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…Read more »
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 »
We ran a competition again this year to raise awareness of the importance of cleaning your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, reduce sugary foods and drinks and visit your dentist as often as they recommend. Our winner was Andy Gillard who was presented with a ‘top of the range’…Read more »
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