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  1. Benefits of Dental Implants

    9th November 2016 by St Raphaels Dental

    The Benefits of Dental Implants

    Dental Implants are becoming increasingly popular as patients discover the many benefits associated with replacing missing teeth. We’ve explored why this new innovation in dentistry is so popular, and how it can help you regain your confidence after losing teeth.

    Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

    benefits of dental implantDental implants are now one of the most popular method of replacing missing teeth, but there are still many people who are daunted by the prospect of facing the dental implant procedure. However, replacing missing teeth using implants can actually reduce the number of times you’re required to visit the dentist, and will ultimately prevent the onset of infection and decay in the future if looked after using an efficient oral hygiene routine.

    One of the main benefits of using dental implants is the fact that they are healthy looking and sturdy. This means you will appear to have a natural tooth while benefiting from the strength and stability of a natural tooth root. Attached directly to the jawbone, the tooth requires little help from the dentist to stay healthy, and will allow patients to eat as normal once the mouth has healed. Additionally, dental implants can last a lifetime if looked after, so removing the need for replacements in five or ten years time.

    Dental Implants vs. Alternative Treatments

    dental implants?Common alternative treatments for a missing tooth include bridges and dentures, but both deliver a number of downsides that are eradicated when using dental implants. When it comes to bridges, the main downside is the filing down of surrounding, healthy teeth. Unlike dental implants, bridges require the support of the teeth either side of the gap to ensure the artificial tooth stays in place. This causes unnecessary damage to healthy teeth that cannot be reversed.

    Although dentures do not require the patient to have any damage inflicted upon healthy teeth, they do only provide a temporary and unstable replacement for missing teeth. This often results in patients experiencing difficulty eating and struggling to keep their dentures in the right position. Dental implants, on the other hand, are kept firmly in place, so you can enjoy food, conversation and many other daily tasks without fear of revealing a gap in your teeth.


    If you would like to book a Consultation with our Treatment Advisor for more information then please call us on 01695 627 617 or fill in the ‘Contact Us‘ form and one of our team members will call you back.



  2. How to Stop Gingivitis?

    by St Raphaels Dental

    What is Gingivitis and How Can I Stop it?


    Suffering from any oral health issues can knock your confidence and leave you lacking in self-esteem. One of the main problems facing dental patients today, gingivitis is a common cause of bad breath, bleeding gums and swelling. We’ve explored what actually causes this common problem, and how it can be tackled and prevented.gum disease

    What is Gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and thankfully is the easiest to treat. Commonly identified by the inflammation of gums, gingivitis is the result of sticky bacteria (plaque) being left to form on the teeth and gums.

    If this plaque is regularly removed it can cause very little harm to the mouth, but left to its own devices it will ultimately result in irritation of the gums. Typical symptoms of this irritation include red and tender gums, bleeding when you brush your teeth, bad breath, and receding gums. If left to develop, these symptoms can develop into the next stage of gum disease, periodontitis, and may eventually lead to loose teeth.

    How Can I Prevent Gingivitis?

    teeth cleaningYour oral hygiene routine is key to preventing gingivitis, and proper brushing can help you avoid the symptoms by removing plaque and debris from around the teeth. Flossing is also a vital part of your routine, helping you to remove bacteria from places unreachable to the brush.

    Another important factor in preventing gum disease is booking regular appointments with your hygienist. Professional cleanings can help to remove any bacteria or plaque that has hardened, or become tartar, which is impossible to remove with a normal toothbrush. Hygienists can also provide you with advice so you can perfect your routine and safeguard your teeth against gingivitis in the future.



    If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment with the dentist or hygienist then please call us on 01695 627 617 or fill in the ‘Contact Us‘ form and one of our team members will call you back.

  3. 5 Tips on How To Reduce Bad Breath

    by St Raphaels Dental

    5 Tips on Reducing Bad Breath


    It’s not uncommon for patients to ask their dentist about ways in which they can reduce bad breath, but many are often surprised by some of the main causes of this prevalent issue. We’ve explored the top five causes of bad breath, and how you can tackle them.


    1. Food and Drink

    While garlic and onion are typically associated with temporary bad breath, many patients don’t realise that these smelly foods can result in bad breath on a long-term basis if they are regularly consumed and not properly removed from the mouth. Coffee is another frequent offender, and should be both cut down and followed up with cleaning to prevent bad breath.

    2. Smokingbad breath smoking

    Smoking is known to cause discolouration on the teeth, but did you know that it can also result in bad breath? Of course, it’s not easy to remove this problem without giving up completely, but even the use of nicotine patches can remove the cause of bad breath and help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

    3. Old Oral Hygiene Products

    If you fail to regularly change your toothbrush you may find that you’re doing almost as much harm as good when you brush your teeth. Make sure you refresh your products regularly, and always choose a brush that can reach all areas of your mouth.

    4. Dehydration

    One of the body’s main defences against oral health problems is saliva, but it’s hard to produce enough to keep your mouth fresh if you’re not drinking enough liquids. Try to up your water intake so you can avoid dry mouth and the bad breath that accompanies it.

    5. Poor Oral Health

    gum diseaseNaturally, failing to keep up an efficient oral health routine can quickly lead to issues such as gum disease, which is one of the main reasons that patients develop bad breath. If you’re worried about your routine, contact your dentist or hygienist to book an appointment and receive some professional advice. Dental Marketing




    If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment with the dentist or hygienist then please call us on 01695 627 617 or fill in the ‘Contact Us‘ form and one of our team members will call you back.

  4. What Makes Us Tick?

    1st November 2016 by St Raphaels Dental

    The team at St Raphaels were extremely excited when they found out that the Wigan Evening Post wanted to do a story on why we do what we do and what made us all tick together.

    We were asked a series of questions from the reporter there to find out what type of services we provided, treatments that we helped people with, how long we have been established and where as a business and a team planning to go as we develope over the years.

    We are pretty sure you will find this a great read as well as insightful into the background operations of the dental practice. You also get to know our team in a lot more personal view. The team are what makes and ticks St Raphaels Dental Practice and you will be seeing more of us within our community with future charity work as well as bringing the latest treatments into the heart of Upholland, Skelmersdale. Enjoy the read 🙂

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