Plaque and food left on the teeth and gums can cause the gums to bleed. The gums become swollen and when you brush they will bleed. It is however very important to keep brushing to remove the plaque or they will continue to become more inflamed day on day. Brush twice a day and floss and after 7 to 10 days the bleeding should stop. This condition is called gingivitis and is reversible as long as you keep the area plaque free.
If you have pain when hot or cold touches the tooth it can be down to tooth sensitivity. This occurs when the gum shrinks from around the gum line. It can be easily rectified by using a sensitive toothpaste such as Sensodyne. Warm the toothpaste in the tube under warm running water then rub the toothpaste onto the tooth using your finger. Take time to place it all over the tooth concentrating on the gumline as this is where the nerve endings are. This needs to be done 2 to 3 times a day for at least 2 weeks. If problems continue give us a ring on 01554 774509
Firstly I would like to say we hope you and your family members are safe and well. As you are aware we are open for emergencies and have been throughout this pandemic but I am pleased to say the end is in sight and we have been given a provisional date in June to reopen. When this has been confirmed from Welsh Government rest assured that we will contact you to offer an appointment. In the mean time I hope the following advice will help and spur you on to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
BRUSH TWICE A DAY
USE A FLUORIDE ADULT TOOTHPASTE
CLEAN BETWEEN YOUR TEETH DAILY WITH FLOSS, GLIDES OR INTERDENTAL BRUSHES AS IMPACTED FOOD BETWEEN TEETH CAUSES PAIN
BRUSH YOUR TONGUE
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
PLAQUE BUILD UP CAN AFFECT YOUR GUMS AND RAISE YOUR DECAY RATE CAUSING HOLES IN TEETH. IT CAN ALSO CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR HEART LUNGS BRAIN, AND CHEST. IT IS ALSO LINKED WITH DIABETES AND SOME CANCERS.
Professor Mike Lewis , a consultant Oral surgeon in the University of Cardiff was commenting on aerosols in the dental surgery’s. He suggested that air purifiers may help.! For your safety we have carried out extensive research and ordered Airvia Medical Air purifiers. https://www.airpurifier.co.uk/
These will filter the entire volume of air in the surgeries at Warren Davies Dental Care in approximately 6 minutes .It has 8 steps of purification eliminating 99.95% of particles, form medical HEPA filters to carbon filters to ionising purification and ultra violet virus sterilization. UVC light kills the Coronovirus. Protecting you and delivering good quality preventative dental care for you and your family. Priority to our dental plan patients. Ring us to find out on 01554 774509
We rely on our immune system to keep us defended against all types of attacks from our environment. From defense against infection such as TB, flu to the common cold (a coronavirus). It can under react, as against some cancers, threatening our existence, or over react to a stimulus such as Asthma, anaphylaxis or in some cases covid- 19 (a different coronavirus).
So do our mouths matter?- YES they do!. Over 95 % of human beings have an inflammatory response to external stimulus in our gums- the start of periodontal disease. Dental caries (decay) is very common.
Keep our mouths healthy- clean our mouths twice daily , see the hygienist at least twice a year –
Watch our diets – limit sugar, alcohol and stop smoking. Give our immune system the best chance to fight more virulent organisms- visit your dentist- Join my dental plan for priority appointments and advice.
To all our registered patients at this difficult time.
We are strictly abiding by the rules set out by government at this time.
But please be assured that we are still open during the week and the normal emergency service will be available during the Easter bank holiday .
Private patients including DPAS and Denplan who are registered at this practice who have severe tooth ache (interrupted sleeping, despite taking analgesics) or a large swelling can contact a dentist from this practice on 07855330727.
NHS patients and non registered patients must phone 08454647 0r 111.
Please follow government guidelines and stay home and be safe.This is not just for you but for everyone.
WE ARE OPEN and ask our patients to ring if they have a dental problem on 01554774509.
Government guidelines now say that our door remains shut at the dental practice.
You may need some advice, to self help, may need a dressing or antibiotics.
This we can manage in the practice. We can advise on what to do if you need more treatment.
The practice will remain open during the corona-virus pandemic.
The dental advice from the profession in line with government guidelines suggests that routine dental maintainance be postponed temporarily.
However we are open to treat registered patients who are in pain or discomfort, and we ask them to adhere to the 2 meter rule, and use the hand sanitisers and masks provided. Please do not bring family members with you.
Please phone 01554 774509 for further advise.
Following the recent advice from the Chief medical Officer.
The dental practice WILL BE OPEN throughout this Coronovirus pandemic.
However there are restrictions on what dental procedures we have been advised to do as the Virus is spread through droplets and aerosols.
Aerosols are created in the dental practice whenever fillings, root filling, crowns , bridges and ultra sonic dental hygiene work is carried out.
So to protect staff and patients these have been temporarily suspended.
However, other dental procedures such as examinations , dressings, x-rays, dentures, impressions, extractions and hand scaling are safe to carry out.
Also DENTAL EMERGENCIES (tooth ache) can be
managed as normal.
PLEASE REST ASSURED THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AND STAFF ARE A PRIORITY AND OUR CROSS INFECTION PROCEDURES ARE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
We would also advise patients who are characterised as vulnerable such as over 70 years olds , and patients with a underlying medical condition such as cardiovascular disease to refrain from routine dentistry for the time being.
HOWEVER IF THE HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY WE WILL SEE YOU AS NORMAL.
Facial rejuvenation is now available at the practice.
This includes fillers as well as Botulinum toxin.
AzzalureR BotoxR Dysport R are trade marks for Botulinum Toxin. These are used in facial aesthetics to remove wrinkles on the face forehead and from around the eyes.
Emervel is used as a filler to smooth out the wrinkles of ageing.
Make an appointment to find out more
Gum disease (periodontal disease) affects 98% of us and is the most common cause of tooth loss. Plaque and calculus collects on or around teeth and undermines the gum health causing bleeding gums. Smoking makes things worse!
50% of people with gum disease will lose their teeth.
There is also a link with heart disease diabetes and other chronic illness-
Good oral hygiene- cleaning teeth twice a day with an electric tooth brush and using glides teepees and floss will help to stop this. Also a regular visit to our HYGIENIST will help keep your mouth healthy.
So healthy mouth- healthy body!
Visit our hygienist to find out more.