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Category: Gum disease

Help Your Heart Stay Healthy Through Better Gum Care

Periodontal diseases are increasingly being linked to a number of serious illnesses. Why do people visit the dentists? It seems an obvious answer, doesn’t it? to make sure that their teeth are healthy and they don’t get decay or toothache.

When oral bacteria get out of control

Avoiding and treating gum disease problems at our Burton dental practice. Gingival bacteria are ‘ever present’ in our mouths, along with approximately seventy other types of bacteria. Kept under control with good oral care including brushing, flossing and regular, professional

Why Is Tartar Such A Problem?

Taking a look at the causes of gum disease At Mike Allen’s Dental Practice, we take gum disease seriously. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK yet is something that can easily be avoided with

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetics and awareness of potential oral health pitfalls. Type two diabetes is one of the serious health ‘time bombs’ that appears in the news a lot these days. Diet and lack of exercise are thought to be two of the

Caring for your children’s teeth and putting your child at ease!

Caring for Children and their teeth   Here at Mike Allen’s Dental Practice Children’s teeth require all the love and attention adults teeth do! We recommend that we work together to make your child feel relaxed about coming to visit the dentist

Are You One of the 80% Who Don’t Floss Their Teeth?

If so, you should continue to read the article below and learn why you should. It is thought that only around 20% of adults in the UK currently floss between their teeth (1). Even those who brush well and pay

How to clean in-between your teeth

Why we need to clean between teeth and how! What is Plaque and Calculus? Plaque Plaque is a combination of food and bacteria. It is sticky and soft, and sticks to the teeth soon after brushing.  It harbours many bacteria, and if it is

Healthy Gums shouldn’t bleed!

Bleeding gums: Who cares? Actually, at Mike Allen’s dental practice we do and you should too because HEALTHY GUMS shouldn’t bleed (the only exception to this is people who smoke; they usually suffer from advancing gum disease but their gums

Bleeding gums. How we assess and treat at Mike Allens Dental Practice.

Bleeding scores.  Measure, treat, reduce! What is a bleeding score? When patients come to our Burton based practice for a hygiene appointment , a bleeding score will be calculated. This score tells us what % of your gums bleed when

Stoptober! Join the nation in its biggest quit smoking challenge.

National campaign to support people giving up smoking. Stoptober! October will see thousands of people signing up to the ‘quit for 28 days challenge’.  Participants are signing up, and with support are curbing their smoking habit for October which then means they are