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Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Toothaches

Friday, July 14th, 2017

shutterstock_253445443If you’ve ever had toothache before, you’ll know that it can really put a dampener on your day. If you’re keen to keep pain at bay, here are 5 things you can do to prevent toothaches:

  1. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste: brushing is your best bet when it comes to removing harmful bacteria, which cause gum disease and decay, from your mouth. Use fluoride toothpaste, as fluoride helps to strengthen and protect your tooth enamel. Brush in the morning and evening for two minutes each time.
  2. Book a dental check every 6 months: if you attend regular check-ups, you’ll reduce your risk of developing decay and gum disease significantly. If you haven’t been to the dentist for the last 6 months, now is the time to get in touch!
  3. See your dentist if you have pain: if you start to notice pain or you experience heightened sensitivity, see your dentist. Don’t wait until your next check-up. Pain is often a sign of a cavity or an infection, so it’s best to get checked out.
  4. Avoid snacking: when you eat, the bacteria in your mouth release acids, which weaken your enamel on a temporary basis. Your enamel can only resist a limited number of acid attacks, so if you’re grazing throughout the day, it’s very likely that your enamel will become thin and worn. Stick to 3 meals a day and if you do get hungry, choose sugar-free snacks such as raw vegetables.
  5. Keep an eye on your sugar intake: most people know that sugar is bad for the teeth, but have you ever actually worked out how much sugar you consume each day? You may be surprised to find out that you exceed the recommended intake on a regular basis if you don’t pay much attention to food labels. Use an app or a food diary and try and keep below that RDA.

No Need To Shudder When Your Tooth Goes Bump In The Night

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

1787127_blogWhen you head off to bed looking forward to a nice big sleep, the last thing you want is to wake up with terrible tooth pain. With our preventative and general dental services, we can help you to keep dental disease and toothache at bay; we can also offer same-day appointments in the event that you need urgent attention.

Preventing dental disease

Decay and gum disease are common, but they are preventable and with good oral hygiene, a sensible diet and regular dental appointments, you can make a major difference to your oral health.

Oral hygiene is extremely important and cleaning your teeth will help to significantly reduce your risk of dental problems, as well as keeping your teeth looking clean and bright. We recommend brushing twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes each time and flossing daily. If you have any questions about choosing a toothbrush or which toothpaste to use, we will be happy to help.

Diet is another major player when it comes to your oral health and a healthy diet will not just boost your chances of enjoying a great looking smile, it will also contribute to improved general health. Sugary and acidic foods are the main dangers for oral health, so we recommend limiting your intake of these foods and ensuring that you consume them at mealtimes only. When you eat the enamel softens and becomes weaker temporarily; if you snack on sugary treats between meals, this means that your enamel never has time to recover.

Regular dental checks are a great way of reducing your risk of dental injuries, damage to the teeth and oral health diseases. Check-ups are really quick and there’s no need to worry about them. We also recommend dental hygiene sessions; seeing a dental hygienist will help to reduce the risk of illness and infection, as well as making your teeth look radiant.

Prevent Dental Decay With A Quick And Simple Leeds Check Up

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

iStock_000000363253XSmallDental decay can be a real pain, but with our quick and simple check-ups, we can make sure that your teeth remain healthy, strong and cavity-free. We recommend 6 monthly check-ups for adults and children.

What happens when you have a check up?

Routine check-ups only last a few minutes and you don’t need to worry about a thing; we promise that there won’t be any pain and we do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair. A check-up is a chance for us to have a look at your teeth and gums and check the soft tissue in your mouth; we will check the teeth for any signs of cavities or decay and make sure there are no signs of gum disease. We record any changes in your notes and discuss any potential issues with you; if you do need treatment, such as a filling, we will arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We offer oral cancer screening, but we also carry out checks during our routine check-ups. We can also offer advice about teeth cleaning and oral hygiene, diet and giving up smoking.

The importance of check-ups

Check-ups are important for a number of reasons; firstly, they give us a chance to spot developing problems at an early stage and this prevents you from suffering, increases the chances of successful treatment and saves you money. Oral health is really important, not just because we don’t want you suffering with aches and pains or swollen gums, but also because research suggests that gum disease can increase your risk of developing other serious health conditions, including heart disease.  We also perform oral cancer checks as part of your dental check-ups and the earlier signs are spotted, the higher the chance of successful treatment.

With regular check-ups, you can make major strides towards a beautiful, healthy smile; call us today to book your appointment.

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.

Is It Wise To Learn In Leeds About The Latest Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

2904387_blogThe world of cosmetic dentistry is advancing at a rapid pace and this means we are able to offer you new treatments all the time. If you can think of any cosmetic dental flaw or problem, we probably have a solution. We are always open to clients popping in to chat about treatments and we can also offer consultations to guide you through our treatment list and discuss the possible options, which may be of interest.

Our treatments

We offer an array of cosmetic dental treatments and we use the latest techniques to create dream smiles! Our treatment list is growing all the time to encompass new treatments and boasts porcelain veneers, including Lumineers, tooth whitening, cosmetic bonding, smile makeovers, cosmetic braces, porcelain crowns and white fillings. For those who want to transform their smile and bring about a radical change, we offer bespoke smile makeovers.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

The most obvious benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it makes the smile look amazing; however, there are often by-products of smile transformations and these can be equally important. Many people who dislike their smile suffer from a lack of confidence and this can really hold them back in terms of personal and professional relationships and career success. With a new smile, many patients feel much more confident and they have the strength and ambition to do things they wouldn’t have entertained before. A new smile can also make you look younger, more attractive and more appealing to potential employers and business partners.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, our treatments and services or dentistry in Leeds in general, simply give us a call and arrange a consultation.

We Can Help To Put A Stop To Your Mouth Ulcer Woes

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

3534882_blogMouth ulcers are usually harmless, but they can be very painful. If you have mouth ulcer woes, we are here to help!

About mouth ulcers pain

Mouth ulcers are open sores, small in size, which tend to develop on the inside of the cheeks and lips. In most cases, ulcers form when you’ve caught or cut yourself accidentally when you’ve been chewing food, but they can also occur more frequently when you are stressed or feeling run down. Ulcers can be blue, yellow or grey in colour and they are usually nothing to worry about, although they can be very sore.

What can I do for an ulcer?

If you have an ulcer and it’s troubling you, it is possible to buy over the counter treatment to ease discomfort. If then, you find your ulcer isn’t bothering you, it will usually heal independently and disappear within 7-10 days. If you have an ulcer, which takes a very long time (more than 2 weeks) to heal, we advise arranging to come in for a dental check-up as slow-healing sores can be a symptom of mouth cancer. It’s very unlikely that this is the case, but we always prefer to err on the side of caution.

If you have an ulcer, it’s a good idea to take extra care when you are eating and brushing your teeth. It can be painful if you catch an ulcer and you may find that your ulcer stings if you eat something with a sharp or acidic flavour.

If you have troublesome ulcers, don’t hesitate to ring and book an appointment; we will have you pain-free and fighting fit again in no time!

Don’t Take The Risk. Come For A City Leeds Check-Up

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

4390244_blogAre you one of the many people out there who hasn’t had a dental check-up in the last 6-9 months? Many people admit that they don’t have regular check-ups and we strongly advise keeping on top of dental checks, as they are so important for both your dental and general health.

Why are dental check-ups so important?

Regular check-ups are of paramount importance and we strongly advise all our patients, young and old, to see their dentist every 6 months. Frequent checks enable us to look out for signs of developing problems, which means that they can be treated before they get any worse; they also give us the chance to spot any changes in the mouth and to keep an eye on the development of the teeth. Without regular checks, there is a higher risk of decay and gum disease and an increased chance of potentially serious health issues, such as oral cancer, going undiagnosed.

With issues such as oral cancer and gum disease, the longer they are left, the more serious they become. Gingivitis is very easy to treat, but periodontal disease, the advanced form of gum disease, causes permanent damage to the mouth.

Dental health is also an important indicator of general health and there is a significant body of evidence to support the notion that poor oral health leads to an elevated risk of general health issues, from heart disease to diabetes.

What happens during a check-up?

We understand that many patients are apprehensive about seeing a dentist, but we promise that check-ups are quick and painless. They only take a few minutes and your dentist will simply have a quick chat with you to check how you are and whether you’ve had any dental problems and then have a good look at your mouth. Any potential issues or changes will be documented in your notes and if you have a clean bill of health, you won’t have to come back and see us for another 6 months. If you do need treatment, such as a filling, your dentist will explain why and how treatment will benefit you and then you can book an appointment when it is convenient.

Central Leeds goes for a Dental Check-up

Monday, December 9th, 2013

If you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, one of the ingredients in this equation is how you look after your mouth. By all means go out and buy the best products you can, eat well and try to shun the temptations that a busy city like central Leeds can bestow on you- smoking and drinking and general misdemeanours. One other vital ingredient in the mix of caring for your mouth is to attend regular check-ups with your dentist. You only have to take your eye of your game for 24 hours in order for plaque and bacteria to start getting to work at wrecking your teeth and gums with decay and disease. You may well miss these evils going to work on you, but your dentist won’t and problems like these can be picked up in seconds from probing and/or an x-ray, and then can be rectified immediately. Aside from this, your dentist can give your teeth a thorough clean-up by scaling and polishing above and below the gum-line. But your dentist also knows about the whole of your body and can help advise you on all topics from the basics through to cosmetic dentistry, dental phobias, diet and even giving up smoking. So don’t miss out on your check-ups and use them wisely when you are there.

The many reasons to have a Dental Check-up in Central Leeds

Monday, September 9th, 2013

585983_blogIt is very easy to get complacent about a dental check-up in Central Leeds…”yeah, might skip this one”. Well as good as you think you may be at looking after your teeth, unless you have the tools, are in a relationship with a dentist and have an x-ray machine set up in the garden shed, you will miss bits and pieces, and things go wrong very quickly inside your mouth. A dentist will be able to spot any problems a mile off and then correct them very quickly; you can get a thorough polish and your teeth will be properly cleaned up. But remember, a check-up is more than just a quick clean and whistle for your mouth; you should maximise this time with your dentist and chat about anything that may be concerning you at home- anything from diet to bad habits that you may have. Don’t be shy, talk to your dentist, after all it’s their job and the modern dentist is well clued up about everything, not just about your teeth, but the health of your body as well. Never ever be afraid to speak up about your problems, we are talking about health here- so DON’T miss appointments!!

Checking out a Check-up in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

459343_blogThere are several appointments in your life that will ensure that you remain healthy throughout your days on earth in the city of Leeds; keeping up with your dental check-up is just one of them. You may well think that you have your oral hygiene under control, but is very easy to fall foul of the things that threaten your mouth each day such as plaque; this can also lead to other nightmares as well, but just by visiting your dentist twice a year, you can avoid nasty dental work down the line and save a damn lot of money in the process. You can’t see what lurks inside your mouth, but your dentist can and ensure that you are completely clean around your gums and teeth; a simple x-ray will reveal any problems in your mouth and if you have any issues, you can be patched up straight away. Your dentist will also give your teeth a right good seeing to at a check-up by scaling away, above and below the gum-line, anything that has crept in, and then finish you off with a damn good polishing too. Seriously, a dental check-up is something you should not miss and it’s a chance to talk about problems you may be having- that’s if you want your teeth for the rest of your life and be healthy.