• Bossing it on hygiene

    BossKlein Alcohol Free Wipes, which are suitable for both skin and surfaces, and proven effective against enveloped viruses, including all coronaviruses, in 2 minutes.

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  • It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Find out how you can make a small difference this September.

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  • Breathe safe

    Struggling to get stock of FFP3 masks? Have you considered a respirator instead?

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  • Lockdown boosts demand for aesthetics

    There’s a real appetite for smile transformations right now.

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  • Using Digital to Connect with Patients

    A recent study showed that HALF of people in the UK admit they’ve only been brushing their teeth once a day since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown

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  • VAT exemption on PPE extended

    The Government has extended its measure to suspend VAT on personal protective equipment until 31 October.

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  • Good oral health may guard against Covid19

    It’s thought that people suffering from oral disease are more susceptible to infection.

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  • Welcoming dentists back to practice!

    Wishing all dentists returning to practice all the best today!

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  • How exercise can improve your oral health.

    There is a strong link between people’s BMI (Body Mass Index) and their dental health.

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  • Smart communications

    Research suggests that people are becoming increasingly averse to receiving phone calls – a phenomenon known as ‘Generation Mute’.

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  • A litre of saliva every day!

    Saliva is an important component of our digestive systems; it makes food easier to swallow

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  • Anathema to enamel

    Acid in lemon and other fruit juices can weaken tooth enamel while sugar feeds the bacteria that cause decay, making consumption of pancakes a perfect storm in terms of tooth decay.

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  • Antibiotic awareness

    Dentists, students and trainees across the UK are being urged to take part in an online survey which aims to build an understanding of dentists' knowledge of the prescribing of antimicrobials.

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  • World Cancer Day

    February 4 marks World Cancer Day which is led by the Union for International Cancer Control and facilitated in the UK by Cancer Research.

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  • Decayed Teeth

    The cost to the NHS of removing severely decayed teeth in under-18s has escalated over the last five years

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  • Instagram generation ‘risking smiles’

    Illegal whitening treatments, DIY braces and other treatments promising a perfect smile for...

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  • Shockingly sugary

    For many people, the launch of seasonal drinks menus in their favourite high street coffee shops is a sign that Christmas has arrived.

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  • Lose the booze!

    Half of smokers and 40% of drinkers say they would drop their intake if they were better informed about the associated cancer risk, a new study has shown.

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  • Teeth aren't bones

    Despite sharing many of the same characteristics, teeth aren’t bones. They contain dentin, which is as hard as bone

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  • Blue Wednesday

    13th November was ‘Blue Wednesday’ – a date you may not be aware of unless you or somebody close to you has been affected by mouth cancer.

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  • Could flossing prevent dementia?

    Your patients already know that flossing is an important part of their oral hygiene routine, essential for preventing decay.

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  • Gender inequality

    Falling incomes, dropping patient numbers and persistent inequality for women

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  • Mind your head

    Eighty-four per cent of NHS dentists say their job has negatively affected their mental health, according to the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey.

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  • World Smile Day

    If the drawing in of the days has got you feeling down, fear not – October 4 is World Smile Day and a chance to remind ourselves that there are always reasons to be cheerful!

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  • Wear it pink

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the charity Breast Cancer Now encouraging people to get involved in fundraising and their ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign to increase awareness of the disease.

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  • Caution urged on DIY ortho

    The British Orthodontic Society and the Oral Health Foundation have announced they’re teaming up on a national campaign to warn the public

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  • The cost of beauty

    Dentists offering Botox treatments in their clinics will have to choose whether to absorb increased costs or pass them to patients after a court ruled

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  • Healthy body, bad teeth

    A new study has revealed that the sugar in energy drinks, gels and bars causes athletes to have significant oral disease levels

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  • Oral health goes deeper than a shiny smile

    Plaque left on the teeth – especially just beneath the marginal gum line – is a major contributing factor to both tooth decay and gum disease

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  • Perfect teeth by post

    There’s been a hot debate across the UK’s dental industry as US-based teledentistry firm SmileDirectClub officially launched on this side of the pond

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  • Sugary drinks linked to cancer

    As a dental professional, you already regard too much sugar as the enemy – by now we’re all only too aware of its effects on oral health.

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  • Tips for treating kids

    Making trips to the dentist a positive experience from the very start can have a lifelong impact on oral health

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  • Dental crisis looms

    Experts have warned that a dental crisis is looming as more and more evidence of poor NHS dentistry provision emerges.

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  • Chronic disease amongst children

    The number one chronic disease amongst children in the UK isn’t diabetes, asthma or cancer – it’s tooth decay.

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  • Bacteria in plaque

    Did you know that plaque contains over 300 species of bacteria?

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  • Effective infection control

    Infection control is a key concern for clinicians and patients alike and in a busy practice, it’s crucial that the products and systems you use are not only effective, but efficient too!

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  • Alternatives to single use plastic

    Plastic is a pretty hot topic right now – specifically the single use plastics that are pouring into our landfills and our oceans at ever-increasing rates.

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  • Plastic Free July

    Around the world right now, people are refusing single use plastic as part of the Plastic Free July movement, which aims to raise awareness about the unnecessary, throwaway items that are clogging up our landfills and oceans.

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  • Carbon offsetting for dentists

    It’s impossible to escape the news about climate crisis these days, and as an eco-conscious dentist, you might be feeling torn over single use plastic, which is essential in almost every part of modern clinical practice.

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  • Care homes overlook oral health

    Over half of care homes (52%) in the UK have no policy to promote and protect the oral health of their residents, a shocking new report from the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

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  • The Singing Dentist!

    The Singing Dentist has topped Dentistry.co.uk’s Top 50 poll aimed at identifying the individuals who are having an impact on the industry

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  • Dental infections linked to stroke

    A fascinating 10-year study conducted at a university in Finland has uncovered strong links between dental bacteria and the onset of blood clots resulting in stroke, heart attacks and deep vein thrombosis.

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  • Tough teeth

    Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body – even harder than bone?

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  • False teeth need care too

    With the world population of over 60s expected to double by 2050, the Oral Health Foundation has just released new guidelines on denture care.

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  • Do the floss!

    It might have given its name to a dance craze that swept the nation in 2018 – but preventing gum disease by flossing your teeth will never go out of fashion!

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  • Robo-dentist!

    A patient in China has undergone dental implant surgery with no human intervention, prompting speculation that the future of our industry could be robotic!

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  • Mental Health Awareness week

    Did you know that oral health and mental health are closely linked?

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  • National Smile Month

    We smile when we’re happy – but did you know that smiling can also make you happy?

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  • Are your patients gum aware?

    Gums tend to play second fiddle to teeth when it comes to oral health awareness

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  • Brushing Basics

    Oral hygiene doesn’t get much more basic than tooth brushing, right? So much so that as a professional, you might worry you’re patronizing patients

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  • Tooth tips for Easter chocolate lovers

    Just because we work in dentistry doesn’t mean we never eat things that are ‘bad’ for our teeth – and with Easter looming there’s plenty of temptation to overindulge in chocolate!

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  • Home whitening dangers

    With almost half of people in the UK admitting they’d like whiter or straighter teeth, it’s no surprise that many people turn to ‘at home’ treatments such as ultra convenient whitening strips

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  • Easy on the chocolate

    Even dentists can have a sweet tooth and with Easter almost here, temptation is EVERYWHERE!

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  • Fear of going to the dentist?

    You're not the only one!

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  • Berries banish decay

    We all know that diet can have a significant impact on our oral health – but did you know that certain foods can actually help to protect teeth from decay?

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  • Beary strong teeth

    They’re cute to look at - but what’s a panda got to do with dentures? A fair question! Researchers in China are currently studying the tooth structure of the giant panda for

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  • Want to protect that smile of yours?

    We've got advice! (as usual!)

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  • Stressed? Anxious? Toothache?

    Maybe you didn't realise but all three of these things are very much related! Issues such as stress and anxiety can have a real impact on your teeth.

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  • Banish the small talk blues

    Does small talk give you the heebie jeebies? Many dentists admit that making conversation with their clients makes them feel uncomfortable.

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  • World Cancer Day

    On this year’s World Cancer Day (February 4) the campaign message is for us all, as individuals, to focus on what we can do to reduce the impact of cancer on our lives and those of our loved ones.

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  • Child extractions increase by 18% over last five years

    There were 45,077 extractions of multiple teeth in under 18s in England over the last year. Local Government Association figures also show the cost for extractions to the NHS in 2017/18 was £38.9 million.

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  • EU Regulations on Amalgam

    The BDA is alerting Dentists of the new UK law on the change of use of dental amalgam

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  • Communicate your way to better dentistry

    Dentistry is all about the oral, but how much thought do you give to the verbal aspect of dentistry – the communication?

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  • Are you Mouth Cancer Aware?

    November is Mouth Cancer Action Month – an important initiative aimed at raising awareness of the disease among dentists as well as the general population.

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  • Happy World Smile Day!

    As dentists, we know that you’re all about helping people to feel happy and confident about their smile. That’s why it’s wonderful that today

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  • Care For the Kids

    According to the latest statistics, children in England have already consumed more than twice their recommended sugar intake for this year...

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