Are you afraid of the dentist’s chair?

Odontophobia is the fear of dentistry and receiving dental treatment.

Fear of the dentist is common. It is estimated that 75% or people experience some degree of dental fear, whilst 5-10% suffer from acute anxiety which can lead to severe panic attacks.  

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The world’s oldest case of toothache

Palaeontologists from North America discovered the fossilised jaw bone of Labidosaurus hamatus, a one-metre long lipped lizard, which existed nearly 200 million years ago in the Permian period of the Palaeozoic era, and concluded that it is possibly the earliest discovered animal to have suffered from toothache.

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Stem cells found in gums

A recent study from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC) has shown that stem cells found in gum tissue have clinical applications for tissue regeneration and immunoregulation. 

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Speed dating smiles!

It turns out that men and women are looking for the same thing after all……straight white teeth!

Don’t worry if you feel like your hair isn’t voluminous enough, your legs are too short or your shoulders too narrow…just make sure you have a nice smile!  

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Tooth whitening

Many people have considered tooth whitening at some point. Whiter teeth look more attractive, as they appear cleaner and healthier. But why do teeth discolour, and what can be done to correct this? 

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Your invisalign dentist

Surveys say a great smile puts you on track to a job promotion and a better love life, while health experts conclude that having straight teeth is the only way to ensure your teeth will be kept in good working condition late into life.

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Veneers

If you are unhappy with the colour, length, shape or size of your teeth, you may have thought about getting veneers. 

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Invisalign braces for adults

If you are unhappy with your smile then you may have been considering braces.   However, you may also be dreading the thought of wearing fixed metal braces, especially if your job or career requires you to have constant contact with clients or the public.  

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Endodontics awareness campaign launch

Leading professionals from British Dental Health Foundation are launching the Saving Teeth Awareness Campaign ( www.savingteeth.co.uk ).  Promoted by the widespread lack of awareness amongst patients that many teeth can be saved by endodontics (treatment of diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue).

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Discontinuation of invisalign retainers

From midnight April 30th 2011, Invisalign® retainers will be discontinued in favour of Vivera® retainers. Vivera retainers have proved incredibly popular amongst our customer base and they offer additional clinical benefits over Invisalign retainers.

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Living with dentures

It is, for some people, the only solution to restore missing teeth. Dentures whether full or partial are generally associated with senior citizens. Let me enlighten you, this is not always the case. The smile of this handsome young man (opposite) depicts is a prime example. He is wearing a full upper denture. 

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