July 11th, 2011
Dentists in Surbiton are telling their patients all about how they can look after their teeth and gums to ensure that they have long lasting oral hygiene. This is valuable advice because it means that patients won’t have to think about going to the surgery for invasive procedures which could easily have been avoided if only better care had been taken in the first place.
The point of taking measures to protect oral hygiene is to prevent dental ailments from happening rather than treating them once they have taken hold. A key part of this is the removal of plaque from teeth. This acidic substance is unavoidably formed once you have eaten sugary and starchy foods and drinks. The problem with plaque is that it begins to break down the tough layer of enamel which coats teeth for protection.
The best way to remove this plaque is to brush your teeth with a tooth brush and a fluoride tooth paste. Floss as well so that the plaque cannot hang around between the teeth and start to cause cavities and gum disease.
Going to see your dentist every six months is just as important as the care you take of teeth at home. Giving a trained dental expert the chance to thoroughly look over the state of your mouth means that any problems can be diagnosed and treated early. You might just be avoiding the need to have some time-consuming surgery further down the line.
So make an appointment to see your Surbiton dentist as soon as possible. They can give your mouth the once-over and tell you all about what you need to do to secure many years of oral hygiene that reaches the highest standards.
May 3rd, 2010
A dental phobia is like all phobias, it is an inconvenience. However, unlike most other common phobias it is also a damaging one, says a Worcester Park dentist. To be so afraid of the dentist that you never visit, will lead to all sorts of problems with our mouths, gums and teeth. It is amazing how people will suffer repeated tooth pain and discomfort by allowing this phobia to keep them from dental treatment. Some scientists and behaviour specialists are convinced it is an inherited gene, if your parents had the phobia, then the chances of you having it are quite high. There is actually no need for it; there are centres all over the country that cure all sorts of phobias. We know about the common ones; snakes, rats, spiders and birds in flight being just a few, but these are avoidable without any permanent consequences. The dental surgery today is a tranquil and pain-free zone; they even have a gel now that wipes on the gums to stop the feel of the needle. The needles by the way are now ultra thin anyway, there is no longer a stinging sensation when the anaesthetic is injected into the gums…are you still conscious? Of course you are. You really shouldn`t let an age old fear get the better of you like that. To overcome this fear see your dentist and explain the situation, many now offer a mild sedative before your visit or even better; hypnosis to help you. The rewards are really good as well, healthier teeth and less dental problems. If people can overcome their phobias by going to the zoo and handling a snake, rat or spider, or spend a day in a flight simulator to overcome their fear of flying, then you can get over your dental phobia.