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Suffering from gum disease? Bristol dentist has the treatment

Gum disease is something that can affect anyone at any age. In its most common form it is nothing serious but it should be dealt with so that it doesn’t progress into something much worse. Having a good relationship with your dentist is vital in guarding against gum disease so that your mouth is regularly examined and monitored. Gingivitis is the most basic form of gum disease and many people in Britain have and do suffer from it. As a result of a build of plaque on the gum line of teeth, the gums redden somewhat and become more sensitive and prone to bleed. Bad breath might occur, as well as the presence of odd tastes in the mouth. If it is allowed to progress then periodontitis might take hold. In this case, the jaw bone holding the teeth becomes inflamed and tooth loss is the likely end result. Many of the symptoms of periodontitis such as receding gums are effectively irreversible, so it is best to deal with any gum issues you have before it gets to this stage. Often combatting gingivitis is simply a case of tightening up your home oral hygiene routine. By brushing thoroughly at least twice a day for about three minutes you should remove most of the plaque from the gum line. Flossing plays a crucial part in this too as plaque can form between the teeth against the gums and is often missed by brushing alone. Your dentist might suggest that you use a special mouth wash designed to look after gums or that you try a herbal solution like chewing cloves. Your dentist might offer you a professional clean if tartar is beginning to take hold. Talk to your Bristol dentist at your next appointment to find out how to avoid gum disease.

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.

The causes of bad breath in Bath

In Bath, it’s not always obvious that you have bad breath and the first time you discover you do is when someone tells you. It can be embarrassing, anti-social and leave you wondering why people don’t talk to you anymore. Bad breath can be caused by many reasons and can be pinpointed to three major areas. The first is in the mouth. Teeth can harbour foods that stagnate and if left untouched through bad oral hygiene, can give off a pungent odour. Of course, this can lead to a build up of bacteria leading, to gum disease and tooth decay; diet and lifestyle can also add to the problem- excessive smoking and drinking contribute to bad breath. The second area stems from the airways to the mouth. Dryness and sinus problems can be affected by a mucous build up that can indicate bronchial problems or the approach of flu or pneumonia. The third cause of bad breath can indicate gastric problems and food stagnation in the stomach. From a personal level, a constant bad taste in the mouth is a sign that you have bad breath and that something could be seriously wrong with your health. Treatment should be sought either through your dentist or a clinic, but also an intense program of good oral hygiene should be practised at all times.

Weston-Super-Mare dentists offer excellent advice on oral hygiene

Keeping your mouth healthy is crucial if you wish to smile with confidence and eat, drink and talk in comfort. For your mouth to exhibit good oral hygiene it ought to be free from debris, with pink gums and not produce bad breath. Your dentist plays a very important part in the upkeep of your oral hygiene but you should be brushing and flossing twice a day to ensure that plaque is not building up. Spotting oral hygiene problems is not difficult. If your gums are painful or bleed or you have bad breath, you might have poor oral hygiene. Other signs to look out for are discolourations on your teeth, particularly yellow or brown patches and you ought to be vigilant for gaps appearing between your teeth. These signs should not be ignored as, without diagnosis and treatment, they are likely to get worse and you may have to deal with cavities, gum disease or even tooth loss. It is better to deal with these things early and you are far less likely to have to undergo painful and invasive surgery. A balanced diet is crucial in ensuring that plaque doesn’t build up on your teeth. Plaque weakens tooth enamel and allows sugars to corrode your teeth and cause cavities. You can help strengthen your enamel and fight plaque by using tooth pastes which contain fluoride and drinking tap water which is enriched with fluoride too. Try to eat sweet foods as part of a meal and then your saliva has more chance of breaking down the acids. Maintain your routine of meeting your Weston-Super-Mare dentist every six months as he or she can give your mouth a thorough examination to check that your oral hygiene is good

Chepstow Dentist Offers Patients a Guide to Brushing

According to a Chepstow dentist, most people are unaware about the basics of oral hygiene. As a result, they put themselves at risk of tooth decay and bad breath. The dentist offers people a guide to brushing so that they can take care of their teeth and prevent a whole range of dental problems. There are many mistakes people make when they brush teeth. To start with, they brush at the wrong time and not too often. If teeth are not brushed before a person sleeps, the food particles will remain in the mouth the whole night long. Many people do not brush their teeth for long enough to clean their teeth entirely. They do not use the correct brush strokes to remove all food particles which can therefore lead to tooth decay. The front teeth need to be brushed differently from the molars and many people to not do this correctly due to lack of awareness. The other mistake that people do while brushing teeth is to be very rough. Brushing teeth too hard can lead to the enamel being worn away. This can cause the tooth to be weakened and will leave it vulnerable to getting cavities. People can also hurt their gums when they brush their teeth too hard. If you feel that you are not brushing your teeth very well, you should ask your dentist to show you the correct method. This is the best way to ensure that you maintain good oral hygiene at all times.

Good oral hygiene habits by a Swindon dentist

There are good habits and bad habits; oral hygiene is a good habit to get addicted to. We need certain routines in our lives, and a good healthy set of teeth is a by-product of a good oral hygiene habit says a Swindon dentist. First off the most important part should be flossing; this procedure will eliminate most of the problems we experience with our teeth and bad breath. Flossing gets into all the crevices that hide the plaque which does the most short and long term damage, brushing away the plaque will be made all the more easier and fruitful if we first concentrate on loosening it. Plaque will build up in the mouth mostly at night, for that’s when we stop producing saliva to neutralise the acid that is part of the production process. Brushing can also affect the amount of plaque we leave in the mouth, a good brush should have a healthy amount of bristles on it, and a worn brush will do more damage to the teeth than no brushing at all. A mouthwash alone won’t clean our teeth, it needs a well planned regime and there are plenty of leaflets at your dentist that show you how to plan a regime properly. Oral hygiene also extends to what we eat and snack on throughout the day, and also how we get rid of any acid that comes naturally with those snacks. Fruit contains acid and that attacks the enamel on the surface of our teeth, we need to swish water around the mouth, and vigorously as well, to stop this natural acid damaging the teeth. If we are sticking to government advice and eating our five a day, we need to be aware that it comes with consequences that we need to address.

A Swindon dentist explains the importance of daily dental hygiene

A good dental hygiene program is the most important part of our whole hygiene regime, in the morning is when we are most vulnerable to being lax in our oral hygiene regime says a Swindon dentist. In the night our mouths produce an excessive amount of acid, and this acid is the single most cause of tooth decay in both children and adults. It only really needs for us to get into a habit of oral hygiene that becomes second nature to us. First of all we need keep a glass of water beside the bed and sip it throughout the night, its important because saliva usually keeps acid build up down, but when we sleep we stop producing saliva. This lack of saliva allows the bacteria in the mouth to go wild and produce excessive amounts of acid; this in turn makes plaque which is then attached to the teeth and usually in between them. If we don’t get rid of this in the morning then it will cause bad breath all day, and then it will impact and become tartar which is that thick, hard and rough material at the bottom of our tooth line. This will eat away at the teeth’s roots and weaken them drastically; this in turn will end in the gums becoming infected and the loss of the tooth before its time. All this can be avoided by a good oral care program, start off by flossing and make sure you get right in between the teeth, and then make sure your tooth brush has enough bristle length to get in between the teeth, as well as around to the back of them. Plaque is the enemy here and the elimination of it will result in better teeth and gums, free from infection and most important of all it will give us a lovely smile, nice breath and more confidence.

A Chepstow dentist advises us on getting rid of bad breath

Bad breath is the worse thing we experience first thing in the morning, much of which is brought on by what we have eaten and drunk the night before. When we drink too much alcohol we also tend to forget to clean and floss our teeth, which just adds to the problem. This can make our breath have a bad smell all day says a dentist from Chepstow. Drinking a half litre of water at night will help to keep down our acid production while we sleep, our saliva gland stops working as we sleep and so acid builds up. This produces plaque and that will attach itself to the inner part of any crevice in the mouth, as well as the tongue. Spicy food and drink isn’t just the problem here though, a lax regime in oral care is the biggest enemy of good clean breath. If we don’t floss and brush properly then we are banging our heads against a brick wall. Brushing is very important and it needs to be done properly with the right brush and stroking method, flossing is even more important as it not only removes the morning plaque, but it also helps to prevent a build up of tartar. Tartar is that rough edged substance that we can feel with our tongue when we are feeling around the back of the teeth; it is usually removed by a dentist when we have our half yearly check up. It is better to prevent the build up as it only adds to the problem of bad breath. Bad breath can also be a sign of diabetes and liver disease, so if it persists even though you are following all the advice go and consult a doctor. Oral hygiene advice is free at the dentist; see your surgery hygiene nurse.

Swindon dentist combines brushing and flossing advice with check up

The preventative measures of brushing and flossing, if performed correctly and diligently everyday, can help to prevent nearly all forms of dental problems. Dentists recommend that patients brush for at least three minutes everyday and floss once a day. It is also recommended to use an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste for your gums and teeth.

Brushing and flossing help to prevent the build up of plaque on the teeth and gums. Plaque is a filmy bacteria rich substance that coats the tooth enamel. The acid released from decaying bacteria erodes tooth enamel causing dental cavities which leads ultimately to tooth loss and gum disease. Brushing removes the majority of plaque and flossing gets to the harder to reach areas between the teeth and under the gum line.

As well as keeping teeth free from plaque, brushing and flossing also removes trapped food debris from between the teeth which is the cause of over 90 per cent of cases of bad breath. It is also advised by dentists that patients brush the surface of their tongue with a specially designed tongue brush.

By keeping a high standard of oral hygiene, mainly by correct brushing and flossing, you can help to have healthy teeth and gums for the rest of your life. However, it is also important that you maintain regular visits to the dentist for check ups. Even brushing and flossing cannot prevent all types of dental disease. Make an appointment with a Swindon dentist for a check up and for more information about correct brushing and flossing tips.

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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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