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Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes Aug 27, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes

BRIGHTON, UK: Students, apprentices and volunteers from Brighton in South England have built a house completely made of waste. Among DVDs, jeans and many other items, they used almost 20,000 toothbrushes. The brushes, mainly donated by a company that cleans aeroplane cabins, were used as wall insulation.

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UK dental students not informed about domestic violence Aug 22, 2014 | News United Kingdom

UK dental students not informed about domestic violence

MANCHESTER, UK: Most victims of domestic violence have injuries around the head and neck region. Thus, dentists are in a prime position to spot signs of ...

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World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth Aug 20, 2014 | News United Kingdom

World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth

LONDON, UK: In an interview with the BBC, the UK public broadcasting corporation, British distance runner Mohamed “Mo” Farah, CBE, has disclosed ...

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Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing Aug 14, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing

LONDON – A comparison of advice on toothbrushing for adults and children given by dental companies, textbooks and dental associations has found ...

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Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study Aug 5, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study

MANCHESTER – From a review of studies on different kinds of toothbrushes, researchers from the UK have found that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing dental plaque, which may play a key role in maintaining oral health. In addition, they found that electric toothbrushes that use oscillating-rotating technology are the most effective.

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UK adults believe that correction of their smile could improve confidence Jul 29, 2014 | News United Kingdom

UK adults believe that correction of their smile could improve confidence

RUGBY – A UK survey commissioned by the British Dental Health Foundation and dental company Align Technology has found that over a quarter of people interviewed were dissatisfied with their smiles. In addition, the majority of the respondents felt that their confidence would increase were their smile to be corrected. However, one-third were not aware that it is never too late to have one’s teeth repositioned.

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Almost half of Brits do not visit or take their children to the dentist Jul 22, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Almost half of Brits do not visit or take their children to the dentist

LONDON – A recently published report about the UK dental consumer market has shown that only 52 per cent of the UK population visited the dentist within the two-year period studied. Since this number has not changed significantly since 2011, the investigators suggested that dental health care brands in particular are missing out on opportunities to encourage people to visit the dentist. In addition, brands could help raise consumer awareness about the importance of using dental products beyond ...

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Tooth extractions are main reason for children's hospital admissions Jul 17, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Tooth extractions are main reason for children's hospital admissions

LEEDS – The main reason for English children of primary school age being admitted to hospital is multiple tooth extraction. According to the latest figures, 25,812 children aged 5–9 are affected with tooth decay every year. Data has also proved that children’s oral health is worsening.

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Woman discovers foreign dental piece in cheese Jul 7, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Woman discovers foreign dental piece in cheese

CAMBRIDGE – A woman from Cambridge in England has reported finding someone else’s dental work in a piece of blue cheese purchased at a well-known local supermarket to the Cambridge City Council. As she had been to the dentist the day before, the 42-year-old initially thought she had lost a piece of her own dental work and was shocked when the dentist did not confirm her suspicions.

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Minimally invasive treatment concepts in dentistry discussed in Lucerne Jun 23, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Minimally invasive treatment concepts in dentistry discussed in Lucerne

LUCERNE, Switzerland: In his invitation to the sixth Swiss Biomaterial Days congress, chairman Prof. Walter Lückerath emphasised the obligation of the dental profession to ensure that treatment is as minimally invasive as possible for the patient. Consistent with this call, the international congress recently held in Lucerne in Switzerland offered insights on the latest developments in the field.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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New device to treat caries with electric remineralisation Jun 18, 2014 | News United Kingdom

New device to treat caries with electric remineralisation

LONDON – British researchers have developed a device that takes the pain out of tooth decay treatment by electrically reversing the process to help ...

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Quality of life study of denture and dental implant patients launched Jun 17, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Quality of life study of denture and dental implant patients launched

MANCHESTER – About 3.7 million British citizens have no natural teeth and many of them wear dentures and consequently have difficulty chewing and ...

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