implants, dental implants, missing teeth, replace teeth, dental bridge, tooth replacement

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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happy dentist

Just HOW do you START A JOURNEY TOWARDS FINDING THE RIGHT DENTIST? guest blog by Nikoleta Gehrmann Hopefully this helps you in finding the right dentist. Has it been a while since you have seen a dentist? You know it’s time to change that, but you are not sure where to start. Here are some…

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5 Star Rating

  Dental practice reviews GUEST BLOG BY Nikoleta Gehrmann Dental practice reviews are a great source of information…when written by real patients. It is a well-known fact that not all online reviews are real, and not all dentists are as nervous-patient friendly as they claim to be, so you want to make sure to choose…

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cold, winter, teeth, sensitive, sensitivity, freezing

Did you know that your oral health is more likely to worsen during the winter months? New research has shown that your oral health is more likely to worsen in the winter months, due to a number of factors. In this blog post, we look at the reasons why your oral health is likely to…

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halitosis, bad breath, breath, smelly breath, beat bad breath,

Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped brushing your teeth altogether? You’ve probably thought about it. You’ve probably thought  ‘my teeth would probably just fall out and that would be it”. You’re half right. Kind of. Not brushing opens the door for bacteria leading to tooth decay and gum disease. However, not brushing won’t…

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https://www.defactodentists.com/blog/morning-sickness-teeth/

Due to get a dental filling soon Having a dental filling nowadays is more common than not. A sad but true fact. Some people are shocked when they find out that they need a filling. They brush and floss every single day, so the news that they have a cavity can be quite shocking! We…

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homeless, homelessness, homeless people and dental care, homeless refused dental treatment

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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defacto, predictions, 2018, funny, spoof

Did you see our predictions for 2018 blog post? If not, don’t worry, you can read it here. We can’t quite believe that we’ve come to the end of June already! Where is the time going? We thought now would be a good time to check in on our predictions for 2018, to check if any of…

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children's oral health

MANY children starting primary school in Brighton and Hove have suffered tooth decay, new figures from Public Health England show. Hundreds of children in Brighton & Hove are suffering from tooth decay, with many often needing emergency hospital trips for surgery under general anaesthetic. In almost 50% of cases, these children aren’t even of primary…

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dentaltownuk quiz March

Did you take part in this month’s DentaltownUK Quiz? Well it’s time to check how many you got correct! The answers to the quiz are below: 1. How many syllables are in a Haiku? 17 2. While NFL team’s logo is the only logo to face left? Philadelphia Eagles 3. “Octopush” is another name for…

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child, dentist, parents, oral health

Millions of British parents could be putting their children’s health at risk. By not knowing the facts about kids’ dental care, you could be putting your child’s oral health at risk. A whopping one quarter of adults don’t think it matters if their kids develop cavities in their baby teeth, because they’ll ‘fall out anyway’,…

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dental filling, fillings, dental care, oral health

For years, Tooth Decay in children has been on an incline. Tooth decay in children has been a hot topic over here on the Defacto Dentists blog for many months. For a long time, tooth decay has been the number one reason for planned hospital admissions among children. And the worst part? Tooth decay is…

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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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dentaltownuk quiz March

Did you take part in this month’s DentaltownUK Quiz? Well it’s time to check how many you got correct! The answers are below: 1. George W. Bush was the 43rd President of America, but what does the “W” stand for? Walker 2. The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Portugal this month. Who…

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best dentist in, dentist in, best dentist in essex, dentist in essex, find a dentist in essex

When was the last time you visited the hygienist? Almost one third of adults in the UK have never had a hygiene appointment at the dentist,  research from Tepe has shown. This is a truly shocking statistic. Some people think that visiting the dentist is enough. And in some cases, that is true. There are…

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tea, teeth, staining, stained teeth, stains

Tea is the biggest culprit of stained teeth. 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, we’re being told about new foods that are harming our teeth. Whether it be…

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happy dentist

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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dental practice reviews, dental reviews, dentistry, dental care, practice reviews

How often do you look for reviews? Whether it’s a restaurant, a holiday or a salon, we guarantee that you look for them.  After all, who is more honest than other customers? Would you take the risk buy something with no reviews or negative reviews? Maybe. Would you take the risk and visit a dental…

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happy at the dentist

Dental health is important at all ages, but it can decline as you get older. Even with vigilant dental care as a child and an adult, a whole host of dental related problems can emerge later in life. Tooth sensitivity and tooth loss are not just a fact of life as you age, they can…

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nhs, dentistry, money, price hike, dentist

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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dark chocolate is good for your teeth, smile, chocolate, dentistry

Can chocolate really be good for your teeth? Never did we think we’d hear those words. Here at Defacto Dentists, we love chocolate as much as the next person. Luckily for us, it’s just been Easter and we’ve still got plenty of chocolate eggs to work our way through in the office. How can our…

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obesity, NHS, weight, weight management, dental treatment, diet

People in the UK are being forced to go to specialist treatment centres to receive dental treatment because of their weight. Is there such a thing as being too big for the dentist? Can weight really affect how you can be treated by a dentist? In short, yes. Obesity levels are soaring. Unsurprisingly, obesity is…

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english kids, dentistry, second, class

Children in warrington are going without their dental check-ups. But why? More than 17000 children in Warrington did not visit the dentist last year, NHS reports. Children are entitled to free NHS dental treatment until they turn 18 years old. However, some parents do not know about this and it means their children are missing…

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tooth decay, decay, gum disease, white spots, plaque, dentist

Think you know everything about looking after your teeth? Think again.   Spit and DON’T RINSE Too many of us after brushing our teeth, are guilty of rinsing with water. If you rinse your mouth with water after brushing your teeth, you’re washing away the fluoride that helps harden your teeth. Fluoride is vital for…

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dementia and dentistry, dementia, dental care

Preventive dental care provided in the early stages of dementia could help limit major tooth problems later, researchers say. According to Dementia UK, Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders. There are many different types and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Some people may have a combination of…

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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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toothache, childrens oral health, NHS, painkillers

Would you give you child pain killers instead of taking them to the dentist? A major survey has uncovered that parents are giving their child painkillers as an alternative to visiting the dentist when complaining of toothaches and pains. Only one in three of these patients had sought information from a dentist or dental professional…

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The great clinical paper debate

The Great Clinical Paper Debate from BioHorizons and CAMLOG certainly lived up to its name. Six high profile industry experts faced off in a series of three fascinating debates. Taking place on 16th February at The Royal College of Physicians in London, to an audience of about 100 dental professionals from across the United Kingdom,…

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dental filling, fillings, dental care, oral health

Getting fillings is a pretty common procedure, but what should you do after treatment? Most adults have at least one filling. Although they are not the worst possible thing you could have done at the dentist, they’re not a lot of fun. If you don’t care for them, you might land yourself back in the…

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acidic saliva in babies, tooth decay, babies, children, dentistry

Can a baby’s saliva really determine if decay is likely? Schools are banning all drinks except for milk and unflavoured water in an effort to quell sky high rates of tooth decay amongst young British children. But the ban is proving too late for many children, with many school head teachers noticing that far too many…

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new job teeth, smile your way into a new job, job interview, smiling

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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kings college london stem cell growth

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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english kids, dentistry, second, class

Are children in England being failed by NHS Dentistry? It’s no secret that children love sugar. If you offer them a chocolate bar vs some healthy carrot sticks, we all know what they’re going to choose. But a rise in sugar and a drop in the number of NHS dentists is landing English children in…

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implants, dentistry, discount, teeth

Dental Implants are a great way of regenerating a smile. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or just one, they are durable, natural looking and act as a fantastic replacement for real teeth. One thing that always puts people off opting for dental implants is because of the cost of implants. For something the size…

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dental implants, stem cell regeneration, stem cell teeth, jeremy lao, dentistry

Ever lost a tooth or two?  considered dental implants? in the future, you might not have to.   A dentist in Colombia – Dr. Jeremy Mao – and his team of dentists from Columbia University were able to regenerate and re-grow missing teeth using stem cells. The stem cells act as a scaffold for which…

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henry schein digital symposium, dental, dentistry, dental exhibition

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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sensitive mouth needs dental kit

Teenagers up to the age of 18 in the UK are entitled to free dental treatment on the NHS. Taking kids to the dentist when they are young is often easy. As a parent, you book their appointment and take them along to see the dentist. Sadly though, when they become a teenager and become…

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NHS, Dentistry, deprived, poverty, dental care, children's dentistry

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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vegan, toothpaste, vegan friendly, veganism, dentistry

Is vegan toothpaste the way forward? Being vegan is more than just not eating animal products, it’s about omitting animal products for all aspects of your life. From your hair and beauty products to your clothing, accessories and household products.   Veganism is much More than just food. Vegans have to give a lot of…

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kids, childrens oral health, dentistry, kids at the dentist, NHS

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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https://www.defactodentists.com/blog/morning-sickness-teeth/

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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Children in the UK have access to free dental care on the NHS. Ensuring that children attend dental appointments from a young age is crucial to ensure that they develop good dental habits from a young age. If a child pays good attention to their teeth and gums when they are young, they can prevent…

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NHS, government, BBC, dentistry, patients, dental treatment,

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,…

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dentist and patient in conversation

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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bad, brushing, habits, toothbrush

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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5 things 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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Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming more and more popular as time goes on. We wont lie and tell you that they are incredibly affordable but they certainly have their benefits! They’re the perfect way to make up for lost teeth, or even just to replace rotten ones. There are many reasons someone would get implants and…

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children visit the dentist

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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replace a filling

It’s common nowadays for an individual to have a filling. However, it may not be common knowledge that sometimes you need to replace a filling… Tooth decay affects around 31% of adults. So, it’s not surprising that fillings are as common as they are. But, before we get to why you would need to replace…

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the history of barbering

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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scuba divers need more 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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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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Our featured practices have been busy as ever this week! Have a look to find out what the best dentists in the UK have been doing! Town Hall Dental To apply for the position click here (X) Deveron Dental Centre The Briars United Dental Care Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

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dental check-ups

According to a recent statement made by a top UK dentist, dental check-ups every six months aren’t required. Patients have to challenge dentists who insist they return for dental check-ups every six months, the country’s most senior dentist has urged – amid warnings that dental treatment is becoming a “rich man’s hobby”.The dentist in question…

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You may have heard of PRP and its implementation in dentistry before. If you haven’t and you’re asking yourself, “What is PRP?” this is the article for you PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a by-product of blood that is incredibly rich in platelets. PRP has been used for some time in hospitals to accelerate…

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This article on how you could be ruining your smile aims to show you small things you could change to improve your oral health. People have a more extensive knowledge of dental health these days, but brushing two times a day with toothpaste may not be all you need to do. Here are some hints…

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