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Cosmetic dental work a”treat”

Cosmetic dental work a”treat”

Cosmetic dentistry treatment can be a "treat" for some adults who are unsatisfied with their teeth, it has been claimed. Phil Soraino, a former Army paratrooper and ski instructor, explained how at age 74, he had become so dissatisfied with having a large overbite that he decided to have treatment. After also damaging previous dental […]


‘Patients rate smiles higher than dentists’

‘Patients rate smiles higher than dentists’

People have a better perception of their smile than dentists do, research has found. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the average person rated their smile at 59.1 out of 100, compared to their dentists who gave an average rating of 40.7 per cent. Independent periodontists gave an even […]


Potts ‘dazzles’ royal audience with new smile

Potts ‘dazzles’ royal audience with new smile

Paul Potts, winner of Britain’s Got Talent, displayed not only his vocal abilities on Sunday’s Royal Variety Performance, but also his bright new smile. The singer recently underwent cosmetic dental surgery in order to improve his teeth and told the Sun newspaper he feels much more confident. Mr Potts’ cosmetic dentist, Dr Johann Styger from […]


Thailand ‘sees soaring medical tourism’

Thailand ‘sees soaring medical tourism’

The Thai medical tourism industry is experiencing "rapid growth", according to a market research report into the country. According to the Opportunities in Thailand Tourism Industry (2007-09) report by industry research firm RNCOS, the number of tourists are expected to increase by up to eight per cent a year between 2007-11. Medical tourism in the […]


Teeth-whitening”dramatically”improves self-confidence

Teeth-whitening”dramatically”improves self-confidence

Teeth-whitening can have an instantly dramatic effect not only an individual’s appearance, but also on their self-confidence and happiness, it has been suggested. NovaWhite, a teeth-whitening treatment company, have claimed that patients undergoing treatment see an impressive change in the way they feel about themselves, simply by improving the colour of their teeth. "If you […]


Smiles suggest personality, expert claims

Smiles suggest personality, expert claims

A person displays their personality through their smile, according to one body language expert. Reported by Florida Today, Patti Wood has been travelling to different cities as part of the Smile Personality Analysis project in order to examine how different personalities are displayed through a smile. Ms Wood claims there are over 50 types of […]


Correcting a gap-toothed smile ‘can restore confidence’

Correcting a gap-toothed smile ‘can restore confidence’

Gaps between teeth are often "quite embarrassing", reports bestsyndication.com. According to the website, although gap-toothed smile can be an interesting characteristic, it is often associated with bad dental hygiene. It also claims that gaps between teeth can be a precursor to problems like gingivitis as they can be a breeding ground for bacteria. "There are […]


‘Teenagers want fast results from dental treatment’

‘Teenagers want fast results from dental treatment’

Fashionable teenagers are trying to achieve a Hollywood smile, reports abc7. It claims that new treatments such as veneers have replaced traditional braces as a way of straightening teeth. Dr Zack Zaibak told the news provider that increasingly, many of his teenage patients want to see fast results. "With the advancements in dentistry and technology […]


Cosmetic procedure industry announces self-regulation

Cosmetic procedure industry announces self-regulation

A quality mark is to be awarded to clinics which adhere to an agreed code of practice when performing non-surgical cosmetic procedures, BUPA has announced. Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, chairman of the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services’ (IHAS) Working Group on Cosmetic Surgery and medical director for BUPA, said that failing to follow codes of practice is […]


Cosmetic dental treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Cosmetic dental treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Following research that 27 per cent of people believe having cosmetic dental work done will improve the quality of their life, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) claims it can improve an individual’s self confidence. According to the organisation, although other things matter, it is improving individual’s teeth which can really make a difference […]