Diabetes and gum disease

New NICE guidelines  have advised that those with diabetes are at higher risk of gum (periodontal) disease.  Managing gum disease by regular hygiene visits can help improve blood sugar control.

Top Hygiene Tip From Francesca

October 2022 Top Hygienist Tip: If you brush your teeth with a toothbrush (electric or manual) and your gums bleed, it is extremely unlikely to be the fault of the toothbrush. This does most often indicate inflammation in the gums.…

Fissure Sealants on children’s teeth

Sealants proven effective for cavity prevention As reported in the November issue of Oral Health magazine, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry state that “Sealants are a proven and effective therapy for preventing cavities in children and…

British Dental Association Assessor’s Report Summary

The assessor described the Crescent Dental Practice as a well presented and attractive practice with a comfortable reception area complete with modern art exhibits. Staff are welcoming, enthusiastic and clearly knowledgeable about their roles and responsibilities within the practice. The…

Mouth Cancer Action Month

Most people have heard of cancer affecting parts of the body such as the lungs or breasts. However, cancer can also occur in the mouth, where the disease can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat. Most cases of mouth…

Introduction

In this confusing world of ‘celebrity smile make-overs’, flashy lasers, dangerous unlicensed bleaching chemicals, cheap foreign implants and foreign-made crowns, it’s good to know that there are UK dental professionals who are passionate about excellence and proud to adhere to…