Understanding gum disease. What to look for and how to treat it.
You would not live with a chronic eye or ear infection, would you?
Yet 45% of the population over 65 years live with a chronic infection known as gum disease, or periodontitis.
Most people don’t realise they have this disease – but it is a serious, and very treatable, infection.
Have you ever considered how vitamins and minerals affect your teeth? We’re all aware of how bad sugar is for teeth, and we know to avoid acidic food and drinks, but what can we eat to make our teeth stronger?
Being able to suck from the moment they’re born is an essential survival skill to help babies feed. This is why babies have evolved a sucking reflex which can even be seen while a baby is still in utero.