50% of Brits Not Happy with Their Smile

Post by: Gerarda on 24 Mar 2023

Did you know that half of British adults are unhappy with their smile, a fact from research commissioned by Straight Teeth Direct. This can be due to a number of factors, such as misaligned or discoloured teeth, gaps, or even missing teeth.

The good news is that dentistry offers a variety of solutions to help improve the look of your smile. One option is teeth whitening, which can help brighten stained or discoloured teeth. It is important to have your teeth cleaned before you bleach so you remove the stains first. You bleach the teeth, not the stains. Another option is orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign. While braces are more traditional and typically used for children, adults do use them, but usually don´t like to as they are so obvious in the mouth and take time to realign teeth and close gaps, up to 2 years or more. Invisalign on the other hand is a customized digital treatment plan in which a patient wears a set of aligners/trays that are changed every 1-2 weeks and the process can take as little as 6 months.

For those with missing teeth, dental implants or dentures both partial or full depending on if you have remaining teeth, can provide a natural-looking replacement. And if you have chipped or damaged teeth, dental bonding, composite restoration, veneers or crowns can help restore their appearance.

Improving your smile isn’t just about cosmetic benefits. It can also improve your overall dental health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean and reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth can prevent other teeth from shifting out of place, leading to occlusion problems / bite problems and even more dental and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues in the future.

If you’re unhappy with your smile, make a dental appointment to speak with your dentist about your options. With innovative dental techniques and technology, achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is even more possible than ever before.

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Posted on Friday 24th March 2023 at 12:45 pm

Oral Hygiene & Prevention of Tooth Decay

Post by: Gerarda on 07 Mar 2023

Oral hygiene is essential for preventing tooth decay. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily help to remove plaque and bacteria that over time can cause decay to develop. In addition to these daily habits, it is also important to schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Tooth decay, also known as cavities, is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and produces acid that can erode tooth enamel if not regularly removed. Brushing and flossing regularly can help remove plaque and prevent tooth decay.

Schedule a dental appointment today to check the status of your teeth.

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Posted on Tuesday 7th March 2023 at 3:57 pm

Things to Know About Dental Implants

Post by: Gerarda on 03 Mar 2023

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are an effective option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, or other reasons.

Key things to know about dental implants include:

They are made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that fuse with the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth.

Procedure is typically performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist and requires one or more surgical appointments.

Can support a variety of replacement teeth options, including single crowns, bridges and full or partial dentures.

Still need good oral hygiene and regular dental visits to ensure the long-term success of the implant.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on factors such as the type of implant used, number of implants needed, the type of replacement teeth, and diameter used.

Success rate of dental implant ranges from 93% to 98% depending on where in the mouth they are placed.

Look and feel like your own teeth.

It is important to consult with a dentist to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. Call Stockholm Dental Clinic today for your dental consultation.