It’s been a fun filled week at the Defacto Offices. We welcomed Leigh and Callum on board. Leigh will be commandeering our social media and blogging platforms and Callum is taking on a super secret marketing project! We’re also excited to launch a Dental Phobia Awareness Week, starting Monday. Next week we will be discussing…

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dental phobia awareness week

As it is Dental Phobia Awareness Week, we had a chat to dentist Mike Gow to find out a little bit more about what dental phobia is and what can be done about it! How big an issue is dental phobia? It is a bigger issue than most people realise, mainly because a lot of…

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kelly osborne dentophobia

Dentophobia, the fear of visiting dentists and receiving dental treatment is not uncommon. In fact, you probably know someone who isn’t hugely fond of visiting the dentist. Dentophobia can manifest itself in anyone. There are many celebrities who are just as scared of sitting in the dentist’s chair! Kelly Osbourne, TV presenter, fashion critic, designer…

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dental phobia in children

Dental phobia in Children can happen easily. Alongside promoting 2 minutes of thorough brushing twice daily, taking a child to the dentist regularly from a very young age is necessary to instil brilliant dental hygiene habits in them but for some children, going to the dentist can seem like a scary thing. A child’s fear…

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0% finance treatment

For people who suffer from dental anxiety, going to the dentist for a check-up or treatment can be a particularly daunting experience. In recent years, dentists have been introducing anxiety busting techniques for before, during and after dental treatments for their patients. From the moment that the patient steps through the door of the surgery,…

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restoring neglected teeth

Here at Defacto we always promote maintaining healthy teeth, however, we do understand that sometimes people can have neglected teeth. Whether it is from accidents, not maintaining oral hygiene or a lack of dental visits, it can happen. It goes without saying that these patients will need extensive and restorative care. Neglected teeth will need…

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Braces are one of the best ways of effectively straightening teeth. However, braces pain can be hard to deal with… It’s very common now for young adults to experience having braces, as they are available at no cost to under-18s through the NHS. However, it’s becoming more and more popular to But, the most common…

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the state of children's oral health

Children’s oral health within the UK has improved drastically since the 1970’s. This is due to greater awareness of oral hygiene and the consequences of a lack of good oral hygiene. However, children in the UK are still facing common dental issues such as tooth decay, infections and abscesses. These require costly treatments, putting pressure…

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Chris Shorrock driven to raise money for Dentaid

A dentist is gearing up to raise money for Dentaid by driving from Britain to Siberia in his grandma’s ageing Renault Clio. Chris Shorrock is revving up for the Mongol Rally, a 10,000 mile driving challenge that will take him from Goodwood racing track, near Chichester, to Ulan Ude in eastern Russia. Along the way…

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The Mobile Dentaid Unit Provides Care For Vulnerable People

Homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and Salisbury have been provided with dental care onboard the mobile Dentaid unit. The mobile Dentaid unit has visited Trinity House day centre in Winchester and the Trussell Trust in Salisbury to provide free dental treatment for people who find it difficult to access NHS care. Many had not…

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heart emergency measures

Heart emergency measures need to be better on planes according to doctors. Although the event of cardiac arrest on board flights is rare, airlines are being called upon to carry more medical equipment focused on this issue. About 1,000 people a year die from cardiac arrest in the air, according to data presented at a…

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defacto intership in glasgow

If you’re currently a student or you’re a recent graduate looking for some work experience, we might be able to help with our Internship in Glasgow! We’re looking for two young people to join us in and help us with social media, blogging and future projects. The position will be a part-time internship just outside…

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