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21/12/2021
What to expect after getting my implants?

The first thing you can expect is an improved smile immediately after the procedure. Enjoy it, but a little care must be taken for best results. Before getting up and driving home, wait for the anesthesia to wear out completely. It is quite normal for some oozing of blood to take place after surgery. You […]

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14/12/2021
Can I get multiple implants in one day?

Yes! Modern dentistry has evolved procedures whereby you can get your implants in one single day. The implant provider needs to have all the necessary faculties in house for panoramic or cone beam x-rays, and bone density tests, and CAD / CAM for manufacturing the crowns, this is possible. This technique is known as single […]

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10/12/2021
Replacing multiple teeth with dental implant supported prostheses. Is that possible?

Replacement of multiple teeth follows generally the same process as replacement of one tooth. However, if two adjacent teeth are required to be replaced they can be supported on a single implant. The entire set of teeth in a jaw can be supported on a minimum of four implants, while in some cases up to […]

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07/12/2021
What is the procedure of replacing a single tooth with dental implant supported prostheses?

Replacing a single tooth with an implant supported tooth is relatively simple procedure but must follow essentially the same procedural steps as replacing a greater number of teeth. Let me give you a brief overview of the steps involved in single tooth replacement with dental implants. Try and save the original tooth Prior to any […]

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05/12/2021
Is it possible to have a single day or immediate loading dental implants?

Modern dentistry practice does allow for “immediate implants” in some qualified cases. Such cases can walk away with new teeth (albeit temporary) in a matter of an hour after the examination and discussion of costs. The temporary teeth are later removed and replaced with permanent teeth. In some cases, even permanent teeth may be made […]

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05/12/2021
Why it takes longer in comparison to other teeth replacement options?

Why should it take that long? A full denture is obtained very quickly? The answer is that the very primar advantage of the implants lies in the firmness with which it is fixed to the jaw. The conventional denture simply sits on the gums, and therefore, can easily slip out. The implant becomes a part […]

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30/11/2021
How much time will it take for getting a new smile with dental implants?

This is a very important question when you’re planning to get implants. Especially, when you have to travel abroad, or to another city, to get the implants, you may have plan well. It is a good idea to combine any foreign visit with a holiday, thus making the most of your money and time. So, […]

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30/11/2021
How many missing teeth can I replace with dental Implants?

Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or all teeth in a jaw. And as I have already mentioned, implants can be employed to replace no teeth. That is the case when an orthodontist is trying to align your teeth and wants accelerated movement. The minimum number of implants required depends on the […]

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26/11/2021
Will I need additional treatment / surgeries before I get my dental implants?

Implants are a lifetime facility. They incur a sizable expense, and a certain amount of inconvenience during the installation and healing process. Hence the installation process must be executed thoroughly with full preparation. For this purpose, you may have to undergo additional surgeries so that you derive a long and trouble-free service from your investment. […]

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15/11/2021
Which type of dental implants will be best for me?

This question will be best answered after an implant dentist has examined you. He or she will look at the condition of your teeth, gums, and the jaw bone. Tests will be required to assess the condition of teeth and their roots under the gum, and the bone quality and mass. The dentist will then […]

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12/11/2021
Why should I choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options?

This is a very wise question. Just because everybody is going for implants is not a valid reason for a wise person to rush for dental implants. Dental implants mean a hefty investment of hard-earned money. You have to make a cold, calculated decision as to whether you want to go for dental implants or […]

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09/11/2021
What other options do I have for replacing my missing teeth?

In my opinion, dental implants are the best option for replacing your missing teeth. In fact, dental implants are the latest dental replacements dentistry can offer. However, even though they function and feel just like natural teeth and do not suffer from the weaknesses of the other options, they are expensive and are not affordable […]

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06/11/2021
How much do dental implants cost?

This is again a very important and interesting question. Again, the answer depends on the condition of your teeth, how many teeth priorities, and the dentist involved. The cost will involve multiple components, and I shall discuss each of them in this chapter. Examination: To start with your medical and dental history will be reviewed. Then […]

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06/11/2021
How many implants do I need to enjoy a beautiful smile?

People often ask me this question. So, I thought why don’t I answer it in detail here? So here it goes! The cost of acquiring implants depends, among many other things, on the number of implants installed. It is an important term in the sum for cost of dental implant treatment. The number of implants […]

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04/11/2021
What are the conditions in which I cannot get dental implants?

Uncontrolled disease: Chronic diseases which are not under control can reduce the healing ability of the body. For example, if diabetes is not under control, the patient is not a good candidate for implants, because healing will be impaired. However, if your diabetes is well under control then you can get an implant. Similarly, leukemia and […]

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03/11/2021
What if I do not have sufficient jaw bone available?

An important requirement for the placement of dental implants is the presence of sufficient thickness and volume of the jaw, so that it can support the implant as well as the prosthesis that is placed over it. When the jaw is deficient in bone or the quality is not good enough your dentist can still […]

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31/10/2021
Am I a suitable candidate for getting implants?

This is a very important question. While most people will benefit from dental implants, some will not. The reason is that implants owe their strength and stability to a firm anchoring in the jaw bone. A very small percentage of people also have sensitivities which may cause problems. In case a patient does not have […]

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31/10/2021
What is osseointegration?

The process of osseointegration is the real secret behind success of dental implants. Osseointegration is a natural process which is as important to success of the dental (and other implants) as the story of its discovery is interesting. Like many very useful scientific discoveries, the process of what we now call osseointegration also came to […]

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28/10/2021
Why are dental implants so successful?

In a matter of a few years only, dental implants have become very popular. They have pushed all other options including conventional dentures to the background, despite an appreciable difference in cost. This is not only due to any media campaign. Dental implant, in fact, have many merits which are not possessed by their alternatives […]

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26/10/2021
How can I prepare to get dental implants? Is there a checklist?

Here, I am providing you with the “golden list”. This is the list of things / procedures / investigations that you need to complete, before your implant placement process can be started. Your implant professional will generally follow a checklist like the one below. However, it can vary for each dental practitioner. Thorough preoperative examinations […]

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26/10/2021
How do I care for my dental implants supported teeth?

Once osseo-integrated, your implants are like your natural teeth. You need to observe routine dental hygiene, and ensure six monthly visits to the dentist for check-up. Sometimes a tightening may become necessary, but is not frequent. You can eat normal food , but it may be wise to avoid very hard stuff.

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26/10/2021
What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the latest gift of modern technology and dental science for those people who are missing one or more of their teeth. As per data present on the website of American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over three million (the data on AAID website is correct for year 2006) Americans have already got implants […]

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12/10/2021
Half Year Check-up

A half-year check-up is a regular appointment you have with your dentist to check if everything is alright or you need any kind of dental treatment.

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18/04/2021
Everything You Wanted to Know about Dental Implants

Dental professionals understand that if you are wearing dentures or have missing teeth, implants can enhance your life quality and provide you with the confidence you need while smiling and eating.

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13/04/2021
Dentofacial Orthopaedics in Children, the great unknown

Dentofacial Orthopaedics is the process of correcting and guiding the growth of dental bone structures. It also involves the correction of a sucking habit or an abnormal swallowing pattern that can reshape the dental bones. This therapy often begins when the patient is around 7 years old.

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29/09/2020
Useful habits for a healthy smile

Achieving and maintaining a healthy smile is a lifelong process. It is essential that we adhere to the necessary oral care habits on a daily basis as well as procure the right oral care products.

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29/09/2020
Top 5 questions to ask your dentist

Dental prevention not only helps against oral diseases but can also alert you to the symptoms of other diseases that occur elsewhere in your body. That is why it is extremely important that when you visit your dentist, ask a few questions that will help you allay any concerns you may have.

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27/08/2020
Chewing gum and oral hygiene

Dental opinions are divided on the positive effects of chewing gum on our teeth and oral hygiene. Some recommend it, some don’t and we have also heard of a country where chewing gum has been banned. In the next article, we will explore this myth!

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17/08/2020
Forest & Ray Provides a Safe Environment

The situation caused by Covid-19 has been challenging for all of us.We hope that the worst part is already over so our dental practice can go back to normal. Of course, we pay attention to those conditions which ensure safe clinic treatment for all our patients.

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13/08/2020
Dental consequences of diabetes

Unfortunately, diabetes has now become an endemic, with 64 million people aged from the age of 18 and over, living in the European Region, according to the WHO. This metabolic disease often affects the entire body, so it also affects the oral cavity.

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28/07/2020
The future of dental laboratory technology industry

Digitization is also having a major impact on the future of dental laboratory. What innovative solutions can we expect from modern dental technology? In this article, we present new directions!

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16/07/2020
Home Practices for Whiter Teeth

If you currently don’t have the possibility to a chair-side whitening, some home alternatives can also help you get a bright white smile. In this article, we will introduce some of these!

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17/06/2020
Tips against tartar

Tartar is nothing more than a layer of calcified plaque that forms on the surface of the teeth and below the gums. It is dangerous because it is an excellent breeding ground for bacteria, leading to periodontitis, bleeding gums, and, in the worst case, the loss of healthy teeth. Here are some tips to prevent tartar!

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29/05/2020
Enjoyable oral care at home

The issue of proper oral care is an eternal topic. Now that we spend a little more time at home, we have the opportunity to pay even more conscious attention to proper dental care techniques and to develop the essential habits associated with it.

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27/05/2020
Treatment of gum inflammation at home? It is possible!

Gum inflammation is one of the most occured dental problems. If neglected, gum inflammation is dangerous because it can eventually lead to tooth loss. We’ve gathered some home practices for prevention or treat sudden symptoms until the next dental examination.

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15/05/2020
Don’t neglect your child’s oral hygiene during self isolation!

During self isolation, the daily routine is easily upset, but regular brushing should not be neglected! As a parent, keeping our child’s healthy dentures is our responsibility. How to make brushing an enjoyable program at home? We’ve brought you some tips!

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28/04/2020
Missing several months during orthodontic treatment. What can we do at home?

You may not be able to visit your orthodontist these days. We’ve collected what you can do on your own with home orthodontics.

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18/03/2020
What should you do if you have toothache during an epidemic?

Due to the epidemiological situation, you may not be able to visit your surgery immediately if you have a dental problem. We’ve collected some tips to help you to survive with less pain until your next consultation.

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12/03/2020
SPRING Into Good Oral Health!

Spring is upon us. How about letting the excitement and anticipation of the season motivate you to improve your oral hygiene habits? Spring is the perfect season to refresh your oral routine and approach it with new vigour.

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02/03/2020
How To Care For Dental Implants

Congratulations on getting your dental implants. Now you can once again be proud of your radiant smile. Good oral hygiene will ensure that your investment in implants is protected as well as contributing to an overall healthy body.

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19/02/2020
Playing Sports And Wearing Braces? Here’s What You Should Know

Regardless if you are a child, teen, or adult who wears braces and plays sports, it’s important that you protect that investment you’ve made in your quest for the perfect smile. The reason is simple: mouth injuries are common in many sports.

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13/02/2020
All You Need To Know About Periodontal Disease and Treatment

Periodontal disease (Periodontitis) is inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and is also sometimes just referred to as gum disease though it is much more serious.

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18/01/2020
What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and is also sometimes just characterized as gum disease though it is much more serious. It is one of the most common human diseases.

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06/01/2020
Cosmetic Dentistry vs. Orthodontic Dentistry – Here Are The Differences

In a nutshell, orthodontic dentistry is critical to good oral and overall health whilst cosmetic dentistry—such as teeth whitening—is not critical.

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16/12/2019
Oral Care And Eating During The Holidays

The holidays are upon us again. While we may enjoy time off from work or school, tooth decay doesn’t take a vacation. That’s why you must not ignore your dental health. Instead, you should step-up your oral hygiene regimen.

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09/12/2019
U.K. Dental Care And The NHS: The Current Picture

As it relates to dental treatment in the U.K under the auspices of the NHS, there is a crisis. Dentistry provided by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom is supposed to ensure that dental treatment is available to the whole population and therein may lay the problem: too many prospective patients and too few dentists working on NHS patients. That is a recipe for disaster.

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26/11/2019
PLAQUE: What Is It And What Causes It?

Dental plaque is a biofilm or mass of bacteria that grows on surfaces within the mouth. It is a sticky colourless deposit at first, but when it forms tartar, it is often brown or pale yellow. It can develop on teeth above the gum line (supragingival), below the gum line on the roots of teeth (subgingival) and along the gum line (gingival).

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14/11/2019
Think You’re Too Old For Invisalign? Think Again!

The short answer is that you are never too old for Invisalign®. Regardless of age, as long as your teeth are healthy, Invisalign® can help straighten them. Taking action—even later in life– can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss.

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04/11/2019
Teeth Whitening at Home or the Dentist’s Office?

There are pros and cons to whitening your teeth in-office or at home. For great results fast, in-office whitening is ideal as it will only take one to two hours. Home teeth whitening, on the other hand, may take two weeks of one to two hour daily applications. Some patients start with in-office and continue the teeth whitening at home.

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16/10/2019
When are dental crowns used?

Dental crowns, sometimes called dental caps, are used to protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth, prevent cracked teeth from breaking further, and support teeth that have large fillings. Crowns are also used to hold dental bridges in place.

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25/09/2019
Getting Dental Veneers? Proper Preparation

Lucky you, you’re getting dental veneers. To get a dental veneer you’ll probably require a couple of visits. Here is what you can expect during a typical veneer preparation and installation procedure.

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18/09/2019
The Forest & Ray Dental Practice: You Can Count On Us

With all the uncertainty that exists in the country today it is comforting to know that, amidst all the confusion, there are still things you can count on—people you can trust. In this regard, the quality dental care that is afforded at the Forest & Ray Dental Practice comes to mind. For more than 11 years we have delivered quality, reliable and dependable dental services to London and beyond right from our ideal, centre-city location.

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16/09/2019
After Tooth Extraction: What To Know And What To Do

When there’s too much damage for a tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted — or removed — from its socket in the bone. So, now it is done– you’ve just had a tooth extracted. What now? Below you will learn more about tooth extraction aftercare and what you need to do and NOT do from the Forest & Ray expert dentists right here in London.

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02/09/2019
Orthodontist vs. dentist: What’s the difference?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentists generally deal with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontists specialize on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. In short, orthodontists are dental specialists

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13/08/2019
How Do I Know That I Am Right For Dental Implants?

While most tooth loss occurs as one gets older, dental implants can be appropriate for the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth at any age.

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25/07/2019
Teeth Whitening Systems: Which is best for you?

Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist for a whitening treatment, or purchasing one of the many at-home treatment options available. Using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, trying whitening strips or gel trays are all effective to some degree.

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15/07/2019
Dental Implants: After The Procedure

Getting a dental implant is a straightforward procedure but it is, after all, surgery. Like any surgery, dental implant aftercare is essential for a quick recovery. Patients should know what they can expect afterward.

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05/07/2019
Dental Implant Side Effects And What To Look Out For

Dental implants are designed to last a long time — upwards of 25 years — and are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution. Still, you should be aware of possible
complications and side effects and how to handle them.

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24/06/2019
Dental Implants: All You Need To Know

Dental implants are a modern solution to correcting an age-old problem– missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area.

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14/06/2019
Metal Braces- What You Need To Know

Traditional metal-wired braces are stainless-steel and are sometimes used in combination with titanium. Getting metal braces is definitely something to be excited about, but if you’re like most patients, you also have some questions and concerns about braces. Here are some things you should know about metal braces.

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29/05/2019
Tooth Extraction: What You Need To Know

When there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted — or removed — from its socket in the bone. Tooth extraction is performed by a trusted Forest & Ray dentist or dental surgeon and is a quick outpatient procedure with either local or general anaesthesia.

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15/01/2019
Tired of Waiting for NHS Orthodontic Referral? A Special Offer For You

Contact us now for your 10% discount and the first step on the journey to a brilliant smile and a brand new you!

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04/01/2019
New Year’s resolutions – Let 2019 be the year of your bright smile!

Speed up your life! New year, new chance to visit your dentist and have a beautiful smile!

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19/12/2018
A Toothache At Christmas – Yuck! What Can I Eat?

Isn’t it always the case- a toothache arriving at the worst time? Your house is alive with Christmas chatter and Christmas cheer

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19/10/2018
Teeth Cleaning At Home: Innovative Ways To Do It

Teeth cleaning at home has entered the 21st century and with it has come modern methods for more effectively cleaning your teeth. Brushing and flossing remain as important to good dental hygiene as ever. But did you know that technology has provided us with more effective means of having great teeth and gums than the basic toothbrush and string floss?

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10/10/2018
Teeth Whitening Naturally: There Are Many Ways To Do It

Teeth whitening is practiced by millions around the world and billions are spent each year on home-whitening products for that purpose. Most of these products contain harsh chemicals which have prompted many folks to seek ways to naturally whiten their teeth.

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27/09/2018
Tooth Replacement Consultation: What To Ask Your Dentist

A dental consultation at Forest & Ray is a non-invasive visit with where you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. If you’re considering any major dental procedure—especially tooth replacement options– a consultation is a good idea, and can be important to achieve that desired result of a perfect smile.

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18/09/2018
What To Ask The Dentist During The General Consultation

The first step toward correcting any oral health issue that you have is setting up a general consultation with a dental professional at Forest & Ray. This is the time for you to ask pertinent questions about your teeth-including possible procedures, options, time frame, and costs.

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28/08/2018
Could an Implant Be Fitted While Pregnant?

A dental implant is a tiny titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to hold the artificial tooth. Some patients are concerned about the dangers of getting an implant while pregnant. Pregnancy does not disqualify one from having implants while pregnant. But remember, as this is a surgical procedure, it is best not to put your baby at risk unless there is an urgent medical reason for being fitted with an implant while pregnant.

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07/08/2018
Step by step: All-on-4 (Same-day teeth)

If most of your teeth are missing or failing, implant borne teeth can be an excellent solution for you.

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26/07/2018
Tooth Coloured Dental Fillings – Your Options

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-coloured, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. In general and depending on your choice of material for filling your teeth, you can expect a filling to last anywhere from 5 to 50 years.

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09/07/2018
Everything you need to know before All-on-4 (Same-day teeth)

The term All-on-Four refers to “all” teeth being supported on 4 dental implants. It is one of the most successful treatments offered in dentistry today with the average all on four implants success rate IS 96% when performed by experienced All-On-4® (Same-day teeth) dental professionals like us here at Forest & Ray.

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09/07/2018
Tooth Removed? What Comes Afterward

Regardless of whether the tooth extraction was simple or surgical, your dentist will outline instructions following the tooth extraction(s). Read the instructions below.

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27/06/2018
Bad Breath-The Honest Truth

Has this ever happened to you? People step away from you when you start to talk. Or they turn their cheek when you attempt to kiss them goodbye. If so, you may have bad breath.

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15/06/2018
Salt Water Rinsing For Better Oral Health

Rinsing your mouth with salt water is a cheap, convenient way to reap many oral health benefits. At the very least, salt water is soothing to the mucous membranes of your mouth. But it does so much more.

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08/06/2018
Pros and Cons of the Dental X-Ray

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. But what are the pros and cons of dental x-ray?

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28/05/2018
Choosing the right dental practice with possible finance options

Choosing a dentist, who is professional, kind and affordable, is very difficult. Fortunately there are some options, which help you solving the financial part of the problem.

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18/05/2018
Dental Replacement Options

Take action now to replace your missing teeth to prevent possible future problems with bone loss in that area and your bite—and, of course, to get that great smile.

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10/05/2018
Tooth Bonding: An Effective, Affordable Restorative Procedure

Tooth bonding is safe, non-toxic and less expensive than some dental alternatives such as its close cousin dental veneers. Get to know more about tooth bonding here!

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23/04/2018
3 Interesting Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Do you have cosmetic dentistry issues? Read this article, maybe you can find the solution for your problem!

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16/04/2018
Airflow Teeth Cleaning

Cleaner, whiter teeth not only make you look and feel good, they also ensure fresh breath, help you feel confident, give you a brighter smile, and are a vital part of maintaining healthy oral hygiene. Airflow polishing is double-good because not is only is it the most effective cleaning method for removing stubborn, unsightly stains, and dangerous plaque but it is also the most comfortable for you, the patient.

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10/04/2018
All-on-4 (Same-day teeth): entire mouth restoration in a day

Many people suffer from a complete lack of teeth because of treatment failure, fear of dental appointments or disease. Removable dentures are always an option, but let us introduce to you something that will make your life comfort much higher.

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21/03/2018
BPA-Free Fillings Are Eco-Friendly

BPA-free fillings are tooth coloured but being eco-friendly, they are green. BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is a controversial industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins for decades and has been found to have unhealthful side effects. Scientists have managed to find oral enzymes that leak BPA into the bloodstream from composite resin dental fillings. As a result, patients are more frequently asking for BPA-free fillings and, at Forest &Ray Dental, we are listening.

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14/03/2018
Views on the NHS dentists is London

NHS also has dental service, but it is very debated. So much surveys point out, that many people cannot afford it even if it is a public service. This is why NHS service may not reach its purpose.

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05/03/2018
Teeth Whitening at Home or the Dental Clinic?

There are pros and cons to brightening up at the dentist’s office or home teeth whitening. For great results fast – for weddings and other events, in-office whitening is ideal for these patients and it will only take one to two hours.

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19/02/2018
Forest & Ray: Quality Dental Care

Looking for comprehensive, quality dental care in London at a reasonable cost? Look no further than the team of dental professionals at Forest& Ray. The lynchpin of operation is our state of the art dental clinic which is centrally located in Bloomsbury Street in the heart of London.

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09/02/2018
7 Steps of Using a Professional Teeth Whitening Home Kit

At-home dental home whitening kits are easy to use and relatively cheap. Professional in-home whitening kits aren’t something you can pull off the shelf. So, if your teeth or gums are sensitive, custom-made trays that you get at your dentist’s office may help you avoid irritation. Professional solutions used by your dentist are typically stronger than those in over-the-counter kits, so your teeth may whiten more quickly.

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01/02/2018
Chairside Tooth Whitening

Chairside tooth whitening is a light-activated whitening session in a dentist’s office It is sometimes called chairside-bleaching and results in instantly and often dramatically whiter teeth. The whitening agent is applied as a gel placed in a mouthpiece or as a strip that sticks to your teeth. Whitening toothpaste is sometimes used. They contain abrasives that remove stains on the enamel.

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29/01/2018
Cracked Tooth Syndrome

When the tooth breaks underneath the crown, the condition is known as cracked tooth syndrome.

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15/01/2018
How To Deal With A Broken Crown

Dental crowns can break, and below you will find a description of how to deal with them if they do.

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08/01/2018
Boost Your Confidence With Invisalign

A new study has found that people are very self-conscious about their teeth, and correcting their smile boosts confidence.

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04/01/2018
Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign® has some concrete advantages over other forms of orthodontic braces, and in this article, we will share them with you.

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21/12/2017
New Year’s resolutions with a brighter smile!

Speed up your life! New year, new chance to visit your dentist and have a beautiful smile!

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11/12/2017
Why Amalgam Is Banned

Amalgam fillings are no longer being made in the EU as a result of the Minamata convention. Why is this? Find out!

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04/12/2017
Don’t let the pain dine with you this Christmas!

What are the recommended dental treatments in the beginning of December? What are the treatments which could be done right before Christmas and what are the ones which need to wait after the holidays? What to do in the case of emergency during the festive season?

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27/11/2017
Why Replace Your Amalgam Fillings With Composite Fillings

The Minamata convention outlaws the production of mercury in countries that have signed it, but what about amalgam fillings that are already in the mouth? Time to get them replaced with composite fillings!

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20/11/2017
White Fillings Vs. Amalgam Fillings

Which fillings are better, tooth coloured artificial resin or traditional amalgam fillings? We break down the differences and similarities in this article.

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17/11/2017
Mouth Cancer Action Month

Systematic oral cancer screening is very important because mouth cancer is a very frequent problem among the population. For example, in 2014, 2386 people died in this disease. Be mouthaware!

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13/11/2017
An Overview of Oral Surgery

Here are some of the times you may need to get oral surgery.

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06/11/2017
The Toothache Tree

A superstition in Nepal has led people to nail coins onto a stump in the heart of Kathmandu’s dental district.

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30/10/2017
Why It’s A Good Idea To Replace Amalgam Fillings

Although amalgam fillings are useful in certain ways, they definitely have downsides that outweigh their uses, and as such, should be replaced by composite resin or white fillings.

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24/10/2017
Reshaping Teeth

Sometimes teeth need to be filed down, shaped or otherwise changed, and this is medically speaking necessary for a number of dental procedures.

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16/10/2017
We are proudly celebrating our 10th anniversary

2017 is very special year for us as we have been offering high quality dental care in London for 10 years! We achieved this with lot of humble and hard work.

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16/10/2017
Restorative Dentistry

What is restorative dentistry and what can it do for your teeth? A short article about dental classifications.

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09/10/2017
How To Find The Best Private Dentist in London

Tips and advice on what to look for in a private dentist in London.

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02/10/2017
Private Dentist Costs

When going to a private dentist, it is very important to know what kind of “hidden” fees might appear during your assessment.

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26/09/2017
Why Go Private?

An overview of the similarities and differences of NHS and private dental care.

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14/09/2017
Nobel Parallel CC – new premiere dental implants at Forest & Ray

Have you been told before that dental implants are not a solution for you because of a lack of bone..? We may be able to help!

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05/09/2017
Private Dental Care Abroad

With NHS queues lasting months, and the cost of private dental care out of reach for most of us, why not try dental treatment abroad?

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05/09/2017
A Truly International Dentistry

In order to maintain low prices and high quality, we operate two dental clinics, in London and Budapest!

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29/06/2017
Dental specialists and their fields

Many patients are shocked to find out that there are different kinds of dentists.

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19/06/2017
What is Tooth Bonding?

One of the less known procedures in the realm of cosmetic dentistry, tooth bonding is a good in between solution for damaged or chipped teeth.

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15/06/2017
Effects of Amalgam Fillings

Do amalgam fillings have negative health effects? What are possible symptoms, and how can we be allergic to amalgam? Why should you get them replaced, and what do you need to look out for?

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15/06/2017
Cracked Teeth

When examining your teeth in the mirror, you may see some cracks in them, but the tooth may not be painful. This is serious and you should definitely see a dentist.

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12/06/2017
What To Do With A Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth is nothing to be ignored, even if it does not become sensitive immediately.

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08/06/2017
What Is A Post and Core?

After a root canal treatment, a post and core may become necessary to stabilise your tooth’s condition.

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08/06/2017
New Antibiotics: Peroxo-Titanates

Metals may be the new antibiotics, as research into titanates gains momentum.

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08/06/2017
All About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the facet of dentistry that deals with the appearance of your teeth, but that does not mean that it does not have medical applications.

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21/03/2017
Tooth Replacement Options: All You Need To Know

A dental prosthesis is any kind of tooth replacement option, made of iron, zirconium, porcelain or a combination of these materials, with the aim of replacing anywhere from one to 32 teeth, so that proper chewing function and aesthetic appearance can be restored.

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21/03/2017
Atypical Toothache

An atypical or non-dental toothache is a toothache which is not caused by tooth decay or tooth related problems, but by other issues, or oral traumas.

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13/03/2017
Tooth Whitening Sessions Do NOT Cause Cancer

Contrary to random hearsay on the internet, tooth whitening sessions do not cause oral cancer. An article meant to dispel the fog of ignorance.

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07/03/2017
All About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term to talk about a bunch of dental procedures.

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02/02/2017
Do you need tooth replacement?

We can lose our teeth at any age either in an accident or due to genetics. The sooner we replace them, the better. If we postpone the replacement, the jawbone can become thinner without the tooth root in it. The more time we wait, the likelier it gets that we will need bone grafting in […]

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31/01/2017
CQC Inspection

The CQC inspection is a routine inspection that is carried out in order to make sure that elementary standards of quality and hygiene are being met.

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30/01/2017
5 Reasons To Choose a Female Dentist

There seem to be more and more female dentists, which is new and refreshing, and they have some distinct advantages over their male counterparts.

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30/01/2017
Don’t Forget Your Mouthguard!

If you are planning on playing sports, especially, but not only contact sports, do not forget to use your mouthguard!

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16/01/2017
Red Flags At The Dentist

Private medical patients will sometimes feel ripped off, but cannot be too sure about it as lay people. Here are some signs that you may be getting ripped off.

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16/01/2017
What To Expect With Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a big decision, and there are some things you should know before getting them. Here is all the info on the process and wearing of dental veneers.

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05/01/2017
Realistic New Years Resolutions? Let us help!

We share the secret of achievable New Year resolutions with you!

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22/12/2016
Even Neanderthals Brushed Their Teeth

Although associated with being primitive and lesser than modern men, even Neanderthals had ways of cleaning their teeth and maintaining basic oral hygiene.

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12/12/2016
The Causes of Bad Breath

Here are some of the most common causes of halitosis, or chronic bad breath. Knowing what causes your halitosis is the first step in dealing with it.

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08/12/2016
Is Salt Bad For Your Teeth?

Sometimes maligned as a cause of dental problems, and sometimes hailed as an antibacterial agent, does salt damage your teeth? Here is all you need to know.

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21/11/2016
Pain Under the Dental Crown

Sometimes, the tooth stubs under a dental crown can start to hurt. If they do, you need to take it very seriously, and get dental treatment.

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02/11/2016
How Long Do Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges Last?

When investing in dental crowns or dental bridges, the most important factor for many is longevity, as this is the only way to find out if the investment is worth it or not.

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02/11/2016
What To Do With Mobile Teeth

When teeth start to move, the most important thing is to find out why they have become mobile, and deal with the root cause of your problems.

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10/10/2016
Common Complications During Orthodontic Treatment

Below is a description of some of the complications that the patient can encounter during orthodontic treatment.

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21/09/2016
Stained Teeth

What causes teeth to become stained? What materials stain teeth the most? How can you remove stubborn stains? Read on to find out!

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21/09/2016
Can tooth whitening harm your teeth?

There are many wild rumours on the internet about what kinds of harm can befall you if you choose to whiten your teeth. Here is an exposé about the topic of tooth whitening.

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12/09/2016
What kind of braces do you need?

You are planning to have an orthodontic treatment but you are not sure what kind of braces to choose? Do you wish to have a completely invisible solution, or do you absolutely need your braces to be removable? Do you need a result as quick as possible, or would you like to stick with good […]

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05/09/2016
Root Canals: Fact or Fiction?

A quick check list about root canal treatments, one of the most misunderstood treatments of conservative dentistry.

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05/09/2016
Comparing Dental Fillings

A general overlook at the pros and cons of available dental fillings from the point of view of the patient.

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01/09/2016
Tooth Decay After Orthodontic Treatment

Many people will experience caries and tooth decay after their braces come off. Here is what you can do to avoid this.

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15/08/2016
All About Plaque

Everything you need to know about what dental plaque is, how to get rid of it, and why it’s bad for your teeth.

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15/08/2016
What your toothache probably means

Different dental problems cause different kinds of pain reactions. We will help you identify what could be wrong with your tooth based on the pain you are feeling.

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04/08/2016
Why Go Zirconium?

Zirconium is a mineral that is used to make dental crowns. Zirconium dental crowns are more aesthetically pleasing and mimic real teeth better.

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04/08/2016
Boy Fakes Kidnapping To Avoid Dentist

Dental phobia is real – make it easier for yourself easier to fight it.

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18/07/2016
4 Reasons To Keep Your Half Year Check-up

Thinking of skipping your next six month check-up? Don’t! They are the key to dental prevention, and the best way to save money on dental treatments. Here are four indisputable reasons why check-ups are the most trusted weapon in the fight for dental prevention.

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12/07/2016
Insure Yourself Against Tooth Extractions with our Practice Plan

An interview with Cathy Cunningham – Our new service, the Practice Plan was launched this year, and for just a few pence a day it provides some basic dental procedures, and a whole slew of other services for a discounted price. We interviewed the first patient who decided to go with the plan, to see what her experiences are with our Practice Plan.

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06/07/2016
Protect Your Teeth During The European Cup!

​The European Cup is upon us, and it has been nothing but football for nearly a month now. This is a great time to celebrate the wins and mourn the losses of your team, and to enjoy good sportsmanship and great company, along with snacks, beer and soft drinks galore. Although you will not be playing (most likely), some of the activities associated with rooting for your favourite team have negative consequences for your teeth. Here are a few things to be mindful of regarding dental prevention while the European Cup is on. Keep these few tips, and game on!

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28/06/2016
Braces vs. Invisalign

There are so many options in the world of adult orthodontics it is hard to know which orthodontic system will be the best for you. The pick is usually between some sort of traditional fixed braces versus Invisalign, or other clear aligners. The choice is important, but do you know the difference between Invisalign and fixed braces? Let us explain it, so you can choose the best orthodontic solution for your problems!

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21/06/2016
Gingivitis During Pregnancy

Gingivitis is the chronic inflammation of the soft tissues of the mouth, or the gums. This is caused by bacteria, usually streptococcus mutans, which are responsible for tooth decay and a number of other chronic illnesses. Gingivitis during pregnancy is a problem because the streptococcus can affect the development of the infant negatively. Here is how you can tell if you have gingivitis during pregnancy, and how to treat it.

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13/06/2016
Is mouthwash good?

The position of dentists on the use of mouthwash can be quite confusing. Are they for it or against it? On the one hand you hear about how great mouthwash is, and how it can get everywhere that a toothbrush can’t, and can neutralise bacteria, on the other hand it is bad for the mouth and causes cancer. Which one is it, then? Should patients use mouthwash, and if so, what kind? In this article, we wish to shed some light on these questions.

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30/05/2016
Why dental hygiene sessions are necessary

More than just a cosmetic procedure for those who want to look their best, dental hygiene sessions are an absolutely indispensable part of good oral health. They are as necessary as flossing and brushing your teeth, but do not need to be done as frequently, as they are the main preventative measure against tooth decay and gum disease. Find out all about what hygiene sessions are, why they are necessary, and what you can expect when you go to get one from this article we have compiled.

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25/05/2016
Win a free dental hygiene treatment with our quiz!

Which food contains the highest amount of tooth-damaging acid? Is an electric toothbrush more effective? How long does the result of at-home tooth whitening last?
Test your knowledge and win a free dental hygiene treatment in our National Smile Month game!

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23/05/2016
Candida In The Mouth

Candida albicans is a kind of fungus that likes to grow on the human body. It is best known as the main cause of yeast infections, and the dermatological illnesses that it causes, but it is also a problem for the mouth. In babies, it comes along as oral thrush and can be treated only with strong medication. In adulthood, this fungus takes on many forms. Here is what to look out for.

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18/05/2016
40th National Smile Month

Do we really know what our dentist can do for our health? Do we consider the half-year oral check-ups really necessary? Unfortunately, the answer for these questions is too often no. This might be the reason why 10% of British people feel so ashamed about their teeth that they do not even visit the dentist. 20% of them is afraid and avoids going to a dental clinic, while another 20% simply does not think it is necessary to get their teeth checked. These attitudes also affect children; 31% of British children younger than 10 years old ended up at an emergency dental clinic at least once in the past 5 years.

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17/05/2016
10 Tips For A Better Oral Health

Maintaining a beautiful smile is a lifelong project. In this article, we collected 10 tips to improve your oral health. Apply these in your daily habits for a healthy smile.

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12/05/2016
The Link Between Periodontitis and Erectile Dysfunction

The human body is an interconnected system of individual parts that can only function in unison. The problems of one part of the body will affect your overall health, which in turn affects the rest of your body, and cause problems that are unforeseeable. The mouth is one of the nexuses of the body: since food goes in there, so many nerves and veins go through there that the problems of the mouth are bound to affect the rest of the body. One unfortunate consequence of chronic conditions in the mouth is erectile dysfunction or ED.

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09/05/2016
Adjusting Your Gums

Adjusting your gums – Dentistry has come very far, and now there are very few dental problems that modern medicine does not have some kind of remedy for.

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02/05/2016
Minimum Intervention Dentistry

The paradigms that we use to understand a given realm of science or knowledge changes with each new breakthrough or discovery made. Dentistry, as a facet of medical science, is no exception from this rule, and works according to the paradigms of the day, which, hopefully, are dictated by the advances that science has made. New concepts sweep through the world of science, and experiments are tried out to make new techniques and new products or services that are better, faster, healthier, and more advanced than the previous ones. The concept of minimum intervention is one of these concepts.

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22/04/2016
Sapphire Crystal Brackets for Aesthetic Braces

The era of mandatory train track braces are officially over! Not only are there more aesthetic options that do the exact same thing, but now, you can wear absolutely invisible dental braces too, by getting them on the side of your teeth facing inwards, or by getting completely transparent brackets! Brackets made from sapphire crystals are now here, and provide a perfect aesthetic solution to the problem of adult orthodontics. Read on to find out more.

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14/04/2016
Bridge Or Dental Implant?

If you have to get more than one tooth extracted or if you have several teeth in a row that are missing, you will definitely feel that biting, chewing, and depending on the teeth that have gone missing even speech has become much more difficult. There are basically two ways to get them replaced: either with a bridge (or a partial denture), or with dental implants. Because the difference is not always clear, I hope to clarify what the pros and cons are for both of these solutions.

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12/04/2016
What to do with a toothache?

The most important thing is that toothache is not the kind of problem that can be solved with an easy tooth extraction.

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29/03/2016
Football Players Have Bad Teeth

Tooth in danger! Some very unpleasant dental news from the world of sports: study seems to show that football players have “worryingly bad teeth”, according to the BBC. What are the implications, and how could some of the most overpaid people on the planet have teeth that are downright horrid? Here are the news and the reasons behind them.

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21/03/2016
Prepare For Your Wedding With Orthodontics

People are getting married later now, many are getting married fewer times than in the past, so it is small wonder that the brides of today want everything to be just so on their big day. The location, themed weddings are big again, the food, the service, the church, and one very important thing: the perfect wedding photo. To get that quintessential picture to be just right, you need your whitest and brightest smile. But what if you don’t like your smile, don’t like the alignment of your teeth? It may seem like a stretch, but more and more patients are turning to adult orthodontics to help them get the best smile they can get, so we thought we should talk a little about this exciting topic.

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16/03/2016
​Getting Braces as an Adult

Many children, especially girls, feel very conscious of their appearance, and this can start at a surprisingly early age. Teasing about appearance and wardrobe can start at the very beginning of elementary school, and a physical handicap, or some other kind of distinctive feature, like glasses, braces or a limp often brings attention to children, which can result in bullying or negative attention.

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07/03/2016
Preparing for your Wedding? Don’t Forget Your teeth!

If you are preparing for your wedding, you are probably thinking about a myriad of things; the right dress, the right location, what to eat, what to drink, what kind of cake, should it be themed, who to invite, who not to invite, should we send invitations, what about the wedding pictures, and the list goes on and on. Little wonder that many people forget a very important part of it all: to have a beautiful, flashing white set of teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.

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02/03/2016
Dental Care For Moms

Different people need different kinds of oral care in different periods of their life. Mothers are just the same; the demands of childbirth and of raising children and having a career take their toll on the body, and this shows up as damage on the teeth. Here in this article, we wish to talk a little about the unique challenges that mothers have to face, and what to look out for at different stages of life, to make sure that you are ready to face the challenges that motherhood might pose on your dentition.

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29/02/2016
​I don’t feel like brushing my teeth

When you have to do something, and there is mounting social pressure for something mandatory, you may feel the need to neglect it, precisely because it must be done. Many times this feeling is far from defiance, but rather stress, and it paralyzes us.

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24/02/2016
​What foods to avoid for white, sparkly teeth

Although movies, advertisements! and magazine ads are all full of blindingly white, flashing smiles, let’s not lose our grip on reality. Our teeth are light bone coloured naturally and are not bleach white.

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16/02/2016
New Miracle Gel In Dentistry?

Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness in the world. University of Southern California has been researching the topic heavily, and have come up with a new invention that is based on two recent findings in the world of oral medicine. This new invention is a miracle cure, which not only regenerates dead tissue, but also minimizes pain associated with tooth decay.

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03/12/2015
High-end campaign shoot for Forest & Ray Dental Practice

Aniko Michnyaova high-end fashion model has recently modelled an exclusive image photoshoot for Forest & Ray Dental Practice as the new face of the clinic.

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01/12/2015
Advent Calendar

Christmas markets are opening in the City Centers, Christmas lights illuminate the streets at night everywhere. We are preparing for the holidays at Forest&Ray Dental as well – these weeks are all about the presents, surprises and spending time with family. On this occasion, we would like to present you our Advent Calendar,where you can […]

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25/11/2015
High-end fashion model at Forest & Ray Dental Practice

Aniko Michnyaova fashion model has previously been featured in covers and different editions of high-end fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Zest and Zink magazine and has done commercials and campaigns for brands such as Nivea, Römerquelle, Triumph and John Lewis Lingerie.

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18/11/2015
Magazine fashion celebrity stylist visits Forest & Ray Dental Practice

Steven Doan, London based creative director and celebrity fashion stylist, has recently chose to make his smile more perfect at Forest & Ray Dental Practice.

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27/08/2015
Pride of lions takes pride of place with Camden dentists

Two lions and a lioness have moved in to a Dental Practice in Bloomsbury – but neither the lions nor the general public have anything to fear.

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06/07/2015
7 Foods To Avoid For Whiter Teeth

What you do to your teeth is about as important as what you don’t do to them.

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28/05/2015
National Smile Month

The National Smile Month campaign is the UK’s longest running and most established oral health campaign.

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19/05/2015
Anti Ageing Show 2015

This weekend our dentistry had a stall at the Anti Ageing Show in London, which was a great experience for us, and hopefully for our patients as well.

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04/05/2015
A smile can make all the difference!

A Great smile puts you on the track to a better love life, while having straight teeth is one great way to ensure your teeth will be kept in good working condition late into life!

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18/02/2015
Tooth replacement is crucial – you can avoid many serious problems!

Are you afraid of having your tooth replaced? Are you still hesitating about whether to have an implant placed or not? You should know that tooth replacement has many more advantages than just an aesthetic outward appearance; with replacing your missing tooth in time you can avoid more serious dental problems!

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05/01/2015
Christmas Quiz Winners

We thank you all for playing with us this winter and we hope you all had fun answering our questions. Unfortunately we can`t give a gift to all of you but we would like to congratulate all our winners!!!

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26/09/2014
Home whitenening with free consultation

Home whitening with free consultation for £150

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30/06/2014
Need some floss? Ask a mountaineer

While dental floss may be a handy way to remove plaque from between teeth, don’t forget to pack some on your next outward bound journey – not only can you use floss to tie a dislodged or knocked out tooth temporarily into place, but in a pinch you can use it to snare a rabbit, catch a fish, or secure branches for your shelter.

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25/06/2014
Rooting out Tooth Decay in Europe

Over in Groningen, Professors Bauke Dijkstra and Lubbert Dijkhuizen have unraveled the complex relationship between bacteria and sugars in our mouths in an effort to get to the root of tooth decay.

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25/06/2014
Good News in the Prevention of ONJ

A recent study in Kyoto, Japan, has suggested that there is a strong correlation between taking bisphosphonate drugs and the appearance of Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), or necrosis of the jaw.

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10/06/2014
3D Printing Goes Dental

Don’t be surprised if your local dentist soon pops up the sign ‘Crowns while you wait’. The dental industry has hopped onto the 3d bandwagon, cascading waves of new advances in materials and possibilities into the dental marketplace.

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10/06/2014
A Curious Stone-sialolithis

Thought by many to be a rumor too gross and weird to be true, sialoliths – stones that form in your salivary ducts (I guess that makes them spit stones?) – are quite real indeed, and happen more frequently than you would imagine. They are up on Wikipedia, so they must be real, right?

These curious stones, or sialoliths as they are called, usually occur in the submandibular salivary ducts, which produce nearly two thirds of the saliva in humans, and this gland is also home to the largest saliva producing duct in our species, the Wharton’s duct.

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04/06/2014
The Tooth Fairy Goes High Tech

When the time comes for that first childhood trade, consider asking the tooth fairy to bank baby teeth with Store-a-Tooth. Bit past your baby teeth days? Never fear, dental stem cells may also be present in wisdom teeth.

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04/06/2014
Correlation between oral health and heart disease deemed shaky at best

Heart disease and risk of stroke have long been noted as a possible side effect of not maintaining good oral health. It is on the list of possible side effects for most gum diseases and tooth problems, and there are numerous studies exploring the correlation between the two. It has been a quite well established “fact” in medical science. Up until now.

A committee appointed by the American Heart Association has convened and read over 500 articles and journal entries by medical professionals about the topic, and have concluded that there is no positive correlation between gum disease, poor oral health, and heart disease, particularly stroke. This article details their findings.

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28/05/2014
Bruxism

Bruxism is defined as a parafunctional activity related to grinding of teeth, usually coupled with clenching of the jaw. This is a condition often considered problematic but not serious, on the same level as eating sugary foods. Unfortunately, this is a misconception.

Aside from enamel becoming worn down and thinned, harmful enough in and of itself, grinding your teeth and constantly clenching your jaw can damage the joint in your jaw, eventually leading to TMJ syndrome (acute or chronic pain in the temporomandibular joint).

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27/05/2014
Let’s put the smile back on your face! Forest&Ray Dental Clinic promoting National Smile Month

 National Smile Month (19 May – 19 June) is officially underway! Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, we at Forest and Ray Dental Practice back this annual campaign to improve oral health with full force. To support the campaign, we will be educating as many people as possible about how important good oral health is through the […]

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21/05/2014
Nature vs nature and its effects on dental care

A study from 2010 has released some very interesting information. A group of scientists has started to map the genome of the bacteria that reside within the human body, specifically for each individual biome. The human mouth is one of the most active and interesting of these biomes, host to tons of bacteria. The initial research was done to see how bacteria become immune to viral attacks, and what mechanisms and in what phases of their evolution they become immune.

Using this research as a backbone, a very interesting study was done specifically for the human mouth and its biomes, trying to decipher to what extent exactly does genetics predetermine the oral condition of a patient.

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21/05/2014
Can Toothpaste Be Too Abrasive?

It is all the rage nowadays to have toothpaste that practically does the scrubbing for you.

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13/05/2014
First come first serve – Early bird offers after surgery upgrade

The upgrade of our dental practice are finished! To show you our new premises we would like to give you a few early bird special offers. You only have to be between the first hundred patients who book after our reopening.

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12/05/2014
Spring rejuvenation!

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, not just for the natural world, but for our bodies as well. It’s time to throw the winter coats back into the closet, get some new clothes, go on a diet, and go into the great outdoors! We can only recommend this wonderful spring rebirth, and we have been getting in on it too. But before we tell you about the reincarnation of our dental clinic, and the major face lifts it has gotten, let’s talk about getting our body to be reborn inside and out.

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07/05/2014
Tooth Loss And Cognitive Function

The apple test is well known as an indicator of the strength of one’s teeth and gums, but it seems that it may also be indicative of a patient’s mental health as well.

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07/05/2014
Communication Issues at the Heart Of Patient Dissatisfaction DIAL

A recent survey of complaints made by patients to the DDU (Dental Defence Union, the leading legal body of dentists law advocacy) suggests that most of the complaints made were the results of misunderstandings, or could have been easily resolved the moment the issue arose, through good communication skills. The top reasons for dissatisfaction were:

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29/04/2014
Why The Inuit Do Not Suffer from Tooth Decay

Inuit dental care has been a subject of some interest for a while. It seems that the Inuit do not brush their teeth at all, and oral hygiene is delegated to a handful of water used to rinse after meals. Yet it is a known fact that the Inuit simply do not suffer from tooth decay. The question that many anthropologists have asked themselves is why.

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29/04/2014
Fluoridation Of Drinking Water

Recently a debate has erupted in Wichita,Kansas. The city council has decided that there should be a vote on the fluoridation of Wichita tap water, and that they have openly stated being in favor of the process, and have published a ‘fact sheet’ that states that the fluoride is good for the populace, and mentions its benefits.

This of course erupted the usual age old debate that has been going on between public health officials and conspiracy theorists, about the possible side effects of drinking fluor in your daily drinking water. And hence the controversy.

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22/04/2014
Fish oil – A periodontal medicine

Clinical trials in Australia are underway for a substance that even your grandmother knew was the key to a long and healthy life: that’s right, fish oils. Usually known as the nasty cod liver oil administered to sick children by old-fashioned grandparents, fish oils may be a breakthrough in periodontal medicine.

A recent study done in South Australia suggests that taking a combination of fish oils and aspirin can be an “adjunct treatment” for periodontitis.

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16/04/2014
Dental Lasers?

The development of lasers for all purposes had a big heyday in the late 80’s early 90’s. So what happened? For a while everybody was expecting that surgery was going to be performed with lasers exclusively by 2012. So what happened? The FDA approved of the medical use of lasers in 1997. So what happened?

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16/04/2014
PRP And Faster Healing Times

The technique of using a centrifuge to extract blood plasma has been around for several decades. Usually, blood plasma is very useful for patients suffering from leukemia and other blood-borne illnesses, and can be used for blood transfusions. It has been used in sports medicine as well, to cure such ailments as tennis elbow.

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07/04/2014
The Dangers Of Medication

A highly popularized lawsuit is currently taking place in Chula Vista, California. The unfortunate incident involves an alleged rape that happened after a patient underwent oral surgery. The victim’s then fiancee is accused. He drove her home after the surgery and, while she was still semi-conscious from the medication, had sex with her and to photographs of her in the nude. He claims that she had consented but could not remember because she was under the effect of drugs.

The heinous nature of the alleged crime and the vulnerability that one feels upon hearing of someone being sexually molested while under the effect of drugs taken to perform a potentially life saving surgery is rousing interest in the case.

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07/04/2014
Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel

Sweet chocolate, sour apples, ice-cold drinks and hot food can all cause intense and agonising pain. Do you know the feeling? You are not alone. Around twenty percent of all adults experience this regularly. The good news is, something can be done to relieve your suffering.

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03/04/2014
Weight Loss Linked With Better Response To Gum Disease

A sensational new study was done with the specific enquiry as to whether or not being more fit can cause you to respond better to periodontal diseases.

The study was done by Case Western University School Of Dental Medicine, and the findings are quite interesting.

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03/04/2014
Denture Cleansers

There are several types of ways to clean your removable dentures. Manually removing food detritus and bits and pieces of food which get stuck in the crowns can help prevent periodontal disease and a bad smelling breath. But bacteria that can cause problems can reside in just the biofilm (the mucus-like spit) covering the dentures and gums underneath. This is why denture cleansers are so handy.

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26/03/2014
Tooth Whitening Toothpastes

 A great alternative to tooth whitening treatments involving strips or a whitening pen is the use of whitening toothpastes. They use the same types of chemicals that whiten teeth, but in much smaller doses, thus minimizing possible side effects of daily use.

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26/03/2014
ADA Now Requiring Biannual Equipment Check

The American Dental Association has issued a 2012 decree stating that American dentists can now expect a call for equipment inspection twice a year. Conveniently located to be at the start and at the finish of daylight savings time, the decree is first and foremost a safety regulation.

Dentists do not check their equipment often enough, according to Dr Michael D. Edwards, who is the spokesperson for this new campaign and chair of the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure Committee on Anesthesiology and CDEL’s Ad Hoc Committee on a Safety Awareness Campaign.

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19/03/2014
The S Bite

The S Bite is a soft, porous covering placed over the bite block of dental x-ray machines.

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19/03/2014
What Can Go Wrong During Implantation?

As dental implantation can be considered a routine oral surgery, it has an extremely high rate of success, around 75%, but the human mind is such that it is curious. This is why you can get so many hits on Google if you type in “dental implant failure”, even though the surgery is almost on the level of safety and success rates as appendectomies. It is understandable, as dental implantology is still relatively new, and is more complicated than just simply getting an infected organ removed.

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12/03/2014
Dental Implant Side-Effects and Complications

As with all sorts of surgery, dental implantation also has some side effects to keep in mind. Some of them are acceptable and sadly as yet a possible side effect that needs to be dealt with. Others are a sign of something gone amiss, or possibly of medical neglect.

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12/03/2014
Dental Implant Rejection – Myth Or Reality? Pt. II – Peri-Implantitis

As earlier discussed, the internet is rife with semi-helpful medical (mis)information, portrayed in an alarmist fashion with the possible purpose of selling a product, or just plain, old fashioned fear mongering.

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05/03/2014
Dental Implant Rejection – Myth or Reality? Pt I

The internet is usually rife with medical problems and unknown ailments. There are a lot of articles dealing with medical issues in an alarmist way, and it is often hard to differentiate between medical truths and scare tactics for some ill advised marketing scheme.

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05/03/2014
Dental Implant Complications

The most asked question about dental implants, besides the obvious enquiry of price, is how long the treatment will take to complete. It may be annoying to patients, but in order to give a satisfactory answer, we need to lo at your general oral health. In other words; it’s complicated.

The reason for this complication is because of dental implant complications.

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26/02/2014
The most common tooth implant issues: an overview

A beautifully written summary of the reasons for dental implant failure can be viewed at this well informed website. I am going to now list these issues thematically and provide some insight into the technical language involved.

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26/02/2014
Infected implants

Although dental implantation is secured in the realm of safe and routine surgeries, sometimes things can go wrong. Aside from foreseeable problems with oral health and bone density issues, covered in our dental implant rejection article, one of the most common things to happen is an infection occurring in the implantation site or in the tissue surrounding the implant. This can be due to oral hygiene issues of the patient, can be caused by improperly sterilized implants, and a host of other possibilities as well.

Most often, the issue that causes the infection is bacteria in the implantation site, taking hold and starting to grow, causing pain, swelling and ultimately implant failure.

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19/02/2014
Issues With Surgery

A recent study by King’s College was done about people who suffered some sort of nerve damage after implantation. This is a very important study, and one that can be quoted as the beginning of a new era. It deals with how and why patients get nerve damage from dental implants, and how often this happens. This is important, given the increasing popularity of dental implants.

It turns out that around 1% of patients involved in dental implant treatments suffer some sort of nerve damage, and a certain, undisclosed percentage will either have to be reimplanted or may have to go to a nerve specialist in a clinic.

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19/02/2014
What is the deal with coated implants?

With several hundreds of different types of dental implants on the market, it can get confusing to figure out which one may be the best for you. There are ones with different lengths and widths, not to mention tapering or threading, there are some that can be instantly loaded and put into use while others need time to integrate into the bone, and a myriad of other choices that can confuse the patient intensely.

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13/02/2014
Dental Implants During Pregnancy

A woman’s body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy. Aside from having to take in more nutrients, both for the developing fetus and the mother, and aside from having to eat nutrients one does not normally eat (like folic acid, for example), the body also undergoes a lot of changes.

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13/02/2014
Diabetes- How Much Of An Issue Is It

When looking at consent forms on the internet and in dental practices across the globe, one comes across a rather troubling observation. Almost all of them state that having diabetes is a condition that can exclude you from your guarantee.

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05/02/2014
Dental X-rays Linked With Brain Tumors

The most prestigious journal on cancer research, aptly named Cancer, has just published a very disturbing article. They review a large scale study (indeed, the largest of it’s kind) dealing with brain tumors and what may cause them. The number one environmental factor associated with this disease happens to be dental x-rays, specifically numerous exposures to bitewing x-rays.

Meningioma, the most common type of brain tumor, occurring in 33% of patients, is the disease dealt with by this study.

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05/02/2014
Check, please

According to arecent study by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), as many as 500,000 patients may have been incorrectly told they did not qualify for NHS Dental service.

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29/01/2014
A Smile Makes all the Difference

When the economy slumps, smiles disappear in more ways than one. Cosmetic dentistry naturally takes a back seat to more pressing concerns. Smiles Change Lives believes a smile makes a difference, can be a reason for happiness in and of itself, and they’ve decided to do something about it. With the help of hundreds of Denver, Colorado area orthodontists, who agree that a confident smile is not just a desire but a need, children can now get the orthodontic treatment they need for next to nothing.

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28/01/2014
Floss your way to Freedom

We’ve previously covered the vast array of uses for endlessly practical dental floss, but it seems a rather unexpected portion of the population has found yet another clever use for the stuff.

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14/11/2013
Rotten milk

In a less publicised end of the economic downturn, Birmingham dentists reveal the growing problem of infected milk teeth.Milk teeth, the term used to describe the first set of teeth which aid the development of the jaw and facial muscles for adulthood, should start being replaced naturally by age 6 or 7. But dentists have begun to see irredeemably infected teeth in children as young as two and a half.

“It’s to do with the economy. Parents buy cheaper foods that are higher in sugar content so children have a poor diet,” says Eddie Crouch, Secretary for the Birmingham Local Dental Committee…

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14/11/2013
Dental fashion forward

Ready to fix those misaligned teeth but worried about the looks from your colleagues or peers? Consider spending a year abroad, where fake braces have become such the rage in fashion that teens and adults have jumped onto the trend.

With orthodontics prices unreachable for many, braces in countries like China, Thailand, and Indonesia have become the latest status symbol among those wishing to project an air of affluence. And because the intent is visibility, colours and styles abound – from a wide variety of vibrant blues and greens to Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty…

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14/11/2013
Halitosis prevention

Halitosis is the scientific term for bad breath. It is not necessarily a symptom, although it can be a symptom of something else that is wrong; it is not a disease, although it can be caused by diseases. It is simply a latin name for something at least 25% of the population experiences. Classifying it is difficult, as the effects are as much cultural as they are medical – what one man may consider acceptable may be gut churning for someone else. Wikipedia sheds some light on this as well. The main causes of bad breath may not even be strictly dental, as gastrointestinal diseases may also cause this unfortunate side effect, and a host of other factors, such as hunger, may also cause bad breath…

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14/11/2013
Veneers help make fuller lips

A cosmetic dentist has revealed an interesting side effect of dental veneers, and also exposed one of the rare moments in medical history when a side effect is actually beneficial. The AACD (American Association of Cosmetic Dentists) has explicitly stated that the use of porcelain veneers, which are a thin layer of porcelain placed over your original teeth, can make your lips appear fuller and more sumptuous.

This revelation came after many patients started seeking veneers who did not necessarily need them, and the patients said that the reason was the beneficial effects the treatment had on lip appearance….

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14/11/2013
Tooth Brushing Techniques

Are you brushing your teeth right? Did you know that developing an effective technique can help you prevent tooth decay, whereas having inadequate technique does absolutely nothing to prevent said disease from occurring?

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14/08/2013
Tooth Whitening Regulations Too Lax?

In May of 2011, a new and more restrictive approach was adopted by medical professionals and the courts regarding the nature of tooth whitening and how it should be classified. Until recently, you did not need to be a registered medical professional to administer tooth whitening procedures. This led to plenty of malpractice issues, and horror stories from patients of bad experiences and insufficient care, ranging from the inadequate to the just plain obscene.

New regulations would require any and all tooth whitening procedures to be performed by a dentist, a dental assistant, or a hygienist, ie a qualified medical professional…

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