Private & NHS Dentists – Dental Practice Post House, Surrey

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Post House Dental is a highly modern dental clinic with over 35 years of experience in a conventional system. We use advanced technology, including surgical microscopes and soft and hard tissue lasers. We are one of the best dentist in Surrey.

The practice also promotes biomimetic techniques that are forward-thinking or preventive dentistry. We are also firm supporters of evidence-based dentistry, which means that all our practices and procedures are thoroughly tested and tried.

This blog discusses the various advanced dental treatments in Post House Dental.

What is a Facial Enhancement Treatment?

The gradual loss of skin elasticity is caused by decreased supportive components such as collagen fibres and elastin fibers. These components degrade much faster than they can be rebuilt. The result is fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, chin, and lips. Also, the skin below the eyes, temples, cheeks, and lips is affected by the loss of underlying fat. This can lead to a hollow appearance below the eyes and feel that the cheeks appear dull.

We at Post House Dental provide facial enhancement treatment to improve the natural appearance of your face.

What are the various treatments for facial enhancements?

There are a few ways to improve your appearance using facial enhancements.

Dermal fillers

These are used to give the skin fullness and fill in the creases. Some products that can be used as dermal fillers for a non-surgical facelift are Autologous fat, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite. The addition of anti-wrinkle treatment enhances the non-surgical facial enhancement.

Skin resurfacing

This involves using laser, intense pulsed lighting, dermabrasion, or chemicals to inflict injury to various layers of the skin. The result is newer, healthier skin that heals faster and looks more radiant.

Laser treatment

Intense laser technique is used to cause heat in the dermis (the lower layer of the epidermis), causing damage but leaving the outer epidermis unaffected. This causes collagen production in the dermal layer to rejuvenate the skin.

The non-surgical facial enhancement results are temporary and can last from 6 months to a year. To maintain the results, you will need to repeat the procedure. This is an alternative to a surgical facelift procedure until you remove the excess skin. The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate your case and recommend the best procedure for you.
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What is meant by Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism refers to when someone grinds their teeth or clenches them while they are not chewing. It is most common at night but can also occur during the day.

Clenching refers to when someone holds their teeth together while clenching the muscles but not moving the teeth back or forth. The Bruxism Association in the United Kingdom estimates that between 8 and 10% of people experience it.

Many options are available to reduce stress, including counseling, exercise, seeing a physical therapist, and prescriptions for muscle relaxants.

Preventive measures for Teeth Grinding.

Here are some tips to prevent teeth grinding:

  • Reduce or avoid caffeine-rich foods and beverages, like colas, chocolate, coffee, and other alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid alcohol. After alcohol consumption, grinding tends to increase in intensity.
  • Avoid using amphetamines in the treatment of ADHD and other sleep disorders.
  • Avoid chewing gum. It can cause your jaw muscles to become more used to clenching, and it can lead to more frequent grinding.
  • It would help if you did not clench your teeth or grind them. If you find that you grind or clench your teeth during the day, place the tip of the tongue between your teeth. 
  • Warmly rub your cheeks with a washcloth in front of your ears to relax your jaw muscles.

What is the Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

Many strategies and treatments can help with bruxism. These include:

A mouthguard or mouth splint

To protect your teeth, a dentist might recommend that you wear a mouthguard or splint while you sleep. These devices can be used to help reduce the sound of teeth grinding and pressure in the jaw.

Flexible rubber and plastic are the most common materials used to make mouthguards for bruxism. Some splints can be worn over the top of the teeth, while others are for the bottom. The splint’s design can either keep the jaw relaxed or act as a barrier to prevent the teeth from being damaged.


Sometimes, doctors may recommend short-term medication to relax the jaw muscles and stop teeth grinding. This allows the jaw muscles to relax, which can reduce symptoms.

A person might want to talk to a doctor about a possible side effect of a medication that could cause bruxism. You should not stop taking medication or alter the dosage without first consulting your dentist.


Botox injections can be used to paralyze muscles involved in sleep bruxism. This will stop the grinding of teeth. Botox is expensive and requires regular injections to maintain its effects.

What is Sinus Lift Surgery?

Most people are familiar with braces, root canals, and cavities. 

A sinus lift is a surgical procedure to alter the bone in the upper jaw. This bone is placed in the area supporting the rear teeth (also known as molars or premolars). This procedure is sometimes called sinus augmentation in some offices.

This complex surgical procedure must be performed only by a specialist like:

  • Periodontists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Maxillofacial surgeons

Why is a Sinus Lift necessary?

A dental sinus lift is necessary for a few reasons. Examples include:

  • The jaw is near the sinuses.
  • Placement of dental implants is necessary, and there must be enough space.
  • A sinus lift is an option if a dentist feels it is necessary. These jaw anomalies are why people get them.

Before the actual operation, patients will meet with their oral surgeon. Before making a decision, it is important to consider all options.

The surgeon will make incisions along the gum line where the rear teeth used to be. After the incision has been made, the tissue will be lifted from the surface. This will expose the bone’s surface.

The surgeon will use a tool that creates a small round window in the bone. The surgeon will be able to see the sinus from the window. It is located on the opposite side of the jaw. The membrane of your jaw is then gently lifted up to the side of the jaw bone.

After the sinus has been removed, some granules containing graft material can be placed in the area where they used to be. Although the amount of graft used varies, it is essential because it encourages bone growth to replace the sinus. This is the “augmentation” portion of the procedure.

Once the graft material is placed, the tissue will be closed using a few stitches. After the bone heals, it is allowed to rest. The implants will be placed a few months later. The surgeon will need to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that healing and growth are on track.