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We all know the importance of brushing our teeth at least twice a day and keeping an eye on our oral health, but when it comes to brushing between teeth, many of us tend to be unsure as to what to include as part of our routines. Cleaning those harder to reach or see areas of our mouths is an essential part of maintaining good overall oral health and ensuring that any plaque and leftover food particles have been removed.
No matter how good you think your tooth brushing technique is, your toothbrush can’t reach all areas of your mouth, which means that plaque can quickly buildup within the gaps in your teeth, something that then leaves you vulnerable to issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing between teeth is a good way to keep some of those harder to reach areas clean and flossing or using interdental brushes are the most effective methods. If you don’t already, then here are some reasons why you should brush between teeth and how to properly use interdental brushes and floss.
A regular toothbrush isn’t designed to clean all areas of your mouth, which is why we need additional tools, such as floss, interdental brushes and mouthwash, to look after our wider oral health. Of course, you can’t fit a regular toothbrush between teeth or properly get into gaps and not paying attention to these areas of your mouth can lead to discolouration and plaque build-up. Brushing between teeth reduces the risk of plaque formation and helps to remove any trapped bits of food which can cause plaque and bad breath.
By using floss or interdental brushes, you can dislodge these bits of food and remove any plaque or debris which may remain after mealtimes. Once you start cleaning and brushing between your teeth, your gums may feel a little sore, or you may notice some light bleeding. This should stop after a few times, but if bleeding persists, then please get in touch with us.
When you clean and brush between teeth, this is something that should either be done prior to brushing your teeth with your normal toothbrush or after brushing and prior to using mouthwash. This means that any debris you remove from your teeth isn’t left behind. Using dental floss is fairly straightforward when it comes to cleaning your teeth. Use a long length of floss and gently pass this backwards and forwards in between your teeth. This should remove any stubborn plaque build-up or food debris.
Using interdental brushes can look a little intimidating at first, but they are really good little tools for getting in between gaps to clean and brush between teeth. They’re also good for metal brace wearers, who find that food gets trapped between the wire and bracket. Interdental brushes come in a variety of different sizes, so you need to find the right one which doesn’t feel uncomfortable whilst using. Our hygienist team will recommend the correct size or sizes of brush (you may need more than one size)
Using interdental brushes to brush between teeth couldn’t be easier. Insert the brush gently into gaps between the teeth and move it backwards and forwards between the teeth, making sure not to use too vigorous movements. Work around the whole of your mouth, cleaning in between each tooth. Like with flossing, after the first few times your gums may feel slightly sensitive or tender, or you may notice some bleeding. This should lessen the more you do it, but if the bleeding persists, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Ensuring that you regularly brush between teeth can vastly improve your overall oral health and leave you with healthier teeth and fresher breath. Using more than one technique is recommended in order to reach different areas of your mouth, however, if you have had bridges or dental implants, then this should be taken into consideration before you start using interdental brushes or floss and should be discussed with your dental hygienist.
Good oral health starts with you and here at Dental Solutions, we have a range of hygienist treatments available, where our dedicated team of dental hygienists can give you advice on gum and oral health. It is not even necessary to be a patient at our dental practice to see one of our hygienists. Get in touch today to arrange your consultation.
Invisalign and composite bonding might not seem like dental procedures which are related, but in reality, they are two treatments that complement one another really well when it comes to creating a new smile. Invisalign’s purpose is to straighten teeth and close gaps, whilst composite bonding is a treatment used to fix teeth imperfections such as cracks, stains and chips.
Invisalign and composite bonding can create a straighter and more aesthetic smile and here at Dental Solutions, this can be done in conjunction with one another. If you have questions about how Invisalign and composite bonding can create a perfect smile, then here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that works without anyone really noticing that you’re having treatment! Invisalign is a popular treatment particularly for adults who would like teeth-straightening treatment and, as Invisalign uses clear retainers, this means that people are unlikely to notice. The clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and look like a thin, clear gum shield, so there are no traditional metal wires, braces or brackets involved and they can be removed whilst eating and drinking. Treatment time for Invisalign depends on your teeth and what you want the final results to look like, as well as which type of Invisalign treatment our dentists recommend.
Composite bonding is the process that involves applying a material called composite resin or dental composite to a tooth in order to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. Patients who are interested in this procedure often feel as though their natural teeth could use some improvement, either because of crooked, misshapen or chipped teeth.
Composite bonding can also be used for a number of other cosmetic dental procedures, such as making teeth appear longer or changing the shape and colour of a tooth. It can even be used to close gaps in between teeth. Treatment time is usually a lot shorter than people realise, with a single tooth taking around an hour on average.
Just as Invisalign works to straighten teeth, composite bonding works by altering the appearance of the tooth. Invisalign and composite bonding treatments work well together as they both compliment the appearance of teeth and leave you with the perfect smile.
Composite bonding can be done both before and after Invisalign treatment, but most patients choose to have composite bonding treatment as a follow-on procedure following their Invisalign treatment to create the perfect finish. Composite bonding can help to create smoother tooth shapes and sizes and be used to fix any remaining chips, cracks or gaps left after Invisalign treatment.
In conclusion, Invisalign and composite bonding are treatments that work together to help you achieve the perfect smile. If you are interested in Invisalign and composite bonding treatment or would like more information on how you can achieve the perfect smile, then please get in touch with us today to arrange your free 30-minute consultation. Alternatively, if you have recently finished Invisalign treatment and would like to continue work on achieving the perfect smile, then take a look at our upcoming Smile Makeover events here.
The decision to get dental implants is often difficult to make. Although there are many benefits to dental implants, there are also many things to consider. The best way to decide if dental implants could be right for you is to speak to your dentist who will be able to answer all of your questions. This is why we are hosting a dental implant open evening.
We would like to invite you to our dental implant open evening, taking place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. During the event, prospective patients will enjoy a 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw and have the chance to ask questions and find out more about the procedure. Nicola Corless, our Implant Treatment Facilitator, will also be available to answer questions.
Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a dental implant consultation.
On the day of your appointment, you will receive a free 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Treatment Facilitator. During this time you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have about the procedure and put your mind at ease. We specialise in the care and treatment of very nervous or dental phobic patients, so if you are nervous about the process we will be able to help. You will have a chance to look around our implant suite and meet the nursing team who will be on hand to answer your questions. At the end of the consultation, you will be given an individual treatment plan and quotation.
Do you have loose dentures that feel uncomfortable or loose-fitting? Then our All on Four treatment could be the perfect dental solution for you. Our All-on Four Package includes:
Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the demand for this event will be very high, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
You can book your appointment by calling 01925 756565 or by filling in the form below to request a callback.
“I used to cover my mouth with my hands when I smiled, and now I don’t have to. I know that I smile much more than I ever did, I now want to show off my smile. I can honestly say that whilst it wasn’t cheap, it was the best money I have ever spent. From that first meeting with Gavin to meeting Richard Brookshaw and the nursing team I have been treated with so much kindness, patience and care.”
The treatment itself on the day was absolutely fine and I followed all the post treatment instructions to the letter, and just controlled the discomfort afterwards with some paracetamol. I can definitely recommend the whole team at Dental Solutions.
My new smile exceeded all my expectations- I just looked in the mirror and gave Gavin and his nurse a big hug! And now? I eat normally with no trouble whatsoever. I was even told by someone who I’d met the other day ‘Aren’t your teeth lovely for your age!’
Now the treatment is complete I can eat pretty much whatever I want- crunchy snacks, crusty bread, I can even bite into apples which I hadn’t done since I was 15! I smile with a lot more confidence.
Not everyone is born with the perfect smile and it’s important to remember that our mouths and teeth change as we age and can also be influenced by things such as our diets and lifestyle. If you are someone who is conscious of your smile, then getting the perfect smile might seem like a faraway dream and something which isn’t achievable. However, unless you want to spend the rest of your life hiding your smile in photos and covering your mouth when you talk, there is a solution.
Getting the perfect smile can seem like a lot of work, but there have been huge developments in cosmetic dentistry in recent years, meaning that any concerns you may have with your smile are likely to be an easy and straightforward fix for our team of experts here at Dental Solutions. With that in mind, here are the different ways that we can help you get the perfect smile.
Cosmetic issues such as yellow or stained teeth are very common amongst dental patients and can leave you feeling unhappy with your smile due to the effect it has on your confidence. Teeth whitening is a fairly common and straightforward procedure, which can have huge benefits in that it boosts your confidence and you are one step closer to getting the perfect smile you have always wanted.
After whitening, you may notice that some teeth haven’t responded to whitening in the way you had hoped, even when carried out by a dentist. This can be caused by stains deep within the tooth and can cause the tooth to look grey or translucent because the enamel has worn down. These teeth are unlikely to respond to teeth whitening, so it may be that a veneer or composite bonding technique is used instead.
Having missing, crooked or misaligned teeth can be a big reason why people feel uncomfortable smiling or showing their teeth. Here at Dental Solutions, we understand that getting the perfect smile can do wonders for your self-confidence and overall happiness, which is why we offer some different teeth straightening treatments using new and improved techniques.
If the thought of traditional fixed braces puts you off the thought of having teeth straightening treatment, then our Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth treatment provide an alternative to this by using clear aligners and porcelain brackets alternatively instead. Depending on the results you want to achieve and the current condition of your teeth and gums, our team of experts will help you decide on the right treatment plan for you and, to achieve the perfect smile, will be there every step of the way so that you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
If you have multiple concerns in regards to your smile and teeth and aren’t sure about the best course of action, then why not attend one of our Smile Makeover Open Evenings? Our Smile Makeovers are a popular treatment choice for those patients looking for a confidence boost and to achieve their perfect smile. If you have missing or crooked teeth, your teeth are discoloured or are unhappy about chips and cracks, then we can help you to enhance your smile with our Smile Makeovers.
At our Open Evenings, you can speak with our dentists about the range of treatments we offer to build the perfect smile for you and have a free 30-minute consultation with our dentists Gavin Laidlaw and Lauren Westhead, where you can ask any questions you may have about the procedures available. We also have information on ways to budget for your dental treatment with interest-free and interest-bearing credit options. For more information on our upcoming Smile Makeover Open Evenings, or to book your space, you can find out more here.
How we feel about our teeth and smile can really affect our confidence and it has been found that around a third of adults are unhappy with their smile. If you find it difficult to smile in public or around people that you don’t know, then this could be a sign of smile anxiety. Smiling with bad teeth and the subsequent smile anxiety that comes with it is one of the most common dental worries and can have a huge impact on your day to day life.
Your teeth and smile are some of the first things that people notice about you, so it is important to have confidence in your smile, but 27% of adults try to avoid showing their teeth when they smile, 18% feel the need to cover their mouth when they smile and 22% of adults avoid having their photo taken. Here at Dental Solutions, we understand that smiling with bad teeth can have an impact on the way you feel about and see yourself, so if you worry about smiling with bad teeth, here are some ways that we can help you.
Tooth whiteness has become a sign of having “healthy teeth” in recent years, which is largely down to the iconic Hollywood smile that we see so often. Just because someone has white teeth doesn’t mean that they have healthy teeth or gums! If your teeth are stained or discoloured and this is something you worry about, then tooth whitening can help to bring back their natural sparkle.
The team here at Dental Solutions will help advise you on the best shade of whitening that suits your facial features and assess the overall health of your teeth and mouth before any teeth whitening treatment. We have a range of teeth whitening treatments available, depending on your desired final results and when you want your results by so that you no longer need to worry about smiling with bad teeth due to their colour.
If you have a missing tooth, then this can be a source of anxiety and lack of confidence when it comes to smiling. The good news is that thanks to dental advancements, there are now plenty of treatments and options available when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants involve a titanium root being placed into the gum and then a porcelain replacement tooth is bonded to the site after a short healing process. If you worry about smiling with bad teeth due to tooth loss, then this can now be easily rectified due to the latest dentistry technologies and procedures.
As we age, our teeth can often move positions and become crooked, which can leave people to feel self-conscious about their smile and the appearance of their teeth. At Dental Solutions, we have some treatments available to solve the issue of crooked teeth, from teeth straightening solutions to cosmetic procedures such as composite bonding and veneers to help restore the look of a full smile. Our team of expert dentists can help you to choose the right treatment plan for crooked and damaged teeth and help you achieve a beautiful smile that you can be proud to show off.
If you’re self-conscious about smiling with bad teeth, then it is important to remember that your smile doesn’t define who you are. If you are interested in correcting your smile, then contact us today and arrange a free consultation with our team of dentists so that we can help you get your full and confident smile back! We have a smile makeover event where you can have a free consultation with our team and discuss we can help to eradicate your smile anxiety for good.
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance and health of your teeth and gums through a series of dentistry procedures. The best way to decide which treatments you’d need is to speak to your dentist who will be able to answer all of your questions. This is why we are hosting a smile makeover open evening.
We would like to invite you to our smile makeover open evening, taking place on Tuesday 30th March from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. During the event, prospective patients will enjoy a 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw and have the chance to ask questions and find out more about the procedure. Lauren Westhead, our qualified Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth short term orthodontics provider will also be available to answer questions.
Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a smile makeover consultation.
On the day of your appointment, you will receive a free 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Lauren Westhead, BDS BSC who is also one of our qualified Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth short term orthodontics providers. During this time you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have about the procedures and put your mind at ease. We specialise in the care and treatment of very nervous or dental phobic patients. To help any nervous or dental phobic patients who may be frightened of the thought of dental treatment, we’ll provide a relaxed consultation with Gavin and Lauren in Gavin’s dental suite completely away from the dental chair if you prefer. At the end of the consultation, you will be given an individual treatment plan and quotation.
Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the demand for this event will be very high, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
You can book your appointment by calling 01925 756565 or by filling in the form below to request a callback.
“I have been a patient at Dental Solutions for a while as I had orthodontics when I was 16 which straightened my teeth perfectly. I decided to have a consultation with Gavin- there was nowhere else I’d consider. He recommended a course of whitening and after discussing the pros and cons of cosmetic bonding versus veneers, and I decided that veneers were a better longer-term option for me.”
“I’d been unhappy with my smile for quite a while. The top teeth on one side of my mouth were larger than the other side. In addition I had a patch of white on one tooth that I felt stood out from the others and was quite noticeable. I wasn’t scared at all and the treatment itself was painless, comfortable and actually quite calming throughout. When I saw my new smile I was overwhelmed – it was the perfect smile that I always wanted. Plus I no longer need to use an editor on my smile!
“I’d originally had a chat with my usual dentist in Stockton Heath about my smile, as I’d noticed on my Facebook photos that my teeth had moved and were no longer as straight as they used to be. Unfortunately, he was unable to do Invisalign and so suggested that I looked at another place in Warrington. As I lived in Lymm I decided to see if Dental Solutions could help me first instead – I knew they had a good reputation and I’d often wondered about them when I walked past their surgery in the village.
I first came across Dental Solutions as my friend Katy had raved about the great experience she had had with her own smile transformation there. I also live in Lymm so having Dental Solutions on my doorstep has been very handy.
As a teenager, I had train track braces, but over time my teeth had moved out of position, and it was when my wired retainer had become detached that I knew I had to take action.
Like my friend Katy, I have also had a great experience with Amy and the team at Dental Solutions. Amy recommended full upper and lower Invisalign to correct some gaps and address a crossbite. The treatment took just 20 weeks from start to finish and I would say that out of those 20 weeks, four were a little painful and achy- all of which were easily soothed with paracetamol.
The team couldn’t have been more accommodating throughout my treatment. They even organised for my Aunt to collect the retainers over lockdown whilst I was self-isolating after a trip to Greece.
I couldn’t be happier now my treatment is complete- I am completely confident now on zoom calls and the free home whitening at the end of my treatment was the perfect finishing touch.
So all-in-all an amazing treatment and well worth it, I have already recommended Dental Solutions to my friends and I have now decided to come to Dental Solutions for my regular dental care.
If you are considering a smile makeover or another dental cosmetic procedure here at Dental Solutions, please get in touch with us today. For more information on our upcoming Smile Makeover Open Evenings, you can learn more here.
Getting braces can be a worry for some people. As the initial process involves quite a lot of time in the dentist’s chair in the first few months, this can deter some patients. If your dentist or orthodontist has recommended having some teeth removed prior to getting your braces, then this can also cause some dental-related anxiety. However, removing teeth for braces is quite a common and straightforward procedure and is sometimes recommended for patients who have overcrowding on their top or bottom jaw.
A tooth extraction is usually carried out by a dentist and is a relatively quick procedure that is completed in the weeks prior to getting your braces fitted. If your dentist has recommended that you will need a tooth or two removed before getting braces, here are 3 things to know about removing teeth for braces.
The first time you visit us, our orthodontics team will examine your teeth, mouth and gums and have a discussion with you about what it is you want to achieve. We will also take some X-rays of your teeth and decide whether removing teeth for braces is the best option for you and the results you want to see.
It may be that teeth extraction isn’t necessary, but your dentist might suggest having one or two teeth removed depending on the overall condition and health of your teeth. It may be that there isn’t enough room in your mouth for our Invisalign or Quick Straight Teeth treatments, or that one of your teeth is damaged beyond repair. Rest assured that there is always a reason as to why when it comes to removing teeth for braces and this step is carefully considered by your dentist to help you to achieve the best results.
There are many benefits when it comes to removing teeth for braces if you have preexisting dental problems which may affect the quality of your final results. One of the main benefits is creating more room for your orthodontist to work with when it comes to getting your teeth into the right positions. Removing teeth for braces may also reduce your treatment time and help you to achieve your desired results in a quicker time frame, but this is something our team of dentists will discuss with you during your consultation and treatment.
By removing teeth for braces, this may also open up the different types of braces you can have for your treatment. Braces have come a long way in recent years thanks to revolutionary orthodontic treatments and there are now a few different options available depending on your desired results and lifestyle. Traditional braces are still an option and use a metal bracket and wire, but if you are having your teeth straightened as an adult, then you will likely want an option that is more discreet.
Here at Dental Solutions, we have the option of Invisalign braces, which use virtually invisible aligners to straighten teeth, and Quick Straight Teeth, which is a short-term orthodontic procedure that uses either clear aligners or clear ceramic braces.
Our dentists won’t recommend removing teeth for braces unless it is the best option for you and your chosen treatment. There are a few alternative techniques available, but this may either take a longer period of time to see results or could impact your final look once the treatment is finished. If you would prefer to avoid removing teeth for braces, then we can of course discuss this with you during your consultation and treatment plan.
Overall, some people will find that they need teeth removed prior to their teeth straightening treatment and we understand that this can cause concern or anxiety. Removing teeth for braces is a quick, painless and straightforward procedure that simply makes room for the rest of your teeth to straighten and move during your braces treatment.
If you would like more information on our teeth straightening treatments, or if you have any questions you would like to ask our team of expert orthodontists, please contact us today or arrange your free 30-minute consultation.
Tooth loss can happen at any age, despite the belief that it only affects the older generations. Having a prosthetic tooth or dental implant fitted can cause people to feel self-aware and knock their confidence due to the worry that other people will be able to tell or notice, but this is no longer the case.
Tooth loss is now quite common in people of all ages, from teenagers to elderly adults, for a number of different reasons. It might not always be the result of poor dental health- perhaps due to a sporting injury or accident.
With today’s technology and dental procedures, a prosthetic tooth or dental implant can look almost identical to your natural teeth, but this doesn’t always mean that your confidence isn’t affected in some way. Being aware of the fact that people may be able to notice a difference in your smile can cause some reservations when it comes to having the procedures done, but thanks to advances in medical technology, this is unlikely to be the case.
The loss of a tooth, or multiple teeth, can have some effect on the way that you chew food, smile and bite. As your teeth provide structure and support for your cheeks and lips, tooth loss can result in some sagging of your cheeks and lower facial features. However, having a prosthetic tooth or dental implant can help with these issues as, depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced, your face will fill out slightly and your ability to chew food, bite and smile confidently will return.
The good news for those who have a prosthetic tooth or dental implant fitted is that overall, there is generally a positive change or improvement in your appearance. Here at Dental Solutions, we have a few different options available when it comes to dental implants and our team can help you to decide which is the right one for you during your initial consultation.
When people have a prosthetic tooth or dental implants fitted, they are often worried about the way they feel in their mouths and whether the implant or tooth will cause some tell-tale signs that they have an implant fitted. Things such as whistling from gaps around the implant or developing a lisp are worries for a lot of dental patients, however, this is all down to the way in which the implant or prosthetic tooth is fitted.
A prosthetic tooth or dental implant should not feel like a foreign object in your mouth. This is very important and comes down to the way they were made and/or fitted. The plates which hold a prosthetic tooth should be moulded to match the shape of your jaw, mouth and gum line perfectly. There should be no gaps and it shouldn’t feel uncomfortably tight. It can take a bit of adjustment to get used to having a prosthetic tooth or dental implant, but as they are designed to be a replacement for your natural teeth, so they shouldn’t make things such as eating and talking difficult or uncomfortable.
The main challenge when it comes to having a prosthetic tooth or dental implant is the worry that people will know that you have had these procedures done, either when you’re talking, smiling or eating. Thanks to the advances in technology and modern dentistry, this should no longer be an issue. We accurately colour match the new tooth to their surrounding teeth and ensure that their size and gum line is maintained. However, proper care and maintenance will help keep the overall appearance of your new teeth looking more natural and blend in with your original teeth.
There are some ways that people may be able to tell that you have had dental implants or a prosthetic tooth fitted, but they are very slight and are usually only for the period where you are still getting used to them or are noticeable to those closest to you. For example, your choice of foods may be a clue, as you are less likely to bite and tear tough food if you have recently had a dental implant and are advised to eat softer foods for the first week or so, but again, this will only be noticeable to your closest friends and family. If you have been living with a gap in your smile for some time before visiting us for an implant, you may feel that you speak differently for a while. However this issue quickly dissipates with time.
In conclusion, there is no single way that people will know if you have a dental implant or prosthetic tooth, given that it is well fitted and matches your existing teeth. Our expert team at Dental Solutions will ensure that your choice of dental implant or prosthetics are perfectly matched to you and the outcome you want to achieve. We have a dedicated implant suite at our clinic and run regular Implant Open Days, so that you can come in, meet Gavin Laidlaw Principal Dentist and Partner and his team and ask any questions you may have before any procedure, as well as a free 30-minute consultation. For more information, you can read about our next Implant Open Day here, or contact us today.