Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of our health, say Gourock dentists
“Healthy mouth, healthy body” is an old saying that has never been more important, explains Gourock dentist Morven.
A large proportion of the people who contacted Dentistry On The Clyde during lockdown with dental emergencies had not visited a dentist for more than a year. We always stress the importance of regular dental health examinations, so that any issues can be spotted early – before they become painful and more difficult to treat.
Dental health and fighting Covid-19
New research published in the British Dental Journal recently by Dr V. Samsoon linked poor oral health and coronavirus. It explained that our mouths include a healthy amount of bacteria, called microbiome, that can normally be exchanged between our mouth and our lungs.
When we have poor oral health, pathogenic bacteria (bad bacteria that cause disease) start to accumulate in our mouths and destroy that healthy balance. These bacteria can also be breathed into our lungs.
One way these bacteria make us more vulnerable is by increasing our susceptibility to viral infections. Furthermore, when we are not healthy or we are infected by a viral infection they start to proliferate and create what is called a bacteria superinfection. This further compromises our already burdened immune system and in that way creates severe complications like pneumonia or acute respiratory syndrome.
Not seen a dentist for more than 12 months?
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Dentistry On The Clyde is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures.
If you are searching for reassuringly safe dental care, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental practice in Gourock.
Dentistry On The Clyde – 24 Kempock St, Gourock PA19 1NA
Is fear making you neglect your teeth?
Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist.
Women were found to be more afraid, with over a quarter (27%) declaring that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain, compared to 22% of men.
Poor dental health risks
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Dentistry On The Clyde is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest.
Looking after anxious patients
Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia. At Dentistry On The Clyde we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Nial, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.
We encourage dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Gourock dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients:
After going to a smile consultation with Lauren to see what options would best suit me to straighten my teeth, I decided on lingual braces with Nial and Chloe. The treatment was carried out very fast and the care from the staff was excellent. I would recommend anyone interested in braces to go to dentistry on the Clyde and get a smile consultation to see what option would work best for them. The staff are amazing and out you at ease throughout the appointments. The procedure for me was 100%
Shannon 5* Google Review
The door to our dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dentistry on the Clyde – 24 Kempock St, Gourock PA19 1NA