Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants or dental sealants refers to a plastic which the dentist bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth as a means of helping to prevent the formation of tooth decay (cavities).

Tooth decay is caused by the white film that forms on a persons teeth, dentists refer to this film as PLAQUE. The longer PLAQUE remains on a tooth’s surface the more likely it will be able to create a cavity. The idea behind brushing teeth is that the PLAQUE that has accumulated on a tooth’s surface is scrubbed off. Some teeth however, especially molars, are difficult for a person to clean because the grooves in the chewing part of the tooth (pits and fissures) are deep and narrow. Even though the person brushes they can not clean the PLAQUE off adequately because the bristles of their toothbrush are literally too large to gain access into the bottom of the tooth’s grooves. Because some PLAQUE is not cleaned off a cavity can develop.

At Elite@Arches Dental our dentist can combat this situation by bonding a flowable plastic (fissure sealant) into the grooves of a tooth. The net result is that the surface of the tooth is somewhat flatter and smoother. There are no longer any places on the chewing part of the tooth that the bristles of a toothbrush cant reach and clean. Since PLAQUE can be removed more easily and effectively, there is much less chance that decay will start.

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Hygiene

Caring for your teeth properly is vital if you want their natural life to be as long as yours.

But sometimes, however well you care for your teeth and gums, you will need extra help to keep them in top condition.

Our hygienist plays a vital role in this. Seeing the hygienist regularly helps you to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums so that you can avoid problems caused by decay and gum disease. Gum disease usually goes unnoticed by sufferers until the later stages, but it is the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults.

It is also important to visit us as often as we advice for regular routine examinations. These help us to spot potential problems early on, so we can nip them in the bud, saving you time, inconvenience and unnecessary expense.

We also offer a range of other preventative treatments, including fissure sealants for children, which help to combat decay on vulnerable back teeth.

Hygienist

Our hygienist is professionally trained to treat gum disease. She has the time to make your teeth as spotlessly clean as possible. Her skills and knowledge can stop bleeding gums and bad breath and help you back to good dental health.

Regular ongoing visits to the hygienist are important in our programme of preventive dentistry. She also administers fluoride applications and fissure sealants to children and provides diet advice.

Toothbrushing - Brushing Technique:

  • Brush with a small, vigorous circular action or use an electric toothbrush.
  • Try and brush in an ordered sequence starting with the inside surfaces first as they are the most awkward to reach.
  • Move along one tooth at a time with the brush head angled 45 degrees towards the gum line to ensure nowhere is missed.
  • Be careful to brush right down to the gum level as this is where most plaque builds up.

Flossing Technique:

Step 1 - Use a ruler length piece of floss, wind floss around your middle fingers to keep it taut. Then place the floss over the tips of your first fingers to reach your back teeth

Step 2 - Floss your top front teeth by placing it over the tip of one finger and one thumb

Step 3 - Ease the floss between your teeth with a gentle sawing action and then clean with an up and down movement, ensuring you curve the floss round each side of each tooth and place the floss slightly below the gum line.

Mouthwashes:

Few people have such a thorough brushing and flossing routine that they would not benefit from the use of mouthwash. An excellent daily mouthwash can help eliminate food debris and bacteria that has not all been removed by brushing and flossing and can be very effective at combating bad breath.

Other mouthwashes are particularly helpful in preventing decay in those prone to recurrent problems or in treating acute gum infections when necessary.

Tongue Cleaning:

Tongue cleaning is an important part of your oral hygiene and fresh breath program. The back of the tongue is a reservoir for organisms that cause gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. A tongue cleaner can be used to gently sweep this substance away to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath, alongside a retardex oral spray and mouth rinse.

Products:

We stock an extensive range of dental care products. Each item has been carefully rated, and we will be happy to advise on the best product for you. Here is a small selection.

Hygienist Appointment:

We offer a number of different hygiene fresh breath packages. With the best will in the world it is still difficult to eradicate plaque and prevent the build up of tartar completely. We strongly recommend visiting the hygienist for a professional dental cleaning session every 3 to 6 months. If you have had porcelain veneers or crown and bridgework you will need to attend our hygienist at least twice a year to extend your guarantee to up to 5 years.

The combination of food and bacteria in your mouth can cause decay, gum disease and bad breath.

It would be a great pity to suffer gum recession, or to lose teeth through gum disease because of long-term neglect to oral hygiene. It would equally be a shame to compromise the effect of an attractive smile with bad breath even in the short term.

Follow these daily steps to maintain a healthy mouth, fresh breath and to maximise the longevity of your smile.

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Dermal Filler

Impressions of beauty change with time – as do our faces as we age. With Restylane®, you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material.

Restylane® is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long lasting, natural enhancement. The procedure is gentle and safe to your skin.

Restylane®is made in Sweden, a nation known for health, nature and beauty. Since 1996, more than a million people have been treated in more than 60 countries worldwide.

What is Restylane®?

Restylane® products smooth away wrinkles, enhance facial contours, create fuller lips, and revitalise skin.

Treatments are tailored to your needs and the results can be seen instantly. Restylane is a natural beauty product that does not affect facial expression or  movement. Over 10 million treatments with Restylane have been performed worldwide.

Restylane is a crystal clear gel that is injected into the skin (or for some treatments just under )  in small amounts to restore volume and structure. It is based on hyaluronic acid, similar to the body’s own hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is non-animal which means that no skin tests are needed and that there is a minimal risk of allergic reactions.

Benefits of Restylane® treatment

The results of a treatment with Restylane® are long-lasting, without being permanent, giving you the freedom of choice to maintain the effect. A treatment with Restylane® will generally last 6-12 months, and with only one re-treatment the effect has in a recent clinical study been shown to last up to 18 months.  To maintain the results in the lips, a re-treatment is usually needed within 6 months.

The safety and effectiveness of Restylane® treatments have also been proven in numerous clinical studies.

Consultation and Restylane® treatment

Come to your consultation prepared with some questions about your treatment expectations. You will be asked about your medical history.When you leave your consultation you should feel well informed about Restylane, how it works, and what results to expect.

Together with Elite@Arches Dental you will decide which Restylane® product is suitable for your needs. Before treatment, Elite Dental will discuss pain relief with you. As every person has different preferences and sensitivity, Restylane® is available both with and without integrated pain-relief. Depending on which area you will have treated you will also have a choice of other anaesthesia, such as anaesthetic cream, dental block or ice.

A treatment with Restylane® typically takes about 15-30 minutes. It is performed by injecting Restylane® through a fine needle into your skin to fill wrinkles, add volume, shape your face or lips or revitalise your skin.

Post-treatment

Elite Dental will provide you with post treatment advice. It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. This typically subsides after a few days but can last up to one to two weeks. It is advisable to return for a top-up treatment to achieve optimal and lasting results.

Your Next Restylane® Treatment

As Restylane® is naturally biodegraded, you will eventually need to repeat the treatment to maintain the result. Return visits are typically made after 6-12 months for wrinkles and within 6 months for lips. For skin revitalisation with Restylane Vital a typical treatment programme comprises of three treatment sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart with a top-up maintenance treatment every 4-6 months, depending on the condition of your skin.

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Wrinkle Relaxing Agent

Botulinum toxin is a simple, non-surgical treatment for the temporary improvement of expression lines (particularly in the forehead and the eyelids) and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles in people from 18-65 years of age.?It is also used in facial reshaping such as lifting the eyebrow or correcting asymmetrical facial features. cine that is injected into muscles and used:
The dentist can safely inject botulinum toxin to weaken facial muscle and diminish unwanted wrinkles and frown lines that appear across the forehead and the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).

For more information please ask a member of Staff or book an appointment with Dr Lida Fartash M Med Sci and PhD

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