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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…

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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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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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Dentists Can Spot The Signs of Domestic Abuse

Dentists are undergoing training so they can spot the signs of domestic abuse. Our dentists are trained to recognise a whole host of problems. From gum disease and decay, to illnesses such as oral cancers or even diabetes. But Dentists all around the world are being trained to recognise symptoms of abuse. Today on the…

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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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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…