As always, September has been a busy month for the Defacto Team! We have been scurrying around behind the scenes to make DefactoDentists.com even better! Keep an eye on the website and you will notice some subtle changes that will make the website more functional, easier to use and a little prettier! Our sister company…

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flu jab, flu vaccination, winter, health, flu, illness, smiling

Smiling is good for the soul. Just last week on Defacto Dentists, we looked at the reasons why we should smile more. Not only is it a great natural mood booster, make us more attractive and make us appear more trustworthy and welcoming, but it turns out that it is really good for our immune…

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If we are brushing our teeth twice daily, visiting the dentist regularly, surely our teeth must be fine? We wish that was the case! We might have a really good dental hygiene routine, but there are plenty of things we do subconsciously every single day that are seriously damaging our teeth – let’s take a…

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apple cider vinegar, teeth whitening, white teeth, smile

Apple Cider Vinegar has grown in popularity over the last few years. Apple Cider Vinegar – eating it, drinking it, using it on our skin, rinsing our hair with it – you name it, someone is bound to have tried it. Once only available from niche stores, it’s now well stocked in our everyday supermarkets.…

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tooth decay vaccine

Scientists are developing a tooth decay vaccine to boost your oral health. Of course, here at Defacto we are advocates for practicing good oral health and attending regular dental visits. However, if you could give your dental health a head start with a tooth decay vaccine, would you? Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIOV) of…

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https://www.defactodentists.com/blog/morning-sickness-teeth/

Dentistry has come a long way.   The dental industry is constantly advancing and introducing new technologies and treatments that ensure our trips to the dentist are a lot more pleasant than before. It’s likely that your grandparents have told you horror stories of what dentistry used to be like ‘back in the day’. No…

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happy dentist

Picking the right dental practice for you is vital. Picking a dental practice that suits your needs will ensure that you get the best possible care. But everyone always wonders what factors they should look at before choosing. Today, we’re going to look at the 5 main factors you should consider when choosing a practice.…

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Children in the UK have access to free dental care on the NHS. Ensuring that children attend dental appointments from a young age is crucial to ensure that they develop good dental habits from a young age. If a child pays good attention to their teeth and gums when they are young, they can prevent…

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morning sickness, sickness, pregnancy, sick, mum, baby

Morning sickness is one of the major downsides of pregnancy. While some women suffer only from the nauseous and queasy feeling, some women suffer from intense morning sickness and are sick multiple times a day. Being sick can really damage our teeth, and this is something that people rarely discuss. Sick is extremely acidic and…

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taking control of your dental health

Are you in control of your dental health? Do you feel like you have bad teeth? Have they always had cavities? Every time you go to the dentist, they find something different. A new hole. A problem with your gums. Maybe a broken tooth? Your teeth are weak. Or maybe it was bad genes? If…

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Missing dental appointments is something you shouldn’t make a habit of. One missed appointment can easily become many year’s worth of missed appointments. The problem is, too many of us don’t make visiting the dentist a priority. Unfortunately, by doing this, we open the doors to more dental problems further down the line!   No…

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Sleep is crucial for the day to day functioning of our bodies. Too much caffeine from coffee or energy drinks, feeling too full after a big meal, or worrying too much can cause us to have a terrible night’s sleep. But did you know that your teeth may be the reason that you can’t fall…

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philip friel scottish dental care group

The Scottish Dental Care Group have recently opened a new clinic in Cardonald! This is the fourth clinic opened by the dental group, all four of the clinics are lead by clinical director Philip Friel, owner of Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry. The first Scottish Dental Care Group clinic was their Oban clinic, which enjoyed so…

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sweet, food, decay, belfast

Sweet treats are hard to resist. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, sweets or ice cream, we’re all guilty of occasionally over indulging on our favourite treats. In a recent survey, it was discovered that out of all of the major cities in the UK that Belfast have the sweetest tooth, with over 80% of all residents…

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NHS, government, BBC, dentistry, patients, dental treatment,

Patients are going without vital dental appointments.   This morning it was announced that almost 50% of dental practices in the UK are not accepting new adult patients while 40% are not accepting new child patients! Shocking Statistics BBC news have recently conducted a survey which showed that out of 7000 dental practice in England,…

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