In the media and in day to day life, more people are choosing to alter the appearance of their teeth. Part of this is the influence of celebrities – everyone is in competition with each other to have better teeth. Natural teeth are getting less natural and veneers are getting bigger. In the celebrity world, it really has gone a little bit too far. But for most people, it is a really positive thing that cosmetic dentistry is now so widely available.
You will no longer have to rely on a few private dental practices to find good quality cosmetic procedures. There are plenty of dentists and orthodontist offering cosmetic treatments, which is also making it more affordable and adding to the growing popularity. If you have always worried about the appearance of your teeth, now is the time to do something about it. Book a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist.
Tooth whitening treatments are accessible and popular. They are offered in numerous dental clinics across the UK, making the easy to find in most areas of the country. For people thinking about teeth whitening treatments, here are some points to consider:
- Always have your teeth whitened professionally. You can buy kits to use at home but for someone inexperienced, you could end up doing a lot of damage. Consult with a professional first.
- Decide on a sensible shade of white. Something too bright will look very unnatural. It’s best to go for something a little less white that will appear natural and will be easier to maintain.
- Think about how you will look after you teeth. You may be able to take some steps to help improve the colour of your teeth without a whitening treatment. Try certain types of toothpaste and always use an electric toothbrush. Floss twice a day as well.
In order to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy, you should visit a dentist on a regular basis. Usually, most people will see their dentist for a check up once a year and it may be more often than this if you have been experiencing problems with your teeth.
You should also consider visiting your dentist in the following situations:
- You have persistent toothache that won’t go away. This could be an early sign of something like an abscess. It could also indicate that you need a filling.
- Your teeth have suddenly become more sensitive. The solution could be as simple as changing your toothpaste but it is best to have a dental examination in case you do need a filling.
- Your gums are sore or bleeding when you brush. See and dentist and they may recommend you then see a dental hygienist who can clean thoroughly up into your gums.
Dental implants are a good option if you want a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Dentures can work as a temporary measure but if you need something that you don’t have to remove and clean, you may want to consider implants. They will look the same as your other teeth and will be fitted onto a metal pole, making them strong and permanent. This makes them a particularly good option for people who still have a lot of their own teeth.
Implants can be costly to have so make sure you know about all of the costs. You will also need to visit a dental hygienist more regularly to keep them clean and healthy. Speak to a private dentist and find out what the cost implications are. You my be able to get a dental plan and pay for your implants over time. They can go over the treatment and explain how implants are fitted.
A private dentist can be a great decision for patients of all ages. They can cater for a variety of requirements, making them more versatile and well rounded than NHS dentists. All dentists are going to be highly qualified and able to deal with a variety of dental problems but only a private dental practice will be able to offer certain treatments.
Privates dentists can off a wide range of cosmetic treatments to help make you feel better about your teeth and your smile. You can take advantage of treatments like tooth whitening, tooth straightening, veneers and implants. This can improve your confidence and help you to like your smile once again.
Of course, treatments like this will come at a price and you will have to be able to fund it all yourself. If it is something you have been considering for a long time though, you should go in for a dental consultation.