however, some of these difficulties can be remedied at home.
If you find that you have loose or broken braces, or a loose band it is not considered an emergency unless you are suffering any pain, but you should avoid connecting any elastics or headgear until you visit your orthodontist. Book an appointment as soon as they become loose, so you can continue with your treatment.
Poking wires can usually be moved with the use of a cotton swab or pencil eraser, if a wire moves out of the tube or slot they can usually be put back in place using tweezers and this will hold until you can make an appointment to see your orthodontist.
The main thing to remember is that it may take a little time to adjust to the feeling of your new brace. Your mouth will feel sore for a while and there may be sores or ulceration inside the mouth during the first week or so, but in time this will settle down.
February 21st, 2012
What will you be doing six months from now?
Perhaps you’ve booked a fabulous summer get-away and want to look good on those holiday photos? Or maybe you’re getting married and want to look your best for your big day? Well, whatever you’re doing in six months time, with Six Month Smiles you’ll be doing it with a smile.
Here are six things you need to know about Six Month Smiles:
- It’s hard enough to wear braces when you’re a child, but as adults the last thing you want is a mouth full of metal. Six Month Smiles use cutting edge technology to create braces that are almost invisible. Clear braces and tooth coloured wires guarantee an orthodontic treatment that is discreet and effective.
- This treatment it cheaper than other orthodontic alternatives, such as veneers or even clear aligners.
- The treatment has been specially developed to fix only the front teeth – the teeth you can see when you smile – rather than dramatically altering your bite. As such, only gentle pressure is required to adjust your teeth.
- Each patient has their own unique Six Month Smiles ‘Patient Tray Kit,’ which is custom-made by specialists to fit the requirements of the individual and ensure that the end results are just right.
- The average treatment time is only six months! It may sound obvious, but patients no longer have to spend two or more years wearing braces and constantly visiting the dentist for alterations. With Six Month Smiles this whole process takes places over a much shorter period of time.
- A special at dentists serving patients from Droylsden: come to us to get a straighter smile in just six months and you’ll get home tooth whitening absolutely free!
Contact Mossley Dental Care to find out how to get a beautiful new smile in six months. You’ll be guaranteed to leave grinning from ear to ear!
February 1st, 2012
The teenage years can be some of the best years of your life. They are a time when young people are encouraged to discover their own identities and prepare for their futures. Although braces can seem like a daunting prospect, they can help to give young adults the best possible start in life. Straightening teeth and correcting jaw problems before adulthood can help children and teenagers stay healthy and improve their self-esteem.
Why is it important for young people to wear braces?
Children and teenagers are still growing. This provides Droylsden dentists with far more scope when it comes to correcting teeth and jaw problems. Problems that braces can correct include:
- Irregular bite, such as an overbite (where the upper jaw is bigger than the bottom jaw) or an underbite (when the bottom jaw is bigger than the upper jaw).
Correcting irregular bites can help young people to chew properly and may also assist in the treatment of speech defects.
We know that most young people like to look good – and braces can ensure that the jaw grows properly, helping to create a balanced facial structure. Properly aligned teeth have more of a chance of staying strong and healthy, they are less likely to wear down and it is easier to maintain good oral hygiene, as straight teeth prevent problems such as tooth decay and gum disease developing in later life.
Do all young people have to wear the traditional metal braces?
No – many new orthodontic technologies have been developed especially for young adults. The state-of-the-art invisible braces Invisalign have been adapted to cater specifically for the needs of young people. Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign Teen can be taken out when eating and to be cleaned. If your teenager plays sport, likes to sing, perform or perhaps even has their very first school prom coming up, then Invisalign Teen gives them the freedom to remove their brace when needed. Unlike the adult Invisalign, the teen aligner has a sensor that will help the dentist, parents and the patient tell if the aligner has not been worn long enough, and if an aligner is lost then each patient can receive up to six free replacement aligners.
Give your child something to smile about. Visit Mossley Dental care to find out more about braces for young adults.