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Dental Tourism

If you are considering dental treatment abroad it is important to reflect on some key issues pertaining to treatment beforehand. with complex treatments involving the provision of implants, crowns or veneers comes increasing risk of post-treatment complications particularly with treatment normally taking several months being compressed into much shorter time frames to appeal to patients It is critical to obtain a frank and comprehensive cost-benefit analysis first from providers and not to have benefits overstated to the detriment of disadvantages flowing from what is invasive, irreversible...

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Can Tooth Whitening Harm Your Teeth?

Tooth whitening (bleaching) is a safe and successful procedure as long as the recommended materials and clinical protocols for use are adhered to. The currently recommended products contain 10% carbamide peroxide  which releases 3.5% hydrogen peroxide. The maximum permitted 21% carbamide peroxide releases 7% hydrogen peroxide. Until a recent EU Directive limiting bleaching to dental professionals, the prescribing of whitening products was completely unregulated with no controls on the agents used or the amount of peroxide they contained (up to 35%). This resulted in significant problems with...

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Is tooth grinding really related to stress?

The answer is maybe but it’s not necessarily a direct cause and effect relationship. This is because there are two distinct types of tooth grinding or jaw clenching behaviour (bruxism in scientific terminology). One occurs during the day (wake bruxism) and the other at night (sleep bruxism) and they differ in terms of their behavioural characteristics. The daytime variant is strongly stress related whereas the role of stress is less clear in nightime bruxism which is associated with sleep arousals or disturbances in the sleep pattern. We don’t know for sure whether effective stress management...

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Dental care in pregnancy

It is increasingly recognised that oral health plays an important role in general health and well- being and this is particularly relevant in pregnancy. Before pregnancy or as soon as a woman becomes pregnant we, at Fitzwilliam House Dental Practice recommend a visit for a comprehensive assessment of her oral health status to include having any appropriate treatment carried out and receive advice on the particular ways to maintain optimum oral hygiene and home- care during this time. This pro-active approach can help avoid or minimise the oral health challenges or, in some cases, the complications...

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