Should we replace missing teeth?
Today’s gold standard for tooth replacement is dental implants. A dental implant is a small, titanium alloy screw which is used to surgically replace damaged or missing natural teeth. The implant is placed into the jawbone so that the screw can firmly connect the artificial teeth or any other prosthesis to the jaw. Implants can […]Read More
How to stop bleeding gums
At the Puresmile Dental Group, including Summertown Dental, we advise all our patients to report seeing even a small amount of blood when brushing their teeth. Bleeding gums should never be ignored as it could be a sign of gum disease. Treating bleeding gums quickly can prevent serious damage to your teeth and gums later […]Read More
7 damaging effects smoking is having on your mouth
We are all aware that smoking is bad for our health, causing a vast variety of medical conditions. Many of us do not realise the damage that smoking causes to our mouths: 1)Gum Disease and Tooth LossSmoking severely affects the tissue in the gums which makes them vulnerable to infection. This can lead to bone […]Read More