Jul 17

Oral Health Tips To Follow This Summer.

By Lisa Grenney | Oral health

The summer months are here and many of us have already found ourselves indulging into some summer treats. Despite all the summer fun, it’s still very important to maintain good oral hygiene. Here are a few top tips to help you look after your teeth this summer.

Keep an eye on sugar intake.
Summer is a time when we expect to eat and drink far more sugary treats than usual. From ice creams to refreshing fizzy drinks, these delights can have dire consequences for our teeth. Sugar is one of the most recognised causes for the build-up of plaque around the teeth and gums, a major contributor to enamel erosion and tooth decay. Why not visit our dental hygienist and give those teeth and gums a freshen up.

Don’t rush brushing.
It may sound strange, however brushing your teeth straight after a meal is not good for oral health. When we consume foods that we enjoy such as sweet treats this raises the acidity in our mouths and leaves the enamel on your teeth particularly vulnerable. Brushing your teeth straight after meals can actually cause further damage, we advise that you wait for an hour after a meal before you brush.

Drink plenty of water.
Food debris can be a real issue for our teeth and can contribute towards problems such as a plaque build-up and bad breath. It’s important to make sure your mouth is as clean as possible. Drinking water when consuming food offers a healthy and natural way to cleanse the mouth by dislodging and flushing out food debris.

Stick to your normal routine.
Summer can be a busy time but keeping to your normal oral health regime is a great way to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy during the summer period. So, remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and to use dental floss to make sure food debris is not left in between your teeth where it can cause damage.

We are a private dentist based in Brough, serving Hull and the surrounding area. If you might be interested in teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants or even our orthodontic services, please contact our dentistry experts on 01482 666635, We are always happy to help.

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Jun 19

Teeth Whitening

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

Is teeth whitening the right option for you?

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help you get white teeth with our ZOOM! Whitening system. Within an hour you can improve the look of your teeth, taking away those embarrassing coffee, tobacco or even red wine stains.

Whether it is to purely improve your smile or to impress at a special event such as a wedding or family occasion, our teeth whitening service can improve your teeth leaving them up to 8x whiter. Teeth whitening is a non-surgical procedure, our Zoom! system uses a unique bleaching gel that is applied to your teeth and then to accelerate the process a special light is used. After one quick trip your teeth can whiten dramatically.

Before we begin any whitening procedure, we perform a complete dental exam to ensure that you receive the exact results that you came to us in search of. That means we have to discover the underlying cause behind you tooth discolouration to advise against this happening again. Whilst many teeth discolour due to lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking dark liquids i.e. red wine, there can be more serious causes for discolouration, including gum disease or tooth decay.

Once your procedure is over we can even offer you a kit to help keep your teeth stay white a home after your initial whitening. These kits can be made up by creating an impression of your teeth and a tray that will perfectly fit to whiten your smile at a later date. So, if you are ready to brighten your smile please contact our team to arrange your appointment.

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Jun 09

Can My Dentist Help With Sleep Apnea?

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

People who suspect they may have sleep apnea can benefit from a visit to their dentist.

Key takeaways:

– Dentists can easily spot common symptoms of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth or teeth damage.

– A dentist can also refer you to a sleep specialist to get the diagnosis confirmed.

– Dentists can offer oral sleep appliance treatment, which helps keep the airways open while you sleep.

A final takeaway message: don’t delay making that dental appointment, because your health is at stake.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-a-dentist-diagnose-sleep-apnea/

 

Jun 05

How Long To Recover From Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

After having wisdom teeth out, the recovery is usually quite gradual. Patients should notice some steady improvement each day.

Key takeaways:

– A full recovery from wisdom tooth extraction may take up to a fortnight.

– The duration of the recovery depends on how straightforward the procedure was.

– After seven days, your dentist will remove any stitches used to close the incision(s) in your gum(s).

Mild or medium-strength pain relief medication may help to relieve discomfort following wisdom tooth removal.

Read more about wisdom tooth surgery here:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321657.php

 

Jun 03

Saving Children’s Damaged Teeth

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

During play, children are prone to suffering a chipped or damaged tooth. But in many cases, the tooth can be saved or repaired if you act quickly. Whether the tooth is just loosened or chipped, or even knocked out, there are procedures to follow to remedy the situation.

– Contact the child’s dentist immediately.

– If the tooth is broken, save the broken part.

Save the tooth (or broken portion) in milk or Hank’s Balanced Salt Solution.

For loosened teeth a dentist “must address any variety of tooth movement within 24 hours” and can often fix the tooth fairly easily. More information on damage to children’s teeth can be found at https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-to-do-if-your-child-chips-loosens-or-loses-a-tooth/.

 

May 28

Flossing the Right Way

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

Your dentist will advise you to floss because it removes the food debris from between your teeth in ways that a toothbrush can’t. Food debris can lead to bacteria growth and plaque even if you are stringent in brushing your teeth twice a day.

Your dentist will also advise you on the best ways to floss for the best results:

– Flossing should take you about five minutes to do it thoroughly

– It is best to floss before brushing

– 15-18 inches of floss is the ideal amount

– If your gums bleed regularly when flossing, see your dentist

In summary:

If you’re flossing correctly, you shouldn’t be seeing blood, it should take you a few minutes, and you should be using an ample amount of floss.”

This article tells you more about flossing https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-i-know-if-im-flossing-correctly/

May 24

Oral Health and Your Body: Is There a Connection?

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthThose who have issues with their teeth or gums might be suffering from a hidden health condition. This is why anyone who suspects an ongoing issue should consult with their dentist. Let’s look at three situations which must be addressed.

– Bleeding gums could signal that you have gum disease (also called gingivitis or periodontal disease).

– White patches on gums or tongue may indicate a compromised immune system or early cancer.

– Worn enamel may hint at issues within the digestive tract.

”Problems with your gums, teeth, and tongue can hint at health concerns deeper in the body.”

Learn more about the causes here:

http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40

 

May 21

What A Dentist Can Tell About Your Health

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

Clues about diabetes, acid reflux, and other conditions may reveal themselves at your next visit to the dentist.

Key points:

– White patches, a dry mouth, and increase in cavities could be related to diabetes.

– Enamel erosion of teeth is worsened by stomach acid reaching the mouth.

– People with severe gum disease are more likely to have heart disease.

Regular check-ups with a dentist ensures that any issues can be identified and dealt with quickly.

“A person may not notice this, since it may occur slowly, but a dentist would notice on a periodic exam.”

Article:

http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40

 

May 18

How Are White Spots On The Gums Treated?

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthThe treatment of white spots on oral tissue varies depending on what’s causing them.

Key takeaways:

– Canker sores that don’t go away on their own are often treated with rinsing solutions.

– White spots caused by thrush or infection are treated with antifungal medication.

– In some cases, diet and lifestyle changes are the best way to address these symptoms.

To find out the cause of these white spots, visit your dentist and arrange an examination of your teeth and mouth tissue.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321454.php

 

May 15

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

By Lisa Grenney | Uncategorized

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthOur ancestors needed wisdom teeth for chewing tough meat and roots. In the modern era, these third molars are largely redundant and can be more trouble than they are worth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a problem for some people as they can:

– Be very painful

– Cause problems chewing and digesting food

– Lead to other dental problems

Your dentist can carry out a simple x-ray and it may be necessary to have wisdom teeth removed if there is a risk of them becoming impacted. A full article on wisdom teeth can be read at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-we-need-our-wisdom-teeth/.

 

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