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Five Reasons to Book a Hygiene Treatment today

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

shutterstock_246260737Are you looking for a sure-fire way to boost your oral health? If so, we strongly recommend booking a hygiene treatment today! Here are five reasons why this is a great idea:

  1. Clean, fresh breath: hygienists use powerful cleaning techniques, which banish plaque and tartar, putting a stop to bad breath and giving your mouth a lovely clean, fresh feeling.
  2. Reduced risk of decay: plaque is the leading cause of dental decay. If you struggle to remove plaque with a toothbrush, your hygienist can help. We have intensive treatments that clean the mouth thoroughly, preventing the build-up of plaque, as well as removing existing traces.
  3. Lower gum disease risk: plaque is also a major risk factor for gum disease. When you see your hygienist, they will cleanse your mouth, and target problems areas on the tooth surfaces, the gum line and the gums themselves. Seeing a dentist and a hygienist on a regular basis is likely to reduce your risk of dental disease dramatically.
  4. Brighter smiles: when you brush at home, there’s a limit to how much you can do and it can be tough to prevent staining and discolouration. Hygiene treatments are much more effective and they can remove surface stains, giving you a lighter and brighter smile.
  5. Increased confidence: whether you suffer from bad breath or you’re conscious of your discoloured teeth, a trip to the hygienist can provide you with a much-needed confidence boost.

To book a session with our excellent hygienists, call today or bob in if you’re passing.

Check In And Polish Away Those Dental Cobwebs

Monday, September 29th, 2014

18625010If you’re due a check-up or you’ve you haven’t been to see a dentist for a while, it’s time to pick up the phone and arrange an appointment to brush away those dental cobwebs. Regular check-ups are important for both your dental and general health and they only take a few minutes.

Dental checks

Dental checks take less than ten minutes, but they have a major bearing on your oral health. During a check-up, your dentist will examine your mouth and check for any signs, which could potentially be worrying. If you have early signs of decay or gum disease, treatment can be administered to prevent it from getting any worse and this will save you pain and suffering, time and money.

Ideally, we recommend 6 monthly check-ups, as this enables dentists to keep an eye on the mouth and identify any potential problems as early as possible. If you have dental pain or any symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, in the meantime, it’s important to see your dentist as early as you can, rather than waiting for your next routine appointment.

Hygienist sessions

In addition to regular dental checks, it’s also highly beneficial to see a dental hygienist on a regular basis. Hygienists are experts in the prevention of dental disease and even a short session can make a massive difference. Hygienists provide a range of dental treatments, including scale and polish, gum disease treatment and prevention and preventative services, such as sealants and fluoride varnish, and they are particularly beneficial for patients who have a high risk of gum disease and those who suffer from halitosis (bad breath).

Check in for a check-up at City Leeds

Friday, September 26th, 2014

3388353_blogNever underestimate the importance of a dental check-up.  Ideally, patients of all ages should be visiting their dentists for check-ups every 6-9 months.

Regular dental check-ups are vital as they allow your dentist to notice any changes in your mouth, chat to you about general oral health maintenance, pick up potential warning signs and discuss any problems you may have been experiencing with your teeth.

Check-ups are nothing to worry about and only take a few minutes. They don’t involve any drills, needles or injections and are pain-free. When you come for a check-up with us, one of our dentists will examine your mouth, checking your teeth, gums and tongue, and then give your teeth a quick clean and polish. They will note down any changes to your mouth in your dental notes, and chat with you about any problems you may have with your teeth, discussing further treatment procedures if necessary.

A dental check-up is a key component in the preventative approach to oral health. However, if you do happen to notice any strange symptoms such as sensitivity, toothache or bleeding gums, you should arrange a dental check-up to get the symptom(s) looked at, even if you’ve recently had a check-up or a scheduled to have one in the near future. We advise that in the event of symptoms arising, you should book an appointment as soon as you can so that your dentist can check for potential issues. The earlier dental problems are spotted and treated, the better.

Good Grief! Gum Disease Can Be A Thing Of The Past In Heartland Leeds

Friday, April 11th, 2014

863081_blogGum disease is a condition, which affects thousands of people in the UK, but with good oral hygiene and a healthy diet, we can make sure that you are not one of the statistics. The good thing about gum disease is that it is completely preventable and we firmly believe that prevention is always a better option than cure.

Gum disease is most commonly caused by plaque, a sticky substance, which forms when bacteria combine with food debris and saliva. Plaque irritates the gums, causing them to become swollen, sore and tender. Bleeding from the gums is usually the first sign people notice. The best way to prevent plaque from developing in the mouth is to clean the teeth regularly and floss; when you brush your teeth, you remove bacteria and leftover bits of food from your mouth and this prevents harmful bacteria from gathering around the teeth and gums. Flossing is also essential because it targets areas, such as the gaps between the teeth, which cannot be cleaned with a toothbrush.

Treating gum disease

If you already have signs of gum disease, there is no need to panic; we can help! Our dentists work with highly trained dental hygienists to treat and manage gum disease and to reduce symptoms and ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. In cases of advanced gum disease, treatment usually takes a long time and involves repeat hygiene sessions. The most common treatments used for periodontal disease include scale and polish and root planning, which is designed to clean beneath the gum line.

Halt Gum Disease With Your City Of Leeds Hygienist

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

2990539_sYou may assume that you only need to see a dental hygienist if you’ve already got gum disease or you suffer from bad breath, but this isn’t the case and almost all patients would benefit from seeing a hygienist from time to time.

Our hygienists are an integral part of the team and they provide a range of services to help you enjoy good oral health and reduce your risk of developing decay and gum disease.

Our hygienists work with the dentists to lower the risk of gum disease in some patients and treat and manage the condition in others. By providing regular cleaning sessions and treatments, such as scale and polish, your hygienist will do everything they can to remove harmful bacteria from your mouth to prevent gum irritation and pain.

Oral hygiene is the key to preventing and fighting gum disease and you only need to dedicate five minutes of your day to cleaning your teeth to see the benefits. Without brushing, bacteria collect in your mouth and combine with saliva and food particles to form plaque, a sticky film, which irritates the gums and contributes to the formation of cavities. Once gum disease hits, it becomes more advanced and early treatment is essential. Gingivitis, the mild form of gum disease, is easily managed with good oral hygiene, but periodontal disease is much more serious and requires intensive, long-term treatment.

If you notice signs of gum disease, including bleeding, swollen and sore gums, give us a call and we will make you an appointment as quickly as possible.

Why to Scale and Polish your Teeth in Leeds

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

2904387_blogThere is no harm at all at cleaning your teeth well in Leeds; buying a good brush and toothpaste is important to your oral hygiene, and then it should be backed up with dental floss, inter-dental brushes and mouthwashes. However, as much as you think you are doing a good job, it is still easy to miss things and bacteria from foods can still lurk up and under the gums. This is why you need to see your dentist regularly for a check-up and get a scale and polish. Scaling will remove any signs of tartar and get below the gums for a thorough clean in order to remove anything lurking down there. This is also very good for you if you are suffering from a touch of gum disease. Once this has all been done, your dentist will then polish your teeth. This not only helps to put the sheen back into the enamel of your teeth, it will make the teeth very smooth and this makes it hard for film and bacteria to stick to.

The startling effects of Scaling and Polishing in Leeds

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

585986_blogIt is always lovely to have fresh and clean teeth and brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash is a great way to achieve this each day. However, it is even better when you get a really deep clear-out from your dentist in Leeds. Your dentist can reach places you can’t go and alongside from scaling any rubbish from the surfaces of your teeth, you can be scaled below the gum-line as well for a really proper clean, and your mouth will feel fresh and healthy after having this done. You should also feel happy in the knowledge that any bacteria has been cleared away and that your teeth and gums will be healthy for the foreseeable future. After a scaling, the dentist will normally follow this up with a polish; this will serve to not just brighten up the teeth’s enamel, but it will make it hard for bacteria to cling and settle on the surfaces. Both are quick and painless treatments but afterwards, your mouth will feel remarkable and look great afterwards.

Check-in for a cool Dental Check-up in Central Leeds

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

658156_blogThere are probably a lot of dates in your diary in central Leeds, what with work and social occasions, but one that you should definitely underline and attend is a dental check-up. You may well think that you have nailed the art of oral hygiene back at home, but you only have to have a blip for a couple of days for nasty bacteria and plaque to step in, and then start damaging your teeth and gums. Now you may miss out on this going on, but your dentist won’t and within seconds of you sitting in the chair, getting probed and having an x-ray, any issues running wild in your mouth can be set about instantly and fixed-up. You can have a thorough scaling of your teeth, above and below the gum-line and then be finished off with a grand old polish. However, don’t waste this opportunity with your dentist: if you are having any doubts about your oral health and hygiene, or just thinking about having a little bit of work done, now is the time to discuss it. The modern dentist is also well aware of how oral health impacts throughout the body, so this really is the moment to discuss any topics that are affecting your life.

The many reasons to have a Dental Check-up in Central Leeds

Monday, September 9th, 2013

585983_blogIt is very easy to get complacent about a dental check-up in Central Leeds…”yeah, might skip this one”. Well as good as you think you may be at looking after your teeth, unless you have the tools, are in a relationship with a dentist and have an x-ray machine set up in the garden shed, you will miss bits and pieces, and things go wrong very quickly inside your mouth. A dentist will be able to spot any problems a mile off and then correct them very quickly; you can get a thorough polish and your teeth will be properly cleaned up. But remember, a check-up is more than just a quick clean and whistle for your mouth; you should maximise this time with your dentist and chat about anything that may be concerning you at home- anything from diet to bad habits that you may have. Don’t be shy, talk to your dentist, after all it’s their job and the modern dentist is well clued up about everything, not just about your teeth, but the health of your body as well. Never ever be afraid to speak up about your problems, we are talking about health here- so DON’T miss appointments!!

The art of a decent Scale and Polish in Central Leeds

Friday, April 26th, 2013

It is always great to visit your dentist/hygienist in central Leeds for treatment that will compliment everything you have been doing at home to maintain your oral health. One of the treatments you will receive when you go is a scale and polish; this is designed to cover the bases you may have missed and to clean up the surfaces of your teeth. Plaque is an ongoing issue in your mouth and if it gets out of hand, it can lead to a build up of tartar around the teeth and if not removed, you may well find yourself in the dark world of gum disease. Scaling the teeth can remove all of this and also clean below the gum-line- places you simply can’t get to yourself; this will help to reduce infection and disease in the future and keep your teeth clean and fresh. Polishing is generally for cosmetic reasons, though it is useful for removing bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and enhancing the strength of the enamel covering your teeth. Both are a painless operation and once you have them done, they will leave your teeth and gums feeling fresh, healthy and rejuvenated.