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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… 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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More young Brits opting for cosmetic procedures over dental check-ups

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More people under 34 are opting to visit the dentist for cosmetic procedures rather than a check up, new figures show. Almost half of people aged 18-34 have had teeth whitening treatment, with over a third admitting they whiten their teeth at least once a week. However, a third say they haven’t been to visit the dentist … Continued

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Botox, injectables and dentistry

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From aesthetically pleasing dental veneers to facial injectables, the realm of facial beauty enhancement is an exciting and rapidly expanding one. Within this, botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox©) and dermal fillers have emerged as key techniques to improve or restore the natural dimensions and appearance of the face and lips in a simple, achievable Read more…

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Will my composite bonding look natural and how long will it last?

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What is Composite Bonding? Composite bonding involves the use of tooth-coloured synthetic resin, which bonds to your tooth.  Composite resin dental material is shaped to the desired form and hardened with a special light. Composite can be used to fill chipped teeth or cavities caused by decay, to mask stained teeth, to change the shape Read more…

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