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Survey shows what patients look for when choosing a dentist

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Ensuring patients’ teeth and gums (90%) are healthy is the most important value when choosing a dentist, research shows. The Consumer Oral Health Survey 2019 from Simplyhealth Professionals asked patients what they look for when choosing a dental practice. Confidence the surgery is sterile and hygienic (90%) was joint first, with trust in my dentist (89%) just behind. ‘Our … Continued

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Gingival Recession: Causes & Treatment

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Gum or Gingivae are the pink tissue in the mouth that cover each tooth up to the neck and attach firmly to the jaw bone. Healthy and intact gum tissue protect the roots of the teeth. Gum Recession is a common dental problem, it’s a condition in which t…

Things you need to know before a Smile Makeover

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Smile Makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dental procedures. Procedures often combined for a smile makeover include: Teeth whitening: Removes stains and discolorations making teeth white, bright…

What you’ve missed this week

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Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Dental charges set to rise above inflation after 5% hike The government is proposing to increase dental charges by 5%, which will mean a routine check-up costs £22.70. Net government expenditure in England on dental services has dropped by £550 … Continued

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UK survey says 43% of respondents want whitening, veneers or straighter teeth

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The US used to be the home of aesthetic treatments, but it seems demand in the UK is set to outstrip the US, according to a survey by the doctor booking website, RealSelf.  A survey of more than 1,000 UK residents aged over 18 years of age showed that 76% of people in the UK wanted … Continued

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What are the differences between dental bonding and veneers?

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Improving teeth aesthetics with dental bonding  When wanting to change the shape, length, width, colour and overall appearance of your front teeth, your dentist will probably discuss two options with you: dental veneers and dental bonding. Both, when done well, can enhance the beauty of your smile.  Direct composite bonding, also known as dental bonding, Read more…

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What happens to my teeth after dental veneers, and will I ever get cavities?

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What are dental veneers? Most people have dental veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth and smiles. The cosmetic effect can be dramatic, with changes in shape, form, size and colour all contributing to a beautiful makeover. Dental veneers are thin, hollow shells of porcelain or composite (filling material) that are placed over your natural Read more…

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What does restorative dentistry involve?

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Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and management of the oral environment to rehabilitate health, function and aesthetics. Restorative dentistry encompasses all different avenues of dentistry – including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. A candidate for restorative dentistry will visit their general dental practitioner who will formulate a treatment plan to Read more…

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Predictable and successful non-vital bleaching

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Linda Greenwall explains what to look forward to at the BACD’s 15th annual conference For a high percentage of the UK population, keeping up appearances is important. This includes everything from the clothes they wear to the quality of their skin and brightness of their smile, so it is no wonder that tooth whitening procedures … Continued

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What you’ve missed this week

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Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… NHS dentists’ salaries continue to drop in England, Northern Ireland and Wales NHS dentists in England and Wales have seen their salary drop by 0.7% to £68,700, according to the latest NHS Digital results. Scotland was the only home … Continued

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