Imagine being able to whiten your teeth whilst sat at home on the sofa watching an episode of your favourite TV show. Well with our take-home teeth whitening treatment this could be your reality. No more booking days off work to scramble your way into the dentist every few months. With Bamboo’s take-home teeth whitening treatment in Cardiff you will simply have to come in to the dental practice once to have moulds of your teeth created. After you have those set up that’s all you need to become a teeth whitening super star.
Teeth Whitening On Your Terms
Quality and Convenience
The two key benefits to this take-home teeth whitening system are the very high quality and excellent levels of convenience.
High Performance Teeth Whitening
The whitening solution that you use to whiten your teeth at home is specially developed to enable your teeth to reach their saturation point. This means that your teeth, if desired, can reach the whitest level that they possibly can reach. This will not be the same level of whiteness for every patient. The great thing is that you get to choose how white you want your teeth. If you want to reach saturation point then that is entirely possible. However, if you want to take a more subtle approach then this is perfectly achievable too. The only thing that changes is the amount of exposure that you give your teeth to the teeth whitening solution.
Those that go for in chair whitening treatments will envy you no end for whilst they have to spend their time travelling to and from the dental surgery you get to put your feet up, relax and get that bright smile all at the same time. One of the key benefits of the take-home whitening treatment is that you can keep spare whitening solution at your home for exactly when you need it. As an important event or holiday approaches you are all set to get your teeth whitened in time. No need to book dentist appointments in advance!
So, how exactly does it work?
The very first step is to make sure that a teeth whitening treatment is the right thing for you. This starts in the form of a free consultation with our award winning dentist. During this time a dental examination will take place in which we will make sure you are dentally fit. You will also get the chance to chat through the procedure and discuss your objectives and the level of whiteness that you desire.
Time to make a good impression…
Assuming you are dentally fit, we can start work on your treatment. This commences with the creation of your very own whitening trays. A special dental putty is used to create an impression of your teeth. This impression is then used to fabricate a set of clear trays that sit perfectly over your teeth. Only a dental professional is able to make these trays accurate enough to sit over your teeth comfortably but more importantly, safely.
These trays are given to you to take home along with some syringes of our special whitening formula. Whilst at home you can then place the whitening solution into the trays and wear them over your teeth for 1.5 hour periods. You can repeat these steps until you reach your desired level of whiteness.
Enjoy Your White Smile!
That’s all you need to do. Our patients love it so much that the most common question they ask next is, how do I carry on doing this in the future? The great thing with this procedure is that once you have initially had your trays made, all you need is extra whitening solutions in order to top up your shade of white. So when you come to whiten your teeth again in the future you don’t need new moulds of your teeth made. The whitening solution is fairly inexpensive and you are good to go again! Of course, your teeth still need to be dentally fit in order for you to safely go through the whitening treatment. As long as you are having check ups with your dentist every 6 months you are fine to continue with the home whitening treatment.
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If this is something that is of interest to you then please get in touch with our 5 times award winning dentist to book a free consultation in which you can find out if your teeth whitening aims can be met by our treatment!
When looking for a solution to missing teeth you will come across two main options – dental implants and dentures. There are an array of benefits for each and in this article we want to outline to you those key benefits which will help you decide which option is best for you.
Dental Implants vs Dentures: Which is the Right Fit For You?
No matter how much oral hygiene and technology have improved there is still a need to replace missing teeth. Teeth can fall out for various reasons. You may find this article on how to prevent tooth loss helpful for keeping your original teeth for as along as possible. If you have already lost teeth at this point then we will go through the pros and cons of choosing either dentures or dental implants.
Why Pick Dentures?
Dentures can be used in circumstances where there has been tooth loss as a result of damage, tooth decay, periodontal disease or general wear and tear. Dentures have come along way since their wooden past and are not made of a variety of materials. Cast metal and acrylic are used in the design as well as a plastic base. This is then topped off with hardened porcelain for the teeth. This material is very durable and will let you eat most foods with ease.
The process of getting your dentures created is simple and will take just a few weeks. The first step is for your chosen dentist to inspect your teeth. This is to ensure he knows what needs to be done and what he has to work with. He will then take some impressions of you teeth using special dental putty. Moulds of your teeth will then be created. In your final appointment some minor adjustments will be made before the dentures being fully fitted.
One of the downsides to dentures is that some people find that their dentures can move whilst they are eating. Others find that there can be a clicking noise as a result of chewing food. This can cause both embarrassment and some discomfort. These issues usually occur in the lower dentures. The upper dentures do not often have these issues because there is a natural vacuum that is caused by the roof of the mouth which keeps the top denture fitted tightly.
As you age, the structure of your jaw will change as well as the shape of your gums. This means that you will need to have your dentures realigned to keep it fitting properly into your mouth. Whilst wearing your dentures it is incredibly important to maintain good oral hygiene as there are crevices and gaps that need to be cleaned.
A final note to consider is that the longevity of dentures is much less than that of dental implants. This means that at some point it is likely you will need your denture replaced due to general wear and tear.
Why Pick Dental Implants
Our dental implants patients love the fact that they can be 100% confident in the strength and durability of their new teeth. Dental implants are made from incredibly strong materials such as titanium and alloys that are fully accepted by the human body and by your jaw bone. To keep the implant completely secure the implant is drilled into the jaw and bone socket. You are given a local anaesthetic before the procedure which means that the whole process is completely pain-free. After the implant post has been inserted into the bone there is a waiting time where the bone starts to fuse to the implant holding it firmly in position. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary implant so that you can experience how your new tooth or teeth will feel after the implant has been fully fitted.
Once the bone has fused properly with the implant you are ready to have your permanent implant fitted. This is a shorter procedure than the initial one and afterwards you are ready to take on the world with your new teeth!
The fact that your dental implant is fitted to your actual bone structure similar to the root of your original teeth, you are able to use the dental implant as if it were a real tooth. That means you can eat the foods that you like without even noticing that you have a prosthetic tooth. Dental implants act, look and feel exactly like real teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the perfect step up from dentures and eliminate many of the disadvantages of dentures. here are the most important advantages of dental implants:
- The titanium post at the base of the implant act in a similar way to regular tooth roots. This means that when the crown is attached on top it is incredibly stable and works like a regular tooth.
- They look very similar, if not indistinguishable to real teeth.
- In some cases, people can have allergic reactions to the materials used in dentures. On the other hand, the materials used in dental implants are 100% bio-acceptable thus eliminating any risks of allergic reactions.
- Dental implants don’t slip and move about like dentures which means that you will have no problems with your speech.
- Similar to the above, the fact that dental implants are firmly set in place means that there is no rubbing which can cause sore spots in patients who choose to go for dentures.
- With dental implants you can eat any foods that you like with zero issues. You can chew foods with ease as you could when you had a full set of teeth.
Downsides to Dental Implants
- As the procedure of getting dental implants fitted is much more complex than that of dentures, the treatment time is a little longer.
- Implants come with a higher price tag than dentures although they will never need to be replaced unlike dentures.
- If you have issues with bruxism or teeth grinding then you may not be a suitable candidate for dental implants.
- Dental implant treatment involves invasive surgery and so if you are uncomfortable with this you may wish to consider an alternative treatment.
Why does my breath smell so much?
Fresh breath appears to be something many of us take for granted these days. Most people with bad breath don’t realise just how offensive their breath may be to others. After all, bad breath, in most circumstances, doesn’t just come over night – it’s a gradual process. There are many causes of bad breath, some of which are easier to fix than others.
Brushing your teeth is not always a remedy for bad breath. For example, smokers will know that that the smell of cigarettes lingers far after brushing your teeth. The smell of cigarette smoke is hard to get rid of whether it’s under your fingernails, on your clothes or your breath.
How do I get fresh breath?
For most of us, bad breath comes only in the morning. When we wake up, our mouths are particularly dry – the perfect home for bacteria. In turn, bacteria cause an offensive odour. Luckily, brushing our teeth is usually a good fix for this. Similarly, smelly foods can leave our mouths with a funny taste and smell, but brushing teeth can usually fix this too.
However, for those suffering with consistently bad breath, there is usually a deeper and more serious reason causing it. The main culprit is bad oral hygiene. Those who suffer with bad breath due to bad oral hygiene will notice that brushing teeth, flossing and mouthwash only temporary freshens breath. This is usually down to untreated gum disease. Though mouthwash can help gum disease it should not be solely relied upon. Many of our patients believe that mouth wash alone can act as a quick fix for gum disease but this just isn’t the case. It’s essential to see a dentist if you believe you may be suffering from gum disease. If you have bad breath and can’t understand why, pop in and see your dentist who will be able to offer you advice and help you back on the road to fresh breath.
Get fresh breath in Cardiff
One patient who suffered from such a problem was Jenny from Newport who came to Bamboo after her mother kept nagging her about her bad breath.
“I thought it was normal. Everyone gets bad breath from time to time. You just have a mint don’t you? That’s what chewing gum is for – to freshen your breath. I never really suspected it could be anything more. To be honest, not many people told me I had bad breath. My mother would, but she’s brutally honest. I used to think my mother just exaggerated about my bad breath, like she does about everything else. I always have chewing gum on me, not because of my breath but I suppose it’s just a habit.
I would brush my teeth twice a day but I hadn’t seen the dentist for at least two years. I don’t know why to tell you the truth. There’s no excuses. I suppose I just live a busy life, and have two kids to look after and life gets in the way. You don’t put yourself first sometimes even though you should.
Dental hygienist for fresh breath
My mum had told me to go to the dentist about my breath. After enough times of her saying it, I thought to myself that I probably should go for a routine check-up anyway.
When I called up my dentist in Newport, I had the horror of finding they’d taken me off their NHS list. Apparently, I hadn’t attended my last few check-ups they had sent reminders out for. I mean, I know I should have gone, but I wasn’t purposely not attending them. I couldn’t get the time off work.
It was a bit of a wake-up call I think. I spent hours the following day trying to find a new practice who were taking on NHS patients. It wasn’t an easy task I tell you. I came across your practice, Bamboo Dental. I called up and unfortunately you weren’t taking on NHS patients. However, I noticed that Bamboo did evening and weekend appointments -something which really interested me. I can’t really afford to take the time off work and my boss can be a bit of a nightmare with things like that. I hadn’t really intended to go private but I saw that Bamboo did affordable payment plans, meaning that any treatment I had I would be able to pay off over a number of months. That didn’t seem so bad really. I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while but I didn’t think I’d need any major work doing. I thought I could just pay for the one off appointment while I was waiting for a new NHS dentist, and if I did need any work doing I could pay it off over a number of months.
Fresh breath – get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease
I booked an appointment with one of the dentists and let me tell you now, I’m so glad I did. My dentist Cath revealed to me that I was suffering with gum disease. My instant thought was mouth wash as a quick fix. She told me that neglecting to come to the dentist had probably been a factor. She was really lovely and talked through my dental regime. She told me I should floss more often also.
I’d told her that my mother said I had bad breath. Cath explained that it was down to my gum disease. So my mother wasn’t being nasty after all! Cath did a scale and polish for me and my teeth looked whiter and healthier. As soon as I got home my mother had noticed that my breath was already fresher. She was telling me to make sure I carried on going to the dentist. I’m 42 but she still loves to give me a lecture!
Fresh Breath – Breath of fresh air
I was so impressed with my experience at Bamboo that I’ve decided to stay a private patient. I feel like I’m getting the very best treatment at Bamboo Dental by friendly and highly trained staff. The payment plans, on-site parking and flexible hours are a god send. Now I’m continuing to see Cath and the hygienist to bring me back to a dentally fit state once more. “
If you, like Jenny, are suffering from bad breath and think you could benefit from a trip to Bamboo Dental, please call us on 02920 569769, or message us on our contact form.
Cosmetic dentistry to fix gaps in teeth
A lot of people are unhappy with their smile. Whether it’s discoloured teeth or unaligned teeth, we can’t help but notice most people have some sort of insecurity over their smile. Potential patients who come to the practice for a free consultation are surprised at just how easily we can wipe their insecurities. Cosmetic dentistry has enhanced to such a degree that not only can we offer you a perfect white smile, we can offer it to you in only six months.
Interestingly, what puts a lot of people off booking a free consultation is that they feel their dental problem isn’t significant enough to warrant cosmetic dentistry. For example, a tooth or two in the wrong place disrupting an otherwise perfect smile. What they don’t realise is that you don’t need a mouth full of unaligned teeth to have one of our treatments. This is why Bamboo Dental offer a free consultation to inform you on how you can personally benefit the most from cosmetic dentistry.
If you’re insecure about your smile, you absolutely should visit your dentist to discover your options. Smiling is the most natural thing we can do and you shouldn’t have to hide it. If you have any insecurities, why not book a free consultation with Bamboo Dental? One of our expert dentists will offer you only the best advice on your options. Should you choose not to go ahead with treatment, you’ve lost nothing.
Free consultation for cosmetic dentistry
One patient who did this was Emily from Cwmbran who visited Bamboo Dental about a gap between her two front teeth. Emily’s story follows below.
“Going through school, I was taunted about my teeth. People called me bugs bunny. People are cruel. Kids are cruel. Kids will always be cruel and I was an easy target. My mother used to tell me to embrace my smile because it’s what made me me. Although this was true, I couldn’t help but see it is a negative. Even my friends would look down at my smile from time to time like I had a huge wart or spot on my chin. They couldn’t help it, I get that. I just used to feel so low about it all. I used to tell myself I didn’t need braces. I had straight white teeth, and better teeth than most of my friends anyway.
It was only when I was looking at my prom photos that I really thought about getting the gap in my teeth sorted. I always smile with my teeth. Although I listened to my mother’s words about embracing my differences, I couldn’t help it – I felt insecure. I was about to go through it all again with university. Although I knew that people wouldn’t be so malicious about my smile this time, I knew it would once again be my defining feature.
“Do you know Emily? The one with the gap in her teeth? I didn’t want to be known as that girl. I put away my prom photos and researched cosmetic dentistry on the internet. I didn’t want a mouth full of braces just to fix one gap, but if it was what it would take, I would consider anything.
Cosmetic dentistry free consultation
I found Bamboo Dental on google. In fact, Bamboo Dental seemed to pop up no matter what I searched. I remember seeing your stall at Pride Cymru this year. I had a selfie at your stall and back then the thought of cosmetic dentistry did pop into my head. I felt like it was a sign. I noticed that there were several different straightening options and I felt a bit lost. I’m not a dentist and I didn’t know which one was going to be the best option for me. I called up the practice to find out. I explained that I didn’t want a check-up, I merely wanted to talk to someone about what could be done to fix the gap in my two front teeth. The lady I spoke with on the phone was really helpful. She gave me a quick summary of the options and admitted I was spoilt for choice. She told me that the man who could really help me was Dr. Dan. She told me to book a free consultation with the man himself and we could discuss what was achievable.
I booked a consultation with Dr. Dan for the following week. He was really nice. He sat me down and asked why I had turned up at Bamboo Dental today. I explained that the gap in between my two front teeth had become such an insecurity that I wanted a fresh start with university. Dr. Dan laughed and said he knew to well the nerves about starting university and that this was one matter I shouldn’t have to worry about.
Invisalign to fix gaps in teeth
He talked through all the options. I expressed that I didn’t want a mouth full of braces just to fix the two front teeth. He completely understood my predicament and suggested Invisalign might be the perfect solution.
Invisalign is the perfect alternative to traditional train track braces. Instead of brackets glued to your teeth, you have alligners which look a bit like gum shields. You wear them instead of braces to straighten your teeth. Dr Dan revealed that Invisalign is perfect for closing moderate sized gaps and revealed that in a matter of months, the gap between my two front teeth would be closed. “It’s that easy?” I thought to myself.
Quick teeth straightening in Cardiff
It’s amazing that cosmetic dentistry can fix our dental insecurities but so many don’t turn to it. It’s not even that expensive when you consider that you can pay monthly. You pay monthly for a phone bill, so why not pay for something that’ll actually transform your life. I was sold on the idea.
Six months later, cosmetic dentistry has well and truly changed my life. I’m just starting freshers and feel like a completely different person.. but for the better! No one knows about my former smile. I can now look back in photos, not in shame but in fondness. That was me as a girl, but now I feel like a woman.
One of the biggest culprits of low confidence is crooked teeth. Just to inflate the issue, most orthodontic treatments are hardly discreet whilst performing their job. This can multiply the feeling of low self-esteem, at least until your brace is removed to unleash your new straight smile. The tough thing though, is the time in between. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are other ways to straighten your teeth that don’t have to leave you walking around with unsightly lumps of wire protruding from your mouth.
Invisible Braces: The Secret Alternative to Straighter Teeth
Invisible braces are the perfect alternative to traditional train-track braces. These invisible braces can solve a wide range of issues such as; crowding, gaps, overbites and more. The concept is not new but the technology has advanced very quickly in recent years. This new, cutting edge technology will be utilised to create, just for you, your very own clear aligner. This will be designed specifically to fit over your own teeth. The aligners are fully transparent and therefore almost invisible to the eye.
They are comfortable to wear as well as being removable for certain special occasions and for times when you are eating. You might think, well this is all well and good but how do they straighten my teeth? Well, the aligners do not fit perfectly over your teeth and that is the trick. In fact, the state of the art 3D technology will map out the journey that your teeth will need to take to reach their perfectly straight final position. A series of aligners are then manufactured, each being slightly closer to that final ending position. You will move your way through the series of aligners as soon as your teeth acclimatise to the current set!
They are Removable too!
The fact that these aligners are removable rather than tightly fixed like their cemented counter parts is a huge advantage. There is no risk or worry about damaging the brace whilst eating or drinking as you can simply remove the aligner at these times. You can also remove the aligner when you need to brush and floss your teeth. This enables you to clean every part of your teeth and maintain great oral hygiene where as this can prove to be a little more difficult when you have a fixed brace.
Although there are a few brands of invisible braces serving as treatment in the dental industry today, the industry leaders and most successful brand are Invisalign. These aligners have proven results giving people much confidence in the system. The 3D modelling system is particularly attractive to patients and dentists alike as it is easy to visually see the movements that each tooth will make. It is also possible to make very finite adjustments to the designs. This ensures that your teeth will move exactly where your orthodontist wants them to.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
Before any treatment takes place you will get to chat things through with our triple award winning dentist. During this free consultation you will discuss your objectives in detail as well as being assessed for suitability by the dentist. If you are a good candidate for invisible braces and are happy with the plan to move forwards then it is time to proceed with treatment.
Time to Show Off Your Modelling Skills
Don’t worry, you don’t need to strut your stuff down a dental cat walk. In fact, it is the dentist that will be doing the modelling, 3D modelling that is. The way this works is that a mould of your teeth is created from a special putty like material. Your dentist will use this along with a variety of x-rays of your teeth to create a perfect model of your pearly whites. After the design of your 3D model, a virtual treatment plan will be developed. The intricacy of this plan is quite incredible. A map of your tooth movements will be crafted that in turn allows for the fabrication of sequential aligners that will take you on your journey from wonky to wonderful.
During treatment there will be little adjustments needed as with regular fixed braces. In fact, you will simply need to pop into your local dentist to collect the next in your series of invisible braces and you are good to go. The entire process usually involves somewhere between 18 and 36 different clear aligners, each one moving your teeth slightly closer to their goal.
To make sure that everything is moving smoothly, you will also come in for regular check ups with your dentist so that they can check on the progress of your teeth and to make any adjustments where necessary.
What Are the Main Bonuses of Choosing Invisible braces?
There are several reasons that invisible braces may be the ideal treatment for you. here are just a couple of the factors that pop up more often that others.
Straightening your teeth should not be purely considered about aesthetic appearance. It also helps to improve your overall health, here’s why. It has been proven that susceptibility to hum disease become much lower when a person has straightened teeth. Crooked teeth can also cause extra stress and strain on your jaw which can lead to further medical problems in the future.
Whilst wearing braces you may find it difficult to clean all of the areas of your teeth, particularly as you will have some brackets actually attached to your teeth. With invisible braces such as Invisalign, you can remove the entire brace and thus maintain a very high level of dental hygiene all the way through your treatment.
A Lifestyle Choice
The biggest draw to invisible braces is the fact that your lifestyle will barely be affected at all whilst you undertake your course of treatment. Many people are self-conscious about their teeth in the first place and so wearing a metal train-track brace only heightens the exact fear and anxiety that they are trying to solve. With invisible braces, you can smoothly move through your treatment with as little stress as possible.
On top of this you will not have to make any changes to your diet. This is due to the removable functionality of the aligners. If you were to go for a fixed brace then it is advised not to eat sugary foods or foods that can stain your teeth. If you don;t stick to this rule then you can have discoloured marks around where the brackets are attached to your teeth. With clear aligners, this is not a problem.
Many of us see a visit to the dentist as a chore. Many of us see it as an obligation. It joins a list of other annoying tasks such as annual eye check-ups and routine doctor check-ups. It’s a hassle we could do without, right? Of course it is. No one wants to take time off work to see the dentist. We are busy people after all! Many of you have to take time off work to attend parents’ evenings, hospital appointments etc. There’s always something isn’t there? Even those of you without kids will know how irritating it is to take time off work to visit the dentist. After all, it doesn’t really feel like time off does it? Although some of us don’t have to work that time back, we can feel bad about taking so much time off work. The dentist can seem like an inconvenience, but most of us recognise how important a visit to the practice is. That is why we make time for it after all.
To suggest that a visit to the practice should be something more than an inconvenience might cause you to scratch your head. However, what if we were to offer you six reasons why you should visit your local dentist in Cardiff Bamboo Dental out of choice?
1. Flexible Hours – local dentist in Cardiff open on weekends
At Bamboo Dental, we understand that we should be working around your hours, not the other way around. You live busy lives and we feel you shouldn’t have to take time off work to visit the dentist. We are open late every weeknight and are also open on both Saturday and Sunday. Whether it’s a check-up after work or on a quiet weekend, we will find time for you. Most dental practices will slot you in where they can, and expect you to run around to fit their schedule, but Bamboo Dental aim to offer a realistic alternative approach to traditional dentistry hours. Interested? Call us up on 02920 569769 for us to fit you into a weekend or evening appointment.
2. Cosmetic Dentistry – local dentist in Cardiff offering cosmetic treatments
A trip to the dentist isn’t just about check-ups, fillings and extractions. Of course we offer such treatments, but why not Bamboo Dental offer you the smile of your dreams? We provide a number of treatments, all of which can help you have a shiny white smile. Firstly, we offer straightening systems to align your teeth. We are leading providers in Six Month Smiles. We guarantee you’ll have straighter white teeth in six months via a discreet and fast straightening system. We also offer Invisalign treatment, clear and easily removable aligners (a bit like gum shields) that serve as a discreet straightening system suited to your lifestyle. Both treatments are hugely popular, and not only do they change smiles, they also change lives. If you’re wondering which treatment you could benefit more from, try calling the practice to arrange a free consultation.
3. Free Consultation – local dentist in Cardiff offering free consultations
At Bamboo Dental, we are proud to offer free consultations to anyone considering a treatment at the practice. With a quick phone call, we can book you in for a free consultation with one of expert dentists. The free consultation is the perfect time for you to discuss your wishes and any concerns you might have about a treatment. During the free consultation, your expert will discuss what is achievable and discuss a treatment plan. By agreeing to attend a free consultation, you are no way committing to the treatment but just showing interesting. Should you be interested in the treatment, our staff will book you in for an appointment in the following weeks. Should you decide not to go through with the treatment, you can walk away. You have nothing to lose, so why not come along?
4. Affordable payment plans – local dentist in Cardiff offering pay monthly dental care
At Bamboo Dental, we understand that one of the reasons why people don’t like going to the dentist is due to cost. Some dentists aren’t transparent about their prices, which is why we clearly list the prices on our website so there are no surprises when it comes to visiting our practice. Often when visiting the dentist, there are unexpected costs – after all, you’re not always sure what works need doing. Our prices are competitive and reasonably priced. However, we understand that dental care can be expensive on the old wallet. That’s why Bamboo Dental offers a 0% finance plan. We offer you the chance to pay monthly for your treatments on any treatments over £100. Most treatments over this price are cosmetic treatments which give you the best possible smile. Should you wish to have one of our treatments such as Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, the pay monthly option is there so you don’t have to pay up front for the smile you’ve always dreamed of. After all, why should you be out of pocket for wanting a better smile?
5. Award Winning Team – local dentist in Cardiff
We have a triple award winning team at Bamboo Dental. Practice principle, Dr. Daniel Rogers has won the title of Best Young Dentist at the Dentistry Awards. His award winning team have picked up gongs for Best Patient Care in Wales and the South West, and Best Team in Wales and the South West. From the minute you call up for a consultation, to the moment you’re in the chair, we offer only the best patient care by the very best dentists. You’d be mad to go elsewhere!
So there you have it. Our top five reasons why visiting your local dentist in Cardiff shouldn’t be a chore. If you’re due for a check-up or are considering cosmetic treatment, call us on 02920 569769 or contact us on our contact page. We look forward to welcoming you at Bamboo Dental!
You need to visit your dentist for regular check ups! You must have heard this sentence numerous times in your life but people forget to talk about the why. This article aims to inform you of WHY you need to keep on top of your dental hygiene. After all, it is fair to appreciate that everyone needs a reason to be doing something and visiting your dentist is no different.
What Happens if You Put Off Visiting the Dentist?
In the past visiting the dentist may have been an ordeal but in today’s world developments in technology mean that dentist’s can perform very complex procedures with very little discomfort to their patients. If you do visit your dentist for regular check ups then this is even more so the case. Whereas if you decide to avoid your dentist like the plague then you may be building up a much more severe illness that will not be so straight forward to treat! Here are some pits that you may find yourself digging should you avoid seeing your dentist on a regular basis!
1. Your teeth may fall out
One of the things you certainly don’t want to happen is for a tooth to fall out. Sometimes, in the case of an impact this can be unavoidable. However, if you don’t look after your teeth then small problems can lead to a big gap in your smile. This can be the result of various issues ranging from periodontal disease to tooth decay. If you happen to lose a tooth then you will have to eventually visit the dentist anyway to get a costly replacement. If visiting the dentist is inevitable then you may as well go before things get out of hand!
2. The tooth hurts
The truth does hurt when it comes to avoiding the dentist. A small toothache that doesn’t seem too bad can soon develop into an agonising beat of pain in the affected tooth. You may feel pain whilst chewing food or you may feel some sensitivity to different temperatures. These can all be signs of toothache and potential future issues. The quick fix is to take a painkiller obtained from your local chemist. However, this only covers up the issue. As soon as the painkiller wears off you will feel the pain again and as it the issue has not been addressed the pain is likely to be even worse. If you start to feel any discomfort then your best course of action is to get in touch with the dentist for expert advice. Check out this article to find out when your toothache may be considered something that needs urgent attention.
3. Gum Disease
Gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease, is a very common issue that can be incredibly detrimental to your oral health as well as your general health. This type of disease doesn’t just crop up out of the blue. Rather, it is most often the result of prolonged neglect to your teeth and gums. One of the obvious signs of periodontal disease is bleeding of the gums or regular pain in the gums. If you leave periodontal disease untreated then more serious problems can arise. This can vary from painfully inflamed gums or to actually losing your teeth. There has also been evidence to support the idea that other issues such s heart disease are more likely to hit people with gum disease. So keep those gums healthy!
4. Hefty hits to your bank balance
Avoiding the dentist is merely a temporary tactic. Nobody can avoid the dentist forever. That is if you want to have any teeth left at all. What does this mean? If you turn up to the dentist with a wealth of problems then it make take lots of treatment to bing your oral health back up to standard. Here’s a prime example of how you can save money in the long term. Say you have developed a cavity in one of your teeth. It’s starting to hurt. If you chose to go to the dentist then you would simply require a filling. This would be fast and painless. But it would also be of little expense to you. However, if you put off getting your cavity treated then not only will you put yourself through more pain but by the time you are in enough pain to urge on your visit to the dentist you may have to go for a more complex procedure such as a root canal. This will be a prolonged and more expensive treatment that could easily have been avoided. Visiting the dentist once every 6 months keeps you in great oral health so that none of these issues arise. This is the way to keep your dental visits simple, quick and painless.
5. It’s not just your teeth at stake
Studies have brought forwards evidence supporting a link between gum disease and different health risks including heart disease.When plaque forms in your gums it doesn’t stay there. It can, in fact spread to other parts of your body. Hence, you need to control plaque and bacteria build up at its source, your teeth and gums. New research has also found links between dental diseases and other diseases such as; diabetes, dementia, breathing issues and cancer. Although the correlation is still being researched it is obvious to see that looking after your teeth and gums is vital if you are to keep your overall health in check.
6. Your dentist can remove stains
The dentist not only checks your teeth for their condition but they will also clean your teeth. This will reduce staining build up of your teeth. As you live your life, your teeth are under attack from many staining agents. Whether you smoke, drink tea or coffee, or eat particular foods, some staining is purely unavoidable. Regular visits to the dentist mean that your teeth can be given a regular deep clean which keeps stains to a minimum and keeps your smile looking white and fresh.
7. You could develop bad breath!
Bad breath is a very embarrassing thing to have. It can make you feel self-conscious even just talking to others. Although a poor diet can be a cause of bad breath or halitosis this is not the only factor. Dental problems can also be a major factor in the development of bad breath. Issues such as gum disease and tooth decay can both add an unpleasant odour to your breath and so regular dental check-ups are important to keeping this at bay. Of course you still need to do your part in maintaining good dental hygiene! If you need advice or attention for halitosis treatment then we do offer a fresh breath clinic to help bring back your fresh breath.
Do veneers look fake? This is a particularly interesting question, especially coming from a dentists side of things. You see, may patients are looking for different results from their veneers. What this means is that in some cases, yes they will look fake and in others they absolutely won’t.
Why Do Some Veneers Look Fake?
Most people, when asked about veneers, think about the bright white dazzling smiles of famous celebs. What they don’t think about are all of those smiles that they didn’t realise were actually veneers. This is why there is a perception that veneers look fake when in fact, generally only the deliberately fake looking ones look fake. There are some exceptions such as very low quality treatments in which the only option is to look unrealistic even if the aim was to create a natural looking smile.
The Celebrity Look
Pioneered by Hollywood’s most famous, the celebrity veneers look is one of bright proportions. They wanted people to know that they have expended on styling their teeth. This concept has spread through to the general public who often ask for a show stopping smile.
Celebrities such as x and x have gone for this style of teeth as did Carol, a veneers patient who has experienced going through the treatment. Here’s what she said about why she went for the celebrity veneers look:
“Going for the more outlandish look was always the way I would go. I didn’t really have to think about it too much. I mean, when a person wears make-up or gets there hair done you can tell it’s ‘fake’ and thats fine. The main thing is that it looks better. I feel the same about teeth. I feel that my new veneers look much better and can be appreciated when they are perfectly white and perfectly shaped. For me is is like buying a designer bag or something. I want to be able to show off my teeth and have people ask ‘oh wow, have you had your teeth done?’. I love the style, they are perfect for me and they fit my personality perfectly too.”
The Natural Veneers
It is most common for our patients to ask for veneers that look natural. By natural, they want to achieve a perfect smile but one that does not look manufactured at all.
Hailey chose to go for a more natural appearing set of veneers and thinks that they have completely changed her life for the better:
‘Hands down the best thing I have ever bought for myself. I mean, people always compliment me on my teeth now. They think they are MY teeth which does make me feel better. There is just something about the realistic look of them that makes them that much more appealing. I sometimes look in the mirror and forget that the teeth aren’t actually real!.”
How Are More Natural Looking Veneers Different?
It is mostly achieved back in the lab. You would be surprised at the level of detail that can be harnessed during the fabrication of cosmetic veneers. In some cases, little dents and lines are added to the teeth to give the impression of wear and tear similar to normal teeth. After all, if a veneer looks too polished and blemish free then it would hardly look realistic.
Well, it all comes down to personal preference. If you want your veneers to look like real teeth then they very much can. If you want them to look clearly off the shelf then that is entirely possible too. The key note to take away from this, though, is that it takes much more skill to pull off treatment for realistic veneers. Cosmetic dentists go through hours and hours of training to develop the skills needed in order to make your veneers appear to be perfect teeth that still look like your own. I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing your cosmetic dentist wisely. If you choose an unskilled practitioner at a very cheap price then don’t expect to be happy with the results.
What does the process of getting veneers look like?
Possibly the most crucial step in your veneers journey happens before the treatment even starts. Before anything happens it is vital that your cosmetic dentist has the opportunity to fully evaluate your current situation and if your teeth are in a suitable condition to make the veneers treatment viable. This is just one reason that you need to consult with an experienced dentist. An experienced dentist will be able to accurately tell you if the veneers treatment will work for your particular case. If your teeth are not in a suitable condition and the treatment goes ahead then you are at a high risk of damaging your dental health and making things much worse in the future.
During this time, you will have the chance to talk frankly with your cosmetic dentist. You will be able to talk about your objectives and how probably they are with a dentist who wants the best for you.
Time to make an impression!
After the preliminary discussions our head dentist, Dr Dan, will use a special dental putty to make an impression of your teeth. At the same time he will document the current shade of your teeth so that when your veneers are fabricated at the dental laboratory they will match up with the colour of your other teeth creating a seamlessly natural smile.
The lab is full of very talented dental technicians who will use their knowledge and experience to carefully create replica veneers designed and shaped just for you. These will be returned back to the dental surgery where they can be fitted to your teeth. This allows you to see how the final result will look and let’s you effectively try out the veneers before having the final set made. If, after this period you are happy with the appearance of your replica veneers we will progress with the final fitting.
Time for the final fitting!
Now comes the most important and technical part of the process. This is where the quality and experience of your chosen cosmetic dentist will ultimately pay off.
Dr Dan of Bamboo Dental has performed a large amount of veneer fittings during his time as a cosmetic dentist and this has enabled him to gain the experience to make sure that your veneers are fitted in the absolute best way possible. This will ensure that they will not only look great but they will feel comfortable and stand the test of time too!
Do I need teeth whitening?’
One of the questions our dentists hear patients asking the most at Bamboo Dental is “Do I need whitening?” It’s a tricky question for us to answer as it’s often quite a sensitive subject for many. Not only is it sensitive but also subjective. Our dentists can offer their expert opinions, but only you can truly answer that question. What we have noticed at the practice is that if a patient has got to the stage where they’re asking themselves that question, the chances are that part of them does want whitening but needs that push or extra bit of reassurance from one of our experts. This is why Bamboo Dental offers a free consultation to its patients. The free consultation is the perfect chance to sit down with one of our dentists and discuss aims and any concerns. The consultation is the opportunity for one of our experts to offer their opinion, discuss what is achievable and talk more about the treatment before going ahead with it. If you too, are umming and ahhing about getting teeth whitening, why not book a free consultation with Bamboo Dental and see what we could offer you? Sit down with Dr. Dan or another member of our expert team, and find out if teeth whitening is for you. You have nothing to lose whatsoever by coming along to the consultation.
What makes our teeth yellow?
Over time our teeth naturally become discoloured by a number of factors. Firstly, teeth naturally discolour over time – it’s a fact of life, so it’s not a suprisie if you’re asking yourself “Do i need teeth whitening?” Enamel naturally thins over time which makes the teeth appear less white than before. The number one cause of teeth yellowing is our lifestyle. Smoking, drinking coffee and wine, and a bad diet all contribute to the discolouring of our teeth. Dark coloured food and drink stain teeth, while acidic food and drink erode away enamel. Certain medication can make teeth appear yellow as well. Another factor could be poor oral hygiene. When you don’t brush your teeth and floss regularly like you should, plaque and tartar build up causing our teeth to appear more yellow.
Whitening Accessible to Everyone
Although most models, media personalities and celebrities have shiny white smile, most of us have duller teeth. Many believe that teeth whitening is expensive or complicated, but this just isn’t the case. Bamboo Dental offer two types of teeth whitening. The first is our take-home teeth whitening set. This teeth whitening solution is not only affordable but also convenient. The process is fast, simple and you can do it from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is make a quick trip to the practice for a free consultation, then one of our dentists will make trays unique to your teeth ready for the whitening process. When at home, apply these trays containing bleaching gel to the teeth during short daily sessions. The amount of time you apply the trays to your teeth depends on what level of brightness you want the teeth to be.
Our take-home kits are extremely popular, but equally as many of our patients prefer our in chair treatment. Many patients prefer to put their trust in Dr. Dan or one of our experts and for them to perform the treatment. This is understandable, especially if you have never had teeth whitening before. By having one of our expert dentists perform the treatment, you can assure you’re definitely getting the shade of white you want. Our in-chair laser teeth whitening involves 4×15 minute sessions in the chair and is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. We use Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, a brand you can trust and a dental practice you can believe in. Following on from your consultation, your teeth can be brightened up to eight shades whiter. Upon leaving the practice, we will provide you with free activators and take home-trays to continue the treatment from home should you so wish to.
Both whitening treatments have their advantages and it’s purely down to preference on which one you go for. The free consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss this with an expert, so don’t worry if you’re still undecided and still asking yourself Do I need teeth whitening?
Affordable Teeth Whitening in Cardiff
Both our whitening treatments are very competitively priced. Our take-home teeth whitening system costs only £205 and includes the uniquely customised whitening trays and gels. The in-chair laser teeth whitening costs £320 and covers the costs of the trays and gels, as well the chair time with one of our experts. The latter option costs more as you’re having a highly trained professional offering you only the very best whitening treatment. Although we like to think our prices are very reasonable, we understand that paying upfront for dental care isn’t always the easiest option. Bamboo Dental offers interest free finance plans so you can have the smile you’ve always desired without being out of pocket. For more information on finance plans, call us today on 02920 569769.
Do I need teeth whitening?
If you’re still asking yourself “Do I need teeth whitening ?”, we recommend you book a free consultation with one of our experts for a chat. The consultation is informal and there’s no pressure whatsoever to make your mind up there and then. The final decision is of course yours. During the consultation, one of our experts will offer their advice and recommendations, and should you decide to go ahead with the treatment, our team will arrange everything for you. If you decide teeth whitening isn’t for you, you haven’t lost anything by coming along. When we are asked by a patient if they need teeth whitening we will always reply by asking them if it would make them happier. If they agree that it would, we tell them to go for it. After all, at prices like this – what have you got to lose?
The chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you have already considered fast teeth straightening. The chances are that you are still undecided about it or something is holding you back. If you are considering fast teeth straightening, let Bamboo Dental give you six good reasons why you should bite the bullet and undertake the ground breaking treatment that is Six Month Smiles this summer.
What is the Six Month Smiles treatment?
Six Month Smiles is a hugely popular solution for those wanting a quick fix to an unaligned smile. Six Month Smiles is so popular because it offers a straight white smile in only six months. No catches, just fast teeth straightening in six months. Those who have opted for Six Month Smiles do so not only for the speed but also the discreet way in which it aligns teeth. Clear wires offer you a straightening system that doesn’t interfere with daily life. You needn’t worry about others noticing you’re straightening your teeth as the clear wires are almost invisible.
1. We are the leading providers of Six Month Smiles in Wales
Bamboo Dental is a leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment in Wales. Our award winning team offer you only the very best treatments at prices you can afford. Our team have trained in the procedure to such a high level that we have earned the title of Leading Providers of the treatment in Wales. This means that not only are you getting the very best treatment, but you’re getting it by experts who are among the best in the world at performing it. You really couldn’t go anywhere else better in Wales for fast teeth straightening.
2. Free Consultation for Teeth Straightening
After showing interest in the treatment, we will invite you to the practice for a free consultation. You are under no obligation whatsoever to move forward with the treatment by agreeing to attend the consultation. The free consultation is the perfect time to meet the dentist who will be performing your treatment and to discuss with them your wishes and any concerns. One of our expert team will listen to your wishes and talk you through what exactly is achievable in the six months. The best thing of course about the consultation is that it is absolutely free. You have nothing to lose by coming to visit us at the practice.
3. Teeth Straightening Finance Plans
If you think teeth straightening could be for you, but you’re not sure how to pay for it, we have an answer for that too! At Bamboo Dental, we understand that dental care can be costly on a household budget. Although our prices are reasonably priced and competitive, we understand paying upfront for a treatment is not always the easiest or most realistic option. As a result, Bamboo Dental offers a 0% finance plan meaning you can pay for your treatment monthly with no interest! Paying a little each month has become an extremely popular choice for our patients who want the perfect smile without breaking the bank. If you have any more questions regarding payment plans, please give us a call on 02920 569769.
4. Award Winning Team
As Wales’ leading provider of Six Month Smiles, few others in the country can offer you such a fast and effective treatment to such a high standard. Not only are our team experts in the Six Month Smiles treatment, we’re triple award winning. Dr. Daniel Rogers, practicle principle has won Best Young Dentist, while the team have celebrating winning both Best Team in Wales and the South West, and Best Patient Care in Wales and the South West. Everyone from our friendly receptionists and dental nurses, to our skilled and talented dentists will make your visit to Bamboo as pleasant as possible.
5. Fast Teeth Straightening in Cardiff
When we promise you straighter teeth in only six months, we mean it. Six Month Smiles offers an alternative to traditional train track braces which take 2-3 years to straighten the teeth. Six Month Smiles uses clear wires and brackets to gently straighten teeth in only a fraction of time that traditional straightening systems take. Six Month Smiles treatment focuses on the teeth you show when you’re smiling as opposed to making significant changes to the ones you don’t.
6. Discreet Teeth Straightening in Cardiff
As Six Month Smiles uses clear wires and brackets, the straightening system itself is very discreet. Most people with Six Month Smiles tell us how few people notice they are actually wearing braces. It’s only when they highlight it to their friends, family and colleagues that they notice. That means you can smile in photos without worrying too much that your brace is showing.
Bonus Reason: Straighter teeth in 6 months or your money back
We’re so confident about the Six Month Smiles straightening system that we will give you your money back if you don’t have straighter teeth within six months. At Bamboo Dental, we have a 100% success rate so we can guarantee you’ll be happier with your smile after visiting the practice.
So there we have it, our seven reasons why you should opt for teeth straightening with the Six Month Smiles system. If you’ve made up your mind, or even if you’re still undecided, why not give us a call on 02920569769 or contact us on our contact form? As we said, Bamboo Dental offers a free consultation for Six Month Smiles treatment. So come along, talk to one of our experts and let us tell you what we can do for you.