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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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Dental Emergencies During Christmas Time

It’s getting close to Christmas! We hope you’ll be finishing up work soon to enjoy the festivities. Your dental practice is likely to be closed over the holidays – dentists need a holiday too! But what should you do if you have a dental emergency over the Christmas holidays? You Don’t Need to Suffer! If…

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Dental Health in Deprived Areas: A Vicious Cycle

Tooth Decay is the top reason why children in the UK are admitted to hospital. Completely preventable, kids are filling up hospital beds up and down the country because of their poor oral health. Sadly, this is more prevalent in less affluent areas. People from deprived areas are twice as likely to end up in…

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Ensuring Healthy Development of Kid’s Teeth!

Promoting good oral health in children is vital.   The younger they learn, the better! We really do take our teeth for granted. We need them to eat, they play a vital role in holding the structure of our face and they help us to look great in photos too. Ensuring good dental care from…

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Extraction – What You Should and Shouldn’t Do Afterwards!

Extraction of a tooth is one of the most common dental procedures. But what should you do after you’ve had a tooth removed? As with all dental procedures, making sure you follow a strict aftercare routine is vital. Extractions need that little bit of extra care because there is essentially a gap in your mouth…

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Why Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

Missing several teeth can severely affect your daily life. It can affect your general health, your appearance and diminish your self-esteem. Not only will replacing missing teeth make you look better and boost your confidence, it is crucial for the overall health of your other teeth and your gums. You may think that missing only…

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Healthy Snacks for Kids That Won’t Damage Their Teeth!

Kids will do anything to get their hands on sweet treats. We’ll admit it, sometimes handing our kids a chocolate bar is easier than dealing with a tantrum or two. Dishing out sweet treats is fine on occasion but we should try to limit how often we hand over sweets, biscuits, cakes or chocolate! Today…

Subconsciously Damaging Our Teeth?

Subconsciously Damaging Our Teeth?

If we are brushing our teeth twice daily, visiting the dentist regularly, surely our teeth must be fine? We wish that was the case! We might have a really good dental hygiene routine, but there are plenty of things we do subconsciously every single day that are seriously damaging our teeth – let’s take a…

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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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…

GDC Compliance on the Internet

GDC Compliance on the Internet

You expend so much effort ensuring that your practice is fully compliant with the regulations laid out by the GDC, yet one area that has been overlooked by the vast majority of practices across the UK is the internet. There are so many issues to consider that are generally out with the remit of dentistry,…

Revalidation in Dental Practices

Revalidation in Dental Practices

NHS and private dental practices will soon be required to undertake an exercise known as ‘revalidation’, which requires them to regularly and formally consult with their patients. Revalidation is the way in which dentists will have to demonstrate to the General Dental Council that they are practising properly, in accordance with set criteria set down…