Tooth decay, get it and you may well find that you are in the deepest parts of the ocean because it isn’t pretty. If you have been a bit stupid in Chepstow of late and been a little bit negligent of how you have looked after you teeth, there is every chance that your teeth are under the threat of decay. If you are up to date with dental appointments and have managed to look after your teeth at home by taking on board all of the great products to choose from, then you will be giving yourself a fighting chance against dental decay. But if you take the eye of the ball for just a few hours, you could be putting your health on the line. Tooth decay starts with the build up of plaque and tartar around the teeth and then they become vulnerable to acids on the enamel. This, if left unattended, can get you into the world of dental cavities and from that serious dental problems can arise in the guise of deep-rooted decay. The remedy isn’t pretty either because you are going to have any rotten matter cleared from inside the teeth, have to go through a root canal and then get a crown.
October 30, 2011 at 6:46 am | general dentistry | No comment
As you grow up in Bristol, so many things are thrown at you so quickly and it can become overwhelming dealing with every issue, but as long you make sure that everything is succinct and in place, it will give you a launch pad to reach for the stars. But before take-off, you need to look after your teeth because then they will look after you too. Good dental hygiene is essential in setting you asunder, and you need to get the basics right to keep the health of your mouth together. Having your dentist in the picture is so important, as they can tell you all you need to know for the future. It may sound trivial and a bit patronizing, but if you don’t know how to choose the right brush and then use a toothbrush properly, you don’t stand a chance against the evils of gum disease and tooth decay. However if you get this right, then you have a chance of batting for the right team, especially if you back up your teeth brushing with some flossing as well; flossing your mouth after brushing can get into areas that your big old toothbrush can’t and ensure that all the residue of bacteria does not lead to plaque.
October 27, 2011 at 5:25 am | oral hygiene | No comment
Gum disease- the evil that rears its ugly head throughout Swindon day after day. It generally comes from the way you look after your teeth at home: do it well with all the best products that are out there and yippee, you’ll be well on your way to caring for your teeth, but be warned, slip up and you will be opening a portal to hell in your mouth. Gum disease can be a bitch of a problem to fight and even harder to recover from if it gets its feet under the table- and you should be aware of the danger signs such as bleeding or weeping gums. If you are suffering from this then get your butt down to the dentist as soon as you can. Good oral hygiene is a way to navigate such turbulent seas and make sure that that your teeth are free and clean from the threat of bacteria. It may also take a big change in the way you go about your ways with your diet- cut out the exuberances and give you mouth a chance to breathe. And then, throw anything herbal at it because you put the zest back into your gums. But here’s another warning: gum disease can not only threaten the health of your mouth and cause your teeth to fall out, but it can also cause the heart, and other organs to fail in the long term in your body if allowed to run riot.
October 23, 2011 at 7:31 am | gum disease | No comment
You’d like to think that when you rest your head down after a hard day in Bath and go to sleep, you are going to wake the next morning, jolly and joyful and ready for a brand new day. But if you are finding that when you wake, you are irritated, tired and frankly, can’t be bothered to do a thing throughout the day, then you should start to question what is going on and get to your dentist and quiz them on the subject of sleep apnea. We assume when we sleep that all is okay and that we will wake normally- that’s as long as we are healthy. If however you drink outrageously, or are on heavy medication, indeed suffering from the hangover of a severe operation, this will upset your natural apple-cart and it can lead you to snore at night. Snoring is a result of blocked airwaves and in a way your dentist can supply you with some sort of device to help you out. But we are avoiding the real issue here: when you go to sleep at night, the body goes into automatic- this involves the brain, the heart and the lungs working in unison. But take any little issue that stops all three from working properly and throw it into the equation and then your breathing becomes erratic- this can not only stop the way you breathe at nights but also put strain on your heart and in the end, cause it to fail. Look out for the signs and if you feel something is going wrong, get to your doctor or dentist for advice.
October 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm | dental disorders | No comment
If you want to talk about ‘bad press’ in Weston-super-mare, then listen to some of the tragic tales that are bandied around on the subject of root canal treatment. Yes it isn’t the easiest of things to have done as it involves a dentist removing the root from inside the tooth so that it can be crowned and saved from decay- it will also save the tooth in the long run and these modern dental darlings can offer you the latest laser treatment that will do the job in a jiffy and save you from the pain that a drill would have caused in the old days. But here is a pitch for you: yes the dentist is able to do things like never before and get you out of a muddy rut. But how comes you were in that rut in the first place? Sheer laziness and poor oral hygiene spring to mind, and carelessness over a sustained period of time where a dental cavity has been ignored by you, and clearly, your lack of keeping up appointments at your dentists has led to this dilemma. A root canal is worth having as it prolongs the health of the tooth and prevents decay spreading into the other teeth. It is only a black and white procedure- it does what it is meant to do, but you should really take a good hard look at yourself before you go ‘slaying’ it off as a painful treatment because it was you that got you into the chair in the first place.
October 16, 2011 at 7:46 am | endodontics | No comment
If you have ever had really bad tooth decay in Weston-super-mare, you will probably know that in order to save your tooth from extraction, you are going to have to have the dead tissue removed from the tooth and then have the roots removed as well- a root canal treatment. But in order to keep your teeth ‘biting’ as they should to protect the way your jaws come together and the overall health of your mouth and stop the problem from spreading further, you are going to have to dip your hand in your pocket for some of restorative treatment to get the tooth back to it’s best- a dental crown is your answer. Now, modern dentistry not only offers you what is ‘hip’ and what is ‘in’ right now, but also offers you the choice of which crown you would like. They come in a few variations- gold crowns are strong and can withstand the forces that are put into the mouth on an everyday basis; so too are porcelain-over-metal crowns- these are the preferable choices if you need to have a crown fitted towards the rear of the mouth and that can cope with all that chewing and indeed, gossiping that you do everyday, If you have suffered a bit of decay at the front of the mouth however, again the choice is yours, but you may get away with a purely porcelain crown, as the stresses at the front of the mouth are not as harsh as at the back and porcelain is one of the most natural substances on the planet that complements the natural hue that your teeth give off.
October 13, 2011 at 8:39 am | dental crowns | No comment
Dental bridges are a fabulous way of replacing the loss of a tooth in Bath. They are one of the cheapest ways of sheering up a gap, durable, reliable and with the aid of a dental implant, damn near indestructible. Of course, they will help to maintain the health of your occlusion and maintain the health of your mouth. They come in various disguises though what you have done depends on where the tooth has been lost. If it is to the rear of the mouth, you may need to have resin and wires in order to attach the new ‘tooth’ to the tooth next door. The easiest dental bridge to have fitted is when the tooth has been lost between a row of other teeth; here you can get the new tooth attached to two crowns, and after the two adjacent teeth are prepared, the whole unit is cemented into place. And as has been said before, anchor it with a dental implant and you’ll be smiling. But bridges come with a little bit of a government health warning as well, for to keep your mouth healthy once you have had one fitted, there is a particular way to clean in and around them and you must master the way of doing this from the off to ensure your mouth is kept free of the residues of food that can breed bacteria- your dentist will guide you on how to look after your bridge once it has been fitted.
October 9, 2011 at 7:07 am | dental bridge | No comment
If you are one of these people in Swindon that indulges in reality television shows, then you may well be aware of a ‘certain’ makeover program on the BBC and seen the wonders that the dentist does to peoples teeth and there is a chance that you thought ‘I’d love to have my teeth that white’. Well here’s the real reality check. Get off the sofa, turn the TV off and go around the corner to your dentist, and you will find that they are offering that very same treatment. Zoom is considered to be a wonder treatment when it comes to teeth whitening, and in a way, if it’s on the ‘box’, it is going to be good. For a paltry £100, you can get your teeth done to a level that will rank you among the ‘A’ list of celebrities. Pay your money, sit in the chair and with three short sharp bursts of laser treatment, which is totally painless as your dentist will ensure that your gums are protected and that your teeth are prepared in the right way, you will walk away with a smile you only had in your dreams. Zoom also offers a whole catalogue of treatments, and some that you can do yourself at home. Your best and first choice is to check with your dentist first before setting off on this journey; but it is one you will not regret and then in as little as an hour, or if you go down the home route for a few weeks, you’ll be that lucky person that you have just seen on the TV with beautiful shining white teeth.
October 6, 2011 at 7:05 am | teeth whitening | No comment
Think of dental implants and most people would associate the treatment as being expensive, painful and used solely in the replacement of teeth as an alternative to dentures; true once it was very expensive to have done and the recovery period could last anything up to a year, after a long operation involving scalpels and drills. But now in Bath, the use of laser surgery has seen the whole process become incredibly widespread and available to all at a very reasonable price that all of us are capable of paying for. And such refinement in the procedure has not only seen the recovery period afterwards drop dramatically, but the use of an implant is now used for other procedures in the mouth too. One such procedure is the use of the mini-implant that can be fitted in a day to help stabilize dentures and bridges in the mouth and all of this has come because of the advancement of technology over the past few decades through computers and lasers. Lasers especially have seen the demise of the drill and scalpel in the dental world as it can do the job of both with the up-most precision and with very little damage done to the gums and bone- meaning the healing post-op is very minimal; its because of this rise in technology, that most dentists are able to offer the treatment around the city- and at a price that is attractive to us all.
October 2, 2011 at 6:59 am | dental implants | No comment