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Gum Disease & Diabetes


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Gum Disease & Diabetes

You might think that gum disease and diabetes are strange bedfellows, but in actual fact there is a proven causal link between untreated periodontitis and the onset or worsening of diabetes. In fact, I’d go so far as to describe this as a two-way relationship – there is also evidence that untreated diabetes can trigger the onset or worsening of periodontitis.

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Dental Implants Can Rebuild Your Beautiful Smile

Put simply, a dental implant is the closest thing to a like-for-like replacement of your real teeth dentists can provide. Dental implants are made up of a titanium screw that goes into the bone. Sounds scary, but they are the strongest and most convenient option available to fix missing, broken, or dead teeth.

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Tooth Wear | Dental Erosion & Attrition

Unfortunately, unlike rats and rabbits, our teeth don’t grow back! Once tooth substance is gone, it’s gone. That’s why it’s so important to try and identify worn teeth before it becomes a problem. There are two common reasons tooth wear occurs: acid erosion and attrition. In this blog, I’ll be exploring what happens in both cases, and what you can do to protect your healthy and beautiful smile.

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Straight Teeth And Healthy Bite

Did you know that your teeth are constantly moving throughout your life? Our teeth have evolved over hundreds of millions of years to be perfect for chewing. A number of other factors influence the position of our teeth, most notably genetics, but also the forces that are exerted on them.

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Causes of Tooth Wear!

Oh dear, tooth wear! It's the bane of existence for many of us, and not a delightful dinner conversation topic. But fear not, for I, your humble Primrose Hill dentist, am here to divulge the secrets of tooth wear, it's causes, and the remarkable solutions to help you reclaim your pearly whites. So, buckle up and let's dive into the mesmerising world of tooth wear!

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Dental Implants: The Secret to a Life-Changing Smile Unveiled!

In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive deep into the world of dental implants, addressing the burning question: when is the right time for you to consider dental implants? Prepare to be informed and entertained, as we embark on this tooth-tacular journey together!

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Tooth Sensitivity Explained

Oh, tooth sensitivity! That electrifying jolt that shoots through your teeth when you bite into a frosty ice cream cone or sip a steaming cup of tea. It's as if your teeth are having a teeth-chattering disco party, and you're the uninvited guest. But fear not, my friends! In this article, we'll embark on a journey to uncover the shocking truth behind tooth sensitivity and how you can put an end to this oral rave.

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Say Goodbye to Bad Breath Forever

Have you ever worried that you had bad breath? This blog will give you some tips on what causes this and how to prevent any embarrassing moments. What causes bad breath? Bad breath can be caused by bacteria that are not removed efficiently when brushing with your toothbrush. It is important to angle your toothbrush towards the gumline and spend at least 2 minutes brushing. To make bruising your teeth easier and more efficient you can consider an electric toothbrush.

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Are Dental Hygienists the Same as Dentists?

There can be some confusion when it comes to dental appointments and we hope that this blog will clear up any uncertainty (Read about the different dental roles here). Your hygienists’ main priority are your gums and helping to prevent and treat gum disease. This involves providing you with tailored oral hygiene advice and recommendations. Your dentist is there to check your teeth for any decay and take any x-rays that may be indicated. This task can also be carried out by your hygienist, if he/she is a qualified dental therapist but this is usually made clear to you at the time of booking your appointment.

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Choosing the Best Electric Toothbrush

Our hygienist`s advice on how to pick an electric toothbrush With so many different toothbrushes on the market, it can be confusing choosing one that is right for you. As a dental hygienist for London Dental Specialists, I can alleviate your tooth brushing worries and save you a heap of time researching (read more here). The important thing to consider when purchasing an electric toothbrush is head movement. An oscillating and rotating head is the perfect combination of requirements for efficient plaque removal. The Oral-B brushes have both of these features, so I tend to recommend this brand of electric toothbrush to all of my patients. It is also important to purchase a brush which is rechargeable as a battery powered brush will begin to deplete in power after the first use. This is compared to a rechargeable brush which will generally maintain its level of power when re-charged.

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