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Clicking Jaw – it could be TMJ

October 16, 2019

What is the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)? The Temporomandibular Joint is the jaw joint. We have two joints which work together as a pair, one in front of each ear. The joints connect the lower jaw bone (the mandible) to the temporal bones of the skull on each side of the head. The muscles controlling the…

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Denture Care. What should I know?

April 9, 2019

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…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health

August 31, 2018

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…

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Air Polishing

July 26, 2018

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.

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Oral Piercings …. Not a Harmless Trend

November 28, 2017

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….

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Are you suffering from dry mouth?

July 18, 2017

  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…

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