Month: February 2018

Root Canal Treatment

February 26, 2018 6:17 am

Root Canal Treatment   What is Root Canal Treatment?   Root Canal Treatment is a complex procedure carried out by dentists to save teeth with severe problems.  It is usually necessary when the pulp (nerve) of a tooth is dead or dying, to cure infection and to stop pain.  It will also prevent further infection later in the tooth’s life.   How does the pulp die?   There are many ways, including a blow to the tooth, although tooth decay is the most common cause. Root Canal Treatment is necessary when decay has reached the centre (pulp) of the tooth.  The tooth may become sensitive to hot and cold and will be sensitive to bite on. Occasionally, however, a tooth... View Article

What should I avoid with Braces?

February 22, 2018 6:01 am

What should I avoid with Braces?   Braces which are fixed onto the teeth can cause some challenges with eating. There is a risk that the brackets of the brace can come off when excessively hard or sticky foods are eaten. Chewing can be considerably challenged and a softer diet will be best to be adopted.   Which foods should I avoid with braces?   Hard and chewy foods are best avoided when you are wearing braces. These can include the following: Nuts Hard chocolates Toffees Chewing gum Toasted bread French Toast Crusty rolls Pop corn   The best foods to have will include a soft diet. This include the following   Soups Soft bread Pasta Mashed foods Bananas Cheese... View Article

Common Brace Problems

February 19, 2018 6:00 am

COMMON BRACE PROBLEMS   What are Braces?   Braces can be fixed or removable. Braces are designed to change the current position of the teeth. Many patients have braces to close spacing, correct over crowding or to simply improve their smile. Teenagers are most common to have braces but in recent times adults are now seeking more and more braces treatments. Braces can take a conventional approach or a purely cosmetic approach.   What are the common brace problems?   Braces whether fixed or removable can cause the following problems.   Gingivitis Gingivitis in simple terms means inflammation of the gums. This is where the patient may experience bleeding and soreness. In extreme cases they may develop swelling of the... View Article

Invisalign vs Fixed Braces in Essex

February 13, 2018 12:00 pm

Invisalign Vs Fixed Braces in Essex In this blog we will discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign braces in comparison to fixed braces such as six month smiles, lingual braces and conventional train track style braces.   What is Invisalign?   Invisalign are clear aligners that have been custom made for your teeth to help with movement. Gentle controlled force is applied to the teeth in order to move them into a more healthier alignment. Each aligner is normally worn for a period of two weeks and then you will visit the dentist for the next aligner.   What are Fixed Braces?   Fixed braces are small brackets which are bonded to your teeth. They can be metal... View Article

Adult Teeth Straightening – Adult Braces

February 12, 2018 6:09 am

Adult Teeth Straightening – Adult Braces   There is no age limit to teeth straightening. Are you looking for adult teeth straightening – adult Braces? Some people do not know they are able to straighten their teeth as an adult. Have you already had braces when you were younger and did not wear your retainers? Your teeth may have moved out of line again and are no longer straight. Did you know you can still have braces again to straighten the teeth back? Here at Viva Dental Studio we are trained and specialised in cosmetic teeth straightening and can use cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening to further enhance your smile.   Viva Dental Studio Adult Braces   We offer a... View Article

What is a Hygienist?

February 7, 2018 6:50 am

Hygienist  What is a Hygienist?   Hygienists are a part of the dental team. They have an important role in helping you to look after your teeth. Hygienists are widely known for cleaning teeth.  They also provide advice to patients on how to maintain their oral hygiene and instruct a more efficient cleaning regime for you at home. Cleaning your teeth is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Even with thorough home brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up in hard to reach areas. “Did you know there are 5 surfaces on every tooth you need to clean?” What does the Hygienist do?   The Hygienist professionally cleans the teeth by what’s known as a scale and... View Article

What are Dental Veneers?

February 5, 2018 6:36 am

Dental Veneers   What are dental veneers and what materials are made of?   A dental veneer is a layer of COMPOSITE or PORCELAIN that is placed over the front surface of the tooth to improve the shape, form and aesthetic look of teeth.   Why would I use Dental Veneers?   Veneers are great to restore a tooth that has been fractured, chipped or discoloured. They can be used to align crowded teeth and even to close gaps between the teeth to create a nicer, brighter smile. The teeth can be made lighter in colour with the choice of composite or porcelain used to make the veneers. You can even go for a Hollywood type of smile makeover. Dental... View Article