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What Mid-life Tooth Loss tells us about Heart Health

If you are middle aged and lose 2 or more teeth, it might be wise to have a heart check-up. You also need to see your dentist regularly.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease can lead to tooth loss.

– Gum disease and inflammation can indicate cardiovascular problems.

– Gum disease is preventable.

Oral health can be improved by good hygiene, diet and regular check-ups with your dentist. Poor oral health often means poor general health.

“scientists have concluded that poor oral health indicates the presence of — rather than causes — atherosclerosis, and they therefore propose that it might serve as a risk marker of CVD.”

Read:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321302.php

 

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The Effect of Smoking On Your Dental Health

Studies have shown that smoking cigarettes has a negative impact on your dental health:

– Smoking increases the amount of plaque on teeth and the higher risk of infections and gum disease.

– Smokers also have an increased risk of losing teeth and have a lower success rate for dental implants to replace lost teeth.

– Smoking is linked to a higher risk of oral cancer (as well as lung, kidney and pancreatic cancer).

“In addition to seeing your dentist every six months for a checkup, ask your doctor or dentist about quitting.”

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-cigarette-smokers-more-prone-to-dental-health-issues/

 

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The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Many  American dentist believe firmly that is never too early for children to have orthodontic treatment. Early treatment can make corrections while the jaw is still growing and the teeth are still forming their alignment.

The three main benefits of early orthodontic treatment are:

– It facilitates a good dental hygiene regime

– It corrects bite problems: overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite

– It saves time and money on future dental/orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment is necessary for many children to have a healthy smile for life“.

Read the full story of the benefits of early orthodontic treatment here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-early-orthodontic-treatment/

 

 

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Are There Any Non-Invasive Periodontal Surgery Procedures?

Protecting your teeth and gums is the full-time job of any dentist. While there will be times when invasive periodontal procedures are required, this might not always be the case. What other important facts should you know?

– Some professionals will utilise targeted laser therapy to help regenerate damaged tissue.

– Protein gels can be employed to help tissues and bones grow properly.

– As always, the best way to avoid these two procedures is to brush and floss regularly.

“This procedure involves using a protein-containing gel to stimulate bone and tissue growth.”

Learn more below:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php

 

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Need to Know: Dental Bridges

If you have a dental bridge you need to pay extra attention to your oral care routine to make sure your bridge lasts as long as possible.

Key takeaways:

– Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

– Floss under your bridge and around your teeth every day.

– Avoid hard foods like nutshells and hard candy.

See a dentist for a regular check-up and professional clean to keep your teeth, gums and bridge as healthy as possible.

“A dental bridge is expected to last longer than ten years if the patient pays attention to its care.”

Article:

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

 

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Poor Oral Habits Damaging Your Dental Implants

Dental implants are a modern way of replacing teeth and they can last a lifetime. However, patients should know that although the titanium post is permanent, poor oral habits can damage the crown.

Main points:

– Dental implants can get damaged by biting hard substances like pens and nut shells and teeth grinding condition.

– Care for your teeth implants by wearing a mouth-guard during sleep, for bruxism and to sports.

– Take your chipped crown to the dentist for repair.

Remember to follow instructions from your dentist and avoid biting on nails.

Learn more here:

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

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Treating Cavities: Fillings or Root Canal Therapy

Having a cavity is worrying, so is the thought of enduring through root canal therapy. However, not all cavities require root canal therapy. Sometimes, all you need are fillings.

– You will only require fillings if the cavity has not progressed past the enamel to the nerve tissue.

– Root canal therapy is recommended if there are other symptoms like bad odour, discolouration or sensitivity.

– Do not worry about root canal as the treatment is now painless, thanks to technology.

Call the Dental Barn in Hailsham East Sussex on 01323 325397  for further information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists.

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See your dentist about tooth sensitivity

If you have recently had a dental procedure you may experience some tooth sensitivity but this should resolve quickly after treatment.

– Mild sensitivity is expected for a brief period of time after teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, fillings and extractions. Your dentist will advise how long this will last.

– If you have unexplained or long-term sensitivity it’s important to visit your dentist so they can determine the cause.

– Leaving sensitivity untreated may damage your teeth further.

Call the Dental Barn in Hailsham East Sussex on 01323 325397  for further information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists.