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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mouth cancer action month

In the last few days of Mouth Cancer Action Month, it’s important to remind people of why it needs awareness. Cancer Research UK has revealed that rates of mouth cancer have jumped by 68% in the UK over the last 20 years. It’s the 11th most common cancer in the UK and it has a…

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what does mouthwash do

You either never miss it or never use it. Mouthwash is marketed so often for whitening teeth and freshening breath, that’s all we think it’s good for. But, what does mouthwash actually do? There are really just two purposes of a mouthwash. One is to coat teeth in fluoride and the second is to kill…

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bupa takeover

The news of Bupa’s takeover of Oasis Dental Care broke last week. Previously ran by Bridgepoint, Oasis was bought over for the sum of £835 million. Yesterday the dental giant spoke out about the Bupa takeover. Oasis currently runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients.…

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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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bupa, oasis dental care takeover

Bupa has successfully bought over Oasis Dental Care in a £835 million takeover. Oasis Dental Care, previously owned by Bridgepoint, runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients. Justin Ash, Chief Executive of Oasis Dental Care, said: “As part of the Bupa family, we can really develop further…

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brain wifi

An implant, dubbed Brain Wifi, could be the key to helping paralysed people walk again. Brain Wifi is an implant in the brain that beams signals and instructions out of the brain in an attempt to restore movement in the body. The implant has already been successfully used in primates for the first time. Scientists…

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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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