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Veneers, Whitening or Aligners – Achieving Your Perfect Smile

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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Five Reasons to Whiten Teeth

In recent years, inspired by celebrities and influencers, the general public has been choosing more and more to whiten their teeth. Have you thought about going to the dentist for professional teeth whitening? You may have considered trying the newest Instagram teeth whitening craze. Let’s have a look at the five main reasons whiten teeth.…

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Have you neglected your teeth?

Many people neglect their teeth. Have you neglected your teeth because you are afraid of the dentist? Maybe you think that the neglect is so far gone that no dentist could ever help you. This is not true. A dentist can restore your neglected teeth. Oh yes, and they will not be the worst the…

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How to: Achieve the smile of your dreams, naturally

Can you achieve the smile of your dreams naturally? For many people, achieving the smile of their dreams means having straight, white teeth. Your teeth would be well sized and have lovely straight edges. However, most of us aren’t lucky enough to have such a smile naturally. Until recently you would have undergone years of…

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What is cosmetic composite bonding?

guest blog by Hayley Irons Do you have chipped or uneven teeth? Cosmetic composite bonding may be your answer! Have you noticed that the term ‘cosmetic bonding’ has become a bit of a dental buzzword(s) these days? Cosmetic bonding is a relatively simple procedure that produces very effective results. This  is why it has become…

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Do I Need Dental Implants?

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS AND DO I NEED THEM? GUEST BLOG BY HAYLEY IRons We now seem to live in a world where looks mean everything. Falling short in any way is not an option in this social media/selfie-driven world. It is easy to hear the term ‘dental implants’ and believe that this could be…

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What is the truth behind whitening your teeth?

The truth behind whitening your teeth guest blog by Hayley irons   Is a bright white smile on your wish list these days? Let’s face it –  it’s a sign of health and youth. We can really pull together that polished yet natural look that so many of us crave. This is why teeth whitening…

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Natural Teeth Whitening Tips

When looked after properly, our teeth are naturally white. However, many people prefer to have whiter teeth. The attraction is that white teeth are healthy, therefore ultra-white teeth are ultra-healthy. There are a number of chemical solutions available that take teeth from their natural white to an ultra-white. Typically, these solutions will include a peroxide…

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3 Safe and Easy Ways to Instantly Whiten Your Teeth

Want that Hollywood smile but don’t fancy undergoing whitening treatment? You’re not alone. One in four adults has considered teeth whitening treatments in the last 6 months. However, safe and effective teeth whitening performed by a dentist can be expensive. And, we already know that at home whitening isn’t always safe and or effective. So…

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The Truth About At Home Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a multi billion pound industry. We are all desperate for that Hollywood smile. We see the pearly whites of those celebrities that we love and it would seem that we would do anything to get a similar look, except visit the dentist! Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at the…

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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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Tooth Loss in Adults

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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Social Media Selling and Dental Products

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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Celebrities With Braces

There have been more celebrities with braces than you might think. For kids, teenagers and even some adults, the prospect of having braces can be quite daunting. Maybe they feel self-conscious about smiling or eating, or they may even feel like the odd one out but it can be reassuring to know that just about…

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Invisalign: The Barely There Brace

Invisalign is a modern alternative to metal braces. Invisalign works like a normal brace but are much less noticeable and more comfortable to wear. These braces have been around since the early 2000s but hadn’t gained much popularity until recent years. Many celebrities including, Khloe Kardashian and Zac Efron, have been opting for Invisalign and…

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Caring for Braces

Looking after your teeth well while you have braces is crucial. After a dentist has fitted their patient’s braces, they will explain to the patients all of the steps that should be taken to ensure that the braces remain clean and in good working condition. Many dental surgeries will provide information leaflets on care and…

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The Dangers of at Home Whitening

Everyone wants to have a bright white smile and while most dentists offer teeth whitening at their practices, patients often do to try and get the same results from the comfort of their own home. From using at home whitening kits, to using harsh abrasive concoctions, it is certain that people will try just about…

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Teeth Whitening With Food!

When talking about teeth whitening, everyone mentions the foods that you shouldn’t be eating. Wines, rich sauces, acidic fruits… you’ve probably heard them all. As bad as they are for causing stains to develop on the teeth, in moderation, they are completely fine. BUT, did you know that here are also foods out there that…

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Looking after Dental Implants

Looking after dental implants is much like looking after natural teeth. Dental implants can give your smile a new lease of life. Whether it is only one tooth or a few, to prolong the life of dental implants, it’s crucial that patients follow a consistent and thorough dental hygiene routine. Normally, after the dentist has…

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Five Things People Forget Before Their Wedding Day

Weddings are listed in the top 10 most stressful events in a person’s life. It’s no wonder people get a little forgetful on the lead up to their wedding day… There’s so much to think about for your wedding day. Flowers, cakes, dress, suits and guests and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The…