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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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Get your grooves sealed! What are fissure sealants?

April 4, 2017

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…

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A Healthy Balanced Breakfast Can Protect Your Smile

January 16, 2017

  But what is a healthy breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for you and your children. A nutritious breakfast helps you fulfil your vitamin and mineral needs, stimulates your brain and body and helps to stop the ‘snacking’ later in the day. Surprisingly, some of the most popular breakfast choices…

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