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Published on August 28, 2014

A pain-free future for dentistry?

A pain-free future for dentistry?

A survey by the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed one in three people find visiting the dentist frightening. 31% of respondents claimed needles and injections were their main cause of fear whilst 25% were most concerned about pain. Are you among those scared of visiting the dentist? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear [...]

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Published on March 31, 2014

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Public Health England has published a new report outlining the benefits of water fluoridation in England. According to the report, children living in areas where the water is fluoridated have better oral health than those in non-fluoridated areas. As many as 45% fewer children aged 1 to 4 years in fluoridated areas are admitted to [...]

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Published on March 25, 2014

StockdaleMartin’s first smartphone app is launched!

StockdaleMartin’s first smartphone app is launched!

Us Brits spend, on average, a whopping 41 hours each month using our smartphones. That’s more than one hour per day! Not only are we spending a lot of time on them, the number of times we reach for our phone is on the increase. Let’s face it, we’re hooked! The way we use our [...]

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Published on February 21, 2014

Could stress be affecting your teeth?

Could stress be affecting your teeth?

The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that 10 per cent of the UK population grinds their teeth at night, a condition also known as Bruxism. The BDA has also reported that dental professionals are seeing a rise in the condition. According to the Bruxism Association, the reason for tooth grinding is not always clear.  Among [...]

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Published on February 14, 2014

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

On Thursday the 13th February the Health and Social Care Information released new statistics about dentistry in the UK. The figures revealed that in 2013, 29.9 million patients were seen by an NHS dentist. This equates to 55.9% of the UK population and is an increase on the figures from March 2006, which is when [...]

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Published on February 5, 2014

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

Figures revealed by the British Dental Association in the autumn of 2013 show that tooth decay among children is still a big problem, with 27.9% of five-year-olds in England affected by the condition. The first line of advice that you would normally give to a child with evidence of tooth decay is to reduce their [...]

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Published on January 24, 2014

A cinematic experience in the dental chair

A cinematic experience in the dental chair

For many, visiting the dentist is a nerve-wracking experience. To combat this, a German company called Zeiss has recently brought to market the Cinemizer OLED Dental Kit. The kit consists of a lightweight display which is worn as glasses and can show a variety of films to calm and distract patients during the appointment. For [...]

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Published on January 8, 2014

Not sure if you’re brushing effectively? Now you can let your toothbrush decide!

Not sure if you’re brushing effectively? Now you can let your toothbrush decide!

The 2014 International CES (consumer electrics and technology) show marked the launch of the new Kolibree smart toothbrush. It’s the world’s first toothbrush which uses Bluetooth technology to link to an app on your smartphone, recording your daily brushing habits. It records the number of brush strokes, the duration of brushing, and can even detect [...]

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Published on November 12, 2013

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

According to a new study, Childsmile scheme – a programme to encourage nursery children to brush their teeth, has saved more than £6m in NHS dental costs. Childsmile involves nursery staff providing free guidance and supervising children when brushing their teeth, every day at school. Despite the costly amount to setup the programme, £1.8m a [...]

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Published on August 21, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry – the good, the bad, the ugly

Cosmetic dentistry – the good, the bad, the ugly

The majority of news about cosmetic dentistry is in the national press, reports of unlucky consumers suffering from expensive and poor dentistry is typical. But how many of these stories reflect the true cosmetic dentistry landscape? Reports in the press state that many who call themselves “cosmetic dentists” do so regardless of their specific education, [...]

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