Fresh Breath And Gum Treatment
Fresh breath & gum treatment
In February 2010 it was reported that a baby was killed by the mother’s gum disease.
We suspected gum disease increased the risk of have a low birth weight or stillborn child but this case reported in the journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology – reveals the case of a 35 year old woman who had the common gum disease gingivitis.
Yes simply bleeding gums. The baby was stillborn at 39 weeks with traces of bacteria from its mother’s mouth in its lungs, stomach and blood stream.
If you are a diabetic you know that your aim is to control your blood sugars because it is high blood sugars that lead to serious complications, such as eye problems and heart disease.
It is thought that when bacteria infect the mouth and cause inflammation, the resulting chemical changes reduce the effectiveness of insulin and raise the levels of blood sugar.
Are you at risk of a heart attack or just had one because of your gums? We know that inflammation caused by gum disease can affect blood vessels and causes furring of the arteries in a similar way to cholesterol.
Bacteria in the mouth is associated with heart attacks even when other factors known to contribute to poor heart health such as have high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, body weight and smoking, are adjusted for.
Here at Smile Style we know that gum disease is very treatable and we are best placed to help you with the highest ratio of hygienists to dentists is the area. That is one hygienist to each of our dentists.
We also have Oral Health trained nurses , we put your dental health first. Most dental health advice says see a dentist regularly but I suggest seeing a hygienist may actually save your life.
- Are your gums red, puffy or shiny?
- Do your gums ever bleed when you brush them?
- Do your gums become sore and bleed if you floss or use interdental brushes?
- Are you teeth looking long because the gums have receded?
- Have you noticed your breath smells or do you get a bad taste?
These are common signs of gum disease. Don’t make the fatal mistake for you or your baby of ignoring these signs. Make your half price dental health assessment with Smile Style today.
Can Cancer Of The Mouth Kill?
Yes. Mouth cancer causes literally thousands of deaths each year and, what’s more, the number of people who get cancer in the mouth is increasing.
Cancer can affect all parts of the body. Most people have heard about lung cancer, breast cancer and bone cancer, but you may be surprised to know that in this country nearly 2000 people die from cancer of the mouth each year. This figure is rising, probably because people are drinking and smoking more.
The mouth is simple to inspect so it is easy to find the cancer early and have it treated and cured. The main problem is that people don’t visit their dentist for a regular check-up.
What Is Mouth Cancer?
Mouth cancer appears in different forms. It can affect all parts of the mouth, whether people have their own teeth or not. Sometimes a white or red patch in the mouth or on the tongue may develop into cancer. However, most often cancer appears as a painless ulcer that does not clear up. If any ulcer in the mouth has not healed after two weeks you should see a dentist immediately.
Can It Be Cured?
If mouth cancer is detected early, the chances of a complete cure are very good. The smaller the ulcer, the better the chances of a cure. Unfortunately too many people come forward too late.
What If I Have Dentures?
You should still have a dental examination every year or as often as recommended. A dental check-up does not just cover teeth, but the cheeks, tongue and gums.
Will It Hurt To Have MY Mouth Checked?
No. The examination is carried out using a light, mirrors and gentle touching with fingers.
Does Anything Make Mouth Cancer More Likely?
Mouth cancer can affect anyone, but smoking greatly increases your risk. Heavy drinking is also a risk. If you do both, your chances of getting it are greater.
How Can I Make Sure That My Mouth Is Healthy?
Regular Dental Health Reviews at least once a year. This is especially important if you smoke and drink, even more so if you are over 40 years old. If you should see a white or red patch or painless ulcer in your mouth, contact the practice for an appointment right away. It may interest you to know that during the year 2000 we found 7 malignant tumours on our patients which have been easily treated