May 22nd, 2013
One of the most essential ingredients in the jigsaw of your oral health is brushing your teeth and although you make think that you know how to brush, it is surprising how many people still become complacent and then fail to do it right in Leeds. From time to time, especially as you get older (as you teeth can move about), there is no harm in readdressing your technique and learning all over again. Your dentist or hygienist are only too willing to give you tips on how to do it, so don’t feel conscious about having a word. There are some remarkable electric toothbrushes that can do the work for you and take the hard work out of it, though you may still like to keep abreast of how to guide it around your mouth. One other element is to get toothpaste that suits you as well, for brushing without it would be rather fruitless. All of this is essential to maintain a healthy future for you and ensure that you protect your teeth and gums at all times.
May 21st, 2013
Dentistry has come and awful long way over the past 60 years in the city of Leeds: there are so many fields that specialize in all problems that could arise in you mouth; and even then, these fields split again. One area of dentistry that is littered with lots of different specialties is orthodontics. This is an area which was considered to be founded in the USA by Edward Angle who identified the varying positions in the teeth in the mouth and also the need to keep them straight and true in order to protect the mouths occlusion in the mouth- it’s the manner in which the bite comes together and keeping this true is essential for saving the jaw joints and prevent damage being done throughout the head, neck and upper back. Angle orthodontics is a way of identifying specific problems in the teeth and then coming up with a bespoke orthodontic brace or aligner to fix the problem. In severe cases, this could take several years to complete, but the outcome will protect and define you and your oral health in the future.
May 20th, 2013
It is essential for your oral health both now, and in the future that you stay on top of your oral hygiene in Leeds. But you can take heart that there are a myriad of methods, products and of course your dentist to help you cope. The shops are crammed full of dental products and there is so many to choose from, but persevere and you’ll get what you want in the end. This starts with getting the right brush- again, lots of choice, but in general you have two options between getting a hand brush and going electric. Electric brushes are sensational, do all the work for you and clean your teeth better than doing it by hand. There are plenty of toothpastes, but here you could get advice from your hygienist about your oral health, and tailor a choice to that. Then you have the flosses and mouthwashes for back-up. But oral hygiene isn’t just about the products it involves you looking after yourself with a healthy diet and capping your bad habits such as smoking and drinking- everything in moderation and you should be okay. Finally if things do go wrong somewhere, you always have your dentist to run to for help, although be sure to keep up with regular visits anyway.
May 19th, 2013
One of main reasons that many people in central Leeds dislike the thought of wearing braces is that can look unsightly in the mouth, and this makes people very self-conscious. But it is fortunate that modern dentists has got on top of this problem and can offer such gems of treatments as lingual orthodontics and perfect for those who’d rather not have braces showing in their mouths. They are attached to the inside of the teeth is a similar way than conventional braces and can do just as much extreme work- of course without being seen. They take around the same time that traditional braces but if they have one major floor, they are very difficult to clean and you have to be on your guard when it comes to cleaning your teeth. They are a little more expensive but a lot of people would prefer to pay extra for the discretion that these braces afford the wearer.
May 18th, 2013
For whatever reason, going to see a dentist is not the top of people’s love list and many will not enjoy the experience at all in Leeds. But go you must in order to ensure that you keep the oral health of your teeth and gums on the go. Some people think that the do enough at home with all the great products they buy and use, and that may well be they case, but your teeth are being attacked every day from the acids in the food and drink you consume, and all you have to do is take your eye off your teeth for a day, and plaque will begin to work on your teeth. This can lead to tooth decay and then gum and periodontal disease and to recover from these will take a monumental effort, a lot of treatment and loads of money as well. You cannot spot the signs of plaque and tooth decay, but your dentist most certainly will, and then do something about it. A simple x-ray will check for these evils and if you are having problems, your dentist can get to work on you immediately. It is also good to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned and polished as this will help with your cleaning at home, just by having a couple of visits a year, you can save your teeth from catastrophe and anyway, it is also a good time to ask about anything that may be bothering you, so make good use of your dental visit.
May 17th, 2013
It is one thing when a dental emergency crops up, it is another though as what to do about it. The good thing about the city of Leeds is that there are 24 hour dental surgeries that can help you out with the most simple of problems. Losing a veneer, a crown or a filling, even suffering from a toothache isn’t a desperate situation and can be thwarted by painkillers until you can be seen, but it can be annoying too, especially if you have a pressing engagement pending, so just knowing that these people are there all the time is of great comfort and your insurance may well cover the costs involved. Other things however are more important to get fixed immediately and time can be of the essence; losing a tooth for example. If you can get seen quickly, it may be possible to save it if you can get help in about 12 hours. One condition however should never be taken lightly and that’s the eruption of an abscess. As soon as this happens, it will not only cause tremendous swelling in your face and be very painful, it will also put poisons into your bloodstream and now this can become life-threatening very quickly. You need antibiotics fast and if you can’t see a dentist, get to the hospital- don’t take any chances.
May 16th, 2013
Since the day they were first invented, dental implants have been a very good way to get over the problem of tooth loss. But they were never easy to do in the early days because the very few people performing the procedure- they had the theory, but were blighted with the tools they could use, which meant that it could be a very lengthy recovery period before the new crowns could be attached to them. However, it did pave the way for something better to come along and refine it, and this happened when computers and lasers arrived into the dental surgeries around the city of Leeds. The theory hasn’t changed, putting a titanium rod into the jawbone, but the precision and ease with which it is done now has made this as common as having a root canal done. You can have one fitted in hours and because there is limited damage done to the jaw and the surrounding gum tissue, plus wonderful healing agents, it means you can have a crown attached within a couple of days of the implant being fitted. All of these improvements to the treatment have meant that it has become cheap to have done and that now, it is within the reach of everyone.
May 15th, 2013
Very many things can crop up with your teeth and at some point in your adult life in central Leeds you may suffer from tooth-loss. Now although this can be a big shock for some people, it is important to get clarity on the situation and think about replacing a missing tooth or two. One area you may well like to consider is the idea of partial dentures. This is probably the cheapest option available to you, but that by no-means impugns how good they are. Modern denture look very natural and they are easy to manage as well. For something a little more permanent, you can opt for a dental bridge- reliable and strong, and they will give a lot of support to the teeth that remain in your mouth. But the most permanent option on the market is to have a dental implant screwed into your jaw and then have a crown attached to it. It all comes down to price and personal preference but you would be wise to explore your options with your dentist before you settle on a choice.
May 14th, 2013
It is funny how myths can escalate and it is even more prevalent in the world of dentistry, and once a myth has been created, it can be very difficult to dispel. One such treatment that always had the problem as being a bit of a monster is root canal treatment. People in the city of Leeds still believe that this is a truly horrible and frightening thing to have done, and to be fair, historically it could be. The process involves breaking into the tooth to remove the pulp and roots that have been infected by severe tooth decay. This could be very difficult using a traditional drill and sometimes, to ensure that the entire root is removed, it meant cutting through the gum tissue and attacking the tooth from the side. Then once the tooth had been filled, the gums would require stitching- and this was very painful afterwards. Of course, today, this procedure is simple to perform thanks to the use of lasers. But unfortunately, the legacy of the myth remains and it probably will take a long time before people start trusting this treatment.
May 13th, 2013
If you have just moved to Leeds or in fact, have started a family, it will be necessary to find a dentist and if you are single, your needs will be different than if you have children. You can always get ideas from asking work colleagues or friend and see who they go to, but it is probably best to go along to a surgery and see for yourself. You can gauge whether or not you like the dentist by sitting down and have a chat- an interview if you like. Then have a look around and find out what treatments are on offer. This is important because if the dentist offers modern treatments, they can be beneficial to you, especially if you have anxiety about dental procedures- and modern dentistry is quite pain-free. If however you have children, your needs become different. Finding one nearby to where you live can be important because as your kids grow, they will go through a lot of changes and will be in and out of the surgery all of the time, so you will want to reduce the costs of travelling. It is also important that your dentist can build up good records of your children’s oral health. You will have to take into account paying for the work being done, so setting up a payment plan or insurance with your dentist could be vital. Also children like consistency, so having a regular dentist with a good manner is imperative. But never stick around if you are unhappy with what is being done- there are plenty of others that could be better for you.