How to prevent the early onset of discoloured teeth.
Having white teeth is easily taken for granted if we are fortunate enough to have them. As time goes by though, most people find that their teeth start to gradually darken. Whilst this is, to a large degree, due to ageing, there are still factors which may cause this to happen prematurely.
Cleaning our teeth alone is simply not enough to keep our teeth white and bright. Even using tooth whitening toothpastes will have little effect due to the tiny amount of the whitening ingredient which is allowed by law.
So, given that brushing alone, even with specialist toothpastes, won’t make much difference to the whiteness of your teeth (though brushing will certainly help to keep them healthy), how can we avoid our teeth discolouring prematurely?
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Tips to avoid dental damage and what to do when things go wrong!
As children, we never think, even for a second, that we may one day lose some of our teeth permanently. Perhaps this is part of the joy of being a child, completely unaware that our actions have consequences.
As adults though, we can often look back and wish that we had taken good care of our teeth and cleaned and flossed regularly as well as not avoiding dental visits.
Generally, it should be said that, despite the increased consumption of sugar, most adults now are better educated as to how best to take care of their oral health and many do still have good teeth. At Beau Monde Dental Care we would like our patients to keep it that way too and offer the following advice on preventing damage to your teeth.
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What to do when a crown becomes detached.
Dental crowns are an excellent way to repair a broken tooth; this is especially so when the breakage is too large to be repaired through the use of a filling, whether this be a standard amalgam one or one of the white fillings which are available at our Bristol dental practice.
Dental crowns are usually fitted by one of two methods, depending on the integrity and size of the remaining natural tooth. In many cases, the remnant of the natural tooth will be shaped and prepared and the crown, which is produced at a dental laboratory, will then be attached to the tooth using strong dental cement.
In cases where there is insufficient natural tooth left for this method to be successful, a post is usually placed into the tooth and the crown will then be attached to this. Usually, either of these methods will provide the patient with a strong tooth; however there are occasions when these do become detached, for example biting something hard unexpectedly, or even a sporting accident can cause the crown to become detached.
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