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Some common dental conditions and the treatments you can get for them

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most frequent dental conditions, it is probably the first dental condition that most people associate to. A significant amount of the population experiences tooth decay at least once throughout their life. Tooth decay has been considered an epidemic in the West by many experts. Tooth decay has been correlated with excessive sugar consumption and poor oral hygiene habits. These are both risk factors frequently found in the western population. Excessive sugar intake is thought to cause tooth decay by serving as a feeding ground for the acid-secreting bacteria that make up our natural microflora. This results in excessive proliferation and thus proportionally increased acid production. The acids produced can induce tooth decay by attacking the calcium phosphate content of our teeth and dissolving it. You can prevent tooth decay by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, using antibacterial mouthwashes and limiting your intake of simple sugars. Cavities are mostly treated with fillings. If you are looking for a dentist in Luton to treat your cavities with fillings, book an appointment with us, Bramingham Dental.


Orthodontic conditions


Orthodontics is a speciality of dentistry, which aims at realigning displaced teeth and jaws. Orthodontic conditions have been with humanity and animals as long as they existed, even 50,000 years old archaeological findings have shown that some of our ancestors had crooked teeth. Surprisingly, however, the traditional metal braces with brackets we all know these days have only been introduced in the 1970s. This was due to the discovery of dental adhesives, which was necessary to attach the brackets firmly without causing toxicity. These braces consist of the brackets attached to each tooth and an archwire that binds them together. In normal braces, these are all made out of metal, most often stainless steel. Your orthodontist periodically applies increasing pressure on your teeth using the archwire. The biggest benefits of fixed braces in contrast to clear aligners is their universal applicability for most conditions and lower price. Fixed braces are a perfect solution for patients with tooth types or certain conditions that would make a clear aligner treatment unsuitable for them. If you are looking for a dentist in Luton to help you treat your orthodontic conditions, book an appointment with us, Bramingham Dental.


Tooth discolouration


Tooth discolouration can occur due to numerous reasons. Ageing is one of the main causes of tooth discolouration besides tobacco, coffee, red wine or black tea consumption. Certain antibiotics and even some antibacterial mouthwashes have also been reported to cause tooth discolouration. Poor oral hygiene and the buildup of plaque and its potential calcification into calculus can also cause tooth discolouration. You can prevent tooth discolouration by practising good oral hygiene and limiting the amount consumed of foods and beverages that can cause stains. Teeth whitening treatments can also help you with stains if they have already occurred. If you are looking for a dentist in Luton to whiten your teeth, look no further: at Bramingham Dental we offer teeth whitening among numerous other treatments.