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What Sedation Methods Are Available To Me?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

1528196_blogMany dental patients feel apprehensive about undergoing treatment and even the thought of sitting in a dental chair is enough to make some feel incredibly anxious. Sedation is a technique, which can be hugely beneficial for those that suffer from dental phobia and dental anxiety and patients who require complex treatment. Sedation is commonly used in medicine and dentistry to help patients to feel more relaxed during a procedure; there are various forms available, including:

  • IV sedation: IV sedation is given intravenously, which means that it passes into the body through a vein in the arm. IV sedation takes effect very quickly.
  • Oral sedation: oral sedation involves administering sedative medication orally, so that the patient swallows a tablet. This form of sedation may be more appealing for those who have a phobia or fear of needles.
  • Inhalation: inhalation is a simple and hassle-free means of sedation, which can be helpful for those who feel anxious about having an injection. In this case, the sedative is inhaled through a mask.

The benefits of sedation

Sedation is highly beneficial for people who experience anxiety when they go to the dentist or think about having dental treatment. When you are sedated, you don’t feel any pain and you have limited awareness of what is going on; you won’t lose consciousness, but you will feel a little drowsy, calm and relaxed. As well as making you feel more relaxed during a procedure, sedation can also help to ease nerves in the run-up to a dental procedure, as you have peace of mind that you won’t feel any pain. Sedation can also help those who have had negative or painful experiences in the past because you usually don’t have much recollection of what happened once the effects of the medication wear off. Sedation is available for a range of different dental procedures; ask your dentist for more information.

What happens after sedation?

After the procedure is complete and the effects of the sedative start to wear off, your dentist will carry out some checks and you will be free to go home; you can’t drive for at least 24 hours after sedation, so you will need to arrange a lift with a friend or relative. It can take up to 24 hours for the effects to wear off completely and you should take time to rest and avoid exercise, operating machinery, making important decisions and drinking alcohol.

How Can I Achieve Whiter Teeth Quickly?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

529808_blogWhite teeth look bright and beautiful, so it’s no wonder that many people decide to have whitening treatment. Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments on the market and if you’re looking for a radiant smile this autumn, it could be the perfect choice for you.

About tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic dental technique, which makes the teeth look lighter and brighter by bleaching the enamel to whiten the shade of the tooth. Whitening agents are applied to the teeth and on contact, they gradually lighten the shade; the result is a healthier looking, more radiant smile.

There are various whitening options available, including home whitening kits and in-chair professional systems. There are pros and cons of each technique and your dentist will run through these for you to help you decide which option is best for you. The aim of whitening treatment is to make the smile look more attractive; it can be used to tackle discolouration or simply to give your smile a stunning glow.

Home whitening

Home whitening is a convenient option for clients who wish to pursue a simple and stress-free approach to treatment; home treatment, as you may have guessed from the name, takes place in the comfort of your own home and the best thing is that it can be adapted to suit your daily schedule. Before you begin treatment, your dentist will invite you for a consultation to check your teeth and create impressions, which are used to make your bespoke whitening trays. The trays are similar to mouth guards and they contain whitening agent; they are worn for around 6 hours per day for 14 consecutive days and the result is a bright, shiny smile.

In-chair treatment

In-chair treatments are generally faster and they tend to produce longer-lasting results, but they may be more expensive. There are express options available or you may wish to combine aspects of home and in-chair treatments and go for Enlighten. Enlighten treatment involves 14 days of home treatment followed by an in-chair session, which takes one hour; this system is currently the only treatment in the UK, which is capable of achieving the lightest tooth shade and it creates beautiful, timeless smiles.

How can I find out more?

If you’re interested in tooth whitening and you’d like to find out more, contact your dentist and book a consultation.

Why Do We Use Smile Imaging?

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

1950426_sAt City Dental Leeds, we pride ourselves in delivering a first class service for our clients and part of our promise is to ensure our patients have access to the best treatments and the latest technology around. We are delighted to offer a smile imaging service, which enables our clients to se the projected results of treatment before they even sit in the dental chair.

What is smile imaging and how could it benefit me?

Smile imaging is a digital service, which allows us to show you images of what your smile could look like with the help of restorative, orthodontic or cosmetic dental treatment. For many people, it’s hard to imagine how their smile will look after treatment after just simply reading about a treatment and discussing the ins and outs of it with a dentist; with imaging, you can actually see the pictures and therefore you gain a much better understanding of the difference treatment can make.

With smile imaging, we take a photograph of your existing smile and then use advanced software to produce an updated version of how the teeth will look after treatment. We can use smile imaging to show you the anticipated results of orthodontic treatment, tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants and cosmetic bonding.

Smile imaging could be beneficial for you if you’re thinking about undergoing treatment, you’re not sure whether to take the plunge or you’re eager to see how your treatment will benefit you without waiting for weeks or months to see the results in real life.

If you’re keen to find out more or you’ve been umming and ahhing about having treatment, call us now and arrange a consultation or bob in and see us if you’re nearby.

Damon Braces Are A Modern Fixed Braces Treatment

Monday, December 29th, 2014

2823674_blogDamon Braces offer a modern take on traditional orthodontics for patients looking doe speed, discreet aesthetics and comfort. These advanced braces cater for patients with even the most complex needs and they are one of the best examples of contemporary orthodontic treatment.

About Damon Braces

Damon Braces are innovative fixed braces, which feature self-ligating memory wires and sliding brackets. This system is designed for patients with moderate and complex needs and it enables patients who need a lot of movement to enjoy the benefits of modern systems, as well as the reliability of fixed braces.

The technology behind Damon Braces accelerates tooth movement and also reduces friction to enable patients to enjoy greater comfort throughout the treatment period.

The sliding brackets are also easier to clean than conventional square brackets, which helps patients to maintain good oral health.

How long does treatment take with Damon Braces?

Treatment times are heavily dependent on the individual and the complexity of their orthodontic prescription; however, on average, treatment times are around 4-6 months shorter than with conventional fixed braces.

When can Damon Braces be used?

Damon Braces can be used to correct a host of common orthodontic issues, including:

  • crowding
  • crooked teeth
  • overbite
  • crossbite
  • underbite
  • twisted and crooked teeth
  • spacing
  • overjet

If you’d like to see if you are a good candidate for Damon Braces, call us now and book your consultation. Our expert dentists will talk to you about the treatment and carry out some basic tests to check that this is a good choice for you; they can also discuss other options, which may be of interest.

What’s behind Discolouration in Leeds?

Monday, January 13th, 2014

1567900_blogYou would like to keep your teeth looking as bright and as sparkly as you can in Leeds, after all, they are one of the first things that others will look at as soon as you open your mouth. However, they can often become discoloured and although you can remedy this with whitening techniques and if need be, have veneers fitted- you should really look into just why your teeth have got into this state in the first place. It is all about lifestyle and diet. Your teeth are quite resilient but there is a limit to what they can take. If you are a bit wayward with your oral hygiene, you are going to be onto a loser from the start; cleaning your teeth is essential to keeping them bright and healthy, but if you constantly smoke, drink and eat rubbish foods, these will take the sheen off the enamel unless you up the way you care for your teeth. Your diet is also important in order to promote your immune system, which in turn will keep your teeth strong. Never be afraid to consult with your dentist and/or hygienist if you are having problems with discolouration of your teeth- the more you learn, the more you will be aware of what to avoid in the future and continue to keep your smile looking great.

Overall Dental Care in Leeds

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

2603730_blogYou should know that as you get older in Leeds, looking after your teeth gets harder by the day and things can go wayward pretty quickly- and that one condition can lead quickly to another in the mouth. One of the main criminals here is plaque and while it is taking no prisoners, it is also leading to more complex situations. Once it has got into your mouth, it can harden into tartar and strangle the life out of your gums- then disease will set in. Of course it will also attack the surfaces of your teeth too and then you are into tooth decay: this two-pronged attack from both of these conditions can be painful but will then set about attacking the areas below the teeth as well. This is a deadly place to find yourself in because now you are straying into abscess territory and this is really not a nice area to be in. Only by being on top of your oral hygiene can you avoid such horrible situations; you also have your dentist to help repair you should such horrors come along. However, never take chances with issues such as these and seek help should you find yourself in pain or discover anything untoward occurring in your mouth.


Keeping a healthy body with good oral hygiene in Leeds

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

585986_blogBrilliant dental hygiene is the gateway to the rest of your health in Leeds and if you get it right from the start, it won’t only benefit your mouth, but your body as well. Using the right products and keeping up with dental appointments will give you the best chance of fighting off disease and decay in your mouth, and couple these with a fit and healthy lifestyle you should have no problems at all. If you go off the rails however, things can get out of hand fast; it doesn’t take long for plaque to get to work on destroying your teeth and gums. A big danger from gum disease is that it will, over time begin to infect the organs of your body, especially your heart and if you fail to check it, it will cause them to fail. Tooth decay and gum disease can also induce abscesses to break out and this is very dangerous, for they have been known to induce comas and become fatal. Learn all you can about dental hygiene from your dentist- never be ashamed even the most basic of questions if you ever have concerns or if things are going wrong. A clean mouth means a clean living; look after it and it will look after your body.


Brushing your Heart Healthy in the City of Leeds

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

361951_blogYour body is quite a complex system, but it will last you well if you ensure that you look after all areas of it in the city of Leeds. A good example of this is how maintaining a high level of oral hygiene impacts on the health of your heart. Doing the basics like brushing can help to remove plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth; these can cause all manner of issues in your mouth which can affect your bloodstream. Gum disease leaks toxins into the bloodstream, as can an abscess and before long it will find its way into the heart. Over a sustained period, gum disease will lead to heart disease, as well as poisoning other vital organs in the body, which rather makes it imperative that you look after the health of your teeth. If you ever have doubts about any aspect of your oral hygiene, never ever be afraid to consult with your dentist- it may feel funny asking about cleaning your teeth properly, but do it, because by getting it right from the off and continuing to improve your methods, you will be saving yourself not only money, but you will be maintaining your overall health for the future.

Crowns are a piece of cake in Central Leeds

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

2823674_blogIf you have been a victim of tooth loss or heavy decay of late in central Leeds, you needn’t worry too much about getting yourself repaired quickly, because you can have a crown put in next to no time in order to get yourself patched up. If you are in a rush to get patched-up- if you find a dentist that offers CEREC, then you can be in and out in around the hour; if you want a more traditional route, it may take a couple of weeks, but it will only take a few minutes to fit the crown in once you have been prepared. Crowns will help to re-address any imbalance that has been caused by problems in your mouth and restore your smile back to its former glory; you can either go for gold and porcelain, but once the fitting has been constructed and made-up, it really is just a matter of cementing the crown into place. The actual process will be so quick and painless you’ll hardly notice it being done. Check-out the options available with your dentist first and find out about the way crowns can be fitted and work for you.

Your Health and Dental Hygiene go together in Leeds

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

608718_blogAs discoveries in science get better, then the more we learn to understand how our bodies work, hence, we further the chances of looking after ourselves better. The body is very complex, but each of the components rely on each other and if they are working well all together, then everything ticks over nicely for you in Leeds. To sum this up perfectly, there is also a very strong connection between the mouth and the body and if you have great dental hygiene, this will give you a strong body as well- and vice versa. Keeping your mouth free of disease and decay will enable your body’s immune system to function properly and then maintain saliva levels in the mouth, enabling it to fight off the build-up of bacteria around the teeth; diet is also important for this. The most important element though is getting the right products to keep you teeth clean with: toothbrushes and pastes, flosses and mouthwashes are an essential and if you get this right, you’ll be avoiding the pitfalls that tooth decay and gum disease will cause, not only in your mouth, but throughout your body as well. You also have the luxury of tapping up your dentist as well should things start to go drastically wrong, so come on keep your mouth healthy and your body will follow suit.