One part of the human body that takes a lot of punishment are the teeth. Over time your diet, physical activities and just general wear and tear from brushing, eating and stress can start to manifest itself in the form of chips, cracks, cavities or loose teeth. While this may sound like a smile destroyer, dental implants can help solve a number of these problems. Here’s a little background information on how your NHS dentist in Oxford can restore your smile with implants. What are dental implants? For those not familiar with them, dental implants are essentially artificial teeth that are inserted beneath your gum line and into your jawbone using a surrogate tooth root. The teeth are held in place with a titanium screw that is embedded into the bone and over time this little pocket should start to heal back over again to provide a sturdy base for the tooth. When are they used to replace teeth? Your NHS dentist in Oxford may recommend this treatment for a number of reasons, here are just a few. If you have a tooth that has become filled with cavities or the soft pulp inside is infected and it’s putting your gums or the surrounding teeth at risk, then it may be replaced with a prosthetic one. Or if a tooth has become badly cracked, damaged or somehow knocked out and we can’t put it back in, then an implant may be a reasonable solution. An implanted prosthetic tooth may also be used as a method of strengthening your remaining natural teeth, by filling in any gaps in your gum...
Gum disease is something that we all dread, it opens the door to infection, inflammation and the dreaded gingivitis. The main cause of this is simply not keeping up a good oral healthcare routine, as over time a lack of proper maintenance can cause plaque and tartar to form which in turn leads to decay, cavities and infections setting in. That is why we’ve come up with a few pieces of advice, courtesy of your NHS dentist in Oxford, on some simple changes you can make to lower your risk of gum disease setting in. Brush regularly The first top tip from our NHS dentist in Oxford is pretty basic, just brush as often as you can. Ideally you should be giving your teeth a good clean at least once or twice a day, preferably once in the morning and then again before bed. Regularly brushing your teeth allows you to clear out any food particles, bacteria and plaque that can start to form throughout the day or whilst you are sleeping in bed. These are the main causes of gum disease, so removing them as often as you can is your greatest shot at keeping those gums healthy. Floss often Another helpful tip from our team is to floss between your teeth after every brushing session. There are unfortunately going to be small pieces of food and plaque that you might miss, but running a strip of dental floss through your teeth can help clear out those stubborn cavity causers. At Studental our team can provide helpful advice on the proper way to floss and how you can...
Braces may seem like they are primarily for younger patients, but did you know that they provide a number of oral health benefits for adults too? Using modern dental technology our team at Studental is able to craft a customised plastic brace that is transparent, easy to clean and will help you get that straight smile you deserve. Here’s how our team at your dental practice can use invisible braces to save your smile. How they differ from normal braces As we all know a traditional set of braces features a standard bracket and wire setup that’s attached to your teeth via an adhesive and once it’s in place it can’t be removed until the allocated treatment time is over. Where the invisible braces differ is that they can be taken out whenever you need, such as when you are eating a meal, brushing your teeth or giving them a good clean. The braces are made from a see-through, plastic material that can be easily wiped down and the transparent nature of the material renders them almost invisible. Each brace is custom moulded by your NHS Dentist in Oxford to fit your mouth and the goal of this aligner is to exert pressure on key points of your teeth to slowly and gently turn them into a much straighter position. Is the process painful? A common question faced by an NHS Dentist in Oxford is whether a treatment, one of our patients is going to go through, will be painful. In the case of invisible braces there isn’t really any discomfort involved in the initial stages, as we are...
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
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