It has been a busy month at DefactoDentists.com! So here’s our month in review! We have been playing host to an intern from Germany. Her name is Sophie and she has written a blog on the differences between Scottish and German dentists, you can read it here! We’ve also got some big plans in the…

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electric-toothbrush-for-implant-cleaning

Manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush? Which one is favoured by the public? Which one do you use? These are the questions we asked ourselves regarding people’s habits with brushing their teeth. So we conducted a survey! We started off by asking people if they have ever bought an electric toothbrush and received the results that…

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dentists in scotland and germany

My name is Sophie and I’m from Germany. For my apprenticeship as an industrial clerk in Germany I’m staying in Glasgow for four weeks working for Defacto Dentists to improve my English skills. Here I’m learning more about dentistry in the UK and I’ve noticed some differences. In the following article I’ll compare the systems…

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autistic children at the dentist

Sometimes, taking a child to the dentist can be particularly challenging. The experience may be new to them – they may be scared of feeling pain or feel worried about not knowing what is happening. Often, children will grow out of this and after their 3rd of 4th visit, heading to the dentist will be…

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first visit to the dentist

Your child’s first visit to the dentist is a big milestone! It’s a new experience for both you and them and it can be quite nerve-wracking as it’s difficult to determine how they will react. Here are some of our top tips to ensure that your child’s first visit to the dentist runs as smoothly…

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dental problems in children

As a parent, it’s crucial that you encourage your kids into a brilliant dental hygiene routine. The earlier that you instil this into them, the more likely they are to maintain it throughout their childhood, teen years and into adulthood. Unfortunately, dental problems in children are the norm due to various factors. Here are a…

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caring for kids' teeth

We wanted to share some top tips for keeping your kids’ teeth healthy! The more you teach a child to take care of their teeth from a young age, the less likely they are to encounter problems with their teeth as they reach their teens and progress through adulthood. Take your child to the dentist…

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celebrities with braces

There have been more celebrities with braces than you might think. For kids, teenagers and even some adults, the prospect of having braces can be quite daunting. Maybe they feel self-conscious about smiling or eating, or they may even feel like the odd one out but it can be reassuring to know that just about…

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what to know about getting braces

If your child, teen or you are due to get braces, or aren’t quite sure about getting braces, don’t worry! While getting braces fitted can be quite a daunting process, it’s hard to ignore the amazing results that can come from them. Many kids and teens have braces, it’s not unusual and in some cases,…

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Invisalign: the barely there brace

Invisalign is a modern alternative to metal braces. Invisalign works like a normal brace but are much less noticeable and more comfortable to wear. These braces have been around since the early 2000s but hadn’t gained much popularity until recent years. Many celebrities including, Khloe Kardashian and Zac Efron, have been opting for Invisalign and…

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caring for braces

Looking after your teeth well while you have braces is crucial. After a dentist has fitted their patient’s braces, they will explain to the patients all of the steps that should be taken to ensure that the braces remain clean and in good working condition. Many dental surgeries will provide information leaflets on care and…

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dangers of at home whitening

Everyone wants to have a bright white smile and while most dentists offer teeth whitening at their practices, patients often do to try and get the same results from the comfort of their own home. From using at home whitening kits, to using harsh abrasive concoctions, it is certain that people will try just about…

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whitening teeth myth

Whitening teeth at your dentist is the most effective way of getting those highly sought after pearly whites. At home bleaching kits and home-made whitening mixtures can be really dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. If you’re thinking of going to your dentist for whitening treatments, here’s what you should know before you…

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teeth whitening foods

When talking about teeth whitening, everyone mentions the foods that you shouldn’t be eating. Wines, rich sauces, acidic fruits… you’ve probably heard them all. As bad as they are for causing stains to develop on the teeth, in moderation, they are completely fine. BUT, did you know that here are also foods out there that…

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5 reasons to whiten teeth

In recent years, inspired by celebrities and influencers, the general public has been choosing more and more to whiten teeth. Whether you’ve thought about going to the dentist for professional whitening treatment or considered trying the newest Instagram teeth whitening craze, it’s something we’ve definitely all considered. We had a look at the five main…

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looking after dental implants

Looking after dental implants is much like looking after natural teeth. Dental implants can give your smile a new lease of life. Whether it is only one tooth or a few, to prolong the life of dental implants, it’s crucial that patients follow a consistent and thorough dental hygiene routine. Normally, after the dentist has…

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celebrities with dental implants

Ex-girls aloud pop star, on and off X-Factor judge, business woman and new mum Cheryl Cole has the brightest and whitest smile. Okay, so maybe not as white as fellow talent judge Simon Cowell but it’s pretty close. Usually paired with a bright lip, Cheryl has one of the most stunning smiles in the entertainment…

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implants defacto blog

Many people wonder whether or not they are able to get dental implants. Some people write off the idea of dental implants because they don’t think they’re available for them. If any of the below information relates to you, chat to your dentist and explore your options. Dental implants can be used for both a…

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5 reasons people get dental implants

Some patients go to their dentist looking for a single implant for only one tooth whereas some patients go to their dentist to get multiple implants to restore several teeth. No matter how many implants a patient is looking for, the reasons for getting dental implants varies from patient to patient. We took a closer…

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