If you are a regular visitor to the dentist or just hear / read things in the media generally, you will know that fizzy drinks are not recommended by dentists for promoting good oral health. Whilst many people are aware of this, do you actually know why this is so, or some of the consequences? In our latest blog post we’ll try and explain this a little more clearly, so you know where we get our facts from to come to this conclusion.
Fillings are amongst one of the most common dental procedures carried out. If you have reached adulthood or beyond without needing a filling, then you have done very well. As it is perceived that children become unhealthier and standards of diets are slipping, more children and getting tooth decay at a younger age and we are seeing a greater need in the amount of young people needing fillings.
Gum disease is a serious problem which affects a large part of the population to some extent. Gum disease can lead to serious problems for the mouth and teeth but also a person’s health generally. In our latest article, we’ll take a closer look at gum disease and what can be done to prevent it.
Over the past decade, cosmetic dental treatments have increased in popularity and are becoming more and more common.
Improving your smile comes with a lot of benefits; not only will it make you look more attractive but it will also help enhance your self-confidence. First impressions are everything so if you are proud of the smile you have and greet people with confidence and a smile, this will only help improve your personal skills too.
There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments to look into if you want to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, here are some of the most popular:
As soon as your child starts getting teeth it’s important to take care of them so that your child develops good oral hygiene habits from the start and that no nasty dental issues occur throughout their childhood.
Your child’s teeth are important to their health as well as aiding them with eating and talking, but explaining this to a child can be difficult. Children want to run and play, so may be reluctant to take time out of their day to brush their teeth. The best way to help your children take care of their teeth is to make it enjoyable for them and feel like less of a chore. Here are some ways you can encourage your children to take care of their teeth:
Create a dental hygiene calendar where your child gets a sticker every morning and evening for brushing their teeth
Let your child choose the colour and design/character on their own toothbrush
Let your child choose their favourite flavour of toothpaste
Read child friendly material about dental hygiene to make it fun
Reward children with a sticker, healthy treat or an hour of their favourite TV show
Arrange to do something your child enjoys after a trip to the dentist
When considering wrinkle removal treatment, it is important to go to an experienced practitioner who is medically trained in the facial anatomy.
Depending on the amount of areas being treated, a Botox appointment can be done in as little as 15 minutes, so yes it can be all done in your lunch break. And the bonus is with no down time no one in the office will ever know!
During the wrinkle removal treatment consultation, we will discuss and assess your needs with you. Once the facial anatomy is assessed, the treatment areas are disinfected, and the Botox is injected at several points. Overall there is mild discomfort for a few seconds and a numbing cream can be used prior to this as required.
The results of the Botox can be seen 2 weeks post treatment and typically last 3-6 months depending on the client.
Side effects may be associated with the injection (bruising, redness, pain, burning, stinging, swelling). If present, they generally occur immediately after the injection and although temporary they can last for the first few days. Most patients do not experience any side effects. Other side effects can include: headaches, drooping of the eyelid, skin redness, local muscle weakness and facial pain.
If you are unsure about the wrinkle removal treatments or how effective they will be for you, we would advise you to book for a FREE consultation where we will talk you through your concerns and can advise you on what to expect.
You can also read more about the wrinkle removal treatments we offer on our website.
Below are some recent examples of patients who have had Botox wrinkle removal treatment with Dr Aneka Khaira to relax their forehead lines. After all, a little Botox didn’t hurt anyone?