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Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose

From: Medical News Today

A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the condition may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth. It is estimated that around 30.3 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, and it accounts for 90–95 …

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From: Medical News Today

A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the condition may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth. It is estimated that around 30.3 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, and it accounts for 90–95 percent of all cases. The new study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Periodontology suggests that for people who already have type 2 diabetes, good dental hygiene could be key for managing blood glucose levels.  To read the full story on Medical News Today, please click here

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 17:36

From: Medical News Today

Tooth loss in middle age is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, poor diet, and diabetes. This was the conclusion of preliminary research led by Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. This study is not the first to investigate the link between dental health and cardiovascular disease (CVD), but it is the first to focus on tooth loss during midlife and exclude that which occurs earlier. To read the full story on Medical News Today, please click here

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 14:04

Philips Zoom is not only proven to whiten teeth up to six shades, it’s also completely safe. Zoom whitening does not adversely affect your enamel and people who use Philips Zoom! experience little or no tooth sensitivity. Price for Zoom in-surgery teeth whitening and home whitening kit is £379.

The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover your gums, lips and the skin around your lips, leaving only your teeth exposed to the laser light. The dentist will apply the Zoom whitening gel which is specifically formulated to work with the Zoom Teeth Whitening laser light. The gel and the light work together to gently penetrate the top surface layers of your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.

If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 10:25

Root filled teeth sometimes darken compared with the surrounding teeth. By placing whitening agents inside the tooth it is possible to improve the appearance. Although there may be a lot of different reasons for a tooth to be darker than the rest, the most common reason is internal discolouration or pulp problems. Discolouration usually happens after a trauma or root canal treatment and is the result of the degradation of the blood products inside the pulp chamber.

Internal Whitening Of Non-vital Teeth Available At BrightSmile Dental & Aesthetic Clinic. If you are worried about your dental health or gum disease, then book a free consultation at our Finchley Road clinic, NW3. Our friendly and highly skilled dentists are here to help you understand your ongoing dental health options.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 10:50

Bruxism is the technical term for the habit of grinding and clenching your teeth. Most people will do this from time to time and it does not usually cause any harm. However if you grind your teeth on a regular basis, it can cause significant damage to your teeth and make any gum disease worse. In some cases it can also cause or aggravate headaches, or pain and discomfort in the jaw.

Bruxism is usually a subconscious behaviour performed whilst one is asleep and can cause facial pain and headaches. It is commonly caused by anxiety. Left untreated, it often gives rise to poor quality sleep and damaged teeth. Bruxism may lead to a variety of problems. Excessive grinding can damage teeth and dental fillings, often resulting in loose or broken teeth and crack-lines in teeth which results in further complications and possible tooth extraction. It can cause the outer enamel of the teeth to slowly wear away, leading to tooth sensitivity. It can cause jaw dysfunction, headaches (particularly morning headaches), and pain in the muscles of the face: bruxing causes the muscles to be overactive, giving rise to these symptoms. It can cause inflammation of the temporo-mandibular joint. Noisy tooth grinding may disturb your sleep - or your partner's!.

Do not hesitate to contact BrightSmile Clinic if you experience any of the signs of bruxism, consult your dentist who will carry out an examination of your mouth with special attention to your jaw and your bite.

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Posted by Bright Smile Clinic at 11:42