Can A Bad Tooth Cause Ear Infection?

Can A Bad Tooth Cause Ear Infection?

Poor oral hygiene can affect more than just your smile and aesthetics; it can also lead to painful dental infections. Not only this, long-standing dental conditions can travel to other organs of the body and cause serious, even life-threatening illnesses. This is because there is a direct connection between your oral health and overall physical wellbeing. This article explains why it is necessary to look after your dental hygiene to prevent dental infections and other complications and how your oral health affects your physical health.  What Causes Tooth Infection? When healthy, our teeth are covered by a tough, mineralised layer called the enamel, which protects the underlying softer layer of…

How Many Teeth Do Adults Have?

Our teeth are vital not just for having a beautiful and attractive smile, but they are equally essential for allowing us to eat and speak properly. That is why nature gifts us with two sets of teeth – the primary, or the milk teeth, and the permanent teeth. So, what is the difference between milk and permanent teeth, and what are they used for? This article explains everything you need to know about different types of teeth and their functions.  How Many Teeth Does a Child Have? The teeth of a child are called the milk, or the primary teeth. The first milk tooth appears when the baby is about…

How much is a dental checkup

No matter how meticulously you brush and floss every day, regular check-up visits to your dentist are necessary to enjoy good oral hygiene and a pearly white, beautiful smile. In this blog post we look at the costs of a dental checkup, however please note that whilst we mention NHS we are a fully private dentist. Why Dental Check-ups are Necessary? While brushing and flossing daily is good for your oral health, these measures are sometimes not enough to prevent teeth cavities and gum problems. This is because – despite your best efforts – the bristles of a toothbrush or the thread of floss are unable to penetrate and clean…

Sugar: A Plague for Athletes

Most of us think of tooth decay or oral health problems occurring in the elderly or those with no access to a local dentist, or even in those patients who don’t brush their teeth and have a poor diet. However, poor dental health can affect anyone, regardless of career, social standing or financial status. This is shown to be the case in particular thanks to a study from 2018 performed by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute Research team, where 352 Olympic and professional athletes were surveyed.   Survey The survey was performed across 11 different sports such as cycling, rowing, football and rugby and they gave dental check-ups which assessed…

The Dangers of Illegal Teeth Whitening

We have all heard of “botch” dentistry and poor dental experiences from patients who have suffered at the hands of careless, unqualified dentists, whether it be pulled-teeth or incorrect fillings but it seems that illegal treatments are still a problem in the UK and there’s one treatment in particular that people are happy to get, despite warnings that there are illegal services being run right now, posing as legitimate ones.   Illegal Teeth Whitening There has been a rise in the number of people caught performing or offering teeth whitening services locally and this is a big problem, not only for the patient but also for dentistry in general. The…