dr christian coachman, DSD, Digital Smile Design, align technology, invisalign, conference

The Ultimate Coaching Session with Dr Christian Coachman The Digital Smile Design (DSD) World Tour has taken 7 years of travelling to 181 cities and has been seen by 58,000 participants. Now, Dr Christian Coachman is returning to London to demonstrate digital and emotional updates in dentistry and their practical and realistic implementations. On Friday…

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tooth erosion, enamel erosion, tooth decay, decay, herbal tea, salt and vinegar crisps

It would seem like we learn of something else that isn’t good for our teeth just about every day. First it was sugar, then it was using the wrong toothbrush, and now? It’s drinking tea and eating salt and vinegar crisps. Yep, you heard it. Herbal teas and crisps. There’s a good chance you do…

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nhs dentistry cuts, nhs cuts, government cuts, nhs, health care, smile, chidlren's oral health

Inequalities in dental care are set to soar! In the UK, dental care is available on the NHS, to make good dental health available to everyone. But, with more dentists going private, inequality in dental care is becoming ever more obvious. But this is before many proposed governments cuts have been implemented. Changes to NHS…

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The global medical device company which broke new ground with the Invisalign® system – the most advanced clear aligner system in the world – is hailing unprecedented interest in its latest aesthetic teeth straightening product designed specifically for General Dentists. Since the launch of The Invisalign Go system by Align Technology, there have been a…

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dentaltownuk quiz March

Thank you for taking part in the DentaltownUK Quiz! The answers are listed down below. 1. Tim Burton 2. Simple Minds 3. Ankara 4. Body Mass Index 5. Sicily 6. Edinburgh 7. birds 8. Basil 9. Robin Thicke 10. What color is a polar bear’s skin? (black) Let us know how you got on or…

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cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic, dental health, aligners, teeth whitening, veneers

40% of Brits are unhappy with their smile. So many of us are unhappy with our appearance. We will change our hairstyle, have a wardrobe overhaul, try crash diets and crazy diet pills to try and make a change. When it comes to our smiles, two fifths of us aren’t happy. Why are we opting…

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dental filling, fillings, dental care, oral health

Getting fillings is a pretty common procedure, but what should you do after treatment? Most adults have at least one filling. Although they are not the worst possible thing you could have done at the dentist, they’re not a lot of fun. If you don’t care for them, you might land yourself back in the…

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domestic abuse, can spot domestic abuse, dentistry, dental health, oral health

Dentists are undergoing training so they can spot the signs of domestic abuse. Our dentists are trained to recognise a whole host of problems. From gum disease and decay, to illnesses such as oral cancers or even diabetes. But Dentists all around the world are being trained to recognise symptoms of abuse. Today on the…

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acidic saliva in babies, tooth decay, babies, children, dentistry

Can a baby’s saliva really determine if decay is likely? Schools are banning all drinks except for milk and unflavoured water in an effort to quell sky high rates of tooth decay amongst young British children. But the ban is proving too late for many children, with many school head teachers noticing that far too many…

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70 miles to see a dentist, NHS cuts to dentistry, NHS dentistry, dental health

Recent reports have shown that patients are having to travel over 70 miles to see a dentist. It’s no secret that people are struggling to find a dentist these days, particularly NHS dentists. Cuts to NHS dentistry are making it impossible for the people of Britain to be seen by dentists. More and more dental…

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type 2 diabetes, diabetic, insulin, tooth decay, gum disease, dentistry

A new study has highlighted the importance of oral hygiene for those who have type 2 diabetes. This is after discovering that people with Type 2 Diabetes  may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, and it accounts for 90–95 percent of all cases.…

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NHS dental cuts, NHS cuts, scale and polish, NHS, dentistry

Think you need a dental check up every 6 months? Think again. Everything you think you knew about your dental hygiene routine is about to change according to the NHS. Routine dentist check-ups every six months are about to be scrapped under an overhaul of NHS services in Scotland. NHS budget cuts mean dentistry is…

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international day of the dentist, dentists, dentist appreciation, dentistry, oral health

Today is  International Day of The Dentist! International day of the dentist is a celebration of dentists all around the world! Dentistry is one of the oldest branches of medicine in the world. To this day, dentists are one of the most important people in the medical profession. It’s an industry full of constant advancements…

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dentist, special needs, disability, disabled patients, special needs patients, dentists

Children and adults with special needs require frequent dental check-ups and occasional treatment, just like everyone else. We know that visiting the dentist isn’t a lot of fun. But it can be particularly distressing for patients who have special needs. Similarly, to anxious and phobic patients, the sights, sounds and smells of a practice can…

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dorset kids, kids in dorset, oral health in children, NHS, child smile, dental health, kids oral health, decay in children

Dorset children have some of the worst teeth in the UK. DORSET is above both the national and regional average for the number of children aged under 5 with dental problems. Tooth Decay is on the rise in Dorset Children. On the Defacto Dentists blog, we’ve looked at tooth decay in children many a time.…

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