COMMON DENTAL ISSUES AND HOW WE TREAT THEM

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We’re all likely to have some sort of dental issue at some point in our lives, but with the help and advice of a dentist you needn’t suffer. Whether your sensitive teeth are causing you problems or you’re simply unhappy with the look of your teeth, we’ve got the perfect dental treatment for you. At AP Smilecare, your dental health is our priority. That’s why we’re sharing the most common dental complaints in today’s blog and showing how a trip to the dentist can help.

TOOTH SENSITIVITY

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Tooth sensitivity is a problem experienced by many at some point or other. It can result in pain or discomfort when coming into contact with hot or cold food. There are many reasons why you might suffer – one cause being gum recession.

The AP Smilecare treatment:

At AP Smilecare, we help diagnose the problem and provide a solution. If your gums have recessed, we can advise on cleaning technique (including brushing and flossing). We can also recommend specialist toothpaste that help remove any discomfort or pain you might have. Problems like these are all covered in our general dentistry services.

TOOTH DECAY

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With the increase of sugary drinks and snacks on the market, tooth decay still remains one of the most common complaints. In fact, according to National Smile Month research, 31% of adults have tooth decay and 66% have visible plaque. Tooth decay occurs when plaque is allowed to build up on our teeth, often as a result of frequent sugar consumption and acid attacks.

The AP Smilecare treatment:

Our treatments vary, depending on how bad the problem is. We always advise all patients to cut down on sugary foods, brush twice daily and floss daily to minimise the risk of tooth decay. If the decay has progressed and become a problem, we will recommend a filling. Regular visits to our dental hygienist are also advised to prevent issues like decay becoming a long-term problem.

TEETH CROWDING

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It’s very unusual to have perfectly aligned teeth without having had orthodontic treatment. In fact, according to National Smith Month research, almost half the population are unhappy with the way their teeth look. Orthodontic treatment, including braces, is becoming more and more popular as we strive to achieve the perfect smile.

The AP Smilecare treatment:

At AP Smilecare, we offer a range of treatments to correct misaligned teeth. Our Same Day Smiles offer a quick fix. For those looking for a long-term solution, we recommend our Adult Braces. With many braces now invisible, age needn’t hold you back.

STAINED TEETH

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Over time, teeth can become discoloured and stained. Even though this is natural, many of us dream of a whiter brighter smile. According to National Smile Month research, almost two thirds of the population are unhappy with their discoloured teeth.

The AP Smilecare treatment:

Alongside all our usual dentistry services, we also offer cosmetic dentistry. One of our cosmetic treatments is teeth whitening, guaranteeing a whiter smile in days.

For more tips and advice, don’t forget to browse the rest of the topics on our blog. We’ve got all your dental needs and questions covered!

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Posted on: 14th Nov, 2016