Last weekend we came across a heated debate in one of the national newspapers. The article said: “The scale & polish procedure that is part and parcel of most routine dental examinations may be unnecessary for people with good teeth”. It also said that: “It makes no difference to dental health”. But is that completely
A good dental hygiene routine is the best resolution you can make Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Have you broken any yet? If out of all your good intentions, pledges and your resolutions for 2019 you keep only one… then it should be to stick to a good dental hygiene routine. Looking
“Yes!” it’s a snoring cure claim the manufacturers. “NO!” Responds the medical expert. We were looking through one of the national newspapers last week when we came across a feature that debated whether sweets, pastilles and lozenges – the type that you can find in any chemist – really are effective in providing the treatment
Mouth cancer screening is more important than ever Whilst mouth cancer is by no means the most common type of cancer affecting people today, figures show that the incidence is steadily increasing. So with the commencement of Mouth Cancer Action Month, which runs throughout the whole of November, we thought that there is no better
Six top tips to avoid suffering The very first fact to emphasise is that all tooth decay is preventable! No one needs to suffer the pain, the discomfort or the agony of a tooth whose protective enamel surface has been destroyed to expose the pulp and nerve tissue where the blood vessels and pain receptors are.
Report claims their high-carb diets are rotting teeth and causing gum disease In a huge study involving 350 athletes from nine Great Britain Olympic teams, as well as Team Sky cyclists, England rugby players and football clubs, researchers at University College London found high levels of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems.
Half the population admit to fear of dentist After last week’s revelation about the effects of a reduced NHS dental spend, this week we have seen another newspaper article and this time it confirms just how many people have such a fear of dentist phobia that they are willing to put up with toothache rather
NHS spending drop has painful repercussions for a growing number of patients A report published this week in a leading national newspaper has revealed that the government spend per NHS patient has fallen by £4.95 (from £40.95 to £36) over the last five years. Just as alarming, reports the article, the income from fees charged