Conventional dental braces have been a very effective and popular orthodontic treatment for correcting a wide range of problems like misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, teeth with excessive or uneven gaps etc. One of the problems associated with braces was poor aesthetics due to their metallic appearance. Naturally, people who were conscious of their smile and […]
Thank you for your love and support through the year. Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year ahead.
The Year Of Boo 2017 has been a year of coming full circle and observing shifts within myself. My expectations of Life, and my understanding of what Life expects of Me have expanded. It has been a year of challenges, upheavals and change. A year of letting go of long held beliefs, And relinquishing dreams, […]
We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our patients for their support through the year As is our tradition at Dental 397, this Christmas we made a £200 Donation to Exeter Food Action. Exeter Food Action rescues excess food from shops and suppliers, and redistributes it to charity […]
It’s my cousin’s funeral today. 3 years older than myself, Funke had been born with Sickle Cell Anaemia- a disease which affects the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and nutrients. As death often does, her passing sharpens my focus on what is truly important and I have personal regrets on not recognizing her […]
ONLY HUMAN- MY DENTAL IMPLANT JOURNEY Having completed an initial training in Cambridge 3 years ago, I decided to enrol for a Masters program in Dental Implants The Masters program in Oral Implantology started at Goethe University Frankfurt in May. Practical session with Prof. Nentwig- Inventor of Ankylos Implants There was an international mix of […]
5 Questions you SHOULD ask if diagnosed with gum disease Is the cause genetic or due to my habits? The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors which affect the health of your gums include: Genetics, smoking, other systemic diseases such as diabetes, stress, medications, age, poor nutrition, obesity and habits […]
Gum disease affects over half of all adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss For the most part, gum disease is preventable or once established, manageable. This video by the European Federation of Peridontology discusses gum disease from the patient’s perspective.
Common Causes of Bad Breath We’ve all been in a situation when we’ve had to take a step back because of someone’s bad breath. Bad breath is quite common and in most cases easy to treat. Bad breath occurs when volatile sulphur compounds are released through the mouth. Here are the commonest causes: Poor Oral […]
receding gums Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth. In people with receding gums, “pockets” or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left […]