The food that we eat can hugely impact our dental health.   On the blog before, we’ve looked at Food that can help to whiten our teeth. We also briefly looked at the food we should pass up on to avoid tooth discolouration. Today, we’re looking at the food that is actually surprisingly good for our…

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Student, Moving Out, Study, University, College, Education, Dentist in

It’s that time of year again!   University and college students are away to revel in the fresher’s week celebrations and moan about their fresher’s flu for at least three weeks… So, you’ve moved out.     Your parents are worried sick and you’re excited at the prospect of complete freedom and new friends. You’ve…

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bad, brushing, habits, toothbrush

Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day is a sure-fire way to keep any dental problems at bay. But are you doing it right?   Sure, you might be brushing twice a day for the right amount of time, but doing it wrong could be just as bad as not brushing at all.…

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prosecco, alcohol, damage, drinking, decay

Prosecco –  one of the most on trend drinks of the moment. Prosecco is all over every twenty something’s Snapchat and Instagram stories. It’s the current pre-drink of choice and just the other week, people were queuing in their hundreds outside Aldi stores to snap up 6 bottles for only £20 – a total steal!…

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dental phobia awareness week

Dental Fear is more common than you think. We’ve looked at Dental Fear and Phobia here before on the Defacto Dentists blog but today, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most common reasons why people are scared of visiting the dentist.   We don’t understand the Jargon. Ever been to the…

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toothpaste, uses, versatile, cleaning

Toothpaste has many uses.   While it keeps our teeth clean and helps to freshen our breath, it also has many other uses, making it very handy to have around! Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at some surprising uses of toothpaste. Have you or would you try any of these?   It…

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supreme toothbrush designer dentistry

Designer Dentistry has a whole new meaning. When we think of designer dentistry, we think of the bright white and perfectly straight smiles. Smiles that are  customised and designed by patients and their dentists with extreme precision. Now, streetwear fashion brands are giving designer dentistry a whole new meaning. As an International Fashion Branding student,…

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dentist and patient in conversation

Today we’re looking at Discounted Dental Treatments. In recent weeks on the Defacto Dentists Blog, we’ve been looking at the do’s and don’ts of teeth whitening and buying dental products online. From charcoal whitening powders being pushed on Instagram by our favourite Instagram stars, to beauty salons offering illegal whitening.   But what about discounted…

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Welcome back to another month in review! While this month has been much of the same, we have had a few exciting things in the pipeline. Of course it has been summer holiday time, and with that, we have all been jetting off to different places for our holidays. We wish we could go back…

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Sensitive Teeth

Tooth loss in adults can be worrying and really knock your confidence. It’s a dental problem that adults never really think about but it does happen, probably more than you think. The most common reasons for tooth loss in adults are: bad oral hygiene routines, serious illness, chronic illness such as diabetes, gum disease, sudden…

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Tooth Loss Kids

Tooth loss in children is expected. When a child’s first tooth falls out, it can be a pretty scary moment for both you and them but it is an exciting experience! This week, for part of our National Tooth Fairy Day celebrations, we looked at how to introduce The Tooth Fairy to young children. If…

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introduce tooth fairy child

Yesterday was National Tooth Fairy Day and this week on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at all things tooth loss. It’s an exciting moment for your child when their first tooth starts to come loose. There’s the anticipation and constant updates of how wobbly it is, the panic when it feels like it’s about…

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National Tooth Fairy Day

The Tooth Fairy was undoubtedly a big part of our childhoods. We got excited about our very first wobbly tooth and waited impatiently for it to finally fall out, all so we could get a visit from the Tooth Fairy. We’d leave our tooth tucked safely under the pillow in exchange for a small sum…

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Going Back To Dentist

Going back to the dentist after a long period of avoiding appointments can be a daunting experience.   Everyone has their own reasons for not going to the dentist – some people have dental phobia and are scared of the dentist, some people don’t feel the need to visit the dentist unless they feel pain…

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Social Media Dental

With the rise of social media selling, everywhere is slowly becoming a retail platform.   It’s unusual to scroll down social media sites such as Instagram or Facebook without online influencers pushing products in our faces. While influencers may say that they are ‘really loving’ a product, there is a possibility that they haven’t even…

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Did you know that your Oral Health can really affect your health?   Our teeth and gums are brilliant indicators of our overall health.  Teeth and gums can show tell-tale signs of heart problems, digestive problems and poor brain function.   The human body really is amazing and our overall health truly does start with…

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Getting the perfect smile can be an expensive process. Whether it’s a cosmetic procedure you’ve been longing for or it’s clinic treatment that’s crucial to improve your oral health, the costs can really begin to mount up. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get the treatment that you need. Many dental practices offer 0% Finance…

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Investing in your smile is crucial, the more you take care of it, the less problems you’ll encounter. There is more to looking after teeth than just brushing, flossing and going for regular dental check-ups, here are a few things your dentist wishes you knew! Honesty is the best policy.  If you have been having…

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bad, brushing, habits, toothbrush

The saying goes ‘old habits die hard’ and it’s true. Even when it comes to oral care! Today, we’re taking a look at some of the worst dental habits that can be hard to break. Do any of these apply to you? Brushing too hard. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as…

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can dentists identify

When we think of going to the dentist, we automatically think of our teeth – check-ups, fillings, visiting the hygienist but did you know that your dentist is there to care for more than just your teeth? Your dentist is able to identify a number of health problems.   Can dentists identify eating disorders? People…

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