Dental practice Paragon Dental is located in the heart of Radlett on Watling Street and is a short walk away from the train station. The dental practice offers a warm and friendly yet professional atmosphere. The moment you walk through the door, you feel like you are in safe hands.
The two main General Dental Practitioners are Elkhan L Kohn and Andrew Flatters. They offer both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Karen Ryan is the Dental Hygienist. She offers hygiene appointments, which are designed to not only clean, scale and polish your teeth but educate the patient in to how to look after their teeth at home to continue practicing good oral hygiene habits in between dental appointments.
Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise as more and more people realise that if they don’t like their smile, they don’t have to just put up with it. There are so many more cosmetic dentistry treatments on the market these days, and more adults are undertaking teeth whitening and teeth straightening to achieve the smile they want. Below we explore these practices a bit further.
Orthodontics (teeth straightening)
If you have crooked or crowded teeth, then you may wish to look at teeth straightening options. Not only can orthodontic treatments improve the aesthetic appeal of the teeth, but it can also improve your bite and make them easier to clean. You will need to go and see a dentist and have a full examination, often including x-rays and making models of your teeth, before treatment starts.
Most teeth straightening is completed using a brace. This could be with a fixed brace, but these could feature clear or tooth-coloured wires and brackets, which are more discreet than traditional braces. There are other options, such as CFast, which are also very discreet and focus on the front teeth alone.
Invisible braces, such as Invisalign, are heavy duty but thin, transparent plastic aligners, which are usually changed every two weeks and gently move the teeth into the desired position. These aligners need to be worn for approximately 22 hours a day for best results. They can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning teeth, which has made their popularity rise over recent years.
Teeth whitening is very popular these days, and many celebrities are leading the way donning perfectly white teeth on our screens. This white teeth trend seems to be trickling down into public society, and many dentists now offer at least some form of teeth whitening in their practices.
Professional teeth whitening can be a very effective way of sprucing up your smile. It is safe to do but should be completed by a professional dentist and is no longer legal to perform in beauty salons or anywhere else.
Professional bleaching is the most popular method of teeth whitening. Your dentist will use specially tailored trays, like a mouth guard, which contain the whitening product to apply this to your teeth. You may then be given trays to take home to carry on your treatment.
The other main popular method of teeth whitening is lasers or power whitening. The whitening bleach product is still used, but a light or laser is shone directly onto the teeth to enhance and activate the product, which makes the teeth lightening process speed up. These treatments usually take around one hour.
For further information on teeth whitening and straightening or to make an appointment, please call 01923 856 367 or visit the website at: http://www.paragondental.co.uk/
179 Watling Street
Tel: 01923 856 367