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Morning headaches could be a sign of teeth grinding

Do you experience headaches and a sore jaw when you wake up? You should visit a dentist to determine if it is Bruxism, the teeth grinding disease.

Key takeaways:

– The main causes of teeth grinding are stress, anxiety and forms of a sleep disorder like apnea.

– Bruxism is symptomised by increased sensitivity, sore jaws, fractured teeth and light headaches.

– You can manage bruxism by wearing fitting night guards for your teeth.

You can also turn into alternative methods of coping with stress and regularly visit the dentist for check ups.

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Severe gum disease strongly predicts early death from liver cirrhosis


A recent study, presented at The 2017 International Liver Congress in The Netherlands, has demonstrated a potential link between periodontitis and mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Key takeaways:

– Gum/teeth health was assessed in 184 patients with liver cirrhosis

– Severe periodontitis was associated with higher risk of early death, even when adjusted for variables such as gender, age, smoker status, alcohol consumption

– See your dentist to determine if you have gum disease

“Further studies are now required to determine if improving gum care can improve outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis.

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Why gum disease is fatal for people suffering from liver cirrhosis

teeth health smile dentistAccording to recent studies, people have more chances of dying from liver cirrhosis if they already have severe gum disease. Cirrhosis accounts for 1-2% of deaths in Europe, while periodontitis affects 35% of the adult population.

Key takeaways:

– Periodontitis destroys the supporting tissues of teeth, resulting in tooth loss and a damaged smile.

– Severe periodontitis is linked to diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular and kidney diseases and cirrhosis.

– Periodontitis catalyses liver disease and has negative effects after transplant.

Evade complications from periodontitis through proper oral care and regular visits to the dentist.

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What You Should Know About White Patches

If you think that your dentist only worries about your smile and teeth, think again. Your dentist can check your oral health and give advice on maintaining good oral hygiene. This is one way to minimize the risk of Leukoplakia. Leukoplakia causes thick, white, plaque-like patches on the mouth, gums and tongue and is thought to increase the risk of oral cancer.
Often white patches are a result of injuries that the body is healing but if the patches persist you should have them checked.

Key takeaways

– Consult a GP if sores last longer than two weeks, become red or irregular
– Reduce the risk of mouth irritation by stopping smoking and reducing alcohol
– Maintain good oral hygiene and follow a healthy diet
Self-examination is also advised and another way to keep your oral health in great shape.
A doctor will usually diagnose leukoplakia by ruling out all other potential causes.”
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Ensuring Root Canal Treatment Procedure to Be a Smooth One

Does your tooth ache unbearably when you chew or bite something? Is there already visible discoloration of the tooth? Do you have swelling and tenderness on the surrounding gums? It may be that you need to visit your dentist for root canal treatment. For those in the area, root canal treatments North London can be availed quickly and easily at Smiles by Hillside in Mill Hill. Root canal treatments are recommended when the root and blood supply system of a tooth becomes infected. The infection may be the result of decay in the tooth or an untreated injury to a tooth.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Simply Improve Your Appearance & Smile!

At Smiles by Hillside, your cosmetic dentist in Mill Hill can perform a variety of procedures that will enhance your smile. From subtle to major makeovers, there are many options to treat teeth that are damaged, discolored, misshapen, chipped, crooked, broken or missing. Depending on which option you take, your cosmetic dentist in Mill Hill can whiten your teeth, reshape them, close spaces, restore worn or damaged teeth or even alter the length of your teeth to better esthetically fit in with the rest of your face. In a sense, cosmetic dental work may be a more affordable alternative to plastic surgery and other appearance-altering treatments. However, these procedures are not always just for cosmetic purposes. In fact, many of these treatments have been found to improve oral health, especially those which correct problems associated with your bite.
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Things you need to consider when looking for a Cosmetic Dentist

Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you catch yourself covering your mouth when you laugh? Do you wish your teeth were whiter or straighter, larger or smaller, had no gaps between them or weren’t missing? If you’re in the area, fortunately for you, your cosmetic dentist North London in Smiles by Hillside can help you with a smile makeover that is just right for your particular concern.
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24 Hour Emergency Dental Care At Affordable And Competitive Costs

Can’t sleep or can’t eat because of an aching tooth? Got into an accident that knocked out a tooth or more? Lose a crown or broke a bridge? Got bleeding gums that would not stop? Whatever the emergency, you can rest assured there’s a 24-hour dentist in North London that’s always ready to help you with your problem. No matter what time of day it is, every day of the year, Smiles By Hillside’s highly qualified team of dental professionals are on hand, fully prepared to give you the emergency care your particular situation demands.
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An Innovative Way to Straighten Teeth with Invisible Braces

The Smiles at Hillside offer an easy, painless and effective way for patients to straighten their teeth without other people noticing that they are undergoing treatment through either the Invisalign or Smilelign the invisible braces systems. Producing maximum results in less time than traditional metal braces, the invisible braces Mill Hill custom-fit teeth realignment system is just right for anyone who needs orthodontic treatment but would be uncomfortable wearing traditional metal braces like socially active young adults and teenagers. With invisible braces Mill Hill, teeth can be gradually and gently straightened without resorting to the use of those unsightly traditional brackets, bars, and bands. Since the Invisalign or Smilelign invisible braces can be removed easily whenever called for, patients can eat freely as well as brush, and floss as they would normally do. The dental professionals at Smiles at Hillside can fit you with these crystal clear fixed braces that will straighten your teeth without affecting your appearance or social life during the treatment period.
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Why You Need the Best Teeth Whitening Treatment

Everyone wants whiter teeth. Apparently, people do often equate whiter teeth with better health as well as better personal hygiene. Sadly, constant use along with the normal course of growing old cause teeth to lose their natural whiteness. Thus, for many, having to go to the dentist, or the spa, for regular teeth whitening treatments has become somewhat a matter of necessity. Fortunately for those in the area, there is the best teeth whitening London right at Mill Hill where Smiles by Hillside offer patients Zoom! Whitening Technology, a laser-activated system utilizing a hydrogen peroxide gel compound that gently bleaches stains away in your enamel and dentine. Zoom! Whitening treatments are capable of whitening teeth by as much as 8 shades, but your dentist will control the whitening to ensure you achieve the most pleasing, natural results that is aesthetically appropriate for your overall tone and condition.
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