Gingivitis, periodontitis and it's treatment...

Gingivitis, periodontitis and it’s treatment…

What is gingivitis? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums – you have it if you notice bleeding when you brush and clean in between teeth. How do I treat gingivitis? Most types of gingivitis are plaque-induced – plaque is a collection of bacteria, food particles and salivary components that builds up on teeth, and it…

Dentistry and medication

Dentistry and medication

Why you need to tell your dentist about all the medication you use? With the medical profession changing as it has, we are able to keep people alive for longer with this said more and more patients are now using medication daily. Lots of these medications will interact with some of the medications your dentist…

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Airflow and Guided Biofilm Therapy

Introducing Airflow and Guided Biofilm Therapy What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)? GBT is a systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm (dental plaque) management in professional prophylaxis using AIRFLOW, PERIOFLOW and PIEZON technologies. It is a minimally invasive technique to manage dental plaque, meaning less use of abrasive and sometimes sensitive instruments and equipment, that…

The end of amalgam fillings

The end of amalgam fillings Metal amalgam fillings containing mercury have in use in the developed world for over 125 yrs. For previous generations  it was the predominant material used to restore cavities in decayed teeth due to its strength, durability, easy of use and cost effectiveness.  However, more recently there has been a progressive…

Dental Hygiene Programme

Hygiene Programme  It is now widely accepted by dental hygienists and the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy that 45-minute dental hygiene sessions are more beneficial to patients. Longer sessions achieve better short and long term clinical results and help maintain a patient’s optimal dental health over a lifetime. Most progressive hygiene-centred practices now…

GDPR Letter

Dear Patient, You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. To help us comply with GDPR consent requirements kindly read the following update to Marshgate’s Data Protection Policy.

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Are you a bruxist?

Bruxism is a parafunctional activity caused by excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth against each other. It is an involuntary behaviour unrelated to the normal activity of eating or talking and most often occurs during sleep, although some people may also do it during the day.

What is tooth decay?

Decay – To rot or cause to rot as a result of bacterial, fungal, or chemical action; decompose Dental decay or dental caries is a major health problem in most industrialised countries, affecting 60-90% of school children and the vast majority of adults (at some part in their lives).