Smoking and Periodontal Disease

What is the connection between smoking and periodontal disease? Smoking is widely known to have an adverse effect on your general health. When we think of smoking and its impact on your health, we usually think of lung cancer. However, smoking also has a part to play in several diseases of the mouth. Let’s look …

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Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 2019

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 2019 is on Wednesday, September 18th. This will be its 10th year running. This campaign aims to promote awareness of mouth cancer, its causes, and how to reduce your risk of getting it. This year, we are trying to highlight the importance of early diagnosis. Early diagnosis greatly improves your chance …

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What is Gingivitis?

This month we have to decided to discuss gingivitis in more detail, including its causes and symptoms, and how to avoid it. Gingivitis is a very common and mild form of gum disease. It can cause inflammation and bleeding of the gingiva, which is the gum around the base of the tooth. If not treated …

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Link Found between mouth bacteria and strokes

The Study This study took place from 2013-2017 in Tampere University Hospital in Finland. The group analysed the blood clots that were removed from these 75 patients for signs of bacteria. Of these 75 removed clots, 84% of them contained bacterial DNA. Breaking it down further, 54% of those clots contained a bacteria found in …

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Why Choose Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants Natural Dental implants are the most natural looking of all tooth replacements. The implant itself will not be seen once the gum heals. This is because the implant runs from beneath the surface of the gum to the bone tissue. Implants are designed to fuse with your bone, giving the tooth …

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Gum Health Day 2019

Gum Health Day 2019 has been celebrated across Europe this year on May 12th. 2019 has been the biggest year for Gum Health Day since it began in 2014. Over 45 countries took part in promoting healthy gums, and creating awareness of its importance. We wanted to join in and create some awareness around this …

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Nutrition and Dental Health

A healthy diet and good dental health go hand in hand. Your mouth is the first place nutrients from food enter your body. It is where the digestion process begins. Therefore, what we eat is so important for our overall health, and our oral health. According to the American Dental Association, your oral hygiene is …

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The Causes of Gum Pain

Gum Disease Swollen, bleeding, and sore gums are an indicator that you may have gum disease. Gum disease is a build up of bacteria in the gums causing inflammation. When you brush your teeth, your swollen gums tend to bleed. Treatment See your dentist if you think you have gum disease. If caught early, you …

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When & How to Brush your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day is a great start to good oral health. However, there are other factors to take into account when ensuring a healthy mouth. From when you brush your teeth, to the rinsing of your mouth, there are important things you need to take into account. This might seem silly to …

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