Gum Disease Threat ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’?
A recent article in The Times newspaper, suggested that the Gum disease threat had been ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’ Here is a copy of the article, together with Dr Galgut’s response: Gum Disease Threat ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’ [as reported by: Chris Smyth Health Correspondent] Gum disease is as normal a part of ageing as wrinkles and its threat has been exaggerated to sell mouthwash and expensive treatments, a dental expert has claimed. Bleeding does not mean teeth will fall […]
15 Random Facts About Dentistry, Gum disease and Periodontitis You Probably Never Knew
We all know that too much sugar causes tooth decay and that we need to go to the dentist regularly if we want our teeth and gums to stay healthy. But if you thought that tooth decay and gum disease were the scourge of a modern society, addicted to too much sugar and fat, or that ‘cosmetic dentistry’ was a modern trend, you may be surprised. So how far back do such things as toothbrushes, toothpaste and dentures really go? […]
Why Gum Disease Could Be Destroying More Than Your Teeth
The most recent adult dental health survey (2009), the results of which were published by the Telegraph under the heading “Why not brushing your teeth can kill you” has shown that a staggering 83% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease. Similar figures have been published in other countries. Woah, let’s stop right there, rewind, and play that statistic again. “83% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease”… Really? Sadly, yes. That […]
Will Your Dentist Soon Be Able To Grow You New Teeth?
Despite the advances in toothpaste, tooth care and dentistry, dental problems remain one of the most common issues facing the Western world today. Most of us have experienced teeth complications at some point in our life. Considering the important role your teeth play, many of us are ready to do whatever it takes to retain a healthy set of teeth and avoid the dreaded dentures! Losing a tooth is not a good experience especially when you’re fully aware that there’s […]