It would be a pretty safe gamble that most of us in the city of Leeds would consider a quick brush over in the morning and last thing at night, enough to keep the demons away from our teeth and gums. Well that could be a stake too far; caring for your teeth is not just about the brush. A big old brush will sort out the surface of the teeth, but it will not get into the places where the real terrors lurk, like between the teeth and around the gum line. Let’s not undermine brushing, but it is important to take oral hygiene to the next level. Food gets stuck in all areas of the mouth and a standard toothbrush will not do the job. Dental flosses have been a godsend in this area as you can weave the tape in the darkest areas of the mouth and remove all of the things that could cause you major complications in the future. Another back-up is inter-dental brushes- tiny little things that can slip between your teeth and remove any residue of food that may have embedded themselves. And finally, once you have done all of the above, there is nothing better than to throw a mouthwash into your mouth to rinse away any lingering problems.
Archive for December, 2011
If you are suffering from bad breath inLeeds, it really isn’t the ‘be all and end all’ in life if you are prepared to take a leap of faith and change your ways. For a start, bad breath stems from a pretty rubbish lifestyle like poor diet, smoking and heavy drinking- yes, you could get away with it when you were in your teens, but it is time to grow up and face the problem head on, because if you don’t, you will find yourself in an ever decreasing circle of friends to hang out with. It can be beaten if you are prepared to put in the mileage and change your ways. The first start is to admit that you have a problem; once you have leapt this barrier, then you can take the step forward by dealing with it. Your dentist will do everything possible to counter any hints of gum disease or tooth decay, but they will also sit you down to take a long hard look at yourself. Diet, lifestyle and habits need to be addressed in order to get the problem under control and you need to work hard to get on top of it. Oral hygiene is also so important to get in order to get bad breath under control and you must try everything, especially alternative herbal treatments in order to get your breath back on track. This condition should not be taken lightly either, as it means you are in a lot of trouble, not only orally, but could be bodily as well.
Probably, history has given us views that as soon as our teeth start to disappear from our mouths, we are veering into the dark world of dentures and even worse, old age. Well you darlings within the city ofLeeds, an unexpected knight in shining amour has come to your rescue in the form of dental implants. Yes, dental implants, that procedure that was once the domain of the wealthy, has now become available to everyone because of the leap forward in laser technology, and because it has become common practice throughout most surgeries around Leeds, it not only affordable, but so easy to have done. On paper it still sounds a little gruesome- fitting a titanium root into your jawbone is never going to sound pretty, but these days, you can be in and out within a day. Okay, you need to be respectful of the healing process after the implant has been fitted, yet the benefits of this treatment are phenomenal. Once in, they are there for ever and will give you the basis to work on to solve your tooth loss, and dispel any fears you ever had of having dentures for your end of years.
Yes we all take brushing our teeth as a bit of a chore in the city ofLeedsand something as a bit of an annoyance……so why do we have to do it? Well here’s the reason why. You go to work and you show yourself off in some form or other, and when you party, you do exactly the same. But listen up because if you are going places with horrible teeth, you are not going to impress anybody. Daily oral hygiene is something you have to nail from the moment you can walk and carry on until you can’t walk no more. Regular brushing with the correct toothpaste, followed by proper flossing will help to keep the bills down at the dentist and keep your teeth ship-shape. It will also help you to avoid the perils of tooth decay and gum disease and ensure that your teeth remain in your mouth for life. Strangely people still get this wrong, so you really do need to talk to your dentist about what is right from wrong when it comes to home oral hygiene. The products are there, so what it boils down to is you getting up to speed, learn the ways to care for your teeth and then implement all of this to give you and your teeth the best chance of a healthy life.
It’s very easy to think that just by having your teeth whitened in Leeds will be the end of all of your troubles- and you’d be right! We strive constantly to project ourselves the best we can in an ever demanding world, that demands so much of us and if you take a step back and think about it, when you go out of your way and put yourself forward and start to speak, the first thing that the people you are trying to impress are going to see is your smile and your teeth. So that’s the reason why you should consider getting your teeth whitened and there are so many ways to get it done. If you sit down and bang out a plan with your dentist, you can have fantastic looking teeth within a day. Laser treatments can be done within an hour and set your smile on the way to stardom within an hour- and damned cheap too. But if you want to go even cheaper, try starting with some of the fabulous toothpastes around that will show the difference within days. You can get touch-up pens and brushes that will do specific areas in your mouth if that is all that you need. But the most desirable options on the market right now are the home bleaching kits that you can do whilst sitting at home watching your favorite soap opera- the results are sensational; caution though- always consult your dentist first before embarking on these types of treatment.
There are so many things to be aware of when it comes to looking after the health of your teeth and gums in centralLeedsand it can often blind you with science. So, it may be wise for you to sit down for a couple of days and dedicate yourself to learning all about the health of your mouth and how it all works. Problems start quickly if you are vague with your oral hygiene and to throw in a scenario- what would happen if you didn’t clean your teeth ever: the food left between your teeth would start to rot and breed bacteria and soon you’d have a build up of plaque and tartar around the teeth. This will cause gum disease and tooth decay, with the possibility of abscesses forming. In the meantime, the tooth decay will start to eat deep into the jaw bone and then you are into periodontal disease. This condition means that you are in serious trouble; for a start you may have lost all of your teeth at this point, but if you haven’t you a going to have to work very hard to turn this condition around. It may require some bone and gum grafting to get your mouth back on track and…….. Well, as much as this is a horror story, it can be avoided with a few simple rules. Oral hygiene- keep it good and regular after every meal and especially if you love your stodgy and sugary foods. Check your bad habits such smoking and drinking and try to cut down, but most importantly, ensure you maintain a good relationship with your dentist and make regular visits, even if you have the slightest of doubts about your mouth.
Seeing a child smile is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Their smile can be missing teeth, but it just doesn’t matter as it reflects the way they are growing- as we all did. But it is only made more poignant if you know deep in your heart that their teeth are healthy and that they are growing up healthy too. If you are bringing up your child in the city of Leeds, you obviously want to give them the best start that you can, and their teeth are just as important as their diet- in fact, both go hand in hand. But it can be a bit scary for you at first as there is a hell of a lot to learn about. Pediatricians are your best ally here and will help you through those tricky early years of teething and secondary teeth; they will teach you how to reduce the pain that your child may go through during this time, give you tips on what to look for and be there for you if things go wrong. Once you’ve got through this, a dentist will take over to ensure that your child doesn’t fall foul of the biggest danger of all- tooth decay. Kids love to indulge in everything that is bad for their teeth, because they adore everything sweet so their teeth need extra vigilance during this period. They also need to be taught how to look after their teeth with good brushing so that they can do it when you have your back turned. It’s not rocket science but it is significantly important: what you do for your child’s teeth during these growing years will impact on how their teeth develop and how they end up smiling in later life.
So you’ve read up on how to generally look after your teeth inLeedsand you practice the right techniques of brushing and flossing everyday- that’s just brilliant and you should keep it going. But it only takes a few days away and you enjoying yourself- and forgetting all of this- for nasty things to develop in your mouth, which is exactly the reason why you have a dentist to fall back on. Some of the things that you put into your mouth can tend to leave the surface of your teeth feeling furry and discolored. If this is the case, then you should pop into your dentists for a little TLC. A basic check-up at the dentists is designed to solve such problems. You may have accrued a little bit of tartar during your exuberances and by visiting your dentist, you can have it all removed with a simple scaling procedure to ensure that the line between the teeth and gums are kept free from congestion and remain healthy. Then, the natural follow up to this is a polish; this will help to reduce and remove any staining on the surface of the teeth and allow the enamel to breath. It will also give back the natural, healthy sheen to the surface of the teeth and allow the products that you use in your daily oral hygiene program to work more affectively.
Looking after your teeth is not just all about getting the right toothpaste, brush and flosses in central Leeds: of course it helps. But it is also important to understand that the reason you use these products in the first place is to ensure you remove the residue of the food and drinks that you nourish your body with. Having a good diet will help build up your strength and immune system so that all of your body will be on top form to fight off anything the world throws at it- as is with your teeth. The mouth is very suceptible to what you put in it and there are some food and drinks that will attack your teeth and gums more viciously than others. Starch based foods such as potatoes are lovely to taste, but they are notoriously bad for breeding bacteria, as they tend to cling between the teeth and gums, and they soon start to attack the mouth with their acids. Sugar based foods and drinks also release serious acids into the mouth that attack the teeth’s enamel and if they are allowed to operate with freedom, will soon eat into the teeth and cause decay; some fruit will too. As much as we have increased the products to fight these problems, you should also read the labels of the food that you put in your mouth as well, if only to work out the levels of toxins in your food that are going to do you the most damage to your teeth and gums. Talking to your dentist and a nutritionist can help guide you through the choices you have to get the right food.
You have probably had it drummed into you from any early age in the city ofLeeds the dangers that plaque and tartar can pose to your teeth and gums. And if you look at most toothpastes and mouthwashes, you’ll find the word plaque mentioned somewhere within the ‘blurb’. Plaque can be quite easily controlled with some great oral hygiene and the use of good products- plus you have the dentist to call on for back-up, but it is an evil that needs to be kept on top on, otherwise, it will reek havoc in your mouth and lead to some very serious complications later on, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Most products on the market are designed to reduce the levels plaque in the mouth, but as each year passes, there are new products that come out and promise even better results in the fight against plaque. It is not just about the toothpaste anymore; it is possible to now buy a dye that when applied to the teeth, will highlight any signs of plaque and enable you to pinpoint your cleaning to these areas. But if you want a top-notch way of getting rid plaque and tartar, you can now purchase an electric sonic toothbrush that pulses to remove these problems. We have such luxuries that previous generations didn’t, so there really isn’t an excuse for plaque breeding in the mouth anymore.