Maintaining good oral hygiene is an essential part of daily routine and important to help maintain optimum oral health. Regular visits to your dentist in West Byfleet will help ensure that your daily dental hygiene routine is sufficient, effective and that your teeth are clean and healthy. Visiting your dentist regularly can help improve the condition of your teeth and any dental issues can be detected immediately, treated successfully and help prevent further complications in the future. Demand in cosmetic dentistry has shown that people want more from the dentist now and are no longer happy to settle with clean, healthy teeth but are actively seeking ways to improve the aesthetics of their smile. If you have found yourself daydreaming whilst browsing through before and after pictures on dental websites then speak to us at Byfleet Dental Boutique and find out about what treatments and procedures are available at your dentist in West Byfleet to help improve the look of your smile.

Six month smiles


There are many different factors that can affect the aesthetics of your smile and make you unhappy about the look of your teeth. Orthodontics is involved in straightening your teeth and improving the aesthetics of your teeth but also improving your overall oral health in general by addressing the factors which are affecting your smile. Issues with your teeth can include misalignment and crookedness, your teeth may be wonky and point in different directions, or you may have protruding teeth which cause you embarrassment when you smile. Misaligned teeth can also cause bite disorders such as overbite, underbite or crossbite if you have not undergone orthodontic treatment when you were younger. Not only do these issues affect the aesthetics of your smile but also they create hard-to-reach areas in your mouth so even if you think that you are brushing and flossing your teeth effectively bacteria can still build up in those hard to reach areas and lead to the buildup of plaque and the formation of tartar which are are key factors in many complicated and a serious dental issues.


We understand that as an adult, orthodontic treatment that consists of highly visible metal wires and brackets can be off-putting but there are now many different options available. Here at Byfleet Dental Boutique, we use Six-month smiles to help improve the aesthetics of your teeth. This is a popular choice of cosmetic Orthodontics at your dentist in West Byfleet and includes two different treatment methods consisting of clear braces and invisible aligners. The braces are discrete and although they consist of wires and brackets, these are matched to the colour of your natural teeth which make them an appealing and attractive alternative to conventional metal braces. Six-month smiles are also used for straightening misaligned teeth and as the name suggests the treatment aims to reach your desired effect in 6 months. This not only helps improve the appearance of your smile but when your teeth are aligned properly brushing and flossing will become more effective and this helps improve your oral health at the same time. Speak to your dentist in West Byfleet to find out more about how six-month smiles can be beneficial to you.

Our team understands that unexpected things can happen to your teeth and gums, and this can be a worrying time. If you ever experience these moments, you can have peace of mind knowing that our team can take care of you and help to resolve any problem as quickly as possible.

What are some examples of a dental emergency?


There are a few different problems that may cause you to need to contact our emergency dentist in West Byfleet. Generally, if you experience any type of pain in your mouth or gums for more than 48 hours, and your pain isn’t relieved by painkillers, this is when it is usually recommended to contact us. There are more specific reasons as to why you may need an emergency appointment indicated below.


Knocked out tooth


Sometimes accidents can happen and you may knock a tooth out, this can be painful and worrying, and is definitely a valid reason to have an emergency appointment. If you happen to lose a tooth, there is risk of infection, and it can weaken the surrounding teeth. When you come in for your emergency appointment, we will deep clean the area and relieve your pain as much as possible, as well as extracting any fragments that may be left that could cause harm. If the lost tooth is in one piece and in good enough condition, we may be able to reattach it for you. If it’s not possible to reattach it, we will discuss your options to replace it.


Toothache


This is another situation where you may need to contact our emergency dentist in West Byfleet for an emergency appointment. Toothache can be extremely painful and debilitating, and can cause you to be unable to carry out your regular day-to-day activities, which is a big red flag. Toothache could mean that you have underlying problems with your teeth that you may not know about.


What happens in an emergency dental appointment?


No matter what the problem is that you’re having with your teeth, there are always a few basic steps that we perform in an emergency appointment.


The first step will be to carry out a thorough examination of the problem area, this could include scans or X-rays to get a deeper look at your teeth.


Depending on the severity of your pain, your dentist in West Byfleet can then numb the area with local anaesthetic, which will increase your comfort throughout the appointment.


The third step is for us to sterilise the area, as this can help to rid the teeth of bacteria and make sure that the area is as clean as possible to prevent any further infection.


If you have a damaged tooth, the fourth step would be to restore it temporarily or permanently, which all depends on your specific needs. We may also need to do an extraction if we can’t save the tooth. With cases to do with toothache, we will do all we can to find the cause of that pain and set up a treatment plan to help with this.

When you are looking for cosmetic treatments to improve your smile, Byfleet Dental Boutique is a great choice to make. Our qualified team takes pride in making you feel welcome and comfortable when you come to our practice, as well as in delivering you high quality treatments.

Which treatments do we offer?


We provide a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to cater to our patients’ specific needs. Each treatment brings its own individual advantages and benefits, but in the end, the main goal is to improve the look of your teeth, therefore improving your confidence.


Teeth whitening


This is a simple treatment that helps to brighten the shade of your teeth, making them whiter, which can really help to improve your smile. Sometimes, even when you brush and floss regularly, your teeth can still become stained by certain foods you eat, discolouring drinks, smoking and more.


Here at Byfleet Dental Boutique, we use the Pola Whitening system, which helps to prevent staining from mainly beverages such as red wine, coffee or tea, as these are some of the main causes of discolouration. Firstly, your dentist in West Byfleet will assess your teeth to determine what type of staining you have on them. We will then create a custom tray that fits around your teeth, into which we will put a bleaching agent and this will be placed on your teeth for a set amount of time.


Veneers


Another popular cosmetic treatment that we offer at Byfleet Dental Boutique is that of porcelain veneers. These are great if you are looking for a way to make your teeth appear straighter, without using braces. To put it simply, a veneer is a tooth shaped piece of porcelain that your dentist in West Byfleet will attach to the front of your tooth. This can help with filling in small gaps, making your teeth appear longer, closer together, fuller and more even. You can choose how many teeth you have covered with the veneers, it can be one or a full set, it is up to you.


Invisalign


This is another option for our patients that straightens their natural teeth with the use of clear plastic aligners. These are custom-made to fit your teeth snugly and you are given sets of aligners at the beginning, which you will change around every 2 weeks from the comfort of your own home. Our patients love this treatment as the aligners are barely visible when you are wearing them, meaning that other people struggle to be able to tell that you have them in. The average treatment time for Invisalign is 6-12 months depending on your needs, and within this period you only need to visit our practice every 6-8 weeks, which is great for our patients with a busier schedule.


Inman aligners


Another cosmetic treatment that your dentist in West Byfleet can offer you are Inman aligners. We have several different types of fast discreet aligners at Byfleet Dental Boutique, but one of the most popular is the traditional Inman aligner. This uses a metal bar on the front and coil system, which is on the back of the teeth. This is great if you are looking for a more unobtrusive way to effectively straighten your smile.