Lisps are a common form of speech impediment and can have a serious impact on a child’s self-confidence. A lisp results from the tongue not being able to connect properly to the roof of the mouth. This leads to an inability to pronounce certain sounds, most noticeably ‘s’ and ‘z’, which will sound as ‘th’ […]read more
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the jawbone to the skull. Situated on either side of the face, they allow the jaw to function properly. If you have a TMJ disorder you may experience pain, clicking within the jaw, and you could struggle to fully open your mouth. However, your dentist can help you understand the […]read more
Does your jaw seem to “pop” from time to time? This can be a painful experience and yet, a dentist will normally be able to provide solutions. Some symptoms include stiffness around the jaw, tenderness and difficulty opening or closing your mouth. This condition may be related to teeth grinding, a bite problem, frequently chewing […]read more
Did you know that according to a team at King’s College London and the Natural History Museum, “there were less people with Gum disease (5%) in the Roman, and certainly pre-brush era than modern day people (33%) suffering from the condition”? Considering they did not use a toothbrush and skulls showing heavy deposits of tartar […]read more
Your teeth are the stars of your smile. Learn more from these toothsome gems.read more
Well for a start we at Merton dental in Wimbledon do not call it a dental check-up but describe what we actually do and that is more appropriately termed a “Dental Health Check” or to be precise a 15-point dental health check. Now before you all start to scream that it is a play on […]read more
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