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Dealing With Bad Breath

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

4546258_blogBad breath (halitosis) is something we all have to deal with from time to time, but if this is a persistent problem for you, your dentist can help. Bad breath is a very common problem and it’s nothing to be ashamed about; dental treatments, including hygiene sessions, can help to banish bad breath for good, helping you to feel more comfortable and confident.

Why have I got bad breath?

Bad breath is commonly associated with bacteria, which collect and multiply in the mouth; when bacteria feed, they release gases, which have an unpleasant odour and this is why you experience bad breath. Bacteria usually gather as a result of poor oral hygiene. Smoking and eating foods that have a strong flavour or odour can also contribute to bad breath. Many cases of halitosis are linked to bacteria on the tongue, as this is often missed out when cleaning.

Dealing with bad breath

It’s perfectly normal to have bad breath in the morning or after eating, but if you find that you have bad breath most of the time or it is starting to impact on your confidence or the way you live your life, it’s time to seek help. Seeing your dentist and making regular appointments with your dental hygienist will make a massive difference to your oral health, as well as your confidence. The best treatment for bad breath is intensive cleaning and it’s also really important to maintain good oral hygiene at home. Your dental hygienist can chat through cleaning techniques with you and regular sessions will help to keep bacteria at bay and boost your oral health.

If you have problems with bad breath, don’t suffer in silence; call your dentist now to make an appointment and tackle bad breath for good.

Heavenly Hygienists Can Put You On The Road To Dental Recovery

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

585804_blogWe are proud to have excellent dental hygienists as part of our dental team. Hygienists are experts in oral hygiene and they help to prevent and treat oral diseases. Our hygienists work with our dentists and nurses to promote good oral health, encourage positive habits and keep oral diseases at bay.

Should I see a dental hygienist?

Many people assume that they only need to see a dental hygienist if they have gum disease or problems like bad breath, but the reality is that every single dental patient can benefit from a trip to the hygienist. This is because dental hygienists provide very powerful cleaning treatments, which are designed to blitz the mouth and remove traces of bacteria, plaque and tartar. This reduces the risk of oral health illnesses and also targets problems such as surface staining, to give your teeth a beautiful healthy glow.

What services do dental hygienists offer?

Our dental hygienists provide an extensive range of treatments, including preventative services, gum disease treatment, cleaning treatments, oral health education and advice and bad breath clinics. Our hygienists work with dentists to treat and manage gum disease and they also provide cleaning treatments, including scale and polish, to prevent and treat decay and bad breath.

We welcome patients of all ages and we often recommend preventative treatment for children, including fluoride varnish and sealant treatment. These treatments help to protect the teeth and lower the risk of tooth decay.

How often should I see a hygienist?

If you have existing dental troubles, we will probably recommend frequent sessions with our hygienists. If you have good oral health, an annual session will be hugely beneficial.

City Leeds State Of The Art Facilities Provide Peace Of Mind

Monday, July 14th, 2014

585804_blogCity Dental Leeds is a modern and stylish dental practice offering patients state of the art facilities, the latest technology and the best treatments out there. We have designed our clinic to combine the best aspects of modern design and traditional values and we aim to make you feel comfortable and encourage you to make yourselves at home as soon as you set foot through the door. We treat every patient, young and old, as an individual and we are always excited to meet new clients.

Our practice

We recognise the importance of comfort and peace and we offer this in spades in tandem with cutting-edge technology and the best patient facilities. We want you to feel welcome and we encourage you to help yourself to a drink, relax with a magazine or bring your own music in to while away your waiting time. Our practice is family friendly and we like to think that it provides a tranquil oasis just a hop and skip away from the heart of Leeds city centre.

Our team is made up of highly trained dental professionals who use their expertise and the latest techniques to achieve amazing outcomes. Whether you’re popping in for a routine check-up or you’re gearing up for a smile makeover, we’ll do our best to ensure that you enjoy your time with us and you look forward to your next visit.

Our focus

Our main aim is to promote preventative dental health and enable our patients to enjoy healthy, strong teeth and bright, beautiful smiles. We actively encourage regular check-ups and hygiene sessions and we are on hand to provide rapid relief for urgent problems and the best treatment out there for issues such as decay, bad breath and gum disease.

As well as providing family dentistry and general treatments, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments and our aim is to make you feel confident and attractive. We have a solution for any aesthetic problem you can think of and we use tried and tested methods to address common issues such as misaligned teeth, missing teeth and gummy smiles.

If you would like to find out more about our practice or register, simply pop in when you’re next in town or give us a call.

You Don’t Have To Suffer Bad Breath Any Longer Here In Leeds

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

1850575_blogBad breath is a problem, which troubles us all from time to time, but if you have bad breath on a regular basis and it’s starting to impact your day to day life, there may be an underlying reason and we can help! We will identify the cause and rectify the problem to make you feel more confident and ensure your breath smells lovely and fresh!

Why do I have bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by many different things, but it is most commonly linked to poor oral hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth on a regular basis, bacteria gather in your mouth and when these bacteria feed, they let off gases, which have an unpleasant odour.

Bad breath can also be linked to smoking, taking some types of medicine and eating certain foods, such as onions, garlic and spicy dishes.

How can City Dental help?

At City Dental we have an experienced team, which has expertise in dealing with bad breath. Our amazing hygienists can provide a range of treatments, as well as advice and information about oral hygiene, diet and brushing tips, to help banish bad breath for good. We often recommend seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis if you are prone to bad breath. Hygiene treatments are designed to deep clean the mouth, remove bacteria and reduce the risk of oral disease. You will also feel really refreshed after treatment and your teeth will feel smooth and look a lot cleaner and brighter.

We also recommend trying to avoid triggers, such as strong-smelling foods and we can also help with giving up smoking.

Many people find it beneficial to chew gum after eating and we recommend sugar-free gum. Chewing gum helps to stimulate saliva production, which cleanses the mouth, as well as giving you fresh smelling breath.

Leeds Gum Disease Needs To Be Stopped Before It’s Too Late

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

863081_blogIt’s easy to keep the teeth and gums healthy, yet gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the UK. At City Dental we promote good oral hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices to keep gum disease at bay and allow you to enjoy good oral health and a beautiful, healthy smile.

Preventing gum disease

Gum disease is preventable, yet it affects thousands of people. There are some very easy steps you can follow to reduce your risk of developing sore and swollen gums and reduce the risk of severe gum disease, which eventually leads to premature tooth loss.

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good oral health and it’s really important to be diligent with your brushing and flossing. We recommend brushing twice a day, every day to remove food debris and prevent the formation of plaque, a sticky film made of bacteria, which is the main risk factor for decay and gum disease. Brushing also helps to remove surface stains to keep the teeth looking white and bright and it reduces the risk of bad breath. Flossing takes over where you leave off when you brush and is an important part of a good oral hygiene plan; it cleans the gaps between your teeth and the area where the gums meet the teeth.

Diet is also a really important consideration for your oral health, as certain foods increase the risk of damage to the enamel and irritation of the gums. We recommend sticking to a healthy and balanced diet and keeping an eye on the amount of sugary foods you eat. Acidic foods and drinks are also harmful for the protective enamel layer of the tooth and we strongly advise limiting your intake of these foods, especially between meals.

Spotting the warning signs

It’s best to treat gum disease as early as possible as it can get worse quickly. The warning signs to look out for include sore and swollen gums, with redness in the gums and bleeding, which you usually notice when you brush your teeth. If you have any of these symptoms, call and arrange to see your dentist.

The nasty nature of Bad Breath in Central Leeds

Monday, January 6th, 2014

758140_blogBad breath is a horrible condition to suffer from in central Leeds; it can hold you back from truly expressing yourself in public and make you a social outcast. Worse than this though is that it implies that things are going wrong with the general status quo of your mouth and body and if you suffer from it, you should sit down and analyse it with your dentist and work through the possible causes of it. Firstly, you should check-out the state of your mouth, for if you are suffering from tooth decay and/or gum disease, these will give off foul odours in your mouth; of course this would have been caused by poor oral hygiene- so this needs to be addressed, as well as getting patched up by your dentist. However, you will also need to look into your daily lifestyle: do you drink, smoke and eat rubbish foods…..because if you do, this is a bad cocktail for your breath. Of course, a bad diet will also break down your immune system and cause problems throughout your body: if you go through these issues one by one and yet still the condition remains, this is very serious as it could mean that you are having gastric problems and you will need to see a doctor. Bad breath is not just a problem superficially, so please do something about it as soon as you can- it’s your life on the line here.

Booting out Bad Breath in the City of Leeds

Friday, December 20th, 2013

4361359_blogBad breath is a nasty little beast that is not only a wake up call that something is going wrong in your mouth and body, but can seriously make you unpopular amongst your work colleagues and your friends in the city of Leeds. However, once you have discovered that you are a victim of it, do something about it for the sake of your health and your confidence; but be assured it could be quite a tough battle ahead of you to get over it. You’ll need to turn around every aspect of your life from the way you eat, the way you look after your oral health and what you get up to on a daily basis. You will also have to get your dentist in for advice on all of this and to repair anything that is going wrong in your mouth. The products you use may need to change- your attitude to life especially will need to be looked at because if it you don’t turn over a new leaf, you will be putting your health at risk. It may take a long time to overcome the condition of bad breath, but in the long run, it can only benefit you in all aspects of your life.

How Leeds deal with the Embarrassment of dodgy Breath

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

2445507_blogAside from all of the health implications behind bad breath in Leeds, suffering from this condition can be very embarrassing and leave you outcast from friends, family and work colleagues, and this can seriously impair your chances of getting ahead in life. Bad breath can be caused by many things, which means there is a whole list you will need to work through step by step until the problem is cured. Pungent smell in the mouth can often be caused by tooth decay and gum disease, so your obvious first choice is to get your mouth looked at by your dentist and if required, repair the damage. Then you’ll need to tackle your diet and your oral hygiene; changing these for the better will vastly help beat this condition. More importantly, you will have to curb some of the bad habits you have; drinking and smoking are not good for the mouth, but they are even worse if you are fighting against gum disease- they will also make your breath smell. Beating bad breath is hard, but it can be done if you work at it, plus it will vastly improve your life and help you to get on with other people and hence, save you from a lot of embarrassment whenever you open your mouth.


Bad Breath and the connection with Gum Disease in Leeds

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

297243_blogGum disease is one of those conditions that you really want to avoid breaking out in your mouth in Leeds. Aside from the important fact that it can lead to destructive conditions in your heart and other organs in your body, it will ravish your gums and teeth, leading to loss in the long run. If this is not enough, it can also lead to bad breath. Fighting this condition gets harder and more expensive the longer it is left, so it is vital that you look out for the early signs of bleeding and weeping gums; if something tastes bad in your mouth, it could give off pungent smells as well. You have to look at every aspect of gum disease: your dentist is the first port of call in order to tackle any damage done, but then, you will have to change your ways. A poor diet, smoking, drinking and heavy medication all add to the problem of this disease and bad breath, as does poor oral hygiene, so all of these must be addressed. Changing the products you use will increase the chances of your gums recovering, and that may well include the use of herbal remedies- these with help to soothe your mouth and make it fresher. Your mouth needs to be constantly hydrated too, so drinking plenty of caffeine free liquids and chewing on gum and sugar-free sweets will help to keep saliva levels high in the mouth- the natural agent in the body to fight against bad breath and disease.



Solving the riddle of Bad Breath in the City of Leeds

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

468416_blogThe city of Leeds is a lovely and highly active place to live in, but it can also demand a lot from you and if you want to give your opportunity to get ahead of the game, it could mean that you’ll have to present yourself the best you can. However, all this will be rather pointless if you suffer from bad breath, as this will terminate your chances straight away; getting to the bottom of it may also take a lot of work as well. You can start by curbing any bad habits you may have and then improving your oral hygiene. If though you suspect that the condition is still present after you have tried these options, it could mean that you are suffering from gum disease and/or tooth decay. In any case, you’ll need to see your dentist from the off, not only to repair any damage that has occurred in your mouth, but you can get tips about how you can go about improving your lifestyle in order to rid yourself of this condition. Remember a golden rule here: anything that smells bad means that something is going wrong somewhere in your body, so by acting fast, you can prevent it from getting worse- but act you must.