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Dentistry: Articles and features

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest treatments available in private dentistry and cosmetic dental treatments.

  • What is an orthodontist? What Is An Orthodontist?An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has completed 2-3 years of orthodontics training in addition to the standard four years of dental school. This gives the orthodontist special skills to...
  • NHS dentistry Rise in dentistryThe UK has two types of dentist schemes: private dentistry, and NHS dentists. NHS dentist prices are fixed and subsidised by the government, so treatment fees are often a lot less. This article is...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to veneers Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide to VeneersDental veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment which improve the appearance of crooked, stained, or damaged teeth. A veneer is a wafer thin layer of porcelain (or other composite material)...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to tooth whitening Tooth whiteningTooth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment that involves bleaching your teeth to remove stains and general discolouration. It is a safe and highly effective way to lighten the...
  • Choosing a cosmetic dentist: a patient's guide Choosing a cosmetic dentistChoosing which cosmetic dentist is the right one for you can be quite a daunting experience. How do you know they offer what you want? How do you know you can trust them to do the best for you? How...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to invisible braces Whippendell dental clinic - invisalignIn 2001 the branch of dentistry known as orthodontics (teeth straightening) was revolutionised by a new type of invisible brace. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign takes all the embarrassment out of...
  • Choosing a teeth whitening clinic Tooth whiteningModern life is not kind to our teeth. Tea, coffee, cigarette smoke, red wine and a wide range of other food and drink all cause staining and discolouration, leaving us a long way short of a sparkling...
  • Cosmetic dental treatments Cosmetic dentistry benefits TV show winner Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the aesthetics of your smile. Many people don't feel confident about smiling in photographs, and feel wary of showing their teeth in social interactions...
  • Are your facial lines and wrinkles getting you down? Botox injectionMost people are aware of the dental treatments that are available nowadays and that, if you want a dental problem fixed, there are now various solutions that you can have other than dentures. Also...
  • 10 ways ways to counter your fear of dentistry dental anxietyDental anxiety can be formidable, causing you to avoid going to the dentist even when you know you should. The good news is that there are lots of ways to counter your fear of dentistry; some that...
  • What is a dental bridge? dental bridgesLosing a tooth through an accident or injury or as a result of decay can be very traumatic. It can affect the way you look and the way you speak, as well as compromising your ability to chew....
  • Wisdom tooth extraction: should I go private? Teeth whitening clinics – are they safe?Having problems with your wisdom teeth is not unusual. These are the last adult teeth to break through the gums and, for reasons that are not entirely clear, modern humans often do not have...
  • Receding gums: are they normal? Receding gums should be treated with a good oral hygiene regimeReceding gums is the term used to describe gums that have shrunk back to reveal the lower, normally unexposed and protected part of your teeth. It is a very common problem, but just because it...
  • Gum disease treatment – going private ToothbrushesGum disease treatment is usually part of the normal care your dentist provides for your teeth, so it may be covered by your NHS treatment, or be part of your private therapy. However, in some cases,...
  • Veneers for teeth: a buyers guide Veneers for teethVeneers for teeth can be used to correct a wide range of both physical and cosmetic problems, including stained teeth, chipped or broken teeth, unsightly gaps, crooked teeth and excessive erosion....
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