Archive for the ‘General Dentistry’ Category

What is the value of regular dental check-ups?

Years ago, it was established procedure that many people went for dental check-ups and hygiene regularly every six months. This seems to have become less common in recent years. Why? Generally dental health has improved quite significantly over the last twenty years and people seem to need less ‘routine’ dentistry. That assertion needs to be […] Read more ›

Dental specialties: when can you expect to be referred to a specialist?

Dentistry, like medicine, has dental specialties across various fields.  All of these specialists would have undertaken formal postgraduate courses to qualify them and enable them to be registered as such. The GDC (General Dental Council) maintains a register of accredited dental specialists in the UK. Those with foreign training are evaluated and may also be […] Read more ›

Your smile makeover questions answered (part 2)

Questions about dental smile makeover are very popular and we hope you will find our answers of help: Does it hurt to do a smile makeover? I am really scared of dentistry. Answer:  No it does not hurt to have any form of dentistry today and generally, ‘cosmetic’ dentistry involves even less ‘sensation’ than other treatments…. […] Read more ›

Your Smile Makeover Questions Answered (part 1)

Over the next few weeks a series of commonly asked ‘aesthetic dentistry’ questions and answers will be published . The following smile makeover questions will be answered today: If I have a ‘makeover’ on my teeth, will any of my own natural tooth be destroyed? How long do these veneers last and what can go wrong? What happens […] Read more ›