Category Archives: Oral Health

Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?

Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. For some people, it’s the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back bad memories as a child.

Sadly, the fear of going to the dentist is not uncommon, and in the most severe cases can result in people avoiding dental treatment altogether. One in three of us suffer from moderate dental anxiety and roughly one in eight suffer from dental anxiety, known as dental phobia. Continue reading Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?

Why a Dental Check Up Could Save Your Life!

Dental ChekupDid you know that more than half the population don’t attend the dentist regularly? A lot of people avoid the dentist at all costs and some just go when they are desperate!

Your check-up appointment with the dentist is far more important and beneficial than people may think. Not only does it give your dentist a chance to check for cavities it can also help the dentist detect any abnormal or suspicious changes in your mouth. The dentist will carry an oral cancer inspection at every check-up appointment which in effect could save your life. Continue reading Why a Dental Check Up Could Save Your Life!

Seeing your DENTIST regularly could save your life!

https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-dental-care-image11098952Oral cancer is a tumour that appears on the surface of tongue, mouth, lips, cheeks, throat, and gums. These tumours also occur in the salivary glands, tonsils and pharynx. Annually about 7,000 cases of mouth cancers are diagnosed in the UK, up by 33% since 2000. Overall five year survival is 50% which hasn’t been improved in the past 40 years. Continue reading Seeing your DENTIST regularly could save your life!

Ways Smoking Impacts your Oral Health

In 2013 it was estimated that in Great Britain there was 10 million adults who smoked, whether that be cigarettes, cigars or a pipe. 22% of those were adult men and 19% adult women. Even though it is illegal to sell cigarettes to those under 18 years of age, approximately 200,000 of children aged between 11-15 started smoking. Continue reading Ways Smoking Impacts your Oral Health