Time for a chechup at your local dentist in Liverpool St
The check up is our regular chance to make sure that your teeth are in perfect shape, and hopefully prevent any major problems before they occur.
At your initial dental check up you’ll meet your dentist and be able to discuss any questions and treatment options you have in mind. We’ll review your medical history and discuss any issues that may affect your treatment.
After this, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth checking all of your teeth and gums. We use the very latest dental technology including intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays so you can see exactly what the dentist sees, and ask any questions you may have. We aim to make this experience as interactive and informative as possible.
Fillings are a wonderfully effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay.
We use a number of different kinds of fillings, such as: composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, and porcelain fillings. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear; however, due to their colour they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable.
Finally, your dentist will discuss with you the dental treatment options available and provide you with a suggested dental treatment plan.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and thought ‘Hmmm, my teeth aren’t looking quite as good as they could’? If you have, we’re here to help.
Feeling unhappy about your teeth can really dent your confidence. Fortunately, there are a whole range of cosmetic dental treatments to get your teeth looking fantastic again. It could be as simple as a session of tooth whitening, or as involved as a full smile makeover.
Complexion, colouring and facial structure all play an important part when creating a bespoke, natural-looking smile that’s just right for you. Your local dentist in Liverpool St .So we use the latest computer imaging technology to determine the very best solutions, and can even show you the potential results before the work is done.
What do you do if you have a dental emergency over the holidays? We’ve gathered together our top 5 emergency dental FAQs – bookmark this page!
Whether you’ve got swollen gums or your child has chipped a tooth, a dental emergency can threaten to spoil Christmas for everyone. Don’t let it! We’re here to arm you with the information you need to take the situation in hand and do the right thing while getting the help you need.
Bitten down too hard on a kernel of fancy festive popcorn? The treatment of your chipped or fractured tooth will depend on the degree of its injury, but you should see a dentist straight away. Don’t worry, as it’s usually easy to restore a damaged tooth and we might even be able to do it in a single visit. Call us for an urgent appointment and, in the meantime, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods.
Did the battle over the turkey drumsticks come to fisticuffs? If a blow or fall knocks one or more of your teeth out, you should recover it and remove any dirt or debris by gently rinsing it. To protect the fibres on the root surface, avoid handling the root. Your tooth will have a better chance of survival if you can keep it in its socket until you can get emergency dental treatment. If that’s not possible, put it in a cup of milk. If the tooth is simply pushed out of place, don’t force it back into its socket, just apply light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place and call us immediately.
TOOTHACHE OR SWOLLEN GUMS
Are your teeth or gums causing you more pain than Uncle Nigel’s bad jokes? There are a number of reasons for toothache and swollen gums, but it’s most often down to infection. Painkillers may help you feel more comfortable but don’t rely on them instead of seeing the dentist, as they allow more time for the infection to spread. If the pain has become worse over time, use warm water or a specialist mouthwash to rinse your mouth. You may also choose to gently floss or use a waterpick to remove any food that might cause infection. Call us immediately so we can assess the cause and help solve the underlying problem.
LOST FILLING OR CROWN
Did your nan’s Christmas cake pull your crown off with it? At Christmas, the only crown we’d want you to be taking off is the paper kind. If eating sticky foods pulls one out, or loosens a filling, then you’ll need to come in and see us. A loose crown should be saved so we can re-cement it as soon as possible, as long as it hasn’t been damaged. If a filling falls out, remove it from your mouth to avoid swallowing or choking on it. You won’t need to save it as it will be replaced with a new one.
BITTEN LIP OR TONGUE
Biting your tongue over your granddad’s views on Brexit? Christmas banter can be treacherous! If you’re in pain after biting your lip or tongue by accident (or on purpose), apply a cold compress to the inside of your mouth to reduce the swelling. If you can’t stop the bleeding with a compress, and are losing blood, you may need to visit your closest A&E to get stitches. Call 111 for advice.
We hope you’ll have safe and happy Christmas and New Year celebrations, but if something does happen, then hopefully you’ll now have a better idea what to do. Bookmark this blog post and program our number into your phone for rapid reference. And share this with friends and family, so they can be prepared too!
How To Get The Best Dental Care in Liverpool St London
Many teeth-grinders aren’t even aware they’re doing it, and are baffled by what seem like unrelated symptoms in the daytime. Although 80% of teeth grinding happens at night, when you’re not even aware you’re doing it, the symptoms are present during the day.
Symptoms can include:
Headaches, especially in the morning,
Pain behind your eyes or in the sinus area,
Difficulty or pain opening your mouth, speaking and/or eating
Increased teeth sensitivity
What can you do?
If you experience any of the above symptoms it’s best to get checked out by your dentist. In the meantime, here are some self-help measures you can take to ease the pain:
Eat a soft diet to reduce the strain on your teeth and jaws (opt for soft foods that are easy to chew or that can be chopped, ground, mashed and pureed)<
Apply heat to the area by using a wheat bag heat pack or warmed gloves
Massage the area
Take a course of over-the-counter pain relief medication such as ibuprofen or paracetamol
Although difficult, try to de-stress as stress is a leading cause of bruxism
Why should you see a dentist to treat this?
Simply managing the symptoms won’t solve the underlying problem. Bruxism can lead to serious dental health issues such as worn or broken teeth requiring fillings or crowns, loose teeth (and even tooth loss), as well as further pain and discomfort that might not be as easily remedied.
What will we do?
To help stop you grinding your teeth we can consider pain-free, non-invasive treatment, during a dental consultation.
We will check your jaw joint, teeth and muscles.
We can create a mouth guard to be worn at night.
We will recommend an orthodontic solution if required
We can discuss any sources of stress that might be causing the bruxism and make recommendations to help you reduce anxiety.
Being told you’re a teeth grinder is often a surprise but it needn’t be a bad one. After all, it’s relatively easy to remedy, so if you have any doubts why not come in and let us check you out?