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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is a national crisis causing a myriad of health problems. However, many don’t realise how diabetes can put you’re oral health at risk too. Having uncontrolled diabetes impairs the ability to fight bacteria in the mouth. High blood sugar encourages bacteria which results in gum disease. Diabetes can make you more susceptible to fillings and fungal infections and make it harder to fight off infections. 

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Dental hygiene – is it worth it?

Or perhaps more accurately we should be asking – how long do you want to keep your teeth for?

Finances are tricky for most people ordinarily and certainly so in today’s tough economy. However most people continue to respond to the consumer-orientated environment and prioritise their money for the things or activities that they particularly enjoy. Therefore, they are looking to cut back on the things which they don’t deem so important. Sadly, a visit to the hygienist seems to be one of those things which people find easy to cut out. The consequences of this are widely either misunderstood or ignored.


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This began as a personal challenge for Christina, walking 20 miles a day over the course of National Smile Month. She then wanted to expand on the idea and “500 miles for 500 smiles” was born. Christina feels passionately about improving the oral health and well-being of her community, widening the access of care for everyone.

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National Smile Month 2014

In a nutshell, National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. 

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Do you have a strange taste in your mouth?

People often face the problem of strange or abnormal tastes in the mouth. Initially they think that they have been eating tasteless foods, but later on, they recognize that the problem is not with the foods, but in fact with the tongue!

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Do not overlook bad breath

The problem and condition of having bad breath is known as halitosis. With this condition, unpleasant odors are exhaled in breathing. There are numerous causes of halitosis or bad breath. Amongst these, the bacteria on the tongue are the most common. When the tongue is not kept clean regularly, hali

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Proper nutrition is significant in dental health

To have healthy teeth and good oral hygiene, it is important that proper diet and nutrition should be maintained, especially during teenage years and when young. Individuals should be educated about the importance of healthy diet and nutrition and its impact on overall health and dental health as we read more

How to spot the first signs of mouth cancer yourself?

There are certain symptoms and signs of oral cancer. If an individual identifies and finds any of these symptoms , then he or she should immediately visit a dentist or physician. These symptoms do not always necessarily mean that the individual is suffering from oral cancer. However, in the presence

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Root canal treatment is not as horrible as you think

In order to take a look at the complications and causes of root canal treatment, it is important to first know what root canal is. It is the space within the root of the tooth. This space within the root of the tooth consists of the pulp chamber, the main canals and the complex anatomical branches. read more

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is simple

There are numerous dental products available in the market. Not all of these dental products are really the best for oral health and hygiene. The most important factors to maintain proper oral health are brushing and flossing the teeth and having regular dental check-ups. Let us discuss some of

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