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New test for dental implant suitability

Fri

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New test for dental implant suitability

           New test for dental implant suitability.

A new test for dental implant suitability is currently being trialled. Biomechanical testing of dental implants and tissue will be able to help analyse the potential implant site. This will, therefore, help to determine whether the implant could be successful or not, and why. This screening could massively increase the success of dental implant fixtures by assessing and analysing the connection between the body and biomaterials. What is more, the testing will help manufacturers develop more innovative and appropriate designs and products while keeping costs down.

A newly derived test will also mimic the environment that the implant would be fitted into. This includes changes in acidity levels, temperature, bacterial presence, and vibrations and movement that simulate chewing. This type of test will see how well the fixture responds to these added pressures and what the hot spot areas are.

Michael Gasik, one of the review authors and researchers at Aalto University Foundation in Finland also added. “This drastically reduces the time and effort required for clinical tests.” Watch this space!

 

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Dentists undertake pioneering research

Thu

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Dentists undertake pioneering researchA group of dentists undertake pioneering research that could expand the possibilities of modern medicine. The researchers from The UNLV are developing a method that allows them to extract tooth pulp in such a way that it garners four times the amount of stem cells than previous methods. These stem cells can then be replicated, and in turn, can be used to treat an array of medical issues.

Dr. James Mah, director of the university’s advanced orthodontics program spoke out about this potentially life-saving research. “Stem cells can be extracted from nearly any living tissue. In fact, stem cells can even be found in tissues of the deceased. The biggest challenges with stem cells are gathering enough of them to work with and keeping them viable until they are needed.”

This new research could help facilitate groundbreaking treatment by using stem cells to reproduce healthy cells in the body of the sufferer. Because of this, people with chronic or terminal illnesses could see their symptoms reduced, or vanish altogether. The research continues.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5303 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

Pensioner gets her smile back after hospital blunder

Mon

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Pensioner gets her smile back after hospital blunderA pensioner gets her smile back after hospital blunder is reported. The eighty eight year old woman was admitted to Colchester General Hospital for an emergency hip operation. When she came out of anaesthesia it became apparent that the hospital staff had lost her dentures.

Unfortunately, these things happen, however, it left the elderly woman without any teeth for months. Jane Read, the pensioner’s daughter wrote to the local Gazette due to her mother being unable to eat or smile properly for over seven months. She was left like this because she was unable to leave the hospital to visit her dentist.

Janet Liao, a dentist at Clacton Dental Care read the story in her local paper. She decided that she wanted to help. Mrs. Liao was concerned that the elderly woman would not be recovering as well due to her not being able to eat properly. Mrs Liao provided the family with a new set of dentures. Mrs. Read was over the moon for the help they received. “Both my mum and I are grateful because had the story not featured in the newspaper, I wouldn’t have got that response. Without the dental clinic’s help, we might have still been in the same position.”

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5303 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

North Kirklees gets some dental TLC

Tue

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North Kirklees gets some dental TLCA shortage of NHS dentist places has been an issue in parts of West Yorkshire for some time now. The knock on effects of this has left some people in desperate need of dental treatment but unable to afford private dental costs. However, now North Kirklees gets some dental TLC thanks to the charity Dentaid.

Dentaid is providing a number of free clinics over the coming weeks that will be scattered around the Kirklees area. The mobile dental unit will visit a total of six areas over a two week period. Funding for the project has come from The Dewsbury and Mirfield District Committee. They have given a grant for just over seven thousand pounds for Dentaid to provide vital dental care and advice for people in desperate need. All treatments offered are completely free of charge. The project promises to be an extremely valuable service for the people of Kirklees. If you would like more information on the locations of these free clinics you can check out The Huddersfield Daily Examiner website.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5303 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer

Fri

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Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy suffererA potential Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer has been reported this week in the Hartlepool Mail. Archie Garthwaite and his twin brother Harley were born prematurely back in 2012 and weighed a mere one and half pounds each. The pair needed life-saving surgery. Due to this, Archie was left with Cerebral Palsy.

Most people would associate Botox with anti-ageing and also, more recently, with treatment for migraines and other medical ailments. However, it is now reported that Botox could potentially help Archie to walk again. Archie’s mum, Hayley Kennedy, spoke about this potential new treatment. “We hope to have the Botox done at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, and it will see Botox injected into the muscles in his legs that are overworking. Once he has had that we can see if the SDR operation is needed, but if the Botox works and he can walk aided with a frame, that would be amazing.” It is also hoped that the NHS will fund the potentially life changing treatment.

 

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Charities have joined together to help Filipino children

Thu

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Charities have joined together to help Filipino childrenCharities have joined together to help Filipino children with urgent dental issues. Volunteers from Dentaid, Serve On, and Team Rubicon teamed up to visit Mandaue, Cebu, in the Philipines, for a total of fourteen days. The team were based at Umapad Elementary School which was devastated due to damage by a recent typhoon.

The mercy mission consisted of hands on repairs to the school, as well as vital dental care and emergency treatment. In addition to this, training and equipment were provided for the teachers of the children.

Among the volunteers were dentist Mark Inman, and dental nurse Joy Baker from Inydene Dental Practice in Amesbury. Mark spoke to the Salisbury Journal about his experience. “It is good to be able to improve their oral health by taking out infected teeth. It was amazing to work with the other two charities because working together it had a greater effect.” The team also handed out over a thousand tooth brushes and they hope to visit the area again next year to provide more treatment and aid.

 

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Invisalign is the new must have for over sixties

Tue

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Invisalign is the new must have for over sixtiesYou are only as old as you feel and this is why Invisalign is the new must have for over sixties. More and more people are opting for discreet teeth straightening and the older generations are getting in on the action. Sixty-four-year-old Karen Nazor Hill is an advocate for the process and wants to show that it is available to anyone in spite of age.

Recently, due to age related shifting, Karen and her orthodontist decided that something needed to be done. Therefore, Invisalign treatment was explored, and both agreed that this would be the best way forward.

Karen was published in The Times Free Press. “Some people may question why I’m choosing to have this done so late in life. It’s a simple answer. I smile a lot, and my teeth are important to me. In the last couple of years, though, they are becoming crowded and, as a result, shifting. Also, my daughter, Karah, 40, got Invisalign about a year ago. The result is one of the most beautiful smiles I’ve ever seen”. Karen is due to start her treatment in the near future.

This story just goes to show that you are never too old to make a positive change and we wish Karen all the best through her Invisalign journey.

 

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Michelle Keegan’s cosmetic tweakment rumours

Wed

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Michelle Keegan's cosmetic tweakment rumoursMichelle Keegan’s cosmetic tweakment rumours have circulated once more this week as she emerged with, what looked like, injection sites on her forehead. The ex Coronation Street and Our Girl star was spotted last week on her way to a lunch date.

Typically, with this type of story, fans and surgeons would express worry and angst over their favourite celeb, however, with Michelle, this is not the case. Dr. Alex Kardis, a well known cosmetic surgeon, was quoted in Reveal Magazine. “Everything she looks to have done is a slighter moderation and has been done very tastefully. She looks good.”

It is rumoured that Michelle has undergone dermal filler treatments in her lips, and had Botox in her face and jaw. There is also speculation that she has had dental veneers fitted to improve the look of her smile. It is clear that the star has changed somewhat since her first television appearance in Coronation street in 2011. However, many say that she has changed for the better, not the worse, and still looks naturally beautiful.

 

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New formulation of Botox could last longer

Fri

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New formulation of Botox could last longerA new formulation of Botox could last longer according to medicalnewsbulletin.com. Currently, Botox is seen as an effective treatment for wrinkles, however, it has long been known that it needs regular top ups for the effects to continue. Therefore, this new development could mean fewer trips to the clinic and less overall cost for the patient.

Botox works by temporarily paralysing the muscles by blocking the signals from the nerves. Due to this, the skin does not wrinkle and appears smooth and flat. Canadian scientists conducted a large-scale trial which studied the effects of the new formulation in comparison to the current one. The trial focused on the forehead lines between the eyes (glabellar lines). Over two hundred and fifty people took part. The results showed that while both formulations were effective at reducing wrinkles the new formulation lasted, on average, five weeks longer than the current option. This has prompted three more wide-scale trials. The aspirations are to get the new formula approved for use in the near future.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5303 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

Invisalign’s invasion of Twitter

Fri

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Invisalign's invasion of TwitterWednesday afternoon was like any other for the social media giants, that is until Invisalign’s invasion of Twitter took over. Invisalign featured in the top trending list on that day, and no one knows why.

Bizarrely, the word ‘Invisalign’ was being used in completely unrelated posts, even a Tweet relating to the US president which was hashtagged Invisalign. This gained a lot of attention and re-Tweets. There was also an abundance of Tweets that just simply read ‘Invisalign’. Other tags were Tweets talking about why Invisalign was trending in such a way for apparently no reason at all.

All this media attention also prompted an array of memories, memes, and funny anecdotes from the general public. “My #Invisalign memory: Friend took the trays out at a restaurant & put them in a napkin. All food & the napkin thrown away at end of meal.” One thing is for sure, the makers of Invisalign will have no complaints about all the extra free publicity it has received over the last few days.

 

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