The importance of the dentist for a beautiful smile


Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important part of life and vital for optimum oral health. Regular visits to your dentist in Upper Heyford will help you make sure that your daily routine is sufficient for maintaining maximum oral health and will also improve the condition of your teeth by professional cleaning and preventing dental issues before they can present themselves. However, everyone wants more from their smile than just clean, healthy teeth and this is when cosmetic dentistry is an option that you can discuss with your dentist in Upper Heyford. Cosmetic dentistry has become an increasingly popular and researched field of dentistry which is becoming more accessible, comfortable and convenient. There are many different techniques and treatment methods involved in cosmetic dentistry so speak to your dentist in Upper Heyford to find out what options are available to help you smile more beautifully today.

Teeth whitening at the dentist

Teeth whitening is one of the most common and well researched cosmetic treatments in dentistry. Despite good oral hygiene staining and discolouration of the teeth can occur over time. Smoking, food and drinks such as tea and coffee are common factors for discolouration as well as natural staining which can be a result of age and genetics. Yellow teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing so speak to your dentist in Upper Heyford today to find out about the many different teeth whitening techniques that are available and which treatment may be the most suitable for you.

Invisalign for a more beautiful smile

Misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and can affect the way you feel about your smile. Most adults shy away from conventional orthodontic braces because they are embarrassed about the metal brackets and wires being on show. To tackle this issue, dentists have developed Invisalign. Invisalign is a treatment that uses transparent orthodontic aligners, individually tailored and metal-free; they are instead a plastic form of dental braces. The treatment works by using a series of aligners each one designed to precisely fit your teeth and move them by 0.25 mm per two weeks by which time you then move on to the next aligner in the series. This continues until your teeth have reached their desired positions. Speak to your dentist in Upper Heyford to find out more about how Invisalign can help you transform your smile discreetly and comfortably today.

Composite bonding in cosmetic dentistry

Composite bonding is another form of cosmetic dentistry which is designed to disguise minor imperfections in your teeth. Composite bonding helps the aesthetics of your teeth and restores minor damage to the tooth structure. Composite bonding involves attaching a very thin but strong layer of resin to the front of your tooth to help cover chips or gaps in your tooth, reshape the tooth or disguise discolouration and staining of the tooth whilst keeping the original tooth itself. Composite bonding increases the strength and durability of your tooth whilst improving its aesthetics also. Speak to us at Heyford Smiles Dental Clinic today to find out about the different methods of cosmetic dentistry we have to offer and find out how we can help you improve your smile today.