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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!

Guard against oral cancer with diagnosis and treatment from City of Leeds dentists

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Of all the ailments that can unfortunately befall your mouth, the one that you should be most vigilant about is oral cancer. It actually has quite high survival rates if caught early but is potentially fatal. You should make sure that you know the signs of oral cancer so that you can consult your dentist and deal with it before it gets worse.
The signs of oral cancer are rusty coloured and hard patches in the mouth. You might find that you are experiencing odd, metallic tastes in the mouth for no apparent reason and find that you experience sudden weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms it is vital that you consult your dentist as soon as you can; don’t wait for your next six month check up, make an appointment.
The high risk groups are those who smoke tobacco in whichever form and those who consistently drink alcohol to excess. Oral cancer also has far higher rates of prevalence in men than women. If you are not in one of these groups you should still be vigilant however.
You can examine yourself at home in the mirror, perhaps after you have brushed your teeth. You can search your mouth for patches which feel harder than they ought to and are discoloured, taking on a rusty brown tone.
Getting into the habit of visiting your dentist every six months is the best way to guard against oral cancer. There may be signs that you simply wouldn’t spot by yourself and allowing a trained professional to examine your mouth regularly gives you a good chance of beating oral cancer should it occur. Talk to your City of Leeds dentist if you need more information.