January 26th, 2012
At Time Dental we always take the preventative approach to your dental health to ensure you have a healthy mouth. That’s why we place a huge emphasis on Hygienist appointments.
Continuing care with you dental hygienist means that you will have the most up to date skills and techniques for your home care. This means that your breath will be continuously fresh and gum disease is kept away. Mandy our new hygienist at Time Dental is highly qualified for your dental hygiene care. She has a particularly gentle approach and will ensure your maximum comfort for your visits.
Not only will you be given the best advice for your home care, Mandy will carefully remove all the plaque bacteria and tartar build up that happens on a regular basis and advise you the best approach for your specifec needs. She will provide a tailor made Dental hygiene programme specifically for you to make sure your mouth stays healthy.
Did you know that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease? If you have gum disease you’re at a higher risk for heart disease! That’s where your dental hygiene and fresh breath appointments can really help. Prevention is better than cure which is why regular sessions with your hygienist are so important. They can catch the early signs of gum disease and help you get back on track for a healthy mouth. If you also suffer from diabetes you’re also a high risk group for gum disease. Some of the warning signs can be bad breath, bleeding gums, sensitivity and loose teeth. You can even have gum disease when none of these warning signs are there!
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December 11th, 2011
A client came to see us at Time Dental wanting to get back into routine care for his dental health. He had recently moved near to the area and was looking for a new dentist. He had not been for a number of years and although he was not experiencing any problems he had heard that gum disease can occur even if you do not have any discomfort.
He was absoultely correct in his thinking. Just beacuse you have no pain from your teeth and gums does not mean to say that everything is healthy in your mouth! If you wait to experience actual discomfort you may have a more serious problem which may well be more complicated to sort out. Thats why it’s so important to have 6 monthly healthy mouth reviews. At Time Dental we provide a preventative approach to dental care. That means providing you with the best advise for your mouth and your lifelstyle to ensure you and your mouth stays healthy. We are able to spot things early and give you your options of what you can do to improve the health of your mouth.
This may mean looking at the foods that you eat that can affect your dental health. We can provide the best brushing and interdental cleaning techniques. We can even provide fissure sealants for both children and adults which shallow out the deep grooves (fissures) of your back teeth to prevent decay from starting in these areas. Many people are night time teeth grinders and this can have a huge impact on your teeth, chewing muscles and your jaw; identifying whether you grind and giving you the appropriate advice can have a really positive impact on your life.
Feel free to call us to see how we can help. 01252 723 008
February 15th, 2011
You visit the dentist every 6 months for an examination like you’re supposed to, as that is all you need to do to look after your teeth, right? Wrong! Gum health is so important, and is often underestimated by people. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a disorder that damages the gums. Gums protect the roots of the tooth. Gum disease contributes to a receding gum line that can cause the weakening of teeth and eventually tooth loss. Many people aren’t aware that they have it, but the signs and symptoms can be quite easy to detect. Gum disease is diagnosed by bleeding, swollen and tender gums, loose teeth, receding gums and changes to the way permanent teeth or dentures fit together when biting.
Did you know…….
- Periodontal disease is the number-one cause of tooth loss.
- 30% of people may be genetically susceptible to gum disease
- Emerging reports have linked gum disease to other medical conditions such as heart disease
- Gum disease affects all races and ethnicities equally.
- Millions of people have gum disease; they just don’t know it yet.
- The mass of tissue in the oral cavity is equivalent to the skin on your arm that extends from the wrist to the elbow, that’s a lot of tissue that needs to be kept healthy!
Routine appointments with the hygienist are so important at maintaining a healthy mouth, and at Time Dental we are very lucky to have a resident expert who provides are hygiene services. Patricia has had rave reviews from all our clients, and as a result her appointment book fills up fast! In her sessions, as well as giving your mouth a full clean, scale and polish, Patricia will also guide you through correct brushing techniques specifically for you so you can continue to care for your mouth properly at home.
So call 01252 723008 and book in today for an initial consultation and start the journey towards a healthier mouth.
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August 31st, 2010
We know all too well the effects of smoking on our lungs, respiratory system and other vital organs. We also often take the health and hygiene of our teeth and gum’s for granted… that is at least until something goes wrong. In recent years, as we wise up to the trails and tribulations life throws at us, preventative treatments are becoming commonplace throughout the medical industry. Yet, as far as teeth are concerned; we brush twice a day as recommended and for the most part, that is where it ends.
In all fairness, this is a good place to start. However, when gum disease (Gingivitis) takes a hold, you’ll wish you had prevented it in the first place. Periodontal Disease is the more developed (yet less talked about) version of Gingivitis. The bacteria from Gingivitis spreads from the gum to the root of the tooth, it looks to set up camp, and if not treated quickly, the toxins from the bacteria will actually eat away at the gum surrounding the tooth making the tooth loose.
Going back to prevention, studies have proven that smoking has a direct relation to Periodontal disease. In fact, experts have concluded that a person who smokes is 300% more likely to develop the disease than someone who doesn’t! It gets worse still… the state-of-the-art treatments for Periodontal disease are much less effective on a smoker than a non-smoker.
The reason being, smoking actually prevents the gum’s from defending themselves from the bacteria, while also robbing the body of vital minerals and vitamins which help the immune system. We know quitting is tough going – and I’m sure there are studies on that too – but with a dose of will-power and a dash of support from friends, this maybe one of the best reason yet to do so…