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?
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.
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.
If your first thought regarding root canal treatment is that it’s unbearably painful, stick with us. You might be surprised. We’re going to explain to you everything you need to know about root canal treatment, what the signs are you might need it, and how to avoid needing it in the first place!
Dental implants are, understandably, a bit of an investment in both time and money for some patients. However, they’re also a reliable facet of modern dentistry. Tooth replacement has been a treatment practiced for years and literally centuries, but after all this time and development are dental implants worth it? Is it worth filling the gaps in your smile, and are dental implants necessary?
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to Invisalign open day on Saturday the 17th of November between 9-5pm.
On the day our dentist Dr Christian Pintado is offering a complimentary consultation on the Invisalign system. He will be able to fully assess your teeth and advise as how long the Invisalign treatment should take. The treatment could be anywhere from 3 months to 18 months, depending on the complexity.
We may be a dental practice full of impeccable dentists in South-West London, but we’re so much more than that too. We’re dental implant specialists, we’re dental hygienists, and we’re also trained in the administration of facial aesthetics. We’ve explored the fact that we offer dermal fillers in a previous blog post, which restore beautiful volume to areas of the face, and we also provide wrinkle relaxing injections. There’s one more thing we just have to mention though: we also provide an impeccable skin treatment called Dermaroller. Discover the benefits of Dermaroller, and what the treatment actually is.
If you are what you eat, then so are your teeth! There’s so much more to effective dental hygiene and white teeth than just brushing, flossing, and professional treatments. These are great, but it’s important to carry forwards the same effort we put into your teeth yourself by maintaining proper at-home care. This means watching what you introduce your teeth to in the forms of food and drink, because there are some heroes and villains when choosing what to snack on. We believe in sharing knowledge with our patients, so you can look after your teeth before any traumas occur, so you can enjoy a happy and healthy relationship with your teeth. These are the best and worst foods for white teeth! Read More…
Yes, dental phobia is very real. We know dental appointments aren’t the most fist-clenchingly exciting way to spend an hour, but there are plenty of people that actively avoid it because they’re scared. We understand this nervousness, we’ve dedicated a whole page to how we aim to make you more comfortable, but we’d also hate to think that people are missing out on essential dentistry. We want all of our patients to have tip-top dental health, so they can eat, smile, and talk with all of the confidence and comfortability in the world, which is why we make special provisions for those who are a little more nervous. At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, we support all manner of patients, nervous or not.
We’re not all naturally blessed with great shaped and coloured teeth. That’s just natural and simple biology, and a lot of the smiles we aspire to in the media have had some form of professional dentistry to aid their ascent. Stars like Demi Moore and Tom Cruise received have veneers, for example, with Moore even wearing a denture for some time due to losing her front teeth. We’re all human and all made individually, so sometimes we need a little helping hand to give us the teeth and the smile we’d really like. But how do veneers work?