- Tooth decay is the most chronic disease worldwide and affects millions of children in the United Kingdom. It is currently costing the NHS millions to admit children into hospital to have decayed baby teeth extracted. In addition to this, there are children that are waiting more than a year to secure an appointment.
- Children who have cavities in their baby teeth are at a higher risk of having cavities in their permanent teeth in the future.
- There are thousands of children in the country who aren't getting treatment for their tooth decay.
- Children with tooth decay will experience unwelcome pain, along with problems eating and talking. This can affect their everyday lives, having a negative impact on their school work and social lives.
- Children who have had one or more of their baby teeth extract stand a higher chance of their permanent tooth coming in the wrong place or having poor alignment, which could result in the child needing orthodontic care in the future to fix the issue.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon who works from his successful practice, the Langley Dental Practice in Middleton. Tariq Drabu's concern is that many parents don't show much attention to their childs baby teeth, because these are the temporary teeth children have before their permanent teeth push through. The problem is that baby teeth can still cause pain and this is the result that so many children are finding themselves in hospital to have teeth extracted under general anesthetic.
The reasons parents should be focusing on their childs oral health with baby teeth include:
Tariq Drabu has advised that the only way to reduce the risk of children developing cavities in their baby teeth and enjoying good oral health is to educate the parents. Parents should be leading by example and this includes eating a healthy and well balanced diet, brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes per brushing and flossing.
Children who learn the importance of oral health at a young age and get into a routine regarding their oral health are more likely to follow this routine into adulthood. Parents should encourage their children to brush their teeth before bed and again in the morning with a fluoride toothpaste to aid in the prevention of cavities and decay moving forward.
Friday, 22 April 2016
Tariq Drabu Discloses the Secrets to a Beautiful Smile
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in the United Kingdom. He is also the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice in Middleton which provides top quality NHS and private dental treatments to patients in and around the area.
Good oral health
The first thing to brighten any smile and give you the beautiful smile that you can use with confidence is to focus on oral health. Tariq Drabu advised that a high number of people in the United Kingdom will cover their mouth when they smile because they are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. Following a strict oral health routine can give you the confidence to show your teeth and feel good about it.
A good oral health routine needs to include:
- Brush for two minutes twice a day focusing on each individual tooth and holding the toothbrush at a forty five degree angle.
- Use a good quality fluoride toothpaste
- Do not rinse
- Floss daily to get to those hard to reach places
- Visit the dentist regularly and never cancel routine appointments
Enjoy a healthy diet
Tariq Drabu advised that it's a fact that sugar is one of the leading causes for dental decay in the United Kingdom among adults and children. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet and reducing sugar and acid consumption can help you enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Further eliminating coffee and not smoking can remove the risk of tooth staining so you can smile with complete confidence at all times.
Tariq Drabu also mentioned that everyone knows they should be drinking water, though not many know the benefits it provides for their teeth and therefore their smile. Drinking water reduces the risk of dehydration, which can lead to oral health issues. Further drinking water can help fight bad breath, giving you the confidence to show your teeth and smile without having to cover your mouth.
The final secret to a beautiful smile is to consider a tooth whitening solution. Tooth whitening will lighten your natural teeth by a few shades while hiding any stains. Tis is a safe process when conducted by an experienced and qualified dental professional.
Tooth whitening is affordable and two options are offered by Tariq Drabu at the Langley Dental Practice for added convenience.
Tariq Drabu on Children's First Dental Visits
The oral health of children in the United Kingdom is definitely one that can be improved and Tariq Drabu advises on how parents can ensure that the first dental visit their child has is a positive experience.
Tariq Drabu advises that oral health and dental appointments are all things that parents need to encourage. Parents lead by example. A child isn't going to want to brush their teeth when they see that their parents don't brush and it is common for children to fear the dentist if their parents suffer from dental phobia. The dentist should be a positive experience, setting the benchmark, so when the child is older and goes into adulthood, a visit to the dentist is a preventative and positive experience rather than a negative one.
Calming and fun
If you find that your child seems apprehensive about visit their dentist then you want to cheer them up, making it a fun experience. Ideally your child should have been visiting the dentist since their first tooth, but in the event you have moved and you're going to a new dentist, then look for fun and calming ways to make this experience good.
Some parents find that an afternoon in the park after the dentist is just what the doctor ordered. Rewarding children for attending their appointment and behaving throughout the appointment is the best way to ensure that they always associate positivity with their dental appointments in the future, advises Tariq Drabu.
Tariq Drabu also advised that he finds when he is treating children, they are always better behaved, more relaxed and calm when they know exactly what to expect. The parent needs to make sure the child is aware that they are gong to the dentist that day for a check up or because their mouth hurts.
Once at the dentist and in the chair, it is up to the dentist to follow this routine, telling the child what to expect every step of the way. Children like to know what is going on and asking their permission and working with them will help calm them and ensure that their dental appointment goes ahead without any issues.
Tariq Drabu also advises that dentists should consider keeping dental lucky packets on site for their younger patients. Giving children a small toothbrush or delicious flavoured toothpaste is a great way to promote oral health.
Monday, 4 April 2016
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon based in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He advises patients that there are those who can live with their wisdom teeth for many years and they never give them a day's problem and then there are those who suffer so badly with their wisdom teeth that they find themselves in sheer agony until they have been professionally extracted.
The main reason that wisdom teeth need to be removed is that there isn't any room in the mouth for them, they start pushing through the gum, sometimes causing problems for the molars already there. In severe cases, the wisdom teeth can't push through the gum and this causes considerably pain, this is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.
According to Tariq Drabu those that do suffer as a result of their wisdom teeth often find that these molars cause so many problems from interfering with other teeth to tangled roots to causing decay in other teeth and so much more.
Expect some bleeding
Depending on the severity of your wisdom teeth, they may be able to be removed in the dentist chair, according to Tariq Drabu. Whether they are removed in hospital or in the dental chair, it is important to note that it is common for there to be some bleeding after the treatment.
In most instances once the tooth has been removed, a dissolving stitch is put in place to close the hole and encourage healing. If you find that your mouth is bleeding at the site the tooth was removed, hold some fresh gauze on the area and apply pressure. Hold this in place for half an hour to forty five minutes and the bleeding should subside.
Pain is normal
Experiencing some minor pain after the wisdom teeth are removed is completely normal, according to Tariq Drabu. You will want to take an over the counter pain reliever, such as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. Depending on the treatment, your dentist may prescribe something a little stronger for the first twenty four hours.
Avoid aspirin at all costs after the treatment as this thins the blood and this can increase bleeding at the site.
Enjoy a liquid diet
Until the mouth starts to heal, normally for the first twenty four hours at least, you will want to enjoy a liquid diet. Drink with a straw to the back of your mouth to avoid any sugars getting onto your remaining teeth.
Ensure you brush your teeth as normal and don't allow your oral health to suffer as a result of discomfort or pain you may be experiencing after the treatment.