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What to expect at your next dental appointment

What should you expect from your next dental appointment? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the things we are able to do are looking a little different to life before lockdown. Many are calling it the ‘new normal’. No one knows how long these measures are going to be in place for. Whether it’s just for…

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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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An Entirely New Way To Protect Teeth & Gums With Zendium Toothpaste

Want to boost your mouth’s natural defences? Zendium toothpaste is finally available in the UK! Unilever brand, Zendium, is has taken Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, France and Belgium by storm. This innovative toothpaste cares for your whole mouth and can overhaul your oral health in just 14 weeks, keeping your teeth and gums healthy. What is…

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Homeless People being ‘Refused Access’ To Dental Care

Homelessness in the UK is on the rise. It’s truly a sorry state of affairs. More and more people across the UK are becoming homeless. When we think of the word homeless, we stereotypically think of people living on the street, but this isn’t always the case. Homeless families or individuals may be living in…

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How Much Do You Spend On Your Teeth?

How much do you spend on your teeth? A new survey has shown that us Brits are spending just short of £200 every year to keep our teeth and gums fresh and clean. We spend almost £17 every month on dental products including toothpaste, brushes/brush heads and mouthwashes. The £17 also includes extras including sugar…

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Is Brexit Causing Further Cuts To NHS Dentistry ?

Is Brexit the cause of the lack of NHS dentists in Scotland? Recently on Defacto Dentists, we’ve looked a lot at the impact NHS cuts are having on patient’s abilities to get treatment. Many people have no choice but to drive to two or three towns away just to be seen by a dentist. Even…

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The Price Hike & Your Dental Appointments

Get ready to pay more for your appointments. It would have been a nice April Fools’ joke, but on April 1st, otherwise known as Price Hike Day, we found out our dental treatments are going to cost us even more. This is because government bodies and private firms are upping their charges. We know that…

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How Long Would You Wait For A 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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Further NHS Cuts – What Do They Mean For You?

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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NHS Dental Cuts – What Does This Mean For You?

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

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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KCL Study Finds Key to Activating Stem Cell Growth with Reserves

King’s College London study finds how to activate stem cell growth from reserves Stem cells provide renewable sources of cells in many adult tissues, enabling tissue growth and repair. But what happens when the stem cells themselves become depleted, or the tissue needs to go through periods of more rapid growth? A recent study by…

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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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Early Bird Offer on The Henry Schein Digital Symposium!

The award-winning Henry Schein Digital Symposium is back – Early Bird offer available until end of January 2018 The Dental Industry Event of the Year is back! The Henry Schein Digital Symposium 2018 takes place on 27-28 April in London and this year it’s thinking big, it’s thinking holistically and it’s thinking differently. Recognised as…

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The Unico Smartbrush: A Toothbrush That Cleans Teeth in THREE Seconds?

What would you say if someone offered you a toothbrush that could clean your teeth in just 3 seconds? We’d say that it sounds totally bonkers, but a Kickstarter company seems to think it is the way forward!   The device looks like a bit of a weird contraption. Kind of like a cross between…

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Gift Guide: Electric Toothbrushes

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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Coca-cola, Christmas & Kid’s Teeth!

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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Smiling – The Key To Looking Younger?

Smiling – something that more of us 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…

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Mouth Cancer Action Month

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month   Dentists are not only great at looking at our teeth and gums, we know from previous Defacto Dentist blog posts that dentists can also spot the signs of some other health problems, including cancer.   What is Mouth Cancer? Mouth cancer seems like quite a generalised term, and…

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Is Giving Up Alcohol The Cause Of Your Sweet Tooth?

Giving up alcohol can’t be easy. With the pressures of social gatherings, national holidays, and celebrations, the temptation to drink can be a hard one to beat! Studies have shown that those who try to give up alcohol are more likely to crave sugar. People who binge drink are more likely to suffer from fluctuations…

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New Guidance on Dementia-Friendly Dentistry Published by FGDP(UK)

FGDP(UK) has published a new guide on dementia-friendly dentistry With around 850,000 people in the UK with the condition – 5% of the population – the Faculty says that dental professionals need to understand it, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions accordingly. The result of a multidisciplinary collaboration, notably with the Alzheimer’s Society,…

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Wisdom Teeth: What Are They And Why Do We Have Them?

Wisdom Teeth – What are they and why do we have them? Most adults have 32 teeth, including 4 wisdom teeth that usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. This final set of molars can play a useful part in the mouth for many people. However, for some people, if the wisdom teeth don’t come through properly, or…

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Sedation Dentistry: What Is It?

Sedation dentistry could be a dream come true for nervous and anxious patients.   Unfortunately, not everyone loves going to the dentist. Some people would rather suffer in silence than go to their dental practice about their persistent toothache. Some patients would rather ignore their sensitive teeth than go to the dentist for a treatment.…

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BSPD Welcome ‘Starting Well’ Scheme

Innovation in children’s dentistry with Starting Well. The launch of the new Starting Well scheme has been welcomed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). It is seen as an important step in trying to reduce oral health inequalities in children. Starting Well is to operate in 13 areas of England where children’s oral…

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Strictly Star Raves About Invisalign

Strictly star Giovanni Pernice has opted for Invisalign treatment in a bid for better teeth. The 27-year-old professional dancer opted for orthodontic treatment to perfect his smile after being encouraged by his ex-girlfriend and former Strictly partner Georgia May Foote. Foote had also undergone Invisalign previously and was delighted with the results. Like many of…

What We’ve All Been Up To! (September 2017)

What We’ve All Been Up To! (September 2017)

As always, September has been a busy month for the Defacto Team! We have been scurrying around behind the scenes to make DefactoDentists.com even better! Keep an eye on the website and you will notice some subtle changes that will make the website more functional, easier to use and a little prettier! Our sister company…

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Tooth Decay Vaccine Being Developed

Scientists are developing a tooth decay vaccine to boost your oral health. Of course, here at Defacto we are advocates for practicing good oral health and attending regular dental visits. However, if you could give your dental health a head start with a tooth decay vaccine, would you? Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIOV) of…

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The Future of Dentistry

Dentistry has come a long way.   The dental industry is constantly advancing and introducing new technologies and treatments that ensure our trips to the dentist are a lot more pleasant than before. It’s likely that your grandparents have told you horror stories of what dentistry used to be like ‘back in the day’. No…

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Morning Sickness & Your Smile

Morning sickness is one of the major downsides of pregnancy. While some women suffer only from the nauseous and queasy feeling, some women suffer from intense morning sickness and are sick multiple times a day. Being sick can really damage our teeth, and this is something that people rarely discuss. Sick is extremely acidic and…

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Taking Control of Your Dental Health

Are you in control of your dental health? Do you feel like you have bad teeth? Have they always had cavities? Every time you go to the dentist, they find something different. A new hole. A problem with your gums. Maybe a broken tooth? Your teeth are weak. Or maybe it was bad genes? If…

Make A Point of Making Appointments!

Make A Point of Making Appointments!

Missing dental appointments is something you shouldn’t make a habit of. One missed appointment can easily become many year’s worth of missed appointments. The problem is, too many of us don’t make visiting the dentist a priority. Unfortunately, by doing this, we open the doors to more dental problems further down the line!   No…

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Scottish Dental Care Group’s New Cardonald Clinic!

The Scottish Dental Care Group have recently opened a new clinic in Cardonald! This is the fourth clinic opened by the dental group, all four of the clinics are lead by clinical director Philip Friel, owner of Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry. The first Scottish Dental Care Group clinic was their Oban clinic, which enjoyed so…

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The City With A Sweet Tooth

Sweet treats are hard to resist. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, sweets or ice cream, we’re all guilty of occasionally over indulging on our favourite treats. In a recent survey, it was discovered that out of all of the major cities in the UK that Belfast have the sweetest tooth, with over 80% of all residents…

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Patients Are Suffering From Dental Care Drought

Patients are going without vital dental appointments.   This morning it was announced that almost 50% of dental practices in the UK are not accepting new adult patients while 40% are not accepting new child patients! Shocking Statistics BBC news have recently conducted a survey which showed that out of 7000 dental practice in England,…

The Food That Is Good For Our Teeth.

The Food That Is Good For Our Teeth.

The food that we eat can hugely impact our dental health.   On the blog before, we’ve looked at Food that can help to whiten our teeth. We also briefly looked at the food we should pass up on to avoid tooth discolouration. Today, we’re looking at the food that is actually surprisingly good for our…

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Off to University!

It’s that time of year again!   University and college students are away to revel in the fresher’s week celebrations and moan about their fresher’s flu for at least three weeks… So, you’ve moved out.     Your parents are worried sick and you’re excited at the prospect of complete freedom and new friends. You’ve…

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Prosecco – The Drink That’s Destroying Our Teeth.

Prosecco –  one of the most on trend drinks of the moment. Prosecco is all over every twenty something’s Snapchat and Instagram stories. It’s the current pre-drink of choice and just the other week, people were queuing in their hundreds outside Aldi stores to snap up 6 bottles for only £20 – a total steal!…

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Why Do We Fear The Dentist?

Dental Fear is more common than you think. We’ve looked at Dental Fear and Phobia here before on the Defacto Dentists blog but today, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most common reasons why people are scared of visiting the dentist.   We don’t understand the Jargon. Ever been to the…

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The Many Uses of Toothpaste

Toothpaste has many uses.   While it keeps our teeth clean and helps to freshen our breath, it also has many other uses, making it very handy to have around! Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at some surprising uses of toothpaste. Have you or would you try any of these?   It…

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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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Discounted Dental Treatment – Do’s and Don’ts.

Today we’re looking at Discounted Dental Treatments. In recent weeks on the Defacto Dentists Blog, we’ve been looking at the do’s and don’ts of teeth whitening and buying dental products online. From charcoal whitening powders being pushed on Instagram by our favourite Instagram stars, to beauty salons offering illegal whitening.   But what about discounted…

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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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Tooth Loss In Children

Tooth loss in children is expected. When a child’s first tooth falls out, it can be a pretty scary moment for both you and them but it is an exciting experience! This week, for part of our National Tooth Fairy Day celebrations, we looked at how to introduce The Tooth Fairy to young children. If…

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National Tooth Fairy Day!

The Tooth Fairy was undoubtedly a big part of our childhoods. We got excited about our very first wobbly tooth and waited impatiently for it to finally fall out, all so we could get a visit from the Tooth Fairy. We’d leave our tooth tucked safely under the pillow in exchange for a small sum…

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Going Back To The Dentist

Going back to the dentist after a long period of avoiding appointments can be a daunting experience.   Everyone has their own reasons for not going to the dentist – some people have dental phobia and are scared of the dentist, some people don’t feel the need to visit the dentist unless they feel pain…

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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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Oral Health Problems and Your Overall Health

Did you know that your Oral Health can really affect your health?   Our teeth and gums are brilliant indicators of our overall health.  Teeth and gums can show tell-tale signs of heart problems, digestive problems and poor brain function.   The human body really is amazing and our overall health truly does start with…

0% Finance At The Dentist – A Guide for Patients

0% Finance At The Dentist – A Guide for Patients

Getting the perfect smile can be an expensive process. Whether it’s a cosmetic procedure you’ve been longing for or it’s clinic treatment that’s crucial to improve your oral health, the costs can really begin to mount up. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get the treatment that you need. Many dental practices offer 0% Finance…

The Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

The Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

Investing in your smile is crucial, the more you take care of it, the less problems you’ll encounter. There is more to looking after teeth than just brushing, flossing and going for regular dental check-ups, here are a few things your dentist wishes you knew! Honesty is the best policy.  If you have been having…

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The Bad Dental Habits You Need To Break

The saying goes ‘old habits die hard’ and it’s true. Even when it comes to oral care! Today, we’re taking a look at some of the worst dental habits that can be hard to break. Do any of these apply to you? Brushing too hard. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as…

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Can Dentists Identify Health Problems?

When we think of going to the dentist, we automatically think of our teeth – check-ups, fillings, visiting the hygienist but did you know that your dentist is there to care for more than just your teeth? Your dentist is able to identify a number of health problems.   Can dentists identify eating disorders? People…

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Electric Toothbrush Poll Results!

Manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush? Which one is favoured by the public? Which one do you use? These are the questions we asked ourselves regarding people’s habits with brushing their teeth. So we conducted a survey! We started off by asking people if they have ever bought an electric toothbrush and received the results that…

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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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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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Kelly Osborne Suffers from Dentophobia!

Dentophobia, the fear of visiting dentists and receiving dental treatment is not uncommon. In fact, you probably know someone who isn’t hugely fond of visiting the dentist. Dentophobia can manifest itself in anyone. There are many celebrities who are just as scared of sitting in the dentist’s chair! Kelly Osbourne, TV presenter, fashion critic, designer…

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The State of Children’s Oral Health in the UK

Children’s oral health within the UK has improved drastically since the 1970’s. This is due to greater awareness of oral hygiene and the consequences of a lack of good oral hygiene. However, children in the UK are still facing common dental issues such as tooth decay, infections and abscesses. These require costly treatments, putting pressure…

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Dentist is Driven to Raise Funds for Dentaid!

A dentist is gearing up to raise money for Dentaid by driving from Britain to Siberia in his grandma’s ageing Renault Clio. Chris Shorrock is revving up for the Mongol Rally, a 10,000 mile driving challenge that will take him from Goodwood racing track, near Chichester, to Ulan Ude in eastern Russia. Along the way…

The Mobile Dentaid Unit Provides Care For Vulnerable People

The Mobile Dentaid Unit Provides Care For Vulnerable People

Homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and Salisbury have been provided with dental care onboard the mobile Dentaid unit. The mobile Dentaid unit has visited Trinity House day centre in Winchester and the Trussell Trust in Salisbury to provide free dental treatment for people who find it difficult to access NHS care. Many had not…

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A Third of Us Suffer From Dental Fear!

Over a third of the UK’s population has dental fear! We, at Defacto, work with those suffering from dental fear regularly. However, the vastness of the issue is shocking. Around 34% of Brits admitted to having a fear of the dentist. The research questioned 2,000 British adults about their fears when visiting the doctors, dentists…

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Change a Child’s Life! #OperationDefacto

Corporate responsibility is something that Defacto takes seriously. In partnership with Operation Smile, we want to positively change the direction of as many children’s lives as possible. How are we going to achieve this? Simple, with your help! For the next two months (May and June), DefactoDentists.com will donate £1 to Operation Smile for every…

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Operation Defacto!

Corporate responsibility is something that Defacto takes seriously. In partnership with Operation Smile, we want to positively change the direction of as many children’s lives as possible. How are we going to achieve this? Simple, with your help! For the next two months (May and June), DefactoDentists.com will donate £1 to Operation Smile for every…

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Dieting Could be Having a Negative Impact on Your Teeth!

Summer is fast approaching and we’re all doing our best to be swimsuit ready. Or at least thinking of doing our best some time soon… What you might not realise about dieting is that it can have quite the impact on your teeth, and not the good kind. While it’s great the people are becoming…

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What You Need to Know About Getting Lip Fillers

There’s no denying that the amount of people getting lip fillers has shot up in the last few years. From celebs to regular Joes’, like you and I, everyone’s getting it done! But did you know you can get them done at the dentist? You may think it seems a little out of place. However,…

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Ice Age Filling in Italy One of the Oldest Signs of Dentistry

The earliest known use of filling teeth has been found in Italy! A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth appears to have been worked on with bitumen by an Ice Age dentist. So for all of you with a slight fear of the dentist, be glad you’re able to go now and not 13,000 years ago.…

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NHS Satisfaction Rating at Highest Point in 20 Years

Survey reveals that NHS satisfaction ratings have climbed to their highest since the 90’s. The survey, which was carried out between July and October of last year, revealed good things. The National Centre for Social Research’s British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey asked a nationally representative sample of nearly 3,000 people about their satisfaction with the…

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UK Teeth are Better Than America’s

Survey shows that UK dental health trumps that of America. A survey of 12 countries commissioned by the FDI World Dental Federation shows that UK teeth are much better taken care of than American teeth. That being said the British are lagging behind Brazilians, Mexicans, South Africans and Poles. The YouGov poll tallied in 130,000…

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Scottish NHS Dentists Awarded a 1% Pay Rise

Scottish NHS Dentists and other NHS staff have been given a 1% pay rise for 2017/18. This is the fourth year running in which Scottish NHS dentists and staff received a wage rise. Additional measures for the lowest paid staff have also been introduced. Anybody earning below £22,000 is receiving an additional sum of at…

NHS Prescriptions and Dental Costs Set to Rise

NHS Prescriptions and Dental Costs Set to Rise

NHS prescriptions costs are set to rise in England on April 1st. The government has announced that NHS prescriptions will rise by 20p due to inflation. This makes the new cost of NHS prescriptions £8.60. Health minister Philip Dunne explained that this rise was “broadly in line with inflation,”. However, in comparison to the rest…

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Dental Hygiene Rules You Don’t Know but Should Follow

We think we know all the basic dental hygiene tips. But we probably don’t. You’ve been brushing your teeth your whole life but its likely there are a couple of things you could be incorporating into your dental hygiene routine that you haven’t already. Brushing and flossing twice a day is still important. However, we’d…

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Dental Tips for Diabetics

Around 700 people are diagnosed as diabetics each day. That’s roughly one person every two minutes. Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to almost 3.5 million. Not only can diabetes wreak havoc on your body, it can do the same to your…

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Self-Medicating Neanderthals: How Their Tartar Reveals All

You wouldn’t be the only one if you thought Neanderthals were completely primitive. Turns out they’re more like us than we thought… Thanks to samples of Neanderthals tartar we know more about them than ever. Analysis of teeth of Spanish Neanderthals shows a diet of pine nuts, mushrooms and moss and indicates possible self-medication for…

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Children’s Toothpaste Blamed for Rotting Teeth.

Children’s toothpaste and sugary diets are being blamed for the UK’s Children having rotten teeth. Children now visit the dentist before their first birthday to suffer tooth extraction. Poor records of children’s oral health earlier this month has prompted Professor Nigel Hunt to encourage parents to have their child visit the dentist and maintain good dental…

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Why You Shouldn’t Go to Your GP for Dental Problems

More and more reports are circulating about the public heading to their GP for dental problems. Research suggests that 600,000 patients a year see their GPs with dental problems, instead of a dental professional. The British Dental Association (BDA) believes that this number is due to the charges at the dentist. Therefore, people meaning to…

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Fresh Dental Challenge Completed!

Have you heard of the Fresh Dental Challenge? In December two men geared up for their adventure. A 51-day journey across the Atlantic, which you can only complete in… a rowing boat. That’s the Fresh Dental Challenge. Or more accurately, that’s the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Aptly named ‘the worlds toughest row’, this challenge requires its…

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Appropriate Adjuncts for Patients with Eating Disorders

The latest statistics show that approximately 725,000 people suffer from a form of eating disorder in the UK. Alternative adjuncts could be of some assistance. Eating disorders involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight. Excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as well…

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Save the date! The Dentistry Show 2017

The Dentistry Show is back for another year! Co-located with The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS), it also makes it a fantastic networking opportunity with lead technicians. The Dentistry Show and DTS 2017 will be held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May at the NEC in Birmingham. Designed for you and your team! Bringing the…

ADI Team Congress 2017 Promises to be the Best Yet!

ADI Team Congress 2017 Promises to be the Best Yet!

The ADI Team Congress is shaping up for the 30th Anniversary congress. Running from the 2nd – 4th of March this year, this ADI team congress is aiming to be the best one yet. The Association of Dental Implantology is a registered charity. They are dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and…

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The ADG considers the impact of Brexit

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) focuses on representing corporates and groups. They also ensure that a high standard of patient care is maintained at all times. But, right now, they are questioning the potential impact of Brexit. The potential outcomes of Brexit have been discussed at length on the news, in magazines and, we’re sure, throughout…

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Deprived Areas are Receiving Poor Dental Care

Adults living in deprived areas are likely to receive worse dental care than those in less deprived areas according to new research. A new study, published in the journal PLOS One, has found that the type of dental care your receive could vary depending on your state of deprivation. Adults from highly deprived areas were…

Disney: The Future of Digital Dentistry

Disney: The Future of Digital Dentistry

When we think of Disney, we think of animated movies and theme parks. That might not be the case for very much longer… They could be the future of digital dentistry. The face of digital dentistry could be very different in the coming years. Disney Research have partnered with ETH Zurich to create something that…

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Dental Appointments

Dental appointments can feel inconvenient. You might need to go during work and they cost money. However, they are necessary. We’ve seen a couple of articles this week explaining how people are skipping their dental appointments to save money. Here’s a few reasons why that isn’t a great idea. Flossing and brushing isn’t enough. You…

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Dentists Could Reduce Pressures on A&E

According to the BDA, dentists could lessen the pressure on A&E departments by dealing with dental related emergencies. The British Dental Association believes that more in-hour urgent care slots will help to relieve pressures on A&E. These issues in Accident and Emergency have been much reported on in the past. With members of the public…

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The History of Dentistry: Where Did it Originate?

When we think of going to the dentist, we think of a sterile environment, 6-month check ups and the whirr of the dental drill. But, what is the history of dentistry? Whether or not you like going to the dentist, there’s no denying we have it lucky. We live in an age of advanced technology…

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Could This Tooth Repair Drug Replace Fillings

It’s possible that a tooth repair drug could be the answer to dental cavities. Research has found that this tooth repair drug encourages teeth to repair themselves. This could also mean an end to fillings. The drug in question is Tideglusib. It has been assessed for use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. However, that may not…

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Why do Scuba Divers Need Regular Dental Visits?

We all need to visit the dentist regularly. However, it seems that scuba divers might need some special attention… A study, by the British Dental Journal, suggests that scuba divers commonly suffer from dental issues. More than 40 percent of a small group of divers surveyed online had “experienced dental problems during a dive.” A…

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Dentaltown UK Hamper Round Up!

As you may be aware, over the past couple of weeks, Dentaltown UK have been collecting donations for our Hamper. It’s coming along quite nicely. Entering the prize draw is simple; you must be a dentist  or therapist and you must be subscribed to our free Dentaltown UK e-mag. Online subscription to the Dentaltown UK…

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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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Robert De Niro Has Dentophobia!

Celebrities are just like us after all! Apparently, Robert De Niro suffers from Dentophobia. As you can imagine Dentophobia is a fear of the dentist and we know Robert De Niro isn’t the only one out there who has it. The Goodfella’s actor believes that dentistry equipment can and will cause diseases. While that may…

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Dentaltown UK Announce Their Honorary Editorial Board

Dentaltown UK has been forming an impressive honorary editorial board in preparation for the upcoming launch. Dentaltown (Farran Media) is one of the largest dental media companies in the world. The Dentaltown website and magazine have a global reach of around 300,000 dental professionals. With Farran media keen to expand their reach overseas, ourselves at…

DIY Dentistry

A Quarter of Brits Attempting DIY Dentistry

Here at Defacto we focus on the large number of the UK public who avoid the dentist. Whether its poor memory or dental anxiety, we encourage those people to get the dental care they need. However, it appears that British people are trying their hand at DIY dentistry. It goes without saying that we are against…

The Toothbrushing Programme Improving Children’s Oral Health

The Toothbrushing Programme Improving Children’s Oral Health

A pilot scheme in nurseries is paving the way for improving children’s oral health. A toothbrushing programme in early years settings has made children less reluctant to clean their teeth. The programme was piloted in 68 nurseries and with 20 childminders from April. The Smiles4Children programme explores the best ways of getting children under five…

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Can You Guess the Most Popular Gifts for Dentists?

It may be news to you that patients even buy gifts for dentists. But, they do and the top choices of gift may be a little surprising. Despite all their work against cavities and other dental demons, patients buy gifts for dentists that go against their purpose. Chocolates have come out on top as the…

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E-cigarettes Shown to Damage Gums

Whether it’s for health or a hobby, we’re pretty sure we all know someone who uses an e-cigarette. The business of e-cigarettes has boomed over the last few years. It’s no longer a business solely for weaning smokers off their habit. Vaping now even has a solid fan base of enthusiasts. A surprising hobby, but…

Do we need dentistry awards?

Do We Need Dentistry Awards?

Dentistry awards are becoming more common, but do we really need them? It seems like there are award ceremonies for everything now. What may have once been considered a night for the elite, full of glitz and glamour is now something that most industries have regularly. However, dentistry awards seem to be causing a bit…

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Oasis Speaks Out Over Bupa Takeover

The news of Bupa’s takeover of Oasis Dental Care broke last week. Previously ran by Bridgepoint, Oasis was bought over for the sum of £835 million. Yesterday the dental giant spoke out about the Bupa takeover. Oasis currently runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients.…

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Bupa Buys Oasis Dental Care for £835 Million.

Bupa has successfully bought over Oasis Dental Care in a £835 million takeover. Oasis Dental Care, previously owned by Bridgepoint, runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients. Justin Ash, Chief Executive of Oasis Dental Care, said: “As part of the Bupa family, we can really develop further…

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Self-Help Guide Launched For Children With Dental Anxiety

A self-help guide has been launched to help children with dental anxiety deal with the issue themselves. The guide was launched with the hopes to help children with dental anxiety combat their fears. In turn reducing the number of children with phobias of the dentist. Academics at The University of Sheffield led the production of…

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Dentists Warn Parents Over ‘Halloween Horror’

We all know that during the night of Halloween kids will be hitting the streets looking for sugary treats. However, dentists have warned against the dangers of overloading children with sweets on Halloween. It’s hard not to just go for the easiest option when providing trick or treaters with their reward. They want sweets and…