Time For An Oral Health Spring Clean?

Time For An Oral Health Spring Clean?

Just some of the steps you can take to give your teeth a spring sparkle in Chelmsford!

With Spring well and truly here, although you may not know it from looking out of your window, it can be a good time to get rid of the old and bring in the new.

This often happens with a spring clean of the home and perhaps a new wardrobe too. We aren’t, of course, suggesting that you get rid of your teeth, but there are a number of ways that we can help you to give them a ‘freshen up’ ready for the (hopefully) sunnier days ahead.

Oral health check

Let’s start with the most obvious. Although many of you are perhaps already patients of Blue Sky Dental; if you aren’t and have not seen a dentist for some time, now is a good time to register at our Chelmsford practice. There is no point in trying to cosmetically improve the appearance your teeth if they are unhealthy. If we can detect any problems in their early stages, treatment is likely to be less intensive than if a problem is allowed to develop.

Hygienist care

Even if you see your dentist regularly, if you don’t also see the hygienist then you are missing out on the opportunity to have the best possible oral health. However well you clean your teeth at home, bacteria will collect on the teeth and the gum line, forming a hard layer known as tartar. This can only be removed effectively using a special tool which shatters it. A toothbrush will simply not do the job. As a bonus, the high speed brush that is applied during your cleaning session will also remove some of the staining from the tooth surface.

Teeth whitening

Having ensured that your teeth and gums are healthy, we can then start looking at ways to improve the way that they look. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures at Blue Sky Dental is teeth whitening. This is a straightforward and non invasive treatment that can quickly whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. Indeed, it is one of the fastest and safest methods of really sprucing up a smile.

Other cosmetic treatments

Whilst these are some of the most common methods used to give teeth a ‘spring clean’, they aren’t the only ones. Dental veneers can be used where teeth are too badly stained for a whitening procedure. Other treatments may take a little longer to work, although even where teeth need straightening, some modern braces such as ‘Six Month Smiles‘ can do so more quickly than conventional braces. Although the name suggests a six month process, this can be less, depending on the level of correction required.

Our Chelmsford dental team are always happy to discuss your needs in a friendly and unbiased manner, guiding you towards the most appropriate treatment for each individual need. If you would like to arrange a free non clinical consultation at Blue Sky Dental, why not give us a call on 01245 211070. We’ll be pleased to help!

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