96% of the population suffer from gum disease (Pyrea) of some form and although the dental profession is aware of how to treat this disease we are currently having little impact on its prevalence.
Unfortunately gum disease does not cause any pain, it is an insidious disease which slowly eats away the bone around your teeth, this can occur over decades. The main signs of gum disease are:
The disease is caused by plaque, which is easy to remove if you know how. If plaque is left for a period of time it can form a hard build up which is not possible for you to remove. Treatment involves tuition in, and monitoring of oral hygiene, and the removal of the hard deposits. This can take time, sometimes up to 2 years of treatment, but the end result will be that you keep your teeth for life, which means that you can eat and socialise with confidence.
What you eat plays an important role in your oral health
September 21, 2017
Why is a healthy diet so important for good oral health? Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection. This may [...]
The effect of sugar on your teeth
June 15, 2017
It will come to no surprise to you that sugar is bad for your teeth. Frequent sugar consumption can lead to poor oral health. The most common complaint when visiting the dentist is sugar related problems. Recently it has been reported by The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons that baby [...]
How to prevent tooth decay in children
A survey by Public Health England has revealed that one in 10 three-year-olds has tooth decay. Toddlers had an average of three teeth that were decayed, missing or filled. There are some simple steps that parents can follow to prevent this: Avoid sugary drinks and snacks – The British Nutrition Foundation advices that foods and [...]
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