Our NHS Dentist in Oxford will stress to you from day one how important it is to take care of your adult teeth. These are the only teeth you are going to have for the rest of your life, but with a good cleaning regime and regular visits to our dental practice you will increase your chances of maintaining strong and healthy teeth.
Many people often worry about tooth decay and gingivitis, but there is a vast range of other things that can affect how you feel about your smile. At Studental we offer treatments to both treat, and prevent, gingivitis and tooth decay as well as treatments that deal with more aesthetic aspects of the smile such as discolouration or chips.
A routine check-up will help to keep tooth decay at bay
We generally recommend that you see your NHS Dentist in Oxford for a routine check-up at least once or twice a year, but this can vary depending on your individual circumstances. Your practitioner will be able to advise you of this when you attend your appointment, and if you have any worries or questions, you will be able to address them.
At your routine examination your dental practitioner will carry out a full examination of your mouth. If you are suffering from a build-up of plaque or tartar, or your dental practitioner believes you are at risk of gingivitis or gum disease, they are likely to suggest that you see the hygienist so they can carry out a scale and polish to remove this hardened plaque.
Sometimes a tooth can become damaged and you may need a filling to prevent any additional damage from taking place. This is something that you will be able to find out at your routine check-up as well. Fillings can be metallic or tooth coloured, and protect the nerves of your tooth, enabling you to chew and speak with confidence.
Have you been feeling insecure about chips or staining?
Accidents can happen,, as we all know, and sometimes these accidents can unfortunately involve your teeth. At our NHS Dentist in Oxford we offer veneers, which are small pieces of porcelain that attach to the surfaces of your teeth. They are capable of making your teeth seem longer or wider depending on your needs, and can be used to disguise a chip in one tooth, or multiple teeth.
Veneers are tooth coloured and therefore uneasy for people to notice unless they are already aware that you have had treatment. When you have a whole set of veneers fitted it can make the overall shade of your teeth appear whiter, and will leave them looking straighter, too. If you have small gaps between your teeth that do not require braces then veneers could be used to eradicate the appearance of these gaps.
Depending on your lifestyle habits you may suffer from staining later on in life. If you smoke, drink alcohol or tea regularly, you are at higher risk of developing discolouration; however, there is a solution. Booking a consultation appointment with us at Studental will enable you to find out more about the teeth whitening treatments we have to offer. Teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular amongst adults who wish to improve the brightness and youthfulness of their smile.