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Banish Gum Disease And Bleeding For Good!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Gum disease is the last thing you want to deal with in the run-up to Christmas, so we have compiled a brief guide to help you banish bleeding and painful gums for good!

Preventing gum disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults in the UK; however, it is preventable. The most important thing in the fight against gum disease is a good daily oral hygiene regime. Brushing and flossing help to remove and break down food debris and bacteria in the mouth before they get the chance to join forces and form plaque; plaque is a sticky substance, which attacks the enamel and irritates the gums. We recommend brushing twice a day for 2-3 minutes each time, flossing daily and using inter-dental brushes to clean the tiny gaps between the teeth.

Sticking to a healthy diet can also really help to stave off gum disease; we recommend adopting a healthy eating plan and avoiding eating sugary and acidic foods, such as cakes, sweets, fizzy drinks and fruit juice, on a regular basis. It’s particularly important to avoid snacking on sugary and acidic drinks and foods between meals.

Smoking increases the risk of gum disease because cigarettes contain hundreds of harmful chemicals and smoking affects blood flow to the gums. If you would like to quit smoking, we are here to help!

We also can’t stress the importance of regular dental checks and hygiene sessions enough!

What to do if you think you may have gum disease

If you notice bleeding when you brush, your gums are sore or swollen or you have bad breath, we recommend calling and making an appointment. Even if you don’t have gum disease, it’s much better to get checked out; if you do have early symptoms, these can usually be treated very effectively. It’s very important to treat gum disease as it progresses quickly and can result in permanent damage to the mouth.

Watching out for Periodontal Disease in Central Leeds

Friday, December 27th, 2013

4390244_blogOral hygiene is a very important part of your daily routine in central Leeds and it must be maintained to the highest standard you can; you also have your dentist in tow should you ever miss something. You see, your mouth is very vulnerable to the constant threat of plaque and this is where all problems start in the mouth. If allowed to progress, it can lead to the gums becoming diseased, the teeth decayed and then you could be into periodontal disease- plus the threat of an abscess or too. This will eat away at the bone structure below the teeth and in time, you will start to lose them. If your mouth has got to this stage, it will take a monumental and costly effort to turn around; it could involve quite complex bone and tissue grafting and it could jeopardise the future health of your mouth. If you show any signs of bleeding/weeping gums or suffer from toothache, then do something about it straight away; get to your dentist and get patched upon to prevent periodontal disease setting in.

The science of Periodontics in the City of Leeds

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

357249_blogPlaque is annoying isn’t it? Always ready to cause havoc in your mouth if you don’t keep up your daily brushing and hygiene programme. However, if it is allowed to evolve, it can set off a nasty chain of events that can leave you in serious trouble in the city of Leeds. Plaque leads to the forming of tartar around the base of the teeth and then onto tooth decay and gum disease, and once this process is up and running, then  before long, the jawbone below the teeth can also become infected and diseased as well- periodontal disease. Now if you have been stupid and ignorant enough to let things get to this stage, then you are going to have to put in an incredible effort to save your teeth, and to retain the health of your body throughout. It may well involve some grafting of bone and tissue and it could become very expensive to rectify. The good news though is that the world of periodontics has become better and better with time and new techniques are being developed each year to combat the problems that diseased teeth and gums bring to your mouth and jaws.


Paralysing Periodontal Disease from the off in Central Leeds

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

283489_blogIt is very easy for plaque to build up in your mouth, especially if you aren’t on the ball in Leeds with your oral hygiene. The thing is though, every issue that can arise in your mouth starts with plaque and it is essential that between you and your dentist, you stop it from doing its worst; if you don’t overcome it in the early stages, you can set off a very bad chain reaction. The plaque will first harden into tartar around the base of the teeth and lead you straight into gum disease, whilst also cutting loose on the surfaces of your teeth and causing decay. Once it has got to this level, it is hard to fight back against and any longer it will start to tamper with the roots and the gums below- and inevitable tooth-loss will follow shortly after; you will also be walking the gauntlet of an abscess forming- very nasty.  This is what is referred to as periodontal disease and now the treatment to patch you up can get messy and frightfully expensive. It may well involve tissue grafts to rejuvenate the gums and maybe even bone grafts to repair the damage done to the jaws; even then, you will be dicing with disaster in the future unless you start looking after yourself better.

Ridding your Bad Breath caused by Gum Disease in Leeds

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

361951_blogNot only does gum disease love to ruin your mouth and other vital organs in your body, it can leave you reeling from bad breath as well when it breaks out. Now this can be highly dangerous to your health, but on a superficial level, it can be embarrassing and socially unacceptable for you in Leeds, especially if you have a high profile job going on. So then what to do? Well for a start you need to get yourself checked out with your dentist and get treatment. You will need to also change the way you think about your oral hygiene and then improve it; enlist the help of herbal remedies and use them daily, as well as massaging your gums with these products. Next on the agenda is lifestyle and diet; if you smoke and drink, then stop, at least until the condition is under control. But diet and foods are probably the most important elements of getting over this. You need to vastly improve your immune system with better foods and drinks; avoid sugars and caffeine, but if you have a sweet tooth, try chomping on raisins, cranberries, kiwi-fruits, apples and on top of this, carrots and celery- all of these are very good for the gums. This won’t be an easy ride, but you must fight these conditions with all you have.


Battling the evil of Gum Disease in the City of Leeds

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

364999_blogAnything with the word ‘disease’ in the title should be enough to trigger some life in you and work hard to rid yourself of the problem in the city of Leeds; as it is with gum disease- this is a nasty and disgusting piece of work. It may well start innocently enough with a little blood on your toothbrush, but now you have left a door open to it and if you don’t act now, you will be leaving yourself vulnerable to heart disease and tooth loss in the future- that’s just what this spiteful condition can lead to. Curing it in the early days is not so hard to do, but if you leave it- well you have already been told; it can be the death of you. Get your dentist and a hygienist on your side fast in order to help tackle this. You will need to address things such as your diet, habits like smoking and drinking and you will definitely have to improve the way you look after your oral hygiene. It doesn’t matter at what level the disease is at, you must fight it on all fronts and throw the kitchen sink at it if need be- it’s your health we are talking about here.

Spotting and Acting on Periodontal Disease in Central Leeds

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Periodontal disease is a nasty one that can threaten the life of your teeth in central Leeds and destroy the surrounding gum and bone that supports them- it really is very destructive and it all starts with gum disease. This will cause the gums to swell, weep and the recede badly; you may also notice the gums bleeding and the teeth becoming sensitive and loose. As this happens the bone below the teeth can become diseased and now you are in a world of hurt that will take some heavy work and money to put right. But you should also look at your lifestyle, because there are a number of things that can kick-start all of this. The most obvious one is a lack of decent oral hygiene, but also if you smoke, have diabetes, suffer from stress or are on heavy medication, all of these will add to the problem- and herein lies the first way to tackle the issue- you have to change your ways completely: you must improve your oral hygiene as well. There is medication you can take to help treat the disease, but if it is bad, it may require surgery which could involve bone and tissue grafts.


The practise of Periodontics in the City of Leeds

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Periodontal disease is a nasty one to get in the city of Leeds and very hard to get rid of. It strikes after long periods of untreated tooth decay and gum disease and as well as threatening the life of the tooth, it can also lead to a breakdown of the bone in the jaws. This is where you have to enlist the help of a periodontist who is well versed in the treatment of the disease. They will start by probing below the gum line and checking for loose teeth. X-rays will also be taken so that a proper diagnosis can be made. If the problem is not so bad, a deep scaling and planing of the root will carried out in order to clear out any infection and maybe the removal of some gum tissue. However, if a tooth cannot be saved, it indicates serious problems below the gum line and if you are considering having a dental implant fitted to replace the tooth, you may well have to have grafting done to both the gums and the jawbone before the implant can be put in. The periodontist can carry out all of these tasks, however, the rest is down to you, because for the whole procedure to work, you’re going to have to change your ways and improve your lifestyle.

Avoiding the pitfalls of Periodontal Disease in Central Leeds

Monday, December 26th, 2011

There are so many things to be aware of when it comes to looking after the health of your teeth and gums in centralLeedsand it can often blind you with science. So, it may be wise for you to sit down for a couple of days and dedicate yourself to learning all about the health of your mouth and how it all works. Problems start quickly if you are vague with your oral hygiene and to throw in a scenario- what would happen if you didn’t clean your teeth ever: the food left between your teeth would start to rot and breed bacteria and soon you’d have a build up of plaque and tartar around the teeth. This will cause gum disease and tooth decay, with the possibility of abscesses forming. In the meantime, the tooth decay will start to eat deep into the jaw bone and then you are into periodontal disease. This condition means that you are in serious trouble; for a start you may have lost all of your teeth at this point, but if you haven’t you a going to have to work very hard to turn this condition around. It may require some bone and gum grafting to get your mouth back on track and…….. Well, as much as this is a horror story, it can be avoided with a few simple rules. Oral hygiene- keep it good and regular after every meal and especially if you love your stodgy and sugary foods. Check your bad habits such smoking and drinking and try to cut down, but most importantly, ensure you maintain a good relationship with your dentist and make regular visits, even if you have the slightest of doubts about your mouth.



The link between Diabetes and Gum Disease in the City of Leeds

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

There is a horrible union going on within the mouth and body that most of us living in the city of Leeds would be completely oblivious to. Diabetes is a very delicate condition that needs constant monitoring and discipline in order to keep on top of. But however, people with diabetes also have their immune system depleted which exposes the body to all manner of complications. There are high levels of toxins in the body that need to be kept under control; wounds heal more slowly as the blood supply to small blood vessels are impaired by diabetes. All of has a detrimental affect on the gums in the mouth and can lead very quickly to gum disease setting in and because all the body’s defenses are already depleted, fighting gum disease becomes that much harder. But there is also a sinister footnote to this merry-go-round: it is also true that most people who have suffered from gum disease for sometime are equally leaving themselves open to diabetes in later life as the toxins from the disease can breakdown the effectiveness of the liver and kidney. It isn’t an easy ride for anyone with either condition, but they can be checked with a lot of hard work.