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Orthodontic treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Orthodontic treatment ‘improves self esteem’

Three-quarters of American orthodontists have had orthodontic treatment themselves, according to a new survey. Research by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has found that between 50 per cent and 75 per cent of the US population would benefit from treatment. "We know that orthodontic treatment can improve a patient’s dental health, overall health and […]


AACD membership ‘record high’

AACD membership ‘record high’

Membership to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has increased to a record level for the fifth consecutive year. The organisation now has 8,045 members in 70 different countries and attributes the growth to the "overall boom" in the industry over the last few years. "Being able to lead the profession in the art […]


Teeth whitening ‘must be performed by professionals’

Teeth whitening ‘must be performed by professionals’

Australian dental authorities are preparing to take on beauty practitioners who offer unregulated teeth whitening treatments. Reported by the Age, the chemicals used to brighten teeth can cause irritation and burning to the gum or face. The Dental Practitioners Board of Victoria is to sue a beauty practitioner in two months following a complaint by […]


Cosmetic dentistry ‘addresses many problems’

Cosmetic dentistry ‘addresses many problems’

Cosmetic dental treatments can help correct a number of smile issues, it has been claimed. According to Dallas cosmetic dentist Dr Gary Alhadef, procedures such as teeth whitening to porcelain veneers can help correct any problem someone has with their teeth. Teeth whitening can help people who wish their smile was brighter, veneers can straighten […]


Dentists ‘create beautiful smiles’

Dentists ‘create beautiful smiles’

One of the best things about being a dentist is the chance to create beautiful smiles, according to one dentist. In a presentation to female dental students at the University of North Carolina, Dr Bobbi Stanley explained that there were numerous positive aspects of being a dentist. "From the satisfaction of literally creating beautiful smiles, […]


Cost and time-effective implant technology developed

Cost and time-effective implant technology developed

New technology means that dental implants no longer have to be expensive or time-consuming. Reported by WHEC-TV, a patent for hybridge implant procedure is currently under consideration. Dr Frank Lamar of the Elmwood Dental Restoration and Implant Centre has developed a row of resin dentures which are fasted to five or six metal implants. The […]


Teeth whitening treatments ‘defy ageing’

Teeth whitening treatments ‘defy ageing’

Teeth whitening is an effective way of reducing the signs of ageing and looking good, according to a fashion expert. Charla Krupp, former beauty director at Glamour magazine and former ex-senior director at In Style, has claimed that along with non-surgical enhancements such as Botox and fillers, having a teeth-whitening treatment will delay the signs […]


Dental tourism ‘cheap and safe’

Dental tourism ‘cheap and safe’

Cheaper medical costs do not necessarily mean lower quality of care, reports LifeWire. Tim Wallace, vice president of sales and marketing for Med Journeys, a medical tourism agency, told the news service that nearly 80 per cent of doctors the company uses are trained in the UK or US. Robert Painter, a travel writer from […]


Kylie ‘nation’s favourite smile’

Kylie ‘nation’s favourite smile’

Kylie Minogue has the nation’s favourite celebrity smile, according to a new poll. Tesco Dental Insurance reports that the pint-sized star was closely followed by Kelly Brook, Liz Hurley and Natalie Portman. Simon Cowell, who is well known for having cosmetic dentistry on his pearly whites was voted in twelfth place. When asked which smiles […]


Patients ‘want rather than need dental work’

Patients ‘want rather than need dental work’

Going to the dentist is no longer a chore, according to the Esthetic Dentistry Dental Group. Reported in LA Downtown News, the dental group claimed: "Today’s dental culture is shifting. It is moving from a dentistry of ‘needs’ to one of ‘wants’." "People are flooding dental offices seeking tooth whitening, bonding, veneers and orthodontics," it […]