electric toothbrush, toothbrush, smile,gift guide, presents

Christmas is coming folks! With only a handful more sleeps to go, we hope you’re getting organised! Have you thought about giving the gift of a new electric toothbrush this year? Our electric toothbrush gift guide is here to help! Whether you’re looking to save or splurge, we have options to suit every budget this…

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It is often the case that people only give thought to their physical health.   Mental health and Oral health are often an after-thought, but here at Defacto Dentists, we want to challenge you to think differently about the way you take care of your overall health! Poor oral health has been linked with illnesses…

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christmas, coca-cola, coke, soft drinks, festive, dentist, fury, NHS

The holidays are coming the holidays are coming! If you didn’t sing along to that in your head, you probably haven’t seen the iconic advert yet. That, or you’re a massive scrooge! The Coca-cola advert has been on our screens for year as the festive period begins.  The ever famous Coca-cola truck is gearing up…

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smile direct club, orthodontics, mail order, smile, teeth straightening, results

What if you could get invisible braces delivered to your door, without ANY kind of visit to your dentist? Smile Direct Club is an American service that sends aligners to a patient’s door without them having to visit the dentist. You fill out a simple survey about the current state of your teeth and what…

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NHS, Dentistry, deprived, poverty, dental care, children's dentistry

Tooth Decay is the top reason why children in the UK are admitted to hospital. Completely preventable, kids are filling up hospital beds up and down the country because of their poor oral health. Sadly, this is more prevalent in less affluent areas. People from deprived areas are twice as likely to end up in…

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Christmas, Festive, Sugar, Calories, Dental Health, Decay, Tooth Decay

Christmas is coming! It’s not unusual for people to go to multiple shops while getting that good old Christmas food shop! It could be to save money, or maybe you can’t get all your ingredients in one place.But did you know that switching up your supermarket shop could save your teeth too?   Calorific Christmas.…

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tooth decay, decay, gum disease, white spots, plaque, dentist

Nowadays, it can seem like there is so much to look out for in term of our dental health. Swollen gums, increased sensitivity and shifting teeth to name just a few. We hate to add to the list, but there is something that many people have and don’t realise there is a problem! Ever noticed…

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dental anxiety, therapets, therapy dogs, dental phobia, phobia, dental practice

Dogs aren’t known as man’s best friend for no reason.   Dogs are ever so cute and cuddly, instinctive and incredibly intelligent. They also make the perfect chair side comparison! These four-legged friends make going to the dentist much more enjoyable, particularly for phobic patients.   Paws for Stress. In recent years, dogs have beentaken…

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vegan, toothpaste, vegan friendly, veganism, dentistry

Is vegan toothpaste the way forward? Being vegan is more than just not eating animal products, it’s about omitting animal products for all aspects of your life. From your hair and beauty products to your clothing, accessories and household products.   Veganism is much More than just food. Vegans have to give a lot of…

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wedding, wedding day, teeth whitening, wedding photos, smile

Weddings can be super stressful to organise. The dress, the cake, flowers, the venue, the dreaded seating plans, the first-dance song, a photographer –  the list is endless. What always seems to come last on the list though is your teeth. Looking your best on your big day At first, that might seem like a…

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mouthwash, uses, multi-use,mouthwashes, oral health, oral rinse

Mouthwash is brilliant for freshening up our mouths! But did you know it also has some other surprising uses? Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at some other ways how you can put this minty solution to good use! It is a great way to treat dandruff. Mouthwash helps to keep dandruff at…

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e-cigs, e-cigarettes, smoking, smokers, nicotine

E-cigarettes have soared in popularity over the past few years. More and more people are attempting to quit smoking and are opting for e-cigarettes or are ‘vaping’ instead. These e-cigs have been hailed as a safer alternative, and in some respects that is true. We all know that cigarettes are harmful on the teeth, but…

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dental practice, practice management, relaxing, calm, phobic patients, dental phobia

How can a well decorated practice make a difference to phobic patients? Phobic dental patients don’t struggle to go to the dentist solely because of their fear of treatment, but also because they fear being in the dental practice environment. Ensuring that all patients feel relaxed (not just the phobic ones) in the practice is…

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lipstick, teeth, whitening, mac cosmetics, dentistry, white teeth

Changing your Lipstick can completely transform a look. They can even make your teeth look a lot whiter. No matter what colour is your favourite, red, pink, purple or nude, today on the Defacto Dentists’ blog, we’re going to tell you the shades that will compliment your smile and make your teeth appear whiter and…

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pets, dogs, cats, teeth, vet, vets, animals

Your pet’s dental health is important as their general health. Poor dental health in pets can lead to bad breath; swollen, bleeding gums; loose teeth; difficulty eating; to name just a few problems.  You can easily avoid these problems by regularly visiting your vet for professional exams and cleanings and by caring for your pet’s…

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cold, winter, teeth, sensitive, sensitivity, freezing

It’s getting colder! It’s time to look out the winter coats, our hats, scarves and gloves and it is also time to start taking care of your teeth. The cold weather can cause our teeth problems if we don’t take care extra care of them in the winter months.   What should you watch out…

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Sorry for the delay in this monthly review, however, the spookiest month of the year has been very busy for us and our featured listings! This month, the DefactoDentists team have officially moved office and we are looking forward to the new opportunities we’ll get moving closer to our city centre. We also have some…

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Each year S4S Dental Lab throw a spectacular Winter Ball and this year will be no exception! This year’s charity ball is their 3rd annual event and it will be held at The Mecure, St Pauls Hotel & Spa, in Sheffield. If for some reason you haven’t heard of S4S they are a multi award-winning…

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