How Enlighten Teeth Whitening Guarantees Dramatically Brighter Teeth

Do you dream of showing off pristine pearly whites when you smile? If your teeth are a little more dull than dazzling, we have just the tonic for you. Enlighten whitening is a professional tooth whitening treatment, which has an exceptional reputation. This treatment is guaranteed to achieve dramatic results.

What does Enlighten treatment involve?

Enlighten treatment involves 15 days of treatment, 14 of which take place at home. For two weeks, you’ll wear a custom-made tray, which contains whitening agent. This tray is similar to a mouth guard and it’s designed specifically for you for maximum comfort and optimum results. You can wear your trays at any time of day or night and we recommend wearing them for around 6 hours. On the 15th day, we’ll invite you to come and see us for the final part of your Enlighten treatment. This is a one-hour in-chair treatment, which is designed to give your smile than final bit of sparkle. All you have to do is pop some protective goggles on and lie back and let Enlighten work its magic. We will apply whitening agent to the teeth and activate is using a lamp. After one hour, you can check out the results and start showing off your gleaming, glistening smile.

What are the benefits of Enlighten?

Enlighten is the only treatment available in the UK, which is capable of achieving the lightest tooth shade. This is a tried and tested method, which produces amazing results every time with no pain and no hassle. If you’re keen to refresh and revitalise your smile, this is an excellent choice. The process is very simple, there’s absolutely no discomfort involved and the results should last for many years to come.

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Inman Aligner: How One Appliance Could Revitalise Your Smile

Are you on the hunt for a magical orthodontic treatment that could transform your smile in weeks? If so, we recommend the Inman Aligner. This innovative brace is capable of producing amazing results with no hassle at all.

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The Inman Aligner is a unique, removable brace, which uses gentle forces to push and pull the teeth, causing the teeth to move in the right direction. The aligner slides over the teeth and it offers a flexible, rapid alternative to fixed braces. The Inman Aligner consists of two key components: a coiled spring and a metal bar. These parts work together to squeeze the teeth, aligning them and creating a beautiful smile.

The Inman Aligner is ideally suited to patients who don’t require intensive treatment and it is best for those who have issues that affect the front teeth.

The advantages of the Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner offers a wealth of advantages for orthodontic patients, including:

  • Flexibility: the Inman Aligner is a removable brace, which gives you more flexibility and enables you to incorporate your treatment into your daily schedule seamlessly. You can take your brace out to eat, drink and brush your teeth.
  • Discretion: the aligner is much less visible than a traditional fixed brace, so you don’t have to worry about what you’ll look like during treatment.
  • Speed: the Inman Aligner is one of the fastest treatments out there. Typically, we can complete treatment in just 16 weeks.
  • Comfort: this brace uses the latest technology to move the teeth quickly and painlessly.

If you’d like to find out more about the inimitable Inman Aligner, why not contact us today and book a consultation?

Four Reasons Why Quitting Smoking Can Save Your Teeth

If you’re a smoker, you may be aware of the links to respiratory problems and some types of cancer, but have you ever stopped to think about how smoking affects your mouth? At Advance Dental, we are here to help patients give up smoking and we can provide support, advice and treatments to help you quit for good. Here are just 4 reasons why giving up could save your smile:

  1. Gum disease: smoking increases the risk of gum disease, as it reduces blood flow to the gums. Gum disease is the most common cause of premature tooth loss in adults. Advanced gum disease affects the bone tissue that lies beneath the gums, which causes the teeth to come loose in their sockets and eventually fall out.
  2. Staining: do you long for a bright, white smile? Smoking is one of the leading causes of staining and discolouration due to the presence of agents and chemicals like tar. Giving up smoking won’t make your teeth whiter, but it will prevent further staining.
  3. Bad breath: if you suffer from bad breath, this can affect your confidence and it may also make life tougher when it comes to dating or trying to get a job. Smoking is a common cause of bad breath, also known as halitosis.
  4. Oral cancer: smoking is the most potent risk factor for oral cancer, a form of cancer that has become increasingly common in the UK. By giving up smoking, you could reduce your risk of developing mouth cancer significantly.

If you’d like to find out more about how we could help you to give up smoking or you’d more information about the effects of smoking on oral health, why not get in touch with us today?

3 Ways to Take Care of Your Gums

Did you know that gum disease is the most common cause of adult tooth loss in the UK? If you’re keen to keep your smile in check for as long as possible, it’s essential to take good care of your gums. Here are 3 steps you can take to improve your gum health:

  1. Stick to a good daily oral hygiene regime: brushing and flossing are your best weapons against oral diseases including decay and gum disease. Take 2 minutes every morning and evening to clean your teeth thoroughly using fluoride toothpaste. Choose a brush with a small head that you can angle to clean along the gum line and reach right into the corners of the mouth. It’s important to clean twice a day, every day to eliminate harmful bacteria and food debris before it combines with saliva to form plaque.
  2. See your dentist every 6-12 months: if you haven’t been for a check-up in a long time, we recommend calling and booking an appointment. Regular check-ups enable us to spot potential warning signs and address them as quickly as possible. According to the Oral Health Foundation, routine checks can reduce the risk of gum disease and decay by up to 60 percent.
  3. Look out for symptoms: gum disease is a progressive condition, and if it is left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage to the gums and the bone structure beneath, causing the teeth to come loose. Symptoms of gum disease include redness, sore and swollen gums and bleeding when you brush. If you notice any of these signs, call your dentist as soon as you can.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Smile For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than treating yourself to a smile revamp? If you’re keen to look your best, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 fantastic ways to refresh your smile this February:

  1. Tooth whitening: tooth whitening is a rapid, effective way to make your smile look stunning. Whitening lightens the enamel, giving you a brighter, more beautiful smile. We offer convenient, safe home whitening treatment, which produces swift, scintillating results.
  2. Dental cleaning: if your teeth are looking a little drab, our hygienists are here to help! Intensive cleaning treatments polish the surfaces of the teeth, removing stains and giving your smile a gorgeous, healthy glow. Seeing a dental hygienist is also really good for your dental health.
  3. Cosmetic bonding: are you searching for a solution for chipped, worn or misshapen teeth? Do you have gaps between some of your teeth? If so, cosmetic bonding is an excellent option. This treatment takes just one hour to achieve amazing results. Bonding involves using dental composite to repair chips, reshape the teeth and close gaps between the teeth.
  4. Veneers: veneers are a versatile solution, which can transform the appearance of your smile in just one or two appointments. Veneers are fine laminate shells made from ceramic or composite. They are attached to the surface of your natural teeth to create a flawless smile. Composite veneers can be bonded directly onto the teeth, giving you a new smile in a single session.
  5. White fillings: do you feel self-conscious when you smile because you’ve got dark fillings? If you have an amalgam or metal filling, we can replace it with a brand new white filling. White fillings do the same job, but they’re invisible when you smile.

To find out more about our incredible cosmetic treatments, give us a call today!

How Dental Veneers Can Give You a Revitalised Smile in Just One Day

Are you desperate for a brilliant, beautiful smile? Are you in a hurry? If so, we have good news! With dental veneers, we can revitalise and revive your smile in just one day!

About dental veneers

Often, veneers are made from ceramic materials, such as porcelain, but it’s also possible to transform the smile using veneers made from composite. Composite is a tooth-coloured material, which is also used for aesthetic bonding and white fillings. Composite is a cheaper option than porcelain veneers and the treatment process is also less invasive and much faster.

The advantages of composite veneers

Composite veneers offer an array of advantages, especially for those who long for rapid results. As composite veneers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface, treatment only involves one session. There’s no need to prepare the tooth surface to make room for the new veneers and the tooth structure remains intact. Usually, veneers are placed over a period of 2-3 weeks, but with composite veneers, we can produce results in a single day.

Composite veneers are also a cheaper option than porcelain and ceramic veneers like Lumineers. If veneers are not affordable, composite veneers may represent an attractive., affordable alternative.

Dental veneers can be used to tackle a number of imperfections, such as discolouration, uneven and worn edges, gaps between the teeth and chips. When you’ve got dental veneers, hopefully, you’ll love showing off your new smile and you’ll feel much more confident about having your teeth on display.

Straighten Your Teeth in a Matter of Weeks with Inman Aligner

Many people assume that it takes months or even years to straighten the teeth, but with incredible treatments like the Inman Aligner, we can produce results in weeks. If you’re on the lookout for a rapid brace and you’ve got minor orthodontic issues, look no further than the Inman Aligner.

Introducing the Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is an incredibly attractive proposition for patients who only require a limited amount of movement. If you have mild orthodontic issues and you don’t require complex treatment, this innovative device could be just the solution you’ve been looking for. The Inman Aligner is a removable brace, which produces gentle forces that squeeze the teeth, causing them to move into the correct position. The Inman Aligner is not like other aligner systems, such as Invisalign. It is made from two vital components: a coiled spring and a metal bar. These components generate forces that push and pull the teeth, aligning the arches and creating a beautiful smile.

How could the Inman Aligner benefit me?

The Inman Aligner is not suitable for everyone, but if you are a good match for this system, you could enjoy a whole host of benefits. The most appealing thing about this brace for most people is the speed of treatment. Often, orthodontic treatment can take several months or even years to achieve results, but the average treatment time for the Inman Aligner is just 16 weeks. Many people also like the flexibility afforded by a removable brace and this kind of treatment also makes day to day life easier, as you can take the aligner out to eat and clean your teeth. Although the fine metal bar that runs along the front of the teeth is visible, this brace is a lot more discreet than traditional fixed braces.

If you like the sound of the Inman Aligner, why not call us today and book a consultation?

Three Tips for Healthy Teeth

Taking good care of your smile is one of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make. If you’re keen to improve your oral health in the year ahead, here are 3 simple tips to get you started:

  1. Brush twice a day, every single day: surveys show a significant portion of UK adults don’t brush twice a day. If you neglect your oral hygiene, this will increase your risk of developing gum disease, discolouration, bad breath and cavities. All it takes is two minutes every morning and evening. When you’re brushing, take care to cover every individual tooth surface, swap your brush head every 3-4 months and use fluoride toothpaste. Angle your brush head to remove food debris from the gum line and be gentle to prevent enamel damage.
  2. Cut down on sugar: if you consume a lot of sugary foods or drinks, make it your mission to try and reduce your daily sugar intake. When bacteria feed on sugar, they release acids, which attack and weaken the tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities and infections. Ideally, you should aim for a maximum intake of around 7 teaspoons of sugar per day.
  3. Book a dental check: if you’re not very good at keeping up to date with dental checks, this is one of the easiest ways to improve your dental health. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis can reduce the risk of gum disease and decay by up to 60 percent. Call us now if you’re overdue a check-up.

Five tips for more effective teeth cleaning

Cleaning your teeth may seem like a mundane chore, but it’s incredibly important. Brushing and flossing play an instrumental part in preventing the build-up of plaque, the number one cause of decay and gum disease. If you’re keen to improve your oral hygiene routine, here are 5 top tips:

  1. Invest in an electric toothbrush: electric toothbrushes are more powerful than manual brushes and they are proven to remove plaque more effectively. If you don’t already have an electric brush, it’s worth investing in one to improve your oral health. You don’t have to spend a fortune. Even the most basic models will work wonders.
  2. Brush twice a day: it’s so important to brush regularly to prevent the formation of plaque and eliminate harmful bacteria and lingering odours. We recommend brushing in the morning and before you go to bed.
  3. Clean between your teeth: brushing is brilliant, but it has limitations. You can’t fit a brush head between your teeth, for example. This is why using inter-dental brushes or flossing is so important. By doing this, you can remove traces of bacteria and food debris from the mouth, reducing the risk of oral disease.
  4. Use fluoride toothpaste: fluoride toothpaste can help to strengthen and protect your enamel, keeping your teeth safe from cavities.
  5. Swap your brush head: worn bristles won’t be as effective as new ones, so remember to swap your brush or your brush head every 3-4 months.

If you need any more tips or advice about cleaning your teeth, don’t hesitate to get in touch or talk to your dentist or hygienist at your next appointment.

Wafer Thin Tooth Repair with Lumineers

At Advance Dental, we pride ourselves on offering our patients the best cosmetic dental treatments and we are delighted to offer Lumineers, wafer-thin veneers, which can transform smiles. Lumineers can be used to create brand new smiles or to carry out seamless tooth repairs.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are incredibly thin veneers, which are made from a patented form of ceramic material known as Cerinate. The delicacy of Lumineers means that minimal tooth preparation is required and these veneers are also famed for their natural aesthetics.

We can use a set of bespoke Lumineers to design a brand new smile or we can use individual shells to carry out effective tooth repair. If you have a chipped, worn or misshapen tooth, we can use Lumineers to restore your smile to its former glory without any pain or hassle at all. Lumineers are shaped and coloured to match the natural teeth and your veneers will be designed to complement the rest of your teeth.

What’s so special about Lumineers?

Lumineers are different to traditional porcelain veneers because they are crafted using a different type of ceramic material. Cerinate is very delicate and fragile, but it’s also durable and strong. In fact, Lumineers can last up to twice as long as traditional porcelain veneers.

If you’ve got cosmetic imperfections you’re keen to address or you’re interested in Lumineers and you’d like to find out more, we’d be happy to help. Call us and arrange a consultation, get in touch online or pop in and see us if you’re in the area.