Gum Disease Threat ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’?

A recent article in The Times newspaper, suggested that the Gum disease threat had been ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’

Here is a copy of the article, together with Dr Galgut’s response:

Gum Disease Threat ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’

[as reported by: Chris Smyth Health Correspondent]

Gum disease is as normal a part of ageing as wrinkles and its threat has been exaggerated to sell mouthwash and expensive treatments, a dental expert has claimed.
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Gum Disease: Electric toothbrushes VS standard toothbrushes

If you are suffering from gum disease or are worried about the health of your teeth, you may have wondered which type of toothbrush is best for you, and whether an electric toothbrush or a standard one is best. Unfortunately, when it comes to brushing your teeth, there is no one ‘best toothbrush’, anymore than there is one ‘best technique for brushing your teeth’ to prevent gum disease. Your dental health is unique to you. Every dental record, apart from being unique in its own right, comes attached to a human being, unique in their own right, with an additional set of issues and preferences. However, this article will attempt to give you some of the pros and cons of electric toothbrushes vs standard ones, to help you make your decision.
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Halitosis, also known as bad breath – What are the causes and how is it treated?

When it comes to embarrassing medical conditions, it’s probably safe to say that bad breath (halitosis) is up there with the worst of them. After all, the first thing a person does on meeting you is to strike a conversation. And as soon as you open your mouth to reply – Bam! You have hit them with the full extent of your condition. We feel embarrassed because we feel it is our ‘fault’ and there is a general perception that if you have smelly breath, you also have poor oral hygiene habits. If the only thing this article achieves is to assure you on both counts that in most cases, it is most definitely NOT your fault, then that is a good thing.
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Hygienist Treatments – What’s the Difference Between a Hygenist and Your Dentist?

Hygienist treatments

When it comes to the health of our teeth, many of us would ideally do all we can to ensure our teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible. Toothache is an extremely painful condition which can cause a great deal of discomfort and distress. Visiting the dentist however, or rather even the prospect of visiting the dentist, is something that strikes fear into the souls of people all over the world. By contrast, the word ‘hygienist’ has a far less sinister ring to it. In fact, many people, initially traumatised by the idea of visiting their dentist, are far happier to visit their dental hygienist, and are finding the experience far less traumatic than they would have at first initially thought. Most people don’t realise this, but dentists and dental hygienists have very different roles and provide very different treatments. Here’s a more in-depth look to help clear things up once and for all.

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Preventive Dentistry and Dental Procedures to help Keep Teeth Healthy and Prevent Gum disease

Preventive Dentistry Tips and Procedures

If you’d love a smile that would make a Hollywood superstar envious of, you will need to ensure that you take the best possible care of your teeth and gums. Most of us don’t make our teeth and gum health one of our main priorities when in reality we really should. Not only will taking care of our teeth and our gums help make our teeth look healthy and attractive, it will also benefit our bodies in a number of different ways as well. As far as preventive dentistry and dental procedures go, there are a number of techniques and procedures that can be performed that have been proven to help encourage good oral health, many of which you can carry out yourself in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a look at some of the best preventive dentistry and dental procedures to help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as they can possibly be.
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