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How do crooked teeth affect your dental health? standard

Crooked teeth are more than unsightly. They can cause serious dental problems, not to mention emotional issues.There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow crooked, overlapping, or twisted. Some mouths are too small for their teeth, which crowds the teeth and causes them to move. In other cases, a person’s upper and lower jaws aren’t thesame size or are not properly aligned. This can result in an overbite where there is excessive protrusion of the upper jaw, or an under bite where the lower jaw protrudes forward.Crooked teeth can also cause:Gum disease- Gum disease is a common ramification of crooked teeth. It develops when bacteria in our mouth forms into plaque.Excessive wear- Crowded bottom teeth often cause one or ...

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Caring for your teeth and braces standard

To get the best results from your orthodontic treatment, it’s vital that you keep your teeth clean and healthy. During your orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to dedicate a little more time to brushing your teeth – making sure you carefully brush around your brackets and between your wires.We recommend using interdental brushes to make sure you clean right up against the brackets of your brace and you can also use them to clean in between your teeth instead of floss.Ideally you should be giving your teeth a quick brush after every meal to remove any food debris, which could otherwise encourage decay. If it’s not practical to brush your teeth, the next best thing is to rinse your mouth with ...

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HOW TO straighten your teeth standard

Hey everyone! Here’s the first of our ‘HOW TO’ series: HOW TO straighten your teeth : Option 1 – Braces (Orthodontics) Braces are a proven method to straighten teeth. However, technology has now improved so that people no longer need to wear traditional ‘train track’ metal braces. With new aesthetic brace treatment, many adults are realising that it’s never too late to have straighter teeth! Our most popular braces in our Hampstead Orthodontic Practice include Invisalign, which are clear aligners and lingual braces, which attach behind the teeth. Both these options are virtually undetectable #Hampstead, #dentist, #orthodontist

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Start 2018 by putting your Best Smile Forward standard

Here are 5 tips to help you Eat for a #Beautiful #Smile Drink Tea: Black and green teas contain #antioxidants that prevent plaque from adhering to your teeth and help reduce your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. However, be aware; they can also stain your teeth! Drink fruit juices only at meal-times: when fruit is blended, sugars are released from the structures of the fruit that can cause decay and damage your teeth. Its best to drink smoothies & fruit juices at meal-times to reduce the frequency of sugar exposure to your teeth. Eat Kiwis: #Vitamin C associates positively with the health of your gum tissues. Kiwis, Guava and Strawberries are packed with #Vitamin C. Fill up on #Fibre: #Fibre has been known to counteract ...

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Ways to look after your teeth this Christmas standard

Make sure your teeth don’t suffer by following these steps:* Beware of the mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding- Mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding may satisfy millions of tummy’s after a delicious Christmas dinner, but one thing they do not satisfy is your teeth. They are all topped with dried fruit, which is high in sugar. These kind of food stick to your teeth and can cause the most damage, particularly if we’re gorging on them throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day. * Don’t ditch the routine- Teeth take a bit of a hammering, what with all the chocolates, sugary foods and drinks and the alcohol consumed over the festive period. Do remember to brush your teeth. * Say Cheese- Cheese is ...

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