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Tooth Decay: Modern Lifestyle, A Food For Thought?

Tooth Decay: Modern Lifestyle, A Food For Thought?

Modern lifestyle habits may have a greater influence on avoiding tooth decay than diet alone, claims new research from scientists at the Leeds Dental Institute. Experts have long since contended that sugar consumption is the root cause of tooth decay, but the review, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, found no association between sugar intake […]


Think tank recommends limiting dentists′ private work

Think tank recommends limiting dentists′ private work

Imposing a quota on the amount of private work a dentist can do, will improve NHS dentistry access, says the think tank New Local Government Network.  Dentists should be made to spend half their time on NHS patients, it said. It claimed that the restriction would be justified by the high cost – up to […]


Five a day may ruin your teeth, cosmetic dentist warns

Five a day may ruin your teeth, cosmetic dentist warns

Healthy eating may be damaging your teeth warns Dr Rahul Doshi of The Perfect Smile Studios & Academy in Hertfordshire.  A diet high in fruit and other healthy foodstuffs has implications for oral health that the general public are not aware of, he said.  “Other seeming ‘healthy’ things we consume, such as antacids, for example, […]


Botox for bruxism

Botox for bruxism

News this week that Jenny McCarthy likes a “little bit” of Botox. The comedian regaled Oprah and her audience with tips, claiming that Botox helps people feel better. But Botox doesn’t just have cosmetic and mood-elevating effects: now, it’s being touted as an effective treatment for bruxism, more commonly known as teeth-grinding.  Injecting the Botox […]


Costs and profit hurdles for NHS practices

Costs and profit hurdles for NHS practices

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants (NASDA) has released the figures of its 2007/2008 annual benchmarking exercise, showing that practices are getting bigger, employing more staff or generating revenue through staying open for longer.  These latest figures are illustrative of the second year of the NHS dental contract.  NHS dentists have suffered a small […]


Reloxin ready to come to the US as the “new Botox”

Reloxin ready to come to the US as the “new Botox”

Botox alternative Reloxin seems to be safe and effective in smoothing forehead wrinkles, a new US study has found. Reloxin has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but could prove a serious competitor to Botox, according to researchers.  Reloxin is approved for cosmetic use in 23 countries outside the US, […]


This just in: you could Botox away those blues

This just in: you could Botox away those blues

Botox may alleviate symptoms of depression according to new research. The annual British Association of Cosmetic Doctors heard that Botox injections’ relaxing effects on the frown muscles leads make it harder to maintain a negative mood.  No wonder that patients are budgeting for their Botox injections in the face of the recession.  The American Society […]


Green tea may boost periodontal health

Green tea may boost periodontal health

Routinely drinking green tea may help promote healthy teeth and gums, a Japanese study has found. The study surveyed the periodontal health of 940 men, aged between 49 and 59. The presence of all three indicators of periodontal disease – periodontal pocket depth, clinical attachment loss of the gum tissue, and bleeding on probing of […]


New GDC guidance on manufacturing dental appliances

New GDC guidance on manufacturing dental appliances

Dental practices registered with the General Dentistry Council have to abide by new standards when prescribing, manufacturing and fitting dental appliances, under guidance released this week.  Following a 12-week consultation, the GDC has released the guidance to promote a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities involved in commissioning or manufacturing dental appliances.  The guidance consists of […]


The Period Pains that Damage Your Teeth

The Period Pains that Damage Your Teeth

A study in General Dentistry has suggested that there may be an association between severe period pains and tooth erosion.   Whilst most women would agree that menstrual cycles can cause bloating, cramps, and headaches, some women suffer from a condition called dysmenorrhoea. This condition means that the woman experiences much more severe pain, and […]