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Despite the high standards of modern dental care, thousands if not millions of UK patients suffer tooth loss every year due to a number of factors including injury, decay and gum disease.
Historically, the only solutions for tooth loss treatment were bridges and dentures. Today however, dental implants are becoming a far more common and accessible option. Read more
When considering cosmetic dentistry, it pays to be prepared
As recently as a decade ago, cosmetic dentistry, like other elective cosmetic procedures, was the preserve of the wealthy. Today, such practices are presented almost as a basic human right rather than a lifestyle choice, with businesses promising miraculous results filling almost every Sunday supplement, tempting everyday folk with money to spare to ‘upgrade’ their look.
However, like any elective procedure, cosmetic dentistry should be approached with care and consideration, particularly as the desired results may require invasive, destructive or irreversible procedures. Read more
Drugs have been incorporated with dental treatments since the Phoenicians began using Oil of Cloves to settle inflamed nerves over 4000 years ago.
Dentists today utilise drugs (including Oil of Cloves) to help fight oral diseases, prevent infection, reduce pain or swelling and even control anxiety.
Pharmacology (the branch of medicine involving the research & prescription of drugs) plays an important role in dentistry. Interactions between different drugs can cause undesirable effects, so it’s vital your dentist is aware of your full medical history. Read more