Although the number of adults in the UK who retain their own teeth until old age is constantly increasing, there are still a considerable number of people who wear dentures to replace one, some or all of their natural teeth. Dentures can restore your confidence, help you with speaking and chewing food and help you…Read more »
Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects our body’s ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with our eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of our bodies. Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes from ‘Diabetes.co.uk’: Type 2 diabetes is, by far, the most prevalent…Read more »
Air Polishing is a dental hygienist treatment that has been developed to help keep your teeth clean and white. It’s one of the new hygiene and whitening treatments Dee Shapland Dental is offering to patients who want a brighter, healthier smile.Read more »
Oral piercings are popular amongst young people. They may look cool but they are not harmless. Oral piercings are placed in different areas of the mouth such as the lip, tongue, cheeks, frenum and uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) and they can interfere with speech, chewing and swallowing….Read more »
Dry mouth, or ‘xerostomia’ is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Some may think that dry mouth is a normal part of aging but it isn’t. However, tends to be more commonly found in older adults, mainly due to the number of medications…Read more »
Although millennium children and adolescents have healthier teeth than in the past, tooth decay is still a problem. Many of the foods that we eat contain sugars. When these foods are left on the teeth, plaque (the sticky substance that forms on teeth) combines with the bacteria that live in the mouth. This combination produces…Read more »
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