House of Lords stress dentists’ role in the fight against oral cancer.
A recent debate at the House of Lords was focused largely on discussing ways to reduce the overwhelming burden that alcohol abuse is having on our health service.
During the debate Lord Colwyn was able to express some key points in a well received speech. Lord Colwyn, the Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Group on Dentistry and Oral Health was passionate about getting across just how detrimental the effects of alcohol are on the mouth and the development of oral cancer.
Statistics show that 70% of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer drink excessive amounts of alcohol. However the risks are even greater for those individuals who chose to live a lifestyle including both alcohol and smoking. For this group of people there was a 38 times increased chance of contracted mouth cancer compared to individuals who neither smoked nor drank alcohol.
A key point of the conversation was that dentists ‘were on the front line’ in the fight against mouth cancer. They appear in a very unique place on the timeline of mouth cancer progression in that dentists are able to see healthy patients on a regular basis. By keeping vigilant they can spot the signs of mouth cancer at its earliest stages. Here at Bamboo Dental we see the importance of this. Not only is the importance of early diagnosis important but providing patients with information to help limit the risks of such diseases is too very important.
What Steps Can You Take to Lower the Risks of Mouth Cancer?
More than 90% of mouth cancers in men and 85% in women are linked to lifestyle and environmental factors. After this fact you’ll most likely understand that much of the risk is truly in your hands. Below we’ll outline some key lifestyle changes you have the ability to make in order to limit the risks of developing mouth cancer. All of these tips will also benefit your health in general!
Quit smoking tobacco
Mouth cancers are closely linked to tobacco use. This is not limited to cigarettes but also included other ways that you may consume tobacco such as; cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and more. Tobacco use is not a prerequisite of mouth cancer. It is however a big factor and can have ongoing effects that burden your chances of recovery:
- Tobacco use makes treatment much less effective.
- Tobacco use makes it harder for your body to heal after surgery.
- Tobacco use increases your risk of a cancer recurrence.
Limit alcohol consumption
Alcohol, particularly when combined with tobacco use, greatly increases the risk of mouth cancer. Not only this but alcohol alone can increase the risks of other types of cancer in the body. As with tobacco use, ongoing use of alcohol after being diagnosed with cancer is going to hinder the recovery process. We advise you to limit alcohol consumption as much as possible if not stop consuming it altogether.
Eat a diet full of fruits and veg
The diet can be one of the most important factors in your health and in your risk of developing cancer. Fruit and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and anti-oxidants that may be able to reduce the risk of you developing mouth cancer.
Avoid exposing your lips to the sun
Many people neglect the lips when putting on suncream. It has been shown that the level of sun exposure hitting your mouth can be linked to the chance of developing mouth cancer. A few ways to combat this may be to stay in the shade, wear a broad-brimmed hat or to make sure you use sun cream on your lips as well as your face.
Make sure to visit your dentist often!
When you visit your dentist for a dental examination you can ask them to inspect your entire mouth for any signs of mouth cancer. Their knowledge and expertise will put them in a great position to spot any abnormalities at as an early a stage of possible. Of course, this all relies on you visiting your dentist as often as possible.
The demand for dental implant treatments is one of the fastest growing in the industry. However, the predicted growth is perhaps even higher than expected by many in the dentistry market. A new report (Persistence Market Research) has come to the attention of Bamboo which states that there is due to be a compound annual growth rate of 9.7% over the next 5 years.
What do we Think is Causing the Increased Demand for Dental Implants?
Here at Bamboo Dental we believe there are a few different reasons that could be behind the rapid growth in the dental implants sector:
- Technological Advancement: New technology has meant that there are now so many more possibilities. For example, the uprising of 3D imaging has lead to new methods in which patients can view their new teeth before they have even been fabricated. Not only this but Computer Aided Design and the introduction of mini dental implants are giving the industry much more accessibility.
- Mobility of the Market: Known as ‘Dental Implant tourism’, patients are more commonly travelling to various parts of the world to have their implants fitted.
- Increased Overall Demand: It has been noted that the ageing population is demanding more cosmetic treatment from the industry as a whole. This will generally push up the demand for dental implant treatment too.
Will the Implants Materials Change?
It is expected that implants will still mostly be made from titanium. However that doesn’t mean that some other material may not be introduced a little further into the future as technology advances further.
It has been predicted that Europe is to be the market leader for dental implants in the world. The report claims that this is a culmination of increased dental health concerns, advancements in technology and a rise in the amount of cosmetic dental practices offering the treatment overall.
That being the case, Europe is actually not expected to see the fastest growth in the market. In fact, Asia is the continent that is due to see the most rapid growth in dental implants demand worldwide.
‘This level of growth is perhaps unsurprising for a treatment modality that is widely acknowledged as being the best replacement for a missing tooth dentistry can currently provide,’ said Guy Hiscott, managing editor of clinical implant journal Implant Dentistry Today.
‘It also speaks volumes about a growing awareness of what implant dentistry can achieve on the part of patients across the globe.
‘And that’s good news for everyone concerned: used appropriately, dental implant treatment has the ability to transform patients’ lives.
‘But it’s important for the dental profession to ensure that the pace of this growth is matched by a similar uptake in clinical education and patient understanding.’
What to Expect in the Future
The rapid growth can only mean that the treatment itself will become more and more advanced as market leaders work to specialise and accommodate for new patients aiming to embark on their third set of teeth. With this news, Bamboo can only look towards meeting this increased demand in the near future.
White braces for teeth – which are the best?
Can you get white braces for teeth?
More of us than ever before are visiting the dentist. More of us are taking pride in our appearance and wanting straighter and whiter teeth. There seems to be a greater desire for cosmetic dentistry which is fantastic for both dentists and patients. We’re taking better care of our teeth than ever before, which can only be a good thing for everyone.
Just why are so many more of us going to the dentist then? One of the biggest reasons is no doubt down to the enhancement and development of cosmetic dentistry. Gone are the days of metal train track braces and scary visions of teeth being pulled out with sharp objects. Having straight white teeth is now highly sought after, and with technology in dentistry constantly advancing, people can have nicer teeth much faster.
Many of us still have teeth we are insecure about. Many of us simply think we can not afford to have a nicer smile. Bamboo Dental thinks it has the answer as to why people are still avoiding cosmetic dentistry. Here at Bamboo Dental, we feel a lot of people are just unaware of all the choices they have for a nicer smile. For example, did you know we offer no deposit 0% finance plans over both 12 and 24 months? For the same price of a monthly phone contract, more people than ever can have the smile they always dreamed of. Most people think of paying a car on finance, but not their teeth!
White braces for teeth for adults in Cardiff
Price isn’t always a factor. Many people fear the dentist for other reasons. Perhaps it’s the fear of the practice itself. Did you know that Bamboo is a five time award winning practice? We care about our patients and want to give them smiles that will change their lives. None of our staff are scary dentists and none use instruments to cause you unnecessary pain! Our staff are kind, welcoming and supporting, and our practice is state of the art. You can be reassured by the fact that we are a leading dental force in the UK.
The other fear many have is the treatment process. To put it simply, some people just don’t want braces. We’ve all seen the clunky metal braces and can promise you there’s none of them at Bamboo Dental! If you’re interested in braces or teeth straightening, we have a number of super options. The purpose of this blog is just to highlight a few of the incredible straightening systems available to you at the practice.
What types of white braces for teeth are there?
Firstly, we have the Six Month Smiles treatment. Dr. Dan is a leading figure on this incredible and revolutionary straightening procedure. Dr. Dan can guarantee you straight and white teeth in just around six months. The best thing about this treatment, apart from the speed of it, is just how discreet it is. The brackets and wires are white. Yes, white. You can’t get more discreet than that! Six Month Smiles is a system made of brackets and wires, designed specifically for you to get straighter teeth fast. The process is fast as you meet regularly with Dr. Dan who will make adjustments as and when is needed. To read more about Six Month Smiles click here.
Another option is Invisalign. Invisalign is perfect for those wanting a little more flexibility with their straightening system. Invisalign system involves two tray like aligners which are custom made to fit your teeth. They have the sole of purpose of straightening your teeth at your convenience. Whilst it’s recommended to wear them as much as possible, you’re allowed to take them out whilst eating or brushing teeth. This is great for people who are uncomfortable with the idea of a fixed straightening system. Invisalign system is fantastic as the aligners are clear and almost invisible to the naked eye. This means you can straighten your teeth without worrying about social events. Invisalign is particularly popular with students for this reason. Another great feature of Invisalign is the technology which comes with it. You can follow your progress on the app on your tablet or phone. Dr. Dan or another member of the team will be there by your side as you go through the journey to your dream smile.
Free consultation for white braces for teeth
So you’re interested huh? Great news! The next step is to book yourself in for a free consultation with Dr. Dan. Even if you have an idea of which straightening system you would prefer, the free consultation is the perfect chance for both you your practitioner to discuss which will work the best for you. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to discuss any concerns, worries, fears or doubts, and ask any remaining questions. One of our dentists will take a look at your teeth to help determine whether Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, or any of our other treatments would be best suited for you. However, the end decision is down to you and whatever you feel comfortable with. Should you reach a decision by the end of the consultation, we’ll book you in for an appointment as you begin your exciting journey with us at Bamboo Dental. Straightening your teeth is one of the best decisions you will make. We’d love to help you with that.
Options for Straight Teeth in Cardiff
Obtaining straight teeth nowadays is something that can be achieved in a relatively short period of time due to the constantly improving and changing orthodontic treatments, however, this means that there is an abundance of different options for straight teeth.
Bamboo Dental offers four different types of orthodontic treatment, each with their own benefits that can be explained to you by Dr. Dan or one of the other dentists at Bamboo Dental if you come in for a free consultation. Here they are:
Six Month Smiles
The first option for straight teeth at Bamboo Dental is the Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment, this treatment straightens teeth in such a short period of time (average time of six months) because the appliance changes the cosmetic appearance of the teeth only, rather than the change of the bite that can take conventional braces up to 2 years to complete. The Six Month Smile appliance is hard to notice as the wires and brackets match the colour of your teeth, meaning that during your treatment you will have no problems showing off your smile, unlike other types of braces, such as conventional metal braces, that make patients feel self-conscious.
The Invisalign treatment is another near-invisible and fast treatment. It uses clear, removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks that make small increments to your teeth as the aligners are replaced until you achieve your desired smile. The benefits of this treatment are the short treatment time (usually 12 months, depending on the level of adjustment required), the convenience of use, such as the ability to remove the aligners whilst eating and during special events and finally the fact that they’re nearly invisible, meaning you won’t feel self-conscious wearing them.
The Inman Aligner is a relatively new orthodontic treatment in the UK and is the perfect solution for protrusion or crowding of the front teeth. Compared to other systems, the Inman Aligner is a very fast system – most cases are completed in 6-16 weeks, depending on the amount of adjustments of the teeth required. Like the Invisalign system, the Inman Aligner is fully removable, allowing you to remove the appliance during special occasions and during meal times, allowing your oral health to be sustained. Click here to learn more about how the Inman Aligner works and some before and after pictures of patients who have used the Inman Aligner.
The Smilelign aligner is a removable, clear appliance that is hardly noticeable – people won’t even know you’re having your teeth straightened. The Smilelign aligners are similar to Invisalign in that new aligners are sent every two to four weeks to the patient, making small adjustments to the teeth every time a new set of aligner is sent. The aligners are made to be as thin and comfortable as possible as they are hand made, and any minor speech issues or discomfort you may have will last just a few days. The F.A.Q section on the official Smilelign website answers any questions you may have about the treatment.
Tom, a 25 year old teacher from Cardiff came to Bamboo Dental for a free consultation after hearing about the options for straight teeth offered by Bamboo Dental. As a teenager, Tom had fairly crooked teeth and was given metal braces under the NHS. Due to how crooked his teeth were, Tom had metal braces for just under two years, he hated that for the entire time he was self-conscious about his smile due to how visible the metal braces were. When Tom had his braces removed, he was pleased with the results and was given clear, removable Essix retainers. For years, Tom Wore the Essix retainers to make the results permanent, however, as he got older and went to university he forgot to wear the retainer as much, which caused his teeth to shift back to their original position. By the time Tom had finished university, his teeth had shifted so much that his Essix retainers did not fit anymore. After a few years, Tom’s teeth had shifted back so much that he decided that he wanted orthodontic treatment again to straighten his teeth. He asked his colleagues at his school where he taught and was referred to Bamboo Dental. Tom did some research and found the various options for straight teeth. He decided to give Bamboo Dental a call, who advised him to come in for a free consultation so Dr. Dan or one of the other dentists could talk more about his preferences and goals so they could recommend a suitable treatment for him. Tom wanted something that would take under 12 month from start to finish and something that is discrete so people wouldn’t notice; he was recommended the Invisalign treatment as it fitted Tom’s preferences. Tom decided to go ahead with the Invisalign treatment after weighing up his options and booked in for treatment. After 12 comfortable months of wearing the clear Invisalign aligners, Tom’s teeth looked as good as ever, and he was given a new set of Essix retainers to ensure his results were permanent. Tom was ecstatic with the results and said “The Invisalign treatment has helped me so much by straightening my teeth in such a short period of time, the fact that the aligners were near invisible meant that nobody noticed I was wearing them which was huge for the profession I’m in,” he also joked that he would never again forget to wear his retainers again.
Due to the number of options for straight teeth, it is important that you sit down with a professional. Dr. Dan, the head dentist at Bamboo Dental offers a free consultation to all new enquiring patients, who can advise you on which of the options for straight teeth is suitable for you based on your current positioning of your teeth and what your goals are in achieving a new smile.
The Multiple Award Winning Dentist in Cardiff
Dr. Dan, the head dentist in Cardiff’s Bamboo dental practice and his esteemed dentists at Bamboo Dental conduct private dental treatments 7 days a week, so whether you need an emergency dentist on the weekends or if you want your teeth whitened with one of our many teeth whitening technologies, Bamboo Dental of Cardiff has got you covered. Located on 28 Cowbridge Road West, Bamboo Dental offers competitively priced dental procedures right in the heart of the Welsh capital, with Dr. Dan, the 5 times award winning dentist, who has provided treatments to over 2500 patients, leading the practice in giving clients the best result using the latest technologies. To learn more about the range of treatments we offer our clients have a look below.
Procedures offered at Bamboo Dental
Some of the dental procedures offered by Dr. Dan, the head dentist in Cardiff’s Bamboo Dental are as follows:
Teeth Straightening- Dr. Dan and his team offer multiple types of teeth straightening services, such as Invisalign, Six month smiles, Inman aligner or Clear aligners. Each teeth straightening procedure has its benefits to the patient, such as a quicker treatment time, less obtrusive braces etc. If you come in for a free consultation, we can advise you on what kind of teeth straightening procedure will be most suitable for you, given your preferences.
Teeth Whitening- We offer two types of teeth whitening at Bamboo Dental, which we can advise you during a free consultation of the benefits of each. The first teeth whitening service is the take home teeth whitening procedure, which offers a convenient and affordable solution to teeth whitening, giving you a whiter smile from the comfort of your own home. The other type of teeth whitening is the Philip Zoom In-Chair Teeth Whitening, consisting of 4, 15- minute sessions at Bamboo Dental’s practice in Cardiff. This treatment offers a rapid change in the appearance of your teeth, click the link to find out more about how it works.
Cosmetic Veneers- At Bamboo Dental, we offer two different types of cosmetic veneers, Lumineers and E-Max Veneers. Both have their benefits, click here to find out more about the cosmetic veneers and how they may benefit your life.
Dental Implants- Our Dental Implant services here at Bamboo Dental come in the form of a Titanium cylindrical or tapered bolt, this ensures the longevity of the implant, allowing for a strong foundation for your replacement teeth. Before getting your new implant installed, an initial consultation will take place with your dentist to determine whether you will be a suitable candidate for dental implants, if successful, we will book you in for an appointment.
Anti-Snoring solutions- The Sleepwell anti snoring solution is a cost effective long term snoring procedure that helps to eliminate snoring. The Sleepwell system uses two mouth pieces that moves your bottom jaw forward as you sleep, similar to a ‘chin lift’ in first aid, which allows the tongue to move forward, thus opening up the airways to reduce snoring
Teeth Grinding and Clenching- Bamboo Dental can help to eliminate the effects of Bruxism with the SCI (sleep clench inhibitor). The SCI is a small splint that fits over the front teeth when sleeping, which inhibits clenching of your teeth.
Crowns- A dental crown may be needed when your tooth becomes substantially decayed or damaged through acidic erosion or even partly broken due to an accident. In any of these circumstances, a dental crown may need to be fitted. At Bamboo Dental, we can offer you a range of dental crowns depending on your preferences, whether you’re looking to get a crown for functional purposes, such as a gold or metal crown, or rather a crown for its aesthetics such as porcelain, at Bamboo Dental we have many options for you depending on your preferences.
Why Dental phobia can be a thing of the past
Dental phobia is an intense, unreasonable fear of visiting the dentist, and can be developed from a variety of places, such as; Pain, feelings of helplessness and loss of control, embarrassment or negative past experiences. The difference between general anxiety and a phobia isn’t clear, but some things to notice if you are suspect that you or someone you may have a dental phobia are; trouble sleeping before the night before going to a dentist, feeling like crying before going to the dentist, you get increasingly nervous while you’re in the waiting room. These are just a few possible symptoms of dental phobia. It is important when you visit your dentist in Cardiff that you tell your dentist about your concerns, fears and feelings you have about the treatment, the staff at Bamboo Dental are well trained to change the way they treat you and can reassure you of any issues you may have throughout the entirety of the treatment.
Tracey’s story about dental phobia
Tracy, a mother of two from Cardiff, visited bamboo dental for a free consultation to learn more about the range of veneers offered by Bamboo Dental.
When Tracey was a teenager, she was fitted with metal braces as she had severely misaligned teeth. Tracey had used a dentist in Cardiff under the NHS as she was entitled to free treatment. However, this proved to be the very cause of her dental phobia – when she was getting her braces installed, she remembers being under excruciatingly bad pain due to the stress her teeth were under. She associated this pain later on over the years with visiting the dentist and as a result her oral health diminished.
Tracey was looking to get Veneers installed to make the appearance of her smile more aesthetically pleasing, however she was terrified by the thought of getting veneers installed. After a free consultation at Bamboo Dental, her anxiety was diminished as she was reassured by our dentists about the support she would receive throughout the treatment.
After the treatment, Tracey said, “After years of avoiding the dentists due to my fear, I’m glad to say that Bamboo Dental will be my new dentist in Cardiff, they supported me throughout the treatment and the results are fantastic.”
Come in today for a free consultation
If you are interested in any of these treatments and would like to come in to receive a free consultation, contact us here or give us a call on 02920006960.
Our private dentist in Cardiff is here to help you keep your teeth looking their best. Whether you are in need of a routine check up or are on the search for a cosmetic make over we know that we can be of value to you. But what makes Bamboo different to all of the other surrounding dentists?
Your Number One Private Dentist in Cardiff
Over the past 5 years, Bamboo Dental has become one of the most reputable dentists in Cardiff. We truly value our patients and we harvest a warm fuzzy feeling inside when we read about all of the positive experiences our patients have had with us. You can check out some of our reviews on Trustpilot, Google and Facebook.
Five Times Award Winning
We’ve proud to be able to say that we’ve been awarded in five different areas over the pat few years. These awards span from best overall practice to best team and our head dentist Dr Dan earned the title of ‘best young dentist’. We pride ourselves on the work that we do not only in the dental chair but also the patient care that is offered throughout our practice. We believe that this is the key as to why our patients feel comfortable and relaxed when visiting our private dentist in Cardiff.
Our practice is built around the experience of our dentists. They work day in day out to perfect their craft. Dr Dan has catapulted to the number one provider of Six Month Smiles treatment in Wales. This has been achieved through his hard work and dedication to the high quality of treatment he has provided to his patients. We have dentists who are experienced in all types of treatments ranging from dental implants, teeth straightening and cosmetic veneers all the way to general dentistry such as crowns and fillings.
Joining Bamboo Dental Care
After much demand, we decided to open up our books with an affordable private care service. This service, coined the Bamboo Total care Plan, offers an extensive range of treatments that will cover you whatever the needs of your teeth.
- All dental health examinations are included.
- Hygiene appointments and scale and polish services.
- Any x-rays necessary.
- Any fillings treatments.
- All extractions.
- Crown and bridge work.
- Treatment for root canal issues.
We also offer some added extras:
- 10% off any treatment not included in the plan.
- 10% discount on cosmetic and general aesthetics treatments.
- Extensive expert advise on diet and oral hygiene.
- A special membership card with a 24 hour emergency dental helpline for use at home or abroad.
- Worldwide supplementary dental injury and emergency insurance.
If you would like to find out more about the plans we have on offer you can do so right here on our Bamboo Care page.
What to Expect When Visiting our Private Dentist in Cardiff
Upon arrival at our location (28 Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5BS), you will be greeted by our brand new dental practice. You’ll also have the facility to use our on-site parking with specially reserved spaces just for you.
As you enter the practice you’ll be met by the happy energy of our friendly reception staff. They will make sure that you are all signed in and ready for your appointment with the dentist! After this it will depend what you are visiting us for. In most cases your next step will be to pop in for a consultation with one of Bamboo’s experienced dentists. This is your chance to make the most of their expertise and find out any information that has been on your mind.
After this you will be informed enough to decide on the path that you want to take with your potential treatment!
Yes, We Are Open 7 Days a Week
When patients realise that we are open 7 days a week they often have to ask again. After years of desperately shuffling around time off work to fit in their appointments they finally find a dentist that works around them. We believe that this is how it should be. That’s why we make our opening hours as accessible as humanly possible. This means, weekend and late evening appointments are available just for you.
So there’s no need to worry if you cant get time off work to visit your dentist for your 6 monthly check up. Just give Bamboo a call and we will fit in around you. This is how we believe it should be done and thats why we are happy to extend our opening hours just for you, our valued patients!
As well as making our opening times as accessible as possible we also aim to make our prices accessible to all too. Everyone deserves the chance to have that smile they’ve always wanted and too many dentists charge an amount that is not congruent with that. Our prices are not only very competitive but we also include finance packages to suit everyones needs. Some of these packages are completely interest free and allow you to pay off your treatment cost on a monthly basis for up to 24 months. This can allow you to have a smile makeover for a similar price that you would pay for your mobile phone contract each month.
How Can You Get in Touch?
If you are interested in any of the services that our private dentist in Cardiff has to offer then we have a variety of ways that you can get in touch. Our friendly reception team are always at the other end of the telephone ready to help you wherever possible. if you wish to contact them then you can do so by calling:
Alternatively we have a dedicated team ready to answer your questions through our special email form. You can find that here on the contact page.
Teeth whitening kits are a staple in the home of anyone aiming to look after their appearance. They are simple to use. They are cost effective. And most importantly, they can be extremely good at whitening your teeth!
How Does a Teeth Whitening Kit Work?
Well, there are several types of teeth whitening kit that you can try out. Some work better than others. And each can have its own method of working.
Take Home Whitening Trays Give Amazing Results
Take home whitening kits are, in our opinion, the most effective way of whitening your teeth. The process is simple too. You first need to have a set of trays created. These trays are clear moulds of your teeth that sit snugly against both the upper and lower arch. In order to have these made you’ll pop in to our dentist in Cardiff where we will take a mould of your teeth. These are then carefully crafted to create a perfect tray for your teeth.
So you have the trays, what next?
When coming in to collect your trays you’ll also be given a series of whitening solution and syringes as well as some simple instructions on what to do next.
Once at home you’ll need to open one of the syringes by twisting the nozzle at the end. You will then squeeze just a drop of solution into each of the sections of the tray. At this point you are ready to begin your whitening. You slot the trays into your mouth, wipe away any excess solution that may have oozed out, and then you just need to wait. Whilst waiting you can go about your everyday business. Apart from eating, drinking or doing anything like smoking of course.
After 1.5 hours…
Once your trays have been in for around 1.5 hours you are ready to take them out. Now you can give them a rinse and a clean under the tap and place them back in the box until tomorrow. It is advised not to brush your teeth just yet but instead rinse out your mouth with water.
You can then repeat this process daily for up to 2 weeks. However, you’ll probably reach your targeted stage of whiteness before those 2 weeks are up in which case you can stop whitening them and save your remainder solution for when you want to top up.
What Results Can You Expect From this Teeth Whitening Kit?
The brightest of white smiles can be achieved using our take home teeth whitening kit. In fact, we can guarantee that you’ll reach what is known as ‘saturation point’. Saturation point is basically when your teeth have become the whitest they can possibly become. This will vary with different sets of teeth but we can assure that you’ll reach that point at least. Some people prefer not to reach such a level of whiteness and that is entirely fine too. It just means that you’ll need to decide at what point to stop the whitening process between treatment 1 and treatment 14.
What are the Alternatives to Teeth Whitening Kits?
There are a few alternatives you can go for. However, the thing to note is that most other options cannot penetrate deep into the tooth to remove stains fully. Instead they will only be useful for surface stains. This is great for those who have teeth that are only slightly discoloured on the surfaces. However, in other instances you may be disappointed with the obtained results. Some of those alternatives include, whitening strips and charcoal toothpaste. Although those methods are not so great, there is one other brilliant method to whiten teeth…
Laser Teeth Whitening
Not nearly as scary as it sounds. You get to do this one comfortably sat in the dental chair. With our Philips Zoom laser teeth whitening, your teeth will be treated for 4 x 15 minute sessions to bring your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. One of the great advantages of this technique is the speed in which your teeth can be whitened. After the treatment you’ll also be given a set of whitening trays and some solution so you can maintain your bright white smile in the future!
If you really want to achieve a sparkling white smile then your best bet is to go for an in house treatment as this will help you reach saturation point. On the other hand, those less efficient treatments such as charcoal toothpaste and whitening strips will really only touch the surface which may lead to you being disappointed.
If you are thinking about whitening your teeth then it is very important that you first make sure you are dentally fit. Even if all you need is a filling then this can still be dangerous for you to have a whitening procedure before having the filling. This is because the whitening solution will be able to get inside the tooth. You’ll first need to visit the cosmetic dentist for a consultation where he can check out your teeth to be sure that it is safe for you to proceed with the treatment.
How can you get in touch?
Are you keen to get your teeth on the road to whiteness? Then your first step is to get in touch with our five times award winning dentist Dr Dan about your teeth whitening kit. To do this simply give us a quick call on 029 2056 9769. Alternatively you can reach us through our dedicated contact form right here.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a a cylindrical or tapered titanium bolt that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows for a replacement tooth to be mounted. This means that a dental implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can, the fact that the bolt is made from titanium means that there will be a durable structure that ensures the longevity of the tooth implant.
Potential clients must have healthy gums to be able to support the implant, in the rare case that the patient does not have enough room in their jawbone to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if your upper jawbone is too shallow to support an implant, you may require a sinus lift, however, this is rare. For more information and pictures on how dental implants work, click here
Alternatives to Dental Implants in Cardiff
A fixed bridge is the most popular alternative to a dental implant, which is essentially a false tooth that is supported by two teeth either side of the missing tooth. There are many disadvantages to having a fixed bridge installed compared to a dental implant. firstly in order to install the false tooth, the two teeth either side of the missing tooth must be ground down, damaging healthy teeth, to support the bridge being installed. Another disadvantage is that because the natural bone underneath the false tooth is not stimulated like it would be with dental implants, which may deteriorate over time, causing the appearance of your smile and face to change.
Dentures are another alternative to dental implants, they are an appliance that sits on top of your gums where the missing teeth are. Disadvantages of dentures are the discomfort you may experience when installing and wearing the denture, which causes sore gums and a shift and clicks in the mouth when one speaks, eats, smiles or coughs.
Benefits to Getting Dental Implants in Cardiff
There are dozens of benefits to dental implants, here are a few of them:
- Because dental implants become a part of you, they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures and allow eating food to be natural and pain-free.
- Dental implants are durable, lasting many years or with good maintenance of the implant, they can last an entire lifetime.
- Your speech will not be inhibited when fitted with dental implants. With dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing a slur in speech.
- Dental implants can improve your self-esteem due to giving you back a natural looking smile.
- Dental implants are cleaned in the same way as normal teeth – there is no need to remove them at night for cleaning or soaking like you have to with dentures.
Tom Keyes’ story
Tom Keyes came into our practice for a free consultation and to ask questions about dental implants in Cardiff. Tom is an avid rugby player who plays for a local team in the wing position. One weekend Tom had an away match and forgot to bring his mouth guard to the game, but he was told he was starting the game by his manager, so he didn’t want to let down his team. During the game he was at the bottom of the ruck after getting tackled, because he was holding onto the ball to pass to his team-mate, he wasn’t able to protect himself, and unfortunately a player on the other team accidentally kicked Tom in the face when joining into the ruck. Tom’s initial response was a scream of pain, he released the ball and covered his mouth with his hands. When the physiotherapist came onto the pitch to assist Tom, it was clear that his incisor had been knocked out, and due to being in a remote area far away from his dentists, they were not able to reattach his tooth in time.
Tom was distraught, so he looked to for somewhere that provided dental implants in Cardiff after deciding implants were for him. When going into surgery at Bamboo Dental, Tom was very nervous due to his fear of the procedure being extremely painful, however, when he was offered a sedative so he could sleep through the treatment, a lot of the anxiety about the surgery had diminished.
After the surgery, Tom was amazed at how natural his implant looked, however, he was told he would have to miss playing rugby for a few weeks to allow the implant to heal fully. The dental implant had restored his confidence and after few weeks had gone by, he was back playing for his rugby team and made a joke saying he’d never forget his mouth guard again.
What to Expect When Having Dental Implants in Cardiff
If you’re interested in having dental implants in Cardiff, you can come into our practice after booking a free consultation with our dental surgeon who will answer any queries you may have about the process, we will also discuss your suitability for dental implants using an oral x-ray. If you decide that dental implants are for you, we can book you in for an appointment shortly after the free consultation.
During the procedure, you will be put under a local anaesthetic or to make you more comfortable a sedative can be administered, or if you’re having more than one implant you will be put under a general anaesthetic. The treatment consists of the dental surgeon making an incision in the gum, then drilling into the jawbone to allow a gap for the implant to be fitted. From there you may a second procedure where the top of your gum is uncovered, this allows for the artificial tooth to be fitted. Another option is you may have the artificial tooth attached to the implant straight away, however, this option is less common. After the procedure we will book you in for a follow-up appointment.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
So if you’re looking to get Dental implants in Cardiff with a reliable and trusted business, contact us or call us on 02920005957 for a free consultation where you can start your journey towards a natural looking smile.
Growing up many see the Dentist as a foe, an enemy that needs to be avoided. Our private dentist in Cardiff wants to quash those beliefs. We are here as a friend. We are here as an ally to help look after your health and to make you feel safe and comfortable whilst visiting us.
A Private Dentist in Cardiff that Looks Out For You
We have built our private dentist in Cardiff around you. We aim to give you the most comfortable and peaceful experience possible at the dentist. Our first step was to create an environment that is suitable to those aims. Our brand new surgery is kitted out with brand new equipment giving you the peace of mind that you will be given the best service possible.
This coupled with the award winning team at Bamboo will make you feel assured that you’re in the right place. When you’re at Bamboo, you know that you’re in safe hands.
A Time to Suit You
We understand that it can be difficult for those working in the week to get time off to visit the dentist. Sadly, most dentists operate under the same hours as other 9-5 businesses. We have turned the trend with our weekend and late night opening hours. This is done to make it easy for you to visit the dentist when you actually do have spare time. We take away the worry and let you pick a time to suit you.
‘I’ve always struggled to find a dentist who is open when I am free. It can be a real pain as I don’t want to have to take a day off work just to go to my check up. When I saw that Bamboo is open all week and weekend and for later hours than usual my interest was peaked. This is really something that makes me feel the practice has gone the extra mile to help people like me. I am grateful for that and have found had very useful.’
An Award Winning Team
Bamboo Dental is currently a five times ward winning dental practice. Two of these awards are for ‘Best Patient Care’ and ‘Best Team’. These awards make us feel very proud as they reflect the work we put in to making our patients feel at ease and happy at the practice. Our staff have decades of experience between them and so are able to understand the needs of our patients with great compassion. Something that is not ignored from our patients.
“I could tell from the second I called up the practice that I was choosing the right place. The calm but friendly voice at the other end of the phone was not just kind but knowledgable too. The reception staff made me feel at great ease. I had suffered a little dental phobia in the past but they said that I could talk anything through with them and assured me that everything would be okay. This kind of friendly service is something I value greatly.”
We have many core values that build the foundations of patient care at the practice. These are built around you, our patients. After all, you have put your trust in us and we want to do everything humanly possible to give you the best quality of care that we can.
We spread happiness
We don’t see visiting the dentist as a chore. It’s a place to spread happiness. We don’t only do this through the fantastic work that our award winning dentists put into transforming the smiles of hundreds of people each year but also through our staff. The happy and friendly philosophy of the staff passes through to our patients who are always commented on how relaxed and at ease they feel when visiting the practice.
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a healthy smile that they can be proud of. That’s why we set our pricing structure across our cosmetic treatments to a very competitive rate. On top of this we offer free consultations as well as a range of 0% interest finance packages to make sure that the treatment is as affordable as possible. For example, you could get your teeth straightened with our award winning Six Month Smiles treatment for a similar monthly price to that of your mobile phone bill!
Dental care for everyone
Due to high surges in demand we have taken on several new staff ranging from new dentists to hygienists and dental nurses. We didn’t want any patient to miss out on treatment and so we have made sure that we add to our staff whenever needed to keep our high level of dental care out there for everyone who needs it.
How can I find out more?
If you’ve been looking for that perfect private dentist in Cardiff and are interested to ask us a few more questions then here’s how you can do it. We have a dedicated contact form that is monitored in real time making sure that you receive a reply very quickly. If you prefer to talk over the phone then you can contact us on 0290 20569769.
When people search for Invisalign as an option to straighten their teeth it is often with thoughts of discreteness involved. Invisalign is perhaps the leading provider of this type of invisible brace, however is it the best one of all?
Is Invisalign the Best Type of Invisible Brace?
Invisalign comes in the form of a series of clear aligners. These are a kind of mould of your teeth made out of clear material. They sit over the teeth tightly pushing them ever so slightly into the desired direction. This method is by far the most well know invisible way to straighten teeth with many celebrities including Justin Bieber having chosen the treatment.
More About the Invisalign Process
Once you have Invisalign on your radar you will first want to book a free consultation to find out as much information as possible. Here you’ll get the chance to sit down with an experienced dentist. They will talk you through the process and they will find out if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. This may involve a routine examination of the current situation of your teeth. This enables the dentist to get an overview of exactly what is required to get you that perfect smile.
Am I a Suitable Candidate?
At this point you may be wondering what exactly is a suitable candidate and are you even one? Well, a suitable candidate is basically a person who fits the requirements for the treatment. With Invisalign, there are a few loops that need to be jumped through. For example, if your bite needs a large amount of correction then the treatment may not be viable and you may need to opt for a more fixed brace approach such as Six Month Smiles.
There is also a point to consider on your personal commitment and staying power. These aligners are removable. Yes, that’s right. You have the ability to simply pop it out of your mouth at a moments notice. Although a great advantage and unique selling point for many people, this can also lead to the downfall of many teeth straightening journeys. Although Invisalign is a removable teeth straightening option, you do need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day. It is advised to only remove them when you are eating food or drinking. You should then brush your teeth and place the aligners straight back in. If you find that you are not a person with great staying power then you may end up leaving out the aligners for too long each day. This can stall your progress with the brace and put you behind on your treatment plan. So, if you feel that you couldn’t stick to the rules then perhaps a fixed brace is a better option for you.
The Next Steps in the Treatment Process
After your treatment has begun you will have moulds taken of your teeth and your aligners will be fabricated back at the lab. You will then be given your first set of aligners. These will sit comfortably over your teeth but will be designed to slightly move your teeth in the right direction. After around two weeks of straightening, you teeth will fit the aligners perfectly and it is time to move to your second set of aligners. You will continue to move through sets of aligners until your new smile has formed!
In the meantime, check ups at the dentist will enable him to make sure you are on course and in some situations small adjustments may need to be made!
The Key Advantages of Invisalign
There are many advantages of Invisalign that have led it to becoming one of the leading orthodontic treatments in the dental industry. Here are the key ones that you need to know!
They’re Practically Invisible
As we’ve already mentioned, these braces are almost completely invisible. In fact, it is only if someone gets right up close to your teeth that they will even notice you are on a teeth straightening journey at all. The aligners are made out of a type of plastic that is transparent, this is how the invisibility benefit is created.
They are Completely Removable
The Invisalign aligners are removable which means you can still eat all of your favourite foods. Just remember to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back into your mouth. It is still advised to wear the retainers for at least 20 hours per day. However, if you’ve a special photograph or occasion then it is fine to take them out for an hour or so.
They’re Customized Just For Your Teeth
When you start your journey you will have your teeth mapped out digitally. The dentist then spends time to accurately decide on how each of the teeth will be moved over the coming months. The dentist will be able to make a solid plan for each tooth leaving nothing up to chance!
You Can Follow the Journey With 3D Software
As part of the generation of your aligners, a full 3D model will be created of your teeth. You will then be able to view this and see the path that your teeth are going to take and more importantly the smile that you are going to end up showing off to your friends and family. You are almost seeing into the future with this amazing technology and this cant be offered with many other teeth straightening services.
I Want to Know More About Invisalign!
Want to know more about the treatment? Our friendly staff are always here to give you a help in hand. We are also currently offering free consultations to our very special readers like you. If you would like to get in touch then you can either give us a quick call on: 029 2056 9769
Alternatively you can complete our dedicated contact form below and we will be in touch with 12 hours!