This is really an eye opener! Water 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  (Likely applies to half world population). In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water will shut down midnight…

Dental Emergencies – Have you had an accident or suffer from the following? Accidents and emergencies will happen and it is not uncommon for both adults and children to hurt their mouths, or chip a tooth or even knock it out completely (avulse it). Do it yourself dental kits are available from pharmacists in Harrow,…

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the medical name for the left and right jaw joint, unique in the body as one joint cannot be moved without influencing the other, i.e. the right side can not move without the left doing so too. It is also complex, as it consists of two compartments separated by a…

Eating a healthy balanced diet is essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing, and that includes your teeth. The body needs a range of nutrients to function well, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. No single food provides all of these, so we need to eat a range of different foods…

Oral Cancer can develop in any part of the mouth including the tongue, gums, tonsils, lining of the mouth, lips and upper part of the throat. It is more common in men than women and is rare in people under 40. Early signs of mouth cancer do not cause pain or discomfort but they can…

Facts Currently Circulating About Periodontal Disease Periodontitis causes permanent, irreversible damage to the bone and gum tissues surrounding the teeth.  If the disease is not arrested, its effects, including lost bone and gum recessions with unsightly spaces and mobility of teeth will remain. If good oral health is re-established, the maintenance of a healthy mouth…

Do you experience constant bad breath? I know it’s probably not a subject you discuss with your friends or even your family. But if you are suffering with constant bad breath it might not be the toothpaste you are using but you might be suffering with Periodontal or more commonly known as gum disease. Gum…

Did you know that 19th May to 19th June 2014 is National Smile Month? Each year the British Dental Health Foundation organise a month’s campaign to help reduce the amount of dental decay and disease in the UK, they have a key message each year which this month includes three basic principles: Brush your teeth…

Research seems to indicate that there is a link between heart disease and gum disease (although there is no indication of any causal link). The exact reasons for this are not entirely known but the fact remains that if you have an unhealthy mouth, statistically you are more likely to have an unhealthy heart. The…

On the BBC Health Check there was a great program about the myths surrounding morning sickness and whether that meant you are having a girl or not. The program was fascinating which led us to think about some of the myths which surround dentistry nowadays. These healthcare myths, including the one about morning sickness and…

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Offering a range of NHS dentistry services and Private dentistry treatments including oral hygiene advice and cosmetic dentistry.