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Dentistry news : October 2008

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

  • Chelsy Davy has wisdom teeth extraction Chelsy DavyChelsy Davy is in so much pain following the removal of her wisdom teeth that Prince Harry has flown home to see her. The Royal, 24, was training with British troops in Canada when he heard she had...
  • UK dental implants: Why few dentists offer dental implants Tooth whiteningNew research* from Implantium, a newly launched provider of dental implant solutions (implant supplier), reveals that a lack of skills is the main reason why so few dentists offer dental implants. ...
  • Expert warns against DIY tooth whitening Tooth whiteningAn expert in dentistry has advised consumers who are considering whitening their own teeth to think again as they could cause costly damage. According to Dr Prav Solanki, founder of the Cosmetic...
  • Cosmetic dentistry clinic to offer free oral cancer screening Tooth whiteningA London cosmetic dentistry centre will offer free oral cancer screening for 18 to 25-year-old women from November 16th to 22nd. Aqua Dental Spa has teamed up with Optident, which distributes oral...
  • Over a third of Brits 'embarrassed' by their teeth Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide to VeneersNew research suggests that many British people would be more than happy to visit a cosmetic dentist to fix their smile.
  • Private dentist offers new treatment for denture wearers Tooth whiteningPeople who wear dentures can now benefit from a minimally invasive dental treatment that allows the lower dentures to be snapped into place for a more secure fit. The option is suitable for patients...
  • NHS dentists 'failing elderly people' Private dentistsElderly people have only poor access to NHS dentists meaning that they are left with a choice between seeking private dentistry or doing without, it has been claimed. Help the Aged told BBC...
  • Orthodontists and dentists join together What Is An Orthodontist?Experts from different medical fields can work together to improve people's smiles, it has been revealed. Dr Seth Thaller, a past president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS),...
  • Brits adopt subtle dental treatments Marbella clinic - dental treatmentBritish consumers are choosing to have more subtle and less invasive cosmetic dentistry as opposed to dramatic smile makeovers, a new survey has found. Research by the British Academy of Cosmetic...
  • Mouth rinses stop bad breath but may stain teeth 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening Cosmetic dentists may be benefiting from the popularity of mouth washes, if the latest review from the Cochrane Library is anything to go by. The review found that over-the-counter mouthwashes are...
  • British teeth yet to catch up with Americans Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide to VeneersCosmetic dentistry is common in the US but, while it is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, Brits are yet to catch up with Americans in terms of the quality of their smile, it has been claimed.