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A new survey has found that only 64% of people could correctly identify that an Orthodontist specialises in straightening teeth. The survey was conducted on behalf of an organisation called The Invisible Orthodontist (www.theinvisibleorthodontist.co.uk) a network of Specialist Orthodontists throughout the UK, and highlights that consumer we are confused about specialists within the dental profession. […]

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40% Of Us Worry About Our Mouths

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Teeth whitening has never been more popular. As one of the first things people notice about you, your smile has the potential to set the stage for a great first impression, especially if it radiates confidence, happiness and good health. Feeling confident with your teeth and your smile therefore is important. One of the most common […]

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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) has warned that the unregulated dermal filler market could be the next scandal to rock the cosmetic surgery industry. Nigel Mercer, former president of Baaps, has made public his distain at the fact that fillers are ‘completely unregulated’, and that anyone who has completed a half-day course […]

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Should Dentists Also Perform Aesthetic Treatments?

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but what if that breakfast is the day?! A 24 hour breakfast may not be everyone’s idea of enjoyable, but thankfully we’re not talking a full English. This 24 hour breakfast is Radio City96.7’s annual charity fundraiser, involving nothing more than non stop […]

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The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) has warned that the unregulated dermal filler market could be the next scandal to rock the cosmetic surgery industry. Nigel Mercer, former president of Baaps, said fillers are ‘completely unregulated’, with anyone who has completed a half-day course allowed to inject them into patients. The effect has […]

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People have always groomed themselves and tried to look their best. A feminine, highly ‘worked’ look has always been deemed beautiful (and that’s just the men!). Think of Cleopatra, the legendary Egyptian stunner who must have spent most of her time in front of the make-up mirror and in a milk bath. These days celebrities […]

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Simplyhealth’s Annual Dental Survey has revealed that dentists could be doing more to provide clear and transparent information to their patients. The survey of 11,785 British adults found that 48% of those who visit the dentist haven’t ever noticed that dental prices are clearly displayed or explained by their dentist. Only 27% said that during […]

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The Artiste System is an innovative device that enables clinicians to inject dermal fillers and other sterile materials with increased control for more consistent delivery and a new level of performance. Findings from the three-center, 52-subject study1 showed that clinicians significantly favored Artiste over manual injection, particularly with regard to the following key attributes: •           […]

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Plastic surgeons in the UK have welcomed the withdrawal of a so-called “lunchtime boob job” treatment. Macrolane, an injectable filler meant to be used for body contouring, had been marketed as a temporary breast enlarger but its manufacturers have now discontinued it for such purposes. There are not thought to be safety concerns, but it […]

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No matter what your age, what your sex or how confident you are everyone has a part of their body they hate. Whether it’s boobs, bellys, noses, hair (or lack of it!), feet or ears there’s always a part of us that we wish we could change. But what are the most hated ‘bits’? A […]

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Group buying website Groupon has had another advert banned after advertising a prescription-only medicine, a watchdog said. A sales promotion on the website offered buyers facial injection treatments at a clinic in Bath. Groupon said the promotion was for a voucher to be redeemed against a choice of dermal fillers and did not mention the […]

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Clinical research has discovered people are three times more likely to suffer from severe gum disease if they are dependent on alcohol compared to an occasional drinker. Presented in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the research also discovered when combined with smoking, the chances of developing severe gum disease further increased. While gum disease may […]

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The growing number of middle-aged and older men undergoing cosmetic enhancements continued into 2012. The need to look younger and fresher in today’s competitive job market, freshen-up before a big event (such as a wedding) and look their best (following the trend set by TOWIE) is prompting them to seek help from men like Dr. […]

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A Perthshire dentist has been named the best in Scotland. Dr Elaine Halley, of Cherrybank Dental Spa in Perth and Edinburgh, was presented with the ‘outstanding individual’ award at the glittering inaugural Dentistry Scotland Awards ceremony at Gleneagles Hotel. Dr Halley, who started the multi-award-winning Glasgow Road dental surgery in 1995 at the age of […]

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Four out of five European women believe that spending money on improving their looks with dermal fillers and Botox injections is an acceptable investment, according to a new survey which examines changing attitudes towards cosmetic procedures. The study of almost 3,000 women from the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Russia found two thirds expect to […]

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The global health scare sparked by the use of non-medical grade silicone in PIP breast implants is unlikely to have a long-term impact on the buoyancy of the cosmetic surgery industry, an international body of plastic surgeons said. A new study by IMCAS (the International Master Course on Ageing Skin) found that beauty procedures worldwide […]

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A woman in her early 30s has written anonymously about her reasons for starting having regular Botox and filler injections in her 20s, claiming the procedures help to smooth out her scowl, crow’s feet and smile lines. In an article for fashion and beauty website The Gloss, the writer complains of “overactive” muscles in her […]

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Troubled actor Charlie Sheen has showed off a new and improved Hollywood smile following a visit to a cosmetic dentist. The 46-year-old screen star posted a picture of himself grinning at the camera with an arm around cosmetic dentist Dr Kevin Sands on his Whosay page. Referring to the recent dental work, Sheen said he […]

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