Maintaining good dental hygiene habits can make a big difference in the longevity of your natural teeth as well as any implant treatments you may receive. So what are some of the good habits you can develop, and what are some of the negative habits you can avoid by maintaining a good daily routine?

If you are experiencing tooth pain, and particularly if it is causing you serious distress or noticeable changes to your quality of life, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible - or make arrangements to do so as soon as any isolation period you may be going through ends.

Even if your tooth is not severe, there can be many different causes behind toothache, and even temporary remedies to reduce the pain and discomfort you might be experiencing. 

Dental staining can be a problem that many will experience over their lifetimes, and can have knock-on effects on your confidence, as well as other areas of your health and wellbeing. So, what causes tooth staining, and what can you do to maintain good oral hygiene?

When you lose your natural teeth, your smile – and other aspects of your life - can go through a range of changes. Without your natural teeth, the shape and look of your smile can change dramatically, as well as having knock-on effects on how people perceive you. There can also be mechanical effects, including changes to the way you speak and eat. There are several solutions to missing teeth, with dentures and dental implants being the most common.

1. Will It Hurt, And How Long Is The Recovery Period? No, the treatment is carried out using a local anaesthetic and the procedures are carried out gently. After treatment pain relief will be given so that you will experience minimal post- operative pain.

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Our patients elect to receive dental implant surgery for a number of reasons, from the need for simple cosmetic changes to life-changing new dental functionality and facial changes - and the benefits of dental implants can be immense. We’ve collated some of the reasons why you might consider dental implants below!

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Taking good care of your dental implants is vitally important for their long-term viability and your own dental health. Whilst dental implant treatments can end up lasting a lifetime, poor dental hygiene practices and other lifestyle factors can often shorten the time they are effective for. We’ve identified some of the risks involved with Dental Implant services for our patients below. 


The Benefits & Pitfalls Of Dental Implants

Before starting on your dental implant patient journey, you should consider whether implants are right for you and your dental needs. Modern treatments provide permanent solutions with high success rates (from 95%) that have only improved over time, but can involve surgery and a long healing time - so what are some of the benefits and downsides you should consider? 

Dental implants are a great solution to a range of dental needs, and can have a number of positive effects on both patient confidence as well as overall dental health. By moving away from traditional dentures, fixed implants can offer a truly long-term solution to patients. So, what are some of the benefits of dental implants?


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Dental implants can be a life-changing tooth replacement option for many patients, and replace traditional dentures as the most effective cosmetic and practical dental treatment. Placed directly into the jawbone, dental implants provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing teeth, and can support both crowns and entirely artificial teeth. 

A single dental implant can support one, or several, replacement teeth and are made from titanium, and bone growth holds them firmly in place - so how long do dental implants last, and are they the right long term solution for you?

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Generally, most people associate the idea of losing a tooth in conjunction with aging - however this isn’t always the case. For many adults today, there is often a higher risk of complication involving dental and gum health (which can sometimes lead to gum disease), or deterioration of the jaw line - all of which can lead to tooth loss at all ages Lifestyle choices can also have an impact on tooth retention and dental health. 

Dental implants are effective in many ways, including helping people to get their confidence back, providing a fixed replacement of missing teeth, and also preventing you from having to wear removable dentures. However, if you are considering dental implants, you must have healthy gums and bone to support the implant.

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted to replace the roots of missing teeth. Integrating with the bone in the jaw, the screws hold the replacement teeth in place firmly, designed to be a permanent solution for the gaps in your mouth. But just how permanent are they?

Patients often ask “Do I care for implants like regular teeth?”, “How do I clean my dental implants?” and “Do you have any dental implant cleaning tips and advice?”

Bad breath, officially known as Halitosis, is a common condition which affects around one in four people. The causes of bad breath are almost impossible to pinpoint as there are so many factors that can contribute to it, such as poor dental habits, medical conditions and what you eat.

Our teeth vary in all different shapes and sizes due to the position and the jobs they have in our mouths. Your teeth help you to chew and digest food, speak, pronounce different sounds clearly, and also to sustain your facial profile. It is important to give your teeth the best care possible, but what does it mean to have good oral hygiene and how do we maintain it?

Most people in the UK eat more than their daily recommended sugar intake because they do not realise how much is in frequently consumed products. By acknowledging how much sugar is in your food and drink, how it’s classified and how much you should be consuming will lead to having more control over reducing your intake and increasing your health.

Did you know? A smile is top of the list of things we notice when meeting someone new. February may be the month for love, but it is still a necessity to show some love to your mouth.

We know that a perfect smile is key for a Valentine's date, so here are our tips on keeping your mouth happy.

2016 is here, and so are the “New Year New Me” sayings. While resolutions are being made (and also being broken), people tend to forget about oral health when making resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are usually made to help us better ourselves and build confidence,  we need to remember that dental health adds to overall well-being, and is just as important as looking after the rest of your body.

Christmas, otherwise known as the season of overindulgence, is upon us. Combining the abundance of sweet treats and fizzy wine can cause you to enter the danger zone of oral health, and while we don’t want to ruin anybody’s spirits, please note Christmas is a dentist's worst nightmare.

To prevent you from ruining any festivities over the yuletide occasion, the team at The New Tooth Company have come up with some top tips!

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign which helps to raise awareness of mouth cancer and thrives to make a difference by saving lives through early detection and prevention tips.

When a tooth is missing, your teeth harden to help you chew food, thus proving it is possible to live a gappy life, however neglecting these gaps can cause serious issues as you get older, but are the gaps in your mouth causing gaps in your life? You have two options.

Having poor oral health can undermine a person’s overall health, image and the participation in a job/school. Not only this, but having a bad set of gnashers can lead to malnutrition, discomfort or even speech problems, but have no fear, as there are ways that can help prevent these issues before you get to later life.

More teeth are being lost as a result of gum problems rather than tooth decay, and you must remember that the gums are vital to correct oral health just as much as teeth are.

Clean your teeth twice a day? Check.

See your dentist once/twice a year? Check.

Picking up bad habits that could complicate your oral health in later life? Check.

Each of us as individuals have a unique set of pearly whites, and a unique set of habits that could be detrimental to our oral health as we get older.

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