imperfect teeth brits biggest turn off

Imperfect teeth have turned out to be one of British peoples biggest turn off in the world of dating. A survey from Iwhite Instant has discovered this. A third of Brits base their first impression on physical appearance alone. However, imperfect teeth were one of the biggest issues. The top five biggest turns off in the survey…

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40% of children not seeing a dentist

Over 40% of children didn’t attend the dentist last year. NHS statistics show that 4 in 10 children haven’t been for regular check ups. The British Dental Association calls the figure ‘embarrassing’. Tooth decay remains the most common reason young children go to hospital. The BDA say regular dental check-ups are the key to preventing…

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plaque can contain bacteria

You may be familiar with adverts in TV showing plaque being buffed away. But what do we actually know about it? What many dentists know is that plaque is a biofilm, a combination of bacteria (500+ types), fungi, and protozoa. This mixes with nutrients from foods and drinks in the mouth to create a self-sustaining…

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how to keep bad breath at bay

We’ve all had bad breath at some point in our life. Whether it’s in the morning or after a meal heavy on garlic. However, for some it’s a daily struggle. It is caused by the accumulation and breakdown of bacteria in the mouth. That’s why frequent bad breath–also known as halitosis–is also a sign of…

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10 healthiest foods right now

Are you looking to upgrade your diet? It’s a good thing we have a list of the 10 healthiest foods you can have right now! We hear a lot about superfoods of the moment. Like quinoa and kale. Those are good too but they won’t feature on this list. However, we do have the 10…

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improve your child's first dental visit

How can you improve your child’s first dental visit? We don’t know a lot of people who like going to the dentist. However, for us it’s routine, for children it could be intimidating. A strange place with loud noises and strangers doesn’t even sound comfortable for us. Although, there are ways you can improve your…

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keeping your toothbrush clean

Keeping your toothbrush clean can seem like a simple task… You may think that storing it in your cupboard is the best place for it. However, you may also think there’s no harm in sharing it with your partner. There’s a lot that goes into keeping your toothbrush clean. We’re going to give you some…

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strangest dental requests

As a dentist we can imagine you get some interesting requests in your dental chair. But, what are the strangest dental requests you’ve heard? In a profession that deals with a lot of people, we know professionals are bound to hear some interesting things. We know of people who go to plastic surgeons and ask…

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period pain

It has been shown that most women suffer period pain so great it affects their work life. A recent survey has shown that women in the UK have experience period pain strong enough to limit their productivity. A YouGov survey of 1,000 women for BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett programme found 52% had experienced this.…

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face down restraints still in use

Face down restraint is still in use in mental health wards in England despite the feeling it should be stopped. Both the government and the NHS have spoken on this issue. They feel face down restraint should be put to a stop. Its use, which can restrict a patient’s breathing, dropped only slightly over the…

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Our featured practices are always working had. Here’s what they’ve been up to this past week. Deveron Dental Centre The Briars Dental Centre United Dental Care Glasgow Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry  20/20 Dental Practice The Berkeley Clinic City Quay Dental Clinic

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making your life happier

Life can be hard for everyone. Even for multi-millionaires! Although we imagine they’re doing fine if we’re honest. However, there are small things you can do to make your life happier. Not so long ago we wrote an article called ‘Dealing With Stress in the Workplace’. It talked about how to improve your working life.…

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Over 40

Are you over 40 and feeling like your attention span is waning? Your work could be to blame… The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research underwent research. They found that, working up to 30 hours a week is good for cognitive function in people over 40. However, any more than that causes performance…

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wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are inevitable for us all. However, keeping them might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Having your wisdom teeth coming in can be painful and can undo whatever cosmetic work you may have already had done. But, there is also the possibility of other unforeseen issues with cutting these teeth… Impacted…

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seven-day nhs

A seven-day NHS has been deemed impossible with current funding and staffing levels. The Chief Executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, told Andrew Marr that a seven-day NHS wouldn’t be possible and that there should be a debate based around which services to sacrifice. Hopson believes that people are ignoring the current funding gap and…

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Our featured practices have been busy as ever this week! Have a look to find out what the best dentists in the UK have been doing! Town Hall Dental To apply for the position click here (X) Deveron Dental Centre The Briars United Dental Care Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

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teeth whitening foods

It seems like there’s so much food and drink that does damage to your teeth these days. Although, what if there are teeth whitening foods… It’s not really a ‘what if’, there are loads of healthy teeth whitening foods. They may not bleach them but a lot of these foods work to wash away discolouration…

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the rabbit test

Have you heard of The Rabbit Test? We live in an age where determining if a woman is pregnant is incredibly simple. Go back a few decades, though, and the latest and greatest technology for determining whether a woman was with child involved a syringe full of urine and a little thing called The Rabbit…

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dental check-ups

According to a recent statement made by a top UK dentist, dental check-ups every six months aren’t required. Patients have to challenge dentists who insist they return for dental check-ups every six months, the country’s most senior dentist has urged – amid warnings that dental treatment is becoming a “rich man’s hobby”.The dentist in question…

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surgery ban in york

You may recall a while ago we wrote an article on obese patients facing a surgery ban in England. It seems this restriction is under review in York. Our original article highlighted the reasons for the surgery ban and why British Surgeons were concerned over the restrictions being placed on overweight patients. However, the money…

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Defacto Dentists want to thank you!

The team at Defacto Dentists wants to thank everyone who has come on board in August! August has been a huge month for Defacto Dentists. Currently, we are celebrating the highest footfall on our website that we’ve ever had which has resulted in over 5’000 appointments booked. We are proud to be recognised as one…

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