Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. It is a beneficial process designed to protect, care for and heal the body. In its initial stages inflammation is doing you good but if it persists and becomes chronic it actually starts doing you harm.
Gum disease alters the defence mechanisms of the gum tissues and supporting structures surrounding the teeth. This allows bacteria that should only be present in your mouth to enter the blood stream and spread to other parts of the body.
These bacteria, such as p.gingivalis found in cases of periodontal disease, has been linked to heart disease, kidney disease, pancreatic cancer, bowel cancer and numerous health issues like lung infections and pneumonia in the elderly.
The mouth is part of the body and is connected to it by a vast network of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic tissue. And hence it should come as no surprise that the same blood that flows through your teeth and gums flows throughout your body.
Snoring is often taken as a joke between families and friends but snoring is actually a serious health problem. People who snore do not sleep properly and risk stopping breathing whilst their families often also can’t sleep for all the noise.
Snorers find it frustrating as the remedies they try often do not work properly for them and they wake up in the morning feeling tired. Remedies could be a mouth guard to open the airway passages, nose guards or trying to sleep in a special position.
You've probably thought to yourself after brushing your teeth and spitting out blood with your toothpaste: "My gums bleed, but that is just normal for me."
Happy New Year! Well we made it through another year, the holidays are now behind us and perhaps like many you’ve made some promises to yourself to make some changes in your life for 2016. However like so many we make New Year's resolutions, but not many of us are not likely to follow through.
Taking care of your teeth shouldn’t be that difficult after all it isn't rocket science. Yet it’s all too easy to develop habits that could cause toothache in the long run.
Dr Rachel Hall shares her expertise and the latest on advice giving your teeth the love and care they need and will explain where you could be going wrong.
Multitasking while you brush
So your considering getting your mercury dental amalgam fillings removed, but before you choose a dentist to take care of this for you there are some things you should know to ensure it is done safely. Arm yourself with this list of questions and answers about what makes a dentist mercury safe and you will go a long way to making sure you get the right dentist for the job.
Do you ever wonder why when you visit the dentist or hygienist they ask questions about your general health? At Evolve Dental Kenmore we are particularly keen to know if you have diabetes or heart disease or other health issues so we can gain a better understanding of your health in realtionship to your dental health. So what do your teeth have to do with your general health?
Today is World Smile Day where we are encouraged to "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile"!
Did you know that the simple act of smiling does far more than just make you look friendly - it can change your life and the lives of those around you. Here are 10 reasons why you should flash your pearly whites more often: