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Dentistry news : September 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private dentistry in the UK.
  • Tooth whitening on the increase dental floss smileA growing number of people are seeking out tooth whitening treatment, a trend which is thought to be down to greater numbers giving up smoking after the public ban.A survey by the British Academy of...
  • Tooth whitening increase since smoking ban ashtray: tooth whitening increase since smoking banThere has been a 12% increase in tooth whitening treatments since the start of the smoking ban.Figures, published in Which? magazine today (Thursday) suggest that there has been a surge in the number...
  • 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening Teeth may well bear the brunt of daily doses of black coffee and red wine, but there is no longer any excuse for putting up with the stains, according to one satisfied patient.Writing in the Daily...
  • Hungary proves a hit for dental treatment Dental treatment in HungaryA growing number of British people are recognising the benefits of travelling to Europe for private dental treatment amid the ongoing NHS dentistry crisis.The recent introduction of a new dental...
  • Figures show rise in private dentistry Rise in dentistryNew figures have revealed that a significant proportion of dentists' earnings are not coming from NHS dentistry, indicating that many have moved into private dentistry.Less than 42 per cent of...
  • Dental implant patients told to avoid paracetamol pillsPatients who have received a new prosthesis or dental implants may heal better if they avoid paracetamol, a new study has suggested.Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used medicines, but new...
  • Which? slams illegal tooth whitening industry smile after cosmetic dentistryConsumer champion Which? has slammed beauty salons that carry out tooth whitening illegally as they do not employ qualified staff for the treatments. A new trend for Hollywood-style white teeth has...
  • Home tooth whitening kits warning Britesmile tooth whitening service - UKAn investigation by trading standards has discovered that some home tooth whitening kits can contain illegally high level of hydrogen peroxide. A report in consumer magazine Which? reveals that the...
  • NHS dentistry fails Preston youngsters child brushing teethOver half of young people in the Preston area of Lancashire have experienced tooth decay, suggesting that the government is failing in its provision of dental treatment.A survey of children in...
  • Smoking found to harm oral surgery outcome oral surgerySmokers who are considering private dentistry may want to think about giving up cigarettes first, as a new study has found that smoking can affect the outcome of oral surgery.Researchers from the...