Healthy mouth, teeth and smiles

Essential advice and oral care techniques

With ASR Dental, your healthy approach doesn’t have to stop at your teeth. We can offer help and important advice that can keep you in tiptop condition to enjoy a healthier life. Whether you are looking for instructions to maintain healthy gums, hoping for fresher breath, or require solutions to issues surrounding sensitive teeth, we have the expertise to help. We can also offer professional support if you are a nervous patient or want to give up smoking.

Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are as important to your overall oral health as strong teeth are. Good oral hygiene habits, including regular visits to a dental hygienist can keep your gums healthy enough to provide long-lasting support to your teeth. The symptoms of gum disease include, swollen or uncomfortable gums, bad breath, receding gums and loose teeth.

There is also evidence of detrimental links between the health of your gums and heart disease. If you have diabetes or suffer from a lack of protective saliva, you will need to take extra care of your gums. Our dental hygiene team will be able to advise you about keeping your gums in top condition.

Fresh Breath

Halitosis or bad breath is an embarrassing problem that can have negative implications for both your social and work life. If you have noticed people turning away when you are near, this might be a sign that you need some help.

Bad breath is a medical problem that can be solved through a program of strong dental hygiene habits. These include regular visits to your dental hygienist who will be able to advise you on effective brushing and flossing techniques as well as diagnose the dental issues, such as gum disease or diet that may be the cause of the problem.

Dental Phobia and Sedation

Being nervous about visiting the dentist or undergoing treatment is not unusual and, at ASR Dental, we will make every effort to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable right from your first visit.

We have a dedicated nervous patient programme for our dental phobic patients, and can create personal treatment plans to suit both your emotional and physical needs. We can also offer oral sedation which will allow you to remain awake and relaxed throughout any necessary dental treatment.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking is not just bad for your general health; it can have significant negative impact on your teeth and gums. The gums of people who smoke are vulnerable to infection, and smoking is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer. If you are a smoker and experiencing receding gums, bone loss, sores in the mouth and a poor sense of taste, you are probably suffering the effects of this habit.

Because smoking can have such a significant impact on your oral health, our dentists are happy to offer support and advice that can help you to stop smoking. We also recommend regular dental hygiene visits for smokers to allow us to keep a close eye on any emerging issues.

Sensitive Teeth

If you experience pain when you consume cold, sweet or acidic food or drink, you will know how debilitating having sensitive teeth can be. Sensitivity in the mouth can have a variety of causes including poor oral hygiene, weakening fillings, over brushing and teeth grinding.

There are a number of treatments that can help with sensitive teeth. These may be related to the different causes, for example gum shields to help with teeth grinding, or to the relief of the sensitivity itself. Your dental hygienist will be able to advise you on alleviating symptoms and preventing their reoccurrence.

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If you are looking for a dental practice in Yorkshire and would like further information about any of our general, cosmetic or specialist dental services, please contact ASR Dental here and enquire today.

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