Bad Oral Health Can Affect the Body

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 in News
Bad Oral Health Can Affect the Body

The oral cavity is packed with bacteria which are necessary but not all bacteria are good for us. Over time, bacteria builds up and can cause infections. Regular check-ups and cleaning at the dentist are necessary to keep bacteria under control and spot possible problems with the teeth and gums.

Without good oral health there is the likelihood of gum disease setting in and this can lead to serious conditions like:

– Mouth ulcers

– Thrush

– Red band gingivitis

Problems with teeth and gums may also be “warning you of a health condition” that needs attention as soon as possible. More information about the link between oral health and general health can be found at https://healthyone.org/the-connection-between-oral-health-and-optimal-health/.

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.