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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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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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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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Patient Story – Repairing Deep Fractured Teeth Part 2

In this, the second of this 2-part blog, Dr Ope Sodeinde discusses the elements that must be considered when making decisions on dental treatments of this nature. As we saw in part 1, if the decay/fracture does not extend to the bone, the treatment is very simple but when it does, the options are crown lengthening surgery or replacement with a dental implant.

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Case Study – Loose Crowns and Teeth Grinding

Clenching and grinding our teeth when we sleep is extremely common and (like this patient) many of do not know that we are clenching/grinding until we start breaking teeth/crowns and bridges.

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