How can the dentist in Chiswick improve the smile?
Here at Strand on the Green Dental Practice, we offer a wide choice of treatments that help our patients to get the smile they have always wanted. A person’s smile can have a significant impact on how confident they feel about their appearance, and this can affect all areas of their life from personal to climbing the career ladder. This is a guide from the dentist in Chiswick on how to get the best possible smile, including what can be done at home as well as treatments we can offer.
Cleaning at home
One of the easiest ways to help the teeth to look great is by keeping them scrupulously clean at home. This involves brushing thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste twice per day. Anyone who is in any doubt about their brushing technique should make an appointment with the dentist in Chiswick to get guidance on how best to do this. Flossing is important too and should be done once per day.
It is important to see the dentist or hygienist for a professional clean around every six months. This is because even with the most diligent brushing at home, there will still be some remnants of plaque that can cause damage to the teeth and gums. We can remove this and thus protect our oral health. Our scale and polish can also be very helpful in making the teeth look their best, as it can remove stains and make them look much whiter and brighter.
If stains from tea, coffee and red wine remain despite regular brushing at home and dentist cleans, then professional whitening may be the answer. Many people spend money on expensive kits that are sold in shops or online that come with the promise of whitening the teeth, but these often have little or no impact. There is also a risk of damage to the enamel of the teeth, and it is important to protect this in order to maintain good oral health. We offer professional whitening that is safe, does not compromise the integrity of the teeth and gums, and that gives great results.
Those patients who have teeth that are crooked, protruding or overcrowded may be worried about how they look, which can have a detrimental effect on their confidence. In addition, patients who have misaligned teeth are less likely to enjoy good oral health. This is because teeth that are not straight are much harder to clean. The result of this can be a buildup of food debris and plaque that the patient has not been able to reach with regular brushing. This can cause bad breath, cavities and gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment in the form of traditional braces, incognito braces or even Invisalign can be very helpful in allowing the patient to achieve the smile they want alongside good oral health. The most appropriate option is very much dependent on the individual, so making an appointment to discuss which braces are best is an important first step in getting that brilliant smile.