Nocturnal Tooth Grinding

teeth grinding advice Staffordshire dentist

Medically known as bruxism, many people grind and/or clench their teeth without problem. However, a large number suffer severe symptoms, ranging from headaches to painful jaw and neck ache.  It can also lead to fracturing of filled teeth and premature wear of virgin teeth.  I can honestly say that Bruxism is the single biggest worry I have for my patients as it is so rarely recognised and it can be very difficult to manage.

Digital Dentistry With The iTero Intraoral Scanner

Stuart speaking about Digital Dentistry With The iTero Intraoral Scanner

Stuart Goddard explains how Spires Dental are using the iTero Intraoral Scanner to keep track of your teeth to keep track of any changes that happen to your teeth between check-ups and appointments.

Digital Dentistry And Looking After Our Patients

itero scanner digital dentsit in lichfield

‘I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE AND THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL’ What is the point of dentistry?  It is clearly flawed as, given time, it will almost always fail, so what is the point? * Well, in my opinion the aim of dentistry is to identify our patients risk factors and reduce them to the point […]

What You Eat Plays an Important Role in Your Oral Health

dental health food in lichfield staffordshire

Why is a healthy diet so important for good oral health? Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. This may […]

The Importance of Dental Check Ups

dental check up in lichfield staffordshire

The Importance of Dental Check Ups More and more people only visit the dentist when they have a problem. By having infrequent check-ups, it has meant that 31% of adults have tooth decay, 66% having visible plaque and 29% are suffering from toothache. Many of us ignore the health of our mouth and ignore problems […]

Five Tips For Better Gum Health

gum health dentist in lichfield staffordshire

Gum disease smells, tastes funny and eats away the bone around your teeth and most of the population has it.  According to the world health organization ‘Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults’. Ultimately none of us want it and it is so […]

Are You Mouth Aware?

mouth aware in lichfield dentist

The number of mouth cancer patients has grown in the past ten years with more than 6,700 people diagnosed in 2015. Mouth cancer can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat. At Spires Dental we think it is important people know what to look out for.   Remember To Never Ignore: Ulcers that do not […]

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants is basically a dental procedure that fixes a small titanium implant in the jaw bone to create a platform that allows the attachment of a denture or crown. Once fitted, the jawbone will bond with the implant and after anywhere from three to six months, the final parts of the treatment can be […]

Getting Rid of Gum Disease

gum disease in lichfield dentist

Gum disease, or periodontists, effects about 96% of the UK population.  This is mainly due to the fact that the person who teaches us how to clean our teeth (not gums, teeth!) is our mum or dad.  Now no offence to our parents but they were taught by their parents and so on, a chain […]