Cosmetic Dentistry

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Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid that helps to whiten teeth. Apples, celery and carrots help to promote saliva production which helps to clean the mouth. Occasionally, brushing your teeth with baking soda or using toothpaste that contains the mild abrasive removes plaque build-up. Dairy products contain lactic acid that helps protect the teeth against decay. Hard cheeses are best for tooth-whitening because they help to remove food particles.

To keep the implants healthy, all that is required is brushing and flossing regularly and effective overall maintenance of oral hygiene. With correct care, the implants are able to last for years. It is important to visit Somerset Dental care regularly to ensure that the implants are healing well and that there are no complications.

Food and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine and certain fruits and vegetables. Chewing tobacco and smoking cigarettes lead to stains and discolouration.  Poor dental hygiene as well as not brushing or flossing can have an affect the appearance of teeth. Certain medications are shown to also have a negative effect on the brightness of the teeth such as high blood pressure medication.

When determining whether or not a cosmetic dentist is good or not you should find out what kind of qualifications and experience they have with the area of treatment you need. Not all dentists are able to perform cosmetic dental operations on their own and often need to bring in other dental specialists like endodontists and orthodontists for designing and performing the procedure. Asking them for examples of their work, such as before and after images as well as explanations of these procedures will help you gauge whether or not they are the cosmetic dentist for you.

Teeth will naturally become discoloured over time. Ageing is an unavoidable factor in your teeth becoming discoloured as they will lose their shine and have their enamel weaken. The use of tobacco products, especially smoking, will discolour your teeth more quickly and severely. And one of the most common causes for discoloured teeth is drinking tea or coffee. Consuming berries, beets or wine (which contain a dark pigment) will have the same effect. Other causes for discoloured teeth include certain medications, such as antibiotics (especially in children and teenagers) and consuming too much fluoride at any given point in your life. Examples of solutions for this are teeth whitening treatments and veneers.

Veneers are not the only option available to you for modifying your smile. You need to book an appointment with your dentist, and during your consultation, they will be able to advise you on the best course of action for you to get the smile that you desire. They will carefully consider what you want and perform a thorough examination of your mouth before they suggest the options you have and what treatments and procedures you will require in order to achieve your ideal results. Having your smile adjusted may include having crowns or veneers fitted, your teeth whitened, and gingival sculpting, or a combination of those procedures amongst others.