Stress can be a killer. Most of you will have been in stressful situations at one point in your life. Facing it every day can grind you down. It’s well known that dentistry is considered one of the most stressful jobs, with high rates of depression and suicide; any job can be stressful enough to…

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Who doesn’t want perfect teeth? Nowadays there are so many ways to achieve the perfect smile. However, with the procedure Invisalign gaining more interest, could bog standard braces be on the way out? Defacto are going to weigh up the pros and cons of regular metal braces and Invisalign. Just incase you were looking into…

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Recent study shows that pregnant women are more likely to suffer from gingivitis. Pregnancy is likely to heighten the risk of moderate to severe oral health issues according to the new study, which was presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seoul, South Korea. It is estimated by some sources that…

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New study shows UK children are threatening their health with sports drinks consumption. Around 89% of school children admit to drinking sports drinks and evidence shows that it could be having a big effect on their lives. The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has highlighted that regular consumption of these drinks by children…

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The British Dental Association (BDA) has released a statement following the EU Referendum. In the early hours of this morning it was decided that Britain had voted to leave the European Union (EU), since then many have had their say, now included in that is the BDA. Although the entirety of Scotland voted against leaving…

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Your phone could be causing your neck to sag faster. Dermatologists have created the term ‘tech neck’ to describe the damage looking down at your phone is causing. The consistent hunching and looking down at our phones could be causing accelerated wrinkling and sagging around our necks. People aged between 16-30, commonly known as ‘millennials’,…

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The Conference of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) got off to a bad start for the General Dental Council (GDC), with the very first motion, which was passed overwhelmingly, calling for ‘the immediate resignation of the chair of the GDC’. Following this Director of Strategy at the General Dental Council, Matthew Hill, gave his presentation on…

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CEO of the Oral Health Foundation refutes dental mistake claims made by Citizens Advice. The national charity wrote a press release stating that “Patients are paying to fix damage caused to their teeth by dentists despite rules which say dentists should pick up the costs if they are at fault,” and now Nigel Carter OBE…

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There is hope that this new treatment will put a stop to Multiple Sclerosis. A small study has said that aggressive chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Roughly 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Multiple sclerosis is an incurable neurological disease and usually leaves people in need of…

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The public will now be able to implement water fluoridation. An online toolkit from Public Health England (PHE) will allow local authorities to have the choice to have fluoride in their water. The 79-page toolkit is available on the gov.uk website, it is under ‘Improving oral health: a community water fluoridation toolkit for local authorities’…

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Teenagers who sleep less because of exams get more stressed. A study has found that less sleep can lead to academic, behavioural and health issues. Its exam season and teens are getting more worried, however, this can result in constant stress related sleep problems. Disturbed sleep patterns and everyday anxiety caused by the prospect of…

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Providing age appropriate dental treatment is key to dental health. The 21st century has given a more expansive range to the age of dental patients and allowing them to get the care they require will be paramount to its success. According to the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT), whose annual conference on the Office…

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