Online Smile Direct Club shuts down months after filing for bankruptcy

The telehealth company Smile Direct Club was founded in 2014 by Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell, who were named the youngest billionaires in the US in 2019.   They  set out to make invisible teeth aligners more affordable without the need to visit a dentist. Smile Direct Club aligners were priced at around £1800 – less […]

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8 Home Remedies To Heal Your Burnt Tongue

A burnt tongue can be a painful nuisance, but the good news is that several home remedies can provide rapid relief and speed up the healing process. Quite often, in pursuit of savouring your favourite meal, you forget to take caution and end up hurting your taste buds. This happens when you sip an extremely […]

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Do Collagen Supplements Play A Role In Oral Care?

We know collagen has benefits for bone health, but, contrary to popular belief, teeth are not actually made up of bones.  Rather, the outermost layer of your teeth is called the enamel, which is made of calcium and phosphate, not bone (although bone is made up of hydroxyapatite crystals, involving calcium and phosphate, nestled in […]

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Why You Might Need a Dental CT scan

Your dentist may recommend a dental CT (computerised tomography) to check what is going on in your mouth — and you keep wondering, “Why a CT? Why not an X-ray? Here we explain why this may be required and how they work Dental CTs are a revolutionary tool in dentistry. They form 3D images of the […]

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5 surprising ways to improve your oral health

Eating certain sugary foods improves oral health? Learn surprising things you can do to enhance your oral and overall health. If you’re someone who brushes twice a day, flosses regularly, and never misses a dentist visit, you may think you’re doing all you can for your oral health. However, there are actually numerous other ways […]

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Turkey teeth – what do you need to know?

You will likely have seen the headlines by now – Turkey teeth are ruining people’s smiles across the UK! Is it true? What do you need to know if you were thinking about getting dental treatment abroad? How can you save your teeth from disaster when looking for a smile makeover? The problem The recent […]

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What’s the connection between sleep disorders and oral health?

In case we need more reasons to take our sleep health seriously, reduced or poor-quality sleep even has negative effects on your oral health. Many of those who experience chronic poor sleep are suffering from either insomnia or sleep apnea. These conditions negatively impact your daytime function, reduce your quality of life, and can result […]

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Top tips for cleaning between your teeth

We  recommend cleaning between your teeth daily with an interdental brush or floss. Cleaning between your teeth may help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Cleaning between your teeth helps remove a sticky film called plaque.  Plaque contains bacteria that feeds on leftover food or sugar in your mouth. When that happens, it releases an acid that […]

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Here’s why you should eat cheese and chocolate this Christmas

  CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and with it comes delicious treats for us to indulge in. If you love tucking into a cheese board over Christmas research suggests you should chomp away – all in moderation.  Forward planning can ensure that you have the tastiest Christmas yet. Cheese and nuts can be a […]

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Scared of the dentist? 5 ways you can overcome your fears!

For many people, the idea of going to the dentist is enough to strike fear into the heart (and the gums). When we’re young, we worry about the pain, and when we’re older, the cost only adds to our distress, especially for those who need the latest developments in sedation dentistry. It’s normal to feel […]

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