Dental Cavities / Tooth Decay Explained by Kingston Dentist

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Teeth cavities are caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay can affect the outer tooth surface (enamel), the middle section (dentine) and the centre of the tooth (the pulp). The more layers involved, the more severe the damage is. Natural bacteria living inside the mouth forms plaque, which interacts with debris from starchy and sugary food and turn them to acid. The acid dissolves the enamel over time and causes cavities. If the cavities are…

Oral Cancer Screening Explained by Surrey Dentist

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Oral Cancer screenings test people for early signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer is rare in the UK and once detected, treated patients have a 90% survival rate. The sign and symptoms: Oral cancer can be invisible in its early stages, once it develops it might not even cause pain or discomfort. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to have an oral caner screening once a year. The common symptoms of oral cancer are:…

Anxious or Nervous about Seeing a Dentist ? Surrey Dentist Explains

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Dental anxiety is a feeling of nervousness about visiting a dentist. Dental anxiety is quite common and has different stages effecting people from all ages. It can become a barrier to having the dental treatment you need. Dental anxiety can vary from mild nervousness to severe phobia. People who suffer from dental phobia might have fear of dentist needles, drills or having someone getting so close to them. They might have unpleasant childhood memories…

Diabetes and Gum Disease

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Most people are aware that diabetes harms their eyes, nervous system, kidneys and heart. However, they are less aware that it can also cause problems in their mouth. People with diabetes are at risk of gum disease: an infection that harms the gums and the bone that holds the teeth in place. Gum disease (periodontal disease) at its severe stage causes problems with chewing and leads to tooth loss. Thickening blood vessels are a…

Gum disease bacteria and their damage to immune system, study finds

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Source:¬†Image¬†and text courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Date:June 11, 2014 Bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-pronged manipulation of the human immune system, research shows. Not only does the team’s discovery open up new targets for periodontitis treatment, it also suggests a bacterial strategy that could be at play in other diseases involving dysbiosis. The human body is comprised of…

Dental Implants Explained by Surbiton Implant Dentist

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A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium screws, they are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Over a few months, the jawbone will fuse with the metal screw. Crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to the implant to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth. They can also support a denture and/or bridge. Watch our video to see…

Are implants for me?

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Are implants for me? 40 years ago, dental implants were unreliable and expensive. These days they are predictable and inexpensive. However, dental implants have now become the preferred option in many situations when replacing lost teeth. They can be used for the loss of a single tooth right up to the replacement of the complete set of teeth. So are implants for you? Dental implants are metal (Titanium) cylinders that are place into prepared…

Sensitive Teeth Explained by Subiton Dentist

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Do You Suffer From Painful Teeth Due to Tooth Sensitivity? Do your teeth twinge when you eat cold foods like ice cream or drink hot tea? Do you suffer short, sharp pain due to tooth sensitivity? Is your sensitivity a daily problem or perhaps just an occasional annoyance? Chances are you have “dentine hypersensitivity”, another name for sensitive teeth. Dentine hypersensitivity can occur daily or it might just be an infrequent tooth twinge. This…

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