Thumb sucking is a natural thing when a child is born, in fact, it’s a common thing attributed to apes as well- that’s not to akin people from Leeds to apes! Even from within the womb, a baby tends to suck on anything it can, which is considered to be a desire to suckle on the breast when born- it’s even comforting to a child. But when it comes to the way the teeth grow, it can be exceedingly detrimental if the process is not nipped in the bud. Thumb sucking before the teeth start to appear is perfectly acceptable as it helps to break the teeth through the gums during these early days. But after that, it needs to be stopped. For a start, teeth at this stage of a person’s life are ambiguous in themselves as they are very suceptible to infection and tooth decay from the foods that are put into a mouth full of erupting teeth through gums. But the pressure put on the teeth and gums at this very delicate from the sucking process can cause the teeth to grow out of synch and produce unnecessary inflammation in the gums. This can also lead to early tooth decay, so to wean a child off this habit at this early stage, can only be healthy for their teeth in the long term future.
Archive for August, 2011
When a tooth is extracted in central Leeds, or in fact anywhere throughout the country, the mouth is going to go through a certain amount of trauma before it settles down and recovers. Now with any operation to any part of the body, as with the mouth, there are a certain set of rules laid down to ensure that you give yourself the best chance to recover the best you can and with the removal of a tooth, a blood clot will form naturally. But what happens from that moment and how you look after yourself can help prevent your mouth from developing a dry socket, because if this occurs, it can compact into other complications such as gum disease and tooth decay. If you smoke, then don’t for a while until the blood clot has healed and worked its way out of the wound- smoking impairs recovery in any operation: watch what you eat and don’t apply any extra pressure on the wound by sucking on drinks or food. Should you suffer from a dry socket, there are ways to counter the problem. Herbal remedies are excellent for post extraction treatments to soothe and to calm the gums down. If you are on any high level of medication, it would be very wise to abstain until the wound has gone through its natural process and healed properly. Also, oral hygiene should be kept at a maximum to ensure that the mouth is free of any type of infection.
Ankylosis is one of those conditions in the city of Leeds, that you may well never have heard of before but may well have been a victim of. In the natural order of things, our teeth tend to grow healthy, and as a child, we start to lose our teeth, and a natural process will kick in where the baby teeth will dissolve allowing the new teeth to come through. However, in the real world of teeth, it isn’t always that easy and the fresh ligaments that protect the teeth may dry up and cause problems in the mouth because of complications which can be congenital or the constant pressure from the tongue. Teeth also grow at different rates which the mouth simply fails to keep up with and so there is a high risk of infection. But in adults, there can be a similar threat to the health of the mouth if a tooth suffers from injury and the ligaments cannot recover. The roots may require root canal treatment and a crown to save the tooth. One of the many studies of how the natural growth related between the gums and teeth has also been defined by diet and ankylosis has been linked to the calcium deficiency in third world countries. Constant appointments with a dentist from the moment the baby teeth start show all the way up to adulthood can monitor the way the teeth are affected by such problems and the earlier the issue related between the teeth and gums is diagnosed, the quicker the teeth can be treated.
The jury can be out amongst dentists in Leeds when it comes to the affects that chewing gum has on the teeth and gums. Chewing itself, is a process by which to break up food and then to digest. The forces in doing this, impact on the joints of the jaws and place the everyday pressure upon the temporomandibular joint in the mouth (TMJ). There are many other stresses too from talking and clenching of the teeth that add extra pressure in this area. Chewing gum is considered to be a way of relieving tension, but it will also place extra forces upon this area of the mouth that can lead to damage, over time, that may require some hard-core surgery to rectify. Sugar based chewing gum can also promote tooth decay and gum disease too. But, the use of chewing gum can also promote the health of the teeth and gums. If you happen to be on heavy medication, or have been unfortunate to undergo chemo-therapy, this can lower the saliva levels in the mouth, and leave the teeth and gums vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay. Chewing certain gums however in these circumstances can help to rejuvenate the blood flow in the gums and re-stimulate the saliva in the mouth. Of course, chewing gum is also a classic way of fending of bad breath too because it is a way of removing sticky foodstuffs from the surfaces of the teeth and a way of preventing bacteria and acids from building up in the mouth and damaging the teeth’s enamel.
With all the reminders that we have in life to look after our teeth, it’s still a shocking statistic that tooth decay has not gone away in Leeds. So let’s look at the reasons why. It’s great growing up and feeling indestructible when you are young- drinking, smoking, poor diet, who cares, our bodies can take it, but poor oral hygiene is born out of ignorance and poor education. You may get away with it for a few years, but constant disrespect of your teeth will get you in the end. After only a few hours, bacteria starts to form in the mouth and left alone, plaque and tartar will develop around the teeth and start to infect the gums too. The acids from these evils will then start to rot the enamel of the teeth and tooth decay will begin to take hold. Best case scenario is to make sure that you never miss a beat when it comes to dental appointments. Your dentist will able to remove all the nastiness from around your teeth and gums and if there are any signs of decay, they will proceed with a simple filling to rectify any signs of rot within the teeth. However, this should be seen as an early sign that you may not be looking after your teeth as well as you should be, because the next step down from a filling is root canal treatment; this is where constant ignorance to oral hygiene has meant that your teeth have taken on a new level of tooth decay and are not only threatening the life expectancy of each individual tooth, but if allowed to develop into gum disease, could affect the whole of the organs in your body.
Advertising is relentless these days everywhere you look in central Leeds, and when it comes to looking after your teeth, it’s no different. But without being cold to those people behind the blurb that you have to contend with everyday, you shouldn’t write off any promotion when it comes to looking after your teeth without giving the product a look first. If you look after your teeth, you will live a healthy life, and when push comes to shove, it starts with the way you clean your teeth. Brushing is an important function in everyday life. It’s designed to stop bacteria from breeding in your mouth and causing such nightmares as tooth decay and gum disease. But it’s still incredible how some people still fail to get this right. It is also important to get the right brush and toothpaste to ensure you get the job done correctly. If you have any doubts what-so-ever that you are getting this wrong, crack along to your dentist and get some advice. Of course, the wonders of modern dentistry has also chucked into the mire of modern oral hygiene dental floss. A toothbrush alone cannot get up close and personal with the gums and get right in there where it matters- but dental floss can and it’s an excellent back-up to your everyday routine. Companies are coming up with so many ideas to make it blatantly easier for you to look after your teeth and are throwing so many types of flosses into the mix. If you mess up, you’ve only yourself to blame, because these people are laying it on a plate for you to keep your mouth healthy.
Gum disease is a silent killer in the city of Leeds. Silent, because when you get gum disease and you let it go unchecked, the blood stream will slowly get poisoned and over a period of time, it will cause disease of the heart and other organs in the body- you’ll die. Harsh as that sounds, it’s the truth and it’s caused by a lack of oral hygiene. It all starts by a build up of plaque that soon turns to tartar. Once this sets in, the gums become infected and poisoned and tooth decay starts. Aside from the fact that gum disease is a killer over time, you’ll also lose your teeth if you don’t make a stand against it. Get to your dentist if your mouth starts to taste foul, your gums get inflamed or your gums bleed when you clean them- that’s the first sign of gum disease. Saving your health and your teeth may also take a complete change in the way you live your life. The dentist will be able to throw everything at your gums that they have at their disposal: plaque removal, deep scaling, gum removal, grafting, root canal treatment, anything to stop the problem, but they can only do so much at the end of the day- the rest is down to you. Fighting gum disease involves a lot of hard work. Oral hygiene must be ‘upped’ if there are any signs of a problem. Teeth cleaning with new brushes, pastes, flosses and mouthwashes are a must everyday until the problem subsides. Try everything: herbal remedies are fantastic for calming the gums down. But the real change comes with the way you live your life; diet, smoking and heavy drinking are the best friends of gum disease and at the end of the day, it’s your call.
When we pack down for the night in central Leeds, the body goes into automatic and the heart, the brain and the lungs take over. All of these three units work together to regulate the breathing as you sleep. However, if there is a blockage somewhere down the line, especially in the mouth, these three start to work in an irregular fashion that makes the breathing intermittent; snoring is one of the side effects. Dentists are well aware of this problem because they realise what the overall downside is. Keeping your teeth free from gum disease prevents poisoning of the heart and allows you to sleep peacefully. But that’s not the only way to fight this problem- sleep apnea works in mysterious ways. It can cause breathing to become so irregular, it can give you a terrible night’s sleep. And the way you wake too can affect the heart as you pull out of the sleep. Over a sustained period of time, all of the major three units will start to operate dysfunction ally causing a total brake down in the sleep pattern and then your health will deteriorate,: poor sleep will show itself through stress and mood swings. Other than keeping yourself healthy and once the problem has been identified, your dentist will prescribe devices to wear at night to support the flow of air to the lungs. If this fails to work, an operation may be required.
A lot of people can talk themselves into a frenzy in the city of Leeds whenever the subject of root canal treatment is in the offing. It’s probably because it hasn’t exactly been one of the easiest treatments to have in the past when such a procedure was in its infancy. But as a rule, it’s you that has only yourself to blame. If you had of looked after your teeth in the first place, you wouldn’t be suffering from tooth decay; this nasty starts with poor oral hygiene that allows plaque to attack the enamel of the teeth. This then creeps into the core of the tooth and then into the roots themselves. At this point in the ‘good old days’, the tooth would have been pulled out. Then, it was discovered that if the root of the tooth was removed, it would be possible to prolong the life of the tooth by at least ten years. To do this, and this is where people get squeamish, a dentist would have to remove all of the bad pulp from inside and then drill out the roots from inside the tooth. Some of the equipment to do this in the early years was a tad primitive to say the least which is why the horror stories about this treatment came to be. But, these days, having a root canal is no worse than having a filling and with the new laser treatments around- virtually pain-free.
Your smile is vital part of the appearance that you convey to anybody you meet, whether it is a peer or a stranger. Therefore it is a worthwhile exercise to make the most of your smile as you are able to do so. Thankfully dentists are on hand to help you with this and dental scientists have developed a number of clever ways that you can make sure your smile looks as fantastic as it possibly can. By reading on you can find out more information about one of these methods: porcelain crowns.
Teeth which are damaged but not damaged severely enough to be removed can look unsightly in the mouth. If a large amount has been chipped off then it can ruin the appearance of an otherwise good-looking mouth. Covering it up is a vastly preferable option to having the tooth removed if it is still ultimately a healthy tooth.
You can get these sorts of teeth covered up with porcelain dental crowns that look natural and discreet and improve the appearance of your smile. They are durable and long lasting and won’t stain in the way that your teeth can. Thanks to improvements in the technology that is rife in dental surgeries, you can now get a porcelain dental crown fitted with some speed.
By combing digital x-ray data with online methods, you can have a porcelain dental crown ready to be fitted by your Leeds dentist in just six minutes after the x-ray has been taken. This is a notable improvement on the days when one would have to wait for the x-rays to be developed in the lab and so forth.