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  • The pitfalls of dental tourism

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    ‘Dental tourism’ is a growing phenomenon. Many thousands of Britons travel to Europe and beyond to seek dental care and usually a holiday while they’re there. Countries like Hungary, Poland, Turkey, India and Thailand offer treatment that appears very affordable…

    But what is the real cost?

    First off, there’s the chance that the dentist you are consulting overseas may not have the training and experience necessary to perform the procedure you’re undergoing. If you go t ...

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  • Are electric toothbrushes better than regular ones?

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    We all know that maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most effective ways to combat tooth decay. And that means regular brushing. But when it comes to how you brush your teeth, is it better to use a posh electric toothbrush or do it the good old-fashioned way?

    We get asked this all the time and there have been various surveys performed that favour electric toothbrushes and others that favour brushing your teeth manually. There is no definitive answer. What we will say, though, ...

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  • Caring for your kids’ teeth

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    By the time children are about six months old, their first milk teeth will start to appear. And this is when you should begin looking after their dental health. You can start brushing their teeth for them (you’ll only need a smear of fluoride toothpaste to do so), and you can take them to their first dental appointment too. Just like adults, kids should see the dentist regularly. And, of course, it’s advisable that children limit sugary foods and drinks to avoid tooth decay.

    It’s a wh ...

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