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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gingival sculpting is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that reshapes the gum tissue around your teeth.
Gingival sculpting is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that reshapes the gum (gingival) tissue around your teeth. The procedure should be carried out safely by a qualified professional and usually takes a few days to a week to recover from. What are the causes of uneven gums? You may have uneven […]
Your teeth are important because they help in chewing, in swallowing, and in speech. However, too many people take dental health for granted which leads to gum and teeth problems.
Your teeth are important because they help in chewing, in swallowing, and in speech. However, too many people take dental health for granted which leads to gum and teeth problems. The teeth also shape the contours of the face. That is why healthy teeth are so important. Moreover, a set […]
Tooth decay is entirely preventable and the best way to avoid it is to brush teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day, for at least two minutes.
Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which dissolves the outer layers of the teeth. It is also known as dental caries. Plaque is a white, soft substance that sticks to teeth; it is made up of the bacteria from decomposing food and saliva. It rarely causes any symptoms until it […]
5 Reasons to Visit Number 18 Dental in Notting Hill, London
Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and dental hygiene can help prevent many dental problems as well as to help you maintain good general oral health. Don’t wait until you have toothache before you call your dentist. 1. Prevent gum disease Gum disease is one of the main causes of […]
Thanks to better at home care and people cleaning & flossing throughout the day, more people are keeping their teeth throughout their lives.
Some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely. But most of us have a good deal of control over whether we keep our teeth into old age. The most important thing you can do is to brush and floss your teeth each day. Most mouth […]