Monday, 9 February 2009

Clearstep in Essex. Invisible Dental Braces Essex.

Clearstep was conceived in 1996 and was released to the dental profession in 2001 following 5 years of clinical trials.

Clearstep is a comprehensive orthodontic system able to treat a wide range of malocclusions , ranging from the very mild to severe and any age from severe upwards.

The core of the system is based upon a series of clear positioners that gently guide individual teeth from their initial to the desired position.

However, the company Clearstep , have developed a complete range of appliances that maybe combined to with the clear positioners to open up the diverse and comprehensive treatments never before achieved with a clear positioner before!

The system integrates closing screws , nickel titanium springs and loops , as well as bite planes and functional jaw orthopaedic components whilst still maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance from the patients point of view.

The Clearstep System is thus aesthetic and pleasing and functional.

Clearstep patients are not subject to any dietary restrictions and nor liable to any damage to tooth enamel and subsequent susceptibility to tooth decay associated with fixed metal brackets!

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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sensitive Teeth in Essex?

How will know if I have sensitive teeth?

If you experience occasional discomfort or pain when
eating or drinking hot or cold food or drinks then you
may have sensitive teeth.

The majority of people who have sensitive teeth do not
experience pain every time that they eat or drink hot
or cold food or drinks. The “unexpected” surprise of the
pain can make having sensitive teeth quite frustrating!

What are the main triggers for pain?

There are a range of triggers that can cause discomfort for people
who have sensitive teeth. The triggers are different for different people.
Common triggers include:
• Cold food and drinks e.g. ice cream, ice lollies
and chilled drinks
• Hot food and drinks e.g. soup, coffee and tea
• Sweet food e.g. sticky toffee pudding, chocolate and sweets
• Brushing teeth especially when followed by rinsing
with cold water
Whatever triggers your pain make sure that you mention it to

Can anyone develop sensitive teeth?
Sensitive teeth are more common than you may think. In the UK over
14 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth. It affects people of all age
groups and can occur at any time.

Sensitive teeth are increasingly affecting younger people as a result of
changes in lifestyle and eating habits. As we consume more acidic food
and drinks and snack more often during the day, we are more at risk of
developing sensitive teeth.

What causes sensitive teeth?
Underneath the protective enamel coating of teeth is a highly porous
layer called dentine. This dentine is made from thousands of microscopic
tubes or tubules. Once dentine is exposed the nerve in the centre of the
tooth becomes susceptible to triggers such as cold food and responds
with a short sharp pain.
Delicate dentine once exposed can be easily worn away by toothbrushing.

Dentine can become exposed through two main routes:

Acids in our everyday diet can soften the enamel coating of the
teeth. This enamel is then susceptible to being worn away by
brushing, exposing the dentine. Acidic foods and drinks include fruit
juices, pickles and fizzy drinks such as cola including diet fizzy drinks.

Gum recession
This can be caused by over vigorous toothbrushing, or poor brushing
which can also lead to gum disease. Gum recession leads to the
sensitive dentine in the neck of the tooth becoming exposed.

an sensitive toothpastes be used every day?
Many sensitive toothpaste formulations offer the benefi ts
of everyday toothpastes, such as fl uoride protection and
fresh breath and are designed to be used every day.
Should I use a specialist toothbrush
for sensitive teeth?
To help prevent sensitive teeth it is important to use the
correct toothbrush and brushing technique. SENSODYNE
toothbrushes have compact heads and end rounded bristles
designed to prevent gum irritation.
Five questions to ask us
or hygienist about sensitive teeth

1. What are sensitive teeth?
2. How do I get sensitive teeth?
3. Can anyone develop sensitive teeth?
4. How would I know if I have sensitive teeth?
5. What can I do about sensitive teeth?

Ask us
about sensitive teeth !

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Gum Disease in Essex?

Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of
the gum tissue. There are two main forms of gum disease:


Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. Your gums
become red and swollen and may also bleed easily when
you brush your teeth. There is usually little or no pain.
With improved oral hygiene this condition is reversible.


Untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis. As plaque
spreads and grows below the gum line the tissues and
bone that support your teeth are broken down by
plaque bacteria and destroyed. Your gums may become
separated from your teeth to form pockets, which can
become infected. Eventually teeth may become loose
and have to be removed. The damage caused by this
condition cannot be reversed. However with improved
oral hygiene and treatment by your dentist or hygienist
the condition may be stabilised.

The main cause of gum disease is dental plaque. Plaque is the sticky
layer that collects on the surface of your teeth and gums and contains
bacteria. This plaque can become hardened and form into a surface
layer of tartar (calculus). The bacteria in the tartar continue to attack
the tissues that support the root of your tooth.
How can I tell if I have gum disease?

If you have gingivitis:

• Your gums will be red in colour rather than the usual healthy pink.
• They will also tend to be slightly puffy or swollen.
• Inflamed gums also bleed, usually when you brush your teeth
or bite into something hard such as an apple.
• In severe cases your gums may bleed of their own accord.
If you think you have any of these symptoms, don’t ignore them,
ask your dentist.

Who can get gum disease?
90% of the population are estimated to suffer at some point in their
life to a greater or lesser degree. Gingivitis can affect anyone of any age,
although it is less likely in younger children. Some groups are more at
risk, such as pregnant women, due to
hormonal changes.

How can I prevent gum disease?
The best way to avoid or alleviate gum disease is to practice
good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least two minutes.
Use a total care toothpaste, designed to help keeps gums healthy
and containing fluoride to protect against decay.
Use floss or interdental brushes at least once a day to clean
between your teeth and remove plaque, in particular from
around the gum margin.
After brushing, rinse your mouth with a fluoride mouthrinse,
to reach the areas that may be missed by brushing.
How can I treat gum problems if they occur?

We will help treat your gum
by making sure that your teeth are thoroughly clean.

We may recommend treatment using
a chlorhexidine digluconate based mouthwash,
such as CORSOdYl Mint Mouthwash.

CORSOdYl mouthwash contains an antibac-
terial ingredient that attacks and helps kill the
plaque bacteria which are causing your gum
In addition, CORSOdYl forms a
coating on your teeth, which lasts for up to 12
hours to help prevent new plaque forming on
your teeth and causing further irritation. Call us on 0137548100 for further information
on treating your gum problems.

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Pregnancy and Gum Disease!

Around 50% of all pregnant women experience dental
problems at some point during their pregnancy. The most
common condition is pregnancy gingivitis (gum disease
resulting from pregnancy).

Changing hormone levels can make your gums more
susceptible to plaque attack. Gingivitis causes the gums to
become red and swollen and also bleed easily and they
may also become sore.

The best way to avoid or alleviate the gum problems associated
with pregnancy is to practice good oral hygiene.

Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least two minutes. Use
a total care toothpaste, which will help keep gums healthy and contains
fluoride to protect against decay.

Use floss or interdental brushes at least once a day to clean in-between
your teeth and remove plaque, in particular from around the gum margin.
Rinse your mouth after brushing with a fluoride mouthrinse, to reach
the areas that may be missed by brushing.

If irritation persists your dentist may recommend treatment
using a chlorhexidine digluconate based mouthrinse, such as
CORsODYL Mint Mouthwash.

CORsODYL mouthwashes contain an antibacterial ingredient that
attacks and kills the plaque bacteria that are causing your gum irritation.
In addition, CORsODYL forms a coating on your teeth, which lasts
for up to 12 hours to prevent new plaque forming on your teeth and
causing further irritation. Ask us for further
information on treating your gum problems.

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Childrens Dentist Essex! Childs Dentist Essex!

Plaque will start to form on your child’s teeth and gums as
soon as the first tooth appears. It is important to start a
suitable brushing routine as soon as your child’s teeth start
to appear to help prevent tooth decay and gum problems.
How should I brush my child’s teeth?

The easiest way to brush a young child’s teeth is from
behind, with them sitting on your knee. First gently raise
the chin resting their head against you so that you are
able to look down into their mouth. Then, gently brush
each tooth using circular strokes.

• Use a toothbrush suitable for your child’s age and
stage of tooth development. A small-headed soft
brush should be used initially.

• The use of colourful character toothbrushes
can help to make brushing fun for children.

A balanced diet is vital for any child – plenty of calcium, vitamins
and minerals are important for healthy teeth to form. To ensure
healthy teeth for life it is also important to avoid giving your child
unnecessary sugars.

• Milk and water are the only drinks that should ever be placed in
your baby’s bottle.

• Fizzy drinks (regular or diet), artifi cial fruit squash, drinking chocolate
and milkshakes can all cause harm to teeth. The sugar can lead to
decay, whilst the acid in fi zzy drinks and artifi cial fruit squash can
also attack the enamel covering the teeth (this is called acid erosion).
Limit fi zzy drinks to treats or for special occasions.

• Do not give your child sugary drinks in bottles or dip dummies
in sugary substances as these can cause tooth decay.

• Introduce your baby to a feeding cup as soon as possible.

• Fruit juice should be diluted (1 part juice to 10 parts water),
given in a cup and restricted to mealtimes.

• Avoid cakes, sweets and biscuits between meals. Instead choose
tooth friendly snacks, such as cheese or small pieces of vegetables
such as carrots or celery.

• A pea-sized amount of a fluoride toothpaste
should be used on the brush.

• Brush your child’s teeth twice a day.

• Ask us about the appropriate
fluoride level for your child.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Dental Veneers Essex! Dr J Basrai Cosmetic Dentist Essex!

Today's ultra thin veneers can be sculptured to meet different needs and can be bonded to your existing bridgework.

Here is some of the ways that Cosmetic Dentistry with Porcelain Dental Veneers can boost your Smile Wattage!!

1. Lighten and brighten teeth that have become stained from coffee, tea ,red wine or even tetracyline.

2. Conceal chips , gaps and uneven teeth.

3. Revitalise tired looking crowns and bridgework.

4. Enhance a lovely smile by brightening and re-proportioning until its downright gorgeous!!

Let us help you to make a good decision about the best type of veneer to suit your goals and your lifestyle.

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Invisalign In Essex! Invisalign Essex!

Enhance Your Smile!

This is a time of immense change in the techniques and technologies of dentistry.
The last 20 years have seen revolutionary improvements, altering dental procedures forever.
The popularity of cosmetic dentistry in recent years has skyrocketed!!

One of the reasons for this surge in popularity ? Invisalign are invisible braces.
Using a series of custom made, virtually undectable aligners, this technique has been proven effective for straightening teeth in both clinical research and in practice.

Because there is no telltale, tram track metal, you are able to wear them discreetly-a must for professionals and those who work in the public eye.

You can remove them in order to continue enjoying your favourite foods -even at those business and charity luncheons.

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Gum Disease in Essex! Gingivitis Essex!

Could you have Gum Disease??

Plaque is the name for that sticky film that you have to keep brushing and flossing to get rid of. Its more than unpleasant and unattractive -it contains bacteria that can infect your gums.

Early diagnosis of infection is essential.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of infection where gums become red and swollen,and bleed easily.

Its treatable with professional and home care.

Periodontitis is more serious and can lead to extensive bone and tissue loss and eventually tooth loss.

Must ask Questions!!

1. Do your gums ever feel swollen or tender?

2. Do your gums ever bleed when you brush your teeth or when you eat hard food?

3. Have you noticed any spaces developing between your teeth?

4. Have any of your family members had gum disease?

5. Have you noticed that your gums are pulling back from your teeth?

6. Do you have persistent bad breath or a persistent bad taste in your mouth?

7.Do you smoke or use tobacco products of any kind?

8.Have you noticed any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite?

9.Have you had gum inflammation infection or disease?

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Monday, 2 February 2009

Dental Implants Essex!

Here are some of the ways that Dentistry can improve your smile using dental implants.

1. Individual implants can replace one or more teeth. Because its created just for you, we can match your natural tooth enamel,tooth size and shape while cosmetically enhancing your smile.

2. If you have a number of adjacent teeth missing, implants can be used in combination with a bridge. Both restorations are so natural looking, they are virtually undetectable.

3. Implants can be used to secure specially modified dentures to improve your appearance and your ability to eat and speak with comfort.

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Dental Implants Essex!

Uncommonly Adaptable.

Incredible Dental Implants In Essex offer flexible smile solutions!

Dental Implants have proven themselves time and time again since they were invented in 1952.

In the beginning , many people associated them with space age technology and considered them out of reach for ordinary people.

Today , an implant can be used to immediately replace a tooth lost by a young athlete, for example.

This is without a doubt the best way to minimise bone loss, the shifting of teeth, and the emotional trauma associated with an altered appearance.

Dental Implants look natural, can help maintain a more youthful appearance and they are so versatile that they can be used in combination with other restorative techniques-at any age!

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TMJ Pain in Essex ! TMD Pain in Essex !

Unhinged by Pain?

Could be TMD!

Your Temporomandibular joints -the two joints that are located in front of your ears and that hinge your jaws-are quite impressive.

They can move side to side, back and forth, and up and down-all at the same time!

They get alot of use every time you bite,chew,speak,swallow-or grind your teeth.

Jaw Clenching, teeth grinding or an improper bite can contribute to teeth and gum pain as well as discomfort like popping,clicking,jaw tenderness and headaches.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders TMD is the official name for a host of symptoms that arise in part because of the proximity of these joints to many nerves,muscles,connective tissues and ligaments.

Experiencing signs of TMD?

Dentistry may have a solution.

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Botox Essex! Botox In Essex!

Botox Injections contain poisonous Botulinium Toxin , which is injected into the corrugator facial muscles to paralyse them,the idea being that because the muscles cant move, they cant form or deepen wrinkles.

Botox is used usually to reduce or relax frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet around the eyes.

The toxin cannot cause any permanent damage or travel around the body because it attaches itself to the muscle where it was injected. It is then destroyed by the body after 3-6 months.

Initially there can be some bruising at the injection site or tiny red pinpricks.

The injection gradually takes effect over the face following a period of 5 to 10 days, giving the face a smoother and rested appearance.

The results are temporary and will last for between 3 to 6 months.

Usually our patients have several injections over a period of a year or two but as the muscles lose the habit of frowning or wrinkling, the need for treatment is reduced.

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Porcelain Veneers Essex! Porcelain Dental Veneers Essex!

Tailor made Porcelain Veneers are fitted onto teeth to alter their size, shape and colour.

Porcelain Veneers can disguise gaps and crooked teeth and even widen smiles.

A thin layer of enamel is filed from the front of the teeth and the veneers glued in place.

Veneers can add bulk to the teeth, plumping out the face.

They last for 10 to 15 years and new ones can be fitted easily.

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