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Nov 2011

Can Gum Disease Predict The Risk Of Heart Disease?

Researchers from Sweden have discovered that periodontal or gum disease may in fact predict a person's risk of heart failure, stroke and heart attack. The researchers examined almost 8000 patients with gum disease and the results showed that certain types of gum disease can in fact predict the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. If you have bleeding gums, bad breath, bad taste, yellow build up on the teeth, loose teeth or gum recession then you are very likely… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Amalgam Replacement

Our practice policy is to run an amalgam free clinic. We do not place amalgam restorations at all. Why do we adhere to this policy? We believe that modern materials using adhesive technology are a far superior alternative to old fashioned amalgam fillings. We do have safe procedures to remove amalgam fillings. We routinely use rubber dam to protect the airway and prevent the amalgam from being swallowed or inhaled. Please ask us to assess your amalgam fillings and determine if a suitable replacement witho… READ MORE
Nov 2011

A Dental Implant To Replace A Missing Canine Tooth

Our next Case of the month involves a dental implant to replace a missing canine tooth. This tooth had been missing for nearly one year. Being at the front of the mouth, aesthetics were vital. Only a natural looking tooth would suffice. Did you know that canine teeth are extremely important teeth in relation to your bite? In many cases, these teeth provide the guidance to your bite and sliding movements. Therefore, the treatment in this case had to be planned very carefully. Below are the before and after… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Porcelain Inlays/Onlays - Just Like Natural Teeth

The question is often asked 'what is the best filling for my tooth?' The answer lies in the material which is most like a natural tooth. The options range from amalgam (metal fillings), white fillings, gold fillings or porcelain inlays/onlays. The benefits of porcelain inlays/onlays are: It is 100% bio compatible. It will not shrink in the mouth. It is not affected by water/saliva/heat or cold. It has a wear strength similar to tooth with adequate thickness and properly polished/glazed. It looks j… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Mouth Cancer Awareness

Mouth Cancer Action Month was launched last month at the House of Commons. The importance of early detection was highlighted as a key factor in survival rates. Mouth cancer currently kills more people than cervical and testicular cancer combined with over 1,800 recorded deaths in 2008. Recent high profile sufferers include Hollywood actor Micheal Douglas, former England captain Bryan Robson and BBC presenter Danny Baker. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of mouth cancer cases had risen by nearly 46 percen… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Tooth Trends

In Japan, a new trend is gripping the fashion conscious as women are paying for teeth to be purposefully disarranged and made to look crooked! The new look is called 'yaeba' in Japanese or 'double tooth' and it is reported that men are finding this look attractive. While it is true that imperfections may give character, we believe that attractive smiles are straight and white. Do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7731 1162 to see how we can deliver straight, white smiles.… READ MORE
Nov 2011

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care in Fulham

Toothaches and gum pain can be excruciating, stopping you in your tracks and making daily life a struggle. At Progressive Dentistry in Fulham, we understand that dental emergencies can't wait. That's why we offer same-day appointments during the week for patients experiencing dental pain. Here's why Progressive Dentistry is your Fulham emergency dentist: Fast Relief: Our priority is to diagnose the source of your pain and provide immediate relief.Same-Day Treatment: Whenever possible, we'll start treatment … READ MORE
Nov 2011

Dental Implants - The Facts

Dental implants are the recognised gold standard to replacing missing teeth. The dental implant actually replaces the lost root of the tooth, or the foundation. This is possible due to phenomenon called 'osseointegration'. This process is where the jaw bone is actually able to grow around and attach to the implant creating an incredibly strong bond. Once this bond has occurred, then a new tooth can be fabricated which will attach into the implant. Sounds simple? Well, in simple cases yes. If there is plenty… CONTINUE READING
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