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How to Defy Visible Signs of Ageing with Porcelain Veneers Preston?

Bright healthy teeth have long been associated with signs of youth. A smile can show our age and many times can make us appear much older. Many characteristics of our teeth and smiles can reveal the signs of aging. Damages, flaws, stains and other signs of wear on our teeth can add years to your face. Many of us are obsessive when it comes to our skin, noticing a wrinkle here and there, but most people don't give their teeth the attention they deserve.
As the colour, shape, and length of our teeth change over the years due to normal wear and tear. "Gravity", and natural facial changes make our lower part of the face to shrink and sink in, resulting in less of our upper teeth displaying as we speak and smile. Loss of collagen and reduced muscle tone also allow wrinkles to form around our mouth and lips. One of the first changes that occur in an aging smile is the colour of the teeth. Whiter teeth have always been associated with health and youth .As we age, teeth not onl…
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Diabetes and Dental Health Problems

We are all very aware that the health of our mouth affects the health of our entire body. The correlation between poor oral health and blood pressure problems, heart disease and even some cancers is well documented. There is one health subject that is very near to heart, as it is one that affects the most individuals on a daily basis. That subject is Diabetes. There are 3 well documented types of Diabetes, as well as several newly understood variations of each disease. All have similar and equally important affects on your oral health.
The 3 main types of diabetes are: Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Gestational Diabetes
Although each form of the disease has different treatment needs and underlying causes, if untreated they all result in high blood sugars and put you at greater risk for oral issues. High blood sugars can lead to gum disease, and gum disease can cause high blood sugars, which can lead to gum disease, which can cause….see how this works? If you have diabetes, you cannot afford …

Gum Disease Effect On the Whole Body

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the name for a range of oral health problems ranging from inflammation of the gums ( gingivitis ) to the more serious periodontitis (where gums pull away from the teeth and serious infection can result). Many people may have the early signs of gum disease and not even realize it! Symptoms like persistent bad breath, swollen gums, gums that bleed when flossing, sensitive teeth or painful spots on the gums when chewing can all be early signs of gum disease. It is well established that gum disease can be devastating to the mouth and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss and other oral problems. What is less well-known is that gum disease can also have negative impact on other parts of the body. The mouth is not an isolated ecosystem, but an integral part of the immune system. The mouth is intimately connected to many other parts of the body and a bacterial imbalance or gum disease in the mouth can create immune problems and inflammation in othe…

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

What is your confidence worth? At Lane Ends Dental Practice in Preston , Lancashire, we believe that there is no better time than the present to take a step towards the comfort and convenience of a beautiful smile, achievable through specialised and expert crafted cosmetic dental implants.
A dental implant is a specially engineered, titanium tooth root that occupies the space in your mouth where your natural tooth used to exist. This implant creates a permanent space for a replacement tooth, as well as stabilises the jawbone so that bone density is maintained, and bone loss is prevented. Today’s sciences and technologies allow for dental implants to be minimally invasive, while still being strong and long- lasting embellishments upon your smile’s appearance. 
They don’t require reducing other teeth like a dental bridge might, and are rapidly becoming the new standard for replacing a missing tooth, because of their success and satisfaction rates among patients. Furthermore, dental implan…

Warning: Your E-Cigarette May Be Damaging Your Health!

There are currently many topics about e-smoking that get discussed time and time again. For instance, you can find out various benefits of switching to e-cigs by simply doing a quick Google search: no second-hand smoke, no tar, and no odour –just rich flavoured e-juice and pure vapour. And you may have also heard how e-cigs are the perfect travel partner, giving you the freedom to smoke almost anywhere you want, and at a lower cost than traditional smoking.
We keep reading that e-cigarettes do not produce smoke, they produce vapour.  The vapour that we inhale when smoking an e-cig does not contain any of the harmful chemicals contained in a traditional cigarette. E-cigs use a liquid mix of nicotine, distilled water, flavouring ingredients, and a few other chemicals that turn into vapour when inhaled. 
These liquid ingredients will not cause any teeth discolouration, plaque build-up, or bad breath. One harmful effect is that nicotine inhalation inhibits your ability to produce saliva, wh…

Dental Hygiene Appointments , A Necessity or Vanity ?

You have undoubtedly heard how vital it is to get a professional teeth cleaning to diminish the risk of cavities and gum disease, but how often do you really need to have a cleaning with a dental hygienist? If you have good oral hygiene habits and a healthy mouth, your dentist and dental hygienist will probably suggest professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. 
Many dental insurance policies will cover two cleanings per year, but few people take full advantage of their benefits. The twice-a-year recommendation isn't random; there are good reasons behind it.
How often should I see a dental hygienist to have my teeth cleaned? This is a very good question and one, with variations, that has been asked hundreds of times. The answer to that question varies according to you – your level of oral hygiene, your genetic predisposition to decay or gum disease and any other habits you may have.  As a general rule, the intervals that are shown by studies to be optimal are: 6 Monthly: i…

Gum Disease Can Kill More Than Your Smile

Contrary to what you have been told, bleeding gums are not normal and shouldn't be ignored. Would you be concerned if your hands bleed every time you wash them? 
Your gums are no different. Bleeding that occurs when you floss, brush, or eat is usually caused by a bacterial infection and characterizes one of the first symptoms of gum disease. Several links have been found between periodontal infection and other diseases of the human body . 
Heart Disease, Diabetes, Respiratory Disease, Osteoporosis, Artificial Joints, and Pregnancy complications seem to be connected to your oral health. The current theory is that bacteria present in infected gums breaks loose, travels through your bloodstream, and attaches itself to your heart or other body parts. 
A recent study found that 85% of heart-attack patients have periodontal disease, making this connection higher than the relationship between high cholesterol and heart attacks. What Should You Do? Keep your mouth healthy! It is not “jus…

60+ Guide to Your New Healthy Smile - New You

Beautiful bright healthy teeth have long been associated with signs of youth. Many characteristics of our teeth and smiles can reveal the signs of aging. The colour, shape, and length of our teeth change over the years due to normal wear and tear. “Gravity”, and natural facial changes make our lower faces shrink and sink in, resulting in less of our upper teeth showing as we speak and smile. Loss of collagen and diminished muscle tone allow wrinkles to form around our mouth and lips.
During the last generations, lost teeth were considered an inevitable consequence of aging. Now we know how to better care for our smiles as they age. With modern advances, you can have a comfortable, healthy smile for life!
Must-Do, Ages 60+
For the most part, losing your teeth during your golden years has little to do with getting old and almost everything to do with gum disease or decays. It’s common as we age because our immune systems can’t fight off inflammation as easily. Regular check-ups and clean…