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Check in for a check-up at City Leeds

Friday, September 26th, 2014

3388353_blogNever underestimate the importance of a dental check-up.  Ideally, patients of all ages should be visiting their dentists for check-ups every 6-9 months.

Regular dental check-ups are vital as they allow your dentist to notice any changes in your mouth, chat to you about general oral health maintenance, pick up potential warning signs and discuss any problems you may have been experiencing with your teeth.

Check-ups are nothing to worry about and only take a few minutes. They don’t involve any drills, needles or injections and are pain-free. When you come for a check-up with us, one of our dentists will examine your mouth, checking your teeth, gums and tongue, and then give your teeth a quick clean and polish. They will note down any changes to your mouth in your dental notes, and chat with you about any problems you may have with your teeth, discussing further treatment procedures if necessary.

A dental check-up is a key component in the preventative approach to oral health. However, if you do happen to notice any strange symptoms such as sensitivity, toothache or bleeding gums, you should arrange a dental check-up to get the symptom(s) looked at, even if you’ve recently had a check-up or a scheduled to have one in the near future. We advise that in the event of symptoms arising, you should book an appointment as soon as you can so that your dentist can check for potential issues. The earlier dental problems are spotted and treated, the better.

Floss Till You Drop And Save Those Yorkshire Pearlies

Monday, July 7th, 2014

357249_blogWhen it comes to oral hygiene, most people overlook flossing as the less important partner of brushing, but flossing is actually really important, especially if you want to keep your pearly whites looking bright and healthy. Flossing should never be a substitute for brushing; rather, you should brush and floss together to keep dental disease at bay and your smile looking radiant and gorgeous.

Why is flossing so important?

Flossing is essential for good oral health because it covers areas that you can’t reach properly with a toothbrush. When you brush, you clean the surfaces of the teeth, but you can’t fit a toothbrush head into the cracks between your teeth and it can be difficult to angle your brush to clean the gum line effectively. This is where flossing comes into play; with dental floss, you can remove plaque, bacteria and left over bits of food from the spaces between your teeth and the areas where your teeth meet your gums, which helps to reduce the risk of decay and gum disease.

Flossing tips

Flossing is easy, but it can take some getting used to. If you’ve not flossed before, be patient, as you will get the hang of it. Hold a piece of floss between your thumb and fingers and then gently guide it through the gaps between your teeth; use a new piece of floss for every tooth and never pull at the tape, as this could hurt your gums.

Many people ask about bleeding when flossing. Although it is common for the gums to bleed when you first start flossing or when you have not flossed for a long time, it is not normal for the gums to bleed on a regular basis and if you experience frequent bleeding when you floss, or you notice blood when you clean your teeth, we advise you to call and make an appointment. Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease and it best to rule that out as quickly as possible.

Don’t Forget To Floss In City Centre Leeds

Monday, April 28th, 2014

iStock_000000363253XSmallYou often hear dentists talking about the importance of flossing in TV shows, adverts and magazine articles, but why is flossing so important and do you really need to floss every day?

Flossing is important for one main reason: it covers areas that you miss or are unable to reach properly when you are brushing. Brushing removes most of the plaque and bacteria from your teeth, but there are areas that cannot be reached with a brush head, including the cracks between the teeth. With flossing and brushing, you cover a greater surface areas and clean parts of the mouth that are prone to bacteria build-up, reducing the risk of plaque formation and lowering your risk of gum disease and decay.

It’s advisable to try and floss once a day to keep your mouth clean. When you floss, try to be very gentle and avoid pulling at the floss, as this can hurt your gums and cause them to bleed. Run the tape through the cracks between your teeth and along the gum line and use a new piece of floss for each tooth.

If you notice that your gums bleed when you floss and you are used to flossing, arrange to see your dentist. It is normal for the gums to bleed a little the first couple of times you floss, but if you do it on a regular basis and notice bleeding, this could be a sign of gum disease and it’s best to get this looked at.

Don’t Dismiss Those Bleeding Gums And Seek A Solution With A Leeds Dentist

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

2839654_blogIf you’ve watched television of late you may have noticed adverts warning about the dangers of bleeding gums and we encourage all our patients to look out for signs of gum disease. The advert states that you wouldn’t ignore bleeding from any other part of your body, so why ignore your gums and this is a useful message. The problem with gum disease is that it gets worse the longer it is left untreated and eventually causes irreversible damage in your mouth.

Gum disease is preventable, but that doesn’t stop it from being extremely common. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among British adults. It is easy to prevent gum disease with good oral hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices, but it is also important to be aware of the warning signs, so that you are able to act quickly.

If you have bleeding gums, this may be nothing to worry about, but it’s always best to see your dentist and get checked out. If you do have early signs of gum disease, your dentist can treat it before it gets any worse and causes permanent damage. Other signs to look out for include swollen, tender and red gums. Most people tend to notice bleeding when they brush their teeth.

City Dental dentists and dental hygienists work together to treat gum disease and free you from pain as quickly as possible. As well as providing hygiene treatments, they can also offer advice about oral hygiene and giving up smoking. Smoking increases the risk of gum disease.

Are you aware of the dangers of bleeding gums?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

297243_blogYour gums say a lot about your general health and if you notice that your gums are bleeding, this usually indicates the early signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a very common problem; in fact, most of us experience the symptoms of gum disease at some point in our lives. However, this does not mean that it should be ignored and several studies have linked gum disease to systemic illnesses, so it is perhaps more important to be wary of the waning signs of gum disease; researchers have found a connection between gum disease and heart disease, strokes, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease, so it’s best to err on the side of caution and get checked out if you have bleeding gums. Gingivitis, the mild form of gum disease, which is usually characterised by swollen and bleeding gums, is easily treated with effective oral hygiene treatment. However, it can progress quickly and this is where gum disease becomes a real problem. Periodontal disease, the advanced form of gum disease, is impossible to cure and it results in permanent damage to the mouth, often causing the teeth to become loose and eventually, to fall out. The positive news about gum disease is that it is preventable and you only have to devote a few minutes a day to caring for your mouth to reduce your risks of gum disease significantly. Brushing your teeth and flossing remove bacteria and food deposits from the mouth before they can develop into plaque. Plaque is a colourless film, which clings to the teeth and gum line, irritating the gums and increasing the risk of damage to the tooth enamel. Effective oral hygiene helps to prevent the formation of plaque, keeping the teeth strong and the gums healthy.

The grief of Gum Disease in the City of Leeds

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

2591127_blogMake no mistake about it, gum disease can be a killer and unless you fight it on all fronts, it could be the death of you in the future in Leeds. You see, this condition is a direct result of you being flippant with your diet, your lifestyle and your oral hygiene and if it gets a hold, it is very difficult to tackle. If you find your gums are bleeding or weeping, get to your dentist ASAP and get treated; and whilst there ask for advice. You will have to turn your life around; change your ways and improve your lifestyle- certainly improve your oral hygiene. Bring in herbal remedies as they are good for tackling gum disease, and massage you gums each day, as this will promote blood flow. If you care to ignore this problem, good luck; it will lead to tooth loss, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whilst the disease is doing a number on your gums, it is leaking toxins into your bloodstream which will be fed and deposited in all of your vital organs- especially the heart. In time these too will become diseased and in the end they will simply give up the ghost and fail….do you really need any other reasons to fight gum disease and look after your teeth and gums?

Gunning down Gum Disease in Leeds

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

459343_blogYour body should be a temple to you in Leeds, but keeping your health on track relies on you getting the right balance of diet and behaving yourself. If you don’t get this right and you start to ignore your oral hygiene as well, you could be opening a terrible can of worms- gum disease. This is a right killer and aside from the damage it does to your gums; it can knock out your teeth as well. Further down the line, the constant leaking of toxins into the body will get into the heart and other organs and over a long period of time, these parts of the body will simply give up and fail. The early signs of gum disease are blood on the toothbrush- you must have seen the adverts on television. Now there are toothpastes designed to deal with this condition and mouthwashes too, but it goes a lot deeper than this and you really do have to throw anything you can at gum disease; your dentist, a hygienist, and even herbal remedies. You can’t take chances with this condition because it is vicious and it will wreck you in the end: it has to be fought on all fronts if you want a healthy and stable lifestyle in the future.




Battling Bleeding Gums in Leeds

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

297243_blogIt may have caught your eyes- certain adverts on TV about the dangers of bleeding gums and it is a real problem that you should be very worried about in Leeds. It doesn’t mean the end of the world, but it could possibly mean the end of your teeth if you don’t learn and wise up to what the implications are. Bleeding gums could simply mean that you are being too excited when you brush and so you should slow down, maybe buy a softer brush. However, if the condition continues it could mean something a lot more dangerous is going on- gum disease. This condition can not only lead to your teeth falling out but it can lead to heart failure and other organs in your body failing too. As soon as you see blood, get help from your dentist and ask advice about how you can prevent the blood from flowing. You will have to change things around: the products that you use- you will have to alter; your diet you will also have to have a look at, as well as your personal habits like smoking and drinking and a then give lot of TLC to your teeth and gums if you want to avoid falling into the follow on from this condition. Be warned!

The bad world of Bleeding Gums in Central Leeds

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

We can often get over exuberant when we brush our teeth in central Leeds if you have delicate gums, it can cause them to bleed, but if you know that you have done this, it might only require you to change your brush to a softer one. However, if the bleeding continues after brushing, it may indicate something more sinister is taking hold of your mouth- gum disease. In the beginning, rinsing your mouth out with warm salty water after cleaning your teeth can help to heal your gums. However, the alarm bells have been rung, and you should get to your dentist and explain your problem. It could be that the gum disease has taken hold and between the pair of you, you are going to have to put in some hours of hard work in order that the problem doesn’t spiral out of control. It is not only that the disease will ruin your gums and cause them to recede and hence, lead to tooth loss, it will also start to leak toxins into the bloodstream and over time, this will leave deposits and set up shop in your heart and other vital organs, and over a sustained battering from these poisons, they will eventually become diseased themselves and fail. Your dentist will do what is required, but you too need to change a few things in your life as well- your diet, your oral hygiene program and possibly take the heat out of your diseased and inflamed gums by using some herbal medicines in your daily hygiene routine.


Battling Bleeding gums in Central Leeds

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Gums are quite a delicate part of the jigsaw in the mouth. For some people in central Leeds, they are strong, cause no problems at all and can be cleaned with a wire brush, but for most, they can be tender and need looking after and that means using a soft toothbrush to clean your teeth with otherwise you could cause them to bleed and if they do, you will need to rinse with an anti-bacterial mouth-wash and salt water until the bleeding stops. However, bleeding gums indicate something ‘darker’ at work, namely the onset of gum disease and this is a nasty one that you really need to get on top of and quickly. A visit to your dentist can evaluate how bad the problem is and de-scale and clean below the gum-line (serious gum disease could mean grafting and bone reconstruction), then it’s down to you to ensure that you keep your mouth clean at all times. The reason you must throw all of your resources at this condition is simple- in the long run gum disease can lead to heart failure. Try to curtail the excesses of your lifestyle like smoking and drinking, use herbal products in your oral regime and vastly improve your diet. Make no mistake, gum disease is a killer.