Posts from January 2022

Good oral hygiene is key to healthy teeth. Oral hygiene mainly focuses on your gum health, which is essential as your teeth require the foundation of healthy gums to stand the test of time. Did you know patients with advanced gum disease (periodontal disease) are three times more likely to develop diabetes, 25% more susceptible to the risk of cardiovascular disease and 20% more likely to develop hypertension? Scary right? With this in mind, it isn’t just your oral health that will suffer from a bad oral hygiene routine. 
Have you been in two minds about whether or not to go ahead with orthodontic treatment? Maybe you’re worried about the interruption it could make to your day-to-day life? Perhaps it’s the cosmetic element that’s making you question your desire to proceed? Below, we’ll highlight five reasons you should keep in mind if you’re unsure about straightening your teeth. 
Christmas is almost here! We’re very excited at the prospect of Christmas this year here at Park Dental Care and hope that it’s a little different from last year for all our patients. The festive period is a time for relaxing and being around friends, but one thing that you shouldn’t neglect at Christmas is caring for your teeth. 
Here are a few tips to ensure your teeth get the TLC they deserve this Christmas period. 
For many years, braces were primarily associated with younger patients, specifically teenagers. But, with the evolution of brace designs and a significant improvement in treatment planning, orthodontic treatment is no longer all about young people. In wearing appliances like ceramic braces and Invisalign clear aligners, patients can get on with their everyday life whilst receiving treatment to get the smile of their dreams. 
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