Gum disease and overall health How many of you expect to be asked by your doctor about the health of your teeth and gums? I’ve been a GP for nearly 20 years and when I ask my patients about the state of their teeth and gums as part of their general medical history they […] Read more ›
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This is a great, safe technique, perfect for the ‘dentally anxious patient’ or even for just relaxation during a dental procedure. What is it and how is it ‘taken’? Dentists have been offering patients ‘gas & air’ or ‘relaxing gas’ ( Nitrous Oxide mixed with Oxygen) for over fifty years. It acts as a mild […] Read more ›
Tooth clenching and grinding are two separate habits, although many associate both with stress. The clenching is a daytime habit and generally is conscious. That means patients finding themselves clenching, can stop (unclench). This is usually the result of someone feeling angry, impatient or frustrated. The grinding (known as bruxism or bruxing) is a night […] Read more ›
A large barrier to many people seriously considering the possibility of getting a beautiful smile through an aesthetic smile correction is the perception of affordability. The fact is that depending on the requirements there is a massive range of fees and, very often, there are a number of options, at different fee levels available for […] Read more ›
Dentistry, like medicine, has dental specialties across various fields. All of these specialists would have undertaken formal postgraduate courses to qualify them and enable them to be registered as such. The GDC (General Dental Council) maintains a register of accredited dental specialists in the UK. Those with foreign training are evaluated and may also be […] Read more ›
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