The key focus of all Denplan Plans is to ensure that patients receive the best possible preventative dental care, to enable them to keep their own teeth for as long as possible.
We are delighted to announce that from Thursday 20th November we will have a new hygienist, Hannah starting at the practice to help reduce the long wait times we have been experiencing for hygienist appointments. Hannah has been a dental nurse for a number of years and has recently qualified as a hygienist.
We hope that bringing in another dedicated hygienist to our practice will help to support our preventive approach to oral health. By maintaining a healthier mouth between appointments and visiting your dental team regularly, you can reduce the potential for more expensive invasive dental treatments in the long run.
Bad breath is a common problem that affects a wide number of people every year. There are many different causes, but persistent bad breath is normally caused by the gases which are emitted from bacteria that live on our teeth and gums. Food caught in between teeth will also give off an unpleasant smell as it starts to decay. Not only can the smell be a problem but if left untreated this can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and in the worst case can lead to teeth needing to be extracted.
If you are a fan of strong foods such as garlic, coffee and onions this can further exacerbate the problem, as can smoking. Some medication may also cause short term bad breath.
Over the past few years there has been a large increase in the number of people turning to dental implants to help fill gaps caused by missing teeth. They are a safe, long lasting restoration and are currently the closest possible restoration to having your natural teeth back.
The time has come another broken tooth has had to be removed and now you are faced with one to many gaps for comfort.
This week we look at the advantages and disadvantages of dentures to help you decide if they are the right option to help fill the gaps caused by missing teeth.