During our lives we will all find that we may need some form of dental intervention, this could be anything from having our teeth examined to ensure they are fine, to having a tooth extracted to prevent discomfort or damage. The important thing is not to ignore the first signs that indicate to us that we may need to visit the dentist in Marylebone, as early treatment of any condition can be stopped from escalating into something worse.
Adults need to recognise that there is a strong need to take their own advice and take the time to look after oral health and address any issues as early as possible, as we all tell our children about the importance of visiting the dentist.
There needs to also be a recognition that our dentist in Marylebone at Plowman & Partners may offer more than check-ups and treatments, as we, like many dentists, are prevention-focused. This means that we are looking to be able to offer strategies that seek to preclude the development of any oral problems. This could take the form of offering the patient some advice that will enhance their oral cleaning routine or referring the patient to another dental professional, such as a dental hygienist.
Using preventive techniques to avoid the need for dental treatment
While preventive dental techniques offer no cast-iron guarantees they can still prove very helpful when used in the correct way, they should be seen as a vital tool in the front line fight for good oral health and hygiene. The dental hygienist can play a key role in this fight, as they bring a new set of skills and techniques to the attention of the patient, with the hope they will engage with them and start to enjoy a higher standard of oral hygiene by doing so.
One of the dental hygienist’s main roles within the dental practice centres around assisting patients to maintain a good standard of cleanliness within the mouth, this helps to keep the teeth and gums healthy. The hygienist will also be able to spot the warning signs that issues are developing and ask our dentist to become more involved in a patient’s case, providing treatment where required.
The dentist is not as bad as people think
We understand that many people have a fear of the dentist, but there is no need for this as our dentist is someone who wants to help patients resolve their oral problems in a way that best suits their needs. We want to try to help you avoid the need for invasive dental treatment and maintain your natural teeth wherever possible.
The strongest tool for this the dentist can call on are the check-ups they carry out on the patient, which allow them to monitor the patient’s teeth, gums, and mouth. This helps to stop any issues as they are developing and allows the action to be taken early that may help the patient avoid serious oral problems. At the check-ups our dentist can also use the time to discuss any concerns with the patient and develop a treatment plan if necessary.
Visiting the dentist in Marylebone should be seen as one of the most important things for patients to do, by visiting us for regular check-ups the patient increases their chances of them enjoying a high level of oral hygiene and health.
We all need to recognise the importance of making regular visits to the dentist in Marylebone, this allows us to have our oral hygiene and health monitored properly by a trained dental professional. By going for check-ups as recommended by our dentist it allows us to prevent any serious issue from occurring, staving off the need to undergo any complex invasive dental treatment.
Most people seem to believe that oral hygiene is only concerned with monitoring the condition of the teeth, but when we consider oral hygiene fully, we must consider what is needed to ensure good health for the entire mouth, including the gums and lips.
We accept that many people find visiting the dentist a daunting task, as none of us really like the idea of having someone examining the inside of our mouths and the thought of having a dental procedure using dental tools is a level of anxiety that many may find hard to overcome. But it is so important that people are encouraged to engage with a dentist in Marylebone at our practice Plowman & Partners, that way they can probably avoid the dental consequences that may scare them so much.
Another way for people to engage with our local dental practice
For those who might find the idea of engaging with a dentist hard to deal with there could be another avenue they may want to consider, that still introduces them to the dental surgery environment. They may want to think about visiting the dental hygienist, this will give them a much gentler introduction to the dental practice environment.
The dental hygienist’s role is far different to the role of the dentist, and they do not perform treatments such as fillings or root canals that use dental equipment that even the toughest of people may find hard to cope with.
The dental hygienist’s main role is to assist patients to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene and health, by helping them understand what they can do to improve their oral cleaning routines, giving tips about better ways of brushing and flossing. This is one of the techniques that can aid in forming the basis of a preventive dental routine, with the hope of lessening the need for invasive dental treatment.
Of course, the best use of a dental hygienist is when they work directly with a dentist, who can monitor a patient’s oral hygiene progress and offer any advice and support to back up the preventive nature of the work carried out by the hygienist. This should then in turn lead to fewer risks from gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque build-up, increasing the chances of someone enjoying the benefits that come with a high standard of oral health.
Having the teeth professionally cleaned is always a good idea
Another role of the dental hygienist is to clean the patient’s teeth professionally, to remove any plaque that may have built up, this helps to reduce the risks posed by tooth decay and gum disease. Having the teeth cleaned professionally by a dental hygienist, using the equipment and paste available to them, will always benefit the patient.
Easy way in
If someone is looking for an easy, gentle way to interact with our dentist in Marylebone they may want to consider the idea of engaging with our dental hygienist first.
As adults we all teach our children about the importance of looking after their teeth, teaching them that they need to brush them twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before they go to bed. Hopefully, this is a message that stays with them throughout their lives, meaning they may stand a greater chance of avoiding serious dental issues that may need invasive dental treatment, such as fillings.
Still, as adults how good are we when it comes to taking our own advice? More and more adults are starting to ignore the simple things they need to do to maintain a good standard of oral health. By letting standards slip these adults have started to put themselves at risk of developing serious dental issues, this may then lead to a visit being needed to Plowman & Partners, our dentist in Marylebone.
If we are to set a good example for our children to follow, we need to take the lead, allowing them to see us doing the things we need to do to look after our teeth. So, if we are telling them they need to clean their teeth twice a day, then they need to see us cleaning our teeth twice a day.
Equally, if we are telling our children they need to go to the dentist for check-ups and treatment, then we need to go to the dentist in Marylebone alongside them. This will encourage the development of good habits that will last them a lifetime. Hopefully, ultimately, they will teach these habits to their own children.
Remembering the importance of attending check-ups
If an adult is going to skip or ignore any appointment they may have booked with a dentist, then it is more than likely going to be one of the regular dental check-ups. It’s recommended that we all attend these check-ups and we do not play down the importance they play in managing our oral health and hygiene, which is vital.
The dentist uses these check-ups to monitor the progress of someone’s oral health and hygiene. Charting an individual’s oral hygiene habits and progress can be helpful for the early intervention in any issues and help to prevent the need for dental treatment of an invasive nature being used.
Another use for the regular dental check-up is the fact it allows the dentist to have time to have a conversation with the patient about any concerns either of them has, and this is a helpful tool that should be used to monitor the patient’s oral hygiene and health progress. Where topics are identified to be discussed and addressed, the dentist may make recommendations or refer the patient on to another professional, such as a dental hygienist.
The dental appointment is not just about the teeth, it is about the entire mouth. The dentist will use this time to examine the individual teeth, the gums, and the oral cavity. Where needed a treatment plan can be drawn up in cooperation with the patient.
We all must attend the dentist in Marylebone for regular check-ups, that way we can be sure that we can enjoy the best oral health and hygiene standards possible.
If you feel you have neglected your dental health contact us to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.
More often than not, adults will put off going to their dental practice for a variety of reasons. They have work or family commitments, or they are simply just too busy. At Plowman & Partners we encourage you to take your dental hygiene seriously, to help prevent more complicated issues from arising in the future and to ensure that you have a smile that you are proud of. Our dentist in Marylebone offers a range of treatments that will keep your teeth strong and healthy as well as looking their best. If you are not satisfied with certain aspects of your smile or feel that you could benefit from a bit of a makeover, then we advise that you book a consultation appointment with one of our practitioners to discuss what you wish to change. Consultation appointments can be made online or over the phone at a time that is convenient to you. At these appointments our practitioners will be able to advise you on which treatments will be the most beneficial to your circumstances and explain to you what will happen throughout your treatment.
A range of treatments to straighten out your smile
Unfortunately, when your adult teeth come through they often do so at an angle. You may be lucky and have every single tooth aligned as it should be, but for those of you who have gaps between your teeth or suffer from overcrowding and overlapping it can be difficult to smile with confidence. At our dentist in Marylebone we have a variety of appliances that can align your teeth correctly, meaning that you can take the time to choose the treatment that is the right one for you. In cases where severe misalignment is present it is likely that you will require a traditional fixed appliance. This treatment consists of having brackets attached to the surfaces of your teeth that are connected to one another with a thin wire. This wire is tightened throughout your treatment and will push and pull your teeth into their new, straightened positions over a twenty-four month period.
In some cases, people are only dissatisfied with the straightness of their front teeth. These teeth can be aligned using alternative treatment options, including an almost invisible one. This treatment involves someone wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that have been custom made for their needs. This treatment can be carried out in a much shorter time than other appliances and often takes less than twelve months to complete.
What about whitening?
Our dentist in Marylebone can not only help you with straightening your teeth, but keeping them white and stain-free too. Discolouration can be caused by all sorts of things such as smoking, drinking tea, coffee and alcohol and even occurs naturally over time too as your teeth age. At Plowman & Partners we provide teeth whitening treatments that can be carried out by one of our professionals in our practice, or you can be in control of your own treatment and choose to whiten your teeth at home instead. If you opt for the latter, one of our practitioners will guide you through the entire process and be on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
Upon meeting someone for the first time, your smile is amongst the first things that is noticed about your appearance. If your teeth are discoloured or you have had treatment that has left metallic dots visible when you smile or speak, it can leave you feeling incredibly self-conscious. However, there are ways to make your smile whiter again. At Plowman & Partners we understand how important it is to feel good about your smile, which is why our dentist in Marylebone provides teeth whitening treatments as well as white fillings. Discolouration and staining can end up ageing you prematurely while leading to additional dental problems. If you are unsatisfied with your smile, then we recommend that you arrange a consultation appointment at a time that suits you to speak to one of our professional dental teams about what they can do when it comes to brightening up your smile.
Reducing the appearance of stains and discolouration
Unfortunately in life, there are all sorts of things around that can increase your chances of getting yellow or brown stains on your teeth, and some of them are difficult to avoid. Tea, coffee and alcohol are amongst the main causes of staining, while smoking or eating foods like beetroot can cause discolouration as well. If you have decided to have your teeth whitened, it is important to have a discussion with our dentist in Marylebone about whether you would like to do this within our practice or from your own home, where you are in charge of your treatment. If you have an appointment with a practitioner at our clinic, you can expect your appointment to last around an hour. Whitening your teeth at home takes slightly longer, as you will be given a custom made appliance to wear at night that fits over your teeth comfortably. You will need to apply the whitening gel that is provided by your practitioner to this appliance before you wear it each night, and after around two weeks you will start to see results. Whilst you will get the opportunity to discuss what shade you would like your teeth to be once they are whitened, it is important to remember that the results of this treatment may vary between patients.
Fillings that blend in with your natural teeth
When people think of fillings, they often picture unsightly metallic blobs. Dentistry has advanced over the years, and you no longer need to worry about everybody else spotting your fillings when you smile or speak to them. Our dentist in Marylebone provides white fillings that blend in with the rest of your teeth, so they are incredibly difficult to spot. They are made from porcelain so they feel exactly like a real tooth as well. Fillings are used to repair a tooth when it begins to show signs of decay. Not having a filling will result in the decay getting worse, potentially ending up with you needing additional treatment to save your tooth, such as a root canal, or even losing your tooth.
At Plowman & Partners, we know how traumatising it can be when your teeth fall out, whether it was prematurely during an accident or due to tooth decay or gum disease. There are ranges of tooth replacement options available to you, but it is important that you find the one that is most suited to your unique circumstances. Alongside traditional tooth replacement treatments, our dentist in Marylebone also offers implant-supported appliances. These are of a much more permanent nature than alternative options as they offer an extremely long-lasting and durable way of replacing your teeth. They can be used to replace either a single tooth, a few teeth or even all of them. How many teeth you need replacing will be something that is discussed with one of our practitioners at your consultation appointment. If you would like to book a consultation appointment with our friendly dental team, then please do reach out to us either over the phone or via our website.
An appliance for every situation
At our practice, we know that every patient we treat is unique, as are their teeth. Tooth implants cater for this individuality, being suitable when replacing either one tooth or all of them. The first step to getting implants is to have a series of small titanium screws placed into your jawbone. How many you will need depends on how many teeth you want to replace and this is something that our dentist in Marylebone will discuss with you at your consultation. One implant is capable of supporting more than one artificial tooth, and a whole set of new teeth can be attached to as little as four implants in some cases. When replacing a full set of teeth, dentures are often attached to your implants, whilst crowns are generally used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth that are in isolated locations within your mouth. In instances where you are missing a few teeth next to each other or on either side of a remaining tooth, a bridge will often be attached to your implants to restore your smile and offer extra protection to your original tooth.
Look forward to smiling and eating again
Implants are amongst the only tooth replacement options that keep your jawbone stimulated even after tooth loss, preventing it from disintegrating over time and causing you additional problems in the future. They also offer a more permanent resolution to tooth loss, as they are not removable and will not come loose when subjected to heavy forces. This means that you can enjoy the chewiest of foods without worrying about your teeth getting stuck or coming loose. Once you have your new teeth you must take care of them efficiently if you wish for them to last you as long as possible. Our dentist in Marylebone will explain how to clean your teeth properly and recommend suitable products and brushes for you to use. Dental implants can last upwards of ten years when they are cared for properly.
Brighten up your oral outlook
We know that many of our patients have been living through testing and difficult times, and here at Plowman & Partners, we want every one of our patients to know that we are behind them 100% and are firmly committed to making sure that every smile which needs it can benefit from the help of one of our trained dental practitioners.
While getting regular or cosmetic treatments from our dentist in Marylebone might have proved difficult over the recent lockdown period, we are now overjoyed to report that all our staff and practitioners are back in service and helping our patients find their smiles once again.
What can a dentist in Marylebone help with?
At Plowman & Partners, we feel it is our responsibility – as an expert dentist in Marylebone – to provide all our patients with a tailored, individually-orientated dental service. We always take the time to initially get to know our patients and their dental needs and aspirations, before beginning any one course of treatment.
We’ve found that by taking a bespoke, individualist approach the dental services we offer our patients facilitates a far more mutually rewarding experience in which patients feel their needs are understood and reflected in the treatments we offer.
We offer a fully comprehensive dental service here at Plowman & Partners which ranges from cosmetic orthodontics and preventive treatments from our dental hygienist to cosmetic treatments such as veneers or restorative treatments such as dental implants.
As we offer such a massive expanse of treatments, we always start things off with a consultation to detail to every patient the specifics of each procedure and how it can be used to help them achieve their dental goals.
What does a dental hygienist do?
Since reopening our practice, we’ve witnessed a surge in the popularity of our dental hygienist. Rather than treating one or more cosmetic problems – as our cosmetic dentist does – the primary focus of a dental hygienist is to keep your teeth as fit and healthy as possible.
They achieve this through a range of methods which include anything from simple educational tips about proper brushing techniques to a professional deep-clean known as a scale and polish.
If you feel that your oral health has suffered somewhat as a result of the past years’ pandemic measures, then the best form of action you can take to get your smile back to its former beauty is to arrange for a session with our dental hygienist.
What is a scale and polish?
As mentioned, one of the main duties which our dental hygienist regularly provides to patients is a professional deep-clean procedure known as a scale and polish.
This is a two-step cleaning process that initially involves the use of an ultrasound scraper (and dental hand-tools) to remove any pockets of plaque, bacteria, tartar, and stains from all throughout the patient’s smile.
Once this stage has been complete, the hygienist then starts the ‘polish’ which uses a polishing tool to shine and buffer every tooth until they are sparklingly white and healthy-looking.
If you feel that a scale and polish could help restore the spark to your smile, then simply call or email us here at Plowman & Partners today, and we’ll book you in for a consultation.
Rediscover your smile
At Plowman & Partners, our practitioners empathise with all of our many patients who have had to put their oral health on ice over the past year – as getting regular help from their dentist in Marylebone may have proven more difficult than ever throughout the national lockdown.
Today our team of practitioners are overjoyed to be back in our practice and doing what they do best. Anyone who may feel their oral health has fallen slightly by the wayside over the last year shouldn’t worry – by contacting our highly trained and professional team today you can book a consultation and let us help you rediscover the beauty of a healthy smile.
What can a dentist in Marylebone do for me?
All of our practitioners here at Plowman & Partners have specialised in various fields of dentistry – and are recognised as such by the General Dental Council.
This means that when you book a consultation with our dentist in Marylebone you can instantly benefit from a world of expertise and knowledge across all things dental. Whether you are looking to improve the aesthetics of your smile, the straightness of your teeth, or to replace a lost tooth entirely we have the right practitioner for the job.
As we believe in providing a bespoke dental service that is moulded to fit the needs and requirements of the patient who is receiving it, we always begin every treatment – be it routine or complex – with a consultation.
We’ve found that these consultations are an excellent way for our practitioners to familiarise themselves with who each patient is, and what their unique needs are.
What cosmetic dental treatments are available?
Prior to the pandemic putting a pin in all our regular dental treatments, one of the most popular types of treatments we provided to patients were cosmetic dental ones.
These cover a massive expanse of different procedures – all of which are designed to target and treat one or more visual problems that patients have with their teeth.
One of the most popular forms of cosmetic density which we are not back to regularly providing to patients here at Plowman & Partners is dental whitening. Over time, the enamel of your teeth – which is the outermost layer – is prone to becoming slightly yellow or discoloured.
This discolouration can also be sped up by certain lifestyle choices and habits – such as smoking or drinking dark fluids like red wine or black coffee.
How can I treat dental staining?
When you notice your teeth are not as white as they once were, it can be a considerable knock to your self-esteem or confidence.
However, rather than choosing to hide away your smile, speak with one of our cosmetic dentists here at Plowman & Partners, we can facilitate dental whitening treatment which uses a peroxide-based gel to burn away any marks, stains, or discolouration from your enamel and leave your smile visibly whiter and cleaner looking.
We provide two forms of cosmetic whitening here which can be carried out within our practice for instant results – or at home for a more relaxed approach that achieves the same results over a slightly longer timeframe.
Whatever treatment you decided, taking action against discoloured teeth can be a massive self-esteem booster and give you the renewed confidence to show off your bright, white and elegant looking smile to anyone and everyone you can.
Back on track
Here at Plowman & Partners, we understand that the oral health of many of our patients has suffered over the past year, as receiving regular cosmetic and restorative treatments from our dentist in Marylebone may have been harder than before, due to the implications of the Covid:19 pandemic.
Today, however, we are delighted to be back to operating at 100% efficiency and can now provide anyone who needs it with a comprehensive range of specialist treatments that can fully restore their smile to its former, pre-lockdown glory.
What treatments are on offer?
At Plowman & Partners, our dentist in Marylebone is fully equipped to handle all varieties of dental problems – ranging from routine dental check-ups and deep-cleaning performed by our dental hygienist, to complex restorative treatments such as dental implants.
As we aim to provide the full spectrum of dental treatments, we always find the best approach for new patients is to conduct a consultation with them. This gives the patient a chance to tell our practitioners what their reasons for seeking dental care are, and what aspects of their smile they are hoping to address.
With this information, we can then formulate a completely unique treatment plan which aims to achieve these identified goals within a time frame that suits the patient’s schedule perfectly.
What are dental implants?
Losing one or more teeth is one of the hardest things that can happen to you – no matter what age you are, or how the loss came about. Alongside the social implications which a visible gap in your smile can bring – it can impact your employment prospects and love life – a missing tooth can also lead to several serious health implications, such as an alteration of your facial structure, a loss in some aspects of speech ability and difficulty eating.
Luckily here at Plowman & Partners, our dentist in Marylebone is well equipped to address the problem of one or more missing teeth on a permanent basis – through dental implants.
Unlike other treatments for lost teeth – such as crowns or dental bridges – implants are surgically embedded within the patient’s jaw and are therefore far more comfortable and durable.
What is the process of getting dental implants?
If you have lost one or more teeth then you should speak with one of our implant professionals here at Plowman & Partners to find out about your eligibility for implants.
After an initial consultation and examination to determine whether or not your gums and surrounding teeth will be healthy enough to successfully complete dental implant treatment, the process of installing dental implants goes as follows:
- Firstly a small hole is made in the gum and jawbone in the gap where the new tooth will be.
- Into this hole, the dental practitioner will then place a titanium-alloy socket, which is then sealed over and left to heal.
- Titanium-alloy is specifically used in dental implant treatment as it can uniquely bond itself together with natural bone tissue, which is what happens during this short healing period.
- After the socket has successfully bonded with the patient’s bone tissue, it can then be reopened, and a new prosthetic crown can be fixed in place.
Dental implants can be suited to patients of any age, providing their gums and teeth are healthy and strong enough. Therefore if you have lost a tooth – no matter how long ago – it’s always worth speaking to a professional about whether or not dental implants could help restore the functionality, strength, and aesthetics of your smile.
Having a working relationship with your dentist can allow you to access the treatments that you need in order to keep your smile looking and feeling as healthy as possible. A dentist can not only enhance your smile and keep your mouth feeling fresh and fully functional, but they can also screen for problems such as cancers. Catching issues such as this early can have a dramatic impact on the lives of our patients. We are a friendly and committed team who will always be there for our patients. We want all of our patients to be able to access the treatments and support that they need. In this article, we will take you through some of the treatments that we offer, as well as why we think you should consider our practice. We will also give you information on what you should do next, should you decide that our practice is the one for you.
What treatments will work for me?
If you decide to come to our dentist in Marylebone to receive your cutting-edge dental care, then we can offer you a whole range of different treatments. We will take the time to get to know you and your smile so we can be best equipped to give you the support that you need. We are in a position to work with you to listen to your concerns and work out which treatments will be the best way forward for you and your smile. We offer services such as root canal therapy as well as tooth replacement treatments. Other treatments that we offer can be found on our website. In the next section, we will highlight why we think you should consider our practice.
Why should I consider your practice?
We believe that we are the perfect choice for you and your smile when it comes to dental care. If you are looking for a dentist in Marylebone, then we could be the right fit for you. Our practice uses a modern approach to dentistry ensuring that our patients always have access to innovative treatments. We are continuing to evolve our practice so we are always offering the best level of service, as we always want to give the best opportunities to improve dental health to our patients. We take pride in the work that we do. In the next section, we will discuss what you should do if you decide we are the right practice for you.
What should I do next?
If you think that our team, here at Plowman and Partners could work well for you then you should consider getting in contact with us at our practice. There are a number of different ways that you can connect with our dentist in Marylebone. You can call us directly to set up a consultation. You can go through our website to learn more about our practice and the treatments that we offer or you can email our practice. We want to make Plowman and Partners as accessible as possible, so that we can be in the best position to support you and your smile. We look forward to hearing from you.