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Friday, February 21, 2020
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One of my smaller goals for 2020 was to register at my local dentist as it's something I've been putting off for years and thankfully earlier this month I did it! I'm so glad that I did as dental hygiene and health are incredibly important but I think that it is something many of us neglect, either because of a lack of time or anxiety, the latter is something I definitely struggled with. As well as registering at my dentist, there are a couple of cosmetic dentistry procedures I'd like to potentially look into for 2020 as well such as teeth whitening.

Braces 
I think that braces, of all kinds, are the most common form of cosmetic dentistry. Thankfully I've never had to wear braces but a few of my friends growing up and my sister have had to wear braces which doesn't look like the most comfortable process but there are new options available such as invisible braces. The James Clinic is an orthodontic clinic with various locations throughout Ireland that offer a range of treatments such as implants, teeth whitening, root canal treatments, dental hygiene services and much more.

They offer a couple of adult orthodontic options including Damon braces and Lingual braces, the latter is an invisible brace. Until my sister started using an invisible brace a couple of years ago, I had no idea that they were an option as growing up in the 90's, anyone who had to wear a brace only had the option of metal braces with colourful elastics but now there are much more discreet options available. Invisible braces seem like a fantastic option for those who need or want straighter teeth with an effective but discreet solution.

Implants & Teeth Whitening
Implants are artificial teeth that replace missing teeth and they are usually composed of titanium; dental implants can be used for a variety of reasons and they provide the base for crowns, dentures or bridges. Again, dental implants aren't something I currently need but teeth whitening is an option I'm considering. I've tried a few at home kits and a couple of them seem to have worked fairly well, although I'm always a little terrified if something goes wrong!

I would love to have my teeth professionally whitened as while I don't smoke and I look after my teeth, I do drink coffee everyday and my teeth aren't as white as they could be. The treatment offered at The James Clinic involves custom trays that are filled with the teeth whitening bleach which can be used in the comfort of your own home - it sounds like an ideal treatment to try as it is probably a much safer option compared to the at home kits you can buy.

Dental Hygiene & Cleaning 
Lastly, an option that combines teeth health and cosmetic dentistry in a way is basic dental maintenance and cleaning. As I've mentioned, I recently registered at my local dentist (which was nothing like my previous dental practice which was more reminiscent of a horror movie set) and the dentist cleaned my teeth which was a bizarre experience but it is something that is very important and shouldn't be ignored.

An interesting treatment, in terms of hygiene services offered at The James Clinic, is 'air polishing' which is a new polishing treatment that uses air, water and a specifically made powder to remove staining from tea, coffee and red wine which sounds fantastic and it is something that I wish my local dentist could offer!

Have you had any of these cosmetic dental treatments or anything similar? 

8 comments

  1. I definitely want to go to get my teeth whitened! I do hate the dentist and it’s never fun to go.

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  2. I registered at a new dentist last year and they cleaned my teeth for the first time too, it felt really odd. I've never had braces but kinda wish I'd been able to get them when I was younger x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  3. I really want to have my teeth whitened! x

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  4. I'd really love my teeth whitened one day, I hate how mine look now x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  5. I’d love some dental work, I’m quite lucky I feel to have not needed anything done.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  6. I'd love to have proper whitening done, my teeth are a little stained from when I used to smoke and I drink a lot of coffee too xx

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  7. I'd love to get my teeth whitened one day

    Jasmine xx

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  8. I would love to get my teeth whitened sometime soon!

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