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  • News

    Keeping you updated on new procedures and changes at our surgery.

  • Periodontitis, what it is and what to do about it

    How it starts . . . Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. When gums are inflamed, they bleed easily when flossing or brushing, or even biting into an apple. Many of us have experienced this from time to time. It is easy to treat –if it’s just in one or two places, paying attention to

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  • Diabetes and gum disease . . .and diabetes

    Diabetes and gum disease . . .and diabetes

    Relationship between periodontitis and diabetes Type 2 Diabetes is considered to double the risk of periodontal disease compared with healthy individuals. Type II is the acquired diabetes associated with obesity. Other consequences of poorly managed Type II diabetes include heart and kidney disease, peripheral nerve damage and damage to other organs including the eyes. DiabetesRead more →
  • What is remineralisation of tooth enamel?

    What is remineralisation of tooth enamel?

    Secret life of tooth enamel Tooth enamel consists of calcium and phosphate arranged in a crystal lattice – and is the hardest tissue in the human body. Sounds a lot like geology! And the common idea that it just wears, or erodes over time also sounds like the life of rocks. Demineralisation then remineralisation. .Read more →