5 November 2018

Toothache - The Top 5 Causes


Toothache is a nasty thing. It’s unlike any other kind of ache or pain we get in our bodies. When you get a toothache, it drills down to your core, giving you headaches, jaw aches, neck aches and making you feel miserable. There are plenty of people who call it one of the worst kinds of pain. But luckily, toothache isn’t like your common headache – it doesn’t just happen for no reason. Which means it’s something that can be fixed. Today, we’re going through the top 5 causes of tooth pain, and how to get rid of it.



straightening teeth in milton keynes with less aches and painsBraces, retainers and any other form of dental alignment is going to cause some tooth pain and jaw ache for a little while afterwards. Since tooth alignments tighten braces or move teeth, there can be some pain right after the treatment is done. It may stay sharp for an hour, but will fade to a dull ache that usually goes away after a few days. If the pain doesn’t go away, it worth going back to talk to your straight teeth dentist about readjusting your orthodontic appliance to be more comfortable.


Around your twenties your wisdom teeth come in, and these can cause a lot of issues. For one thing, your teeth and mouth have finished their growing and been settled into position for a long time, so the eruption of new teeth will cause some aches and pains anyway. But often, erupting wisdom teeth will push against the neighbouring teeth, which can be incredibly painful. They can also become impacted or infected, which can lead to stabbing pain and headaches that are difficult to get rid of. A dentist can spot these issues and recommend treatment to remove the pain, which may include having them removed, or braces to realign any teeth that were pushed out of place.


flossing and brushing correctlyIf you find your teeth and gums aching after you brush your teeth, you might be using an improper brushing or flossing technique. This is quite common – most people don’t pay attention to the pressure they apply when brushing their teeth, and push much too hard. This can leave your gums irritated, inflamed and even bleeding. If done over a long period of time, it can actually cause your gums to recede and make your teeth unstable, resulting in even more pain and discomfort. If you tend to brush or floss a bit hard, try switching to interdental brushes instead of string floss, and use only soft-bristled toothbrushes.
grinding teeth is painful 

Tooth grinding isn’t a great habit to get into, but sometimes we just can’t help it.  Tooth grinding can happen during periods of stress, or during your sleep, when you are completely unaware of it. Grinding your teeth involved violently clenching your jaw and moving the teeth around in that clenched position (usually back and forth), and is a really common cause of tooth, jaw, and neck pain. It’s also one of the leading causes of chipped teeth, which are pretty painful in their own right.


If you’ve had fillings in the past, you will need to keep an eye on them as you get older. Fillings that cover deeper holes or fractures in the teeth protect your tooth from further damage and stop things like food from irritating any exposed nerves. But fillings can break down, especially if you do things like grind your teeth (which will wear them down faster), chew gum or don’t take care of your teeth properly. When this happens, you could get tooth pain ranging from a dull ache to sharp pains when you eat and drink, especially if something is very hot or cold. You may also find the tooth feels rough when you run your tongue along it. If this is the case, you’ll need to see a dentist to have the filling fixed before the vulnerable bits of your teeth are damaged further.

At Appledore, we see patients every day who have come in with some form of unexplained tooth pain. It’s our job to work out what’s causing their discomfort and offer the right solution to relieve the pain. This could be anything from patching a worn filling or removing an infected tooth, to simply teaching you how to brush your teeth properly. If you have been struggling with tooth pain, know that you don’t have to live with it. Come and see us, and we will find the root cause of your pain and cure it.
 



To transform your smile, contact Appledore Dental Clinic Milton Keynes and you will start smiling more

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1 November 2018

“The most modern and almost invisible way to straighten your teeth”



Appledore can straighten your teeth with Invisalign, a series of invisible aligners.  It is suitable for teenagers and adults.  This option is used by celebrities. 

  • As you cannot see the aligners being worn
  • As you can use whitening gel and have a fantastic white smile as your teeth are being straightened
 milton keynes dentist straight teeth with invisalign

The person on the far left is wearing Invisalign  
Can you see them ? ‘No’ Because they are virtually invisible – Fantastic! 
The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners, which are worn to gently move your teeth into their new positions.
You will need to wear them all the time, except for eating and cleaning.

Achieve a fantastic new smile, discreetly!

Sam before Invisalign treatment at Appledore Dental Clinic Milton Keynes
Sam Before Appledore Invisalign Treatment
Sam's straight teeth treatment at Appledore Dental Clinic Milton Keynes
Sam After Appledore Invisalign Treatment
 “Wow!  I can't believe my before photo. I’d forgotten how crooked/gappy they were.  
Invisalign at Appledore is the BEST thing I have ever done 
It’s given me so much more confidence. Wish I’d done it earlier! ” 

 Says Sam from Milton Keynes.  


 Milton Keynes dentists straight teeth with invisalign
5 Reasons Why So Many People Love Invisalign
1.  No unsightly or uncomfortable braces ! 
2.  Invisalign Aligners are almost invisible, no-one knows you are wearing them (unless you tell them)
3.  You can brush & floss your teeth properly
4.  Removable, so you can still eat all your favourite foods
5.  Invisalign is suitable for a large age range, from 13 - 80

Milton Keynes dentists straight teeth with invisalign 
Special offer for Invisalign week (commencing 12.11.18)
Anyone going ahead with treatment during this week (following their free scan) will get £500.00 off their aligners and free whitening and retainers - book now spaces are filling up fast 

 
Milton Keynes dentists straight teeth with invisalign
  
 No need for yukky impressions at Appledore, we have an Itero scanner, its fabulous!


To transform your smile, contact Appledore Dental Clinic Milton Keynes and you will start smiling more

Milton Keynes dentists straight teeth with invisalign

24 October 2018

Straight teeth for 5-15 year olds, NO braces, NO extractions



Straight teeth solutions for children with no extractions neededMyobrace orthodontic treatment is simple and effective. It does not involve wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24/7

Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and whilst sleeping, combined with a few simple yet effective exercises each day is all it takes for a real change to occur.

Does your child: 
    Straight teeth solutions for children with no extractions needed
  • Have difficulty breathing through their nose?
  • Grind their teeth at night? 
  • Snore? 
Are you always telling them: 
  • To close their mouth when they are eating?
  • To make less noise when they are eating? 
Have you noticed that their teeth are crooked, stick out or don’t meet?

Straight teeth solutions for children with no extractions neededMost orthodontic problems, particularly crowded teeth and an underdeveloped lower jaw, are caused by habits such as mouth breathing and tongue thrusting. If these habits are not corrected the necessity for braces will be increased. 

Dr Teresa at Appledore is one of only a few dentists in the UK that offer this transformational treatment.  Appledore are firm believers in early interceptive orthodontic treatment, in many cases we use the Myobrace.  To find out more please call us on 01908 230 209

Myobrace at Appledore is from just £500 call 01908 230 209 ask us how this works and book a free Myobrace consultation with Dr Teresa to find out how your child can have straight teeth the natural way.

Myobrace treatment is simple and effective, it doesn't involve wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24/7.  Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and whilst sleeping, combined with a few simple yet effective exercises each day is all it takes for a real change to occur.   

To transform your smile, contact Appledore Dental Clinic Milton Keynes and you will start smiling more.
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Milton Keynes dentists straightens teeth with no braces or complex appliances