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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,…

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Lost trust in dentists?

Building trust is a big part of the journey for many people overcoming dental anxiety. Often bad previous experiences make this particularly challenging. Trust isn’t something that should be assumed by a dental team or should it be expected to happen automatically. It has to be earned and it can take time. That is OK.…

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Regret length of time not visiting a dentist?

People often regret the length of time they have waited before visiting a dentist because of their anxiety. In this short clip, Dr Mike Gow explains how while we cannot change the past, we can make changes today that will positively impact our future! There is really no reason to be embarrassed about visiting your…

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Embarrassed about your teeth?

Embarrassment is a common concern for people with dental anxiety, fear or phobia, many of whom haven’t seen a dentist for many years. In this short clip Dr Mike Gow explains that dentists who understand dental anxiety will not judge or lecture you. They will listen to what your goals are, reassure you about your…

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Veneers, Whitening or Aligners – Achieving Your Perfect Smile

40% of Brits are unhappy with their smile So many of us are unhappy with our appearance. We will change our hairstyle, have a wardrobe overhaul, try crash diets and crazy diet pills to try and make a change. When it comes to our smiles, two fifths of us aren’t happy. Why are we opting…