If we were honest, it’s pretty safe to say that most of us see our dentist in Leeds as just someone to fall back on in times of trouble; they will do the filling, patch you up and send you on your way. But the modern dentist is a lot more of a caring soul these days and is far more versed in the whole of your body, as well as your teeth. Both are connected so your dentist will take a greater interest in your health as well as your mouth. Yes, they will take care of the basics first but once this is done, they can advise you on all aspects of your body that link to your teeth. Diet and oral hygiene are two of the greatest factors behind healthy gums and teeth and here they can point you in the right direction if you have any doubts about what you are doing. They can help you out psychologically with phobias you may have regarding treatments, sorting out teeth grinding issues with relaxation techniques and stress management, and advise you on alternative herbal remedies to back up your normal treatments. They can also share with you some of the best cosmetic treatments to beautify your smile and give you advice on giving up smoking: in all, there is nothing the modern dentist won’t do to not only look after your mouth, but to care for you and your body too.