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Halitosis- what it is and how we can help resolve it

Bad breath Berkshire is no less common than in most places; an estimated one in four people suffer with some form of halitosis, but social niceties often prevent it being discussed. The vast majority of cases can be resolved with diligent oral hygiene, and dietary choices like not eating onions or garlic. Smoking also causes its own distinctive form of halitosis. Only if the haliosis persists while taking the following precautions should a more serious cause be explored.bad-breath-berkshire

What are the causes of halitosis?

A short period of bad breath Berkshire is to be expected with certain lifestyle choices. Smokers are seemingly impervious to the scent of cigarette smoke, which will linger in their mouths for several hours after smoking. The same is true of eating strongly scented foods or crash dieting. A low or no carbohydrate diet causes ketones to be produced in the blood and which produce a foul odour when expelled from the mouth. There are also megadoses of vitamins which adversely affect your breath.

More chronic or persistent halitosis is associated with minor infections of the ear, nose and throat. In  mainly younger patients, it suggests a sinus blockage with a foreign object, and tonsil stones in adolescents. If you have any gum swelling, redness or soreness this may be the cause. If so, improvements in oral hygiene and a trip to see us might be in order.

Beyond gently brushing twice a day, using mouthwash and chewing gum during the day can be helpful. If you use a denture, remove it at night for overnight cleaning. If not, trying interdental brushes can be helpful to thoroughly remove food stuck between teeth before bed. This minimises the bacterial build up in the mouth which occurs during sleep and its associated odour.

When should you see a dentist about halitosis?

After three weeks of taking steps to improve oral hygiene, and being aware of your dietary choices if the halitosis is unrelenting, we are here to help, and bad breath Berkshire is not something you have to live with. One of our dental professionals will either be able to resolve your halitosis or notice the symptoms of an underlying condition.

Possible underlying causes of halitosis

Without an obvious infection, severe gingivitis or an abscess, halitosis can be a very worrying symptom. An air soluble compound in the bloodstream can leave the body via the lungs and be exhaled, much like alcohol. This means there are a large range of halitosis causing conditions, from the sweet breath of  uncontrolled diabetes, to the sulfurous rotten egg like scent of liver damage and the ammonia like tang of kidneys in distress. The chances of such an unpleasant underlying condition in a patient with no history and not in any of the risk groups is unlikely. Still, if you do have any concerns don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you would like to know more or to book a consultation, you can contact us at Old Windsor dental practice, we are here to help.

Dental implants Windsor: Making you smile your best smile!

It’s more common than you might think: missing teeth. Many people lose one or more of their teeth and it can have a negative effect on their confidence, self-esteem and their smile! At The Old Windsor Dental Practice, we want you to be happy – happy to smile and happy to have a smile that is the best it can be. If you have one or more teeth missing, dental implants can be the next best thing to your natural teeth.dental-implants-in-windsor

Can I get dental implants Windsor?

Implants are titanium screws which are attached to your jaw bone. Once the screws are fixed securely, crown and bridges can be attached to them. The screws act as an artificial root for your replacement teeth to be fixed to and this enables the teeth to act like your natural ones as they are securely fitted in place. At The Old Windsor Dental Practice, we are here to make this happen for you.

What are the benefits of having dental implants Windsor?

Unlike some other options for replacing missing teeth, we think implants are an aesthetically pleasing and practical solution. If they are looked after properly, they could last for many years to come and may not need replacing at all. They are easy to maintain as well; you simply need to brush twice a day and floss regularly. Another major benefit is that you can eat and drink what you like and you won’t risk dislodging your teeth meaning that people should think that they are your natural teeth.

Choosing implants can be an important step in reducing the chance of your jaw bone shrinking. When you lose teeth, your gums and jawbone can start to resorb. By having implants fitted, you are protecting your mouth from this damage and you are less likely to have issues with your other teeth as they won’t be as exposed to bacteria as they are when teeth are missing. The other benefit is that your face won’t have a shrunken appearance if you don’t have any gaps in your smile.

Is it a major operation?

You may be relieved to hear that many of our patients require nothing more than local anaesthetic to have implants fitted. Sometimes a bone graft may be required if there has been bone loss in the jaw. Once the screws are fitted, you will have temporary replacement teeth fitted to give the jawbone time to grow and attach itself to the screws. After this, you will return to the practice to have your permanent replacement teeth adhered to the screws. If you are a nervous patient, we also offer sedation, so either way, there’s no need to worry about the idea of pain as you shouldn’t be able to feel anything.

There’s no need to be lacking in confidence, when it comes to your smile. You don’t have to put up with missing teeth and worry about what people might think. Come to The Old Windsor Dental Practice and let us help you live your best life with your best smile!

Do you have misaligned teeth? Check out the range of braces Windsor at The Old Windsor Dental Practice

If you’ve been thinking about correcting your misaligned teeth, but think that you’ve missed the boat now that your teenage years are behind you, think again! The Old Windsor Dental Practice has a range of discreet braces to suit both teenagers and adults. Read on to find out about two of our most popular solutions to realigning your teeth.braces-in-windsor

Invisalign as braces Windsor

If you have mild to moderate misalignment, Invisalign could be the answer to your prayers! There is both a range for teenagers and an adult range. Invisalign comprises sets of clear plastic aligners which, when worn, gently apply pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired position. They are removable, which means you can eat and drink what you want and you don’t have to clean food off the aligners – bonus! Another benefit of them is that when you are wearing them, they should be almost invisible meaning that you can have the confidence to smile and wear them with pride. If you have a special occasion, you have the flexibility to remove them, allowing you a degree of autonomy which can feel rewarding and empowering.

Invisalign has been used to treat many patients and the results speak for themselves. However, if you want to know how your teeth will look, your dentist will be able to show you a 3D animation of how your smile will look after treatment, before you even start, thanks to the 3D technology that will be used to take the measurements of your mouth and make your aligners bespoke to fit your mouth. The aligners will sit snugly on the gum line, so you shouldn’t experience discomfort when wearing them and you can keep a picture in your mind of how your smile will look, keeping you motivated to wear them!

Another major benefit of choosing Invisalign braces Windsor is that you will be able to brush and floss as normal, therefore there shouldn’t be any damage to your teeth as a result of wearing the aligners. Moreover, the aligners are less likely to require emergency dental appointments as they shouldn’t break, saving you time and the inconvenience of travelling and scheduling the trip to see us. In fact, you will be sent home with several sets of aligners to change on a weekly basis, so you should only need to come and see us every six weeks or so.

Discretion, efficacy and convenience sums up the Invisalign experience we can offer.

Incognito

Sometimes, aligners won’t do the trick and fixed braces are required. We offer a stunning solution to fixed braces using lingual braces, Incognito. The brackets and wires are all attached to the backs of the teeth, ensuring that people will not be aware that you are wearing braces at all when you smile! The results can start to be seen after just a few months of wear, although full treatment times are normally around 2 years. For people who just want their front teeth straightening, there is the option of having Incognito Lite.

There’s no reason to worry about realigning your teeth and having unattractive metal in your mouth. Come to The Old Windsor Dental Practice and see how we can help you get the smile you’re looking for without anyone knowing how you did it!

What are orthodontics in Berkshire?

Orthodontics are a type of dentistry that essentially aims to amend misalignment of the teeth. This could be front protrusion of the teeth, (also commonly referred to as an overbite), an underbite or it could be to address crowding of the teeth. Traditionally within the field of orthodontics conventional metal braces have been used to rectify some of the most serious dental cases. But despite conventional metal braces being deemed as extremely effective however, many dental clinics within the modern field of dentistry are now looking to answer the demand for more discreet forms of orthodontic appliances. orthodontics-in-berkshire

Finding the right orthodontics in Berkshire for your smile

Within the modern world of orthodontics many patients may find it hard to find the right appliance to work for their smile, at our surgery in Windsor we offer our patients many options, such as removable, invisible or fixed braces. Our team of specialist dental healthcare professionals will assess a patient’s smile and suggest the best possible treatment option for their unique dental case.

Are orthodontics in Berkshire right for you?

If you are an individual who is suffering from crossed, crooked, or even generally misaligned teeth within the mouth, then orthodontics within Berkshire could be perfect for your smile.

The orthodontic appliances on offer at our clinic within Windsor

At our surgery within Windsor we not only offer our patients removable appliances such as functional braces, to name just one example, but we also provide traditional fixed appliances which use a combination of both metal brackets, and wires in order to apply pressure onto the surface of the teeth. Lastly, we also embrace the latest advancements within orthodontic technology when offering our patients Invisalign clear aligners.

What are clear aligners?

At our clinic within Windsor we treat our patients with what is arguably the largest brand provider of clear aligners on a global scale. Invisalign has provided over four million happy smiles worldwide, which we believe speaks volumes for the effective results they produce.

How do clear aligners work to produce effective results?

Clear aligners are designed with discretion in mind, however aside from looking discreet and therefore undetectable within the mouth, clear aligners also work to produce effective and long-term dental results. Despite their popularity however many patients may be unsure of what to expect from the treatment process.

What to expect from the clear aligner treatment process

Much like any treatment at our dental clinic, clear aligners always start with an introductory appointment with a member of our specialist team. Once our team and our patient have decided that clear aligners are right for their smile, the treatment journey can begin!

Initially, our team will take impressions of the patient’s pretreatment smile, we use a three-dimensional animated computer program which can predict the movements that the patient’s teeth will make, in addition to the final results at the end of the treatment!

How to take care of your clear aligners in the comfort of your own home

Once you have received your clear aligner trays they are replaced every couple of weeks in order to encourage your teeth to move into the desired position. When going about your everyday life, the clear aligner trays should be removed for eating, drinking, and when brushing, and flossing your teeth.

Are invisible braces in Berkshire right for you?

Within the field of orthodontic dental care traditional metal braces have been producing effective and long-lasting dental results for many years. However despite traditional metal braces having been proved particularly efficacious when amending some of the most severe overbites and misalignment concerns, many patients are now looking for something more discreet which fits in with their demanding lifestyles.invisible-braces-berkshire

An orthodontic appliance that works around you

Invisible braces Berkshire not only look very subtle, but they also produce effective results for patients who are suffering from dental imperfections, such as misalignment concerns. Invisible braces allow patients to feel confident, whilst knowing that their dental issues are being resolved at the same time. If you are an individual who is striving to amend the appearance of your smile, but you do not wish for obvious metal orthodontic work, then invisible braces could be perfect for you.

How do invisible braces Berkshire compare to a conventional metal appliance?

Traditional metal braces essentially use a combination of fixed metal brackets, in addition to fixed metal wires which are used to apply pressure onto the surface of the teeth. Despite traditional metal braces producing effective dental results, many modern dental clinics are now looking to answer the demand for more subtle orthodontic appliances. At our dental clinic within Windsor we offer our patients with a multitude of orthodontic options, one example of which is a subtle, and removable appliance alternative.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are essentially invisible removable plastic trays which are replaced every few weeks, in order to slowly encourage the teeth to move into the desired position. At our clinic in Windsor we provide our patients with Invisalign. This brand of clear aligner has provided over four million patients with happy smiles on a worldwide scale (which we believe speaks volumes for the quality of their results).

Why choose our clinic to receive your invisible braces Berkshire?

Within the modern world of dentistry we understand that finding the right dental treatment for your smile, and the clinic to provide this procedure, can be a difficult decision for many of our patients. With this tough choice in mind therefore, at Old Windsor dental practice our team strives to stand out from the rest. Our specialist dental healthcare professionals aim to not only provide a professional and high standard of dentistry within our modern, and accommodating dental clinic, but also offer both a friendly and compassionate approach to every patient we work for.

How to get in contact with a member of our Old Windsor dental team

At Old Windsor we understand that many of our patients may possess both hectic work and social lives, which is why we strive to ensure the contact service is as simple as possible. Located on our website, we not only provide our patients with our direct email address and our telephone number, but we also provide an online enquiry form which allows our patients to book an appointment without having to give us a call over the phone. This therefore ensures that even our busiest of patients can stay up to date with their oral health!

What are dental implants in Windsor?

Dental implants in Windsor are an extremely popular form of tooth replacement treatment which is now becoming widely available at many dental clinics within the modern field of restorative dental care. At our dental clinic located in the heart of Windsor we have been providing our patients with a superbly high standard of restorative dentistry for many years, ensuring they receive their dream smile, every time.dental-implants-in-windsor

Are dental implants in Windsor right for you?

If you are an individual who is suffering from the loss of one single tooth (whether this be due to an accident, such as falling off a bike, to name just one common example), or possibly even several teeth within the mouth (which may be due to gum disease), then dental implants may be the right solution for your smile. Implant dentistry at our clinic in Windsor is considered as both a safe, durable, and clinically proven solution to restoring the function and physical appearance of a patient’s smile.

How do dental implants work?

Within the modern field of dentistry there are many options for replacing missing teeth within the mouth. However, despite the variety of dentures, bridges, and even flexible dentures which are now readily available, many patients may lean more towards dental implants. Dental implants are becoming extremely popular within the modern world of dentistry, but despite this many of our patients may be unsure of what to expect from the treatment process.

What happens next?

After you have spoken to a member of our specialist dental team and deciphered that dental implants are right for your unique dental case, then we can start your treatment journey! A thorough oral assessment will be given, in addition to a customised crown being designed in order to match both the shade and shape of your surrounding natural teeth within the mouth, therefore creating a natural looking smile for our patients.

How do dental implants restore the function of your smile?

Dental implants essentially consist of three aspects. The dental implant itself strives to replicate the root of the natural tooth and is typically less than one centimetre long! In addition to the replica root (which could be argued as the most vital aspect) the abutment is also used to connect both the metal screw, and the personalised porcelain crown together.

Why choose us?

Choosing the right dental clinic to receive your dental work could be a difficult decision for many of our patients, especially with restorative dental care (which could be considered as a substantial financial investment in many individuals’ oral health). With this in mind therefore, at our clinic in Windsor we strive to stand out from our competition, offering our patients a superior standard of dental service, delivered within both a relaxed, modern, and professional dental environment.

How to get in touch with our surgery

If our services look to be of interest to your dental needs then you may wish to get in touch with a member of our team! Located on our easy-to-navigate dental website we offer our patients a variety of direct contact options, in addition to quick and easy online alternatives.

Are braces in Windsor right for your smile?

Braces (also commonly referred to as ‘orthodontics’ within the field of dentistry) are constantly advancing within the modern field of dental care. Our dental clinic is therefore striving to accommodate these advancements, consequently ensuring our patients are able to access the best possible appliances available on the modern dental market! braces-in-windsor

Are you suffering from misaligned teeth?

Despite common misconception, braces in Windsor have not only been proven as effective when amending misalignment of a patient’s smile, however they are also successfully used to resolve overbites, and even irregular spacing of the teeth! If you are suffering from crooked teeth within the mouth, then our team of orthodontic dental specialists may point you in the direction of braces in Windsor.

So… What are my options?

Traditionally, conventional metal braces were the only orthodontic option available to patients within the field of dentistry. Despite their effectiveness when resolving some of the most severe dental cases however, there are a multitude of more discreet orthodontic options that are now becoming widely available. At our clinic situated in the heart of Windsor, we not only offer our patients traditional and effective fixed appliances (such as metal braces, and functional alternatives) however we also provide subtle removable orthodontic solutions!

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are constantly rising in popularity within the field of dental care and for obvious reasons! Clear aligner trays are essentially transparent plastic removable appliances that are used to amend both misalignment, and other orthodontic concerns. At our clinic in Windsor, we may recommend removable orthodontic alternatives to patients who do not wish for obvious metal dental work.

Ensuring our patients achieve the best possible dental results

At our surgery in Windsor, we not only hand-pick the very best orthodontic dental specialists, but we also use the very best dental materials to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of dental care available! With this high quality in mind therefore, we provide individuals with Invisalign clear aligners – this brand has provided their patients with over four million happy smiles on a global scale.

How does Invisalign produce effective dental results?

If you are an individual who feels conflicted between a multitude of orthodontic options, then Invisalign could be the perfect solution to your imperfect smile. In addition to producing long-lasting and effective dental results, they are also extremely convenient and therefore fit in perfectly to our patients’ hectic work, and social lives!

What to expect from the treatment process

Invisalign clear aligners are tailor-made to ensure our patients achieve the best possible results. Invisalign uses a modern three-dimensional computer scanning programme which allows individuals to view their potential dental results, in addition to the exact changes your smile will make throughout the treatment process.

Taking the first step towards your dream smile

If you are interested in the wide array of orthodontic appliances on offer at our clinic, then why not get in touch with a member of our team now? Our fantastic team of dental specialists are always on hand to tend to any concerns regarding your chosen orthodontic treatment.

Do I need braces?

Invisible braces in Berkshire could be a good fit for you if you wish that you had straighter teeth but are uncomfortable with the idea of your teeth looking the way they would in more traditional braces. Many adults consider this treatment as it means that they can straighten their teeth in a more discreet manner. You may want to have these braces if you want to straighten and strengthen your smile without the unsightly appearance of wires and brackets.invisible-braces-in-berkshire

Invisible braces can help to straighten your teeth and this can have a positive impact on the health of your smile. A straighter smile is a healthier smile by default as it is easier to clean as all the teeth are in the correct position. This article will take you through how the teeth are straightened by this treatment as well as what you should do next if you think that this treatment could be the one for you. After reading you could check out the website to ensure that you have all the information you need before deciding if this is the treatment for you.

How do these braces work?

There are a couple different types of invisible braces in Berkshire that you could choose from if you wanted to have your teeth straightened. You could opt in for the treatment of Invisalign which is a popular choice amongst our adult patients. The treatment time for this treatment is shorter, allowing patients access their straighter smile faster. You can enjoy the fact that the bracket is removable so you do not have to compromise on your diet and lifestyle.

The aligners are made to fit specifically over your teeth and are light, comfortable and durable. The aligners gently force the teeth into the correct position. Lingual braces can also be chosen and these are fitted behind the teeth. Saying as the treatment takes place behind the teeth it is invisible to the naked eye. Treatment can take up to two years but can yield you excellent results at the end of the treatment episode. The severity of the correction will depend on how long the treatment will last.

What should I do next?

If you think that invisible braces in Berkshire could be the treatment for you then you should consider getting in touch with us here at Old Windsor, so we can begin your journey to a stronger and more aligned smile. You could call us here at our practice today so you can begin your journey with us. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that you get the help that you need and that you are supported in your choices.

Your dentist may recommend a specific treatment that may work better for your individual smile pattern. Your dentist will work with you so together you can work on your goals for your smile. Your dentist will answer any questions that you may have and ensure that you fully understand the process of your treatment episode. Your dentist will show you how to best care for your smile both during and after your treatment so you can best care for your new and improved smile.

Do I need the help of orthodontics?

Are you unhappy with the current appearance of your smile? We may be able to help you to achieve the look and comfort that you desire! Orthodontics Berkshire can be effective in assisting you in improving your smile, as your teeth can be straightened and your bite corrected by this treatment. Many patients who choose this treatment have been very impressed by its effects. Wires are used to carefully straighten your teeth into a more desirable alignment, then, a gentle pressure is applied to the surface of the teeth to coax them into the correct position. This science has been evolved over time to have the best effect possible on your teeth and the treatment is now more rapid than it has been in previous years. If you have had difficulties with your bite or with the alignment of your smile, you could benefit from receiving treatment. We will now take you through how this process works as well as the benefits that could come with opting in for this procedure. You could then decide if this could be the treatment that you have been looking for to straighten your teeth.orthodontics-in-berkshire

What does this treatment entail?

Orthodontics Berkshire works first by getting a general idea of the layout of your mouth. This can be done through taking photos, taking impressions of your teeth and the use of X-rays. This will help your dentist determine the course of action on how to best help you with the straightening of your smile. Once the treatment starts to take place, we bond brackets onto the surface of the individual teeth. Wires are then fitted over these brackets, which pull the teeth into the correct place. Your dentist will work with you to make regular adjustments to your braces to ensure that you are on track to having the best results from this procedure. Oral hygiene during this treatment is important, and good habits should be kept in place to protect your smile. Regular check-ups are vital to ensure that the treatment is working as it should and will allow your dentist to work closely with you, so you can get the smile that you always wished that you had.

What will I get out of this treatment?

There are numerous benefits of Orthodontics Berkshire which makes it even more of an incentive for patients to choose this treatment. If you do decide that this treatment could be the correct choice for you, then you allow yourself the benefit of having straighter teeth. Your self-confidence could be dramatically improved by this and it could be an important decision in improving your overall oral health. Your teeth will not revert to their original position after this process as they will be rooted in their new placement. Your dentist will always be on hand to answer any questions that you may have, as well as ensuring that you understand how to best look after your smile. Why not consider calling our practice today so we can begin to work on your smile together?

What are dental implants?

Are you tired of hiding your missing teeth? You may have found that in your day to day life this is becoming more difficult to do, and there are more dental options now than ever before as a way of solving your predicament. As a direct result of modern developments in science you now have more options available to you when replacing missing teeth.dental-implants-in-windsor

Dental implants Windsor are a valid and accessible treatment that you could consider. With this dental treatment you could find yourself smiling and biting with confidence again. This treatment has been tried and tested and is a valid solution for replacing the natural tooth or teeth that you have lost. The jawbone and surrounding tissues can begin to resorb or disappear over time which can cause the face to appear shrunken. Implants can prevent this. This article will outline how these implants are fitted as well as the numerous benefits this treatment could give you, should you decide to go ahead with it and fix up your smile.

How are they fitted?

Dental implants Windsor are fitted under strict and safe conditions. The implants themselves are made up of small screws that are manufactured out of metal. These screws are placed into the jawbone in the position of the tooth that is missing. When the implant has been incorporated into the bone, crowns, bridges, and even dentures can be attached to the implant. This creates a tooth that looks natural and is a stable restoration. The procedure is classed as minor surgery and can be done under anaesthetic. Careful planning ensures that the implants are the correct choice for you as a patient and that they will fit correctly into the mouth. A healing period is incorporated into the treatment time, after the implants have been placed at the jawbone it will take 8 to 12 weeks for the implant to be fully incorporated. Replacement teeth are then fitted allowing your treatment to be completed.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits of choosing to have dental implants Windsor fitted into your smile. In circumstances where you may unfortunately lose your teeth, the bone from your jaw and the tissues that surround it can appear to disappear over time or even reabsorb, which can have detrimental effects on the stability of your mouth. The bone is encouraged to grow around the implant which prevents further bone loss. This can have positive effects on your appearance as the implant prevents a sunken look to the structure of your face. Patients can be assured that their replacements are functional and as a result it means you can chew your favourite foods, as usual. Aesthetically, this treatment can have massive benefits for your self-confidence as they are a way to replace missing teeth that looks natural. Many patients have been impressed by the results of this treatment and would recommend it to a friend if they were looking for a solution for their missing teeth. If you think that this treatment could be for you, then you should consider having a look at the website to read in more detail about your chosen treatment. Then we here at Old Windsor could begin to reconstruct your smile and boost your self-confidence again.