Sedation dentistry now available at Beau Monde Dental Care.
Those of you who follow our Facebook page may have noticed a recent post noting that Dr Catherine Spalding is now able to administer sedation for nervous dental patents at our Bristol dental surgery.
Why is this such a good thing? Well, let’s take a look at some facts.
The reality is that more than a quarter of us in the UK are afraid of dental visits. This is understandable, and even many dentists don’t look forward to them.
Whilst most of us do go through with our appointments, however nervous we feel about them, for some, the levels of anxiety are high enough that they simply avoid them.
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Highly visible braces are now a thing of the past at Beau Monde Dental in Bristol
Many of us who can still remember the school dentist can also remember a few fellow pupils who suffered the indignity of having to wear dental braces.
Back then, these were highly visible and could result in embarrassment and, on occasions, even bullying.
Whilst their use was to benefit the wearer in the long term, by straightening out crooked and uneven teeth; for many people, any positive effects were negated by the experiences they suffered whilst wearing them.
Whilst there are still probably many people in the Bristol area who can recall this type of dental brace, things have certainly changed since then and, at Beau Monde Dental Care, we are now able to offer one of the most popular of the new range of modern adult orthodontics to our patents; the Six Months Smiles cosmetic braces system.
In fact, we are a recognised provider of this product and, as such, you can be assured of top quality care when it comes to straightening your teeth.
Why Six Months?
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A Bristol dentist offers their perspective.
Sometimes it can seem as though the world is a smaller place. Most of us, for example, no longer buy our books from a local bookshop, but, instead, go online to order them.
Thankfully, technology has got a very long way to go before you can have your dental procedures done online, and most of us still prefer to use a dentist in our own locality rather than travel.
With the emphasis on ‘choice’ these days though; is this a good idea or not?
One of the main factors for people using a dentist near to where they live, or work, is simply convenience. This is understandable as most of us are ‘time poor’ these days, juggling a job with our family duties and social life.
This alone though should not be sufficient reason for choosing a dentist, however important it is to you.
Your dental care should be your main focus of concern and you should always choose a dentist that you feel happy with.
Our Bristol dental practice
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What to do when discolouration of the teeth is significant?
There was a time when smoking forty cigarettes a day was considered pretty much normal. Of course, at this time, the full negative effects on people’s health was only beginning to be understood.
Over time though, with more health information being widely available and with the cost of cigarettes become very expensive indeed, more and more people have stopped smoking.
Having smoked for some time though does leave a legacy and the unfortunate ones may still suffer some health problems caused by their former habit.
Nearly all though who smoked on a regular basis, will have one unpleasant side effect that lingers and that is a case of ‘smokers teeth’.
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Changing our habits will lead to healthier teeth and gums.
When we are young, we have a tendency, perhaps, to think of ourselves as invulnerable and permanent. It is only as we get older that we start to realise that this is not true and that our bodies do not recover as quickly as they once did.
By this time though, many of our lifestyle choices have been determined by our younger years, and, often continue throughout our lives unless we make an active decision to change them.
Generally speaking, few people actually take up smoking in their middle age. This is something that probably starts from peer pressure when younger, but, as we now know, nicotine is highly addictive and can make stopping smoking a very difficult thing to do.
As your local Bristol dentists, we may not be able to help you stop smoking but we can point out the dangers to your oral health should you continue.
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Avoiding wrinkles and crow’s feet with facial aesthetics from Beau Monde Dental Care.
However much we pretend that it will not happen; the reality is that we all get older. Often we find ourselves looking in the mirror, seeing an older person than we actually feel looking back at us.
Whereas once, forty was considered to be ‘middle aged’; for many people nowadays, this is still an age when we are free to live a busy social life, especially if our children are grown up or old enough to be independent.
However young we feel though, the likelihood is that we will have gained a few lines and wrinkles, over the years, which tend to give away our true age.
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How different parts of the tooth can be compromised in different ways.
A tooth is essentially made up of three parts; the enamel, the dentin and the pulp. Each of these are susceptible to different dental problems and we discuss these and the corrective treatments that we provide at our convenient Bristol dentists below.
The enamel of the tooth is the hard exterior, or the shell if you prefer. It is, in effect, the protector of the more sensitive parts of the tooth and, as such, it is important to keep it strong and healthy. Provided this is done, the chances of other dental issues occurring is reduced.
Cleaning and flossing the teeth are important and failure to do so may cause the enamel to decay. When this happens, it may break off and leave the inner parts of the tooth exposed and open to infection.
At Beau Monde Dental Care, we repair any teeth that have decay by removing the decayed part of the tooth and filling this with a strong tooth coloured filling which will help to protect the tooth. The use of tooth coloured fillings, rather than amalgam, also leaves the teeth looking natural.
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An effective teeth whitening system available from our Bristol dentists.
At Beau Monde Dental Care, one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening. Because it is fast acting and non invasive, it is often the first choice of dental patients from Bristol who are looking to improve their smile.
Currently, there are two main methods of performing this procedure. The first of which is done within our Bristol dental practice where we use the Wy10 procedure.
This procedure takes just one hour and is very fast acting. Whilst, for many people, this procedure alone is highly effective, ongoing home whitening combined with the ‘in-practice’ treatment can achieve optimal results.
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Its causes and why it should not be ignored.
Although the nerves of a tooth make up just a tiny part of our body; when they become inflamed or infected, the pain caused can sometimes seem to completely consume us.
When dental pain is significant, even those with a fear of visiting the dentist are likely to go. When the discomfort is less though, it can be tempting to simply take painkillers and hope that it will go away.
Even minor pain though is likely to indicate a problem that needs to be dealt with and, by making an appointment to see one of our Bristol dentists at Beau Monde Dental Care, not only will we be able to treat you quickly, thereby alleviating the pain; but are also likely to prevent further damage being done to the tooth.
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Teeth sensitivity – dental challenges during Winter.
Although we should probably be prepared for it, Winter still sometimes seems to be a bit of a surprise when it arrives.
Whilst most of us will wrap up and get through winter without too many problems, it is a time when we notice a rise in patients visiting our Bristol dental practice due to the effects of the cold weather.
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