NEWS - NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH - February 2018

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Feb 2018
28th
 

Should you visit the dentist with a cold sore?

We are very sorry, but if you have a cold sore we are not able to treat you All dental treatments should be deferred for patients with active lesions as the virus can spread during the procedure, placing both the patient and oral health professional at risk of possible infection or re-infection. We recommend that you wait until the cold sore has completely healed before attending your appointment. Not only because there is a high risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your face but also because… READ MORE
Feb 2018
20th
 

How much are veneers?

To achieve a perfect smile, many decide to go down the route of having veneers. However, understanding what type of veneers are best for you and the costs are key factors in deciding on whether they are the right choice for you. Composite Veneers If you are looking to get composite veneers, it is important to know how much it is going to cost you. For a single tooth, you are looking at around £150- £400, however it all depends on how many you need. The price can also vary on what dentist you visit as well… READ MORE
Feb 2018
15th
 

Case of the Month- February 2018

Our case of the month for February 2018 involves the treatment of tooth wear. Tooth wear is an increasing problem with modern day life. Stress, night time grinding and acidic diets all lead to loss of tooth enamel which is the hardest tissue in the body! The loss of tooth enamel leads to a weakening of the overall tooth structure exposing the underlying dentine which is much weaker and more susceptible to tooth decay and sensitivity. In the first instance, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, if you… READ MORE
Feb 2018
1st
 

Gum disease and the link to systemic disease

Relationship between gum disease and systemic diseases Extraordinary progress is being made in understanding the close relationship between gum disease and general health. There is increasing evidence showing that oral health conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease negatively affects systemic health and increases the risk of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, pulmonary disease and may also cause complications in pregnancy. Over recent years it has become clea… READ MORE
 

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