What Happens During a Scale And Polish Appointment And Why Is It Important?

One of the major issues with teeth you may be only too familiar with is the fact that they are not always as perfectly formed and shaped as they should be.  So it is often the case that you may not manage to clean them properly because you can’t reach every nook and cranny.  There is probably that one spot that you overlook because you can’t fit your brush in or get your brush into the right angle to clean it sufficiently enough.

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The Advantages of Botox Treatment

Treatments that help reverse, slow down and stop the effects of ageing have been around for a long time.  Many of them actually work, but many of them on the other hand don’t and are quite a disappointment.  Not least of all when you consider how expensive many of them are.  This is why so many people turn to alternative and what could be seen to be more serious forms of treatment, such as botox injections.

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Why You Should Go For Orthodontic Treatment

The primary goals of orthodontic treatment is to give you a good, strong bite and a beautiful and attractive smile.  This generally means fixing your teeth so that one set mesh well with the other set and look good.  A good bite is more than just about eating as it can also mean that you will find it easier to chew and speak.  Having a smile that you are proud of can affect your self-confidence and esteem, which can help improve your life.

Part of a full and comprehensive dental care plan, orthodontic treatment can help your teeth, when good care is involved, to last a long time.

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Do My Dentures Need Replacing?

There is no doubt whatsoever, that if you look after your dentures properly, they will last for many years.  It is crucial though to have them checked by your dentist regularly to ensure they are still comfortable and are fitting properly.

While it is true that all dentures are tailor made and your particular set have been measured and built to fit perfectly in your gum line and jaw; as you grow older and mature, your jaw and gums begin to shrink and this can loosen your dentures.  You don’t want to spend your life wondering and not knowing when your dentures are going to pop out, which life being life will happen at the most inopportune times possible.

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Reasons Why You Should Have Regular Scale And Polish Appointments

No-one would ever admit that they want to or like to go to the dentist, but dental hygiene is a serious business.  Looking after your teeth can have long lasting effects on your general health and not just the health of your teeth, gums and mouth.  You may wonder though why you are sent for those “scale and polish” appointments.  Particularly if you would rather not have your dentist or a dental hygienist fussing around in your mouth.
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Why You Should Visit Your Orthodontist

The process of teeth straightening is used to improve the functionality and aesthetic quality of crowded or crooked teeth by using a removable or fixed brace.  The branch of dentistry that this is part of is known as orthodontics.  Orthodontics overall has become more and more popular and valuable for people looking to improve their well-being and health, regardless of age.  Although it may sound like a lot of pain and discomfort is involved, in the following article you will see that the good that comes from orthodontics more than out weighs any bad.
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7 Golden Rules Of Denture Care

If you are using dentures, whether partial or complete, it is not too difficult to take good care of them.  However, like anything, you need consistency.  The Clapham junction dentists at Lavender Hill Dental Practice see it often – what happens when people do not follow the simple steps to proper denture care.  Below we have gathered together for all denture owners’ benefit, 7 of the most important rules for keeping your dentures in good care.
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6 Easy To Follow Tips For Good Oral Hygiene Your Dental Hygienist Wishes You Knew

It has been a long time since we had to wear wooden dentures if our teeth fell out or put baking soda on our fingers to clean our teeth.  Nowadays, there is a huge range of different dental care and dental health products that can help us rid our mouths of plaque and other bacteria build up.  However, people are still needing to visit their dentist on a regular basis, even more so than they should.  While Lavender Hill Dental Practice clearly would not want to stop you from visiting their practice, they do think it is important that all their customers follow the following tips and hints for good oral hygiene.
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