What Does 2019 Hold In Store For You?
Our Ashby and Swadlincote team takes a look at New Year dental opportunities.
So, Christmas has been and gone, and some of the luckier ones will have just returned to work after a nice relaxing break. This time of the year though is often also one where we both reflect and look forward, often making new year resolutions. These resolutions, if carried through, can be of significant benefit to us and may include losing weight or getting fitter, both of which are likely to have health benefits. As most of us probably know though, too few of us actually manage to achieve what we had hoped to do.
One of the reasons for this ‘failure’ is that we all too often depend on our own willpower, which may be lacking at times. Resolutions that are carried out with the aid of professional help though, have a much better chance of being carried through, as we are not relying on our willpower alone.
And this is where we come in….
Help and advice
It isn’t uncommon to hear patients tell us that they had intended to look after their teeth better, when they come to us with a toothache in the latter part of the year. The reality is that taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t that difficult, but it does require persistence. Many problems may also start off very small and almost unnoticeable; being almost invisible to the patient until such a time that the problems becomes significant, and sometimes painful too.
It is for this reason that we always recommend that patients of Alexandra Dental Care, pay us a visit for a check up at least twice a year. Any small amounts of decay, that may not yet be causing discomfort, can be removed and replaced using a small filling. Our dental hygienists are also available for regular appointments and we invite you to take advantage of this too. Not only will this enable the removal of tartar from the teeth and gum line, but also affords you the opportunity to discuss and improve your own oral health care.
Considering your smile
As patients of our Swadlincote and Ashby dental practice will be aware, we don’t only deal with problems like decay and gum disease, but are also pleased to provide an extensive range of cosmetic dental procedures. Whilst some treatments that fall into this category can also be used for restoration purposes; crowns and dental implants for example, these treatments also offer an excellent opportunity to improve your smile.
Your 2019 smile makeover
If one of your aims for the new year is to take better care of yourself and the way that you look, then perhaps a good place to start is with a smile makeover. We have discussed before about how a better smile can change your life in many ways, potentially giving your confidence and self esteem a boost, and helping you to achieve certain aims.
A smile makeover though cannot be achieved alone, and whilst you will need to take the first step and book an appointment, you will then be in the hands of our experienced dental team who can help you to achieve the type of smile that you may only have dreamed about.
The first step of course, is to arrange to see us to discuss your aims and needs. You will not be put under pressure to have any particular treatment, but we will discuss the available options as well as your budget. Payment plans can also be discussed. You will also be given an initial oral health examination to make sure that there are no other issues, such as decay, that need treating before any cosmetic treatments can start.
Once your mouth is restored to good health where necessary, your cosmetic treatments can start. The type used will depend on what was discussed and what you need to give you an attractive smile. Although this may indeed include treatments such as dental implants, more commonly, a teeth whitening procedure plays a significant part in this. For some people, this treatment alone is sufficient to give them a great looking smile.
Where teeth are crooked though, orthodontic treatment may be required beforehand. There is little point in having beautiful white teeth if they are crooked and uneven. Other options available include replacing amalgam fillings with natural tooth coloured ones, and the use of porcelain veneers for any teeth that are chipped, cracked or heavily stained. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and we will be able to guide you on the way to having great looking teeth.
It all starts with a phone call. Our receptionists are back at work to make you an appointment for your smile makeover, or for any other dental reason. 2019 could be the year when you are finally happy with the way that your teeth look and we are more than happy to help you to achieve this. Why not get the ball rolling today and give us a call on 01283 216347.
From all of us here at Alexandra Dental Care, we wish you all a happy (and smiley) New Year!Google+