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Coronavirus (COVID-19) : How can you manage toothache in Isolation? standard

If you are self isolating and avoiding going outside, the last thing you want to experience is toothache. Currently, our practice is open to see emergency patients but following current guidance, we would recommend that everyone, especially those over 70 or those at increased risk from Covid-19 due to underlying health conditions, to follow the social distancing measures. It is currently unclear when these social distancing measures will no longer be needed and therefore, if you are experiencing toothache, we would recommend to try a few of the following to manage the pain. If you have a swelling on your face or difficulty swallowing, please seek urgent medical attention by contacting the practice for an appointment or advice. Our phone lines ...

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What can I do about the discolouration of my teeth ? standard

Teeth staining comes from a variety of different sources. Most causes of tooth discoloration fall into two main categories: extrinsic and intrinsic stains. By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent teeth discoloration. What causes my teeth to stain? Extrinsic teeth stains: These are the stains on the outer surface of the teeth – the enamel. Neglecting adequate brushing and flossing, and not going for regular dental cleanings can prevent the removal of stain-producing substances and lead to a build-up of plaque on teeth, resulting in discoloration. Although tooth enamel can be easily stained by the pigmentation in what we consume, these stains can typically be removed or corrected. Intrinsic teeth stains: Intrinsic staining of ...

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Top tips for a tooth-friendly Easter standard

With Easter soon approaching and the Cadbury’s crème eggs back on the shelves, our chocolate temptations can get the better of us. With the broad range of sugary treats on display, it can be damaging for our teeth, especially for children. To help you and your family his Easter, our Team at Heath Street Dental have come up with a few tips and tricks to maintain healthy teeth as well as indulge in the Easter binge Enjoy Easter treats as part of a meal, rather than nibbling throughout the day If you were to indulge in sugary foods, it is less damaging if you consume that whole chocolate bar in one sitting rather than nibble on it throughout the day. ...

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How braces work? standard

Ever dreamed of that perfect smile? Getting braces can improve aesthetic flaws as well as fix bigger problems that could affect you later in life too such as jaw alignment. There are a variety of treatments that can help straighten teeth, including braces and retainers. Braces aim to apply pressure to the teeth to encourage them to move into the correct position inside the mouth. The first step comes from making the decision to book an appointment with a dentist or orthodontists (orthodontists specialise in correcting the alignment of teeth) either via email, over the phone or in person. We aim to fit consultations around your schedule, answering all provisional questions about the consultation to ensure the procedure is stress free ...

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How can smoking affect my oral health? standard

Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer. Let’s talk about this! Tooth staining: One of the effects of smoking is staining on the teeth due to the nicotine and tar in the tobacco. It can make your teeth yellow in a very short time. For this we often recommend thorough cleaning and to keep a closer check on the health of your mouth Gum disease: Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing are a common symptom of gingivitis but, because nicotine restricts the blood flow to the gums, smokers may not experience this early warning signs of gum disease. ...

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How can I maintain healthy teeth? standard

Our teeth have such an important role to play in our lives. They help us chew and digest food, they help us to talk and speak clearly and they also give our face its shape. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. At Heath Street Dental, we believe in always aiming to preserve the teeth and extend the longevity of tooth tissue. Here are our tips on maintaining healthy teeth! Tip 1: Brush at least twice a day. The best time to brush teeth is after meals. We recommend using a small soft toothbrush-something that has better access to the back teeth and gentle on the gums. ...

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Do you want whiter teeth? standard

You’re not alone. In recent years, teeth whitening procedures have become a commonplace procedure as more and more people visit their dentist to obtain home whitening kits or whiten their teeth trough ’chair-side’ procedures.   At Heath Street Dental, we offer Zoom Whitening and Enlighten Whitening. With Enlighten, we can provide both home whitening and chair-side whitening, allowing you to have an effective combination treatment tailored to your liking. Zoom whitening is done from the comfort of home, with the dentist supervising you through the process, allowing you to whiten your teeth in a timeframe that suits you. Our team of Dentists can advise you on the most likely shade you can achieve after whitening and address any concerns or ...

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So, what is Invisalign? standard

Invisalign offers the world’s most advanced aligner system. They are orthodontic devices that are transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth. They help you achieve the straightest, clearest smile while being as discreet as possible.   You are provided with a series of clear aligners that apply gentle and sustained pressure aiming to move and rotate the teeth. Your dentist works alongside these aligners, monitoring your progress and undertaking the necessary dental treatment. We ask you to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day for typically 12-18 months to achieve the best results.   Here are a few reasons we love Invisalign:   There’s not a metal bracket or wire in sight. Just virtually ...

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What It’s Really Like To Get Adult Braces standard

Braces will always be associated with awkward teenage years, but many people deal with metal braces and orthodontic treatments well into adulthood. We spoke to three real people about why they got adult braces and what it was really like. Braces will always be associated with awkward teenage years, but many people deal with metal braces, rubber bands and orthodontic treatments well into adulthood. There are many reasons why someone might need adult braces: those whose teeth relapsed after they didn’t wear their retainer, for instance, or those who weren’t able to afford them when they were younger. Getting adult braces can carry a certain amount of metal mouth stigma, but it’s more common than you would assume. We spoke ...

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