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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 […]


Belgrade ‘dental tourism hotspot’

Belgrade ‘dental tourism hotspot’

Belgrade is emerging as a popular destination for dental holidays, it has been claimed. Alex Cocic-Hall, founder and managing director of Healthwizard, the parent company of YourFavouriteDentist.co.uk, explained that after being quoted £5,500 by a UK dentist for dental work he looked abroad for cheaper options. Mr Cocic-Hall flew to Belgrade to have two bridges […]


Advanced technology developed for patients

Advanced technology developed for patients

There has been great improvement in the cosmetic dentistry industry, a new report has claimed. According to Research and Markets, a marketing resource firm, as people take more care of their teeth, greater emphasis has been placed of technological advancement in the field. Tooth-shaded resins have been developed that dentists can paint on and bond […]


Tooth whitening products ‘held back by red tape’

Tooth whitening products ‘held back by red tape’

The regulation of cosmetic products could risk stifling innovation, it has been claimed. Chris Flower, head of the UK cosmetics and perfumery association CTPA, told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that with some products, such as tooth whitening treatments, it is unclear whether they should be classed as a cosmetic or a medicine. He said that this presents EU […]


Orthodontics industry ‘keeps improving’

Orthodontics industry ‘keeps improving’

The world of orthodontics is constantly improving, it has been reported. According to the Orlando Sentinel, teenagers are no longer embarrassed about having braces fitted, but are embracing them as a new fashion accessory. Developments in the industry during the 1970s involved a new technique named direct bonding which involves attaching nickel titanium to metal […]