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Three Ways Plaque Harms Your Teeth

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

364999_blogPlaque is a major threat to healthy teeth and gums and studies show that it can also increase the risk of potentially serious general health conditions, but what exactly is plaque and how does it harm your teeth?

What is plaque?

Plaque is a sticky colourless substance, which constantly forms in your mouth. You can often feel plaque if you run your tongue over your teeth having not brushed them for a while, for example in the morning. Plaque is easily removed with good oral hygiene, but it can be very dangerous if left alone. Plaque hardens and turns into tartar, which cannot be removed by standard brushing. Plaque is the main cause of dental diseases, including decay and gum disease and the best way of avoiding it is to remember to brush twice a day every day and keep on top of inter-dental cleaning, either by using inter-dental brushes or dental floss.

How does plaque harm the teeth?

Here are 3 ways plaque harms your teeth:

  1. Decay: plaque is the most common cause of tooth decay, a dental disease, which causes cavities to form in the outer layers of the teeth. The bacteria present in plaque released acids when they feed and this causes erosion of the enamel; once the enamel is worn, it is very hard to rebuild and the tooth is vulnerable to infection and injury.
  2. Gum disease: plaque acids irritate the gums and cause them to become painful and swollen; the outcome of this is commonly gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Plaque is constantly forming in the mouth and if it is not removed, it hardens and becomes tartar. Tartar beneath the gum line is a major cause of advanced gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
  3. Bad breath: plaque contains bacteria, which release gases when they feed; these gases have an unpleasant odour and they cause bad breath. The best way to tackle bad breath is to maintain good oral hygiene at home and brush the teeth twice a day and floss daily.

Give Your Teeth Some TLC at Our Dental Practice

Monday, August 24th, 2015

18625010If your teeth are in need of some TLC, there’s no better place to go than City Dental Leeds. We have all kinds of treatments on offer to clean, polish, strengthen, protect and brighten those pearly whites.

Our treatments

We offer a comprehensive range of general, preventative, cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic treatments and are confident that we can find the perfect solution for almost any dental problem or imperfection you can imagine. Whether your teeth are decayed, discoloured or damaged, we can give them the TLC they deserve and ensure you leave with us a beautiful, healthy smile.

We provide general and preventative dental treatments such as check-ups, cleaning treatments, fillings, extractions and root canal treatment to keep dental disease at bay and treat existing signs of decay, infection and gum disease. Our aim is always to prevent dental problems, but in the event that they have already become apparent, we aim to make you feel comfortable and prevent any progression as quickly as possible.

Our restorative treatments, including crowns, inlays and onlays and dental bridges, are designed to repair and restore broken, chipped and misshapen teeth. If you’ve been injured, have been involved in an accident or your tooth is decayed, we can help to patch it up and restore strength and beauty to your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making you look and feel amazing and with our cosmetic innovations, you can really treat your teeth. We offer teeth whitening, veneers, cosmetic bonding, white fillings and gum reshaping and we can combine treatments to produce a stunning smile makeover. We also use the latest cosmetic braces to straighten out issues including gaps between the teeth and crowding.

If you would like to treat yourself to a new and improved smile, call us today and arrange a consultation.

How to find the right Dentist in Leeds

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

3268322_blogYou’d think that finding a dentist would be quite simple, but there can be a lot of things to consider when making your choice in Leeds. Firstly, it is always a good idea to pay a visit, sit down and have a chat with the dentist and find out what treatments are on offer. You can gauge dentists by how they come across to you and if you get on well with one, it’s a good start. Treatments and the equipment being used are very important and if the surgery is modern with the latest technology to carry out complex treatments as efficiently as possible- great. Another important factor to getting a dentist is if you have started a family; you will want a dentist that is going to be good with your kids, keep their records as they get older and be able to deal with the amount of changes that children’s teeth go through. On this subject, if a child of yours requires orthodontic treatments, there will be many visits to the dentists throughout, so you don’t want to choose a dentist that is some distance away otherwise you will be running up lots of bills from travelling. Finally, word of mouth is also a good way to learn about dentists; ask friends, family and work colleagues about their dentists and how they feel about how good the treatments are that they receive: remember that you are paying for your treatments and if you are not happy with one dentist, then move on elsewhere until you are.


Picking the Dentist for the job in Leeds

Friday, December 14th, 2012

So let’s just say you’ve recently moved to Leeds and are trying to organise your new life. What are among the more important things to set up? A doctor for sure, but also a dentist, so how do you go about choosing one? There are a lot of factors that come into this equation, especially if you have children. The first thing to do is pay a visit to various surgeries and decide if you like what you see. Look at the machinery that is used and what procedures are carried out there. Then, meet the dentist and get a feel for them- interview them and if you like what you see, then sign on the dotted line. Where young children enter the equation though, the rules can change a bit: they may require some form of orthodontic treatment in the future so having a dentist nearby will help save on endless petrol bills when your kid’s are constantly in and out for treatments. Children also like familiarity and stability and a ‘family’ orientated dentist will be there for your children as they grow up, which can give continuity to their treatments and help to build up historical data on yours and theirs teeth. Asking other people about the dentist they use is also a good angle to take- people like friends or work colleagues- most of all, don’t rush, take your time and get it right.

Leeds Dentists Care for You and not just Your Mouth

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Visiting the dentist can be a traumatic experience for all, young or old, why chose to make this excursion any more uncomfortable by choosing a dentist who does not care about their patients? Unfortunately, it can be quite common to come across dental practitioners who are less than concerned about their patients well-being. It is not only access to the latest techniques and equipments that shows the competency of a professional, it is their concern and consideration for the people they are working with.

Luckily, in Leeds you will find many dentists that have been properly trained in how to deal with anxious and nervous patients. Compassion and patience are vital when dealing with young or frightened clients and all dentists should be able to use these traits to create a comfortable atmosphere within their surgery.

Advice should be given therefore, to any individual looking for a dentist, that customer care is just as important as respectable degrees and recommendations. If you are not comfortable with going to your dentist, you are more likely to find excuses to cancel appointments, with regards to the importance of oral hygiene this is unacceptable.

An appointment should be made to visit your dentist every six months. If you fail to make regular check-ups, you increase your risk of suffering nasty complications such as gum disease and tooth decay. When it comes to your dentist, you must be feel they care about you enough to entrust them with the fragile fragments that are your teeth.