An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Detecting Oral Issues Early

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in News
An Ounce of Prevention: The Importance of Detecting Oral Issues Early

Caring for your teeth and gums should be a regular habit if you hope to avoid serious oral conditions. What are some disease which can be successfully treated if diagnosed at an early stage? Let us take a look at three relatively common situations.

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that affects breathing during the night and affect overall health.
  • Gum disease, a condition that causes inflammation in the mouth and throughout the body, leading to heart disease and other chronic medical problems.
  • Grinding of teeth (bruxism), a condition that can cause jaw pain, headaches and other painful problems.

There are many oral diseases that can affect both your mouth and body, some of which aren’t noticeable until it’s too late — including oral cancers.

Read more about these conditions as well as the options offered by a dentist:

If you have dental concerns, please make an appointment with us.
Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.