Implants can benefit a wide range of patients.
Dental implants are rapidly becoming the ‘go to’ method for replacing missing teeth. Whilst dentures are still used, an increasing number of patients find that they are inconvenient, sometimes uncomfortable and unstable in the mouth.
At the Clock Tower Dental Clinic in Epsom, Surrey, we are able to offer our patients both individual and multiple implants. Where a number of teeth need to be replaced, it may prove both impractical and expensive to replace each one with an individual implant. In this circumstance, it is possible to use just a few implants which then hold a fixed bridge in place.
The only patients that we can rule out of having dental implants, without the need for examination, are younger patients who have not yet fully developed facially. To place a dental implant into a patient who is too young, would cause significant future problems as the jawbone grew. In cases such as these, a temporary measure such as a bridge or dentures, might be used until they are old enough to receive implants.
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Good oral health for all generations in Epsom.
We are sometimes asked which is the most important time of our lives to look after our teeth. The answer to that is quite simple; all ages. Whether very young or very old, good oral health is essential although specific issues may arise at different stages of our lives.
At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic your local dentist in Epsom, we see patients of all ages, including different generations of the same family. We take pride in our ability to provide healthy and attractive teeth for all ages at our Surrey dental practice.
Let us start with the youngest age of all. Although dental problems in babies are very rare, it is now widely believed that a child should first be taken to the dentist at around one year old. Although treatment is unlikely, these early visits allows them to become accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice and, it is thought, that this early exposure helps to prevent dental anxiety in later life.
Young children should definitely be seen by a dentist. There are few children who don’t enjoy eating large quantities of sugar, sometimes without the parent even being fully aware. Our dentists are very patient with young children and can help them to understand how sugar can damage their teeth, and also teach them the best way to brush their teeth effectively. Any sign of dental decay can be treated early on without the need for a potentially more frightening experience for the child later if the problem is neglected.
The teenage years are when a lot of dental damage occurs. Sugary foods and drinks are often consumed in large quantities, and, although it is decreasing, many teenagers also take up smoking during teen years. This is very bad for oral health, general health and can also increase the risk of oral cancers. Although teenagers do tend to have a mind of their own, we do urge parents to encourage them in any way that they can, to visit our convenient Epsom High Street practice.
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Everybody always tells me I have great teeth, and how great it must be working in a dental practice being able to have my teeth checked and treated regularly. The truth is we rarely have our teeth checked!
So, I plucked up the courage to see Rav for a check-up. Radiographs were taken and to my dismay I need a filling.
Having never had any treatment before I was petrified…. but I needn’t be.
Rav used The Wand and I did not feel a thing. The Wand is a computerised anaesthetic system that gently introduces the anaesthetic through a very fine needle. The cartridge is warmed to body temperature and the gum frozen first. I was then able to have my treatment without feeling a thing, and the numbness wore off comfortably after only a couple of hours.
Painful injections really are a thing of the past!
We use The Wand for every patient and most do not even realise they have had an injection.
Dentistry does not have to be painful, we have a Magic Wand.
Deepi Murphy attended a nutrition course last week with Dr Alex Richardson, senior research fellow, University of Oxford and founder director of (FAB ) food and behaviour research, and Jo Gamble a leading nutritional therapist and functional medic. It was a pleasure to meet Jo (pictured above).
The research taken by Dr Richardson is fascinating and we can discuss the results of FAB organisation at your next visit for healthy teeth, body and wellbeing.
Sugar and Refined Carbs are associated with: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, ADHD, depression, dementia and other Mental Health Problems.
Sugary foods and drinks cause rapid swings in blood sugar (affecting mood, behaviour and cognition)
‘Slow release foods’ at breakfast help to keep blood sugar levels stable (minimizing fluctuations in mood, behaviour and cognition). Porridge is a great ‘slow release’ breakfast .
Sugar is addictive and there is scientific evidence that intermittent excessive sugar causes endogenous opioid dependence.
Does sugar make you stupid?
Dr Richardson discussed how water laced with high fructose corn syrup given to omega3 deficient rats over 6 weeks led to learning and memory problems !!!
Sugar is not just toxic to teeth!
Follow Hemsley and Hemsley for a great selection of delicious and nutrient-dense recipes.
Their philosophy is ‘Eat well to feel better’ and they prove that delicious food can be healthy.
We just love this recipe for cookies made with a sugar alternative…
Here we have found a really yummy recipe for sugar-free cupcakes!
Chocolate Orange Cup Cakes
Try this new take on the chocolate cup cake. By using the zest and juice of two oranges you can add to both the flavour and the sweetness.
- 200g (7oz) margarine
- 100g (3.5oz) cocoa
- Three tbs honey
- Two large eggs
- Two oranges
- 120g (4.5oz) self-raising flour
Preheat your oven to 180 deg C/350 deg F/gas mark four. Melt your margarine, honey and cocoa in a small pan over a low heat.
Carefully grate the zest of your two oranges and squeeze the juice. Stir the juice and zest in with the saucepan ingredients. Then sieve your flour into a large bowl. Stir in the hot liquid. Beat your eggs and stir those in too.
When thoroughly mixed, spoon the mixture into paper cake cases placed on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until risen. Dust lightly with cocoa powder to finish off.
Want to take a natural approach to looking after your teeth and gums?
Neem is a tree, Neem leaves, fruit and oil (extracted from the seeds) are said to contain healing properties.
Neem twigs have often been used to clean the teeth due to their antibacterial properties. Many natural toothpastes now contain Neem. It can be used to aid the healing of mouth ulcers and as a natural analgesic, can help to reduce tooth sensitivity.
Studies agree that Neem Can:
– prevent and heal gum disease
– prevent cavities
– reduce plaque
– freshen breath
The use of Neem has also showed no adverse side effect, so why not give it a try?
When I first heard about Six Month Smiles I will admit I was dubious.
Rav came in telling us all about this course he had attended and about a revolutionary orthodontic system which aligns your teeth in only 6 months.
I then stepped up as the guinea pig having always been conscious of my crowded teeth.
Rav took some impressions then 2 weeks later my braces were ready to fit. The whole process took about an hour and was surprisingly comfortable straight away. The brackets are ceramic so the only way people noticed a difference was my lisping for a couple of days, but again, this settled in pretty quickly too!
The day after I woke with a couple of sore spots from the brackets so I applied the wax as directed and all became comfortable again.
I had to see Rav then once a month for the elastics and wires to be changed – taking only 15 minutes a time. After only 4 months my braces were ready to be removed!!
I have now had fixed retainers cemented in place behind my teeth (no not visible at all) in order to keep my teeth in their new position, and removable retainers to wear at night.
Have the Six Month Smile has boosted my confidence immensely and I would recommend it to anybody. The procedure was so simple from the start to the end.
It really is never too late.
Help to relieve TMJ symptoms with yoga.
Orthodontics, teeth grinding, clenching, frequent chewing, infections and injuries can all cause pain in the jaw. More and more people are suffering due to the high stresses of work and modern day life.
The Lion pose can help to alleviate tension in the jaw.
The Downward Facing Dog and Upward Facing Dog poses bath the cranium in blood and serves to flush blood in and out of the jaw and face.
We look at the body as a whole and there are many yoga positions for the entire body, it’s a simple step you can take to better yourself from the inside out.
Regular yoga practice can help to reduce pain and improve posture.
Clocktower Dental are pleased to announce a revolutionary new facial aesthetics procedure using the remarkable technology, PRGF Endoret. Already used to great effect in the dental implant side of our practice, PRGF Endoret is ‘Plasma Rich In Growth Hormone’ which can be used to help reverse the signs of ageing.
This amazing new treatment is 100% safe and natural as we centrifuge your own blood and use the protein rich plasma to stimulate the anti-aging process.
We have had fantastic results – come and see Deepi for a complimentary consultation to see if this is the treatment for you.
“Thank you Deepi so much for my PRGF ‘Facial Rejuvenation’ treatment. After reading articles about skin treatment and watching a t.v. programme researching skin treatment, PRGF is the one that consistently comes out top. Consequently I was keen to ‘give it a go’ and I wasn’t disappointed! However the proof of the treatment was in the reactions I got from other people.
Just some of the comments have been ‘have you changed your hair colour?’ ‘what foundation are you using?’ ‘have you been on holiday?’ and more on the same lines. The answer to all this is nothing has changed and I haven’t been on holiday, I had PRGF treatment! Although I felt the treatment had been a success, I think these comments confirm it – you have a convert…..and a special mention must go to Charlotte for the most painless taking of blood that I’ve ever had done – you’re a natural (vampire?!!)”