Cosmetic Dentistry Guide News

German insurance companies could limit braces cover after study reveals lack of evidence to support long-term dental health benefits

German insurance companies could limit braces cover after study reveals lack of evidence to support long-term dental health benefits

German insurance companies could limit braces cover in the future, after a study suggested that there was little evidence to support the fact that braces provide long-term dental health benefits. Ann Marini, spokeswoman for the federation of public health insurers, stated that it isn’t possible to say that braces achieve the middle or long-term benefits […]


Lancashire dentist urges patients to use mouth guards, as new year fitness regimes get into full swing

Lancashire dentist urges patients to use mouth guards, as new year fitness regimes get into full swing

It’s that time of year again when many of us try and stick to resolutions to eat more vegetables and do more exercise. As many head for the gym and vow to become more active, a dentist from Lancashire is encouraging those interested in contact, team and fighting sports to invest in a mouth guard. […]


The Mayor of Bury opens new and improved Synergy Dental Clinic

The Mayor of Bury opens new and improved Synergy Dental Clinic

The Mayor of Bury was a special guest at the relaunch of Synergy Dental Clinic recently. The practice has undergone extensive renovation and modernisation over the course of the last year, and the team was keen to show off the results of the revamp. Councillor Jane Black, Mayor of Bury, was on hand to join […]


New Sleaford dental practice attracts thousands of pre-registrations

New Sleaford dental practice attracts thousands of pre-registrations

A dental practice, which is due to open its doors to patients in Sleaford later this month, has already attracted thousands of pre-registrations. Staff at Treeline Dental Care in Southgate started to take calls in December, with over 1,000 people signing up for the new practice by the 5th December. The surgery will open 365 […]


Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

As reports reveal a significant increase in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK in the last decade, now is a perfect time to make a resolution to learn about mouth cancer and become more mouth-aware in the months ahead. Research published towards the end of 2018 underlined a rapid increase […]


UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

Children in the UK are consuming the total recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the time they turn 10, new research suggests. Figures show that children are consuming around 8 extra cubes of sugar per day, which equates to an additional 2,800 cubes per year. This is compared to the recommended daily […]


Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

A dentist from Pittsburgh has welcomed a new addition to his practice team in a bid to soothe anxious patients. Dr Ted Steliotes has recently started bringing his puppy, Smudge, into the office to help nervous patients feel more relaxed. Dr Steliotes, from Steliotes Dental Spa in McMurray, got his French bulldog puppy, Smudge, from […]


Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses in Northumberland have confirmed a further delay in the launch of a new dental contract after no successful bids were received during the tendering process. Last year, NHS England approved a new 7-year contract, which would cover the villages of Rothbury and Hadston, but the timeframe has now been revised. A small number […]


Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Patients, including those from deprived areas and vulnerable groups, are waiting up to three years to see a dentist in parts of Victoria, Australia, it has been revealed. Data suggests that pensioners, health card holders and refugees are being forced to join lists with an expected waiting time of more than 30 months, despite the […]


Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Dentists in Northern Ireland have called for new oral health plans to improve standards of dental health among patients and boost morale within the profession. The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has expressed fears of “stagnation” as subsidised dentistry has become “synonymous with low pay, low morale and longer working hours” and rates of […]