We have spent enough time at dental trade shows to know that dental folk love a good competition! With that in mind, this month, we have a fantastic competition for you to enter to win a fantastic prize. What’s more is that it is incredibly easy to enter! What’s the prize? If you win, you’ll…

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dentaltownuk quiz March

Did you take part in this month’s DentaltownUK Quiz? Let’s see how you got on! Here are the answers! 1. Eleanor Rigby 2. John Smith 3.Only Fools & Horses 4. Vatican City 5. Harrods 6. The Eyelids 7. Noughts and Crosses 8. ‘Rolling in The Deep’ & ‘Someone Like You’ 9. The British Lions 10.…

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dark chocolate is good for your teeth, smile, chocolate, dentistry

Can chocolate really be good for your teeth? Never did we think we’d hear those words. Here at Defacto Dentists, we love chocolate as much as the next person. Luckily for us, it’s just been Easter and we’ve still got plenty of chocolate eggs to work our way through in the office. How can our…

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charcoal, teeth whitening, charcoal teeth whitening, smile, white teeth

It’s a well known fact that coffee and teas aren’t the best for your teeth. Their dark colour can stain your enamel and darken your smile, making your teeth appear yellow. However, many people are claiming that you can now drink a certain coffee that will help to whiten and brighten your teeth – but…

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obesity, NHS, weight, weight management, dental treatment, diet

People in the UK are being forced to go to specialist treatment centres to receive dental treatment because of their weight. Is there such a thing as being too big for the dentist? Can weight really affect how you can be treated by a dentist? In short, yes. Obesity levels are soaring. Unsurprisingly, obesity is…

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english kids, dentistry, second, class

Children in warrington are going without their dental check-ups. But why? More than 17000 children in Warrington did not visit the dentist last year, NHS reports. Children are entitled to free NHS dental treatment until they turn 18 years old. However, some parents do not know about this and it means their children are missing…

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

Think you know everything about looking after your teeth? Think again.   Spit and DON’T RINSE Too many of us after brushing our teeth, are guilty of rinsing with water. If you rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth, you’re washing away the fluoride that helps harden your teeth. Fluoride is vital for…

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cbeebies, kids tv, dentistry, dental care

CBBC programme is promoting good oral health in Children. Instilling a good oral health care routine in your children is vital. The younger they learn how to take good care of their teeth, the better. Habits that children learn from a very young age are habits they will keep for life. Kids TV shows are…

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dementia and dentistry, dementia, dental care

Preventive dental care provided in the early stages of dementia could help limit major tooth problems later, researchers say. According to Dementia UK, Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders. There are many different types and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Some people may have a combination of…

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dental appointment

How long would you wait for a dental appointment? We know that going to the dentist isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. While some people remain completely unbothered about a check-up, others would do anything to avoid one. Sometimes though, visiting the dentist is a must. You might have a dental emergency or…

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eating disorders, ED, eating dissorders and dental care

Dentists are able to spot the initial signs on eating disorders. Dentists can play a key role in the detection of health conditions including anorexia nervosa and bulimia according to new research from King’s College London. Data which has been published in the British Dental Journal has found that many of the medical conditions that…

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toothache, childrens oral health, NHS, painkillers

Would you give you child pain killers instead of taking them to the dentist? A major survey has uncovered that parents are giving their child painkillers as an alternative to visiting the dentist when complaining of toothaches and pains. Only one in three of these patients had sought information from a dentist or dental professional…

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The great clinical paper debate

The Great Clinical Paper Debate from BioHorizons and CAMLOG certainly lived up to its name. Six high profile industry experts faced off in a series of three fascinating debates. Taking place on 16th February at The Royal College of Physicians in London, to an audience of about 100 dental professionals from across the United Kingdom,…

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