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Elvis Presley’s “Kings Crown” UK tour announced

A dental crown worn by Elvis Presley is coming to a town near you. The “King’s Crown” is touring dental practices in the UK to raise awareness for mouth cancer. The tour involves a genuine dental crown which was made for the star by his former dentist Henry J Weiss and will be accompanied around 11 UK based dental clinics by Elvis impersonators. Dentists at participating clinics will be providing free mouth cancer screenings in potentially the most fun you’ll ever have at the dentist.     There are, on average, almost 6,500 new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK each year resulting in over 1,900 deaths annually. … Continue reading

Sugar costs the NHS dental budget £1.25 billion per year

The nation’s sweet tooth has created a need for dentistry which has only been around since sugar became cheap and plentiful in the mid 1800s. The nation’s sweet tooth has caused it some serious problems and we do appear to be willing to address the issues but the sugar manufacturers have a huge investment in the growing and production of their product and if the tide is moving against overt sugar content the industry is going to find ways to hide its products to keep our national addiction to sugar alive. Hence many ‘low fat’ products have been found to have a high sugar content. Cigarette manufacturers are not the … Continue reading

Our favourite dental blogs

It feels like we have been around the web about 80 times now especially the little corner of it filled with dental content and we have decided to draw a list of our favourite dental blogs:   From the UK – GDPUK is a popular online forum for dentists in the UK. The site has several regular contributors to the blog who discuss the latest issues facing UK dentists. – Excellent blog from dental business coach Chris Barrow and the team at 7 connections. The blog contains lots of great articles about running a successful dental practice. – Dental Marketing expert Mark Oborns blog. … Continue reading

X-factor winner James Arthur achieves great orthodontic results

X Factor winner, James Arthur, has been busy showing off his new smile after undergoing orthodontic treatment.   The singer from Middlesbrough made no secret of the fact that he was very self-conscious about his crooked teeth during his time on the show in 2012 and pledged to get his teeth fixed as soon as he was crowned champion.     Now, almost 18 months later, James is sporting a brand new smile thanks to orthodontic treatment. James couldn’t wait to show off the results of treatment, posting a snap on his Twitter page with the caption, “I just got my top braces off which is nice. Looking forward to … Continue reading

Illegal teeth whiteners are carrying on regardless

The colour of your smile is under scrutiny, from other people, the media and even your own reflection in the mirror. Tooth whitening procedures are more popular than ever, and all over the country, every day, members of the public purchase a tooth whitening procedure to enhance the colour of their teeth.   On the internet, daily deal websites, social media and on the high street there are many methods that can be used to achieve whiter teeth, from home kits, to office whitening and even laser whitening. These can be accessed from dental practices, beauty salons/spas and so called mobile “teeth whitening technicians”. However, it is only dental professionals … Continue reading

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