Tooth decay is a process which softens and destroys the hard tissues of the tooth. These tissues are called enamel and dentine. Bacteria, feeding on sugar, produce the acid that fuels this process! Therefore increased frequency of sugar in the diet can lead to tooth decay.
It is true that there are many other factors in tooth decay, but this is the major factor and one over which we have direct control!
The good news is that you do not need to give up everything!
The simple secret is to make the decision to have your sugary foods with your main meals. Immediately the frequency is reduced to 3-4 maximum per day. This means that the teeth have the time in between your main meals to recover from the effects of acid produced by sugars.
The teeth are then fully recovered before the next acid attack.
Are pain free injections possible? Meet The Wand!
The Wand was developed to replace the traditional syringe in dentistry. As much of a revolution as an evolution, this computer controlled anaesthetic delivery system is a logical progression from the syringe which has seen little change since its invention more than 150 years ago. With The Wand, dentists can bring one of dentistry’s last remaining antiquated designs into the 21st century.
When it comes to going to the dentist you might not look forward to that appointment. However The Wand makes the visit easier and more comfortable for you and your family.
How does it work?
- The Wand uses a small hand piece that looks like a pen.
- The Wand gives a supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner.
- The Wand uses a unique new technology, which is unlike any other.
- The Wand works at a low pressure and a slow rate that gives an improved anaesthesia.
- The Wand works more effectively, resulting in a more pleasant experience
The Wand is now available at 119 Dental!
Are you one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?
Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive. Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle.
A revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought – Six Month Smiles® utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.
Take the first step towards improving your smile, your confidence and your life!
Call 119 Dental today for more details or to book a consultation appointment!
Young children exposed to passive smoking are more at risk from tooth decay and problems with their oral health development. Click the link below to read more on this important topic!
A smartphone-connected toothbrush gives personalised advice to help people improve their brushing.
The toothbrush, to be sold under Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Oral-B brand and which will be widely available from June, has a Bluetooth 4.0 link to a smartphone app that can be programmed with the help of a dentist, for example to pay more attention to any areas of the mouth being neglected, P&G said.
The toothbrush will be unveiled at the phone industry’s annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week.
Click here to read more www.eandt.theiet.org/news/2014/feb/smart-toothbrush.cfm
Rob Merrick reports on the results of a survey highlighting the ease of getting a dental appointment.
The vast majority of patients are able to get a dental appointment when they want one, a survey reveals, in sharp contrast to long queues to see a general practitioner (GP).
In a poll of 450,000 people, only 5% of those who sought dental treatment in the past two years said they failed to get an appointment, NHS England said.
That was exactly half the failure rate in a similar survey of GP patients, which recorded that 10% complained they could not book a slot at a surgery.
Click here to read more www.dentistry.co.uk/news/getting-dentist-appointment
A new survey has revealed that 96% of those who visit the dentist once a year are satisfied with the dental care or treatment that they receive.
The research of more than 1,600 patients and members of the public, which was commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) and undertaken by independent research company Ipsos MORI, provides an insight into patients’ views on their dental care and the regulation of dentistry.
Tying string to a loose tooth and yanking it with a doorknob is a tried and tested technique, but one tech-savvy dad has invented a new, modern version.
Malcolm Swan, from Dublin, Ireland, noticed his eight-year-old son Adam’s baby tooth was on the verge of coming out when he had a novel idea – to pull it out with a remote-controlled helicopter.