February 2nd, 2012
If you look after your teeth and gums in Surbiton, they will most definitely repay the favor in the long run.
You should begin by ensuring they remain healthy throughout your life and this comes from good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Brushing three times a day followed by flossing should be enough to keep plaque from developing into complications such as gum disease and tooth decay. But you can also back this up by regular massaging the gums with herbal remedies to keep them stimulated and the blood flowing healthily.
Your dentist can also back you up by fixing anything that may go wrong. Of course, diet is important too and if you have a well balanced and healthy one, this will help to maintain a strong immune system that is able to fight bacteria in the mouth naturally.
But it’s not just about hygiene and diet. We put our teeth and gums in jeopardy everyday by what we eat, but if we are of a sporting nature, we will be doubling this jeopardy by putting our mouths in danger through injury. So we need to protect these areas by wearing a mouth-guard, something that also comes in handy if we suffer from teeth grinding. It all sounds a little complex, yet once fitted into your routine, your teeth and gums will remain as healthy as you.
November 15th, 2011
Let’s face it, there is no better buzz than taking a bit of a risk in Weybridge, but as long as we take precautions, there is no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy those risks. There is a good chance in your early years you are going to be taking part in some form of sport and you are going to have to make yourself safe with some form of protection- especially with your teeth, for if you protect these with a mouth-guard, you can prevent a maze of damage to the rest of your body from your teeth and gums, your neck and your head too. Damage done to the mouth can also lead to infection and spread disease, which could mean lengthy treatments to get your teeth and gums going again. Choosing a good mouth-guard will save you from such problems and they are easy to come by too- just pop into your dentists or indeed, your local sports shop and you can kit yourself out in no time with something that fits you just fine. But it is not just sport that mouth-guards are useful in- there are quite a few dental procedures around where they come in handy as well. If you are angst ridden and prone to grinding your teeth, a guard can help prevent you from damaging the enamel of your teeth and they are now commonly used in teeth whitening and teeth straightening procedures. Whatever your desire, it is always important to protect your teeth the best you can and by getting a decent mouth-guard, you’ll be in that zone to do so.
July 18th, 2010
Playing sport is a great way of staying fit and also making friends and having fun. But many sports come with associated dangers that you need to protect yourself against. This often involves wearing padding or protection to protect vulnerable or fragile parts of the body. This could be wearing shin pads or even a helmet, depending on the sport. However, many people overlook their teeth when they are playing sport, not realising that sporting injury is a very common cause of knocked out or broken teeth.
Not only is this very painful but it can also be very costly and the cause of long-term chronic dental problems. Knocked out teeth can be replaced in some circumstances but if not then you will require a lengthy and costly dental restoration such as a dental bridge. These procedures are very effective but they can never quite measure up to a real tooth in both appearance and feel.
There is a very simple way of protecting your teeth when playing sport that involves wearing a mouth guard. This will act as a cushion, spreading the impact and lessening the chance of sustaining serious damage to the teeth. It is possible to buy mouth guards from sporting goods stores although Kingston-upon-Thames dentists recommend that you always have your mouth guard made by them. This is because most generic mouth guards do not offer sufficient protection. In some case they actually only offer minimally more protection than no mouth guard at all.
Your dentist will make a mould of your teeth before using that to make a mouth guard that fits you individual teeth. This will help to keep your teeth safe during any sporting activity that involves a ball or the possibility of facial and dental injury.
April 17th, 2010
Playing physical sports such as rugby, football and cricket can be very dangerous. There are many risks associated with contact sports or ball sports, such as broken or fractured limbs, torn ligaments and head injuries. However, one of the most common sporting injuries, yet often overlooked, is dental trauma. Knocked out, cracked or chipped teeth are no laughing matter, just ask anyone who has had one, but they can also be the cause of many months or even years of costly and uncomfortable dental treatment.
Unless a knocked out tooth is replaced immediately it is unlikely to be saved. This will generally mean a series of dental operations to fit a dental substitution such as a dental bridge or dental implant. These are effective but inferior to real teeth and may cost several thousand pounds. You also the have to live with the knowledge they could break at any time and watch what you eat as a consequence.
There is a simple answer to dental trauma during sports. Mouth guards are simple and effective ways of protecting your teeth against injury. Although it is possible to buy mouth guards from sporting good stores, these are often ill-fitting and offer very little protection. Molesey dentists are able to fit mouth guards at a reasonable price that fit the teeth correctly and offer a far greater degree of protection.
If you are having a mouth guard fitted for your child, you will need to bear in mind that it will need replacing regularly to accommodate their growing and changing teeth. Wearing a mouth guard may not be the coolest thing in the world, but it certainly is cooler than having knocked out teeth when you are in your sporting prime.
August 16th, 2009
Distressing dental injuries are very common and can lead to many long-term physiological and psychological problems. Knocked out, chipped and cracked teeth can be very painful and often hard to repair. Over 40% of dental injuries occur while playing sport, especially high physical risk sports such as rugby, skiing and almost anything that involves a ball.
Dental injuries can also occur even when the resulting damage is not as obvious as a lost tooth. Secondary damage to the jaw and head can result from a trauma to the mouth so it always wise to seek advice from your dentist after receiving a blow.
Treatment for dental injuries can be costly, painful and drawn out and can even involve surgery. While dentists can help repair nay damage that occurs there is a safer and cheaper alternative. To avoid the eventuality of dental injury,Mulberry dentist recommend that you use a mouth guard when paying any form of high-risk physical activity.
There are a number of mouth guards commercially available in sports shops but they vary in quality and don’t allow for the structure of the individual’s teeth. It is highly recommended to have a guard individually measured and molded by a Mulberry dentist to offer the greatest degree of protection. For children, it is important to remember to change the mouth guard regularly to accommodate for growing teeth.
September 8th, 2008
If your child loses a tooth during an injury, it is important to know that you don’t have to replace the baby (“primary”) tooth, however the more quickly you can get the adult (“permanent”) tooth back into the mouth, the better its chance for survival. The tooth will have the best chance of survival if it is placed back into the mouth and its socket within thirty minutes. So, make sure you watch the clock, as each minute counts.The first thing you should do is to place a piece of tissue in your child’s mouth to control any excess bleeding. Also, this way your child will not be screaming and you can concentrate. Then find the tooth. See if the tooth is a baby tooth or a permanent tooth. A baby tooth will be very small and smooth. Once you have determined that it is an adult tooth, call your Shepperton Dental clinic or doctor immediately, or go to your local emergency room. Do not touch the tooth’s root, only the crown portion of the tooth. Immediately place the tooth either into your cheek area, a glass of milk, or salt water. Tap water should only be used as a last choice, because it contains chlorine, which can injury the tooth’s root. If you can, you should try to place the tooth back into your child’s tooth socket, that is if he or she is old enough to hold it in place, and will not swallow the tooth. Make sure to keep your dentist’s number available at all times. If possible, your dentist will try to save the tooth, by replacing it and splinting it into place using the adjacent teeth. Also, make sure if your child plays sports to have a sports guard custom-made at your Shepperton Dental Clinic.