Older people are reminded of the importance of attending the dentist regularly by Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich.
Denture wearers – and even those with no natural teeth left – are being reminded by our Ipswich dentist of the importance of attending the dentist regularly.
As we get older it can become more difficult to visit the dentist because of ill health, mobility issues, having to rely on lifts from other people and the worry of the visits themselves. But Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care would like to stress the importance of visiting the dentist at least once a year, preferably twice.
Don’t let bad breath be a passion killer. Visit Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich for minty fresh breath and healthier teeth and gums.
Before seeking out your Valentine this year, make sure your oral health is up to a loveable standard, says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, Suffolk. Bad breath has topped the list of reasons putting people off asking for second dates, research has shown.
A study by the Oral Health Foundation revealed 35% of people find bad breath to be the biggest turn off, followed by ‘bad chat’ with 11% of respondents. Being badly dressed was named by only 2% of respondents as their biggest turn off.
Bad breath can be a real passion killer, says our Ipswich dentist.
Make 2018 the year to put yourself – and your dental health – first, says Ipswich dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care
In a mid-air emergency, we are always told to fit our own oxygen mask first. This is to ensure we are able to help our loved ones in a calm, considerate and efficient manner – whilst being able to breathe ourselves!
It may sound selfish but it is absolutely essential – and not just in a crisis situation. If our own wellbeing isn’t being cared for, our ability to give our love to others is diminished.
One of the most debilitating issues we can face, says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, is when our mouths are painful and don’t work as well as they should. This not only affects our ability to eat and look after ourselves properly but also how we cope in community and social environments.
If you are struggling to eat, chew, smile and socialise because an uncomfortable, troublesome mouth is occupying your mind, now is a good time to put yourself first. It is the New Year after all, so when better to start thinking about you?
Tooth whitening at Ipswich dental practice Harbour Dental Care is now just £200 until 31.01.18
If you want your smile to dazzle this Christmas one of the easiest, most cost effective and long lasting ways is with tooth whitening. And with the festive special offer now available at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, there’s no better time!
Tooth whitening is now just £200 until 31.01.18 – that’s a saving of £58! Book now while stocks last.
Are you happy with your smile?
If we feel confident about our teeth, we are more likely to smile fully and unselfconsciously. There are lots of benefits smiling brings, so spread some joy this Christmas with a beaming, brighter, whiter smile.
If you have any niggles about your teeth that you’d like corrected before the festive party season gets into full swing, then speak to us. Our dentists and hygienists can offer a range of affordable treatments.
Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month in November
As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month in November, organiser the Oral Health Foundation and the Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care, are challenging people to check for any unusual changes inside their mouths.
They have issued the challenge due to the shocking rise in mouth cancer cases in recent years and the continued importance of diagnosing mouth cancer early for a person’s chances of beating the disease.
The Oral Health Foundation is concerned that many mouth cancer cases are not being spotted early enough to be treated effectively.
Ipswich dentist highlights new study that finds long term gum disease sufferers are 70% more likely to get dementia
Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour, from Harbour Dental Care, would like to highlight a new study that has found people with long term gum disease are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
The research, published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, looked at more than 25,000 people to examine whether patients aged 50 or older with severe gum disease – also called ‘chronic periodontitis’ – had an increased risk of developing the disease.
Although they did not determine any direct causal link between the two diseases they did discover that people who suffered from long standing gum disease, of ten years of more, were up to 70 per cent more likely to then develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums! New research is highlighted by Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care.
New research published in June has found that gum bacteria may delay conception in young women.
The dentists and hygienists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich High Street have known for many years that gum bacteria are connected to other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, bacterial lung infections, strokes, premature births and rheumatoid arthritis.
Now, the research* carried out at the University of Helsinki on 256 healthy women aged between 19 to 42, found that porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium associated with periodontal (gum) diseases, was significantly more frequently detected in the saliva among women who did not become pregnant during the one-year follow-up period than among those who did.
The levels of salivary and serum antibodies against this pathogen were also significantly higher in women who did not become pregnant.
Never ignore gum disease says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich
A new patient aged in her early 60s visited Malcolm Harbour at Harbour Dental Care in Ispwich this week troubled by sensitive teeth. An x-ray revealed she had cracked a tooth and a thorough dental examination found she had extensive gum disease. When we explained our findings the woman said ‘Isn’t gum disease just a sign of old age?’
Are you at risk of gum disease?
Some 80% of the UK population are estimated to suffer from a form of gum disease at some stage in their life. The most common cause is bad oral hygiene, however certain groups of people are more at risk, including:
Women and teenage girls
Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is always open to new patients, even teenagers! We offer NHS care for children until their 18th birthday (or 19th if they are in full time education).
Fluoride toothpaste and water fluoridisation has had a significant effect on reducing the levels of decay in the UK, explains principal dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich High Street. But research carried out every ten years in the Child Dental Health Survey showed that in 2013 there were obvious levels of decay in 31% of 5 year olds, 34% of 12 year olds and 46% of 15 year olds.
It is clear from these statistics that our teenagers need extra help and encouragement when it comes to looking after their teeth. But what can parents in Suffolk do when their children hit that notoriously difficult age?
Learning by example
Instilling good dental health habits in our children from an early age should certainly help make brushing their teeth twice a day seem like second nature. If they have always done this, the idea is that they will carry on, so start while they are still young!
For an irresistible smile visit Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. If you can’t get away with this look, let us transform yours.
Malcolm Harbour, the principal dentist at Harbour Debntal Care in Ipswich says if you have ever felt disappointed with your teeth, you will be delighted to hear that our modern cosmetic dentistry can provide solutions to transform any smile.
We offer smile transformations for all budgets from low cost, minimally invasive cosmetic bonding to brighten and straighten, to complete smile makeovers. Our cosmetic solutions include teeth whitening, dental implants, fast adult braces, crowns, veneers and invisible fillings.