Thursday, 5 January 2017

Why Going To The Dentist Is Not Just About Your Teeth

Over 1 million people in the UK have never been to the dentist with over ¼ of adults admitting they have not been to the dentist in the last 2 years. This is a huge concern of mine because problems in your mouth can affect the whole of your body.


Your mouth is populated with bacteria which if not kept under control can reach levels causing gum infections and tooth decay. Gum disease/infection is linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s. There are estimated to be over 4 million people with diabetes in the UK, with so many people not visiting a dentist regularly they are at risk of not managing their diabetes well due to poor mouth health. It really is vitally important for people with diabetes and heart conditions to visit the dentist and dental hygienist regularly.                                                                                                                                                                                                
There are more and more people out there taking multiple medications and most people don’t know that the side effects of their drugs can have a huge impact on their mouth health and in turn their general health. The biggest side effect of a lot of medications is a dry mouth. This means that you have less saliva to protect your mouth.  Unless you go to the dentist and have your saliva tested you don’t know whether your saliva has become destructive rather than preventative, until it is too late. A good dental team will be able use the results of saliva testing to provide you with preventative measures to stop mouth disease before it has even started, thus preventing treatment in the long run.

Dont’ Let fear Put Your Health in Jeopardy 

I know that almost half of all adults have fear of going to the dentist, which is why I have a passionate team who go above and beyond to make our members feel at home, here is what one of our members said ..(For more success stories visit )

“I have not been to a Dentist for almost 10 years, I have HAD a massive phobia, until I visited Greyholme Dentist in Bishops Cleeve, they made me feel at more ease and explained everything very clear. I am so happy I have found a Dentist that I trust and a place that makes me feel more comfortable on going back for work. Many Thanks R Teakle”

So please  I urge you to register with a denstist who really cares about your overall health and can help you to look after yourself.