Tooth loss can be a highly stressful condition that can affect a large part of a patient’s life. It can impair the functions of speech, chewing and biting. Furthermore, tooth loss is associated with an increased risk of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. Certain studies have even associated tooth loss with an increased risk of stroke, however, it is highly unlikely to be a causal relationship, and the correlation is most likely due to other lifestyle factors that are involved in tooth loss as well, such as smoking or poor diet. Tooth loss is primarily caused by traumatic dental injuries, periodontal disease and advanced tooth decay. The latter two are both caused by an overgrowth of microbes in the oral cavity, which can degrade the structure of the teeth and cause chronic inflammation in the gum tissue, which can lead to permanent damage and eventual tooth loss. Maintaining a good oral hygiene regime helps to prevent tooth loss. If you have been affected by tooth loss, and would like a dentist in Soho to treat the condition, contact us for an appointment.
Our teeth are exposed to a diverse range of environmental and endogenous factors that can lead to their eventual discolouration. Tooth discolouration, also known as tooth staining, is usually a yellowish discolouration of the surface of the teeth and not a cause for serious concern besides the aesthetic issues one might associate with it. There are two types of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains include every food or beverage that can stain the teeth (e.g. drinks high in tannins, like coffee, tea or red wine), smoking, and certain antibiotics that are capable of staining the teeth. Intrinsic stains refer to stains that occur as a result of endogenous processes, such as ageing. As we age the external enamel layer of the teeth gets thinner and the underlying dentine gets more and more exposed. The dentine has a natural yellowish colour, therefore it appears as if the teeth were stained. There are numerous teeth whitening treatments available at our clinic. If you would like a dentist in Soho to whiten your teeth we can provide a variety of treatments that will have them looking their sparkling best once more..
Until relatively recently the only option for patients who wanted straighter smiles were the traditional metal braces with brackets. However, demand was growing for more discreet alternatives and many inventive companies have come up with alternative solutions. One of these is Invisalign, which is the first company to manufacture invisible aligners. These plastic moulds fit perfectly on the dental arches and align the teeth without the need for metal elements. The aligners are made out of a transparent material, therefore they are barely noticeable from an external point of view. Other benefits include the fact that the aligners are removable and that the smooth plastic surface of the aligners mean improved comfort. This essentially means that Invisalign wearers are not restricted in terms of what types of foods they can eat. If you would like a dentist in Soho to straighten your teeth, our staff at PS Dental Care will be able assess which type of orthodontic treatment would be most suitable for you.