A recent study in Norway seemed to suggest that fillings were in some  way infectious.

The study of 750 recently filled teeth showed that 30% adjacent teeth required a filling themselves in the following few years, suggesting some form of contagion.

However on closer examination of the evidence it became apparent that this was not evenly spread among the participating dentists but more common with certain operators.

It became apparent that these dentists were actually damaging the tooth next door whilst drilling leading to an increased susceptibility to decay in that tooth!

If you play Scrabble then this word might prove useful- this is known as IATROGENIC damage meaning operator damage.

If you or your friends or family are still seeing “Old Shaky” to have their teeth “looked after” then you should be thinking about changing to us at my practice.

You will end up needing less treatment keeping you healthier and better off.

Come and see us or refer your friends and family to me and my team at St Stephens Dental Practice.

We will give you the confidence to smile and will carefully look after your mouth with very our steady hands so will not cause  further problems or damage.