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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 […]


Tooth shade ‘dependent on DNA’

Tooth shade ‘dependent on DNA’

A bright white smile is more attainable than ever before, according to Dr Brian Hale. The San Antonio dentist said that although the colour of teeth is largely dependent on the individual’s genetic makeup, new whitening technology can help achieve a brighter shade. "Speak with your cosmetic dentist," he advised. "He or she is the […]


Botox ‘more popular than ever’

Botox ‘more popular than ever’

There was a 51 per cent rise in Botox treatments last year, a new survey has found. According to research by Harley Medical Group, there has also been a 32 per cent rise in the number of surgical enquiries in the first two weeks of January, compared to the corresponding period one year ago. To […]


Porcelain veneers ‘give patient satisfaction’

Porcelain veneers ‘give patient satisfaction’

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, according to US firm Dream Smile. It explains that veneers can correct stubborn discoloration that cannot be removed by tooth whitening, gaps between teeth, chips and cracks in the surface, crookedness, misalignment and mismatched sizes. The firm says that the procedure will take around […]


Economy slowdown ‘hits cosmetic dentists’

Economy slowdown ‘hits cosmetic dentists’

Financial recession is hitting the cosmetic dental industry, reports the Associated Press. Joi Freemont, a dentist from Atlanta, said that regular teeth-whitening patients "now want to think about it a bit". She claimed that demand for braces is lessening, as "people were getting them for the kids, for themselves, but now they’re waiting". The news […]


New brace technology for adults

New brace technology for adults

Straight teeth can now be achieved quickly and inexpensively, it has been claimed. The Daily Mail reports that the Inman Aligner can straighten teeth in one month and at less than half the price of traditional treatments. Costing around £1,500, the system is made of a clear wire which can be slipped on and off […]


Whiter teeth ‘alternative to surgery’

Whiter teeth ‘alternative to surgery’

Teeth whitening treatments can rejuvenate the face and is a simpler, cheaper alternative to cosmetic surgery, it has been claimed. According to The White Teeth Company, not only do people associate white teeth with youth, a bright smile can distract attention from the signs of ageing such as laughter lines. "You can spend thousands of […]