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 […]
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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 […]