Nearly half the population regularly fails to brush its teeth before bedtime, according to a survey for National Smile Month. The research carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) earlier this year, found that more than a third of men and almost 60 per cent of women questioned did not always brush their teeth before bedtime. A small number of those questioned, just 11 per cent, said they regulary skipped brushing in the morning.
Archive for July, 2011
Tips for fresher breath
1. To test if you have bad breath, simply lick the inside of your wrist, let it dry and sniff. If the smell is bad, you can be fairly sure you have bad breath.
2. Clean in between your teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss. This will help clean all parts of the tooth and remove food caught between teeth.
3. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, or use a tongue scraper.
4. Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva to help prevent your mouth from drying out.
5. If your bad breath continues, visit us at Blue Court Dental for advice and cleaning tips.
This gentleman from Harrow was very unhappy about the appearance of his uneven front teeth. His upper front teeth were too short and he did not enough tooth when he smiled and his lower teeth were all at different heights. He also found that his teeth were too yellow.
After a detailed consultation with Dr Dixit, treatment options were discussed . To improve his smile Dr Dixit whitened his teeth and then placed 4 ceramic crowns on his upper front teeth, with some gum reshaping to make the teeth longer. He also re-contoured the patient’s lower teeth to make them more even.
The patient was very happy with the final result and his new mini smile makeover.
We drive over an hour to get here which says it all. Always have great confidence and are treated really well.
Blue Court Dental Centre completed Race for Life on Sunday 19th June at Cassiobury Park, Watford.
Thank you to everyone for their kind donations, which helped us raise £2012.00 for Cancer Research UK.
Over 10 years dental care, I have always found the care and results excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Dixit and I would always choose the practice over any other.
JB May 2011
I’m thinking of having my teeth whitened. Can I do it myself of should I get it done professionally?
This is a frequently asked question especially with so many off-the-shelf whitening products now available. It is crucial to discuss this with your dentist in order to ensure a safe and effective outcome.
The first thing we will do is to determine if your teeth are suitable for whitening and to discuss which methods are best for you. The professional whitening procedures involve a stronger whitening process than the shop-bought products and therefore more effective.
They also avoid problems than can occur with a DIY shop-bought kit such as patchy-looking teeth and sensitivity. Finally, we can also give you top-up kits for use at home to help keep your teeth sparkling and white