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Cosmetic dentists ‘should put patients at ease’

Cosmetic dentists ‘should put patients at ease’

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is an integral aspect of improving a smile, it has been claimed. San Diego dentist Dr James Lowe said that the most important thing to do is ensure the professional has the training and experience relevant to the required treatment. He reported that as the cosmetic dental industry is constantly […]


Smile ‘most distinct feature’

Smile ‘most distinct feature’

A person’s smile is the most "outstanding" feature of their face, it has been claimed. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies claims that someone’s smile is the first thing others notice and often defines their perception of them. "For this reason, many people try to make their smiles the best they can be […]


Lasers replacing drills in cosmetic dentistry

Lasers replacing drills in cosmetic dentistry

Following FDA approval, a number of American dentists are now using lasers in general and cosmetic dentistry, it has been reported. The Chicago Herald stated that teeth whitening, biopsy or lesion removal, gum disease treatments and fillings can all be prepared for by the use of lasers. It has been claimed that it is a […]


Dentists ‘can help fight bad breath’

Dentists ‘can help fight bad breath’

Cosmetic dentists can not only enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile but also deal with the problem of bad breath, it has been reported. US Dentist Dr Thomas O’Neil explained that the embarrassing condition can have a serious impact on social interaction at work and in patients’ spare time. Although chronic bad breath can […]


Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry event announced

The US is to host the world’s most comprehensive cosmetic dental event – Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2008 – in May. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the event will take place from May 6th -10th in New Orleans, Lousiana. Over 150 educational courses will be available, alongside lectures, hands-on workshops and […]


‘Continued maintenance essential’ for teeth whitening

‘Continued maintenance essential’ for teeth whitening

Teeth whitening patients need to maintain regular upkeep of their brighter smile, it has been claimed. According to The White Teeth Company, following the procedure teeth can often become stained again after a few months if they are not maintained. "The investment incurred to have the treatment will be wasted," the firm stated. It claims […]


Botox ‘should only be prescribed by professionals’

Botox ‘should only be prescribed by professionals’

People considering Botox injections to reduce the signs of ageing would do well to be remember that it should only be prescribed by medical officials, reports the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper explains that by law, only doctors, dentists and nurses can perform the treatment and that the same regulations apply to Botox’s competitor Vistabel. Both […]


Work stress ‘can lead to problems with teeth’

Work stress ‘can lead to problems with teeth’

Stress in the workplace could lead to serious dental problems, it has been claimed. Reported by South African press agency IOL, people under stress often suffer from bruxism – the unconscious act of grinding teeth and jaw clenching. Bruxism can also be caused by poor dental work or jaw misalignment the news source continued, adding […]


Patients urged to overcome dentist fear

Patients urged to overcome dentist fear

With new developments in dental clinics, the fear of going to a dentist should be a thing of the past, it has been claimed. Dr Birnbach, a Colorado general and cosmetic dentist, says that many dental clinics now administer the majority of treatments with no pain, give soothing massages and offer coffee on arrival. "I’m […]


Strips or professional treatment ‘more effective than whitening toothpaste’

Strips or professional treatment ‘more effective than whitening toothpaste’

Whitening toothpastes are bad for people’s teeth, it has been claimed. US dentists told the Spectator that the toothpaste is no better than normal products and will wear down tooth enamel in a similar way to sandpaper. They also claimed that the concentration of bleach is "insignificant" and therefore could never make any real difference […]