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Dentists Cutting Back on Opioids

Opioid addiction has been linked to dental procedures as the drugs are regularly used during the extraction of wisdom teeth. Used in anaesthesia and as a pain killer, opioids are known to be addictive and even small doses over a short period can lead to addiction problems. According to statistics: - 25% of patients prescribed [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Should I be worried about gum disease?

Intensive dental treatment for gum disease appears to reduce high blood pressure levels, according to a recent study in China. Key takeaways: - Gum disease is a common, treatable condition - Untreated gum disease can lead to loss of teeth and other health issues - High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke and heart [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Need to know: dental implants

Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. A titanium post is placed into the jaw with a dental crown on top. It looks and functions just like the rest of your teeth. Key takeaways - A dentist assesses that dental implants are suitable. - Dental implants are permanent (with proper care) but [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ways of Protecting Your Children’s Teeth

The fact that baby teeth will fall out does not imply that oral care should be neglected. Healthy baby teeth will aid the development of healthy adult teeth. Key takeaways: -          Wipe baby’s mouth with a clean cloth after meals. -          Commence brushing once the first tooth [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Are you making your TMJ worse?

Temporomandibular Joint disorder affects the joint where your jaw and your skull attach. Also known as TMJ, it has symptoms like pain, jaw soreness and muscle tension. So, what are the causes? Key takeaways: - Chewing on pens, ice or fingernails - Using your teeth to open bottles or envelopes. - Pressure exerted on the [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Top Tips to Address Bleeding Gums

It is always prudent to speak with a dentist if your gums have begun to bleed. Thankfully, this does not always signify that you have periodontal disease. What are some other factors that have been known to contribute to bleeding gums? - Brushing your teeth with too much force can damage this tissue over time. [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Managing your dentist fears

Fear of the dentist is very common; fortunately, there are several ways you can make sure this doesn't negatively affect your dental health. Key takeaways: - Talk to your dentist about where your fear stems from - is it the noise or claustrophobia? They may be able to reassure you and make things less frightening [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Mind the Gap!

A gap between the teeth can be a source of embarrassment but there are several solutions for the problem. Modern dental procedures can restore your smile and confidence and the treatments available include: - Dental Bonding is a resin used to fill smaller gaps and coloured to match the teeth - Porcelain Veneers are for [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Best Way to Brush TeethBest Way to Brush Teeth

Brushing teeth regularly is important but it is crucial to brush properly. Almost a third of Britons only brush once a day instead of the recommended twice. The quality of brushing is just as important as the frequency. Best practice guidelines include: - Brush the inside, outside and tops of all teeth - Use an [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The lowdown on teeth grinding

You may not give much thought to bruxism (teeth grinding), however, this habit can have more of a negative impact on your oral health than you may realise. Key takeaways: - Teeth grinding results in approximately ten times the amount of pressure on your teeth than is normally exerted while chewing food. - This pressure [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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