Dental Hygiene Services in Ealing by dentael dentist

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5 simple facts about gum disease …

Even though gum disease affects more than 45% of adults in the UK, a lot of people do not realise they have gum disease. In the early stages there may not be obvious signs such as painful or tender gums. Futhermore, the effects of gum disease (periodontal disease) are often underestimated and overlooked by many people. Uncontrolled gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other health issues.

Fact 1

Bleeding gums when tooth brushing are often a sign of early gum disease (gingivitis). Red or swollen gums are also a sign of gingivitis.

Healthy gums should be firm and not bleed when brushing, flossing or touching them.

At the early stage, symptoms can often be reversed  by professional cleaning and improving daily homecare routine.

Fact 2

It is important to clean in between teeth daily to maintain healthy gums. This is usually done by using floss or interdental brushes, as toothbrush bristles do not normally reach between teeth.

Fact 3

Inadequate oral hygiene is not the only way you can get gum disease. Although it is the most common cause of gum disease, there are other risk factors also. These include, smoking, stress, and hormonal changes. Also, some people are prone to gum disease due to genetics.

Fact 4

Gum disease is serious. Recent research has shown links between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and some cancers. It is understood people with gum disease may be more susceptible to other general health problems and vice versa.

Fact 5

Gum disease can be prevented and controlled. The best way to prevent gum disease is regular visits to the dentist for examinations and professional cleanings, along with good daily homecare.

At dentael we offer hygiene treatments by our experienced female dentist. Your teeth are professionally cleaned while assisted by our friendly dental nurse to ensure your comfort.

Bespoke homecare advice is given to help you take control of your dental health and maintain your smile. You are also given a free prevention pack to take away.

The most common hygiene treatments are a Routine Cleaning for £49, or an Intensive Cleaning from £87.


To benefit from our professional cleanings or other dental services … please call  020 8997 0006 or submit online appointment request form.

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Close gap between teeth without braces – Affordable cosmetic dentistry in Ealing by dentael dentist

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Close the Gap !

Want to improve your smile but avoid the time and cost of braces or veneers?
White direct composite restorations are often a simple, affordable alternative to braces and veneers.

Braces are usually expensive, can take take months or years to complete treatment, and often are visible when smiling. These are some of the reasons why many people avoid having braces.

However in certain situations such as gaps between teeth, Direct White Tooth Coloured Restorations/Fillings can be a simple, affordable alternative to braces. Results can often be achieved in one appointment.

The procedure involves adding white composite filling material to the tooth to change the tooth shape. It is a conservative and comfortable treatment option because the composite is bonded to the tooth thereby avoiding any cutting of the tooth. Prices are from around £400 to close the gap between the top front two teeth, making it a cost effective treatment choice instead of braces or veneers.


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Worn teeth – Treatments to repair and protect teeth – dentael dentist in Ealing

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Tooth wear … do you have it ?

A large portion of the population have some degree of tooth wear yet they are unaware of it.
How do I know if I have tooth wear ?

Often there are obvious signs of tooth wear, such as chipped teeth and changes in the tooth shape, or teeth appear yellower or darker in colour. There may be sensitivity to hot,cold or sweet. However sometimes the signs are not so obvious. These can be translucency or thinning of the edge of the front teeth, small dips in the biting surface of back teeth, or notches on the teeth near the gum line. Any of these signs indicate the protective outer enamel layer of the teeth has been damaged. Once the enamel has worn away it does not grow back.

What causes tooth wear ?

There are 3 main types of tooth wear – Erosion, Abrasion and Attrition. The outer hard enamel layer is worn away, and can lead to exposure of the inner softer dentine layer.

Erosion, sometimes known as Acid Wear, is commonly caused by acidic foods or drinks we consume in our diets, that dissolve away the tooth structure. A snacking culture along with demand of fresh fruit and juices/smoothies may have contributed to the increase in erosive tooth wear in recent times.
In certain patients, acid reflux may also be a cause.

Abrasion is caused by an object rubbed against the tooth surface, such as a toothbrush when brushing too hard, or an abrasive toothpaste.

Attrition occurs where teeth rub against each other such as a habit of grinding or clenching teeth.

How can I protect my teeth from the effects of tooth wear ?

During your dental check up with us, we check for tooth wear and advise accordingly. Treatments may vary from a prevention approach, to applying white fillings to protect damaged teeth from further damage. Once the outer enamel layer has worn away the inner dentine layer wears away at a quicker rate because it’s softer than the enamel. White fillings are a comfortable and conservative treatment option which allows placement of a protective covering whilst avoiding drilling the tooth. The white filling bonds to the underlying tooth structure. With white fillings starting from approximately £100 per tooth, they are a cost effective way to protect teeth from further damage and have the added benefit of improving your smile.

Custom made mouthguards are another cost effective treatment for protecting teeth from tooth wear. They are useful in situations where teeth have been worn due to a habit of grinding or clenching teeth, often known as Bruxism. At dentael, we provide custom made mouthguards at the affordable price from £95.

There are some homecare prevention methods you may use to help reduce your risks to tooth wear.

  1. Avoid acidic foods and drinks. If you are having them, try to limit the amount and frequency of them. Try to keep them to meal times.
  2. Avoid swishing fizzy drinks/ juices / smoothies inside your mouth.
  3. Avoid brushing your teeth after having acidic food or drink as the enamel is softer at this time.
  4. Brush your teeth using a soft/medium bristled toothbrush twice a day. Do not put too much pressure when brushing and avoid using an abrasive toothpaste.
  5. Use a daily fluoride alcohol-free mouthwash.
  6. Have regular dental checkups to keep your teeth healthy and looking good.
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To book your appointment and find out how we can help protect your teeth and improve your smile … please call  020 8997 0006 or submit online appointment request form.

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Tooth sensitivity – dentael, your local Ealing Dentist helping to give you relief.

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Are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold or sweet ?sensitive to cold drinks

 

What causes sensitive teeth ?

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As your local dentist we’re here to help you with your dental concerns. Teeth may be sensitive for a number of different reasons. Teeth are often sensitive when dentine is exposed.

Dentine is the layer of tooth structure under the outer enamel layer. It has channels(tubules) that go to the inner nerve part of the tooth.

Dentine is often exposed near the gum line, when the gums pull away from the teeth or when gum tissue is lost. Dentine can also become exposed if the outer enamel layer on teeth wears away.

Below are some factors that can contribute to sensitive teeth :

  • Tooth decay : This is a common cause of pain on hot, cold or sweet. Treatment may require a filling to be placed in the tooth.
  • Brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles will lead to gum recession and/or tooth wear.
  • Sugary and acidic foods and drinks : this can lead to erosion tooth wear by wearing away the enamel.
  • Teeth grinding : this can lead to the tooth surface wearing away.
  • Gum disease : this can lead to gum recession. ( the gums shrink back )
  • A cracked tooth or filling : A crack can run from the outer surface of the tooth towards the root and the inner part of the tooth.
  • Age :  Gums can naturally recede over time.
  • Teeth whitening : Some patients have sensitivity for a short time after teeth whitening.
 
Tips to help prevent sensitivity :
  • Visit your dentist to establish the cause of your sensitivity, so it is treated appropriately
  • Brush your teeth twice a day effectively using the correct toothbrush.
  • Clean in between your teeth using floss or interdental brushes to help prevent gum disease.
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks
  • Avoid stress as this can lead to a teeth grinding habit
  • If sensitivity is due to exposed dentine, using a sensitive toothpaste is likely to help. We let you know if this is suitable for you
  • Our dentist may apply de-sensitising paste on your teeth over a number of visits
  • Your may require a white filling to cover the exposed dentine. This is often a simple procedure.

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