Central apnea in the city of Leeds, is starting to be recognised by dentists, as well as doctors now, as a life threatening problem. When we are awake, our breathing, blood flow and breathing are regulated by our lungs and heart, but if there is a problem, maybe sparked off by a nervous response, we can address the problem because we are conscious. Real problems can occur however, when we sleep, and the transition when we wake. Central apnea stems from the nervous system and any problems here can interrupt breathing and heart rate. We are at the mercy of these elements when we sleep because we are not conscious to cope with any problems should they arise. Any breakdown between the heart, lungs and brain can send panic through the nervous system and cause all four to falter. This is also a major problem for anyone with heart disease or neurological problems as the whole system is vulnerable. A way of ensuring that one of these elements is up and running is to ensure all the airwaves are free, and this can be remedied by getting a device from a dentist that allows you to breathe and reduce snoring. This will at least allow the rest of your breathing cycles and heart rate remain constant while you sleep.
Archive for April, 2011
Taking care of your teeth so that you have a healthily functioning mouth is a multi-faceted operation that takes in a number of different considerations. Unfortunately too many people stop at just the act of brushing their teeth and in doing so are putting themselves at the risk of inconvenient and bothersome conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. Don’t compromise the health of your mouth; see off the problems before they can take hold in the first place.
As well as brushing, it is absolutely vital that you also floss in between your teeth. The plaque that you are removing by brushing with a tooth brush can also hide between teeth and the only way to remove it from there is to pull dental floss through. Be careful of your gums as they can be rather sensitive to the process.
Be sure to pursue a healthy lifestyle as well as your general health is connected to that of your mouth. If you are generally healthy and fit from exercise then you will be less susceptible to invidious dental ailments. Make sure that sugar filled snacks are minimised and consider brushing your teeth or at least chewing gum after you have eaten them.
Your Central Leeds dentist is expert in all the important aspects of the health of your mouth following years of training and experience so it is vital that you permit him or her to examine your mouth in the surgery every six months. If any problems are in their infancy then your dentist can diagnose them and administer the appropriate course of treatment, leaving you free to eat, drink and talk in the comfort you are accustomed to.
Throughout the country, the highest number of cancer related deaths stem from oral cancer, and it’s the same with the city of Leeds. The problem being is that it is particularly difficult to spot in its early stages, hence it has time to develop without causing any pain or discomfort and is then usually spotted when it has moved into a different area. At this stage, the disease has got its claws in and becomes a lot more difficult to treat. It’s not always easy to pinpoint the causes of cancer as we are all very different from each other. But smoking, heavy drinking, exposure to sunlight stress and poor diet are thought to be the main players here. However, because of this awareness itself, it has been possible to pinpoint certain symptoms that have been linked to oral cancer and are considered to be an indication that it may be present. Some of the more common signs are trouble with swallowing, constant aching in the neck, the jaw and the ears, persistent mouth sores or ulcers and bad breath. If you have any these concerns, you should discuss them with your dentist straight away, who will then run a series of tests to see if there is a problem, and if so, then prepare you for a course of treatments, such as chemo or radiotherapy, or physical surgery, depending on the extent of the problem. Most of the people who overcome the disease, are those who are the most informed about what they are about to embark on, and so get in the best shape they can before the fight. One ray of light to add is that although oral cancer is on the increase, so are the success rates of beating it.
There are probably a few things that you’d like to change about your appearance. Some of these changes are possible and some of them are probably impossible. Making yourself taller or shorter is probably not something that is likely to be able to be achieved. If you would like to change the look of your smile, however, there are many options available to you and you ought to ask your Central Leeds dentist all about them.
One popular option which is convenient and relatively low cost but produces great results is dental veneers. Dental veneers basically amount to thin strips of porcelain which are secured over the front of a tooth which you are not happy with the way it looks. Common complaints include cracked teeth or chipped teeth or even those that have become particularly stained over time. Dental veneers can even deal with crooked teeth by being placed at such an angle that they appear to be perfectly aligned.
Because dental veneers are made from porcelain it means that they can be very thin and lose none of their durability. Teeth with porcelain dental veneers on them can be treated like any other teeth with the added bonus that there is no danger of them becoming stained.
Advances technology mean that dentists can fit porcelain dental veneers with incredible speed and accuracy these days. Using digital and internet technology can see that you are furnished with a brand new porcelain dental veneer in just one short session at your dental surgery. No more long waits and return visits for you. The prices have not gone up either so your new smile is more affordable than ever.
With a busy lifestyle it might seem like it is difficult to fit in the time for lots of things, let alone going to the dentist. This can be very frustrating, especially if there is something about your smile which you would like to change. A common niggle that people have is that they feel their teeth are just not as sparkly white as they would like them to be. It happens to most of us through the process of getting older but also as a result of habits such as drinking tea, coffee or red wine over a period of time.
The good news is that you can now purchase the means to whiten your teeth from off the high street. Most super markets will have a section devoted to teeth whitening kits, as will pharmacies and of course you can buy them off the internet too. These kits can be administered in your own time without having to take time off from work. The results are often astonishing and you will find that you are becoming very proud of your smile indeed!
The kits usually consist of trays which need to be filled with formulated whitening gel and then worn on your teeth. Don’t worry; you only wear them at night when you sleep, not during the day! After the proscribed amount of time your teeth will have the stains removed and be bleached into a sparkly white colour that will amaze you.
Leeds dentists can also carry out teeth whitening work in the surgery or you can opt for your dentist to construct trays that are tailor made to fit your mouth perfectly so that the gel gets the best possible coverage of your teeth.
In the main there are two different types of dentistry: preventive and curative. The first of these two types is far more preferable because it means that problems are stopped before they have even started. If you think about the choice, it is not really a hard one: prevent an oral condition occurring or undergo treatment once it has happened. I’m sure most people would prefer not to have to undergo treatment.
This is as true for gum disease as it is with other ailments which might affect the mouth. The sad thing about gum disease is that it is very common in the United Kingdom but it is really rather easy to avoid. Gum disease can occur when plaque is left on the gum line of teeth and causes the gums to become inflamed. If you adequately remove the plaque from your teeth then diseased gums shouldn’t be a problem. It is a matter of brushing all of your mouth with care and attention and flossing as well so that plaque cannot stick around between your teeth.
The good news is that gum disease is pretty easy to deal with, especially in its early stage of gingivitis. Brush better and floss, as already suggested, but certain formulated mouth washes can be used too and sometimes a simple course of antibiotics are all that is needed.
Going to see your City of Leeds dentist is crucial in the process of preventive dentistry. They can examine your mouth and observe how well your teeth and gums are doing. They might just notice a subtle change in the way your teeth and gums look and then can advise you how to change your habits to stop gum disease before it gets more serious.
Everybody wants to know the secrets to looking good because, for better or worse, image is important in the modern world. Hair, clothes and skin play a major part but one thing that people often overlook is how their teeth look. This can have implications for the health of the teeth as well. When you meet a new person or address a meeting of your colleagues, eyes will be drawn to your mouth as you smile and talk so it very important that your teeth look the part, like the rest of you.
By taking simple steps you can make your teeth look fabulous and stay healthy. Brushing properly is, of course, essential. You should use a pea sized amount of fluoride tooth paste on the head of a brush that is comfortable to hold and has a set of good, firm bristles. By brushing for about three minutes at a time, twice a day, you will be going a long way to removing the plaque which can cause teeth to decay. When plaque hardens it becomes tartar which gives your teeth a yellow tint; not an attractive quality most would surely agree.
If you find that staining is ensuing then you can always ask your City of Leeds dentist about the various options available in terms of teeth whitening. This can be administered in the surgery by the dentist or at home via a kit that is not hard to find in supermarkets or pharmacy stores.
Don’t delay in making your teeth look as good as they possibly can. You won’t regret taking the time to do so when you find that you have a smile that you are proud of.
Far too many people in the United Kingdom suffer from gum disease and usually suffer in silence. The reasons for this are perhaps that people are more concerned about the state of their teeth or that some do not visit the dentist regularly enough where the experts can diagnose gum disease. But gum disease is worth taking seriously, if not for the fact that it can be rather painful and inconvenient even in its early stages, but also because it leads to more cases of tooth loss than actual dental decay does.
Many patients want to know exactly what they can do to put a stop to gum disease (professionally known as gingivitis in its early stages) or at least relieve the symptoms. Usually dentists will tell their patients that gum disease is easily dealt with by changing the way that they take care of their teeth. Sometimes patients are advised to use an electric tooth brush because it removes more plaque, sometimes patients are told that they need to floss with greater dedication. Certain mouth washes are available too which have been clinically formulated to deal with gingivitis.
In terms of relieving the symptoms, there are herbal remedies which can help patients. Herbal remedies are a controversial issue for some, with a number of people believing that they simply don’t work. But many independent studies have shown that substances like Echinacea, garlic and cloves can actually reduce the swelling and redness that comes with gum disease. It is always best to seek advice from your Leeds dentist before your pursue any home treatment as some of these can actually be rather abrasive on the teeth, but it is always worth keeping an open mind.
All the different parts of your body are linked together in innumerable ways, through the blood stream, nervous system and beyond. No part of your body is an island, isolated from the rest of it and a problem in one part of your body can affect others. You should get any health problems treated so it cannot affect the rest of you. This is true of your mouth as much as anywhere else as oral hygiene problems can become concerns for other parts of you beyond just your mouth.
If you have an infection or abscess form in your mouth it can begin to affect other parts of your body, by flowing through the blood stream. It is vital then that you get it dealt with. If a blood clot forms as a result of an abscess in your mouth, it can have major implications for the rest of you.
Apnea is a concern for dentists, particularly sleep apnea, because it is caused by the muscles at the rear of the mouth relaxing during sleep and restricting the flow of oxygen to the lungs. This condition, as well as disrupting sleep in the most inconvenient of fashions, can have a serious impact on the lives of patients. It has been linked to heart failure to and strokes brought on by the hypertension caused by the lack of proper sleep.
All of which serves as a further remind to visit your City of Leeds dentist every six months to have your mouth checked out by a trained professional. With their expert diagnosis and treatment they can ensure that any problems are stamped out before they can affect your general health.