At Advance Dental Clinic we help our patients to have the best oral hygiene routine using the right products for you. If you have any kind of gum disease or tooth decay we need to correct this in order to have any kind of braces or cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is essential to remember that there are many food items and drinks that can harm your teeth and make cleaning and flossing even more important. Sweets and sugary treats can cling to any plaque in the mouth and create a kind of glue like substance that makes the plaque cling onto the teeth making cleaning them a little harder. If you have sweets throughout the day this can make the situation worse rather than just having some sweets once in the day. There are many drinks that contain shocking levels of sugar including some fruit drinks, fizzy drinks, some smoothies and milkshake type beverages.Some drinks can stain the teeth over time, but if you do not want to give these up, using a straw can help. Hot drinks such as coffee and tea can stain teeth, especially if you drink them every day. Red wine can also stain the teeth if you drink this regularly. If you have your teeth whitened stains can still occur after treatment so it is vital that you think of this when choosing the best beverages for you. Fizzy drinks which are sugar free can be extremely harmful to your teeth because of the acidity in them. This can attack the enamel of your teeth and cause them to become weakened and vulnerable to breakage. Really hard foods can be damaging to the teeth and cause fillings to come out or chips to the teeth. Foods such as certain hard nuts, hard caramels and toffees, even some bread and crisps can cause damage to the teeth. If you would like more help and information about looking after your oral health and making the right food choices then contact the team today to arrange an appointment with one of our dental hygienists.
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Self-confidence is something we all strive for and a lot of it rests with what your state of mind is. But personal appearance also plays a major part in this. Getting ahead in the work place and being socially adept, to some extent, relies upon you feeling comfortable in your own skin and being proud of the way you look. You can take control of your weight and look after your hair and your skin but when it comes to your teeth, you might just need a little help from your dentist if you are not happy with the way they look.
Crooked, chipped or stained teeth can really hinder your self-confidence as, every time you smile, you are wondering whether people’s eyes are instantly drawn to them. The best thing to do in this case is to get them covered up and dentists can do this with the minimum of fuss by using stunning porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are basically thin strips of porcelain which are securely fitted over any tooth that looks unsightly. The properties of dental porcelain allow it to be incredibly thin without compromising at all in terms of durability and it is adaptable too. Dentists can tailor it to fit seamlessly into your mouth by matching it to your surrounding teeth in terms of colour and texture. The incredible thinness of porcelain veneers means that it is unlikely that any of your existing tooth will need to be removed as part of the process.
They are more affordable than ever and can be fitted onto your teeth in one quick and easy session that leaves you time to get on with your busy life. Talk to your Harlow dentist to find out more information about porcelain veneers. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Even the Hollywood stars would probably like to improve some of the things about the way they look and, if one is to believe many of the articles, they have a tendency to spend millions on plastic surgery and so on. While few of us mere mortals can afford such extravagances, there are things we can do which are far more modestly priced but just as effective in improving our looks.
Just think about what the first thing people probably see when they are being introduced to you. It is likely to be your mouth. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes in: a series of procedures designed to enhance the way that your smile looks so that it is something you can show off with pride when you are in social occasions.
Things like porcelain dental veneers to cover up cracked, stained or chipped teeth and teeth whitening procedures which work to remove stains and give your teeth a youthful sheen, can do wonders for your self confidence. The good thing is that these treatments do not have to cost the earth and can be carried out in conjunction with one another to save costs further. With a ‘smile makeover’, you can have a consultation with your dentist and decide on a number of aspects to your smile that you are not quite happy with and then come up with the techniques that will sort it all out.
As your Billericay dentist will no doubt tell you, these techniques can be completed far quicker than ever would have been possible in the past. So even if you have a very busy schedule indeed, there is no reason at all to sacrifice feeling great about your smile. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
There are many activities which might contribute to the fading of your teeth’s natural, white sparkle. Common substances like coffee, tea and cola can lead to your teeth fading and even becoming stained. Drinking red wine and smoking tobacco too can have the same effects. Just as your hair is likely to turn grey or loose its sheen over time, so the very process of aging will probably affect your teeth similarly.
The procedure of Zoom teeth whitening is an advanced process which will restore your smile to a white brilliance. Unlike home-whitening kits, Zoom is carried out by dental professionals, so you know you are in safe hands. Your dentist will cover your lips and gums to protect them, then apply a proprietary whitening gel to your teeth. While being exposed to a special ‘curing’ light, the gel is able to effectively break down any stains or discolorations on your teeth. In just three sessions which will be over in forty five minutes, Zoom works to restore the natural colour of your teeth.
The results which Zoom offers are immediate. Home whitening kits often take a number of weeks in which you will have to apply gel to trays and wear them over night. They can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and inconsistent. After your dentist has carried out the Zoom procedure you are free to go and enjoy the benefits that a naturally sparkling smile will bring to your life.
Most toothpastes can raise the whiteness level of your teeth by about two levels; Zoom can give an incredible increase of eight levels. If you have dull or stained teeth, contact your Chelmsford dentist to see if Zoom teeth whitening is suitable for you. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford
Feeling ashamed of your personal appearance can be very damaging in a society which is so image conscious. If you have issues with your teeth it can cause problems with social interactions, turning meeting new people or attending business meetings into difficult situations.
If you needed uneven, stained or damaged teeth to be rectified twenty years ago, the possibilities were fairly limited. Advances in dentistry since then mean that porcelain veneers offer a viable solution to these problems by offering natural looking improvements to your teeth which will give you the confidence to show off your smile once more having had just one session with your dentist.
Porcelain veneers fit over your teeth and give a stunningly natural finish. They can be as thin as contact lenses, meaning that hardly any work is required by your dentist. The CEREC technology which Harlow dentists offer mean durable porcelain veneers can be made in only six minutes. It uses digital imaging software and cutting-edge computer techniques and signals an end to lengthy waits for new veneers.
Your dentist will clean the area where the veneer is to be fitted and apply an etching agent. This allows the dental bonding better grip onto the existing tooth. Then the veneer is constructed, with your dentist making it match your other teeth in terms of translucence and shading.
Ask your Harlow dentist today about the amazing results that porcelain veneers offer and take the first step towards gaining a brilliant smile and achieving the self-confidence it will bring. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.