First aid for minor dental emergencies

Dental emergencies can involve a variety of problems and causes. Some common dental emergencies include: teeth knocked out or broken during sport swollen gums, cheeks or lips chipped, fractured teeth broken or dislodged crown, bridge, denture or dental filling severe pain around the teeth or mouth (when you can’t identify an obvious cause) Toothache If […]

Does diabetes affect my teeth and gums?

Yes. There are strong links between diabetes and these dental problems: loss of teeth through gum disease slow healing after extractions or oral surgery mouth infections such as thrush and dry mouth People with diabetes, especially if their blood sugar is uncontrolled, are much more likely to have red, swollen and bleeding gums. The plaque […]

How does pregnancy affect my oral health?

Yes, pregnancy does affect your oral health. Sweet food cravings or morning sickness will increase the chance of tooth decay and acid-attack damage to your teeth. The pregnancy hormones allow plaque on your teeth to do more damage. The gums can become more swollen, more red and can bleed more easily (“pregnancy gingivitis”). You can […]