the rise of orthodontics

Its undeniable that teeth are one of the first things we notice about people. Whether it’s vanity or popularity, there’s also no denying the rising trend of orthodontics. The dream of having straighter, whiter and healthier teeth is more accessible than ever before. The public have a greater awareness of how orthodontics can positively impact…

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winter tooth pain

Are your teeth feeling the chill? We wouldn’t be surprised if they were. With temperatures plummeting we’re expecting some people to be experiencing some winter tooth pain. At Defacto we’re asking ourselves, does the winter affect your teeth? Long story short, yes it does. If you already have sensitive teeth there’s a chance you may…

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what causes dry mouth

We’ve all experienced dry mouth at some point in our lives, but what causes it? We don’t mean dry mouth in the sense that you’ve woken up with a hangover or an illness. What we mean is chronic dry mouth. Frequent dry mouth can be a sign of underlying health issues and we want you…

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children with dental anxiety, self help guide

A self-help guide has been launched to help children with dental anxiety deal with the issue themselves. The guide was launched with the hopes to help children with dental anxiety combat their fears. In turn reducing the number of children with phobias of the dentist. Academics at The University of Sheffield led the production of…

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anxiety in children at an all time high

The number of calls made regarding anxiety in children is at an all time high according to recent figures. Figures from the NSPCC’s Childline service suggest calls from anxious children have risen rapidly. Childline deals with calls from distressed children. However, they answered 11,706 calls dealing with anxiety in children in 2015-16. When compared to…

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