Saliva is a complex fluid which performs many different tasks. Produced by salivary glands in our mouths, it is a natural cleanser, helping to wash away food remnants, bacteria and plaque.
It helps to neutralise acids which can be harmful to our teeth, and forms a protective barrier on the outer layer of our teeth.
It also lends a hand in counteracting infections and makes bacteria less likely to stick to our teeth and gums. It lubricates our tongue, mouth and throat, making it easy to eat, swallow,talk and breathe. It also supplies us with calcium and phosphate which help to keep our teeth strong and healthy.
Unfortunately as the years take over our saliva production may slow down, which can eventually lead to Dry Mouth Syndrome and the common problem which comes with it is sore throat and difficulty in swallowing or speaking.
Treatment can vary according to the severity and cause of the condition. Regular sips of water can help, so can chewing sugar-free gum or low calorie sugar-free foods such as celery or carrots.
If you suffer from a dry mouth, please talk to us next time you visit so we can discuss the best way of helping you
A recent study has found that teeth are the number one facial feature that people would change. Three out of four of adults think that a nice smile is important to landing their dream job.
84% think that an attractive smile is important for meeting Mr or Mrs Right,
The study was conducted on a representative sample of 1000 United Kingdom adults both men and women between 18 and 50 years of age. The poll was the first national survey of its kind and explored the importance of smiles in relation to business and careers, dating and marriage, the social arena, and the overall value of smiles and self -esteem.
94% of those polled said they are likely to notice a person’s smile when they meet them for the first time.
People are less likely to notice someone’s eyes, height or figure.
survey source: HPOL – The global leader in online market research
Eating more fruits and vegetables each day could reduce the risk of head, mouth and neck cancers, according to new research.
American scientists spent five years studying a group of 500,000 over 50-year-olds, and found that those who ate 6 portions of fruit and vegetables every day were 30% less likely to develop the cancers than those eating just 1.5 portions.
Avoid acidic drinks between meals – smoothies, juices, cordials, concentrates and diet drinks can erode the enamel of the teeth.
Drink water or milk.
We now have installed text messaging to remind our patients of their appointments.
This lady, from Denham, wanted to even up her broken upper front teeth.
We decided to place veneers on her upper front four teeth.
I have sensitive teeth after using the home whitening kit! Is this normal?
Yes, this is perfectly normal. You can try to add Sensodyne tooth paste into your trays every alternate day.
This teeth whitening patient from Kingsbury used our Blue Court Dental Home Whitening Kit to achieve an amazing improvement in her smile. She transformed from a tooth shade A3.5 to B1 natural brightness.
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Dr Nishan Dixit BDS (Lond) 1994 ,LDS RCS (ENG) 1994 GDC Reg No. 70208