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The Heart of Leeds Eradicating the Social Anxiety Caused By Bad Breath

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Sensual and FreshMost of have unpleasant breath from time to time, usually in the mornings or after a meal, but if you have constant bad breath or your halitosis is affecting your day to day life, don’t suffer in silence. We can help you to banish bad breath for good and feel happier and more confident in social situations.

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath is caused by bacteria giving off gases when they feed. In most cases of persistent bad breath, bacteria gather at the back of the tongue. Most cases of bad breath are linked to poor hygiene and this can easily be resolved with good oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing prevents bacteria from collecting in the mouth, as well as ensuring your teeth look healthy and bright. Occasionally bad breath can be caused by taking certain types of medication and swapping drugs could help to solve this problem.

We recommend seeing a dental hygienist if you have bad breath on a regular basis. Our expert hygienists offer intensive cleaning treatments, which remove bacteria and plaque and leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh and your teeth looking shiny and white. Intensive cleaning also helps to reduce the risk of gum disease and decay. If you suffer from bad breath, it is beneficial to schedule regular dental checks and hygiene sessions.

Bad breath is nothing to be ashamed of; we are here to help and we will have you smiling in no time!

Oral hygiene tips to make your smile glow!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

357249_blogMany people assume that they need to see a dentist for professional whitening treatment to achieve a glowing smile, but you can actually make a massive difference to the look of your teeth by maintaining good oral hygiene and steering clear of things that discolour your teeth. Oral hygiene is really important for your oral health, but is also has a bearing on the aesthetic of your teeth. Regular cleaning helps to keep the enamel strong and gives your teeth a radiant, smooth finish, if the enamel becomes worn, the dentin becomes visible and this is yellow in colour. Your diet can also have an influence on the colour and strength of your teeth. Foods which are strongly coloured, such as coffee and red wine, can contribute to discolouration, as can acidic drinks, such as white wine. Acidic foods and drinks erode the enamel, causing it to become thinner. When brushing, take care to cover all areas of your mouth and devote equal time to each corner of the mouth; try to angle your brush so that you are able to cover the gum line, as well as the chewing and biting surfaces of the teeth and avoid brushing too hard, as this can damage the enamel. In addition to brushing, it’s important to floss, as this helps you to clean between the teeth. You can also ask your dentist about using inter-dental brushes, which are tiny brushes, specifically designed to clean the cracks between the teeth. If after heeding all this advice, you still want to inject a bit of extra sparkle into your smile, whitening could be the answer.

Brushing bravely and flossing with flirtation in Central Leeds

Monday, August 26th, 2013

357249_blogWhen you look after your oral hygiene in central Leeds, two of the essential ingredients you should have in your tool kit is a toothbrush and some dental floss. Finding a good brush is generally down to you, and the market is flooded with them, but don’t be afraid to ask your dentist for advice before shopping. Dentists see more in your mouth than you do and can advise you about the strength of bristles that will suit the particular nature of your gums and teeth; electric brushes are brilliant as well. They take the sting out of the work for you and will leave the surfaces of your teeth clean and rejuvenated. But no regular toothbrush will get between your teeth and up around your gums, which is why you have to back-up brushing with flossing for a thorough clean. Again, there are many to choose from and you may well have to try a few out first before you find one that suits you. But using the combination of a brush and floss at least a couple of times a day- especially after eating will help to keep your mouth healthy for the future.

Brilliant Flossing and Brushing in Central Leeds

Monday, September 24th, 2012

You’ve probably heard it time and time again, but for some people in central Leeds, they need reminding of the importance of oral hygiene. Look at the bigger picture: if you get the right products to floss and brush with, you will help in preventing plaque growing in the mouth which will then lead to gum disease and tooth decay. These will damage the gums, ruin the teeth and possibly lead to heart failure in the future- you will also have to take out a second mortgage in order to pay for corrective procedures. Keeping your teeth free from bacteria here is key, so after every meal, the teeth and gums have to be free from foodstuffs that may have got stuck, otherwise the  bacteria and acids turn to plaque and will attack the surfaces of the teeth. Flossing will help get in deep when it comes to intimate cleaning and get rid of anything lurking between the teeth and around the gums. Then you can get to work in earnest by brushing the surfaces of the teeth. Finding a good tooth brush and a good dental floss that suits your teeth and gums will be a matter of trial and error in the beginning but persevere and get it right and you will avoid complications in the future.

City of Leeds dentists ensure long-term oral health with dental check ups

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

For enduring oral health, regular visits to your dentist are vital. Without check ups by a specialist, you could be compounding existing health problems with your teeth. Having healthy teeth allows you painless eating, drinking and talking. They look better too and you will be able to smile with confidence. Make an appointment today to safeguard the health of your mouth.

Effective care of your teeth at home is vital and can be achieved with regular flossing and brushing. Brush your teeth twice a day for three minutes and, to ensure that you have reached the parts that toothbrushes cannot, floss. To compliment this, a visit to your dentist every six months is crucial. At some point in our lives, 90% of us will suffer from gum disease, proving that we need to do more to protect our teeth.

Seeing a City of Leeds dentist every six months will do more to help ensure lasting oral health. They will give your teeth and gums a thorough examination for signs of disease, locating any problems early. Dentists are trained too to spot signs of oral cancer; a condition which, if diagnosed early, can be effectively treated. Allowing your dentist the chance to diagnose any problems swiftly lessens your chance of having to undergo invasive procedures.

Make an appointment every six months and you and your dentist can stay on top of your oral health. There’s no need to be embarrassed if you have not had an appointment for several years; it’s not too late to start addressing your dental hygiene and ensure long-lasting healthy teeth and gums which will allow you to live well and smile with confidence.

Dental Implants and their advantages. By a Leeds Central dentist

Monday, July 5th, 2010

A Dental Implant is a dental science advance developed in the 1960s, and is still a popular and preferred method of permanently replacing teeth says a Leeds Central dentist. Many people cannot stand to have dentures, so they either suffer in silence or they can have a dental implant. The procedure is not complicated, but it isn’t quick either, it takes between 3-6 months to complete and is available to most people who have a strong jaw bone. It involves a Titanium plate being slid under the gum and screwed straight into the jaw bone. The Titanium reacts with the bone and produces new tissue that grows over it and integrates it into the jaw. In the plate are one or a series of pre-drilled and screwed holes. 3 to 6 months after this, the gum line is opened up again and posts are then screwed into the holes and glued to set them. Then the dentist will complete that operation and slide the newly designer made ceramic teeth into position. These too are glued on to seal them in place. Now you have a set of unique, better than the original, teeth. They require no more looking after than your original teeth, that’s just flossing, brushing and rinsing; they are not subject to interior infection and are easily replaceable if they become accidentally damaged. They really are a wonder of dental science and research, and definitely a good alternative to dentures for anyone who has problems with artificial teeth on a plate.