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What is Dental Anxiety?

Do you feel fearful at the thought of going to the dentist? Do you get scared even thinking about entering the waiting room? Then it’s likely that you’re suffering from dental anxiety. Most people don’t relish the idea of going for their check up. However, for some it can be a terrifying thought. Around 50%…

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Top 5 Teeth Whitening Products

Which products do dental professionals recommend? We asked dentists, therapists and hygienists for their recommendations on teeth whitening products. The reason was to find out which products they would recommend for teeth whitening. You will be really surprised by the results! Products such as Enlighten, Philips Zoom and Boutique Whitening were widely used in the…

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Does Covid affect oral health?

Questions have been asked about the effect that Coronavirus has on oral health. Most of the scientific findings point to there being little or no evidence between the virus and poor oral health. However, one of the main symptoms of Covid-19 is the loss of taste and smell. Sensory problems have been reported in those…

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Constantly Tired? It Could Be Gum Disease.

We all have those days where we feel like we could fall asleep on the spot. But some people suffer from constantly feeling tired, otherwise known as chronic fatigue. While chronic fatigue is a symptom of many illnesses and disabilities, chronic fatigue is also a symptom of gum disease. What is Gum Disease? Well, gum disease…

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What is the best electric toothbrush?

Your are going to spend some hard earned money on a good quality toothbrush and you want to make sure that you are buying the right one for you. So which one do you buy? Electric toothbrushes now have a variety of woweee technology built in to them. Sometimes it is better to simply brush…

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How to use a rubber Tepe brush.

Some people find floss difficult to use. Others find interdental brushes difficult as well. In this video, Flora Couper demonstrates how to use a slightly different type of interdental brush, the rubber interdental brush. Managing plaque and bacteria is a critical part of your daily oral hygiene routine. It helps to remove bacteria and plaque…

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How to use an interdental brush.

This video shows you how to use an interdental brush. Some great tips on how to use the brush to reach those awkward areas where you may find hard to reach. Plaque build up is common but can easily be prevented. Plaque can cause some serious problems if allowed to continue. How does plaque form?…

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How to identify plaque on your teeth.

Plaque can cause significant damage to your teeth and gums so it is really important that we know and understand how to get rid of plaque. This video by leading Hygienist Flora Couper, explains what plaque is and how to identify it on your teeth. She demonstrates a super product called Plaque Glo which is…

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How to floss like a boss.

Flossing your teeth is a mystery to most people. In this video, Flora Couper (a fully qualified hygienist) demonstrates the most effective and simple way to floss. Why do we floss? Simple really. We floss to prevent a build up of bacteria between our teeth. These are the spaces that even the best toothbrush won’t…

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What is Dental Sedation? (Part 1)

Part 1 of 3 videos on Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation.

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What is Dental Sedation (Part 2)

Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation. This is part 2 of 3 videos so that patients can feel relaxed about their dental procedures under sedation. Dr Kaila Girvan discusses Dental Sedation as part of a dental procedure. If you are considering a dental treatment, then it may…

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Dental Sedation Myth Busting (Part 3)

Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation. This is part 3 of 3 videos so that patients can feel relaxed about their dental procedures under sedation. Dental sedation is an option for patients undergoing dental treatments. It is not suitable for everyone and not appropriate for every treatment,…