Author: One Smile Oral Care

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of dentistry that is not essential to health, but used for creating more visually appealing teeth. People who might be self-conscious about their teeth, or who are not happy with their smile are those who should investigate cosmetic dentistry. If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill, you should consider One Smile Oral Care as an option. We offer a variety of excellent cosmetic dental procedures, with a clear explanation and approach to each.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kings HillIs cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill right for me?

One of the first things people will notice is your smile. We understand that it can be very traumatic when this is marred for a number of reasons. Crooked teeth, missing or damaged teeth, all these can have an impact on a patient’s self-confidence. What we look for is the best option for improving your smile. In terms of cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill, we have a wide range to choose from, and pride ourselves in delivering each in a calm, professional and sympathetic manner.

What if my teeth are not just bad, but damaged?

Our cosmetic dentistry procedures range from slight adjustments, to full dental repair. Cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill at our practice is of a high standard, meaning we are qualified for advanced dental procedures such as dental implants. We can also restore the teeth using several methods such as using implants to fix bridges or dentures more securely or even enhance them with treatments such as veneers, crowns or a favourite, teeth whitening.

Are there other procedures that can improve my appearance?

If you are looking for facial aesthetics, and not just cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill, then we offer multiple options that can contribute to a more youthful look. We have the facilities available for botulinum toxin (botox) which can help in reducing wrinkles and to tighten skin that might have become aged or tired looking. We also have dermal fillers as an option, which work the opposite way, to swell up the skin in order to reduce signs of ageing. All of these procedures are delivered safely with full regard to the patient’s comfort. We have had many delighted people who have attained their desired ‘look’ through our treatments.

How can I improve my dental hygiene?

Our dentists will provide a full and detailed guide on how to maintain the correct dental hygiene, in order to keep your teeth looking healthy. This can be an extremely important factor in maintaining nice looking teeth. We also offer a professional cleaning service, which after an evaluation, will involve a deep cleaning of your gums and teeth, while keeping a keen eye out for symptoms of gum disease, or any other problems. We recommend that every six months you attend a cleaning session, in order to keep your teeth and gums in peak condition.

Do I need an orthodontist?

If your teeth are crooked, or do not align properly, then you may need an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who has expertise in realigning the teeth and jaw in order to achieve and maintain a perfect bite.

Invisalign in Kings HillIf I am an adult who has crooked teeth, do I need to get fixed braces?

Fixed braces are not the only option, and we understand that adults may be reluctant to have fixed braces fitted. Fixed braces are usually only necessary when the teeth are severely crooked and are usually for adolescent teeth that have not fully grown. There are many fantastic solutions that are available at One Smile Oral Care, and we want to ensure through our consultation, that we can deliver the best possible treatment.

Invisalign

One of the most prevalent and effective forms of cosmetic dentistry is that of Invisalign, which uses a series of plastic, transparent braces that fit over the teeth, in order to gradually realign them. They are fully removable, and do not involve any wires, bands, or metal inside the mouth, some of which can be painful. If you are looking for Invisalign in Kings Hill, then One Smile Oral Care has an excellent Invisalign treatment process ready for you.

How does Invisalign work?

If you are interested in Invisalign in Kings Hill, then consult our website, or simply ask one of our dentists how it works. Essentially, the process begins with a 3D projection of your teeth, this will provide a ‘blueprint’ for what your teeth should look like. A series of braces are then made, with each one becoming closer to the final projection. A replacement brace will be needed every two weeks, this will be waiting for you as soon as you need it.

Are there any conditions?

Invisalign is only available for adults, as it is only effective on teeth that are fully grown. Equally, while these are removable braces, they must be worn almost all the time, from between 20 to 22 hours a day. This means that there is a responsibility to maintain wearing the brace for this time period, for some people this can be difficult, and not doing so can prove harmful to the treatment process.

Are there any downsides?

If you are concerned about getting Invisalign in Kings Hill, then do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation. It is our duty at One Smile Oral Care to provide the highest standard of customer service that we possibly can, which means remaining completely transparent about the treatments we offer. The downsides to Invisalign are that it can be more expensive than other treatments, and possibly not as effective in some cases. The treatment also takes longer than other methods due to the gradual nature of the teeth movement when using them .

What are the benefits?

Invisalign has been proven to be extremely effective at straightening teeth, and is a gentle process, so there is usually less discomfort when compared to other methods. The transparent nature of the brace means that it is virtually invisible, and your treatment will remain largely unnoticed.

3 Important facts about Invisalign and how to best take care of your trays

When it comes to orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign in Kings Hill, patients have to consider important factors such as comfort when wearing the teeth-straightening device, maintenance of device and effectiveness of treatment. When compared to traditional fixed dental braces, clear plastic aligner trays find more favour with patients. We have discovered that patients find the fact that the aligner trays are scarcely discernible significantly influential, as is the brief period allowed for the trays to be removed before eating or cleaning teeth.Invisalign in Kings Hill

  1. It is difficult to tell if a patient is wearing aligner trays

The main difference between these clear braces and traditional options is that they are made from plastic and not metal. It is the exclusive purpose-made thermoplastic material that gives the trays their ‘invisible’ characteristic. To tell if someone is wearing these aligners, you would have to get really close to take a look at their teeth.

  1. The freedom to eat favourite foods

A complaint of traditional orthodontic devices is that patients have to stay away from particular foods that are sticky, chewy or hard. If these food types are a favourite, it can be a challenge for patients with fixed braces. With Invisalign in Kings Hill clear plastic aligners can be removed before eating so these food restrictions need not apply. The only factor that comes into play is that the trays should only be removed for a limited time so how long you have for meals is a consideration, not what you eat.

  1. Fewer dental visits required

Due to their unique design, aligners don’t need a dental practitioner to adjust them as fixed braces do. We do require our patients to visit our dental practice (on average this is every six weeks), but these visits are necessary to determine the progress of treatment. There is no need for adjustments to be made as patients wear a series of custom-made trays to reposition teeth. Our dental practitioner will advise on how often a patient will have to change trays based on their individual situation.

An important part of any orthodontic or cosmetic dental treatment is how well a patient is able to look after the dental device (braces, teeth implants, veneers and crowns) as well as their oral health. Patients opting for the aligner trays system will wear on average between 12 to 30 series of trays. Being able to remove the aligner trays to clean the mouth does make brushing and flossing a lot easier. To keep their orthodontic goals on track, patients are urged to take care of their aligners using the following useful tips:

  • Clean your trays properly

Trays need thorough cleaning just as teeth and gums do. Bacteria can build up in trays just as they can in the mouth. Trays can be cleaned by soaking them in a dentist-approved soaking solution. Patients should get a separate toothbrush (don’t use the same one used to brush teeth) to be used solely to brush the trays. Regular rinsing with warm water every time the trays are removed is also recommended.

  • Keep trays away from heat

The medical-grade plastic used in aligner trays are durable but should not be exposed to heat. High temperatures can cause damage to the plastic material.

  • Place trays in a secure storage container when not wearing them

Even though patients are allowed to remove trays for just a short period each day, the trays should still be kept in a special container. This will prevent them from becoming damaged and ensure they retain their shape.

Interested in straightening misaligned teeth and want to know if clear aligners are the treatment for you? Schedule a consultation with a dental practitioner at One Smile Oral Care today.

Do I need braces?

Braces are needed any time the teeth have become poorly aligned and need to be corrected. A poor arrangement of teeth can have extremely negative effects on your dental welfare, causing tooth erosion and jaw problems over time. If you are looking for braces in Kings Hill then we will be able to provide you with a range of braces which will fit each individual need.

Braces in Kings HillWill I need an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is simply a dentist that has specialised in jaw and teeth alignment. Our practice will ensure that you get the best possible service, and that there are no surprises or misconceptions with our treatments. We offer orthodontic treatment for adults and children alike, so there is no need to go elsewhere for separate treatments.

What types of braces in Kings Hill are there?

There are many different types of braces, all serving a different purpose. After your consultation, we will recommend a style of braces that we believe will be best suited to you. There are many options based on aesthetics too, as we understand that particularly for adults, fixed metal braces may not be the most desirable option. We have Invisalign treatment available, along with transparent and other forms of invisible braces, so you can continue your life without having to worry about comments on your teeth.

Fixed Braces

The most common and widely known braces are the fixed braces, which involve metal wiring being passed through holds fixed to the enamel, and tightened, in order to realign the teeth. This method is one of the most effective, however it can carry some downsides with it. The braces can be uncomfortable, and can cause damage to the gums, and due to the speed at which the teeth are corrected, the teeth can hurt for certain periods of time. However, in terms of speed and efficiency, these braces will be able to adjust almost any configuration of teeth to a perfect smile.

I am worried about my child’s teeth, is there any treatment available?

If you need braces in Kings Hill for your child, then we will be able to help. Some dentists may be unavailable to treat any children below the age of six or even older, however our practice will be happy to have them in for a consultation and give advice on what is the best course of action for them. Led by our very own Dr Yasmin George, her consultation will be able to assess the source of the problem, and whether the problem is a dental or behavioural, such as thumb sucking. However, if the problem is an orthodontic one, then we will not hesitate to provide the treatment for which we have received fantastic feedback from parents. If you need advice or treatment regarding braces in Kings Hill, then One Smile Oral Care will be able to assist you with anything that you may require. Contact us via our website and make sure to come in for a consultation.

Can the aesthetic quality of cosmetic dentistry really enhance wellbeing?

Our treatments in cosmetic dentistry in King’s Hill have become popular options for many of our patients due to the benefits that extend well beyond aesthetic concerns. At One Smile Oral Care, we offer a number of dental treatments that enhance the overall quality of a patient’s life, veneers and professional teeth whitening among other services. While the main benefit of these popular dental services is to give our patients straight bright toothy smiles, we believe that the benefits reach further than the obvious cosmetic improvements to include a boost in self-confidence and enhanced dental health. Consider these surprising benefits of cosmetic dental treatments.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kings HillAt One Smile Oral Care we provide quality services in Cosmetic dentistry in King’s Hill. These procedures are aimed at correcting crooked teeth, improving the shape and size of teeth, restoring broken or fractured teeth, providing a better bite and brightening stained teeth.

  • Cosmetic treatments support improved oral health

Cosmetic dental treatments focus on improving oral health. Patients can repair cracks in teeth, save a natural tooth, strengthen teeth and improve bite functions. These services can ensure that teeth and gum health are given a boost. Before procedures are carried out, our dental practitioner will carefully examine the condition of teeth and gums and may suggest further treatment to prevent future issues from becoming major problems.

  • Patients become more focussed on proper oral hygiene habits

We have found that patients who have opted for a dental treatment to improve the look of their smiles generally take better interest in their oral health. They are more ready to adopt good hygiene practices to protect the investment in their porcelain veneers or teeth whitening treatments. These new habits range from avoiding teeth-staining foods and beverages, taking care to keep teeth and gums thoroughly clean and plaque-free to keeping appointments for dental check-ups and cleaning.

  • Replace insecurity with confidence using cosmetic treatments

Patients with crooked or discoloured teeth may feel very self-conscious about their teeth to the extent of hiding their smiles and risk coming across as unfriendly and unapproachable. Depending on the nature of a patient’s job, a salesperson or estate agent for example, this could be detrimental to being successful at what they do.

  • Let cosmetic treatments put an end to unhealthy habits

Smoking is not only bad for one’s health but can impact gum health as well as contributing to the yellow aged look of teeth. A few sessions of professional teeth whitening treatments can counter this effect as well as having porcelain veneers capped over teeth. Once patients begin to see the difference, it is a huge inducement to give up all habits that pose a risk to the bright appearance of teeth.

Make your smile one of your best features. Dental imperfections are now a thing of the past. Arrange a consultation with one of our dental practitioners who will be happy to discuss the right treatment solution for you. Give us a call today.

One Smile Oral Care

If you are looking for a Kings Hill dentist, then we would like to bring your attention to our One Smile Oral Care practice. Our practice began with Dr Ben Mortazavi, who is an experienced dentist with years of knowledge in the industry. He trained in Germany, where he ran a successful practice and subsequently came to Kent with his expertise to begin One Smile Oral Care. More recently, Dr Ben Mortazavi has contributed £1 million for new facilities at the practice, ensuring that our patients receive top of the range technology in their treatment. Each One Smile Oral Care dentist, at Kings Hill shares the same philosophy of putting the customer first and working alongside the customer in order to achieve the goal of a perfect smile, with maximum comfort in the process.

Dentist in Kings HillWhat we offer

At One Smile Oral Care, we offer everything from regular dentistry, to more advanced facial procedures, such as dental implants, and facial aesthetics. Just head in for a quick consultation or send us a message on our website if you are unsure about what results you are after. We will also run you through a clear explanation for each procedure before going ahead with it, to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.

Orthodontics and Early Orthodontics

We offer orthodontic services and early orthodontics. We understand that braces can be a nerve-wracking experience, and we want to eliminate as many anxieties as we possibly can. We have a range of braces to choose from, such as metal or transparent style braces, the latter being much more popular with adults. Thanks to Dr Yasmin George, one of our orthodontists, we are sometimes able to detect problems in children as young as five, and as a result, can make miniscule changes often in return for fantastic results.

Endodontics

Endodontics is the practice and treatment of dental pulp, which is a pulp that sits inside the tooth, as part of the living tissue. Deep decay, or damage can cause the pulp to become rotten or infected, causing a great deal of pain. If you are in need of a dentist in Kings Hill, and are experiencing pain or a visible swelling in the mouth, then this may be a result of infection of the pulp. At One Smile Oral care, we want to ensure you have the best experience possible and will get you to the right dentist straight away. Our endodontics department will assess the tooth, and most likely recommend a root canal, which involves removing the entire pulp from the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed up, often with a crown, to ensure there is no further exposure.

Smile Gallery

If you are interested in One Smile Oral Care as a dentist in Kings Hill, but aren’t sure about what we offer, then simply take a look at our Smile Gallery on our website. There you will be able to see examples of our work, and hear testimonies from satisfied customers.

The history of Invisalign: its creation, development and why it is a popular straightening aid

Embarrassed by your crooked or poorly positioned teeth, or that protruding bite that makes you feel self conscious? We at One Smile Oral Care provide numerous treatment programmes that help to correct all forms of malocclusions and misalignments.

Invisalign in Kings HillThe history of Invisalign in Kings Hill

Twenty-odd years ago, there were not as many choices in teeth straightening methods as there are now. You had two options – to live with the imperfect teeth you were born with or opt for metal braces. Back then, conventional straightening aids were not as developed as they are now, which meant that treatment time was longer, the experience more uncomfortable for the wearer, and if you were an adult, the metal brackets were anything but discreet.

Invisible braces were invented because there was a gap in the market. Metal braces are typically seen as orthodontic wear for children, a rite of passage that many awkward teenagers go through, but embarrassing for adults. Concerns about donning metal braces in the workplace and still maintaining a professional image are top reasons that grown ups continue to live with bad teeth.

The inventor got the idea from the clear retainers wearers receive once their braces get taken out. If these retainers or aligner trays can keep teeth in place, surely, with the right design in place, they also work to move teeth into the desired position?

The early days

When they were first invented, clear braces faced some teething issues. The plastic materials used to make the trays were unpredictable and the dental impressions, made with putty, were often inaccurate. As a result, it was challenging to custom design trays that comfortably fit inside the mouth of its wearer.

The development of 3D scanners revolutionised this method of teeth straightening. Our clinic and others around the globe use these scanners to make your experience of Invisalign in Kings Hill a pleasure.

How do these 3D scanners work?

We use 3D scanners on our clients who are suitable candidates for treatment.

The technology is state of the art, taking 6000 images of your mouth per second. With these photographs, we can immediately identify your misalignment, which helps us to design aligner trays that are an exact fit to the shape of your mouth, as well as plan your treatment over the upcoming months.

These digital impressions also help us map out how your teeth will move during treatment, and give accurate and realistic predictions of the outcome you, the wearer, can see.

No metal brackets or a wiring system: how do invisible braces work?

Invisible braces are different from traditional braces in that they can be removed and are not made up of wires, bands and brackets, but practically invisible pieces of plastic placed over your teeth.

These clear mouth guards are designed to pull your teeth into place. Every two weeks, we provide you with new ones to replace them, slightly differently shaped to the last. Gradually, over time, your teeth move into the desired position.

Reap the benefits

Children, not just adults, can look forward to straightening teeth without having to go through the less than ideal experience of having fixed braces stuck on their teeth by having Invisalign in Kings Hill.

Consult with us today and get the process started. If invisible braces are not for you, we will find an orthodontic device that is sure to match your lifestyle needs.

Facts about braces in Kings Hill: how long they have been around and why you need them

Contrary to popular belief, dental care is not as modern as we think. Ancient civilisations found innovative ways to keep their teeth clean with a mix of crushed minerals to make crude toothpaste powders, and investigations of burial sites have uncovered the fact that misaligned teeth of the dead were sometimes covered with bands, probably in attempts to have them straightened for the afterlife.

Braces in Kings HillWhat has changed, however, are the advancements in dentistry that have made optimum dental care easy to attain, flexible, affordable and reasonably painless – orthodontic work being one of them.

In the past, some believed that filing down incisors was the solution to straighten teeth, or that pressing down on an irregularly shaped tooth would change its structure and position over time. None of these methods proved useful, of course, but we are currently living in a time when straight teeth are really possible, with an array of treatments. Visit us at One Smile Oral Care today for a consultation if you think your teeth need realigning.

Not just for children

In the recent past, if you were to envisage a person wearing braces in Kings Hill, it would likely be an awkward teen with metal glinting from their teeth, a look that is anything but discreet.

If you missed your chance as an adolescent and hate your crooked or poorly positioned teeth, know that it is not too late to consider a straightening aid and that there are options available that take your needs into account.

Find the right straightening device for you

For the most part, children wear conventional metal braces (although adults also wear them). If you are a professional in the corporate world, you might be looking for a less visible aid. Tooth coloured models use brackets made from ceramic porcelain, a material which makes their appearance in your mouth inconspicuous, plus they are as effective as regular orthodontic devices.

If we think you are a viable candidate, we might recommend Invisalign to you. Invisalign or invisible braces in Kings Hill are a popular choice, because the retainers we use are not only translucent but also removable. No one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them. You can go through your day, attend meetings, impress the boss with brilliantly executed presentations and chat to colleagues without anyone knowing you are sporting them.  Eat the meals you like (barring particular food and drink that tend to stain) because you can take out these clear aligner trays when you need to for up to two hours a day.

Advice for parents

When you were a child, orthodontic work was a luxury treatment that only the select few underwent. However, times have changed, having your own and your children’s teeth straightened is not for cosmetic purposes only, but is a necessity for dental health.

You might not have had the opportunity to address your misalignment early on, but your offspring do. Correcting issues in childhood prevent them from becoming bigger ones later on, when they may be more complicated to treat and take longer to fix.

Regain your smile and confidence with us and look forward to lifelong optimal oral health and hygiene.

Create your own picture-perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill

Having your discoloured teeth whitened or fixing a chipped tooth will not save your life, but will give you a reason to smile again. If you are ashamed of your smile, we at One Smile Oral Care can help you by transforming the way you look with a range of non-essential but life altering treatments. Enjoy the things you love and feel confident about doing them – laughing, socialising with friends and indulging in your favourite foods, without worrying about your appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kings HillThe benefits of smiling

Research has proven that smiling is good for your health psychologically and physically. Having a bad day and feeling blue? A smile, even if a fake one initially, can raise your spirits. A smile can lead to laughter, which in turn can result in a healthy heart as your blood pressure lowers.

You might not be on the receiving end of these benefits if you are self-conscious about baring your pearly whites and saying cheese for the camera, but all this can change if you were to consider cosmetic dentistry.

The types of treatments

There is a lot of debate as to which treatments fall under the term “cosmetic dentistry” in Kings Hill based on the health benefits they provide. This realm of dentistry has mainly aesthetic purposes – enhancing your smile and improving your confidence – but specific treatments do offer both.

Braces, for example, correct misaligned teeth and make them more aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, straighter teeth are easier to clean, thus preventing the build-up of plaque and bacteria causing disease.

Dental implants are yet another treatment with a dual purpose – they close gaps between teeth and replace missing teeth with natural looking ones while, at the same time, preventing jaw deterioration and significant bone loss.

Veneers, on the other hand, are solely to better your look. The thin shell covers the surface of a chipped or stained tooth, camouflaging the damage, but not contributing to the betterment of your dental health. Neither does teeth whitening – a laser-based treatment that lightens your teeth by a few shades.

Are these services expensive?

Gone are the days where you stuck with one dentist for life. We understand the need to shop around, especially when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Kings Hill – opting for the lowest price might not be the best idea. Question why it is so cheap – it could be that materials sourced are poor quality and the dental technician is inexperienced, or a bad reputation precedes him or her.

We offer a wide range of superior quality treatments administered by trained and highly experienced professionals at competitive prices. Our treatments start at £280 for a home teeth whitening kit and at around £600 for other cosmetic dental procedures.

Chat to us about your payment plan options if you are on a tight budget.

Am I healthy enough to undergo treatment?

The criteria differ from treatment to treatment, but all usually include the following:

  • Your gums must be in reasonably good shape
  • Non-smokers are preferred
  • Problems that are minor and superficial. If you have a severely broken tooth, you may need to consider extraction or dental restoration.

Cosmetic treatments in dentistry are not life or death decisions, but having them done will improve your quality of life and confidence!

A dentist’s guide to knowing your teeth and identifying threats to oral health

Despite the vital role our teeth and jaws have on our everyday functioning, we take our dental health for granted. We brush infrequently or adequately, eat sugar, drink too much coffee and alcohol and avoid the dentist in Kings Hill when we have an issue that, early on in its prognosis, is easily treatable. Yet, with the absence of a healthy mouth, our lives are restricted in various ways, eating and chewing become challenging, and we are more prone to an array of nasty periodontal diseases and infections.

Dentist in Kings HillThe best way to prevent severe issues down the line is to know your teeth. Care for them properly and make sure you contact us at the first signs of a problem.

Why is it so important to look after my teeth?

We all know that we need to brush and floss regularly, but why is it so important to keep our teeth clean?

The answer is simple: your mouth, like the rest of your body, is a breeding ground for bacteria, some of them good but others harmful. Your body’s natural defences, coupled with good hygiene practices, helps get rid of most of the bad ones. If you do not adhere to a rigorous cleaning routine, however, your mouth is ill-equipped to ward off bacteria on its own, which is when problems occur.

Is oral health as important as overall health?

Oral health is intrinsically linked to the body, because the health of your mouth can reveal your state of health in general.

Visiting the dentist in Kings Hill can save your life too –  early signs of mouth cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS can be first detected in your mouth by your dental practitioner and treated, controlled or managed accordingly.

At the same time, not maintaining your oral health can result in germs entering your bloodstream and spreading throughout your body. One example of this is Endocarditis – a condition that affects the inner lining of your heart.

Top tips to help you maintain good oral health

Brush correctly – this might seem obvious, but you would be surprised by the number of people who do not know the proper way of cleaning their teeth. Position your brush at a 45-degree angle and brush in a circular motion.

Use a soft bristled toothbrush – one that is too hard will aggravate sensitive gums and potentially cause them to bleed.  Do not clean your gums the way you do your teeth – brush using soft, gentle motions and tender massaging.

Replace your toothbrush every three to four months, and after you have been ill, to avoid recurring infections.

Fluoride toothpaste is more effective in preventing tooth decay than other toothpaste.  Speak to us if you are not sure that if you are using a correct toothpaste

What can I do today to improve teeth and well being?

While prevention is better than cure, you can make the following lifestyle changes:

  • Brush (with a fluoride toothpaste) and floss daily
  • Eat a healthy diet – cut out sugary sweets and drinks, limit your coffee and alcohol intake
  • Keep snacking to a minimum
  • Visit us every six months for a general check-up

With our experienced and highly qualified team, coupled with state of the art tools and technology, your teeth have never before been in such good hands! Visit a dentist in Kings Hill and find out for yourself.