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Consumers ‘seek expert advice’ in cosmetic dentistry

Consumers ‘seek expert advice’ in cosmetic dentistry

People are much more likely to buy a teeth whitening product that has been personally recommended by a cosmetic dentist, it has been claimed. Reported in the New York Times, a number of cosmetic dentists have begun either designing their own products or are planning to. Dr Pia Leib, a US cosmetic dentist, told the […]


Botox industry ‘needs self-regulation’

Botox industry ‘needs self-regulation’

The Botox industry needs greater regulation as demand for it grows in the UK, according to one official. Sally Taber of the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) made her comments to BBC One’s Breakfast programme, claiming that the government has asked her organisation to suggest a form of self-regulation for the industry. Ms Taber said: […]


UK ‘poor dental health’

UK ‘poor dental health’

The poor state of the UK’s teeth does not become apparent until compared with the US, it has been claimed. Commenting on his Daily Telegraph blog, journalist Philip Sherwell explained that he had never considered how "dentally-challenged" the UK was before moving to the US. "I confess that I now find myself checking out the […]


Teeth whitening treatments ‘remove caffeine stains’

Teeth whitening treatments ‘remove caffeine stains’

Teeth whitening treatments are a good way of getting rid of stains caused by food and drink, it has been claimed. Dr Andrew Weil told the Vancouver Sun newspaper that any food or drink that can stain clothes, such as red wine, curry and coffee, can make marks on the consumer’s teeth. He suggested that […]


Orthodontic treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Orthodontic treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Three-quarters of American orthodontists have had orthodontic treatment themselves, according to a new survey. Research by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has found that between 50 per cent and 75 per cent of the US population would benefit from treatment. "We know that orthodontic treatment can improve a patient’s dental health, overall health and […]


AACD membership ‘record high’

AACD membership ‘record high’

Membership to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has increased to a record level for the fifth consecutive year. The organisation now has 8,045 members in 70 different countries and attributes the growth to the "overall boom" in the industry over the last few years. "Being able to lead the profession in the art […]


Teeth whitening ‘must be performed by professionals’

Teeth whitening ‘must be performed by professionals’

Australian dental authorities are preparing to take on beauty practitioners who offer unregulated teeth whitening treatments. Reported by the Age, the chemicals used to brighten teeth can cause irritation and burning to the gum or face. The Dental Practitioners Board of Victoria is to sue a beauty practitioner in two months following a complaint by […]


Cosmetic dentistry ‘addresses many problems’

Cosmetic dentistry ‘addresses many problems’

Cosmetic dental treatments can help correct a number of smile issues, it has been claimed. According to Dallas cosmetic dentist Dr Gary Alhadef, procedures such as teeth whitening to porcelain veneers can help correct any problem someone has with their teeth. Teeth whitening can help people who wish their smile was brighter, veneers can straighten […]


Dentists ‘create beautiful smiles’

Dentists ‘create beautiful smiles’

One of the best things about being a dentist is the chance to create beautiful smiles, according to one dentist. In a presentation to female dental students at the University of North Carolina, Dr Bobbi Stanley explained that there were numerous positive aspects of being a dentist. "From the satisfaction of literally creating beautiful smiles, […]


Cost and time-effective implant technology developed

Cost and time-effective implant technology developed

New technology means that dental implants no longer have to be expensive or time-consuming. Reported by WHEC-TV, a patent for hybridge implant procedure is currently under consideration. Dr Frank Lamar of the Elmwood Dental Restoration and Implant Centre has developed a row of resin dentures which are fasted to five or six metal implants. The […]