Time to shine
There has not, in recent history, ever been a more testing year for our dental health than 2020. In the wake of national lockdown restrictions and measures in response to the pandemic, getting care from a dentist Stevenage has proved harder than ever.
This, in turn, has led to a number of people’s oral health falling somewhat by the wayside – which can, over time, take a lasting toll on their self-esteem and confidence levels.
However, now as we are thankfully beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, dental practices up and down the country are back in full swing and doing what they do best.
Therefore, there has never been a better time than right now to seek out the help of a trusted, reputable dental practice.
What can a dentist do for me?
Although most dental practices have been providing bespoke, tailored care to their patients for a number of years now, there still remains a portion of the public who feel that all a dentist does is treat decay and trauma after they have happened.
While responsive dentistry certainly is part of what a dentist does, it is by no means the entire gamut of their services. Dental practices also have a particular focus around preventive treatments, aiming to solve issues before they can become real problems, which are primarily carried out by a dental hygienist.
Similarly, another area of dental care which most practices across the country have a specialist for is cosmetic dentistry – which aims to target the cause of problems that affect how a patient’s smile looks on an aesthetic basis.
This is one of the most popular areas of dentistry and covers everything from stained or yellowed teeth to reconstructive gum-shaping treatments and discreet orthodontics.
How can I get the most out of my dentist?
Often one of the main things which prevents the patients from getting the most out of their dental care providers, is that they are simply unaware of what treatments are out there, or how they can help.
As such, in order to get the full scope of what your dentist can do, the best approach is to book a one-on-one consultation with your local dentist to discuss your options – rather than simply booking yourself in for one particular treatment.
By doing so your dentist has an opportunity to first examine your current dental health, before then making suggestions about the various treatments which are available that may best suit your needs.
What sort of cosmetic dentistry treatments are there?
As mentioned, cosmetic dentistry is by far one of the most popular and widely sought after areas of dentistry in the UK. One of the most widely recognised forms of cosmetic dentistry is dental whitening – whereby a peroxide-based whitening agent is applied to a patient’s teeth to brighten the visible shade of their enamel.
However, there is far more to cosmetic dentistry than white teeth, as the field includes treatments ranging from discreet orthodontic aligners to full reconstructive surgery to create a more even gumline.
In order to better understand the full scope of what cosmetic dentistry is, it is always advisable that you speak with a trusted local professional about what is available and how it could help your smile.