Archive for the ‘dental disorders’ Category

Dealing with Decaying Teeth in Central Leeds

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tooth decay is something that takes its time to take hold and it will do it very covertly as well. It normally starts with poor oral hygiene and a lack of visits to see your dentist in central Leeds. But it starts immediately when the acids from bacteria are allowed to eat into the teeth’s enamel, over time it will go unnoticed, but then you may find yourself suffering from shooting pains in the teeth. Catch it now and you may be lucky enough to get away with a filling, but ignore it and then you will require root canal treatment just to keep the tooth in the mouth- even then you have seriously reduced the life of the tooth. After this you start to descend into tooth loss, but not only this, you can suffer from periodontal damage to the bone structure in the jaws and worse still, gum disease, which can work it’s evil into the bloodstream and poison the bodies vital organs. Essentially, if you suffer from pain, get your teeth fixed up, but more importantly, make sure you retain a high level of oral hygiene in the first place so that your teeth don’t get to this stage. If you have any doubts, you should confer with your dentist about avoiding tooth decay.

Gum Disease is Rife in the City of Leeds

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

If you like a good horror story in the city of Leeds, the you should take a look at how much damage gum disease can do to your mouth and body because it truly is horrible. This disease is caused firstly by poor oral hygiene which allows plaque and tartar to form in the mouth around the base of the teeth where the gums meet. Once this happens, the gums become infected; this can lead to tooth decay and between them, bring on periodontal disease that will eat away at the bone structure below the teeth. This is the point at which your teeth will start to fall out as the gums recede. Now this is bad enough, but whilst all this is going on, the gum disease will be leaking toxins into the blood and into the heart that in time will fail, along with other vital organs. Is that enough horror for you? The point is, if you have any signs of blood after brushing, you are starting to have problems and they need to be addressed immediately. Your dentist can rectify this by deep cleaning your teeth and gums and you may be able to stop the disease by upping your oral hygiene and also incorporate herbal remedies into your program. But, you must also take a good look at your lifestyle and diet as well to give yourself a chance.

Your Mouth Saving Oral Hygiene Routine in Leeds

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

If there is any legacy that the modern world has given us, it must truly be the art of looking after our teeth and gums. Just take a look at how the market for oral hygiene in Leeds has been flooded with an amazing array of products to help us look after ourselves and let’s not forget that we have our prince, the dentist to save us as well, so how could it ever go wrong….?! Toothbrushes are remarkable these days, from brilliant hand held ones with different angled neck and a array of styles built into the brush-ends to ensure they reach in like never before; this could be also said of electric toothbrushes that also do the most amazing things inside your mouth, whilst you just point it in. The latest is a brush that fires a jet of water below the gum-line for a deep clean. Your daily brushing is also supported by dental floss and small inter-dental brushes to give you a deep clean as well. The main aim of all this is to stop the catalyst of all oral problems, plaque, from getting a foothold in the mouth and toothpastes and mouthwashes are generally concentrated on doing this, while the fluoride in these products helps to re-mineralise the enamel in your teeth at the same time- making them stronger. If that isn’t enough, there is also a massive range of herbal products to choose from to keep your mouth healthy- these are great oral times.

You and Your Wisdom Teeth in the City of Leeds

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

From a very young child, you are going to have to go through a lot of woe as you begin to grow and you will go through some very traumatic times, from teething to secondary teeth. Along the way, you may have to have fillings and top cap it off, it’s likely you will have to endure possibly a couple of years of teeth alignment- it’s like you spend most of your time at the dentists! So, it can’t get any worse, can it? Well good people of the city of Leeds, it does, because now you have to face the next stage of your oral growth- wisdom teeth. Now there are some who walk among us who will have absolutely no problem here, with a little care, the teeth will erupt perfectly into the mouth and won’t even need pulling- hate those people eh, because for the rest of us, wisdom teeth are a pain in the mouth! Because in most mouths there is not enough room to grow and break through, the impact in all manner of directions and that’s when you have to have them removed. This can be quite a hard operation and more often or not, is best carried out in a hospital if you go for the extraction of all four at once. Recovery is also a delicate time; there will be pain, discomfort and you have to be very careful to avoid infection…teeth eh? Who wants them!

 

You and Your Jaws in Central Leeds

Friday, June 15th, 2012

There are many things that can go wrong with your mouth and so there are many things to be on the lookout for in central Leeds. But it’s not all about the teeth and gums for these are just two parts of the jigsaw- just as important is the jaws. There is a lot of forces that go through the point at where the jaws meet, or to give it the technical term, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Every day, you are chewing and talking- okay these are natural things that the jaws can handle, what you are trying to avoid is over working it or putting it at too much risk. Sports are to be encouraged at all times, but you should also take precautions to protect your jaw at all costs- especially with contact sports. Teeth grinding can also be very dangerous for the jaws and even though, as in sports, a mouth-guard will help to lessen the damage done to the teeth and gums, the forces are still being exerted through biting down on the guard. Overtime this will damage the jaws, neck and upper back and you may also do damage to your hearing and bring on bad headaches. The damage done will require quite complex surgery to put right. If you want to know more about your TMJ, you should get in contact with your dentist.

Getting on Board with Herbal Remedies for Your Teeth in Central Leeds

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction and this second law of Newton can be seen in all aspect of modern life in central Leeds. For example, the more technology advances, the more people want to find more natural alternatives and answers to questions and problems. A good example of this can be found in dentistry. It is remarkable how technology has changed dental procedures over the past few decades and made treatments quicker and less painful. Yet there is also a parallel to this, as people a turning to traditional herbal remedies to treat themselves and their teeth. However, these two opposing methods have started to fuse together as dentists have also held their hands up and recognised how useful herbal remedies are too in their treatments, as well as all the technology. There are already herbal toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain certain oils and herbs proven to be good for your teeth and gums- there are even herbal whitening products. But herbal products really come into their own when something goes wrong in the mouth. Gum disease can destroy the gums and lead to tooth loss but by using tea-tree oil, Echinacea, clove oil, salts, willow roots and many others in your daily hygiene programme- brushing and flossing, they can calm, stimulate and rejuvenate the gum tissue, and reverse gum disease. You should ask your hygienist about the use of such products, even find a herbalist who specialises in teeth and you may well find the results rewarding.

How to Fight an Abscess in the City of Leeds

Friday, June 8th, 2012

There are many things that can go wrong in your mouth and more often or not, they do. Some are trivial little niggles and can be remedied easily, but others can be very serious indeed and need immediate treatment and one condition you should be very wary of in the city of Leeds is a tooth abscess. An abscess is a direct product of poor oral hygiene that has allowed to develop into tooth decay of some sort. When the inside of the tooth becomes infected, it can soon turn into an abscess- very painful and your face will swell up; it is also very dangerous as during this process, toxins will be released into the blood and in some rare cases, has been known to induce comas. You first need a course of antibiotics in order to reduce the infection and reduce the swelling, for only then, the dentist can get to work on the infected tooth, probably by performing a root canal to save the tooth. But this will probably only delay the inevitable; abscesses are known to re-offend and the only way to stop this from happening is to remove the tooth altogether

Mouth Ulcers Attack in Leeds!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Anyone who has had a mouth ulcer in Leeds will know just how irritating they can make your life for a while- they can be quite vicious and uncomfortable. It is also quite difficult to pinpoint what causes them as well. Most dentists will take the usual line that affects most conditions in the mouth and these are generally true; viral fungal, and bacterial conditions, allergies but most attributed are stress, weak immune system and diet. Yes, these can be addressed and dealt with later, but all anyone wants to know is how to get rid of them when they erupt. Your lifestyle will have to alter for the duration and consider the above issues, you should avoid smoking, drinking and ‘hot’ foods, but do get yourself to the dentists or doctors for some drugs. Relief through painkillers like Ibruprofen will most certainly help, but there are also some fantastic mouth rinses and gels such as Bonjella that are specifically designed to give immediate relief and they work fast. Ulcers also have the ability to re-offend, but once bitten- twice prepared so you should be okay, though you do need to sit down and address all of the issues that may have caused the ulcer in the first place. There is also a more sinister issue with ulcers; if they are consistently persistent and refuse to go away after a few weeks, once you have attacked them, you should seek medical advice immediately, for it can indicate oral cancer.

Stalling Bad Breath in Central Leeds

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

One big social problem that you can suffer from in central Leeds is bad breath; it can cripple you at work and it can cripple you socially and unless someone has ‘kindly’ pointed out that you have a problem, you may be completely ignorant to the issue. Bad breath is bad in itself for all of the above reasons, but it could indicate that you have let things slip and that there are things going wrong in your mouth. Tooth decay and gum disease are two major contenders to halitosis, as is having a condition called dry mouth, but you can only ascertain this with help from your dentist and then address it, maybe with some work in your mouth. But the reasons you got into this state in the first place could have been because of your lifestyle. Bad diet, smoking and excessive drinking, coupled with bad oral hygiene is a recipe for disaster in your mouth, let alone your body and the whole lot mangled together will lead to bad breath. Everything needs to change to at least give your system a chance to recover and stabilise itself and so that your mouth can become healthy again. The way you look after your teeth and gums will also need improvement using various methods and probably the best way you can attack this is to embrace the ways of a hygienist, maybe a nutritionist and possibly someone versed in herbal remedies. It will take hard work but it is beatable.

 

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

It is a pretty good bet that most of us in the city of Leeds splash out on all the necessaries to maintain our oral health and we roughly know why, it’s on the packets…’fights plaque’. The point of all of these products is to ensure we keep our teeth and gums clear from bacteria and yes, plaque in order to prevent further problems like tooth decay and gum disease occurring. What is another pretty good bet however is that most people wouldn’t consider cleaning their tongues each day. If anything, the tongue is the greatest hoarder of bacteria in the mouth and even after you have cleaned your teeth, the bacteria on the tongue will spread straight back into the rest of the mouth. The tongue is also easily clogged up with stains from nicotine, sweets foods and drinks. Now we all know the tongue is quite delicate so it needs to be cleaned very carefully- most brushes will do the job, but most modern ones also have a tongue scraper on the back. It is also possible to purchase bespoke tongue scrapers from certain outlets, but most certainly, your dentist will be able to put you right here. So, happy tonguing, but make sure you do!