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At the minimum, you should see a dentist for a check-up and dental clean twice per year. You may need to have more frequent visits if you are struggling with a dental health problem like gum disease or heavy tartar build-up.
X-rays are very important to diagnosing your dental problems and planning safe treatment. This kind of imaging is the only way a dentist can see into your tooth without cutting it open. When you have a dental checkup, your dentist will let you know if you are due for a new set of X-rays.
Advanced tooth decay can make your teeth sensitive to temperature and sweets and may present as brown, grey, or yellow stains on your teeth. A throbbing toothache is also a sure sign that your tooth may need repair. But early tooth decay does not cause such noticeable symptoms. In most cases, you will not know that you need a filling unless the dentist notices one on a dental X-ray.
Those tight spaces between your teeth trap food debris and bacterial waste in places that a regular toothbrush cannot reach. That debris forms every single day, and it has to be mechanically removed because it contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing is the only way to do that.
A dental implant is a tiny metal screw that fits into the place where a tooth used to be. One or more implants can replace teeth by supporting a dental bridge, a crown, or even a denture.
No, you will not feel any discomfort while getting dental implants. The implant site will be numbed with local anaesthetic. We can even provide you with some light dental sedation to ensure that you have the most relaxed treatment experience possible.
Dental implants represent a very cost-effective investment in your dental health because they have the potential to last a lifetime. You may end up saving more money by getting a dental implant one time rather than getting a new crown or denture every five to ten years for the rest of your life
The only way to find out whether implants are right for you is to book a consultation with an experienced implant dentist. We have two implant dentistshere at Allsopp Dental: Dr Jonathan Allsopp and Dr Mandeep Soorae.
Orthodontics refers to a branch of dental treatment that corrects tooth and jaw alignment. Orthodontic treatment includes the use of teeth-straightening appliances like metal braces, clear aligners, and retainers.
It is never too late to begin straightening your teeth. While it is easier to start orthodontic treatment in the teen years, adults of any age can experience the benefits of braces.
Having straight teeth is about more than looks, alone. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and thus have a lower risk of developing problems like tooth decay or gum disease. A well-aligned bite will also help you to chew and speak comfortably and prevent uneven tooth wear.
There are plenty of clear aligners that you could order online, but these are no substitute for the insight and expertise of a Specialist Orthodontist. Someone who is trained and certified in clear aligner orthodontics (and who knows you personally) will make the best recommendations for your care.
Tooth discolouration has a variety of causes. Your teeth may naturally be dark-coloured, or they could be yellow due to smoking, plaque accumulation or dark-coloured foods in your diet.
When you go to a dental professional for teeth bleaching, your chance of experiencing side-effects is very slim. Even though it is normal to experience some mild tooth sensitivity in the days after whitening your teeth, we take special precautions at Allsopp Dental to protect your gums during the treatment. We will also help you mitigate any sensitivity you may experience.
Most people can go from six months to two years between whitening treatments to maintain the colour of their smile. How long your teeth remain white mainly depends on your diet, oral hygiene, and lifestyle.
Teeth whitening will not affect the colour of your current dental restorations. The colour of crowns is permanently fixed on the day they are made. It is best to bleach your teeth before getting dental work so that your new restorations can be made to match your smile.