Here at All Smiles Dental, we understand that being a dentist in Bromley means helping patients with more than just teeth and gums. As well as being the first processing place for food, our mouths are the gateways to our stomachs and our lungs.
That’s why it’s good for a dentist in Bromley to be able to help their patients deal with other problems that may stem from their stomach and lungs, but have an effect on their mouths.
One of the biggest is smoking. Smoking has a terrible effect on the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth.
Did you know that smoking increases your chances of severe gum disease by 2.5–3.5 times? Gum disease doesn’t just affect your gums, it affects the bone around the gums and is measured by how much is lost. The 3 bacteria found in gum disease are all present in higher amounts if you smoke because smoking reduces the body’s ability to deal with them. You may not be aware that you have gum disease because smoking restricts the amount of blood flowing to the face and so reduces inflammation. Giving up tobacco is a good start, but nicotine is one of the main culprits in creating gum disease, so you need to come off all nicotine replacement therapies to really get the health of your gums back.
Dentists don’t like giving smokers dental implants because they know that smokers are about twice as likely to experience implant failure than non-smokers. Not being able to have implants means your jawbone will degenerate where there are no teeth.
Smokers are much more at risk of oral cancer, and even more so if they drink a lot as well as smoke heavily.
Other horrible effects
Smoking can give you brown spots inside the mouth, lumps and bumps from overheating salivary glands, a ‘hairy tongue’ caused by the overgrowth of little papillae, which tobacco tends to turn brown or black, and, of course, bad breath.
We can help
The pharmacist at our dentist in Bromley, Nina Deved, is trained in smoking cessation and can offer a variety of replacement therapies to help you over the worst of withdrawal.
If you are scared of visiting the dentist, it is easy to find all sorts of reasons why you can’t fit in a check-up. Maybe it’s the school holidays and you are too busy running around after the kids. Maybe your busy job prevents you from getting your teeth checked. Maybe you just have to spend the cost on something else, or you are worried that a check-up will lead to expensive treatments when you have other bills to pay.
Even a bit of anxiety can stop people visiting their dentist for a check-up for years at a time, when in reality it is much better for your health and your wallet to come for a check-up twice a year.
Your dentist in Bromley at All Smiles Dental can help you prevent painful dental health problems and lengthy, expensive treatments when you come for a check-up. We can spot and treat any problems with tooth decay, gum disease, and even mouth cancer, way before you become aware that there is something wrong. These issues are present for quite a while before they start to cause discomfort and once they do, because they are already quite advanced, putting them right requires more work and is more costly.
From a purse point of view, check-ups with your dentist in Bromley make sense. But did you know that the state of your teeth also affects your overall wellbeing? Gum disease increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
You can also get your teeth cleaned and polished with our dental hygienist. Doing so removes accumulated bacteria in the form of plaque and tartar, which can cause gum disease.
And if you do need medicines, such as antibiotics, we have our own All Smiles Dental pharmacist, who can also provide support and advice if you want to quit smoking.
When you come to our dentist in Bromley, high quality treatment is available for all your dental health issues. We carry out all treatment with care and consideration, while ensuring your treatment journey is comfortable.
If you are searching for a dentist is Bromley, All Smiles Dental is here to cater to all of your dental needs.
Researching a dentist in Bromley to find one whose skills you can trust and with whom you resonate and feel comfortable is as important as the research to find your next new car.
You only have one mouth and one set of adult teeth, so being vigilant in keeping your oral health in optimum condition over decades of hard wear and tear is vital. Dental treatments are not buying choices we make every week, so finding the right dentist in Bromley can feel daunting, especially when most of us would like a dentist for life.
Change is constant
Our dental needs change as we go through life. As children, our parents are keen to prevent cavities and may want us to have fluoride treatments, or teeth sealants. As teenagers and young adults, we may be more concerned with having perfect-looking teeth, and want to invest in cosmetic procedures such as whitening and straightening.
As we move through to old age, we are more likely to need treatments and appliances to restore missing teeth. And at any time, we could suffer an accident that knocks out a tooth.
We use our teeth all the time, and it’s not surprising that at some point, we will all need special treatments to improve the look or the health of our mouths.
Our teeth and mouths continue to evolve throughout our lives, as accidents, lifestyle, diet and wear and tear take their toll on our hard-working mouths. A good dentist can correct any problems, be they health-related, such as infections, or aesthetic problems, such as chipped, worn or broken teeth.
What we can offer you
At All Smiles Dental Care, your dentist in Bromley can offer services to enhance your smile, such as teeth straightening and whitening; veneers and cosmetic bonding to cover imperfections; mercury dental care to avoid the ugly glint of amalgam; as well as ways to deal with missing teeth, from bridges to dental implants, the ultimate solution for replacing lost teeth.
At All Smiles Dental Care, our principal dentist, Dr Ashish Deved, has been working as a qualified dentist for over 20 years. He is also one of the few dentists in the country who is also a qualified medical doctor.
Bad breath has got to be up there with body odour as a miserable condition that affects you in all your dealings with other people. If you suffer from bad breath, you may be spending a fortune on breath fresheners to no avail. If so, you will be pleased to know that there is a very good chance that your dentist in Bromley can help make it go away.
Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. It affects about 3 in every 10 people. At All Smiles Dental Care, your dentist in Bromley – our principal dentist Dr Ashish Deved – is a qualified medical doctor as well as a dentist. He can therefore approach your problem from a medical point of view as well as a dental one.
What to do next
Before you come to see us, it worth upping your oral care routine, especially if your halitosis is a recent unwelcome arrival. It could be that you just need to be more diligent with brushing and flossing. Try it after every meal. If that doesn’t work, then you can book an appointment with your dentist in Bromley.
When you come to see us with halitosis, it helps if you can arrive without having used breath fresheners of any sort. How your breath smells may give us clues as to what is going on.
Our first check is for rotting food stuck between your teeth, a problem that is easily solved. After that we look at the amount of plaque on your teeth and whether it is harbouring bad breath-inducing bacteria. That can be solved with a good scale and polish.
We will also look at whether your diet is high in strong foods such as onions and garlic, which exit the body via the lungs. Smoking, of course, can give you bad breath, as can going on a diet.
All these culprits are easy to deal with, but if your bad breath is the result of none of the above, then we have to start looking at whether it is a symptom of something more serious, such as gum disease, a respiratory tract infection, chronic sinusitis or diabetes.
All Smiles Dental is an established Bromley dentist that combines the latest technology and knowledge with a friendly service. We deliver high standards in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable environment. So, whether you are looking for regular care to maintain oral health, specific services such as veneers, teeth whitening to enhance your appearance or dental implants to improve your quality of life, we can help. If you have an emergency such as severe pain, a damaged or missing tooth, bleeding or a tooth abscess, you can rest assured that, as your dentist in Bromley, we will be on hand. We offer appointments on the same day to avoid complications and so that you can be comfortable as soon as possible.
Looking after you
When you join All Smiles Dental, you are choosing a Bromley dentist who puts patient comfort and care at the heart of what we do. Our centre is designed with comfort in mind and our staff are highly trained, friendly and committed to providing you with the best results. Our care does not stop when you leave our clinic. Our implant work is guaranteed for a lifetime and we offer full aftercare to ensure that you are happy with the work you have received. During your regular appointments, we check for dental decay and signs of gum problems, as well as providing routine screening for mouth cancer.
Even anxious patients can relax when they choose us as their dentist in Bromley. Our staff are trained to put you at your ease and we can offer techniques such as the Wand for painless injections. Unlike a traditional syringe, the Wand provides a slow supply of anaesthetic, which is computer controlled. It is so comfortable that some patients do not even realise that the process has started. So, even if you find coming to the dentist difficult, you can still benefit from regular check-ups as well as treatments to improve your oral health, appearance or the functionality of your mouth.
Our experienced team at your Bromley dentist looks forward to working with you to look after your health and enhance your looks.
At All Smiles Dental, we are always ready to welcome new patients to our friendly practice. Based conveniently on the High Street, this dentist in Bromley has something not many other practices can offer.
Meet our principal dentist, Dr Ashish Deved. Dr Deved is really rather special. That’s because he is one of only 20 dentists in the UK who is a medical doctor as well as dentist. If you want to feel like you are in really safe hands when you visit the dentist in Bromley, then Dr Deved is the man for you.
Comprehensive care with Dr Deved
As Dr Deved is a doctor as well as dentist, when you come to him, you know he will be able to set your oral health into the context of your bodily health. Everything is connected and there is increasing evidence that what goes on in our mouths can greatly affect the rest of the body.
It makes sense really. After all the mouth is the gateway to the digestive system and it is from the gut that nutrients and whatever passes through our mouths, is distributed.
So, thinking about health holistically, it makes sense that if our oral health is below par, it could be affecting us elsewhere too. For example, gum disease if not treated, can lead to heart disease and lung infections. Conversely, if you have diabetes, it increases your chances of gum disease.
Snoring is another issue that can be helped by having a dentist and a doctor look into it. Dentists can often help stop snoring, if it’s a simple matter of the partially closed airways vibrating while you sleep. But snoring can also be a symptom of more worrying conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. Dr Deved’s medical qualifications may make it more likely that he will spot when snoring is more serious than just keeping your spouse awake at night.
Dr Deved’s main area of interest is dental implantology, which involves minor oral surgery. It’s good to know that when you come to All Smiles Dental for dental implants, this surgery is being carried out by a dentist who is also a doctor.
The number of smokers in the UK has declined in recent years, thanks to various measures such as hugely increasing the price of tobacco products and banning smoking inside public and work buildings. However, in some parts of the country, and amongst certain demographics, the number of smokers is still high. In 2013, about 17% of deaths in the UK were attributable to smoking.
At All Smiles Dental, your dentist in Bromley will see the effects that smoking has on the various parts of your mouth: teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks and gullet. That is one reason why we offer smoking cessation with Nina Deved. If you smoke, when we look into your mouth, we can expect to find:
- Bad breath
- Brown staining of the teeth
- Sores in the mouth
- Gum disease
- Bone loss
- Shrinking or receding gums.
As a smoker, you will undoubtedly have found that you have a diminished sense of taste and smell. You are also more prone to higher levels of dental plaque and more likely to suffer from cavities and tooth decay than non-smokers.
Nina Deved, along with Dr Ashish Deved, your Bromley dentist, understand that although quitting smoking can have an immediate effect on your oral and general health, it can be a huge challenge. If you are a smoker, please visit us regularly so that we can keep an eye on your oral health and do our best to help you stop smoking too.
If you do decide to stop, Nina will discuss your goals and educate you on various smoking cessation methods to help you decide which one is right for you. Nicotine gum, patches, inhalers and sprays are only some of your options. These treatments give you controlled amounts of nicotine without the use of tobacco. There are also medications to help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Using a combination of methods can prove more effective.
Whichever method you choose, we are here to help and support you to quit. Once you have made it to ex-smoker status, your Bromley dentist can also help you improve the look of your smoker’s mouth with professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or crowns.
If you’re a new parent, you will know that it is important to instil good habits in your children, but did you know that they will be taking in your every move, to reproduce it later, from the moment they are born? This means that you can start preparing them to have good teeth for life from a very young age by bringing them to the dentist in Bromley.
At All Smiles Dental, your dentist in Bromley, we recommend that you bring your children in for a first visit soon after their teeth start to appear. Coming along to the dentist from an early age helps to normalise the experience of being in a dental practice and what takes place there. You could bring them along to your own appointment, or that of an elder sibling, so that they can see that their family being fine with someone poking about in their mouth. As babies and small children enjoy observing and copying what they see, it won’t be long before they want to have a check-up too.
What to expect
Visiting the dentist in Bromley regularly as a small child will help them to see our dentist here, Dr Ashish Deved, as a friendly face, who can encourage and praise all their hard work in learning how to brush their teeth. We also offer preventive treatments, such as fluoride and fissure sealant to strengthen your children’s teeth as protection against tooth decay.
These check-ups also give us a chance to spot any potential problems early on and treat them promptly before they become serious. Catching problems early means any treatment will be less stressful for your child and for you. After all, you don’t like seeing your child scared or in pain, and most dental pain and complications are easily avoided.
We also recommend that you book regular appointments for your child with our hygienist, Bernadette Rennick. Bernadette can teach your child about a healthy diet, tooth brushing, and looking after your smile in an age-appropriate, fun, and engaging manner.
Establishing good oral health habits – including regular visits to the dentist – at an early age will give your child the capacity for look after their oral health for life.
We all know that seeing the dentist helps keep your teeth and gums in good condition. However this affects more than just your dental health. It can be beneficial for your overall wellbeing as dental discomfort or pain can dampen your mood. Sensitive teeth in particular can take the joy out of mealtimes. At All Smiles Dental, our Bromley dentist is here to help.
The story of sensitive teeth
If you suffer from teeth sensitivity, you’ve felt a sharp sensation in your teeth after consuming foods and drinks that are cold, hot, acidic or sweet. This can occur because the protective layer of your tooth enamel or your gum tissue has worn away over time, exposing the underlying layer. This layer is connected to the nerves of your teeth. So a change in temperature or pressure literally ‘strikes a nerve’ and produces pain.
Tooth sensitivity can also be revealing of a more serious problem. Cracked or chipped teeth, cavities, pressure from tooth grinding, or dental procedures such as whitening can all be causes of sensitive teeth.
What can be done?
First off, share your concerns with our dentist in Bromley. All of our dentists are trained to identify the cause of your sensitive teeth and create a treatment plan based on your needs. Currently, several options are available, based on the severity your sensitivity.
One option is desensitising toothpaste, which your dentist in Bromley can prescribe to help block the pain of sensitive teeth. After several applications, this toothpaste will block the passage of pain from the nerve endings on the surface of your teeth to the nerves in the roots of your teeth.
If this doesn’t work for you, we also provide fluoride application. Fluoride has the double effect of strengthening your tooth enamel and blocking pain sensations.
If the cause of your sensitivity is a cavity, your dentist in Bromley can treat you with a filling. If it progresses from a cavity to a more serious tooth root problem, a root canal may be necessary.
Can I prevent sensitivity?
Brushing twice a day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as daily flossing, are the most important steps in maintaining effective oral hygiene and reducing your chances of tooth sensitivity.
Regular visits to our Bromley dentist at All Smiles Dental, is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. What’s more when dental disease strikes, we have the expertise and technology to provide you with effective and reliable treatment. But teeth aren’t all we take care of. A dentist can help you deal with a whole of host of other associated conditions, such as bad breath, achy jaw and even snoring.
Get a silent night
Snoring. It’s no fun for you, your sleeping partner, and may be even for everyone else in the house, depending on how loudly you snore. Our dentist in Bromley may be able to help you with this.
The main cause of snoring is the partial closure of the airway during sleep. Being overweight, drinking alcohol and even the shape of some people’s airways can all result in snoring. There are many conditions that are more common in snorers,including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. However it’s issues with sleeping that can be most detrimental.
Sleep apnoea is the medical term for pauses in your breathing while you sleep. Over time it can lead to fatigue during the day, it can slow down your reaction times and it increases the risk of heart attack.
Luckily, today an increasing number of dentists can treat moderate cases of sleep apnoea. At All Smiles Dental, our dentist in Bromley, Dr Ashid Deved has been trained in the use of simple anti-snoring devices, which offer a safe and simple solution for those who have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea.
Dr Deved’s training, expertise and accreditation is medical as well as dental, so he can also explore other reasons for your snoring.
If you snore, you should be checked for sleep apnoea. If you have mild to moderate sleep apnoea or suffer from simple snoring, you can wear a device called a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) when you sleep, which should stop the snoring.
Your All Smiles dentist in Bromley has been specially trained to prescribe a MAS called Sleep well, which has the most clinical data to support it. So if you snore come in and talk to one of our highly trained dental team.