May 13th, 2011
Any sort of pain in your teeth that won’t go away can seem like the end of the world and make things like eating and talking really difficult when they should be second nature activities. This pain is also something that you should be concerned about because it might be evidence of a nasty problem in your mouth. It is imperative that you get it looked at by your dentist so that it can be sorted out an anything worse is headed off at the pass.
Serious pain in one or more of your teeth might be a sign that you have developed an abscess in your mouth. Abscesses are most common after an accident to the mouth but they can occur too after an infection that has been left untreated. Dental pain will not be the only symptom and sufferers often experience severe swelling in the face.
Abscesses will not just go away of their own accord and need to be treated. Leaving them without treatment can lead to undesirable consequences such as blood clots. All of your body is interlinked and any serious problem in the mouth can lead on to affecting the rest of you too.
They are another reason to take the health of your mouth seriously as a further major cause of abscesses is dental decay. If bacteria flourish in a dental cavity then the infection can spread, causing pus to gather, which will be part of the cause of the swelling in the face.
Go to see your Kingston upon Thames if you have any of the symptoms which can be associated with a dental abscess so that it can get sorted out quickly and effectively. It will save you a lot of bother in the long run.
May 11th, 2011
Children can be vulnerable to a number of things and, as a parent, you will probably want to do your very best to look after them as well as you possibly can. Don’t let the oral health of your children be an after thought. Any problems that a child develops in his or mouth might have to be lived with for the rest of their time, right through adulthood as a persistent issue.
Thankfully, looking after your child’s teeth is not a particularly complicated issue if you follow a simple series of guidelines. Just like adults, children need to brush their teeth to keep plaque at bay and guard against dental decay and gum disease. You can help them with this, especially when they are very young but it is just as important to instil in them a real sense of responsibility for the health of their own mouth.
Again, just like adults, children should pursue a balanced diet as part of keeping their mouth healthy. This is more the parent’s responsibility because they control the purse strings and cook the food. Sugary treats are to be kept to a minimum of course and brushing and flossing should occur after consumption.
In conjunction with these measures, establish a relationship with a local, Surrey dentist early on. Many cases of dental phobia result from people not being used to visiting the dentist in childhood and developing a fear of it. This can have damaging consequences as the absence of a professional regularly monitoring the health of your mouth can lead to nasty problems springing up.
With the right care your child can look forward to a life time of excellent oral health allowing them to eat, drink and talk in comfort and with confidence.
May 9th, 2011
Porcelain dental veneers provide an effective solution to covering up those troublesome teeth which can spoil the look of your mouth. It can really affect your vital self confidence if you have one or more tooth which just doesn’t look as good as it might. If that tooth has broken down or has a chip or crack in it then you might be desperate to sort it out but feel that there is nothing really to be done.
This is where porcelain veneers come in. Your Sunbury dentist can cover any teeth which are cracked or chipped or even discoloured with a thin layer of porcelain that is discreet but will enhance the look of your smile no end. The procedure is usually simple and, thanks to advances in the technologies which are used in surgeries, incredibly quick. You need only take an hour or so to get a porcelain veneer fitted these days.
What many people worry about, especially if they are using a porcelain veneer to cover up a tooth which has become stained, is whether the veneer itself can become stained over time. The fact is that a number of habits that many of us pursue on a daily basis can lead to the staining of our teeth. If you are someone who drinks tea, coffee, red wine or cola drinks or if you smoke tobacco then you will probably find that your teeth can become somewhat stained. This is not something you need to be concerned with when it comes to porcelain dental veneers. They do not become stained because the porcelain material is a little like glass and any pigmentation will simply run off. Ask your dentist for more details about the procedures involved in getting porcelain veneers.
May 7th, 2011
Dental implants have been providing a popular solution to tooth loss for a number of years now and many patients are becoming increasingly interested in them as a way to get teeth replaced. There are a number of options available if you are missing teeth and you should take the time to consider which is best for you and your life, dental implants is one of these options.
One of the reasons that dental implants have been growing in popularity and prominence is that they are an incredible permanent and reliable way to sort out your tooth loss issues. Once a dental implant has been placed in the mouth you really won’t even have to think about the fact it is there. This is because a dental implant essentially replicates the function of your lost root. It is just like a socket really and your dentist can ‘screw’ a replacement tooth into it.
The implant itself is strategically placed right against your jaw bone, under your gum so that they will fuse together. This ‘osseointegration’, as it is called, is one of the best aspects of dental implants and why many people opt for it. But you needn’t only consider dental implants if you have just one missing tooth. Several dental implants can be placed at once to replace several lost teeth. If you have lost a number of your teeth then your dentist can place several implants in the correct positions which can then support a bridge of replacement teeth.
To have dental implants placed requires surgery which will be too invasive for some but talk to your dentist and you might find that dental implants are just the solution for your missing teeth that you have been looking for.
May 1st, 2011
There are no two ways about it, bad breath can be a real pain. It is a nightmare scenario for all of us in social situations and is definitely worth doing your best to avoid. Nobody wants to have unpleasant smells emitting from their mouth when they talk or even smile but a basic understanding of the causes of bad breath can go a long way to helping to overcome it once and for all so that you can relax when with your peers.
You might hear professionals calling bad breath halitosis because that is the medical name for it. For most people bad breath is a relatively straight forward issue to deal with because the causes of it are pretty easy to understand and then sort out. Usually it is a matter of taking the best possible care of your mouth by following a dedicated dental hygiene regime at home.
By making sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day you will be taking the first step towards ensuring that bad breath doesn’t strike. This is because bad breath is essentially caused by bacteria in the mouth which can usually be removed by the process of brushing. Be sure to floss as well though as the bacteria can easily hide between teeth. Brushing your tongue can help too, as bad breath bacteria thrive there as well.
The problem might be more chronic than just a few uneasy hours after dinner. In this case you should seek more advice from your Molesley dentist about how to rid yourself of the problem in the long term. Chewing gum can be a handy ally too if you are in a situation where brushing is not possible. Keeping the mouth moist should see off most of the troublesome bacteria.