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Dentistry news : February 2009

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private dentistry in the UK.

  • Modern lifestyle affects tooth decay toothbrushes Scientists believe that modern lifestyle habits may have a greater role to play in preventing tooth decay than the kinds of food people eat. Many experts have argued that sugar is the main cause...
  • Brits more interested in white smile than dental health teeth whiteningConsumers appear to be more concerned by the appearance of their teeth than their actual dental health, new research suggests. A study by Mintel found that over two fifths of Britons (41 per cent)...
  • Laser dentistry 'ideal for nervous patients' Cosmetic dentistry benefits TV show winner A growing number of consumers are benefitting from laser dentistry, but many still do not know much about the techniques involved, it has been claimed.
  • Dental advisor warns against DIY dentistry Teeth inspectionA dental expert has advised against performing DIY dentistry after a survey found that many people have been attempting to fix their own dental problems rather than visit an NHS dentist.
  • Eight per cent of people have tried DIY dentistry Which? logoNew research suggests that eight per cent of people in England have attempted do-it-yourself dentistry, either because they did not want to visit a dentist or were unable to get an appointment.
  • Healthy teeth 'a wise investment' teeth whiteningExperts have advised that maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a sensible investment as it can help to reduce the cost of private dentistry in the future.