Blog category: Gum disease & treatments

Link between gum disease and dementia grows - Number 18 Dental Notting Hill dentist blog

We’ve blogged about the possible link between Alzheimer’s and gum disease before. But another study has recently been making waves, potentially adding greater weight to the theory. The BBC recently reported that in research published in Science Advances, scientists have drawn a link between neural diseases such as dementia and […]

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Study finds depression in young adults could lead to poor oral health

Mental health conditions are on the rise, but a new study of young adults suggest its effects extend into the physical.
Study finds depression in young adults could lead to poor oral health Notting Hill Dental Dentist Number 18 Dental

Many who suffer from mental health conditions experience other symptoms besides helplessness and sadness, including exhaustion, aches and pains. With depression often bearing such physical symptoms, it’s perhaps little surprise then that a recent study discovered that young adults who identify depressive symptoms are more likely to experience oral health […]

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Can pregnancy ruin your teeth?

Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon recently admitted that pregnancy left her needing veneers. But can pregnancy really ruin your teeth?
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She might be famous for her perfect white smile, but in her column for The Sun, singer and presenter Stacey Solomon recently said that being pregnant with her second child left her with decaying teeth resembling “brown pegs” where she’d previously never even needed a filling. According to Stacey, “In […]

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Is gum disease linked to Alzheimer’s?

We know gum disease can cause tooth loss, but new research suggests it could also affect healthy brain function.
Is gum disease linked to Alzheimers - Notting Hill Dentist Number 18 Dental

Is there a new reason to take good care of your teeth and gums? Recent research published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy found that those who have long-term gum disease are 70% more likely to suffer from dementia. While the Taiwanese study didn’t prove a direct link, it did find […]

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Spotlight on women’s dental health: part one

Women’s hormones can affect their whole bodies – including their mouths. Find out how to protect your teeth in our new three-part series on women and dental health.

What’s going on in our bodies can be reflected in our mouths, and vice versa. That’s why we decided to take a look at the important connection between women’s health and oral health. In our three-part guide, we’ll discuss puberty, pregnancy and menopause, and how you can ensure your teeth […]

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Gum disease getting you down?

Gum disease might have a scary name, but when tackled head on and early enough, you can help to save your smile!

You’re not alone! Most people suffer from gum disease at some point. The best way to treat it is to know what causes it and to act on it. So, what is gum disease? Gum disease is an inflammation that affects the gumline around the teeth. It is caused by […]

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How can gum disease affect your overall health?

Did you know that gum disease has been linked to other health problems including stroke and heart disease?

Advanced cases of periodontal (gum) disease allow bacteria to breed in the mouth which in some cases, can eventually move into other parts of the body via the bloodstream. In some instances, the bacteria has even found to have travelled to the brain and damage the brain tissue in the […]

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How much do you know about your wisdom teeth?

A typical adult can have up to 32 teeth. Most of these develop when you are a child however the wisdom teeth (third molars) will appear when you are older; usually when you are between the ages of 17 and 25, although they can appear when you are younger or older than that as well.

Why do you have wisdom teeth? Anthropologists believe that wisdom teeth were an evolutionary development that were required by our ancestors. It is thought that they needed these extra molars to help chew and digest their diet of rough foods. A typical adult can have up to 32 teeth. Most […]

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Do you know how to spot and prevent gum disease?

Gum disease is often referred to as a 'silent' disease because people tend to overlook the symptoms.

Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis: What’s the difference? Gingivitis is the pre-curser to Periodontitis (gum disease). When Gingivitis first occurs the bacteria from the plaque build-up in your teeth causes your gums to inflame and bleed when you are brushing your teeth. In this early stage your teeth have not dis-lodged from […]

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