Friday, 23 June 2017

10 Fun Facts about Teeth and Smiles.....

  1. It takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile.
  2. A "smile" is top of the list of things we first notice when meeting a new person.
  3. More than half of us wouldn´t tell a friend or a colleague if they had bad breath in fear of risking a friendship.
  4. Our teeth and smiles are rated the second most important attractive feature by both men and women, only behind personality.
  5. More than half of us would share our toothbrush with somebody: 24% to our partner, 18% to our child, 7% to a friend and even 6% to a celebrity.
  6. One in five of us cannot remember when we last changed our toothbrush.
  7. A toothbrush is the number one thing we cannot do without when we go on holiday.
  8. If we only had five minutes to get ready in the morning, one in twenty would skip brushing our teeth.
  9. Yellow is the colour that makes us smile the most, whereas purple makes us smile the least.
  10. Chocolate is the food that makes us smile the most, followed then by Sunday Roast, a curry and a fry-up!


Friday, 16 June 2017

Which is Best - A Bridge or a Dental Implant?

You will find here at Muaks Family Dental we try very hard to save natural teeth, with extraction always being the last possible option. If you do need to have a tooth out then it’s vital to think about how to replace it as soon as possible. Even a single missing tooth can have a detrimental effect on your dental health, allowing the rest of your natural teeth to drift out of position and into the empty gap which has a destabilising effect, while the opposing teeth will begin drifting towards the empty space, affecting your bite. There are two main options that you can consider which are to have a dental bridge or to choose a dental implant, but which can be best and why?

Why You Might Want to Consider Having a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can be a great option if the teeth either side of your missing tooth could benefit from being crowned. In order to fabricate your dental bridge, we will need to grind down these adjacent teeth which will then be covered up with crowns that are attached to the replacement tooth called a pontic. It is relatively quick to have a bridge custom-made and the final results can look wonderful.

When Is a Dental Bridge Not Such a Good Idea?
If the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are strong, healthy and look pretty good then it can be pointless having to grind them down just so they can be covered up with dental crowns. We hate removing any healthy tooth structure.  Additionally, these support teeth will need to be pretty strong as they will come under increased strain as you bite down on the replacement tooth or pontic.
Why You Might Want to Consider Having a Dental Implant
Dental implants are well worth considering, particularly when replacing a single tooth. As they are self-supporting, there is no need for us to make any type of changes to your existing teeth. An implant post replaces a natural tooth root, providing a similar level of stimulation and helping to ensure your jawbone remain strong and healthy. Dental implants protect your existing natural teeth by helping to share the load created whenever you bite or chew and they make sure your natural teeth stay in the correct positions. Although a dental implant can be a little more expensive initially, in the longer term it can save you money.

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

Just about anyone in reasonable health can have dental implants, but this treatment may not be the best option for everyone. We can tell you for sure when you visit Muaks Family Dental.  Contact us to find out more on 968 137 852. You will also find lots of information on our website at www.muaksdental.com and if you prefer, you can request a call back.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

Do you find yourself hiding your smile?

Do you find yourself hiding your smile a lot? Did you stop smiling just because your teeth aren’t as attractive as they used to be? One smile can make all the difference. It has the power to release stress, calm you down and make you more attractive to others. 

Smiling can actually cause happiness

Your smile is unique and Muaks Family Dental is here to restore it. Dr Rodrigo Castillo will help you achieve your dream smile. Whether you are looking to correct your teeth colour or have a smile makeover, we can help you!

Cosmetic dentistry for a beautiful smile
Being proactive about your oral hygiene can save you time and effort. Sometimes though dental problems cannot be avoided. Whatever your teeth insecurities may be, we can provide the ideal treatment.
Dr Rodrigo has the experience and the skills to deal with common or uncommon dental problems related to your gums, teeth, and mouth. With the aid of latest technology, we can offer treatments that are both fast and relatively pain-free.

Bonded Veneers - If you suffer from tooth sensitivity along with tooth decay, tooth chips, or cracks bonding may be ideal for you.  It is a cost-effective solution and the process can be completed in only one visit.
Dental implants - Can help you achieve a natural-looking smile and improve your chewing ability. Surgery for dental implants is a minor procedure. Dental implants blend with your natural teeth and function exactly like them.

Whitening - Finally, if your teeth have lost their sheen, teeth whitening is the way to go. Teeth whitening is a quick and relatively inexpensive cosmetic procedure to brighten discoloured or stained teeth. Teeth whitening can be done by prescription at home.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Routine dental checkups, the key to good oral health

Attending regular dental check ups with your dentist is far more important than you may realise and at Muaks we aim to make this a pleasant as well as beneficial experience.

You may not realise it but during a regular dental check up our fully qualified and experienced dentist is doing far more that checking up on how well you have been cleaning your teeth! Of course the dentist will be checking for any dental decay or problems with your gums but a full routine dental check up will include looking at the overall health of your mouth and discussing any lifestyle choices that may be impacting on your oral hygiene.
Prevention is the Best Cure
Regular dental check ups should be a key part of your self-care routine. When you slide off the dentist chair with a “See you in 6 months” and a wave from the dentist you may think to yourself that nothing much happened. In fact these are the sort of dental check ups we would love for all of our patients to have and we will do everything we can to keep yours like that.
As far as the health of your teeth go, prevention really is the best cure and the first and most important step in preventative dentistry is the routine dental check up with a qualified and experienced dentist. Our patients are encouraged to attend regular check ups. A routine dental check up can spot problems early, giving you the chance to prevent more serious problems.
A Full Check Up
As well as a thorough examination of your teeth a routine dental check will include the opportunity to discuss any problems you may have had since your last visit. The dentist will also discuss your tooth care routine with you and give you advice on any improvements you could make such as adding inter dental brushes to your routine or showing you how to floss your teeth more effectively. We will fully explain any treatment you may need to improve or maintain your oral health and provide you with a full treatment plan.


Knowing that your teeth are happy and healthy is one thing you can tick off your busy list and give you something to smile about

Monday, 8 May 2017