Tariq Drabu Welcomes New Studies Linking Hops to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

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Tariq Drabu said, “With the number of gum disease patients constantly on the rise, it is welcome news to hear of new research that can help prevent this disease and tooth decay.”

Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

Gum disease figures are on the rise and more people are suffering with gingivitis and periodontitis than ever before.

Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He achieved his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and is dedicated to teaching and mentoring postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston. Dr Drabu is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Denistry Today website on how hops could fight tooth decay. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu said, “A recent study carried out by the American Chemical Society has found that hop leaves can have a beneficial impact on gum disease and tooth decay. Hop leaves are brimming with antioxidants which have a positive effect on oral health.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “The polyphenols in hop leaves, which are not used in the beer making process, prevent bacteria from adhering to teeth and gums, thereby reducing infection. This is an innovative breakthrough which could have such an impact on men, women and children throughout the world. With so many breweries and micro-breweries throughout the country not using the leaves of hops, there is an abundance of product available.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Gum disease figures are on the rise and more people are suffering with gingivitis and periodontitis than ever before. One of the main reasons is that patients aren’t aware of the symptoms and therefore ignore the small signs that there may be a problem, until they are in pain. Many people throughout the UK only visit their dental professional when they experience sensitivity and pain, which means that gum disease is found late. Early detection can improve the treatment outcome considerably, which is why my team at Langley Dental Practice always ensure our patients are aware of the importance of attending regular check-ups. I have always been a strong believer in education and think through education, patients will learn the importance of visiting their dentist even when they’re not in pain.”

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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