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National Smile Month is coming to Portstewart and our friends at Portstewart Family Dental will be holding a special event to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign.
Taking place from 16 May to 16 June, National Smile Month aims to promote and raise awareness of good oral health, and Portstewart Family Dental is getting involved in doing just that.
“To show their support, the team from PFD from Portstewart will be holding an open day on Thursday 8th June from 10am that aims to put the smile into National Smile Month. Anyone who wants to pop along will receive their very own goody bag and get their picture taken with a Smiley – the campaign icon.”
Michele and Pete King said: “We love taking part in National Smile Month. That is why we are having an open day. If you are a patient or simply want to talk to a member of staff about your oral health, pop down. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
“Good oral health is vital for a healthy smile as well as a healthy body, and we’ll be spreading that message at our open day.”
Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter OBE said: “I’m delighted that Portstewart Family Dental has joined the thousands of organisations in engaging with National Smile Month. It is a great reflection of local community spirit and an excellent way to promote good oral health.
“By making an event as fun and imaginative as possible, we hope it will inspire more people to join in the fun than ever before while delivering the Oral Health Foundation’s three key messages for good oral health;
- Brush for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
- Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
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Lots of patients are asking me about lips at the moment and each person has a different concern, so I thought we would have a look at this treatment option this month.
Lip enhancement procedures can add fullness to thin lips, decrease wrinkles around the mouth and improve lip contour and harmony with facial features.
Adding volume to the lips with injectable fillers can restore a youthful fullness that has been lost with age or it can enhance lips that have always
been thinner than desired.
Understanding Your Lips:
Lips can be many different shapes and sizes. The key to a beautiful lip enhancement procedure is to maintain appropriate contour and balance between the
upper and lower lips and with the rest of the facial features. The lips can be divided into several different areas that can be addressed with surgical
and non-surgical procedures.
Youthful and Attractive lips:
• Smooth upper lip skin that is typically less than 2cm from the base of the nose
• Slight upturn at the oral commissures
• Defined Cupid's bow and vermillion border
• Red lips are full with the lower lip fuller than the upper lip
• Subtle amount of teeth show with a relaxed mouth
The goal of lip enhancement procedures is to enhance the features of the lip that make them beautiful and youthful. Lip enhancement procedures performed by us will add volume to the lips while maintaining the appropriate contour and balance.
Every patient has different goals for lip enhancement, we have the experience and expertise to know how much and where to inject each fi ller to provide a natural result to accomplish those goals.
Lip Filler Injections:
• Add volume to deflated lips, making lips look symmetrical again
• Define the borders and shape of the lips
• Soften “lipstick” lines
• Reverse downturned corners of the mouth
• Provide more red lip show
Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement
Some patients have thin lips in their youth, while others notice significant volume loss in the lips over time. As the lips lose volume, they become less
projected and lines can form around the edges.
Injectable fillers such as Teosyal Kiss or Juvederm work well to enhance the natural shape of the lips and give a fuller, more rounded appearance to deflated lips. Adding volume to thin lips can balance the face and give a softer, more feminine appearance.
To improve “lipstick lines” or lip lines that form at the border of the lip, a filler such as Belotero can be used to fill in the lip lines individually. Adding volume to the lips along the vermillion border can also smooth out those lines and return definition and shape to deflated lips. Fillers can also be used to help reverse downturned corners of the mouth that often give a frowning and sad expression to the face
Before and After
Check the results that some patients had with Lip Augmentation and imagine how great you will look after you’ve experienced it yourself!
Give us a call for a free consultation today!
Tel: 028 7083 2798
Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Rosamund Pike . . . all incredibly famous in many ways, and known for their unique, luminous, Oscar-worthy smiles. When they hit the red carpet these Hollywood glitterati are noticed and remembered not only for the one-of-a-kind creations they are wearing, but also for the dazzling smiles that light up their gorgeous faces. A smile is the first and last thing people notice about you, and will leave a lasting impression long after what you are wearing fades into a distant memory. The question is, does your smile leave the right kind of impression?
Fortunately, right here in Portstewart we have a renowned team to create couture smiles time after time, so you’ll never walk into a room and meet your new smile on another face.
We specialise in transforming not just smiles, but faces. Using our specialised treatments including Wrinkle Reduction, Dermal Fillers, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Orthodontics, and Tooth whitening .Relying upon a highly specialized aesthetic sensibility, we assess facial asymmetries and re-contour smiles to create a smile that restores the balance of the features by transforming teeth to fit more harmoniously with the face, for each patient a unique, perfectly sculpted new smile is created each time.
Call for your Oscar – Worthy Smile today! 028 70832798
Its Super Sunny here in Portstewart and to celebrate we are offering tooth whitening for a reduced price of £110 for 1 arch ( normally £200) and £220 for both arches (normally £300)
What does tooth whitening involve?
Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening. Your dentist will assess you first to see whether tooth whitening is suitable for you.
The most common type of whitening is called ‘dentist-supervised home whitening'. You will have trays made specially to fit into your mouth like gum-shields. The whitening gel is then put in the trays and you will be given a routine to follow at home.
1. Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend
It doesn't matter how old you are, or how many teeth you have, you should always follow your dentist's advice about how often they need to see you.
So why are check-ups so important? Well, for starters prevention is always better than cure. Regular visits to the dentist can identify problems developing early, and more importantly set you on a path to rectify them.
2. Take diet into consideration
One of the key messages is ‘cut down how often you have sugary foods and drinks'. This is a particularly important message for parents to remember. The more often your child has sugary or acidic foods or drinks, the more likely they are to have decay. It is therefore important to keep sugary and acidic foods to mealtimes only. Food and drinks which are kindest to teeth include cheese, crackers, breadsticks, raw vegetables, plain water and milk.
3. Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
It's important to brush your teeth first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. Why? During the night the flow of saliva, which is the mouth's cleaning system, slows down. This leaves the mouth more at risk to decay; therefore brushing acts as a preventive measure.
Fluoride is an incredibly important addition to the toothpaste we use. There are different levels depending on how old you are.
4. Indulge in interdental cleaning
As brushing alone only cleans around two thirds of the mouth, it is important to use interdental brushes or floss to clean away any food debris caught between the teeth. It can help to reduce the risk of gum disease.
5. Remember the one hour rule
It takes an average of 40 minutes for the mouth to neutralise the acid caused by eating or drinking sugar. Therefore it is best to wait at least one hour after eating before brushing teeth. Eating or drinking weakens the enamel on the teeth, meaning if you brush too soon it cause tiny particles of the enamel to be brushed away.
6. Teeth are not tools!
Although you can't legislate for genuine accidents, please remember your teeth aren't tools. If your party trick is to open a bottle of beer with your teeth, or if you're always biting open the crisp packet, you're actually doing your teeth more harm than good.
7. Think about appearance
If you have a great oral hygiene routine, or even if you don't, there's no reason why you can't think about some cosmetic treatment to help brighten or restore your smile. People who smoke, drink red wine and lots of coffee may find over time their teeth become stained. There are toothpastes available that can remove these stains, but they won't alter the natural shade of your teeth. It's always best to have a good chat with your dentist about the options, which can include tooth whitening, crowns or veneers
Many people are missing all or some of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw, some have difficulty keeping their dentures secure and struggle with this annoyance, but help is at hand!
Dentures become loose over a period of time due to the supporting bone levels starting to recede away. This means the denture no longer fits as snugly as it once did. Options are available to have new dentures made or to have your dentures relined, however problems can still persist due to the changing shape of the bone.
If you find loose dentures are an issue for you, that you are embarrassed about your loose dentures, or reluctant to go out for meals with family and friends, carrying a tube of adhesive "just in case." Give us a call on 02870 832798 and ask about denture stabilisation.
Denture stabilisation uses dental implants to secure dentures in place.
As illustrated above, the procedure involves placing titanium screws into the jaw, where they will fuse into the bone. This procedure usually takes approximately 1 hour and can be done with local anesthetic. Your denture is modified for comfort during the healing period, then is further modified to snap onto the implants. The denture is now secure until you remove it for cleaning.
Benefits of denture stabilisation include :
- Restores chewing, allowing you to enjoy a wide variety of foods
- Improves speech
- Improves confidence and comfort
- Dentures no longer move around as they may have before
- The procedure is less invasive than you think.
Get in contact with the practice should you have any enquiries or would like further information.
Over the weekend I had been reading several "how to" guides online and thought it may be helpful to put on a "How to Floss post." In order for dental floss to effectively remove plaque from your teeth, you need to be sure you’re using the correct technique.
Be sure to wash your hands before you reach for the floss. As long as you use the correct technique, the type of floss you use is a matter of personal preference.
Just follow the steps:
- Use enough floss. Break off a piece about 18 inches long. That sounds like a lot, but you want enough to keep a clean segment in place as you move from tooth to tooth. Wrap most of the floss around either the middle finger or the index finger of one hand, whichever you prefer, and a small amount onto the middle or index finger of the other hand. (Using the middle finger leaves your index finger free to manipulate the floss.)
- Slide between teeth. Gently slide the floss between the teeth in a zigzag motion and be careful not to let the floss snap or “pop” between teeth.
- Form a “C”. Make a C shape with the floss as you wrap it around the tooth. Then carefully pull the floss upward from the gum line to the top of the tooth.
- Roll along. As you move from one tooth to the next, unroll a fresh section of floss from the finger of one hand while rolling the used floss onto the finger of the other hand. Use your thumb as a guide.
- Reach both sides. Don’t forget to floss the back side of each tooth.