November 2018 - Parkfield Dental Practice
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Discreet Teeth Straightening for Adults at Parkfield Dental Practice

 

Are you shy or embarrassed about showing your less than straight teeth in public?

If you are an adult who missed out on teeth straightening treatment as a child, it is never too late. Teeth straightening is about more than just aesthetics.

Poorly aligned teeth can affect your oral health, being harder to keep clean and more likely to develop cavities, decay and uneven wear.

Modern dental treatments offer many discreet teeth straightening options for self-conscious adults.

At Parkfield Dental Practice, it is now possible to correct misaligned teeth, close gaps and correct your bite without using unattractive metal braces.

Our Smile Designer in Didsbury, will guide you through our various treatments for discreet teeth straightening and help you determine which one is the best for your individual needs and lifestyle.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a cosmetic dentistry system that employs traditional techniques to align the front teeth.

However, unlike traditional metal braces, we can use tooth-coloured brackets and wires to gradually straighten your teeth. This means your braces will more easily blend into the background of your teeth.

This treatment option is ideal for patients who do not have serious misalignment or bite problems, but would like to improve the appearance of their teeth.

Six Months Smiles offers results- as the name suggests- in as little as 6 months.

Invisalign

Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of transparent aligners, which gradually move your teeth into position.

The clear braces are made of a smooth and almost invisible plastic, which is formed into moulds that fit tightly over your teeth.

You will be provided with a new set of aligners about every 2 weeks, until your treatment is complete.

Invisalign aligners are removable, therefore you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. However, they must be worn for at least 22 hours per day for effective results.

Finally, with the removable Invisalign trays, it may also be possible to use them to whiten your teeth after your treatment has completed.

Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

Gum Disease- Are You Sure You Have Healthy Gums?

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, occurs when there is inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth. Furthermore, it is most commonly caused by poor dental hygiene and its common issue can vary tremendously in severity.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

First of all, there are a number of possible indicators that you might have gum disease, whether gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis. These symptoms include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, inflamed gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Pus coming from the gums

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease or gingivitis is mainly caused by poor oral hygiene, that results in bacteria to build up on the teeth and infect the gums. There are also other factors that can increase your risk of developing gingivitis, some of the factors include:

  • Smoking that prevents gums from healing.
  • Crooked or overlapping teeth that allow for more areas where plaque can hide.
  • Stress reduces the body’s immune response to bacteria.
  • Cancer treatment can cause the body to be more susceptible to infection and increase the risk of gum disease.
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty or menopause, which causes the blood vessels in the gums to be more susceptible to bacteria.
  • A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can increase the risk of plaque.
  • Certain medications can increase the risk of gum disease.

How to prevent gum disease? 

  • Make regular visits to your dentist for a dental health check where your gums will be screened for signs of gum disease.
  • Similarly, regular appointments with your hygienist for a professional clean to remove any tarter and advise you on how you can maintain high standards at home.
  • Brush and clean in between your teeth twice daily to remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth.
  • Reduce your risk by addressing factors such as smoking and controlling diabetes.

If you have any questions about gum disease or about our gum treatments, please contact our practice in Didsbury today to speak with any of our friendly and professional team on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

Peri-implantitis

 

Dental Implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth. Here at Parkfield Dental Practice, we have above all an extremely high success rate, although sometimes an implant can fail due to a form of gum disease called Peri-implantitis.

What is Peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory disease, marked by bacterial infection and the gradual loss of bone around a dental implant. Not only does this cause inflammation however, but can also cause the bone to recede, loosening its grip on the dental implant. Peri-implantitis can occur at any time after an implant has been placed, even several years later.

What are the symptoms of peri-implantitis:

• Not always symptomatic
• Possible dull ache, tenderness on brushing or touch
• Bad taste possible if pus present
• Possible mobility
• Swollen lymph nodes

How does Peri-implantitis occur?

There are a number of risks, including:
• Poor oral hygiene
• Nicotine/tobacco use
• Poorly controlled systemic conditions (e.g. diabetes, osteoporosis)
• History of periodontitis
• Bruxism (grinding of teeth)

Prevention and treatment

A good oral health care routine which includes regular brushing, interdental cleaning and regular dental checks at our practice in Didsbury goes a long way in the prevention of Peri-implantitis. Most noteworthy, it is far better to spot and treat the early warning signs before reaching the point where consequently damage is done to the bone.

Treating Peri-implantitis can be extremely challenging. First of all, we begin with meticulously
cleaning under the gum of the implant using ultrasonic scalers and jet-polishing. There may also be grafting with bone materials required, in order to replace the missing bone tissue or thicken the surrounding gum. Furthermore, you may also be required to take a course of antibiotics.

Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

Are you happy with your smile?

Here at Parkfield Dental Practice in Didsbury we see a lot of patients who are ‘unhappy with their smile’. Our dentists understand that even the smallest changes to the smile can have a huge impact on a patient’s confidence. Most importantly, we provide unique smile makeovers to transform your self esteem as well as your smile.

What do smile makeovers involve?

 A smile makeover usually involves a selection of cosmetic and restorative procedures. Treatments involved in our smile makeovers here at Parkfield Dental Practice include:

A smile makeover can transform your smile, please call our practice in Didsbury today to arrange a free initial assessment on 0161 445 2397.

We welcome all patients from the below areas in South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

 

How To Maintain A Good Oral Hygiene

 

Visiting your dental hygienist on a regular basis is vital to maintain and improving your oral and overall health. In the UK, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults and studies have shown that frequent visits to the dentist and dental hygienist, can help prevent gum disease and other oral health issues. Dental hygienists work closely with dentists and other health professionals to provide optimal oral health and preventive treatments.

Keep Teeth And Gums Clean

At Parkfield Dental Practice in Didsbury, we believe that prevention is better than cure and that’s why we urge our patients to take care of their dental hygiene. Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth daily, plaque can develop in hard to reach areas in your mouth. Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth thoroughly.

During a scale and polish procedure, your hygienist will remove plaque from your teeth and beneath your gum line. This can be achieved either through electronic or hand instruments. Some patients require a deeper scaling, which includes cleaning the roots of their teeth. Each patient’s mouth is unique, and your dentist will tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.

A Nutritious Diet Equals Healthy Teeth

Your dental hygienist will also provide information on how diet and nutrition affect your mouth. For instance, you will be advised to stay away from sugary and acidic foods, in order to help prevent dental decay and erosion. Your dental hygienist will also show you the best techniques to brush and floss your teeth at home.

Please contact our practice in Didsbury today, to speak with any of our friendly and professional team, who will be more than happy to advise and discuss any queries you have on 0161 445 2397.

Parkfield Dental Practice has a large patient list covering all South Manchester including; Hale, Bowden, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley.

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