Working together to improve oral health

Brushing our teeth is the most important thing we can do to have good oral health. Just two minutes twice a day, last thing at night and at one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste is all that’s needed to give our teeth the care they deserve. This is because brushing removes […]

Teeth grinding and clenching: Is this common problem causing your headaches?

Do you sometimes wake up with a dull headache? Do you suffer with migraines and you just can’t figure out the cause? Or have you got symptoms of sinusitis but no actual infection? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may be one of millions of people who clench or grind their […]

Bumps and Smiles

Your guide to dental care during pregnancy Becoming pregnant is an exciting time however for many women it can also be stressful and tiring. Pregnancy does not have any harmful effects on the teeth but tiredness and sometimes nausea can lead to women becoming lax in their oral health regime and eating habits(some women can […]

Gum disease and periodontal treatment

You’ve probably heard of gum disease. You probably know it can cause your gums to bleed, can result in swelling of your gums and can even cause bad breath – but do you know how serious it really is? Most adults will experience gum disease at least once in their life. Thankfully, it can be […]

Water or Coke? A comparison of what to drink

This is really an eye opener! Water 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  (Likely applies to half world population). In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water will shut down midnight […]

How to deal with a dental emergency

Dental Emergencies – Have you had an accident or suffer from the following? Accidents and emergencies will happen and it is not uncommon for both adults and children to hurt their mouths, or chip a tooth or even knock it out completely (avulse it). Do it yourself dental kits are available from pharmacists in Harrow, […]

What to do about jaw joint pain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the medical name for the left and right jaw joint, unique in the body as one joint cannot be moved without influencing the other, i.e. the right side can not move without the left doing so too. It is also complex, as it consists of two compartments separated by a […]

Healthy Eating to Protect Your Teeth

Eating a healthy balanced diet is essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing, and that includes your teeth. The body needs a range of nutrients to function well, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. No single food provides all of these, so we need to eat a range of different foods […]

Your Guide to Mouth Cancer

Oral Cancer can develop in any part of the mouth including the tongue, gums, tonsils, lining of the mouth, lips and upper part of the throat. It is more common in men than women and is rare in people under 40. Early signs of mouth cancer do not cause pain or discomfort but they can […]

The importance of having healthy teeth and gums

Facts Currently Circulating About Periodontal Disease Periodontitis causes permanent, irreversible damage to the bone and gum tissues surrounding the teeth.  If the disease is not arrested, its effects, including lost bone and gum recessions with unsightly spaces and mobility of teeth will remain. If good oral health is re-established, the maintenance of a healthy mouth […]