Our smile is one of our most notable features, which is why we go to great efforts to maintain our teeth. Teeth whitening, straightening, and professional cleaning all help our teeth to function and look their best. But do these cosmetic benefits, like straightening your teeth with braces, also have health benefits?
Your dental health is as important to us as it is to you, which is why we recommend you visit us as often as you need. You may visit your dentist and your dental hygienist regularly enough, but have you seen your orthodontist? Do you have an orthodontist?
Here at Roseacre Cottage Dental Practice in Maidstone, we completely understand that for some, the dentist can be a very frightening experience. One in four of us have a fear of the dentist. Although we continue to do everything we can to try and put our patients at ease, it is a deep-rooted fear for… Read More
There is no better alternative to your natural teeth, however through advancements in dental technology and surgical procedures, it’s meant that there are now strong and durable alternatives that won’t disrupt your lifestyle. A great example of this is dental implants. Thanks to the process of fusing the titanium screw to your jawbone through a… Read More
People with sleep apnea are 4 times more likely to suffer a stroke and the disorder has also been linked to heart disease. It has even been reported that 38,000 deaths a year may be related to the condition; that’s how serious it is! If you don’t know what sleep apnea involves, but you’re also… Read More
This may come as a surprise but dental implants are not a new phenomenon. Even in ancient times, the Mayan civilization understood the importance of replacing missing teeth. There’s evidence of a Mayan woman who had shells hammered into her jaw, in place of teeth from 600 AD. How far their knowledge extended is unknown…. Read More
Are you a Maidstone resident who is pretty sure your teeth would benefit from some cosmetic intervention, but you’re not sure what treatments are going to best improve your smile? Here at the Roseacre dental practice in Maidstone, our team of dentists are extremely adept at examining individual smiles with a view to providing optimal… Read More
Ever wondered what the difference between an orthodontist and dentist is? An orthodontist is a dentist who primarily deals with tooth alignment. If your teeth look crooked and could be made more attractive by having braces fitted, then an orthodontist from our Maidstone practice would be able to help. Sometimes knowing whether you need a… Read More
Roseacre Dental Therapist Phoebe Purcell has recently published an article within the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) entitled: Working with patients and the public to develop dementia friendly oral health tools This article is well worth a read for those of us with elderly friends or relatives suffering from Dementia. Click the… Read More
In certain situations where the fit of your conventional denture is an issue, implant-supported removable dentures may be a beneficial option. Implant-supported dentures can provide a better fit and higher stability than conventional ones. The implants act as an anchor for the retentive components attached to the denture. There are different retention concepts and systems,… Read More