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Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road, Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

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Avoiding Sleep Apnea in Bath- Clifton Dental shares the truth

One of the joys at the end of a hard working day in Bath is looking forward to a good night’s sleep. It’s the time the body and mind recovers for the next day and so on and so forth. However, this depends on your body functioning as it should during sleep, with your airways free so that the brain, the heart and lungs can breathe and regulate the oxygen that flows through the body. If anything interferes with this, the system will start to become stressed, each organ will be overworked and you may well be facing the danger of sleep apnea. Now this is not a condition that is easy to diagnose for doctors, but if left unchecked, it can have the potential to cause heart failure. If air is being blocked from going in, the breathing will become irregular and the heart will panic and stutter and then this sends confusing messages to the brain that tries to cope with the breakdown. This blockage in the breathing can normally be found in heavy drinkers, smokers and obese people, although people that have a damaged nervous system are also at risk. In any case, for those who live alone, it will be hard to spot, as one of the results of this is heavy snoring. There is another danger when you wake as well, as the brain is attempting to wake you whilst desperately trying to regulate the breathing again and this can impact on your breathing during the day without you even noticing it. But you may start to notice yourself very fatigued and irritable though, and this is the sign of bad sleeping. This is a very dangerous situation so if you are worried, you should contact Clifton Dental in Bristol for advice on treating this in your area.  

The fight on Dental Phobia in Swindon

Most people in Swindon have a phobia about something or other, but normally, they are things which you would only have to face once in a blue moon. However, if you have a phobia about something you have to face twice a year, the problem may well become a lot more intense- especially if your fears are dental related for this could be putting your mouth and your health in danger. Having a dental phobia is not good so you have to find a way around it in order to get the dental care you need. The first thing you need to do is identify where your phobias stem from; this may take some form of counselling at first. Then you need to brave it up and visit your dentist for a chat as well; you may see this as going into the lion’s den but remember, this is just for a chat, during which, you should confide in the dentist and spill the beans about everything that makes even a check-up a nightmare for you. Now you are talking and you may be slightly enlightened by the fact that the person you are talking to is actually human and understands exactly what you are going through, for dentists, you may be surprised to know, are trained to understand and deal with patients who have dental phobias. They will be able to tell you about all of the great new breakthroughs in modern dental technology, such as laser treatments that make procedures virtually pain-free. They will tell you how they can sedate you during complex treatments and then do something that may come as a big shock to you- give you a chance to get involved in your treatments by giving you the choice of what you want done and how you want it done. Clifton dental can point you in all they directions you need to go in order to confront your phobias.  

Clifton Dental talks you through the disorder known as sleep apnea in Bath

Sleep apnea is the night-time phantom that causes many nocturnal deaths and auto-mobile accidents. It is caused by the frequent relaxation of tissues in the throat whilst unconscious and manifests in pauses of breath. Snoring may cause sleep apnea. The vibrations in the throat that accompany snoring have been known to damage the tissue there, making it more difficult to relax during sleep. As a night-time disease, sleep apnea is incredibly hard to diagnose- there is very little chance to identify the symptoms and as such, many people are unaware of the risks they face every night. The risk of developing high blood pressure is greatly elevated in patients who suffer from sleep apnea, this is caused by the infrequent rhythm of respiration. When there are pauses in breathing, oxygen levels in the body decrease and cause the blood vessels to constrict in order to return blood to the vital organs. The strain these breaks in breathing put on the heart can ultimately cause a heart attack, it can be caused be an increase in thoracic pressure or the lack of oxygen reaching the muscles in the heart. Sudden and aggressive rises in systolic pressure can cause ruptures or clotting in the blood vessels that return oxygen to the heart. Finally, a decrease in concentrations of oxygen in the body can cause a stroke when the brain is starved of oxygen. Strokes may not always be fatal but can cause extensive nerve and tissue damage and even loss of brain function. With support from Clifton Dental of Bristol,

The unknown terrors of Sleep Apnea in Bath

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.

Rid yourself of the scourge of bad breath with tips from dentists in Bath

Bad breath is something that occasionally or more frequently affects the lives of many people in the United Kingdom. But regular visits and consultations with expert Bath dentists can be the best way to get rid of the condition once and for all. Bad breath can really hit the self confidence of those who suffer from it as they struggle with the difficult fact that unpleasant smells are coming from their mouth they talk, smile or even breathe. Recognising what causes bad breath is the first step to take in beating the affliction, then the knowledge can be applied to your own circumstances. Once you know what is causing your bad breath then you can take the steps to avoid the situation in the first place. It might simply be the case that dietary choices are making your breath smell unpleasant. Certain foods and drinks tend to linger in the mouth and their odour will be emitted for some time after they have been eaten. Garlic and coffee are two famous culprits. In such cases the effects tend to be short term and sufferers only experience bad breath occasionally. More severe cases of bad breath are when patients experience it on a regular basis and find that the unpleasant smell is hard to get rid of. Problems of this nature can be due to flawed oral hygiene habits. Just like plaque, bad breath is caused by a certain bacteria that is produced by food and then hangs around the mouth until it is shifted. If the teeth are not brushed properly and subjected to flossing then the bacteria will persist. Consider the fact that bad breath bacteria likes conditions which are dry and so one should strive to make the mouth as moist as possible in order to beat bad breath.

Dentists in Weston-super-Mare diagnose bruxism and prevent it from damaging the teeth of patients

Having persistent aches in your teeth might be the sign of a number of different oral conditions. Most people would probably think of cavity erosion or the development of cavities, small holes in the teeth. In fact, quite a number of people in the United Kingdom are suffering from a condition called bruxism that can lead to feelings of aching in the teeth and even jaw. What bruxism is, is the process of grinding your teeth together when you are asleep. Most people who suffer from bruxism (and have not been diagnosed) don’t even know that they are grinding their teeth in their sleep. It is only when they experience the symptoms during the day time that they begin to suspect. These symptoms can include tooth ache and an aching jaw. The consequences of this can be that the protective enamel is worn away as the teeth collide night after night with some force. This means that cavities are more likely to form. If the bruxism is particularly severe then it can lead to complications with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which is the joint that holds the jaw bone and the skull together. There are several reasons why people grind their teeth together when they sleep. Many professionals reckon that it is just one other manifestation of stress in patients. In this case then changes in lifestyle might be necessary or trips to a counsellor. Alternatively, patients whose teeth are not aligned in the optimum arrangement can sometimes grind their teeth together and Weston-super-Mare dentists would fit a brace or some other teeth straightening device. In either case, dentists can fit patients with mouth guards so that the impact of the teeth grinding together does not damage teeth.

Eradicating Bad Breath in Bath

Suffering from bad breath is a social killer and you may be completely oblivious to it until you suddenly stop being invited to a lot of social events in Bath or a real friend has had the decency to point it out to you: the causes are many-fold. Maintaining the mouths saliva is imperative to fight bacteria, plaque and gum disease. If this starts to dry up, you are a prime candidate for bad breath. Lack of saliva can be caused by heavy medication, drinking, smoking and a bad diet- a poor immune system can also add to the woe. The way to fight bad breath can involve a complete change in your lifestyle and your habits, to give yourself a fighting chance. A good place to begin is with your dentist, who will not only offer you the advice and means to deal with it, but most importantly, check if there is nothing going wrong in the mouth. Then it’s down to you to become more attentive to your oral hygiene. There are also some great herbal remedies around that will help balance your mouth until you are back on track. Try to promote the saliva in your mouth by chewing gum and drinking plenty of fluids. Whatever you do though, bear this in mind, do not ignore bad breath, for at worse if all efforts fail, it could mean that there is something more sinister is going on in your body.

Put an end to bad breath with advice and treatment from Bath dentists

Near the top of most peoples’ lists of embarrassing social conditions is definitely the prospect of suffering from bad breath. Emitting unpleasant odours from your mouth can leave you trying to avoid social interactions because of the fear of what other people might think of you. Parties and business meetings become a nightmare when they ought to be enjoyable. Thankfully your Bath dentist can help you if you are suffering from bad breath, or halitosis as it is clinically known. The main cause of bad breath is the presence of certain bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria can be made more prevalent because of certain foods but ought to be easily removed by a good oral hygiene routine at home. You should brush not only every morning and night but after meals too if you are suffering from bad breath. Be sure to floss too as the bacteria can hide between teeth. You might want to brush your tongue as well as the bacteria which cause bad breath can gather on your tongue. Just be careful not to clean your tongue too vigorously as it is a sensitive organ and you don’t want to damage it. Many people use mouth wash to combat halitosis and make their breath smell more fragrant. Unfortunately this is not always the right course of action as it can actually lead to greater instances of bad breath. This is because mouth washes actually make your mouth rather dry which is the condition that bad breath bacteria like as it means they can stick to your teeth with greater ease. Chewing gum can help to make your mouth more moist and actually helps to dislodge the bacteria too.

Causes of Bad Breath in Weston-super-mare

There are many factors that cause bad breath in Weston-super-mare and they don’t always relate to the mouth. Having a healthy diet can retain a strong immune system, keep the blood clean and keep your gastric system healthy, which in turn, affects the state of your teeth and gums. Smoking and excessive drinking also impact on the health of your breath. A combination of all these can affect the level of saliva produced in the mouth. Saliva is a natural repellent to bacteria that builds up on the surface on the teeth. If the saliva dries up, so does the mouth, making the teeth and gums vulnerable to a build up of plaque and tartar that leads to tooth decay and gum disease, out of which comes bad breath. Another factor that contributes to the problem is poor oral hygiene. Irregular cleaning and flossing can allow bacteria to develop from foodstuffs that are lodged between the teeth; the food can become pungent and leave bad tastes in the mouth and if something tastes wrong, it will smell wrong. Treating the problem can take a lot of effort to remedy. Firstly, a consultation with the dentist would be advisable before undertaking a course of healthy living and good oral hygiene. But bear in mind, having bad breath can not only unsociable, but indicates more serious problems such as oral cancer.

Getting rid of bad breath: Chepstow dentists advise on how best to do it

Having bad breath can make social situations very awkward indeed. Hiding your mouth so that your peers or colleagues don’t smell your breath is something that is surely to be avoided. Thankfully bad breath does not just have to be tolerated, there are simple things you can do to combat it, allowing you to interact freely without having to worry about the smell from your mouth. Halitosis is the clinical name for bad breath and it is caused by bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria might be allowed to thrive because you are not taking care of your mouth adequately. Brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day for about three minutes and flossing too should take care of things, but bad breath bacteria can also thrive on your tongue. As such you might want to brush your tongue too. Just be careful to do so gently as tongues are sensitive organs and you don’t want to damage yours. Chewing gum can be a good way of combatting bad breath. The flavour of the gum will make sure that when you speak and breath there will be pleasant smell. Additionally, the process of chewing actually increases saliva, which helps to guard against plaque. Bad breath might be a sign that there is an underlying condition in your mouth. Gum disease can manifest itself with bad breath. It is always worth informing your dentist about bad breath so that he or she can examine your mouth. You might be advised to tighten up your brushing and flossing routine or use a mouth wash specially designed to beat bad breath. If you need any further advice, make an appointment to see your Chepstow dentist.

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Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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