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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 […]


Teeth-whitening ‘should only be offered by professionals’

Teeth-whitening ‘should only be offered by professionals’

There are a number of beauty salons offering teeth-whitening treatment, reports the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). However, many of these salons are unregulated and do not have restrictions on the procedures, it claims. According to the BACD, some patients who have had such treatment have reported burns on their gums or marks left […]


Medical tourism a”credible option”

Medical tourism a”credible option”

Patients who seek dental care abroad are not just doing it "on a whim", according to StatMedica.com. The firm, which provides information about healthcare in Poland, states that the media and the public often misunderstand the term ‘medical tourism’ to mean a form of leisure activity or holiday. According to managing partner of the firm […]


Tooth-straightening technique ‘without the metal-mouth’

Tooth-straightening technique ‘without the metal-mouth’

Heavy metal braces and bands have been updated with a newer, more attractive form of teeth-straightening techniques, reports the New York Post. Invisalign, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America uses 3D technology to create customised aligners from impressions of the patients teeth. No drilling is involved and the results of the six-month […]


TV makeovers lead to increase in veneers, says BACD

TV makeovers lead to increase in veneers, says BACD

Television makeover shows have led to a "big rise" in people seeking veneers, according to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). It claims the popularity of veneers have increased by nearly 144 per cent, which can be attributed to the fact that the procedures are used "on pretty much every show". Tif Qureshi, public […]