August 26th, 2013
There are some amazing dental techniques and treatments that you can get if things start to go wrong in your mouth and that’s a good thing. But you should also be responsible for looking after your mouth in the first place so you don’t fall foul of problems arising- especially something as nasty as gum disease. This is a spiteful and horrible condition to get yourself into trouble with; it will cause mayhem in your mouth and in the long term, threaten the vital organs throughout your body. Learn all you can about how to look after your mouth from the off in Shepperton; talk to specialists such as Mulberry Dental Care of Surrey who serve the area, because you can then avoid the traps. They will not only tell you about the benefits of keeping up good oral hygiene and how to go about it, but will also give you advice about your diet, giving up smoking and also other bad habits that cause problems with your gums. However, for all the advice you get, it will be down to you to be responsible for your oral health in the long run; steer clear of the pitfalls in the first place and you will avoid some nasty and expensive corrective treatments in the future.
August 24th, 2009
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually develop in a person’s mid-twenties. Sometimes these can be a valuable asset to the teeth and align themselves naturally. More often than not, however, they do not align and may need removing.
Wisdom teeth often align themselves so that they can damage existing teeth, the jaw or the nerves. Partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause recesses that are breeding grounds for bacteria and can lead to infection and other oral hygiene difficulties. They can also hinder effective brushing and flossing.
A Worcester park dentist will be able to tell if your wisdom teeth are misaligned. They will take periodical x-rays to assess the alignment of your wisdom teeth and can refer you to an oral surgeon should any action be required. They may say that the wisdom teeth need to be removed. This is easier and less painful the younger patient is and can help prevent greater and more painful problems arising in the future. The earlier you catch them the better so there is no reason to delay a check-up.
The ease of removal very much depends on the position of the wisdom teeth. For example a fully erupted wisdom tooth is no harder to remove than any other tooth but others may require more extensive surgery. Consult a Worcester park dentist to see if your wisdom teeth will cause you any problems in the future.
April 2nd, 2009
New parents should understand that newborn babies are more prone to oral conditions such as infections and oral thrush because of their relatively-weaker immune system. For this reason, you should work with your Surrey dentist to ensure that the correct oral hygiene program is implemented to ensure your child’s oral health.
Breastfeeding can actually transmit bacteria and germs to your baby via the skin. It is therefore important that you clean the area around your nipple before feeding your baby. Since most babies are bottle-fed, parents should make sure that the bottles and plastic nipples are sterilised before use. If your baby uses a pacifier or a dummy, this should be sterilised as well.
Although oral thrush is quite common among babies, it might be a good idea to buy a new set of feeding equipment especially if the oral disease is recurring.
Since teeth begin to appear during the sixth month, your baby should be checked regularly by a Surrey dentist in order to monitor signs of dental cavities. If your baby drinks plenty of juices and eat sweets, then they are more prone to cavities. To minimize this, make sure you give juices in a feeding cup and softly brush the baby’s teeth daily. The gums and tongue should also be cleaned using gauze or cotton dipped in sterile water.
During teething, it is best that you consider these tips:
• Remove dribble and saliva gently
• Put Vaseline around mouth if soreness or irritation occurs
• Ask your dentist fro a mild pain reliever
Most dentists prescribe fluoride supplements as soon as the first set of teeth appears to strengthen them. Again, you can ask your dentist regarding this.
March 13th, 2009
A mouth ulcer can be quite painful and uncomfortable. But you need not suffer for long if you have it checked and treated by your Molesey dentist.
Almost everyone will have a mouth ulcer. They are more common in females than males and for people aged 40 and below. Mouth ulcers can actually be classified in three types:
• Minor mouth ulcers: most common and account for about 80 percent of all mouth ulcers. These sores measure 2-8 mm (diameter) and usually heal in two weeks. No scarring will occur on the site after it has healed.
• Major mouth ulcers: larger and deeper with irregular, raised borders. They are relatively bigger, measuring an average of 1cm. Healing could take several weeks and scarring is present in most cases. This type is not common, accounting for just about 10 percent of mouth sores.
• Herpetiform mouth ulcers: form multiple sores ranging from 5 – 100. They are irregularly-shaped and fuse together to form larger sores.
There are different causes for these mouth ulcers. They could include stress, oral trauma, anxiety and hormonal changes. Recurrent mouth ulcers, on the other hand, could indicate underlying medical conditions such as vitamin B12 deficiency, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and iron deficiency.
When you visit your dentist, your mouth ulcers will be checked and the reason for them will be determined. For minor ulcers, your dentist could prescribe antimicrobial mouthwash or even a corticosteroid to lessen the pain.
In addition, your dentist will recommend preventive steps to avoid their recurrence such as good oral hygiene, reducing stress and eating food rich in vitamins. Of course, a regular visit to the dentist will also be helpful.
If your mouth ulcers have not yet healed in three weeks, it will probably be wise to consult your Molesey dentist to make sure that it is not a symptom of a more serious health condition.
February 8th, 2009
It is a well known fact that flossing teeth after every meal or in conjunction with brushing your teeth is highly recommended by Weybridge Dentist. It’s important to understand why flossing your teeth are required in order to maintain healthy teeth and keep a lasting smile.
Weybridge Dentist urge you to commit to flossing your teeth regularly to help reduce cavities and other tooth decaying problems associated with left over food products stuck between your teeth. Most often your standard tooth brush does not clear away lingering food products from your teeth. Since the tooth brush is too large to fit between teeth, Weybridge Dentist includes flossing teeth as part of your oral hygiene routine.
According to the dentist flossing teeth can be done at various times of the day depending on how frequent you eat. Not only does it help to prevent tooth decay it also provides you with fresher breath. Since flossing teeth after each meal removes food products stuck between your teeth, The Dentist reports that these left over food products after a period of time left in the mouth can contribute to halitosis or “bad breath”; therefore flossing teeth is a great way to keep fresh breath through out the day.
Your Weybridge dentist can provide you with the best brands of tooth flossing products. It is not only important to find the right flossing product for your teeth as it is equally important to commit to flossing your teeth regularly. Depending on your toothpaste brand teeth flossing products may be available in your favorite brand name or flavor. If you like different flavors of flossing products you can find them at your local chemist.
Start today on the road to maintaining healthy teeth and fresh breath by following Weybridge dentist recommendations of flossing teeth regularly. Find a brand of floss that fits your taste and needs and begin using it after each meal and when you brush your teeth. This will help you maintain a healthy smile and fresh tasting breath.
January 11th, 2009
Gum disease(s) occur when bacteria and plaque build-up on the teeth and gums over a period on time. If these are not removed with proper oral hygiene practices, there is a time when this build-up cannot be defended, and gum disease occurs. Your Weybridge dentist will perform a complete oral examination, X-rays, and a complete periodontal charting of your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If your Weybridge dentist finds any of the following signs and symptoms of your gums, you will be classified as having gum disease. These signs are; bleeding upon probing, gum swelling, redness, pus around the gum, and gingival and/or periodontal pockets greater then 3 mm deep. Gum disease can be reversed if treated properly and on time. If your Weybridge dentist observes any bone loss, instead of being classified as gingivitis, your gums will be classified as having periodontitis. Periodontitis cannot be reversed, however it can be arrested. You should visit your Weybridge dental clinic to make sure that you receive treatment for your gum disease before it progresses to the point where your bone is lost around your teeth and they become loose, abscessed, or cause halitosis.
A good way to prevent gum disease from occurring is to properly brush your teeth at least twice daily for 2 minutes and make sure that you floss at least once daily. Your Weybridge dentist and dental hygienist will teach you the proper brushing and flossing methods. Use recommended oral care products and toothpastes. If your gum disease is very bad and you have oral bone loss, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist for treatment.
January 11th, 2009
Your Sunbury dentist will help to alleviate tooth/teeth sensitivity. Quick changes in temperatures, acidic beverages and foods, sweets, and tactile sensations were exposed dentin is present, can lead to tooth sensitivity. Your West London dentist will examine your mouth and will address this sensitivity problem.
Tooth sensitivity can occur when a tooth has exposed dentin, either due to receding gums or other reasons. Some reasons can include: brushing with a hard bristle brush; excessive enamel wear; gingival recession and damage to the teeth themselves; neglected dental caries; teeth whitener overuse; abrasive toothpastes; plaque build-up; and overuse of acid mouthwashes, and consumption of acidic foods and beverages. Routine dental treatments may also leave your teeth sensitive for a short time. Some ways that you can reduce tooth sensitivity comprise: Proper oral hygiene; the use of softer toothbrushes and toothpastes; use of fluoride containing products; and checking what you eat and drink. Also, make sure to seek regular checkups with your West London dentist. They will have several procedures they can perform to reduce or eliminate your tooth sensitivity.
December 8th, 2008
Numerous interdental teeth cleaning aids are available today. One of these is floss. Numerous types of dental flosses exist including unwaxed, waxed, thin thread, thick ribbon, flavoured, unflavoured, super floss, etc. Find the floss that best suits you and your oral hygiene needs. The way you hold your floss depends upon what is comfortable for you. It is usually taught to wind the dental floss around your middle fingers and to use your index fingers as a guide. You may also want to use a flossing tool. A floss threader can help you to clean beneath bridges. It is really not that important how you hold the floss or what you use to hold the floss just make sure you floss! Your dentist or dental hygienist can help you learn how to floss properly. Here are some instructions: 1) the floss should be held so that you use a small segment to floss; 2) insert the floss gently in between two teeth using a see-saw motion; 3) pull both sides of the floss forward so that it forms a “C” shape and move the floss back and forth, and up and down; 4) now push both sides of the floss in the opposite direction forming a backwards “C” shape, and repeat for every in between side of the teeth. Not using this “C” shape when you floss can cause damage to the gum tissue.
Other tools available to clean between your teeth include: 1) interdental cleaners and brushes for larger spaces between the teeth; 2) triangular wood picks and normal toothpicks; 3) oral irrigators; and interdental tips.
October 18th, 2008
If you have a tooth or numerous teeth missing, and do not want you wear a removable denture, then a fixed dental bridge is for you. Your Worcester Park dentist will explain the benefits of dental bridges, which are prosthetic teeth made of porcelain, metal or gold, or a combination of porcelain and metal/gold that use the adjacent teeth for support and anchorage. These supporting teeth are referred to as abutment teeth, while the missing teeth that are replaced are referred to as pontic teeth. For every tooth that needs replacing, you like to have one supporting tooth at least, if not more.
A dental bridge or bridges will be recommended by your Worchester Park dentist if you have one or several teeth missing that effect your ability to eat. Other reasons to replace your missing teeth with a fixed dental bridge are if: your appearance and smile are affected, your teeth are starting to shift or your bite is collapsing; your speech is affected; and, there is a change to the shape of your face, along with numerous other reasons.
There are several different types of fixed dental bridges; by fixed it is meant that they are not removable. There are several designs of fixed dental bridges, where the adjacent teeth are prepared the same way that crowns are prepared, and the impressions are taken, along with a bite registration and shade, and are sent to a dental laboratory with instructions. Different designs are also available for the pontic tooth of the bridge, depending upon where the missing tooth is located and the hygiene needs of the patient. There are also resin-retained bridges and cantilever bridges. Resin bonded bridges are usually used in the anterior sections of the mouth, when the teeth are in good shape, and both the dentist and the patient do not want solid tooth structure removed unnecessarily. Very little of the inner of the adjacent teeth are removed and the pontic is bonded to the adjacent teeth by metal wings made to conform to those teeth. Cantilever bridges are usually made when teeth abutments are only on one side of the edentulous (toothless) space. Dental bridges can last a long time, especially if you take good care of them and your overall oral hygiene. Fixed bridges are natural in appearance and tend to be much more stable than removable bridges, partials, or full dentures.
October 11th, 2008
Many people that have bad breath, or halitosis, are not even aware that they have this problem that can be very embarrassing. When you visit your Surbiton dental clinic, they will explain to you why this has occurred, and help you to remedy this problem. Certain foods can cause bad breath, such as garlic and onions, and you may think that using a mouthwash will take care of this problem. The thing that you may not realize, is that garlic and onions create metabolites that enter the circulatory system, and then go to the lungs where they are expired, thus causing the bad smell. This condition will remain with you until these foods are metabolised completely by your body.
Performing proper oral hygiene, by brushing and flossing at least two times daily for at least two minutes each time, can help you to prevent halitosis. Make sure that you brush all surfaces of your teeth properly, and also brush your tongue. Xerostomia (i.e., mouth dryness) can also increase halitosis, so if you have this condition, you should carry some sugarless-candy or sugarless-gum with you to stimulate your salivary flow. Chewing tobacco or smoking can make your breath stink, along with several medical conditions. Your Surbiton dentist will make a referral to a doctor if they can’t figure out what is causing your halitosis. Make sure that you are honest with your dentist while answering questions on your medical history form and speaking with them. Surbiton dental clinic will help you to eradicate your halitosis and take care of your other dental needs.