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Tooth Decay Causes Sutton

Three reasons why the new sugar tax will not bring a reduction in the decay rate

The new sugar tax will take effect from April 2018, but will it directly affect decay rates? Not likely! Tooth decay is caused by the frequency of sugar consumption and not the amount. Every time you have something sugary to eat or drink (no matter how much sugar is in it), you are feeding the millions of bacteria that live inside your mouth. These bacteria produce acids as a by-product, which causes decay in your teeth. This decaying attack usually lasts 30 minutes – which is the time it normally takes for your saliva to wash away and neutralize the … Continue reading


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Dental Laboratory Procedures Sutton

The benefits of having a laboratory on site at a dental practice.

At The Denture & Implant Clinic, we believe that working closely with the laboratory technician is essential to achieving the best results. The laboratory technician is the member of the dental team that physically makes dentures, crowns, and bridges. It’s still largely done by hand, but computers and scanners are now making the process quicker and more accurate. The usual process of making a denture, crown, or bridge involves the dentist taking a mould or impression of your teeth and then sending it off to the technician to make. The laboratory technician has no idea what you look like and … Continue reading


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Porcelain Denture Teeth Sutton

What’s the difference between porcelain and acrylic denture teeth?

These are generally the two different types of denture teeth we can use when making dentures – either porcelain or acrylic. The advantages of acrylic are: Good appearance Bond to denture base so the teeth stay on the denture for longer and they don’t debond so easily A good range of teeth available in difference shapes, sizes, and colours Easy to repair The biggest disadvantage of acrylic denture teeth is the wear resistance is not as good as porcelain teeth. After many years (5 years plus), they begin to wear and this can be considerably noticeable after wearing them for … Continue reading


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Dentures from Surrey Dentist

Learn more about dentures with dentist in Surrey

Dentures have been used for hundreds of years to restore smiles. Dr. Suril Amin in Surrey offers history, myths, and even fun facts about dentures! History In 700 BC, Etruscans fabricated dentures from animal and human teeth. This type of denture was used until the mid-1800s, when men and women began to experience changes in the diet thanks to the sugar. Sugar consumption increased approximately 500% around this time, and tooth decay became a serious problem. This meant the need for a longer-lasting denture. Ivory was used for some time in the 1700s, and ivory was the material used for … Continue reading


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