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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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Smiling – The Key To Looking Younger?

Smiling – something that we should do more often! On average, women smile a whopping 62 times every day compared to men who smile only 6 times a day! Are we really shocked at that though? C’mon men, crack us a smile! Eight in ten Brits say that they are confident enough to smile at…

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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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Whitening Teeth: Know Before You Go

Whitening your teeth at the dentist is the most effective way of getting those highly sought after pearly whites. At-home bleaching kits and home-made whitening mixtures can be really dangerous. Your should avoid them at all costs. If you’re thinking of going to your dentist for whitening treatments, here’s what you should know before you…

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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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Are you ruining your smile?

You could be ruining your smile without even knowing it! You have a more extensive knowledge of dental health these days. Brushing twice a day with toothpaste is not all you need to do though. Here are some hints and tips on how and why these things could be wasting your teeth and therefore ruining…

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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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Is Tea Staining Your Teeth More Than Red Wine & Coffee?

Yes – Tea is the biggest culprit of staining your teeth! Even more than red wine and coffee believe it or not. Unless you’ve had cosmetic whitening treatments, there’s a very high chance your teeth aren’t sparkling white (If they are though, let us know how you managed that!). It would seem that every week,…

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Teeth Whitening Tips

Teeth whitening on a budget White teeth is a desire for everyone. We all want to have sparkling pearly whites when we smile. So how can you achieve teeth whitening on a budget? Not everyone can afford professional whitening but what you can do it follow some simple at home tips to ensure whiter teeth…

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How do I remove stains from my teeth?

One of the most common questions people search online is ‘How Do I Remove Stains From My Teeth’. You will never be able to fully remove all stains from teeth at home. Your dentist will need to get involved at some point, but here are a few things you can do to prevent and minimise…

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Are your ruining your smile?

We all know that we should brush our teeth twice a day – don’t we? Are you ruining your smile by ignoring other factors that affect your teeth? Hidden sugar in your food Mouthwash containing alcohol Alcoholic mouthwashes are very good at killing bacteria. They’re not as good at distinguishing good bacteria from the plaque-causing…

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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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Getting married? Don’t forget these 5 important things!

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…

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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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Is Vaping The Reason For The Staining On Your Teeth?

Are you one of those people who switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping? Maybe you made the switch to vaping for the health benefits, maybe it’s because you like treating yourself to a new vape-y flavour whether it be toffee, cherry or blueberry muffin, or maybe you bowed to peer pressure after someone asked ‘do…

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Stop Feeling Embarrassed About Your Smile!

Your dentist has seen it all before. Have you ever avoided a trip, or trips to the dentist because you’re embarrassed about your smile? You keep cancelling your appointments or missing them accidentally but on purpose? Well you’re not alone. 1 in 4 adults say that they’ve avoided going to appointments at the dentist because…

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The Top Ten Best & Worst Drinks For Your Teeth

The foods and drinks we consume can really affect our oral health. Recently, a group of dentists ranked the top ten best to worst drinks for your teeth. We thought we’d be able to guess them all, but a few of them surprised us! How many of these do you regularly have?   Let’s start…

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Coffee That Can Whiten Your 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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Smile Your Way Into A New Job

Looking for a new job? Look at your smile first. Studies have shown that you can smile your way into a new job whether it be with a new company, or as a promotion. When it comes to preparing for an interview, we instantly think about preparing for tough questions, selling ourselves or what we’re…

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How to Remove Stains From Teeth

It seems like we will never stop searching for that ‘perfect’ smile. One of the main thing that people search online is ‘How To Remove Stains From Teeth’. So today on the Defacto Dentists blog we though we would share our two cents on how to beat staining. How to remove stains from teeth… You…

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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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The Smile To Match The Dress – Pre-Wedding Teeth Whitening!

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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Lipstick to Make Your Teeth Whiter!

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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Apple Cider Vinegar – The Natural Tooth Whitener?

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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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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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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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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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…

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Why are Teeth Sensitive After Whitening?

Whether you’ve had it done or not, we’re sure we’ve all thought about teeth whitening. When done properly, it’s a sure fire way to have the pearliest of whites. However, it comes with a downside, tooth sensitivity. More often than not, patients will experience tooth sensitivity after a whitening procedure. This can lead to discomfort…

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Teeth Whitening With Turmeric

Not everyone can afford a new set of dazzling veneers. It’s no wonder we head off into the depths of the internet to find home remedies for teeth whitening. That’s where turmeric comes in. Turmeric is a root that has long been used as a cooking spice, but right now it’s having its time in…

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What Does Smoking Do To Your Smile?

We all know that smoking is bad for us. However, while the majority of us are focusing on the cancer risk or our lungs, what does smoking do to our mouth? It has been estimated that every year in the UK around 96,000 people die from diseases caused by smoking. Also, about half of all…

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Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal

You may have seen this teeth whitening trend here and there. Activated charcoal has become the trendiest DIY way of whitening your teeth. If you haven’t heard of activated charcoal, then this is the article for your. We’re going to explain what it is, how it works and why it works. Just keep on reading!…

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Imperfect Teeth are Brit’s Biggest Turn Off

Imperfect teeth have turned out to be one of British peoples biggest turn off in the world of dating. A survey from Iwhite Instant has discovered this. A third of Brits base their first impression on physical appearance alone. However, imperfect teeth were one of the biggest issues. The top five biggest turns off in the survey…

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Top 10 Teeth Whitening Foods

It seems like there’s so much food and drink that does damage to your teeth these days. Although, what if there are teeth whitening foods… It’s not really a ‘what if’, there are loads of healthy teeth whitening foods. They may not bleach them but a lot of these foods work to wash away discolouration…

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Brits Are Hiding Their Teeth in Selfies

New survey shows that fans of selfies are more likely to hide their teeth than have an open mouth smile. Issues with their teeth are prompting fans of selfies in Britain to pose closed mouth instead of showing their teeth to the world. Discoloured teeth are the biggest reason behind 33% of those surveyed for hiding teeth…