Category: Dental Care

From top: Drs. Joe Vaughn and Sampada Deshpande; Drs. Alex Barrera and Katie Champion Editor’s note: Thank you to our readers and contributors for allowing the New Dentist Now become a platform for new dentists to share and learn about their experiences and insights. If you would like to contribute, please contact [email protected] We look forward to 2022! What you should learn in dental school, but don’t As I start my endo residency … luckily, I haven’t forgotten everything that I learned in dental school. There’s a few lessons I’m bringing with me this time that I’ve picked up along the way. Here’s four important lessons that I learned in dental school and in my years practicing as a general dentist. My COVID-19 vaccination experience As a health care professional, it is my duty to trust in the scientific method and to do what is right for my community by

In this guest blog, Jo Bates, founder of Thumbsie® Ltd discusses the potentially detrimental impact of thumb-sucking on children’s oral health. It was through her own struggles with her daughter Isabel, who tried to give up thumb-sucking eight years ago, that Jo found inspiration to launch Thumbsie®, a tool dedicated to helping children to stop thumb and finger sucking in a positive way. Thumbsie is also a proud sponsor of this year’s National Smile Month campaign which is running from 17 May to 17 June. The largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health is back – and Thumbsie® are delighted to lend our support. National Smile Month provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the importance of good oral health to people of all ages and backgrounds. As the Oral Health Foundation said last year, in an exclusive article for Thumbsie’s website, National Smile Month allows us to “engage

Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and taking out teeth.  Today, more people than ever before are turning to cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry’, as a way of improving their appearance. Cosmetic dental treatments can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape, and repair your teeth.  It might include having veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth-coloured fillings, implants, or tooth whitening. All these treatments are extremely complex and require expert hands and a safe environment. Unfortunately, many people are making the mistake of attempting these treatments at home and following unsafe advice online.  Others are choosing to have dental treatment carried out by people who are not legally allowed to do so. Making the wrong choices when considering cosmetic dentistry can put your health at risk. By always visiting a qualified professional within dental practice for advice and treatment you can keep your smile safe and looking great. Visiting a

The demand for tooth whitening treatment has boomed in recent years, in part, driven by the rise of pearly white smiles seen on our TV screens and on social media.  Our research shows that whiter teeth come top of most people’s smile wish list and may lead to a boost in confidence and self-esteem.  Like all medical procedures, however, tooth whitening is not without danger.     Before embarking on tooth whitening treatment, it is important to do your research.  By knowing more about tooth whitening, you may improve your chance of having safer treatment with better results.   Tooth whitening and the colour of your teeth Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade. There are many reasons why you might get your

In the UK, there are laws for what strength of tooth whitening product can be used, and who and carry it out. Tooth whitening gel that is too strong, or applied by unqualified people, can be extremely unsafe and cause severe and long-term complications for your mouth. In a summary of the regulations, products containing or releasing up to 6% hydrogen peroxide (the common bleaching agent used in whitening gel) can be used, if: Products of this strength are sold only to qualified dental practitioners. You have been examined by a dentist first, to make sure there are no risks or any other concern about the condition of your mouth. You are over 18 years old. The first application is made by a dental practitioner, or under their direct supervision by a dental hygienist or dental therapist. Buying tooth whitening products Tooth whitening products and kits bought in UK stores

The number of adults choosing to have orthodontic treatment in the UK is growing.  When done correctly, orthodontics can transform the appearance of the smile.  This can have benefits for both a person’s physical health and mental wellbeing.      Orthodontic treatment is complicated and needs a specialist understanding of where teeth can be moved to, and how.  In the wrong hands, orthodontic treatment can cause serious and permanent damage to the teeth and jaw, so it’s important to do your research and choose the safest option for you and your smile. Orthodontics aims to move the teeth into a stable position.  It works by putting pressure on the teeth, to slowly move them in the right direction.  As the pressure takes effect, the bone in the jaw changes to allow the teeth and their roots to move. The health benefits There are many health benefits that come with orthodontic treatment.

Would you book yourself in for laser eye surgery without asking an optician if it is suitable for you? Would you attempt to perform laser eye surgery on yourself? For most people, the answer may sound a little like ‘no, that is far too dangerous, and I could end up with permanent problems’.   This is exactly the attitude you also need when considering orthodontics. Attempting orthodontic treatment at home or without professional supervision could put your smile at risk.  The safest way to get orthodontic treatment will always be to see a qualified and registered orthodontist.   When you think about orthodontic treatment, think ACE. Accountability One benefit of going to an orthodontist is all dental and orthodontic practices must be registered with and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have these findings published online. This holds them accountable for their practice and their treatments and can be

We are a team of oral health improvement practitioners who work within the community dental service improving oral health offering training, support and advice Oral Cancer is one of the leading cancers in the uk.. Around 8000 people are diagnosed per year. A huge percentage of those cases could be prevented with earlier detection .. it is our mission spread awareness. Did you miss our previous article… https://globaldentalcongress.com/?p=887 Mariyah Lyonsglobaldentalcongress.com

By knowing the causes of mouth cancer, we can take positive steps to reduce our own level of risk, says a leading health charity. The Oral Health Foundation is raising awareness about the causes of mouth cancer, following new research that shows far too many people remain unaware of the main risk factors. The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years, with tobacco, drinking alcohol to excess and the human papillomavirus, being the considered the most common causes. However, new data shows that awareness into the three big risk factors is as low as 15%. With more than half of all mouth cancer cases linked to lifestyle factors, the charity along with Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, are using November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month to shed light on the biggest risks factors associated with the disease. Tobacco Smoking tobacco increases your

NEW YORK, U.S.: The number of dental practices that offer clear aligner treatment is increasing, and so too is the need for interproximal reduction (IPR) as a technique to reshape enamel in order to achieve sufficient space to keep the tooth movements within the biological limitations of the patient’s jaws. According to Dr. Jesper Hatt, co-founder of clear aligner treatment planning, training and education platform Alignerservice.com, IPR can often be used as an alternative to tooth extractions, but the technique is not without its challenges.Did you miss our previous article… https://globaldentalcongress.com/?p=828 Mariyah Lyonsglobaldentalcongress.com