Taking positive steps
Here at Old Windsor, our dental practitioners are proud to see the levels of dental engagement and awareness steadily increasing across the board.
If the last year has taught us anything, it is the value of self-care and wellbeing. Our oral health ought to be treated with the same respect as all other aspects of health, and seeking out braces Windsor can be a great way of reducing the risk of periodontal disease and improving the visual aesthetics and appeal of your smile.
Why seek out braces Windsor?
Having teeth that are visibly out of shape or misaligned can severely impact a person’s self-esteem and cause them to continuously hide their smiles away, something which we are thoroughly concerned about here at Old Windsor.
In the past, those who required orthodontic treatments did not have that many options available to them other than conventional metal braces. These, while being practical, are not highly regarded for their impact on a patient’s appearance.
Nowadays, however, anyone looking for braces Windsor from us here at Old Windsor is spoilt for choice. We offer a range of orthodontic treatments, including cosmetic orthodontics, which are designed to have a minimal effect on how the patient looks and have become a massively popular option, particularly for younger patients.
What is Invisalign?
One very popular orthodontic treatment that we offer our patients here at Old Windsor is the Invisalign method. This is an alternative, cosmetic orthodontic treatment that does not use any attached brackets or wires as traditional braces would.
Instead, the Invisalign system purely uses a custom-made, plastic retainer to realign a patient’s teeth. Within each retainer’s interior, pressure points apply gentle force to the desired teeth over time and eventually push them together.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
As nothing is bonded to the patient’s teeth, the Invisalign method is commonly hailed as one of the most comfortable ways to correct minor misalignments.
Another great benefit to the Invisalign retainer system is that, as each retainer is constructed from thin, transparent plastic and because it is made to fit perfectly over the teeth, when the retainer is worn it becomes almost invisible.
This might explain why the Invisalign process has become one of the most popular orthodontic alignment methods across the world for teenagers and young adults.
How do I get cosmetic orthodontics?
If you feel that your smile could potentially benefit from Invisalign or any other form of cosmetic orthodontics, then make an appointment to speak with one of our experienced staff here at Old Windsor when you can.
By doing so, you can begin your path towards a healthier, straighter smile. Our expert orthodontists understand that no two smiles are identical, and as such, they adopt a uniquely individual approach to each new patient case they take on.
Taking action against crooked teeth can have a genuinely uplifting, positive impact on how you look and how you feel. Here at Old Windsor, we will go above and beyond to ensure that each patient who seeks orthodontic care from us achieves the smile they deserve, in the fastest time frame possible.
Helping you help yourself
At Old Windsor, we have been committed to providing Berkshire’s community with the highest level of dental care possible since we opened our doors in 1981.
Throughout our years of service, we have faced many changes and challenges and have always strived to persevere and provide our patients with the level of dental care and consideration that they deserve.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has, without a doubt, changed the face of life as we know it. Part of this change, we’ve noticed here at Old Windsor, is that sometimes patients have become lax in their oral health routines or brushing habits.
At Old Windsor, we firmly believe that educating and informing patients of all ages about the benefits of looking after their oral health Berkshire is key to helping our patients retain healthy smiles.
Anyone who feels that their oral health Berkshire has suffered due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions should contact us here at Old Windsor immediately, and let us get you back on the path towards a healthy smile.
What is a hygienist?
Those who are looking to improve their oral health Berkshire typically call upon the aid of our expert dental hygienist.
Rather than work responsively (i.e., dealing with problems after they have arisen), a dental hygienist focuses their services around preventive dentistry.
This also covers something as simple as offering tips and advice about brushing techniques, (as at Old Windsor, we believe you are never too old to learn new tricks) as well as more advanced services such as a ‘scale and polish’.
What is a scale and polish?
A scale and polish procedure is one of the best ways to restore oral health. It is a specifically designed two-stage cleaning process that aims to leave the patient’s teeth fresh and healthy and eliminate any build-ups of plaque or tartar.
Typically a scale and polish procedure from us here at Old Windsor goes as follows.
- An expert hygienist will assess your teeth and gum health through an examination. This will help identify if any signs of gum disease are evident and how much further treatment will be required.
- Following a preliminary examination, the hygienist will then use an ultrasound scraper, amongst other hand-held dentistry tools, to remove any build-ups or tartar, plaque, or potentially harmful food bacteria from the patient’s teeth. This greatly reduces the likelihood of gum problems developing, as any potentially dangerous elements are removed – even within the harder to reach areas at the back of your mouth.
- After the ‘scrape’ comes the ‘polish’. This is when a dental polishing tool is used to buffer and polish all throughout the patient’s mouth. This removes any dirt, plaque or residual bacterial from their teeth, as well as clears away any surface stains or marks they might have,
Once this has been completed, the patient’s teeth will then be restored to full health.
There is often a cleaner and visible difference in the aesthetics of a patient’s teeth when they have undergone a scale and polish similar to cosmetic dental whitening.
Anyone who feels they could benefit from a treatment such as this should speak to one of our staff here at Old Windsor and let us help restore your smile to its former glory.
Save on mints
At Old Windsor, we understand the problems that having bad breath Berkshire can present. While compulsory face masks and mints may help to keep your bad breath to yourself, they do not solve the problem at its root.
In these current times of unprecedented challenges, it has never been more vital to look after ourselves and others. While having bad breath Berkshire may not seem all that important at first, it can be an indicator that something serious is developing.
However, rather than fret, anyone who feels that their bad breath is causing them problems – both socially and healthwise – should contact us here at Old Windsor and let us bring the freshness back to your breath.
Causes of bad breath
Bad breath, or halitosis as it is sometimes called, is a very common problem that most adults experience at some point in their lives. While it can be embarrassing, it usually doesn’t require any more treatment than a stick of gum.
However, there may be some instances where consistent bad breath may be an indicator that something is wrong with your oral health. Below are some of the most commonly found reasons for bad breath Berkshire.
- Diet – Unsurprisingly, the food you eat can play a massive part in how your breath smells. Certain foods such as onions, garlic, and spices can cause bad breath and also eating excesses of sugary foods or sweets.
- Smoking – Tobacco products, such as cigarettes or cigars, can also cause bad breath as the tobacco smell often lingers. Smokers are also more likely to suffer from gum disease – which often causes bad breath.
- Bad oral hygiene – Failing to brush and floss your teeth regularly is another one of the most common causes of bad breath. When we eat, food particles remain on the surface of our teeth long after we have finished. If they are not removed through brushing, they develop into plaque (a sticky bacterial film). Plaque can irritate your teeth and gums and even cause periodontal disease to develop – which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
What can Old Windsor do for me?
While these causes may sound drastic, anyone who has bad breath needn’t worry. At Old Windsor, our expert dental hygienists are more than capable of restoring your teeth to full health.
One way they can achieve this is through a two-step process called a ‘scale and polish’ procedure. This is effectively a deep-clean of your mouth designed to remove any plaque and bacteria from anywhere it may have formed.
A scale and polish procedure from us usually takes three steps.
- Your gum and tooth health will be professionally assessed by a hygienist – to determine whether or not any gum disease is present and how much cleaning you require.
- They will then use hand-held dental tools alongside an ultrasound scraper to remove any build-ups or pockets of plaque, tartar, and bacteria – paying particular attention to any gaps between your teeth or gums.
- Following this comes the ‘polish’. This is when a professional dental polishing tool is used to shine and buffer the patient’s surface enamel throughout their mouths. This leaves their teeth visibly cleaner and fresher looking, and as healthy as they can be.
Anyone who feels that bad breath is negatively affecting their self-esteem or confidence should speak to our staff here at Old Windsor today, and let us clean away your troubles.
If your smile has been affected by the loss of a tooth due to an accident or injury, it is highly likely that you have been researching solutions on how to replace the tooth and restore your smile to what it once was. Luckily, at Old Windsor dental practice based in Windsor, we offer new and existing patients dental treatments and services to keep our patients’ teeth healthy and to prevent any dental issues. So if you are currently dealing with a missing tooth or teeth and are looking for a long-lasting solution, you may want to consider dental implants Windsor.
An insight into our practice, Old Windsor
Established in 1981, our practice Old Windsor aims to provide high quality routine and specialist services to our patients, including general dentistry, dental treatment for restoration and orthodontic treatments for both our child and adult patients. Not only have we invested in high quality equipment in order for our patients to have a comfortable experience with us, but we also ensure that we provide a friendly and warm atmosphere for all our visitors, as well as having access for the disabled and ensuring our practice is also wheelchair friendly.
What dental treatments do we offer at Old Windsor?
At Old Windsor dental practice our experienced team of dental professionals work together to provide dental services within the many areas of dentistry, including dental treatments for cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, inlays and onlays and porcelain veneers. We also provide services in preventive dentistry including mouth cancer screening and smoking cessation. For our patients who have missing teeth, at Old Windsor we offer our patients restorative dental treatments such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and as mentioned earlier, dental implants.
Dental implants Windsor
A long-lasting form of restorative dental treatment, dental implants Windsor work by being placed into the jawbone where the missing teeth should be. A dental implant is a metal screw typically made out of titanium. Under a local anaesthetic, a small incision is made in the jawbone in order for the dental implant to be inserted. Once the implant has been placed into the jaw, the remaining bone is stimulated which will then grow and mesh around the dental implant.
The healing process of this initial procedure is usually between eight to twelve months, but once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an artificial tooth is made which is constructed to look like any remaining natural teeth and this is then placed on the metal screw.
The benefits of having dental implants
There are many benefits of having dental implant treatment at Old Windsor. Firstly, by replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, functionality will be restored, meaning you will be able to eat and chew your food as normal without any complications. Dental implants are also made to look as natural as possible so that they do not stand out when placed next to your remaining teeth. Dental implants also help to retain your bone structure by stimulating the bone, meaning that the integrity of your facial structure is maintained and you do not acquire a ‘sunken look’.
How often have you thought about straightening your teeth? You may have a gap that you would like to close or you might be unhappy with your smile. Whatever the circumstances, you may want to look into ways to improve your teeth and your smile. And what better way to start your journey than to visit our practice Old Windsor. Our practice Old Windsor provides high quality orthodontic treatment for our patients, to assist them on their journey to obtaining their desired smile.
Orthodontics at Old Windsor
Orthodontics within dentistry focuses on the straightening of an individual’s teeth by using appliances which are known commonly as braces WIndsor. Due to continuous development within orthodontics, modern orthodontic treatment has been made to be more comfortable and also faster, to ensure you receive the best results from your chosen dental treatment.
Choosing the right braces Windsor
At Old Windsor, we understand that for our patients, orthodontic treatment is a long-term investment, which is why we offer different types of orthodontic treatment to treat both minor and more complex dental cases. One of the most common types of orthodontic treatment is the use of traditional metal braces.
Traditional metal braces focus on aligning crooked or crowded teeth by slowly moving the teeth into position. This is possible because traditional metal braces consist of metal brackets which are fixed onto a patient’s teeth using adhesive and a metal wire which passes through the metal brackets. It is this wire which is tightened throughout your orthodontic treatment and allows your teeth to be straightened.
Traditional metal braces are an ideal choice of orthodontic treatment for children and they are considered to straighten teeth quicker when compared to other teeth straightening treatments. Traditional metal braces can also be used to correct both minor and complex cases.
For adult patients however, the thought of having visible orthodontic treatment may be off putting, which is why at Old Windsor we also offer another orthodontic treatment known as invisible braces.
Invisible braces Windsor
Also known as discreet orthodontics, invisible braces are an alternative solution to having teeth straightening treatment, without the worry of others knowing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisible braces can either be fixed or removable, but the treatment you decide to undergo will be dependent on your circumstances.
For fixed braces, also known as ceramic braces, the treatment is exactly the same when compared to traditional metal braces, as the brackets and wires work together throughout the treatment to straighten and correct your teeth. However there is another effective orthodontic treatment we offer at Old Windsor known as Invisalign.
Invisalign at Old Windsor
Another discreet alternative to fixed braces, Invisalign uses a 3D imaging system in order to create clear, custom-made aligners which you wear throughout your treatment in order to straighten your teeth. As the aligners are clear they are practically invisible, so no one will be able to tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment and because they are also removable, you are able to eat your meals as normal and also maintain a good oral hygiene routine, as you can still brush your teeth and floss as normal.
Oral health Berkshire is important to maintain, to keep your teeth as strong and healthy as possible. Good levels of oral health can have a direct bearing on the preservation of teeth, gums and the prevention of bad breath. Good oral health allows you to keep your own teeth for as long as possible. We understand that your smile is important to you and we want to be able to help you keep your smile as beautiful as possible for as long as possible. Good oral health can also have a positive effect on the health of other areas of your body. Healthy digestive systems can be promoted through the health of your mouth, teeth and gums. This article will take you through what causes poor oral health and take you through some changes you can make to be able to promote your oral health to its fullest potential. Here at Old Windsor we work hard to give our patients a positive experience when it comes to seeking the dental treatment and support that they need.
What causes poor oral health?
Oral health Berkshire is key and we can offer you support on some of the changes that you can make to be able to make your mouth the healthiest it can be. Thinking about your diet and drink intake could allow you to improve your overall oral health. Food or drink with a high sugar level content could have a negative impact on your oral health and could cause it to dramatically fail. Other influences such as certain medication and smoking can also cause your oral health to plummet. It may be in your best interest to consider some of your habits and implement some changes to best support your teeth, mouth and gums. You should consider reading on to the next section to discover why oral health is important, as well as to discover some more changes that you could implement to maintain good oral health levels.
Why is oral health important?
Oral health is important to ensure that you allow your mouth to be in the best condition it can be. If you can maintain a good level of oral health then you can make your teeth last a lifetime. Drinking fluoridated water and brushing with fluoride toothpaste will allow you to maintain a strong and healthy mouth. Drinking plenty of water can also allow you to keep on top of your good oral health. Practising good cleaning habits can also let you keep your mouth healthy, brushing twice a day and flossing will allow your teeth to remain strong. Your dentist can show you the best method of looking after your teeth, as maintaining a good working relationship with your dentist will allow you to keep on top of good oral health. Stopping smoking can also have a hugely positive effect on your smile, alongside limiting your alcohol intake. It is important to look after the teeth of those around you, if you are caring for young children and older relatives it’s important to look after their teeth as well as your own. Oral health Berkshire is important to us here at Old Windsor, we look forward to being able to help you improve yours.
There are many different causes for bad breath Berkshire. Dental hygiene practices and diet choices can have a negative impact on the freshness of your breath. Eating foods such as onions and garlic can have this effect. Teeth that have gone a long time without being checked by a dentist or dental hygienist can also have an impact on the way your breath smells, as issues can arise without you noticing. Often bad breath can arise from an infection in the throat, nose and lungs. If you can isolate the cause of your bad breath then it may be easier to combat the issue head on. This article will take you through how you can tell if you do have bad breath, as well as how you can cure the issue of bad breath. Here at Old Windsor, we are committed to supporting all of our patients in their endeavours to combat any issues they have with their smile, even if that issue is bad breath.
How can you tell if your breath is less than pleasant?
Bad breath Berkshire is a common ailment amongst many different patients. It can be embarrassing and frustrating when you try to do all you can to remedy it. If you do not keep up with good dental hygiene practice then you could be at risk of having bad breath. You could have food trapped between the teeth which could release a nasty smell after some time. If you are a regular smoker you also are at risk of having poor smelling breath. You can rely on a support system to tell you if you have bad breath and then you can take active precautions to defend against this. We understand that this issue is highly personal and that is why we want you to be able to access the help that you need, to ensure that your mouth can be as healthy as possible and promote fresh breath. You should read on to discover what can be done to help this issue.
Can bad breath be cured?
The good news is, with the help of some good advice, you can massively improve your situation. The issue of bad breath Berkshire can be improved by following good dental hygiene practice. Cutting down on foods that have a large sugar component can also help you improve your breath. Maintaining a working relationship with your dental hygienist can allow you to maintain low levels of plaque and in turn have a positive impact on the freshness of your breath. If you have breath that is not as fresh as you would like it to be then you should consider getting in touch with us here at Old Windsor so we can begin to make your breath as fresh as it can be. We want all of our patients to be happy about the quality of their breath, this can allow you to be confident in social solutions instead of worrying about the reaction of others to your unhealthy dental situation. We can help you get on track for good oral health and gleaming teeth with the promotion of a cleaner mouth and strong gums.
You can’t put a price on comfort
At Old Windsor, we recognise the pressures and stresses which one or multiple missing teeth can have on our patient’s – both orally, as well as socially. It is the primary aim of our dental practice to create beautiful, long-lasting smiles on the faces of every one of our unique patients. Many people, when they lose a tooth or teeth, tend to fill in the missing space with traditional treatments such as dental bridges and crowns. However, these treatments are certainly not without their drawbacks and can cause users server discomfort as well as social problems over time. At Dental implants in Windsor, we are well-equipped to provide our patients with a more permanent and long-lasting method of replacing a lost tooth or teeth in such a way that patients can live their lives as normal – without having to stress, fret or alter their behaviour to make up for the shortcomings of their dental treatment.
What are dental implants in Windsor?
For those out there who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth recently, or over a prolonged period of time, and are unaware of the options, dental implants in Windsor are undeniably one of the best ways to permanently restore the functionality of teeth in a way which is both comfortable as well as indistinguishable from the others. To understand how dental implants are the most solid decision you can make, it pays to understand first how they are different from traditional treatment methods. Crowns and dental bridges work mostly on a superficial basis and cover-up space which is left by missing teeth by sitting on the gumline and covering it up cosmetically. This can lead to discomfort over time, as well as potentially leading to orthodontic problems arising as the remaining natural teeth gradually drift out of place. Dental implants however are surgically inserted into the patients bone structure by being embedded and bonded to the jawbone. This means that a replacement tooth can be attached in such a way that there is no risk of it shifting or being uncomfortable, and patients can utilise it to the same strength as a natural tooth.
How do I get dental implants at u?
As dental implants are a permanent treatment, which requires a dental operation, there are several steps which must be carried out first before the actual installation of the implants. After the initial assessments have been made of the patient’s teeth to determine their eligibility for implants and whether or not they are dentally fit enough to proceed, then the surgical procedure is carried out within our dentist’s chair. This is a painless undertaking in which a small hole is surgically made into the patient’s jawbone where the implant or implants will be inserted. After this follows a healing period of around 8-12 week, during which time the implant fuses itself together with the patient’s jawbone. After this has happened, a healing abutment is added and impressions are taken from which the replacement tooth is created. After another two weeks, the patient will then return to our practice and have their custom made new tooth permanently fixed in place. The results are often so lifelike that patients forget that they have an implant embedded at all, and can simply enjoy all the luxuries of a healthy and whole smile.
Keeping your smile healthy
Here at Old Windsor, our primary concern is keeping the oral health of each of our patients to a standard that means that they need not be worried about their dental wellbeing. We understand the strain that many of us are under because of Covid:19, and we recognise the importance of keeping our patients both happy and healthy. Across the country, there are literally countless people out there who are living each day with badly aligned or crooked teeth. With the obvious cosmetic implications of this to one side, these people are often unbeknownst leaving themselves at a far higher risk of developing dental problems and infections. This is why anyone who has crooked teeth ought to speak to our trusted orthodontists about braces in Windsor and begin their unique journey towards setting things straight.
Why seek out braces in Windsor?
Many people who could be potentially benefiting from braces in Windsor do not actually realise the benefits that seeking out treatment could bring them, both socially and orally. As mentioned, people who have poorly aligned teeth are at a greater risk of contracting infections and gum problems such as periodontal disease. This is because the non-uniform structure of their teeth means that there are far more difficult to reach spaces and pockets between crooked teeth. If food remnants or bacteria form within these pockets and are not removed through regular brushing, then they will become plaque or tartar. If this plaque is not removed then it could potentially develop into gum disease as the plaque spreads to the gums and causes an infection. This can result in extensive treatment being needed to restore your gums to full health and eradicate any signs of gum disease. Another benefit to having your teeth orthodontically realigned to make them straighter is that it can have a massively positive effect on how a person looks. Studies have found that people who have straight, healthy-looking teeth are typically considered to be more trustworthy, attractive and confident. By simply seeking out orthodontic alignment from us here at Old Windsor patients can potentially open up countless new doors of opportunity in their futures, simply through the power of their smile.
What types of braces are available?
One aspect of orthodontics which may dissuade people from seeking out treatment is a lack of understanding about the options which are available. Many people today still believe that their options for braces are purely limited to conventional metallic braces. While these are still widely used, there is also a range of cosmetic alternative methods of correcting badly aligned teeth which have little to no impact on how a patient looks during treatment. These ‘cosmetic orthodontics’ have fast become some of the most requested types of treatment here at Old Windsor, and we even offer treatment such as the Invisalign method which can align a patient’s teeth – without the need for anything to be attached to their teeth at all. Anyone who feels their smile and oral health could benefit from orthodontic alignment should make an appointment or speak over the phone to one of our friendly, approachable and professional orthodontic specialists here at Old Windsor so we can help get your oral health back on track.
The best way that you are able to maintain the integrity, appearance and health of your smile is through appropriate guidance on how to care for your oral health Berkshire. We have developed a focus on preventive dentistry over the years, moving away from the stigma of dental care of decades passed which focused heavily on restorative treatments that were potentially painful and expensive.
By ensuring that you are routinely having oral health Berkshire check-ups, you can begin your journey that enables you to have strong teeth and healthy gums for life. Not only can you enjoy your smile in the present, knowing that it is beautiful and clean, but you can also be empowered knowing that your teeth will remain functional for you in the future, giving you that all important confidence in life.
Many people don’t understand what it means to have a healthy smile, so we thought it a good idea to discuss the different aspects of oral health Berkshire, so that you can decide for yourself the importance of keeping your smile clean and healthy.
When you come in to see a dentist, we take some time to speak with you about any concerns you might have before undertaking the physical examination. Here is an opportunity for you to talk about aspects of the health of your smile that may be problematic to you, such as persistent bad breath, bleeding gums or a build-up of plaque and tartar.
After inspecting your teeth, we can potentially provide you with some answers as to why you are presenting with some issues and give you the solutions to help alleviate them.
All of the aforementioned issues are factors concerning the health of your mouth and can be treated with preventive and restorative measures, depending on the reason behind a particular issue.
Why do I have bad breath?
Bad breath is a common complaint. It is immediate, intense and detrimental to your confidence and wellbeing. There are many factors that can contribute to your bad breath, such as smoking, eating strong smelly foods or not drinking enough water.
Persistent bad breath however can be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, infections or other medical concerns. It can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene routines, so we will look at your mouth to identify any signs that might indicate in one way or another why you have bad breath so that we can find a solution.
A professional who has the skills and tools to professionally clean your teeth can remove the bacteria that is the general culprit behind a foul smelling breath. Food debris and a build-up of plaque can be difficult to remove by yourself and this is why visiting a dentist is so important to keep on top of keeping your smile clean and healthy.
Other factors, such as mouth cancer screening, caring for sensitive teeth and helping you to quit smoking are all important tools that we have available to us that enable you to get the appropriate care and support that you need.