Pre-term Low Birth Rate

Damaging affects gum disease can have on pregnancies

Gum disease increases the risk of delivering a low birth weight baby.

If left untreated, gum disease increases the risk of delivering a pre-term low birth weight baby. Many pregnant women are unaware of the damaging effect that gum disease can have on their pregnancy.

Due to hormonal changes in pregnancy, gums become more sensitive to harmful bacteria that are the cause of gum disease. Scientific studies have proven that if left untreated, pregnant women with gum disease are three times more likely than those with healthy gums to go into labour before 35 weeks, delivering low birth weight babies.

Gum disease can easily be avoided with a good oral care routine so make sure you visit us regularly during your pregnancy.

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Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 24/03/2020

On advice from the Government the practice is now closed for all routine work. 

Patients requiring urgent dental care can access this by phoning the practice between 9-11.00am each week day morning, after which one of our dentists will contact you directly to discuss what arrangements can be made to alleviate your problem. Please note that this service is for patients experiencing significant dental pain or trauma /symptom free broken fillings will not normally be deemed as requiring urgent dental care. We are happy to help non registered patients on a private fee basis. 

Outside these hours and at weekends or bank holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you to our out of hours service. 

For patients with routine dental care we will be contacting you to rearrange your appointments on a rolling basis. Due to the unpredictable nature of what we are facing please accept our apologies if your appointment has to be pushed forward repeatedly. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and will endeavour to be look after you to the best of our ability. 

Many thanks and keep safe 

Ben Pearson and the Team