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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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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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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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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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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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Five Fantastic Foods For Healthy Gums

As well as our teeth, we need to look after our gums If we neglect our gums, they can become, sore, irritated and even infected (nasty, we know!). That’s why we need to care for our teeth as well as our gums. It’s actually pretty easy! One of the easiest ways to take care of…

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Are We Unconsciously Damaging Our Teeth?

Could we be unconsciously damaging our teeth? If we are brushing our teeth twice daily, visiting the dentist regularly, surely our teeth must be fine? We wish that was the case! We might have a really good dental hygiene routine, but there are plenty of things we do unconsciously every single day that are seriously…

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Halloween Treats That Won’t Harm Kid’s Teeth!

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s that time of year again where the supermarket shelves fill up with sweet treats and kids go crazy from all of the sugary sweets. While giving kids treats in moderation is fine, at Halloween, things can get a bit out of hand!   This year will be a different…

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Smiling – The Key To Looking Younger?

Smiling – something that we should do more often! On average, women smile a whopping 62 times every day compared to men who smile only 6 times a day! Are we really shocked at that though? C’mon men, crack us a smile! Eight in ten Brits say that they are confident enough to smile at…

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The Unusual Suspects: Surprising Things That Harm Your Teeth.

Are we subconsciously harming our teeth? When we think of the things that can harm our teeth, we automatically think of foods that stain our teeth or sugary foods. We think of not brushing our teeth and missing dental appointments. While all of those will certainly cause damage to your teeth, have you ever considered…