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Importance of good oral health

To be happy and contented with your smile helps your confidence and boosts your self-esteem. Good oral hygiene is key to having a beautiful, healthy mouth and regular visits to your dentist in Thorpe Bay can help you maintain good oral health, which will make your smile happy and enhance your overall wellbeing. Sometimes although your teeth may be healthy, you may want more from the aesthetics of your mouth. There are many factors which may affect the look of your teeth. Issues include staining or discolouration, cracked or broken teeth, gaps in your teeth, or crooked and misaligned teeth. Speak to us at Thorpe Bay Dental and find out how your dentist in Thorpe Bay can help you perfect your smile today.

Enlighten for teeth whitening


Staining or discolouration of your teeth can affect how you feel about your smile. This can be caused by factors such as poor dental care, smoking, some food or drinks such as wine, tea and coffee, some medications and illnesses. There are many methods of tooth whitening at your dentist in Thorpe Bay including Enlighten. Enlighten is a treatment combining professional cleaning at your dentist with a two-week home treatment kit. Initially you will have a consultation with your dentist in Thorpe Bay to discuss your staining and discolouration issues. If Enlighten is suitable for you then the dentist will take an impression of your teeth to compose custom-made whitening trays to hold the Enlighten gel. The active ingredient in the gel works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen, which in turn breaks down stain molecules responsible for the discolouration of your teeth. This is an easy, effective and permanent whitening treatment for natural teeth.


Invisalign for teeth straightening


If you suffer with crooked teeth, misalignment or if you have gaps or overcrowding of your teeth and you do not want to have traditional metal braces, then speak to us at Thorpe Bay Dental about Invisalign. Following a consultation, X-ray and scan of your mouth, a three-dimensional simulation of your mouth will show you the process that your teeth will go through to achieve the desired result. Each treatment plan is individually tailored and a set of aligners will be created specifically for your teeth. These will then need to be worn in a specific order, for 2 weeks each, then you move on to the next aligner. Step-by-step they will gradually move your teeth into the target positions and give you the beautiful straight smile you desire.


What is composite bonding?


If you have minor imperfections in your teeth, then you may consider cosmetic dentistry. We at Thorpe Bay Dental offer composite bonding to help the aesthetics of your teeth or to restore minor damage to tooth structure. This procedure involves bonding a very thin, strong layer of resin material to the front of your tooth, to cover chips or gaps in the original tooth, re-shape the tooth or to mask staining and discolouration of the tooth, without having to alter the structure of the tooth itself. Composite bonding increases the strength and durability of your own teeth whilst improving the aesthetics of your mouth at the same time, so you can be happy and smile confidently!