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A dentist’s warning about smoking

Published . Filed under Cosmetic dentistry, Crescent Lodge Dental Practice South West London.

Your dental health directly correlates to what comes into contact with your teeth and gums and how long its left to linger there. For example, when your teeth are coated in sugar and this is left uncleaned it forms plaque, and when tannins in coffee come into contact with your teeth they can stain. It’s not often that the harmfulness of smoking is viewed in relation to your dental health, but your dentist wants you to know that it is doing you a lot of harm.

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Are dental implants worth it?

Published . Filed under Dental Implants.

Dental implants have been known to last for 30 to 40 years. With some people, they could be expected to be a life-long proposition. If you can replace a missing tooth with a prosthesis that is fixed securely into the mouth and fits alongside your existing teeth, without anybody knowing it’s false, do you think it’s worth the trouble of having them fitted? Our dental implant patients have nothing but praise for them!

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Are dermal fillers temporary or permanent?

Published . Filed under Dermal Fillers.

Body image is a huge problem for a lot of people. In a survey by Psychology today, 40% of women and 29% of men said that how they believed their partner viewed their body had a huge impact on their body image. In an ideal world, many of us would wish we weren’t so sensitive when it came to our looks, but that doesn’t help how we feel.

As we age, we naturally become more sensitive about our looks. It’s difficult to embrace the changes to our appearance that maturing skin brings, when the media persists in equating beauty with youth. Luckily however, if you are of the mind that you’d like to turn back the clock on the ageing process in an aesthetic way, it’s perfectly possible and acceptable to do so. You can enjoy a rejuvenation and restoration of your former glory, giving you a boost to your confidence at the same time.

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How to maintain your teeth whitening results

Published . Filed under Teeth Whitening.

So, you’ve either opted for our in-clinic Philips Zoom! teeth whitening, or you’ve gone with our Opalescense home teeth whitening kit. Either way, a great choice! But now you’re enjoying your teeth whitening results, how do you maintain them and keep your teeth sparkling white for the longest time possible?

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How can you fix a broken tooth?

Published . Filed under Cosmetic dentistry.

A broken tooth, whether through accident or injury or a series of unfortunate events, isn’t the latest addition to your smile you were planning. Not only can they affect your confidence, but a broken tooth can expose the interior nerves and dentin that are super sensitive to breathing, chewing, and speaking. Ouch! How can you fix a broken tooth, and are there different ways of doing so?

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The benefits of Invisalign

Published . Filed under Invisalign.

If you’re looking for better career prospects, fixing your smile might be a good starting point. This might sound like a wacky fact made up by dentists, but in fact Forbes magazine is just one of many publications that has, in the past, stated that employers have confessed to having their opinions swayed by an attractive smile. Whether you’re looking to get hired or chosen for promotion, it seems that well-aligned teeth could help you achieve that. You might benefit from Invisalign…

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How we support nervous patients with dental phobia

Published . Filed under Nervous Patients.

A leading dentistry magazine has claimed that a third of people in the UK have neglected to make a dentist appointment out of a fear of dentists. Dental phobia is a very real phenomenon and one which we here at the Crescent Lodge Dental Practice do not take lightly. But what could missing dental appointments cost you in terms of your dental health?

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What is gum disease?

Published . Filed under Dental Hygiene.

Gum disease is experienced by most adults in the UK with differing levels of severity. It’s frustratingly preventable given the proper care and maintenance is carried out, but once it has developed its also surprisingly treatable. The symptoms of gum disease are easy to spot but often overlooked, and this is never a good thing. We’re here to shed some light on gum disease, its symptoms, and how to prevent it.

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Spot the signs of mouth cancer

Published . Filed under Dental Health.

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and as dental professionals we feel a responsibility to share with you how to keep yourself safe and informed. We don’t just look after your teeth and gums, but we also keep a keen eye out for any changes in your mouth. Mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and accounts for approximately 2% of the cancers diagnosed in the UK. Early detection is crucial to treating the disease, and it already has impressive survival odds at 9 out of 10 cases. However, for you to spot the changes in your mouth you first need to know what to spot, so we’re going to share with you what changes you should be looking out for.

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