Saturday, 30 January 2016

Home Remedies to Reduce Tooth Ache Until you Can See Your Dentist

One of the worst experiences is waking up in the middle of the night with severe tooth ache. For some reason it never happens when the dental practices are open and you have to sit in agony until the clock strikes 9am to get on the phone and make your emergency dental appointment.

There are a few home remedies you can take advantage of, using items you already have sitting in your kitchen cupboard. While these will numb or reduce the pain, they are not long term solutions, but they may be able to offer some temporary relief until you can make and visit your dentist first thing in the morning.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Oral Health Advice for Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is becoming a serious concern in the United Kingdom with thousands of people being diagnosed on an annual basis. Diabetes can be effectively managed through diet, exercise and controlling blood sugar levels, but at the same time, it has a negative impact on oral health.

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Anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes, whether it's type 1 or type 2, stand an increased risk of periodontal disease and dry mouth syndrome. Periodontal disease is a severe form of gum disease which if left untreated can result in tooth loss. With this gum disease, you will find that pockets are formed between the tooth and gum which is a harbour for dangerous bacteria which attack the supporting structures of the tooth. There is treatments we can use to help treat and manage periodontal disease, helping patients hold onto their natural teeth for as long as possible.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Perfecting Smiles in 2016

I see so many patients each day who approach me to improve their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is able to boost self-confidence and self-esteem and is able to make people feel better about themselves. We are able to help patients perfect their smiles using a choice of treatments, enabling them to choose based on what they want and their overall budget.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Why Should You Consider Tooth Whitening?

I have so many patients approach me daily asking about the tooth whitening procedures we provide here at the Langley Dental Practice. We provide a choice of treatments and each patient has their own unique reason on why they want to have the treatment done in the first place.

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment which naturally lightens the colour of the existing teeth. Before I go any further, it is important to note that teeth are not naturally white, so this solution will lighten the teeth by a few shades, but will not make them brilliant white.