November 20th, 2015
We use our mouths for many necessary things such as eating, drinking and talking. We also use our mouths for many unnecessary things like opening sachets of food, biting pens and chewing our fingernails. In a day, our mouths get a workout and are subject to dozens of objects and millions of germs.
Let’s take a look at some common dental health problems and the steps to take to avoid succumbing to them:
Toothaches are caused by dental decay, fractures in the teeth, irritation after dental work or inflammation. Toothaches are best avoided by practising proper oral hygiene, so keep your teeth and gums clean and avoid indulging in too much sugar.
Bad breath is typically caused by gum disease, tooth decay, catarrh, infections, reflux and other medical conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach or airway. Bad breath can best be avoided by practising proper dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Adding mouthwash to your oral routine can also be effective in preventing bad breath, but it is always best to avoid an alcohol based wash, as these dry out your mouth, causing further bad breath.
Cold sores are blisters that appear on the sides of the mouth or other swollen areas of the face. They can be painful and tender and are contagious through touch. Avoiding directly touching a cold sore and washing your hands before and after touching the mouth can help to prevent cold sores. There are a number of factors that cause cold sores, including menstruation, exposure to sunlight and fever.
October 4th, 2013
London- what a superb city, but if you want to get on board with what it demands of you and keep in the game socially with your friends and at work, you will need to look after yourself as best you can. Clothes, hairstyle, make-up- all play a part in this but then also does the state of your mouth; your smile is an important part of this chemistry, and so too is your breath: go out with a pungent smell in your mouth and you will be wasting your time, diminishing your persona and reducing your chances of getting ahead in life. Bad breath can be caused by many things: poor diet, poor oral hygiene and a suspect lifestyle each week will add to the equation and not only will you start to repel people around you, you could be heading for a fall health-wise as well. Get your dentist and hygienist on board and go through the list of things that could be causing this condition; one by one, eliminate everything and then change your life about so that you fight this condition on all fronts. It will not only be good for you in the outside world, but you will also be looking after your health as well.
July 5th, 2013
So you have bad breath in central London, which for a start is quite embarrassing because your friends will start to pull back from you, but seeing as anything that smells rank indicates something going wrong, you really need to get to the bottom of it before things get worse for you…easier said than done though; there are lots of things that contribute to this condition and you will have to get yourself a list of possible causes and then tick them off one by one as you treat them- and you’re going to need help in this. Gum disease and tooth decay aren’t nice, so get your dentist to patch you up…tick. Address your oral hygiene by improving/changing it…tick. Look at your lifestyle, diet, smoking and drinking- and change them…tick. Ensure that your mouth is kept fresh and hydrated by using herbal products, keeping off the caffeine, chewing gum and drinking lots of water…tick. And finally, if you have done all of this, and given it all time to work, yet the condition still persists, see a doctor, because the condition may be gastric and coming from within you- and see how it can be treated…final tick- hopefully.
September 5th, 2012
If you are in the public eye every day, dealing with customers or just being flamboyant with your adoring public, you have to maintain a certain persona in order to keep yourself on the ball in central London- the way you dress, the way you smile and the way you style your hair…these are all the obvious things that are visual, bad breath is not however and no matter how glorious you look, this condition can knock you right off your perch. In some cases, the causes of bad breath can be quite complex so hence, difficult to tackle. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene so this has to be improved if you are going to overcome the problem. It starts by visiting your dentist and getting things mended, and then you have to work hard at caring for your mouth at home. You must brush and floss every-time you eat to stop pungent smells forming from foodstuffs. Herbal remedies can also help to address the balance in your mouth. You must also keep your mouth well hydrated as your saliva helps in breaking down bacteria; drink lots of water and use sugar free sweets and gum. But bad breath can also be more complex than this; diet plays an important role in maintaining the body’s strength and immune system so you have to be aware of what you are putting into your system (this also extends to your lifestyle- drinking and smoking). If you have tried to address all of these issues and the condition persists, it could imply that more sinister forces are at work in your body and you may well require more intense inspection from your doctor.
January 18th, 2012
Breaking the back of Bad Breath in Central London
Having bad breath at the worst of times is terrible, but in the affluent ‘must get ahead’ world of central London, it is definitely a no-no, as it not only sets your working life back but it can affect your social life: it can also indicate danger. Bad breath means that something somewhere is going wrong within your mouth and/or your body and if it is not addressed as soon as possible, things could get seriously bad. You must throw everything you can at this condition in order to beat it and first stop is your dentist for a complete check-up and if need be a complete overhaul of your teeth and gums. You may be suffering from rotting teeth and gum disease that need to be looked at to have a chance of reversing bad breath. Then you need to look at your oral hygiene: get what ever it takes and do whatever it takes to get your teeth and back on track- from toothbrush, toothpaste, flosses, mouth washes and especially herbal remedies, just to restore a natural balance in your mouth once more. If this still doesn’t work, you made need a doctor to check your body out for something more evil could be going on down below. You will also have to alter your diet as well anyway to get your nutritional levels up to reinforce your immune system. Finally, watch how much you drink and smoke and keep your saliva levels up by drinking lots of water.