Dentistry For All Ages

Dental Treatments For Children

Treatment
Prevention – we try to prevent cavities forming with appropriate dietary advice, applications and advice on fluoride treatments and sealants.

We are able to deal with simple restorations through to the management and treatment of complex dental problems as well as patients who have had previous treatment difficulties or medical problems.

It is possible to continue treatment with the in house orthodontists.
There are relatively few children’s specialists, so we are very fortunate to have Dr Evelyn Sheehy working with us on Saturdays. Our other dentists can take care of simple treatments and emergencies on weekdays.
Babies should be introduced to twice daily brushing, good diet and regular visits to the dentist, even before they need treatment.
Savoury foods should be encouraged and sugary snacks should be avoided between meals. How often sugar is consumed is more important than the amount.

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Dental Care For Teenagers

Treatment

teeA nice smile is important for good social relationships and to give confidence.

Many teenagers need tooth straightening to provide them with a good facial profile as well as a pleasing smile and so this is a very easy time to wear braces.

We are fortunate to have orthodontists Dr Clare Nightingale.
Wisdom teeth can start to erupt during late teenage years and can be a source of discomfort and swelling.

We have a surgical specialist to take care of any problems.

Teeth need to be properly cared for during the teenage period.
Tooth erosion can result from fizzy, diet and Alco pop drinks.
Proper tooth brushing and flossing technique set the scene for good gum condition in the future and helps avoid bad breath.
See examples below.

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Dental Treatments for Adults

Treatment
It is becoming increasingly fashionable to have a nice looking smile as well as a healthy mouth.

Many people are improving their appearance with tooth whitening (bleaching) and cosmetic dentistry to provide an improved designer smile. This often involves crowns, veneers or resin fillings or tooth straightening.

Orthodontics is increasingly popular amongst adults with the Invisalign almost invisible system, which avoids the use of fixed braces. To find out more about Invisalign please click here.

The practice has experience of many implant cases over the past 15 years. It is often better to place a dental implant to replace a missing (or damaged) tooth than to prepare good unfilled teeth for a bridge.

Implants are becoming increasingly popular and successful in providing a replacement for natural teeth either as a single tooth or as a whole set. To find out more about implants please click here.

Dr Keith Cohen is a specialist in Restorative dentistry and undertakes the above procedures with his colleagues in the practice: Dr Natalia Kremouti, Dr Keval Patel, Dr Rena Millet and Dr Jason Niggli.

Regular check-ups are vital to help check for gum disease and decay.
Gum disease is usually painless until it is to late and is therefore a major cause of tooth loss as people get older. Many problems occur in between teeth so it is important to clean with dental floss or small interproximal brushes as well as just normal tooth brushing.
See examples below.

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Dental Treatment For Seniors

Treatment
It is becoming increasingly fashionable to have a nice looking smile as well as a healthy mouth.

Many people are improving their appearance with tooth whitening (bleaching) and cosmetic dentistry to provide an improved designer smile. This often involves crowns, veneers or resin fillings or tooth straightening.

You can often tell when people are wearing dentures because of the sunken appearance of the lips and profile. The denture teeth can often be up to 1cm away from their original position. We have various techniques to ensure that dentures look natural and aim to provide you with an excellent appearance and fit.

Dental implants and mini implants have revolutionised treatment for patients with missing teeth, the success of implants is not dependant on age and we have so far treated patients over 80 years old. If there is not enough natural bone to place implants we can carry out procedures to increase the quantity.

Dr Keith Cohen and his colleagues carry out implant, mini implant and denture treatment.

Regular visits are still important to maintaining good dental health as we get older.

As well as checking for signs of serious conditions such as mouth cancer, advice can be given on preventing gum disease and decay and on effective cleaning methods, which may change as the mouth changes.

Once teeth have been lost the gums continue to shrink so dentures will get loose and should be relined every 1 or 2 years.

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