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What are periodontal pockets?

By Hilton Dental / September 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of the chief signs of gum disease is the presence of periodontal (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth) pockets — that is, spaces around the teeth, below the gum line, that have become infected. Pockets provide an ideal environment for bacteria to grow, and may spread infection to the structures that keep teeth anchored…

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If in doubt, Get checked out!

By Hilton Dental / November 16, 2015 / Comments Off on If in doubt, Get checked out!

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness month. Mouth cancer is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases up by around 40% in the last decade. Many people have never heard of mouth cancer, yet it kills around 1700 people in the UK every year. It has a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases…

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Quit for Stoptober?

By Hilton Dental / October 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Quit for Stoptober?

We know that a lot of you who are smokers are thinking about giving up, particularly as this month has been Stoptober. If you have given up this month, well done and keep it up!! But why does the practice have an interest in providing smoking advice? It is part of the job of every…

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