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Sep 2019

5 signs that indicate you need to visit the dentist

Whether it s eating, drinking, chewing, or biting, there is a wide range of ways that teeth are used extensively for every day. Over time, however, your teeth may experience the inevitable signs of wear and tear, leading to several problems. A common problem that most adults face is that they put off the idea of visiting a dentist to remedy any dental issue because they are overshadowed by other commitments, ranging from tight work deadlines to taking care of their kids. However, the persistent symptoms of… READ MORE
Feb 2018

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
Jun 2016

9 key facts: gum disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. On the whole, gum disease can be prevented. Here are 9 key facts to prevent gum disease: Always clean your teeth twice a day Clean in between the teeth using floss or inter dental brushes daily- you will be amazed how much builds up on a daily basis Visit the dentist and dental hygienist twice a year minimum. If you have gum disease, quarterly visits may be required. Do not smoke- smoking is just a big a cause of gum disease as poor oral hygiene U… READ MORE
Mar 2016

Spring Clean

Spring is finally arriving and hopefully the end of the wet, miserable weather (we can only hope). With Spring traditionally associated with cleaning ones home, why not start a Spring clean of your mouth? Did you know there are more bacteria present in your mouth than the entire population of earth? Did you know gum disease is strongly associated with systemic disease such as stroke, diabetes and heart problems? Are you aware that gum disease can be, in the main, reversed and stabilised? Why wait, book… READ MORE
Feb 2016

Gum Health Tips

The health of your mouth is critical to your overall health, which is supported by robust scientist evidence. Here are 10 tips to help maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body: Brush twice a day for two minutes. We prefer electric brushes. Clean in between your teeth with floss or inter dental brushes every night. Use plaque disclosing tablets occasionally. This will highlight where the deposits are building up allowing you to clean more effectively. Waterjets are useful if you hate flossing. Our recomm… READ MORE
Apr 2013

Bleeding gums- a sign of gum disease

You may have seen the television adverts and large posters from Corsodyl mouthwash. These are quite striking and straight to the point. If there was blood coming out of your eye you would not ignore this. It should not be any different for bleeding gums. Bleeding gums is evidence of gum disease and a sign that something is not right. Healthy gums do NOT bleed. So what should you do? 1. See your dentist or hygienist as soon as you can. Only they will be able to diagnose the problems with the gums and advis… READ MORE
Mar 2012

Brushing saves lives?

A study has identified a possible link between mouth bacteria and meningitis. They suggested that regular brushing and flossing could help prevent the disease. The suggestion came after researchers in Zurich found a new bacterium in the blood of patients with meningitis. This bacterium is also found in patients with a type of heart disease called endocarditis. It is thought the bacterium could enter the bloodstream via bleeding gums. More research is required to confirm this but it reinforces the need for … READ MORE
Mar 2012

Healthy mouth, healthy body

It is a well know fact that healthy gums is vital for a healthy mouth. It is also becoming more and more evident that having a healthy mouth is vital for overall health. For example, did you know that the following conditions may be caused or made worse by poor dental health: 1. Heart disease 2. Stroke 3. Diabetes 4. Giving birth to a low birth weight or premature baby 5. Respiratory disease Visiting the dentist and dental hygienist on a regular basis will minimse the risk of gum disease and its asso… READ MORE
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
Oct 2011

Healthy gums, healthy body

Did you know that the health of your mouth could affect the health of your body, e.g. heart disease, stroke. Click here to see what problems dental health could cause. The good news is that gum disease is almost entirely preventable and treatable. The sooner the disease is identified the better. The tell tale signs of gum disease that you should look out for include: Inflammation of the gums causing them to be red, swollen and bleed easily. This is usually evident on brushing and cleaning in between the… READ MORE


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