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Wonky Teeth May Affect Heart and Lung Heath

Plaque build-up due to the difficulty of cleaning between teeth can lead to gum disease. Such oral health problems may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung infections, research shows.

Key takeaways:

– Overlapping and crooked teeth can become harder to clean thoroughly, perhaps more so as you get older.

– Teeth grinding can result in cracked teeth leading to oral health issues.

– A dentist may suggest removable aligners to straighten teeth, which allow for easier brushing and flossing.

Overlapping teeth are more difficult to clean, especially as dexterity and eyesight diminish with age, so plaque and bacteria can build up in hard-to-reach crevices of the mouth, potentially leading to gum disease.”

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Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)

Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.

He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.

In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.