Pregnancy is such an exciting and busy time but what with morning sickness, antenatal classes, baby showers and numerous shopping trips your dental health could well be the last thing on your mind. However, it is even more important to look after your dental health during pregnancy. Changes in hormone levels mean that some dental health conditions specifically affect pregnant women. These are generally nothing to worry about but mean it is crucial to take extra care of your teeth and visit us regularly.
Every year dentists around the country see too many children with trauma to their teeth and mouths caused by a sporting injury. Many of these injuries could have been avoided if the child had been wearing a custom fitted mouthguard.
Toddlers teeth can prove very problematic...first you get all the fun of teething with your child being more grizzly than normal with bright red cheeks and non-stop dribble and then you have the new problem of trying to brush these new shiny teeth!
My daughter is 2 and a half and no exception. Some days she brushes her teeth with no drama, other days tooth brushing can be a real battle!
We are often asked, by new mums and dads, when is the best time to start bringing their baby to the dentist? We generally say to book them in when their first baby teeth appear. However, it is also good to get babies and young children familiar with the surrounding environment so bringing them to yours or their siblings appointments is a good idea as they get to watch what's going on.
Today is European Gum Health Day. Your gums are important because they hold your teeth securely in place. But did you know that they also affect the health of your body? Gum disease is linked to many serious health problems in the rest of your body including stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
Easter is nearly upon us and for many that means chocolate! The supermarkets shelves are stacked high with chocolate eggs and children are looking forward to Easter egg hunts. It is especially important to remember your dental routine over the Easter period. Your oral health doesn't have to suffer if you take the right precautions. Here are a few dental tips from the team at Langmans:
Monday 20th March is World Oral Health Day, an International day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and the importance of practising good hygiene habits from childhood into old age. This year's campaign theme is 'Live Mouth Smart'
Dentures are a great alternative to missing teeth, but many denture wearers find that they struggle to keep them secure, have experienced sore spots or that they make it hard to speak clearly and difficult to eat certain foods.
A dental nurse's responsibilities are complex and we thought you might like to know what their day involves.
Our day starts with making tea, most importantly caffeine fuels a nurse. We then start setting up our surgeries obviously washing our hands first using the correct hand washing techniques which are displayed around the practice. We start by turning on all the equipment and making sure it's in full working order.
Have you ever wondered where your nurse is going when you see her dashing off with a box in her hands?
She's taking the dirty instruments to our dedicated decontamination room where they will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the Department of Health HTM0-105 guidelines we adhere to.