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Does Covid affect oral health?

Questions have been asked about the effect that Coronavirus has on oral health. Most of the scientific findings point to there being little or no evidence between the virus and poor oral health. However, one of the main symptoms of Covid-19 is the loss of taste and smell. Sensory problems have been reported in those…

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Constantly Tired? It Could Be Gum Disease.

We all have those days where we feel like we could fall asleep on the spot. But some people suffer from constantly feeling tired, otherwise known as chronic fatigue. While chronic fatigue is a symptom of many illnesses and disabilities, chronic fatigue is also a symptom of gum disease. What is Gum Disease? Well, gum disease…

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How to use a rubber Tepe brush.

Some people find floss difficult to use. Others find interdental brushes difficult as well. In this video, Flora Couper demonstrates how to use a slightly different type of interdental brush, the rubber interdental brush. Managing plaque and bacteria is a critical part of your daily oral hygiene routine. It helps to remove bacteria and plaque…

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How to use an interdental brush.

This video shows you how to use an interdental brush. Some great tips on how to use the brush to reach those awkward areas where you may find hard to reach. Plaque build up is common but can easily be prevented. Plaque can cause some serious problems if allowed to continue. How does plaque form?…

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How to identify plaque on your teeth.

Plaque can cause significant damage to your teeth and gums so it is really important that we know and understand how to get rid of plaque. This video by leading Hygienist Flora Couper, explains what plaque is and how to identify it on your teeth. She demonstrates a super product called Plaque Glo which is…

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What is Dental Sedation? (Part 1)

Part 1 of 3 videos on Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation.

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What is Dental Sedation (Part 2)

Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation. This is part 2 of 3 videos so that patients can feel relaxed about their dental procedures under sedation. Dr Kaila Girvan discusses Dental Sedation as part of a dental procedure. If you are considering a dental treatment, then it may…

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Dental Sedation Myth Busting (Part 3)

Dental Sedation – Dr Kaila Girvan describes what happens when a patient undergoes sedation. This is part 3 of 3 videos so that patients can feel relaxed about their dental procedures under sedation. Dental sedation is an option for patients undergoing dental treatments. It is not suitable for everyone and not appropriate for every treatment,…

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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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The Rise of Orthodontics

Its undeniable that teeth are one of the first things we notice about people. Whether it’s vanity or popularity, there’s also no denying the rising trend of orthodontics. The dream of having straighter, whiter and healthier teeth is more accessible than ever before. The public have a greater awareness of how orthodontics can positively impact…

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Lost trust in dentists?

Building trust is a big part of the journey for many people overcoming dental anxiety. Often bad previous experiences make this particularly challenging. Trust isn’t something that should be assumed by a dental team or should it be expected to happen automatically. It has to be earned and it can take time. That is OK.…

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Regret length of time not visiting a dentist?

People often regret the length of time they have waited before visiting a dentist because of their anxiety. In this short clip, Dr Mike Gow explains how while we cannot change the past, we can make changes today that will positively impact our future! There is really no reason to be embarrassed about visiting your…