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New Oral B survey suggests most Brits put off seeking help for health and dental issues

New Oral B survey suggests most Brits put off seeking help for health and dental issues

A new survey conducted by Oral B has revealed that the majority of Brits put off seeking help for health and dental issues.  The poll, which was carried to mark the release of Oral B’s new toothpaste, Gumline Purify, found that it takes the average adult up to nine days to make an appointment for […]


Aldridge dental practice expansion plans get the green light

Aldridge dental practice expansion plans get the green light

A dental practice in Aldridge is set to expand after receiving the green light from planning officers at Walsall Council.  The owners of The Priory Dental Practice, which is located on Portland Road, will now be able to add two new treatment rooms. This is the second time the practice has submitted a planning application. […]


Fishguard dental team throws support behind Mouth Cancer Action Month

Fishguard dental team throws support behind Mouth Cancer Action Month

A dental team from Fishguard has thrown its support behind Mouth Cancer Action Month to raise awareness of oral cancer in November.  Dentists, dental nurses and reception staff at Vergam Dental Practice have been wearing blue t-shirts to support the annual initiative to educate patients about mouth cancer. Every year, more than 8,000 new cases […]


Love, love me tooth!

Love, love me tooth!

A tooth belonging to one of the most iconic musicians of all time is set to be displayed in Bristol. Michael Duk, a collector, who bought the tooth at auction for £19,000, has agreed to lend the rather bizarre artefact to a Bristol dentist to mark Mouth Cancer Action Month. Having bought the tooth, Mr […]


Tributes pour in for popular Mattishall dentist

Tributes pour in for popular Mattishall dentist

Former colleagues and patients have paid tribute to a hugely popular Mattishall dentist. Jim Baines, who cared for patients in Dereham for more than 40 years, passed away on Friday 25th October at the age of 87. Jim was an active member of the local community, and he treated several generations during his time at […]


Scottish dental group joins Dementia Friends initiative to provide training for over 300 employees

Scottish dental group joins Dementia Friends initiative to provide training for over 300 employees

Scottish dental group, Clyde Munro, has joined Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friends initiative to provide training for more than 300 employees. Dementia Friends is a programme, which is designed to help improve awareness of dementia and its impact on individuals and their families. As part of a new partnership, around 160 dentists and 140 other members […]


Cornwall dental practice becomes the first to support new sustainable bamboo brush scheme

Cornwall dental practice becomes the first to support new sustainable bamboo brush scheme

A dental practice in St Austell, Cornwall, has become the first to support a sustainable bamboo toothbrush scheme. Simon Fox, principal dentist at Fox’s Dental Care, explained that he took the decision to sign up to the new initiative run by Refuse & ReUse because he’s passionate about the environment. Refuse & ReUse, a South […]


NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that NHS England will be launching new mental health support services for medical and dental professionals.  Under new measures, which are designed to support those struggling with stress and symptoms of psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety, more than 180,000 doctors and dentists will have access […]


Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists have issued a warning over cheap teeth straightening kits, which are available to buy online.  Braces provided by dental experts usually cost in the region of £2,000 to £5,000, but online firms are offering cut-price braces for less than £1,500. SmileDirectClub, which is targeting patients on a budget, claims that cheaper braces can be […]


Dundee dental surgery forced to cancel appointments after thieves wreak havoc

Dundee dental surgery forced to cancel appointments after thieves wreak havoc

A dental surgery in Dundee was forced to cancel and postpone appointments, after thieves wreaked havoc, trashing treatment rooms and damaging the computer system.  Thieves broke into The White Pearl dental surgery on Tudhope Terrace just before 11pm on Wednesday 25th September. Gaining access to the premises through the window of the ground floor toilet, […]