Entries by Absolute Admin

April 2019 Patient Feedback Survey Results

Every 6 months we ask our lovely patients to complete an anonymous patient survey to tell us how well they feel we are doing, or if there are any aspects of their care which we could improve. We are always pleased with our results, and this year was no exception! The survey measures how well […]

Charcoal Toothpaste – Don’t Believe the Hype

Charcoal-based toothpastes, which claim to whiten teeth, are a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal. The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride to help protect the teeth. Fluoride has been proven to strengthen teeth and protect against […]

Energy Drinks – eating away at your body parts!

This photo of a teacher’s tongue highlights the damage energy drinks can do to your mouth. Dan Royals shared the snap on social manager to warn others about sugary drinks. The teacher said he used to down up to six energy drinks every day until his doctor told him his health was suffering. The medic […]

Breakfast Cereal – What’s in your bowl?

Often hailed as the ‘most important meal of the day’, a decent breakfast certainly has a range of health benefits. As well as providing nutrients, if you have diabetes, a regular healthy breakfast can help to maintain control of blood sugar, can minimise unhealthy snacking later on, and fuels your body to help you function […]

Tooth Decay may make Colon Cancer more Deadly

​Researchers reveal that a common oral bacteria, often implicated in tooth decay, may accelerate the growth of colon cancer. The study carried out the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum plays a role. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps […]

The Dental Health of our Children – The Reality

Oral health is part of general health and wellbeing and contributes to the development of a healthy child and school readiness. Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable. Although oral health is improving in England almost a quarter (24.7%) of 5 year […]

Periodontitis – What is it?

Periodontitis What is periodontitis? Periodontitis is advanced gum disease. Certain plaque bacteria trigger inflammation, leading to destruction of the bone supporting your teeth. Over time bone loss can cause tooth mobility, then tooth loss. Not everyone is susceptible to periodontitis; it depends on your body’s response to inflammation. Smoking & diabetes are known risk factors. […]

A handful of dark-coloured berries may lower the risk of tooth decay, a new study shows.

Scientists have found that nutrients in cranberries and blueberries can be highly effective in protecting the teeth against a strand of bacteria responsible for acceleratingtooth decay. These natural compounds, known as polyphenols, help fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth. The study supports previous research by suggesting these are good for oral health by preventing […]

Brushing teeth twice a day could prevent erectile dysfunction: Scientists find bad oral hygiene nearly TRIPLES the risk of impotence

Researchers reviewed five studies on more than 200,000 men’s health It adds to growing evidence of link between gum disease and erection problems Scientists think an inflammation-causing molecule in the liver could be to blame Experts recommend people brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily    Men who don’t brush their teeth twice […]

Pearly whites?

Our teeth and smiles are rated one of the most attractive features, and over the past few years the UK have followed American trends to have professional treatment to improve the appearance of their smile. However this can often involve some extremely invasive dental treatment that is not clinically required. Whitening treatment has grown hugely […]