December 6th, 2013
If you really want to look after your teeth and your gums in Leeds, you have to work at it like anything in life, and caring for your oral hygiene can help you live a healthy and long life. As you grow up, brushing your teeth is taught early on and you rely on your parents to teach you to do the basics with you, supplying you with the right brush and paste. The older you get though, the more you should work harder with your hygiene and embrace other products in your daily routine, products such as dental floss. Normal brushing is okay, but it is always good to back it up with flossing and if you learn to do it right, it can help to keep your teeth clear of foodstuffs that can harbour bacteria, promote plaque, gum disease and tooth decay. Finding the right floss at first can be a little trial and error, but you have to continue to experiment in order to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. Flosses come in all shapes and sizes but find a good one that suits your mouth and then learn to use it. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist for advice either and then practise using them. The more you get the hang of dental floss, the more you will be looking after your oral health.
December 5th, 2013
Children’s teeth will always be complex to look after as they will go through many changes as they grow, which means as a parent, you will need to be ready for every eventuality as these things happen. You don’t have to do it alone though and by enlisting a good dentist in central Leeds, it will ease many of your worries as your children grow up. From the moment a child teethes, their teeth will be under the threat of decay, so it is down to you to keep them clean and free of bacteria; diet is vital here too in order to keep the teeth strong. The next major ‘crisis’ will be when the adult teeth come through and again, your child will be vulnerable to infection and decay, so you will need to be prepared. You can have your kids fitted with dental sealants once these teeth are through and this will eliminate the problem of tooth decay in the foreseeable future. The last possible problem that may crop-up as children go through their teens is orthodontic treatments and the fitting of braces/aligners. All of this costs money as well, so you will be advised to set up insurance or payment plans in order to spread the costs for all of these things that your kids will go through.
December 4th, 2013
If you have gone through the unpleasant nature of tooth loss in the city of Leeds of late, there are quite a few reasons to tackle it and replace any holes in your smile. The most obvious is cosmetic and by sealing up gaps will maintain your smile and reduce premature ageing in the skin as it sags into the gaps; another reason for getting ‘new’ teeth is to maintain the health of your ‘bite’. The dental implant is probably one of the most solid methods you can choose to battle back against tooth loss and today, this has become a very slick and quick procedure. After some digital images are taken, then a laser can make a tiny incision through the gums and into the jaw, and then the titanium implant can be set precisely into place. This only takes around an hour to do and considering laser surgery does miniscule damage, healing will be fast afterwards. The type of implant used will depend on just what method you and your dentist have opted for to replace your missing tooth or teeth. But the treatment is very versatile and can be used with crowns, bridges and even with dentures for a solid, life-long and care-free fitting.
December 3rd, 2013
Gum disease is one of those conditions that you really want to avoid breaking out in your mouth in Leeds. Aside from the important fact that it can lead to destructive conditions in your heart and other organs in your body, it will ravish your gums and teeth, leading to loss in the long run. If this is not enough, it can also lead to bad breath. Fighting this condition gets harder and more expensive the longer it is left, so it is vital that you look out for the early signs of bleeding and weeping gums; if something tastes bad in your mouth, it could give off pungent smells as well. You have to look at every aspect of gum disease: your dentist is the first port of call in order to tackle any damage done, but then, you will have to change your ways. A poor diet, smoking, drinking and heavy medication all add to the problem of this disease and bad breath, as does poor oral hygiene, so all of these must be addressed. Changing the products you use will increase the chances of your gums recovering, and that may well include the use of herbal remedies- these with help to soothe your mouth and make it fresher. Your mouth needs to be constantly hydrated too, so drinking plenty of caffeine free liquids and chewing on gum and sugar-free sweets will help to keep saliva levels high in the mouth- the natural agent in the body to fight against bad breath and disease.
December 2nd, 2013
It is very easy to get frightened when an emergency crops up in the body, and especially in the mouth. It is easy to panic in situations such as this and often to go over the top with your decision making. However, it is all the more reason to be aware of a dental crisis and to know what to do should one crop up: talk to your dentist and go on line; find out places to go around central Leeds- there are 24 hour surgeries and also, you can go to a hospital when things go wrong, so do your homework. Of course, such homework will also help you to identify the nature of the emergency. If you have a filling fallout, a veneer or a crown come loose, or even get a chipped tooth, yes of course this can be an ‘emergency’ and can be discomforting, but it can be held at bay with some painkillers or herbal products until you can be seen by your regular dentist. Problems like a tooth abscess or an injury though will clearly need immediate attention so you shouldn’t take any chances because time is of the essence here. Whatever the situation though, if any problem is troubling you, never feel that you can’t make that call- after all, your future and your oral health could be on the line here.
December 1st, 2013
It is quite easy to fall foul of smoking in a hectic place like the city of Leeds and a fag or two can often calm you down through the stress caused by a busy day. Of course, we all know that smoking is not a good habit to have and aside from the damage it does to the body, it also messes up your oral health as well. When you have a puff or two, it has the tendency to dry up your saliva in the mouth: saliva is the natural element that helps to fight off bacteria and disease and without it, your mouth becomes vulnerable to attack, and if dry, one of the worst problems that can crop-up is gum disease. Both smoking and gum disease love each other and if you have gum disease, smoking will help in ruining your oral health. What comes from this is not just the threat to your teeth; gum disease can cripple the vital organs in your body and over time, you will be putting the health of your body on the line. Giving up smoking is hard- but try and fight it, or at least attempt to cut down if you are having problems with your teeth and gums. Talk to your dentists about any issues that you have on this topic because they will be able to proffer very good advice on tackling these problems: smoking seriously impedes any healing process when overcoming gum disease.
November 30th, 2013
Whenever you have suffered from the problem of tooth loss or severe tooth decay in central Leeds, it is vital that you repair the damage done; this is not just to maintain the quality of your smile, more importantly, it is key to continuing the future health of your mouth; in these situations, dental crowns are going to help you overcome such problems. With tooth loss, crowns can be fitted to implants or used in conjunction with dental bridges; with tooth decay, they can help to restore the tooth back to its normal size again. In either case, getting your mouth restored will help to maintain the ‘bite’ of your mouth and protect the jaw-joints. The crown that is fitted will depend on the work required of it; strong crowns are generally manufactured from gold or porcelain-over-metal, as these can withstand a lot of stress, especially at the back of the mouth. However, if the damage has occurred at the front of the mouth, a full porcelain crown will suffice, and porcelain will look more natural to the aura you give off when you smile, although gold is sometimes used here too, as it portrays a certain bit of glitz and for some people, makes a statement.
November 29th, 2013
There are many strains of dentistry in Leeds that are all designed to care for the health of your mouth, your head and your neck- the maxillofacial areas, and it is especially comforting to know that there is a good team of people that are there for you when things go drastically wrong. Oral pathology is the study of the cause and effects of disease and injury, and if damage has occurred, then pathology will first analyse the problem, give a thorough diagnosis of it and then map out a plan to overcome it. Surgery/treatment will be required after serious injury or even if you have suffered from tooth loss, but also if you are recovering from cancer related problems. The beauty of pathology is that it gives surgeons all the information they need to repair you in times of a crisis. It covers not only the damage to your mouth and jaws, but it works for injury to the face, the upper head and the neck. After any trauma, it is imperative to recover from it and this is why oral pathology is priceless for restoring your confidence before, during and after the event.
November 28th, 2013
When it comes to mapping out plans for your future dental care in the city of Leeds, there are many issues to take into consideration. It all starts at home: you will need to buy yourself quality products; toothbrushes, pastes, flosses and mouthwashes and as long as you use them correctly, you will be well on the way to healthy teeth and gums. Watching your lifestyle is of added importance here too- diet, bad habits such as smoking and drinking- all play a parting your oral hygiene. Getting a dentist you can rely on and are happy with is also handy in order to treat you if things go wrong with some of the best technology at their disposal; and educate yourself about treatments and the nature of dental emergencies so you know what to do if you get into trouble. Another issue, and again, vitally important, is financing your treatments; if things get complicated, these things can be expensive to rectify. You can take out an insurance policy but be sure that you check out all of the small print in order that you are covered not only for every eventuality that could arise, but also for anything cosmetic that takes your fancy in the future. Some dentists may even set you up with individual payment plans to cover one-off treatments, so you’ll need to look into this properly.
November 27th, 2013
The world of aesthetic dentistry in a beautiful one to walk in; it covers all aspects of keeping the mouth looking beautiful in order to continue your radiance and confidence going throughout your life in Leeds. There are lots of arms to this form of dentistry and to be frank, if you have a problem, it can be fixed. It all starts with making sure that your teeth are healthy and look good from the off, braces, aligners, crowns, white fillings- even tooth loss can be reversed with dentures bridges and implants- these will ensure you get off to a good start and your teeth look in good nick. If things go wrong in the future and your teeth become jaded, then you can opt for whitening, veneers or bonding in order to replenish the zest in your smile. But even now, dentist can offer you work on your face as well will dermal fillers and BOTOX that will work out the lines around your lips and face in order to maintain a youthful aura. Aesthetics is all about making you look great and feel great and this is a real boost to your ego whenever you appear in public- knowing that you don’t have to worry about your looks, simply because they are fabulous!