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NHS Dental Charges 2018

NHS Dental Charges 2018

NEW NHS DENTAL CHARGES announced by the government come into effect on the 1st of April 2018. Find out about the cost of NHS dental treatment and if you are entitled to free NHS dental care. The Department of Health and Social Care announced the latest increase in NHS...

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The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

MOST OF US already know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known...

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NHS Dental Charges 2017

NHS Dental Charges 2017

NEW NHS DENTAL CHARGES announced by the Government come into effect on the 1st of April 2017. Find out about the cost of NHS dental treatment and if you are entitled to free NHS dental care. The NHS announced a 5% increase in NHS dental charges to patients from 1...

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Antibiotics For Toothache

Antibiotics For Toothache

AROUND 10% OF ALL ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIPTIONS come from high street dentists. Research indicates many of these prescriptions are unnecessary. Do You Need Antibiotics? You might visit your dentist with a toothache or niggle thinking you need to given antibiotics. You...

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Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016

Mouth Cancer Action Month 2016

7,000 BRITS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH MOUTH CANCER LAST YEAR. The disease is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases rising by a 33% in the last decade alone. Mouth Cancer Action Month is about taking action and raising awareness, particularly among those...

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Love Pumpkin? Your Smile Does Too

Love Pumpkin? Your Smile Does Too

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR everything pumpkin. As the poster child of fall, pumpkin doesn’t just star in our autumnal decorations, it shows up on our menus too. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s a good thing. Pumpkin is great for your oral and overall health! Pumpkin:...

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The Scary Truth About Sugar

The Scary Truth About Sugar

MONSTERS AND GHOSTS AND SUGAR, OH MY! Wait… sugar? That’s right. The scariest thing you’ll encounter this Halloween may just be sweets. Here are some hair-raising statistics about Halloween sweet consumption: The British purchase around 14 million pounds worth–of...

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Dental Emergency Advice

Dental Emergency Advice

ACCIDENTS ALWAYS SEEM to happen when we least expect them. When those accidents involve tooth damage, it’s important to know what steps to take. Being prepared before a dental emergency occurs can save a damaged or knocked out tooth, prevent infection and decrease the...

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Have You Been Screened For Mouth Cancer?

Have You Been Screened For Mouth Cancer?

THROUGHOUT LIFE PEOPLE get regular prostate exams, mammograms and colonoscopies. These preventative health care exams are extremely important for detecting any abnormalities–including cancer–early, so they can be treated as soon as possible. These exams save lives. So...

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