Tooth discolouration is, in most cases, not a cause for serious concern and is mostly treated as a cosmetic condition. Tooth discolouration can occur due to a number of reasons. One of them is ageing. As we advance in our age, the dentine becomes more exposed giving our teeth a yellowish colour. Certain foods and beverages, such as red wine, coffee or tea may also contribute to the staining of our teeth. Certain oral antibiotics and antibacterial mouthwashes may also be capable of discolouring our teeth. Tooth discolouration can be treated with teeth whitening. There are different types of teeth whitening treatments. Some are performed at home using custom made bleaching trays and a special whitening material, while some are performed at a dental practice using a special whitening gel and light to induce the whitening. If you are looking for a dentist in Caernarfon to help you whiten your teeth, get in touch with us, the Future Health Partnership Practices in Caernarfon and book an appointment.
Cavities, tooth decay and tooth loss
Our oral cavities contain a large number of naturally occurring microorganisms, which are part of the normal human microbiome, just like the gut microbes. These organisms utilise the sugars found in remains of our food stuck to our teeth to produce their necessary energy and reproduce. If they have too much sugar available they’re capable of overgrowing, which in turn increases the acids produced by them. These acids can degrade the mineral content of our teeth, contributing to cavities. Cavities are mostly treated by fillings, which can be made from numerous materials. Previously they were mostly made out of amalgams, but nowadays tooth-coloured white fillings are made out of a composite, which sets and solidifies upon exposure to light. Tooth loss can occur due to untreated tooth decay reaching the pulp tissue, gum disease caused by oral bacterial overgrowth and dental trauma. Tooth loss can be treated in various ways, but the most efficient treatment is to have dental implants. If you are looking for a dentist in Caernarfon to treat tooth loss, do not hesitate to get in touch with us, the Future Health Partnership Practices in Caernarfon.
Orthodontic conditions refer to misaligned teeth and jaws. Orthodontic conditions can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some are inherited and some are acquired due to things like bad chewing positioning or jaw misalignment. The prolonged sucking of thumbs in childhood can also result in orthodontic conditions in later life. These conditions are mostly treated with braces. There are numerous types of braces, however, the most often used type is the traditional metal braces with brackets. These have a very broad treatment spectrum, they are relatively low cost and they are universally applicable. Alternatives to metal braces include invisible plastic aligners, invisible braces and lingual braces. Invisible aligners, such as Invisalign are very popular due to their low visibility, however, they are unable to treat certain conditions and patients with certain unsuitable tooth shapes or sizes. If you would like to find a dentist in Caernarfon to treat orthodontic conditions, book an appointment at our dental practice.