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Check In And Polish Away Those Dental Cobwebs

Monday, September 29th, 2014

18625010If you’re due a check-up or you’ve you haven’t been to see a dentist for a while, it’s time to pick up the phone and arrange an appointment to brush away those dental cobwebs. Regular check-ups are important for both your dental and general health and they only take a few minutes.

Dental checks

Dental checks take less than ten minutes, but they have a major bearing on your oral health. During a check-up, your dentist will examine your mouth and check for any signs, which could potentially be worrying. If you have early signs of decay or gum disease, treatment can be administered to prevent it from getting any worse and this will save you pain and suffering, time and money.

Ideally, we recommend 6 monthly check-ups, as this enables dentists to keep an eye on the mouth and identify any potential problems as early as possible. If you have dental pain or any symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, in the meantime, it’s important to see your dentist as early as you can, rather than waiting for your next routine appointment.

Hygienist sessions

In addition to regular dental checks, it’s also highly beneficial to see a dental hygienist on a regular basis. Hygienists are experts in the prevention of dental disease and even a short session can make a massive difference. Hygienists provide a range of dental treatments, including scale and polish, gum disease treatment and prevention and preventative services, such as sealants and fluoride varnish, and they are particularly beneficial for patients who have a high risk of gum disease and those who suffer from halitosis (bad breath).

Come And Check City Leeds Out Before The Pain Gets Too Much

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

3534882_blogIf you have dental pain, don’t suffer in silence. Come and see us next time you’re in Leeds or give us a call to make an appointment and we will do our best to have you fighting fit. Dental pain often comes and goes, but it tends to get worse with time and it’s always best to get checked out.

What causes dental pain?

There are various possible causes of dental pain, including decay, damaged or eroded enamel, dental abscesses and dental injuries, such as chips and fractures. Pain can appear in various guises, from a dull ache to throbbing pain, which comes on very quickly.

Sensitivity is a very common form of dental pain, which occurs most commonly when you eat or drink something very hot or cold. This is usually the result of worn enamel, which is often caused by acid erosion. When the enamel is worn, the dentin becomes exposed; within the dentin, lie the nerves, which is why you start to feel pain.

Sudden pain can be caused by a dental injury or a dental abscess. Abscesses are infectious sores, which contain with pus; they are caused by bacteria and they are often very painful. If you have a dental abscess, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as you can; unlike other types of abscesses, dental abscesses must be treated by dentists, rather than doctors.

What to do if you have dental pain

If you have dental pain, call the practice and book an appointment and we will see you as soon as possible. In the meantime, we can offer advice about taking pain relief and you could also use self-help techniques, such as applying an ice pack to the tooth and avoiding hard and chewy foods.

Don’t Be Afraid Of A Leeds Dentist. We’re Here To Help

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

18625029It’s very common to be afraid of the dentist, but we promise that we are here to help, not to harm or hurt! Our dentists are highly trained and they have experience in treating nervous and anxious patients; they are a really friendly bunch and they really will do anything they can to make you feel as calm as possible. Whether you’ve had a bad experience in the past or you have a negative perception of dentists because of stories you’ve heard from others or things you’ve seen in the media, we can hopefully change your views and ensure that you never dread going to a dentist again.

Why are people afraid of the dentist?

There are so many reasons why patients may be afraid of going to the dentist. For many, it’s not the actual dentist or dental practice that are a worry, but the instruments they may employ. According to a recent survey, around a significant proportion of people who have dental anxiety are scared because of a fear of needles, injections or pain.

Other possible causes of dental anxiety include negative past experiences, a fear of being told that something is wrong and further treatment is needed and embarrassment. We often see patients who have not seen a dentist for many years and they are often embarrassed about the state of their teeth and worried about potential oral health problems. We want you to feel comfortable with the prospect of going to the dentist and we stress to all patients that we are here to help and not to judge or criticise in any way.

If you are a nervous patient, we will do all we can to help you overcome your fears. Come and see us or give us a call.

The joys of a Dental Visit in Central Leeds

Friday, January 18th, 2013

If you have a conscience about your health and the way that you care for your life in centralLeeds, you will be very attentive to keeping up will any appointment that involves looking after yourself. Your oral health will (and must) also fall under this cloak of self preservation and though you may practise the best oral hygiene programme at home, you’ll never be sure just how well you doing unless you also keep up with your dental appointments as well. This can be a good indicator for you to see just how well you are doing. At a visit to your dentist, you will be x-rayed to check for gum disease and tooth decay; the dentist will also do the basic prodding around to see if everything is in order and at the end of the session, you will be cleaned up and sent on your way. If you have missed anything, your dentist can patch you up; you may need a filling, who knows, but this visit is designed to ensure that everything is going smoothly for you. However, it shouldn’t be just about this. It is a great opportunity to chat with the dentists about anything that concerns you, from the brush and toothpaste you use to possibly the idea of getting a little bit of cosmetic work done. Use your dental visit wisely and don’t be afraid about being forward about anything that might worry you.