Monthly Archives: April 2015


Oral Health for Diabetics

April 25th 2015


For people living with diabetes, high blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body- including your teeth and gums. Added to this, gum problems can be more common than for other people and the consequences can be potentially worse. The good news is that prevention is in your hands and it does not have to be complicated, significantly different to that followed by a non-diabetes sufferer or expensive.

By |April 25th, 2015|Categories: TCI Weekly News|Comments Off on Oral Health for Diabetics

What is Gingivitis?

April 11th 2015

shutterstock_20780851You may have heard this word used by your dentist or in relation to oral health, but what actually is gingivitis?

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva) and is the most common and mild form of oral disease. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, approximately 15% of adults 21- 50 years old, and 30% of adults over 50 have gum disease. It is characterized by inflammation and bleeding of the gums.

If teeth are not regularly and adequately brushed, plaque is left to build-up on the teeth. This is the soft, sticky, white film that forms on the teeth when starches and sugars react with the bacteria that is naturally present in the mouth. Plaque buildup occurs between the teeth and gums, around faulty fillings, and near poorly cleaned partial dentures, bridges, and braces. If not removed within 72 hours, plaque will harden into calculus or tartar that cannot be removed by brushing or floss.

By |April 11th, 2015|Categories: TCI Weekly News|Comments Off on What is Gingivitis?
Load More Posts