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 […]
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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 […]
A simple enough question which is the start of most conversations with people. It is however one worth asking of oneself from time to time. The hustle and bustle of life means that we often undervalue our well-being and although certain diseases have a genetic component, prevention remains the best cure. This means that you […]
When I first received a letter requesting assistance in raising funds for a new Countess Wear Village Hall, I gave it no more than a cursory glance. I have however come to admire the unrelenting faith that makes a person or a group of people commit to a project for which there is no personal […]
During a recent audit of my clinical practices, it occurred to me that the most expressions of gratitude I’ve received in my career, have been following surgical dental procedures. People who had required that dreaded treatment and emerged on the other side with gratitude. It made me think even an unpleasant procedure can be perceived […]
Patients often ask me why they need to go for dental check-up when they there is nothing wrong with their teeth. Of late, this has been my response: Just like a brand new car, we all get our teeth brand new when we are young and they usually don’t give us much trouble. New cars […]
For my 40th birthday last year, I took the week off. It was my first holiday in 3 years and I struggled with panic attacks while away. I have since realised that although I love my job, my panic attacks had arisen out of fear and not love. Because Love holds no fear. Whilst at […]
I was born into a polygamous family; the last of seven. I have a half-sister a year older than me, which means I was born not long after things stopped being normal. And so the ab-normal became my normal. There was always some element of tension in the air. Perhaps in recognition of this, every […]