Tooth loss is a growing problem worldwide, affecting about a third of the adult population. The problem is much worse than that in the Middle East however, with double that number – two-thirds of the adult population – suffering from missing teeth.
Dental implants are the preferred solution to this epidemic, offering as they do a natural, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to
Tooth loss is something that affects us all. Every one of us experiences it in childhood as those ‘baby teeth’ begin to fall out and make way for our ‘adult’ or permanent teeth. For some of us this is the end of the matter, but for many, tooth loss occurs again later in life – but this time without the option of having
As I like to remind you time and again, tooth decay affects people of all ages – almost 100% of adults worldwide and a staggering 76% of children in the UAE alone. But what happens when this decay leads to tooth loss? Is there a ‘right’ treatment depending on age?
While there can be barriers to implants for younger patients, age in
Dental implants have never been more popular. To put a number to that statement, each year over 800,000 individual implants are placed in the United States alone – a figure that is expected to grow 20% year-on-year.
When you consider that over a third of people between 65 and 74 years of age have no natural teeth – and hundreds of millions
Sugar is bad for your teeth. A basic statement, but how many times do we hear it and simply ignore it? Want a stat from the UAE? How about the fact that the average person consumes a whopping 42 grams of sugar every day?
Believe it or not, tooth decay is the most common non-communicable disease in the world – affecting 60-90%
The history of the dental implant stretches back much further than you may think – to approximately 600 A.D to be precise – when the Mayans used a range of materials, from stones and seashells to bones and animal teeth, in order to find ways to preserve their chewing capabilities.
While their materials and methods may have been somewhat primitive, some of these
Teaching our children about the importance of dental hygiene and oral health truly cannot start soon enough – but it is often easier said than done. I don’t know about you, but if I think back to when I was a child, I certainly didn’t enjoy brushing my teeth!
It doesn’t have to be a chore, however. Get the basics right
We all know the basics of oral health by now – brush, floss and get regular check-ups. But did you know that eating right can also help to fend off decay, plaque, and gum disease?
Changes in your mouth start from the moment you eat, so it’s vital you’re not regularly exposing your teeth to foods that kick start
But according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), many around the world are suffering from issues relating to dental health. Anywhere from 60-90% of children – and nearly 100% of adults – have dental
Maybe you are someone who has never considered dental implants as a viable option, believing the process to be long and painful, with several months of wearing dentures between dentist visits. And not long ago, you would