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Top Four Tips for Protecting Your Veneers

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

shutterstock_398174743When you’ve got a stunning smile thanks to a set of beautiful veneers, the last thing you want is to damage or stain them. Here are four top tips to help you protect your veneers.

  1. See your dentist for regular check-ups: regular check-ups are important for all patients. When you come and see us, your dentist will have a thorough look in your mouth, and check your veneers. Although it’s not possible for the veneers to decay, it is possible for your natural teeth to become decayed, so routine checks are highly recommended.
  2. Brush twice a day: looking after your veneers is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, and be gentle when you move your brush around your mouth. Take care to spend at least 2 minutes cleaning your teeth day and night, and to cover each individual tooth.
  3. Avoiding staining: you want your smile to look beautiful and bright for years to come, so try and prevent staining. Some veneers are stain-resistant, but others will start to show the signs of discolouration if you don’t brush frequently and you’re partial to coffee, tea, cola or wine. If you are drinking something with a strong colour, use a straw.
  4. Avoid abrasive toothpaste: abrasive toothpastes can sometimes be used to remove satins, but they can be harmful for the natural enamel and also for veneers.

If you have any questions about looking after your veneers, or you’d like some tips, call us and our dental team will be happy to advise you.

Dental Disaster Prevention Here In Leeds

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

5538155_blogDental disasters often happen when you least expect it and if you have an accident or you need urgent help, we will do all we can to fix you up and free you from discomfort.

Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent accidents, but there are often steps you can take to lower your risk of damaging your teeth and gums. Here are some ideas to help prevent those unwanted dental dramas:

Wear a mouth guard

If you’re a sports fan and you like to participate in any activity, which carries a risk of dental injury, we strongly recommend wearing a mouth guard. We provide performance-enhancing custom-made gum shields for players of all ages and abilities. Wearing a gum shield helps to protect the teeth and gums from injuries caused by impact or contact and we advise wearing one for boxing, martial arts, rugby, football, hockey and lacrosse.

Keep up with your check-ups

Seeing your dentist on a regular basis will ensure that your teeth are in good shape. If your teeth are healthy and strong, there is less chance of them getting damaged. We advise 6 monthly check-ups.

Avoid using your teeth for certain jobs

It sounds odd, but many people admit to damaging their teeth because they used them to try and open a bottle or cut something. Try to avoid using your teeth in this way, as there is a real risk of injury and your teeth are not designed to act as an emergency bottle opener!

Wear a seatbelt

Seatbelts are designed to save lives in the event of a collision or crash. They really can make the difference between life and death and they are a very effective means of reducing the risk of dental injuries, as they prevent you falling forwards and hitting your face.

If you do suffer a dental injury, contact us and we will fit you in as soon as we can!

Come Have A Check Up When You Take Your Kids To Our LS1 Dentists

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

1391328_blogCity Dental is a family practice and we love welcoming children to the clinic. We aim to make sure they have fun and look forward to their check-ups and we have plenty on offer to keep them busy and entertained. Our dental team is also really friendly and they are always on hand to make nervous children feel more comfortable. We encourage parents to come with children and are happy to offer check-ups for all the family at the same time to save you worrying about taking time off work or organising childcare for different sessions.

The importance of check-ups

Check-ups are so important for children and adults and we strongly recommend seeing a dentist every 6-9 months. In the early years, check-ups allow us to monitor tooth development and growth and look out for signs of cavities and decay; we can also look out for potential issues, such as orthodontic problems, and talk to children about teeth cleaning and the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy.

For adults, check-ups are a means of reducing the risk of decay, gum disease and other oral health issues, such as bad breath and also an opportunity for us to keep track of any changes in your mouth. When you have a routine check-up we will have a close look at your gums, your teeth and your tongue to look for any problems and check for warning signs; we always include oral cancer checks during our check-ups and we also offer screening.

How long do check-ups last?

Check-ups are very quick and you won’t feel any pain at all, we promise! They usually take just 5-10 minutes and we can combine appointments for families.

If you’re due a check-up or you’re looking to book your children’s appointments for the summer, give us a call or bob in when you’re next in the centre of Leeds!

Win the battle against tooth decay with regular check ups form City of Leeds dentist

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

In the fight against dental decay there are several key defences. The most important is regular and correct brushing and flossing of teeth. Brushing and flossing help to fight plaque, a filmy substance made up of bacteria and other debris, that covers the teeth and attacks the enamel. If plaque is not removed by brushing it will break down enamel causing tooth decay. This can lead to painful toothaches and abscesses that can lead to tooth loss. Flossing is particularly important for removing plaque and food debris from between teeth that causes tooth decay and is also responsible for 90 per cent of cases of bad breath. If allowed to remain plaque will also transform into tartar, a hard yellow/brown substance that also destroys enamel but that is impossible to remove by conventional cleaning.

Behind effective tooth cleaning and good oral hygiene in the fight against dental disease is regular dental check ups. Dentists recommend a dental check up every six months. Check ups are very important as dentists will be able to regularly examine for the first signs of dental decay. Even the most effective cleaning regimes can be susceptible to decay and it is impossible to tell if you have early onset tooth decay or gum disease without examination by a dentist. As with all things to do with dental health, and health in general, the earlier you catch a disease, the easier it is to treat.

Dentists will not only check for evidence of tooth decay and gum disease but can also carry out for routine checks for all types of oral cancer. A simple mouth check can catch oral cancer early, giving you a greater than 80 per cent chance of surviving this particularly virulent form of the disease. Half an hour every six months is a small price to pay to win the battle against dental disease and oral cancer. Make an appointment with a City of Leeds dentist today and it might save you years of costly and painful treatment in the future.