Don't let Halloween be too frightening for your teeth

What holiday causes concern to your Liverpool Dental practice? Halloween. Although it's a time for shrieks, costumes and lots of candy, this haunted holiday can wreak havoc on your kids' (and your) teeth. But it doesn't have to. Avoid an unnecessary trip to your Liverpool Dentist by following some easy guidelines and potentially avoiding damage to your teeth.

Choose your Halloween treats wisely.  Some treats are worse than others with respect to the health of your teeth. If you and your family are trick or treating this Halloween inspect the loot on your return home.  Remove sweets and toffees that can become lodged in your teeth making them difficult to remove and therefore potentially causing tooth decay more easily.

Dental Veneers at our Cosmetic Dentist in Liverpool

Dental veneers are used to improve the appearance of a tooth. If a tooth is discoloured, a veneer can be used to improve the colour.

A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth's surface.

Veneers can also be used to improve the shape of chipped or broken teeth as well as to improve the position of a tooth that is slightly out of position – i.e. to close any gaps. They are generally made from a thin layer of porcelain, and fit over the front surface of a tooth. The advantages of veneers are that they restore discoloured, chipped or out of line teeth to their true glory, giving you a healthy and natural smile.

Happy staff at our Liverpool Dentist

Dentistry divided – NHS dentists substantially more unhappy than private.

The results from the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey have painted a stark picture of a deep gulf between the happiness levels of NHS dentists compared to private dentists. The former overwhelmingly said they were unhappy in response to every question asked about their working life.

In contrast, the vast majority of those working in private practice said they were happy. And, whilst these results may not be that surprising to anyone who has caught even a glimpse of the headlines about the NHS (both specifically in relation to dentistry and also the wider healthcare system) over recent months, they are still shocking.

Enjoy safe oral health care at our Liverpool Dentist

Former dentist 'treated 1,500 patients while unregistered'

Eleni Kalamara pleaded guilty to five charges of carrying out dentistry illegally following an investigation and prosecution by regulators the General Dental Council.

The General Dental Council believes Kalamara treated 1,502 patients – including 392 children – in total between April 2015 and January 2016 whilst unregistered and without insurance.

A former dentist who treated patients, including children, illegally has been fined.

Eleni Kalamara pleaded guilty to five charges of carrying out dentistry illegally following an investigation and prosecution by regulators the General Dental Council.

UK’s top ‘sweet-tooth’ cities revealed

With the Great British Bake Off back on our television screens, one leading charity has investigated where in the United Kingdom is most likely to reach for a roulade and which places are saying no to a gateau.

The Oral Health Foundation polled thousands of Brits to discover which city's residents give in to their ‘sweet-tooth' the most and reveal the nation's cake eating habits.

Belfast topped the list, with more than four in five (83%) residents consuming portions of cake and biscuits every day. Norwich and Liverpool came next, with nearly three in four (74%) treating themselves daily.1 This may explain why Belfast and Liverpool have some of the highest levels of tooth decay in Britain. 

Leave tooth whitening to the professionals

Tooth Whitening can be dangerous and should therefore always be carried out by a dental professional.  It is illegal to provide tooth whitening treatments unless you are qualified to do so.  If you are considering safe and effective tooth whitening, our Private Dentist in Liverpool can offer you a very safe and effective tooth whitening treatment.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements further or to make an appointment.

A man was fined £5000 for falsely claiming to be a dentist and for offering illegal tooth whitening to members of the public.

Stress and anxiety can cause damage to your teeth

It's no secret that stress can take its toll on your health.

But a Newcastle dentist has warned of a less commonly known side effect - the damage it could be doing to your teeth.

Last month Hollywood star Demi Moore admitted losing two pearly whites due to anxiety.

And Dr Rob Wain, of Newcastle-based Dovetail Bespoke Dental Solutions, says the star’s story is more common than people might think.

The expert has revealed how he sees signs of stress-related teeth problems “every single day”, and warned about the worryingly common signs your hectic life is taking its toll on your teeth.

CQC Inspection report

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the registered provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

The inspection took place on 13 December 2016 and was led by a CQC Inspector with remote access to a dental specialist adviser.

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