One of the first things you notice about that ‘winning smile’, those movie-star pearly whites, is just that – the pearly white colour. Having a perfect set of teeth means very little if they’re yellowed and stained – but at Advanced Dentistry, we’re here to help.
Your teeth can become discoloured because of one of many factors, or a combination. Certain food and drinks, including tea, coffee, cola and alcohol can have this effect for instance – although usually in this case any discolouring is only temporary, prolonged exposure can be problematic, especially in combination with other causal factors. Smoking and using other tobacco products has a similar but stronger effect – many of us are familiar with ‘the nicotine smile’.
How many times a day do you brush your teeth? Or is it a case of how many times a week? What about flossing? Adequate dental hygiene can keep the effects of staining foods at bay and reduce the effects of smoking, as well as reducing the impact of natural causes.
Here at Windsor Advanced Dentistry, we provide a range of dental services that are designed to provide aesthetic advances, while ensuring that optimum oral health is maintained. After all, it’s always better to make sure things last.
So in this week’s blog we want to help readers identify signs of tooth decay, so that you can get your teeth looked at.
Tooth decay can be a sign of underlying problems so it is potentially something you should not ignore, especially if you are overdue a consultation or appointment with the dentist.
One of the most identifiable signs of a need to visit your dentist is of course tooth decay. While toothache is a fairly obvious reason to visit a dentist, it is the start of that decay where no physical symptoms are present that mean you need to do something.
An actual toothache can be attributed to a cavity which means that damage has already been done. However, it’s important to note that this can be resolved with good dentistry and after care.
Cavities are the molars or incisors in your mouth that will lead to decay and if nothing is done, loss of teeth. This decay can occur on the crown of your teeth or between the gaps in your teeth. It’s cause is relatively simple as well. Lack of dental care and hygiene or perhaps less effort spent on cleaning teeth is usually the cause.
Worn out teeth are often the result of frequent and forceful pressure applied to the teeth. There are a variety factors that can be held accountable for this condition such as the grinding and clenching of the teeth (bruxism), aggressive brushing or tooth erosion caused by the consumption of food and beverages with high acid content, such as fizzy drinks or even fruit.
In order to effectively treat worn out teeth in patients, the cause needs to be determined and then an appropriate treatment procedure can be implemented. Here at Advanced Dentistry we consider a number of solutions, which may include:
Veneer treatment is commonly rendered the best solution. They can be used to improve the shape and colour of worn out teeth. Veneers also help to restore worn out teeth so that they look effortlessly natural and healthy.