Category: clinical

botox in herts

Our amazing offer on Botox® (3 areas for only £225) is spreading like wildfire.

In fact it is so popular that we had a dentist come in for treatment from another practice. she was impressed with the website and the before and after pictures. once here, she was amazed at the surroundings and care she received. She commented that she would definitely be coming back.

Call us on 01707 261367 to become wrinkle free.

Do you suffer from bleeding gums or bad breath?

These are often the early signs of gum disease also known as Gingivitis.

Gum disease if left untreated is a silent but progressive disease which can result in permanent bone loss around our individual teeth, which is known as Periodontal Disease.

5 common signs of Gum disease:

  1. Bleeding on brushing or flossing.
  2. Halitosis commonly known as bad breath.
  3. Gum recession.
  4. Hard yellow-creamy coloured deposits of tartar (scale /calculus)behind your lower front teeth.
  5. Loose or drifting teeth.

 

If any of the following medication or health issues effect you (shown on the list below) they could make you more susceptible to Gum Disease:

 

  1. Heart problems.
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Take medication for epilepsy or high blood pressure.
  4. Those on high doses of steroid medication.
  5. Those under going chemotherapy or radiology treatment.
  6. Pregnant women.
  7. Those who have suffered from a stroke.

 

Top tips to maintaining healthy gums:

  1. Use the correct toothbrush 2 x day. The toothbrush must be suitable for your mouth, as not everybody will benefit from the same toothbrush!
  2. Cleaning spaces/gaps between our teeth daily every evening with either dental floss or the right sized interdental brushes.
  3. Using the accurate techniques to remove plaque deposits(soft harmful bacteria) that stick to our teeth. Brushing and flossing is not always a set method, as some of us have more crowded teeth, dental bridges, crowns, bulky or uneven fillings and in some cases dental implants, often causing plaque and food traps in our mouth!
  4. Using a more specialised  mouthrinse or toothpaste that is formulated for bad breath or gum disease . Many retail mouthrinses and toothpaste’s will only disguise bad breath temporarily and are not strong enough to kill all the harmful bacteria present in our mouth, despite their claims!
  5. Visiting your Dentist every 6 months and Dental Hygienist every 3 to 6 months, on a regular basis is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain or improve your oral health. These are the Dental Experts who can give YOU tailor made advise to help maintain a healthy mouth and enhance your confidence and smile!

 

At aesthetics our Dentist and Senior Dental Hygienist are trained professional clinicians who carry out a detailed periodontal (gum) assessment and are skilled in the most advanced screening to determine the levels of bacteria and infection in your mouth. The capability they possess to keep your mouth infection-free goes far beyond a simple examination and scaling and polishing your teeth,

Regular Oral Health Assessments is your best insurance for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and against future tooth loss.

For further information on any of the above call us on 01707 261367

or visit  oral health

Which lines and wrinkles would you like to reduce?

We have many questions about reducing lines and wrinkles in the practice using BOTOX, so here are a few of the most common answers (we’ve also made a video of some of the results using BOTOX, it’s at the end of this post so please take a look):

Who does it treat?

Botox® can be used for any lines that are a result of facial expressions. The three main areas are:
  1. forehead
  2. frown lines
  3. lines around the eyes
It is also commonly used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms)

What problems does it solve?

Any lines that you are concerned with. It will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a more glowing appearance.

How can I get it?

Simply book an appointment with us for 30 minutes and strat the process of good ageing.

What other options are there to reduce lines?

If the lines are present at rest, then dermal fillers may be a better option. We offer a free consultation to determine what treatment would be best for you in terms of the results you wanted to achieve.

Does it hurt?

Not at all. The botox is given just under the skin. We have many needle phobic patients who have the treatment comfortably.

How much is treatment to remove my lines?

We are currently doing a special promotion for all 3 areas at £250.
For more information call us today on 01438 300111 or visit our Botox® webpage

childrens dental health

I celebrated my sons 4th birthday on Saturday. We organised a few of his friends and parents to celebrate this occasion. It was the first time I had met the parents. Once they found out I was a dentist the conversation ended up on their children’s dental health. There has been so much conflicting messages on what is good for the children, what toothpaste to use, etc. I decided to produce a fact sheet outlining good dental care for children:

What is the relationship between enamel, fluoride and good dental health?

Enamel, the hardest substance in the body, is the outermost layer of the tooth and protects the tooth from decay and cavities. Fluoride, a naturally occurring substance, can strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Some sources of fluoride that help prevent cavities are fluoridated drinking water, fluoride-containing toothpastes and fluoride mouthwashes. Your dental professional or physician may recommend or prescribe additional fluoride treatments for your child’s dental health. Be sure to follow his/her instructions. Too much fluoride can change the structure of tooth enamel, resulting in discolouration.

How do I take the fear out of the first dental visit?

Your child should visit a dental professional by age 1. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Before the visit, tell your child that someone will look at and clean his or her teeth. Allow the dentist and other members of the dental staff to introduce other dental health procedures. Your dental professional will examine your child’s mouth for early signs of cavities or other dental health problems. He or she will also tell you many of the things you’ll need to know about helping your child grow up free of cavities.

What types of toothpaste do children like?

A good way to encourage your child’s dental hygiene is by using pleasantly flavored fluoride toothpaste. The taste and appearance of toothpaste can make brushing a more enjoyable experience, so children are more likely to brush twice each day and brush for longer periods of time. Appropriate brushing can help prevent cavities, gum disease and other dental health issues. Children age 6 or less should brush twice a day using no more than a pea-sized dab of toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush to remove plaque and provide fluoride protection. Before age 2, children should not use toothpaste that contains fluoride.

What role does nutrition play in healthy dental development?

Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Many snacks that children eat can lead to the formation of cavities. Try to limit your child’s snacks. If your child must snack, choose nutritious foods such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese.

Inman Aligner in Hertfordshire

Straighten Teeth Fast with the New Inman Aligner

Did you once spend years undergoing painful orthodontic treatment and unsightly braces only to see your teeth slowly slip back to their former wonky ways? Are you one of many who are generally unhappy with the alignment of your teeth and longing for a beautiful, straight smile?

aesthetics is proud to introduce a new and leading edge cosmetic dentistry procedure that is taking the UK by storm – The Inman Aligner. This revolutionary concept sees protruding or crowded teeth transformed in a matter of weeks!

So how does it work?

The Inman Aligner is a clear plastic retainer with two spring loaded aligning bars that fit easily over the front four teeth. Unlike a regular brace, the Inman Aligner provides a constant gentle pressure on the teeth, easing them back into place far more quickly. 

Apart from its aesthetic benefits, the Inman Aligner is easy to use and can be inserted and removed at any time, allowing eating, brushing (and kissing) to continue as normal. Once teeth have moved to the desired position, a very discreet retainer holds them in place, so they remain in their new position.

During the first consultation, an impression is made of the teeth and in the second, teeth are smoothed to make room for movement and the aligner fitted.  For the duration of the treatment bi-weekly visits are required to review and adjust the aligner.

The Inman Aligner is priced from £1600. For further details, please visit Inman Aligner Hertfordshire.  To book an appointment please contact aesthetics on 01707 261367.

Who is allowed to carry out teeth whitening?

With so many people wanting a brighter and whiter smile, there has been a big increase in advertising and promoting this service. We have had a number of patients comparing our fees for teeth whitening to the local beauty salon down the road.

Only dental professionals are allowed to carry out teeth whitening and this is reinforced by the General Dental Council.

General Dental Council statement on tooth whitening

The practice of dentistry

The practice of dentistry is limited to GDC registrants. It is the Council’s view that applying materials and carrying out procedures designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth amounts to the practice of dentistry. So too does the giving of clinical advice about such procedures. Therefore all tooth whitening procedures, including bleach and laser treatment, are seen as the practice of dentistry by the General Dental Council. The carrying out of dentistry by non-registrants is a criminal offence and the Council will prosecute any persons undertaking this activity in appropriate cases.

Which GDC registrants can undertake tooth whitening?

Until recently, it was the Council’s position that only dentists could undertake tooth whitening. At the Council meeting in June 2008, it was decided that in addition to dentists being able to carry out tooth whitening, dental hygienists and dental therapists, on the prescription of a dentist, can carry out tooth whitening as an additional skill.
It has also been decided that dental nurses can, as an additional skill, take impressions and make bleaching trays to a dentist’s prescription.
Any registrant who undertakes work for which they are not sufficiently competent risks fitness to practise proceedings which may affect their registration.

I am all for competition, its makes us think about our own business and raises the standards for the public. In this instant, going for the cheaper option could have long term consequences. I remember my builder saying to me, ‘nothing cheap is good and nothing good is cheap’. Without a comprehensive examination and assessment of all the tooth structures, you will not know if teeth whitening is suitable for you, if it will achieve the desired result and if it will cause any sensitivity.

Why not look at the types of Professional Teeth Whitening we offer or call us on 01707 261367 for more information.

How would you like straighter teeth in 12 weeks?

Dentists have many ways of correcting misplaced or crooked teeth. One of the fastest trends is adult orthodontics. Many adults missed the boat when they were teenagers or were recommended braces but rebelled against them (images of Ugly Betty come to mind).

Normally you would have 2 options for adult orthodontics. One is Invisalign and the second is some type of fixed brace. However if you had mild crowding or only needed minor movements there was not much available in the marketplace. That is until now. The Inman Aligner is a clear removable appliance that can correct mild displacements. The great news it that in most cases this can only take 12 weeks.

At aesthetics we are one of the few dentists that are certified to carry out this treatment. More information on this technique can be found at Inman Hertfordshire. So what are you waiting for? Come in for a complimentary pre assessment to see if this option is possible in your case.

http://www.aesthetics-dentistry.com

01707 261367