The Word Of Mouth Blog



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18th April 2018 Uncategorised

Patients with gum disease that has advanced beyond mild gingivitis have periodontal disease. For them, a dentist may recommend periodontal treatment to remove concealed tartar (bacterial deposits), restore the health of the gums, and save the affected teeth.

– Periodontists are specialist dentists who treat diseased gums, inflammation and any resulting damage.

– Gum disease and bacterial buildup are significant causes of tooth loss.

– Having regular dental checkups helps to minimise the risk of periodontal problems.

Left untreated, periodontitis and the body’s natural inflammatory response will, unfortunately, destroy soft tissue and jaw bone.

Click here for more detail. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php

 



11th April 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentist,dentalhealth, oralhealthParents should take their children to the dentist or orthodontist by their 7th birthday. As baby teeth fall and permanent teeth erupt, its easy for orthodontic issues like bad bites and crowded teeth to develop.

Key points:

– Orthodontic treatment makes it easier to clean teeth, thus enhancing oral hygiene.

– Protect your child’s self-esteem by treating their underbite, crossbite or overbite.

– Early orthodontic treatment will ensure perfect oral health for your child, thus saving you time and money.

Visiting the dentist is also good for preventing cavities and gum disease.

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-early-orthodontic-treatment/

 


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7th April 2018 Uncategorised

It seems that there may be a means to effectively prevent cavities from forming with a potential vaccine. What does this concoction contain?

– One of the main ingredients is a bacteria known as Streptococcus mutans.

– This substance is then combined with E. Coli as well as proteins referred to as flagella.

– These proteins are then used to physically “clean” the teeth as well as to help prevent cavities.

“You will still have to brush their teeth twice a day to avoid a trip to the dentist.”

Read here for more details:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4906656/Don-t-like-seeing-dentist-Try-tooth-decay-vaccine.html

 


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5th April 2018 Uncategorised

A dental bridge can last over 10 years if you look after it – here are a few tips to help.

Top Tips

– Avoid very hard sweets and nutshells as these can damage your bridge.

– Clean and floss your teeth and bridge thoroughly.

– See your dentist for regular dental check-ups and a professional clean.

Looking after your bridge and the surrounding teeth will help to keep the bridge healthy and prevent gum disease.

“Tooth decay underneath the crowns that hold up the dental bridge is one of the most common problems associated with dental bridges.”

Article:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170922/Care-for-Dental-Bridges.aspx

 


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28th March 2018 Uncategorised

Can your dental implants chip or break? Most patients ask the dentist whether their dental implants can last a lifetime. Here’s what can chip or break your implants.

Key points:

– Teeth grinding, falls and chewing on things like toys, pens and nails can break or crack dental implants.

– If your crown is broken, rush to the dentist to have it repaired or replaced with a new one.

– Guard your teeth and dental implants by wearing a mouth guard to sleep and sporting activities.

See your dentist regularly for follow-ups.

Read more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-dental-implants-chip-or-break/


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8th March 2018 Uncategorised

Some cavities only need a basic filling to repair them whereas others require more comprehensive work known as a root canal filling.

Key takeaways:

– A small cavity that only causes minor sensitivity or pain can usually be fixed with a basic filling.

– For larger, painful cavities where the root of the tooth might be dead, a root canal filling may be required.

It is best to book regular appointments with your dentist to keep teeth and gums clean of plaque and to detect any cavities in the early stages. This will help you to avoid painful complications.

“Your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/is-a-filling-okay-or-will-i-need-a-root-canal/


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28th February 2018 Uncategorised

Men appear to have a greater susceptibility to dental erosion. However, both men and women must pay attention to lifestyle factors that play a part in the dental erosion of your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Acidic foods like wine can attack tooth enamel.

– Eating disorders that involve vomiting can damage enamel.

– Bad dental hygiene also weakens tooth enamel.

See your dentist if you want to learn how to protect your teeth from dental erosion.

Article:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-01-girls-stronger-teeth-boys.html

 


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24th February 2018 Uncategorised

Good dental habits can be instilled at an early age, leading to healthy teeth for life.

Key takeaways:

– Encourage a fun, regular oral care routine by letting them choose their own toothbrush and brushing their teeth to a favourite song.

– Teach your child about the damaging effects of sugar to help them understand why sugary snacks and drinks need to be limited.

– Take your child for regular checkups at the dentist from a very early age to ensure any problems are spotted early.

“Untreated dental care remains one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children”

Read the full story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/kids-teeth-dentist-advice_uk_5a5c7529e4b0fcbc3a11a5b0

 


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21st February 2018 Uncategorised

Certain foods tend to get stuck between the teeth and may require additional flossing. Food debris, left unattended, can lead to a build-up of plaque and, in turn, cause cavities.

Many foods that require a lot of chewing can be problematic but special attention should be paid to your teeth after consuming:

– Caramel or toffee candy and popcorn

– Spinach and broccoli

– Pineapple and mango

Although your dentist may recommend flossing just once a day “these foods may require extra flossing” but the benefits of fruit and vegetables outweigh any inconvenience. A full article on the subject can be read at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/which-foods-require-additional-flossing/.

 



15th February 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentistCertain food and drinks are known for causing plaque build-up and for being more likely to damage the enamel. Doctors advise waiting 30 minutes before brushing after you enjoy them, as this will help protect your enamel.

Key takeaways:

– Dried fruit contains high sugar amounts that can be harmful to the dental enamel

– Sticky and/or sugar-covered sweets are known for generating high amounts of plaque

– Fizzy drinks and alcohol contain acidic elements that can harm the teeth enamel

Don’t forget, wait 30 minutes then brush your teeth thoroughly to protect your enamel.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/spend-some-extra-time-brushing-after-eating-these-foods/


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