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  1. Why Do My Teeth Get Stained & Discoloured?

    3rd March 2017 by St Raphaels Dental

     

    Why Do My Teeth Get Stained & Discoloured?

    There are many reasons why your teeth could become discoloured, and tackling the problem at its source could help you to prevent further problems in the future. Many people also choose to reverse the discolouration on their teeth using whitening treatments or airflow procedures, which can leave your teeth brighter and whiter than ever.

     

    Causes of Discolouration

    There are many factors that can cause discolouration on the teeth, but the main issues include:

    • Smoking – Smoking cigarettes is a common cause of yellow teeth, and can transform teeth quickly if you smoke frequently.
    • Food and drink – dark food and drink can cause staining over long periods of time. Coffee, cola and wine are some of the most common causes.
    • Ageing – As you age, the dentin in your teeth will naturally yellow, and thinning enamel allows this to show through.
    • Injuries – Chipping or knocking your tooth can lead to discolouration, particularly if the pulp is damaged.

     

    Should I Get My Teeth Whitened?

    zoom teeth whiteningTeeth whitening is a very popular treatment, but sadly many people are opting for cheap but dangerous whitening procedures performed by untrained professionals. The resulting scepticism can be daunting, but by choosing to have your teeth whitened with your dentist you could gain all the benefits of whiter teeth without the high risk.

    Teeth whitening provides a number of benefits, but for many, the decision to undergo the procedure is fuelled by a lack of confidence. With whiter, brighter teeth, you could feel like you finally have a smile to be proud of, helping you to progress in work, socialise more and even feel more confident on dates.

     

     

     

    What is Airflow Treatment?scale and polish wigan

    Airflow teeth whitening is a specific type of whitening treatment that uses a spray of air, polishing powder and a jet stream of water to rapidly remove any surface stains from your teeth. Non-invasive, the treatment provides gentle stain removal without damaging your teeth and provides noticeably whiter teeth in minutes. Airflow treatment is quick and easy, and can simply be requested ahead of your next check up or hygienist visit.

     

    To discuss in detail about how you can get whiter teeth, please call your personal treatment advisor on 01695 627 617 or fill out the Contact Us form.


  2. 5 Tips on How To Reduce Bad Breath

    9th November 2016 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.


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