1. 15 Myths and Facts about Cavities

    22nd August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    Here are some myths and facts linked to tooth cavities:

    1. Myth: Sugar is the only thing that causes cavities. Fact: Acid produced by bacteria in the mouth is the major cause of tooth cavities. The acids break down the enamel on the teeth leading to decay.

    2. Myth: Aspirin next to a tooth will help a toothache. Fact: You risk getting an ulcer instead.

    3. Myth: Only kids get cavities. Fact: Adults especially seniors get just as many cavities.

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  2. How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?

    19th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    There’s now a serious debate about oral hygiene, amid recent reports that flossing could be a waste of time. Here are some tips for good oral hygiene:

    · Brush your teeth twice every day with fluoride toothpaste to prevent tooth decay.

    · Brush your teeth the last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.

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  3. The Great Dental Rip-Off

    11th August 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    ZahnarztAn investigation by The Times has found that NHS dentists have needlessly extracted through surgery thousands of teeth from their patients all in the pursuit of profits. The reporters found that NHS dentists find it more lucrative to extract a tooth rather than to try to save the tooth.

    The motivation behind placing profit ahead of patients is borne from the fact that the system rewards them for cramming in as many patients as they possibly can. Dentist will therefore avoid the complex treatments aimed at saving the teeth and prefer to more straightforward extraction procedure.

    That’s one benefit of seeing a private dentist – as you can discuss the dentist’s philosophy on “saving teeth” vs. extracting them. It’s worth having the conversation.

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  4. Diabetics Need Regular Dental Care

    27th July 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    For people with uncontrolled blood sugar and diabetes, their bodies have a compromised ability to fight off infections and inflammation. This leads to problems such as periodontal disease — gum disease — which triggers inflammation throughout the body.

    This inflammation is a serious health issue as it leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other medical problems.

    If you have diabetes and gum disease (with bleeding gums), make sure you see a dentist right away for treatment. The sooner the better, for your health is at risk.


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