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Chloe Ferry’s face transformation

Tue

Chloe Ferry’s face transformation

Geordie Shore star, Chloe Ferry, revealed her new look days before her entrance to the Big Brother house on Friday. Chloe Ferry’s face transformation has reportedly cost tens of thousands of pounds. Since 2014 Chloe has undergone various cosmetic procedures to enhance her appearance.

Chloe has disclosed that she has had Botox injections to freshen up her look and regularly has lip fillers. The twenty-one-year-old shared a SnapChat video on Thursday showing herself receiving lip fillers ahead of her Big Brother appearance. Chloe has previously had dermal fillers in her cheeks and has also been snapped showing off her dazzling set of dental veneers. The Sun newspaper has reported that the cost of Chloe’s veneers is estimated at around twenty-eight thousand pounds.

The young star admitted that she was inspired by fellow Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby, “When I met Charlotte [Crosby] and seen her lips I was like ‘I NEED THEM!’ and now I’ve had the most work done out of the cast.” The star seems very happy with her new look and appears confident and fresh faced. Fans will be keeping a close eye on Chloe during her time in the famous Big Brother house.

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Cornwall dentist saves patient’s life

Sun

Cornwall dentist saves patient’s life

Cornwall dentist saves patient’s life – Dental patient, David Oldham, fell ill just before Christmas as he waited to see a dentist at his local surgery. The sixty-six-year-old man collapsed in the waiting room and remembers very little about the incident. The receptionist, Jill Constance, sounded the alarm and alerted the attention of dentist, Brian Needham. They both rushed to the aid of their patient.

Luckily for Mr. Oldham, his dentist’s previous job was a paramedic. This training, coupled with his dentistry experience, allowed Mr. Needham to identify a cardiac arrest and save the patient’s life. The practice staff worked together to perform CPR, and used a defibrillator to keep the sixty-six-year-old alive. Paramedics arrived on the scene after four minutes of receiving the emergency call and took over from the dentist’s staff.

Shortly after paramedics arrived an air ambulance was on the scene to take Mr. Oldham to the local hospital. Because of the quick thinking of the dental staff, and the life-saving equipment that they had to hand, their patient lives to tell the tale of his ordeal. Practice manager, Andy Taylor, said that it is vital that surgeries have defibrillators on hand for such occasions as these.

 

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Could fillings become a thing of the past?

Thu

Scientists may have potentially discovered a way to banish fillings into the history books, after new research showed promising results. The drug, Tideglusib, has been used in trials for Alzheimer’s patients, but has also shown the potential to repair cavities and stimulate the regrowth of teeth.

The discovery was made by researchers at King’s College London. The findings showed that the drug caused stimulation of the stem cells that are present in the tooth pulp, which in turn generated the production of new dentine underneath the enamel. The teeth can naturally regenerate dentine when the pulp undergoes trauma, however this is only ever a very thin layer, therefore would not be enough to make big repairs, such as a cavity. The new drug is said to disengage a certain enzyme known as GSK-3, which prevents the dentine layer from continuously forming. With this enzyme continuously working, the teeth are potentially enabled to rebuild and re-grow.

Scientists showed results from experiments undertaken, where a small piece of biodegradable sponge was soaked in the drug and inserted into the decayed area of the tooth. This triggered natural tooth growth and the cavity was fully repaired within six weeks. Although in the early stages, these new findings are very promising for the future of dentistry and dental health.

Dental implant coatings that can fight infection

Sat

The University of the Basque Country, situated in Spain, has released research showing that around ten percent of dental implants result in failure and removal, due to development of bacteria and infection. In response to this a team from the university have been developing new implant coatings that are said to fight infection and facilitate more effective anchoring to the natural surrounding bone.

Beatriz Palla, one of the authors of the research paper, discussed the process with Newatlas.com, “We used silica as the precursor, because in many studies this compound has been shown to be osteoinductive, so it facilitates one of the objectives we wanted to achieve. What is more, to provide the materials with antibacterial characteristics, we added various antibacterial agents.” One of the coatings under development is said to be painted onto the titanium screw of the implant and fired under substantial heat to adhere it to the surface. Following this, antibacterial agents are added to allow the implant to fight infection when it is fitted.

Although the coatings are still in the prototype stage, the researchers are confident that these could be a viable solution towards decreasing the number of failed implants in the future. Ms Palla admits that there is still a lot of experimentation and development to do, but so far, the findings are very promising.

 

 

Pioneering jaw and dental surgery for hopeful beauty queen

Fri

Twenty-year-old Ellie Jones was born with a rare jaw deformity that also caused issues with the alignment of her teeth. A routine visit to her orthodontist at fourteen years old, uncovered that Ellie’s jaw had not grown in over six years.

At sixteen, Ellie went through a pioneering jaw surgery that completely changed her life. As part of the procedure, surgeons had to cut her jaw vertically and horizontally, before performing corrective chin surgery. The operation left her temporarily unable to talk, in significant pain, and on a liquid diet for a month. Ellie’s only means of communication with her family and friends was a pen and note pad.

However, the surgery was a complete success and Ms Jones now hopes to be crowned the new Miss Wales at next year’s competition. The aspiring beauty queen saw the pageant advertised on Facebook and, with her new-found confidence, decided to give it a go. Ellie’s mum Natalie spoke to the Daily Mail about the dramatic change she has seen in her daughter since the surgery, “The surgery has not only changed the way Ellie looked, but also the way she portrays herself. Her confidence has grown and she’s blossomed into a beautiful young lady.”

 

 

 

Controversy over new dental restraint technique

Thu

A controversial restraining method, said to be an aid to paediatric dental treatment, is being used across America. The ‘papoose board’ is used to restrain children while they undergo dental treatment, and has received criticism from some dentists and parents, as it is said to potentially traumatise children who are subjected to it.

American Paediatric Dentistry division chief, Dr Brian Martin, says the papoose board is used as a safety measure, and can also be soothing and comforting to younger children, especially those on the Autistic Spectrum. He defended the controversial method to Statement.com, “A lot of things we do in dentistry involve a lot of instruments that are near the face, obviously, and we don’t want to have a circumstance where we put the patient at risk.” However, Dr Martin does acknowledge that there could be potential risks, such as hindering breathing and circulation, if the method is not used correctly.

WPXI.com are said to have found a case where a young girl acquired bruises and abrasions when strapped into the device, and there were other reports of a four-year-old child in Texas suffering brain damaged due to method. There are also fears amongst the dental community that this kind of restraint could cause dental post traumatic stress disorder, which could lead to psychological problems in later life.

 

 

 

Scuba diving could be bad for your teeth

Wed

New research has shown that scuba diving could have a dramatic effect on people’s teeth, according to a new study. The research, undertaken by staff at Buffalo University, showed that forty percent of people engaging in scuba diving activities have reported issues with their teeth and jaw.

Before embarking on any scuba diving activity, a medical examination is required, however, this does not include any checks to oral or dental health. Lead author of the study paper, Vinisha Ranna, was quoted in the Daily Mail, “Considering the air supply regulator is held in the mouth, any disorder in the oral cavity can potentially increase the diver’s risk of injury.”

Inexperienced divers can often clench their jaw while underwater, due to the cold temperatures, which can cause an array of issues from jaw pain, lost fillings, or loose crowns. Water pressure also plays a role, as this can cause pockets of air to build up around the roots of the teeth, potentially leading to broken molars, in some cases shattering teeth completely. It is advised that anyone wishing to undertake recreational scuba diving should seek advice from their dentist beforehand, to avoid any potential issues.

 

 

Dentist provides emergency treatment to Aleppo refugees

Tue

Tunbridge Wells dentist, Dr Romulo Greco, has inspired many by taking time out to provide much needed dental treatment to refugees fleeing war torn Aleppo. Syria, in the midst of a bitter war, has seen people seeking refuge in camps throughout Thessaloniki in Greece.

Dr Greco previously saw others offering help and wanted to do the same, he told the Tunbridge Wells Times, “As you go through the media you see that there is a real need for people to help out. I had seen previous colleagues doing something so I started to search how I could do it myself.” Dr Greco flew out to Greece in November, with the help of the Health Point Foundation and Dentaid. He admitted that it was difficult, as supplies were very limited, meaning they could only give basic treatments.

Dr Greco feels that the British government have a moral responsibility to help more refugees and he is also thinking of ways to encourage big service providers of dental equipment to contribute to the cause. The kind dentist was left humbled by his experience and is planning to go back next year to provide more essential treatment for people in desperate need.

 

 

 

Dentist saves butcher’s life

Mon

Greenock butcher, William Murdoch, visited his dentist with what he thought was toothache, but what unfolded came as a complete shock. Mr Murdoch was actually suffering from a potentially deadly form of mouth cancer, which was only discovered due to his dentist’s vigilance.

During his visit, dentist Catriona Amadei extracted his tooth, only to find a lump in the gum which she immediately knew was cause for concern. Mr Murdoch was referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow, where he did not even need a biopsy to confirm the lump was cancerous. Ms Amadei says that this shows the importance of regular check-ups with a dentist, as they may be able to spot early signs of mouth cancer that might not be obvious to the untrained eye.

William admitted to the Greenock Telegraph that if it was not for his dentist appointment things could have been very different, “A visit to the dentist really did save my life. My surgeon told me that I now need to get a 12-hour reconstruction operation to remove the lump or I will die. I can’t help thinking what would have happened if I hadn’t gone to the dentist when I did.” Mouth cancer rates have seen a rise of around thirty nine percent throughout the last ten years. In some cases, the symptoms do not present themselves until the disease is more advanced, however dentists are more likely to spot the signs earlier.

 

 

 

Brad Pitt’s Christmas makeover

Sun

In the midst of his bitter divorce from wife Angelina Jolie, it appears Brad Pitt has decided to have a Christmas face makeover to start his new life as a single man. Speculation has grown when recent pictures emerged of his younger, taught looking face.

The fifty-three-year-old mega star is reported to have undergone an array of cosmetic surgery procedures to freshen up his ‘million-dollar face.’ It is alleged that he has had Botox, fillers, peels, and a minor face lift. Beverley Hills doctor,Robert Rey, gave his views on Brad’s changing faceto Radar Online, “Brad Pitt looks significantly younger! It does appear his more youthful look can be possibly attributed to fillers and/or Botox, as well as laser resurfacing or chemical peels.”

Close friends of the star have been reported to be concerned over his changing looks and have told him to stop ‘messing with his face.’It is clear that Brad is going through a very difficult time, due to a nasty custody battle over hissix children and his most recent film, Allied, bombing in cinemas. Jolie has filed for sole custody of their children, which insiders say is taking its toll on Brad, but he is fighting it all the way. Inside Brad may be broken, but his face is looking fresher than ever.

 

 

 

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