Month: January 2014

An Even Smile in Just Six Months in Bristol

Adult Orthodontics at Beau Monde Dental Care

The idea of dental braces has been around for a very long time and rudimentary versions of them have been found during archeological excavations from time to time. Needless to say, these are of a variety that we would now refuse to wear. In fact, braces from just twenty years ago were still relatively unsophisticated and unfortunately many of us now have  crooked teeth as a result of refusing to wear these “train track” versions as teenagers. This refusal is probably not surprising given the appearance of traditional dental braces, combined with the fact that our teen years are when most people are looking for their first relationships.

It is often the thought of these old-style braces which puts most of us off the idea of wearing orthodontic appliances, even as we get older. However, its not too late to straighten teeth in older people and, what’s more, there are now new styles of brace which are much more comfortable and discreet to wear.

Six Month Smiles

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Avoiding Gum Disease

Our Bristol dental team offers advice about caring for your gums

Gum disease, it is thought, is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss. This may come as a surprise to many people who, quite naturally, presume that the major cause is actual decay of the tooth itself. Gum disease though, is a progressive problem which, if detected early enough, can be treated very simply, sometimes purely by improving the cleaning regime and leaving no residual problems. If left though, it can even lead to periodontitis, where the bone that holds the teeth in place come under attack, threatening the teeth themselves.

We will cover the available treatments in a future blog, but, as prevention is better than cure, we felt that it would be useful to suggest ways in which gum disease can be avoided in the first place.

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Facial Aesthetics Now Available At Beau Monde Dental Care

Facial aesthetics complementing quality oral healthcare at your local Bristol dentist

Most of us would probably claim to clean our teeth at least twice a day and consider that we look after our teeth fairly well on the whole. The majority of us visit  a local Bristol dentist on a regular basis to keep on top of any problems that may, if left untreated, escalate into more significant problems such as gum disease.

This is certainly to be commended although there may still be room for some improvement. At Beau Monde Dental Care in Bristol, we advise our patients to try using a timer when they brush their teeth, ensuring that they brush for the full two minutes. Many patients express surprise at how long this feels when it is actually being timed.

Another top tip for your dental care is to make sure that you floss your teeth to remove the debris that becomes trapped between your teeth and which can lead to decay or gum disease. We appreciate that some people do find this difficult but, generally, practice makes perfect and after doing this for a while, most people find it becomes second nature. There are also interdental sticks now available which some people prefer to use.

White and Bright

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