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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.

 

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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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Possible breakthrough for toothache sufferers

Wed

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Possible breakthrough for toothache sufferersThe Irish News online has reported of a possible breakthrough for toothache sufferers. This innovative new technique could change the way that dentists perform root canal procedures on patient’s teeth. The new research, carried out by the OHSU in Oregon, USA, has developed the manufacture of new, fully functioning, blood vessels.

The issue with standard root canal practice is that the tooth is effectively dead due to the removal of the blood supply. This new technique could eliminate this problem, and therefore, keep the tooth alive. The new technique consists of using a process inspired by 3D printing. In effect, the technology can create functioning blood vessels that can then be implanted into the tooth.

One of the lead researchers on the trial, Bertassoni, explained. “This result proves that fabrication of artificial blood vessels can be a highly effective strategy for fully regenerating the function of teeth.”

Due to the new technique patients could see better long-term outcomes, whilst keeping a functional tooth. This could spell a major breakthrough for the dentistry world.

 

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NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investment

Mon

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NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investmentCentral Midland’s NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investment to improve dental services and access to dental care. The region of Leicestershire and Rutland are set to receive the sum of money in the hope that dental care can be improved. The plans for the money will allow for five new dental practices across the region and will facilitate existing practices to offer later opening hours. There are also plans to provide more specialist care for patients with special needs. The Head of Primary Care for the region, Di Pegg welcomes the proposed changes. “That’s great news for people right across the area, who from December will find it much easier to benefit from routine, urgent and out-of-hours NHS dental care closer to where they live.”

Over the course of ten years, this amounts to a staggering £63 million. It is unsure, at this point, whether the funding will continue after the ten-year contract expires. The planned investment is set to take effect from 1st December 2017. Potentially this could help thousands of people receive better access to the dental care they need.

 

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Chin fillers on the rise

Thu

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Chin fillers on the riseA new trend has seen chin fillers on the rise. Dr. Esho, a well known cosmetic surgeon, explains that Dermal Fillers for the chin are growing in popularity. He believes, due to the boom in lip fillers, people are also undergoing chin fillers to help balance the proportions of the face. Dr. Esho spoke to Harpers Bazaar. “Precise injections of filler are injected into the chin to realign the shape in position with the lips and the rest of the face.”

However, Dr. Ourian of the Beverly Hills Clinic, Epione, has a different explanation. He believes that the massive growth is due to another reason. He attributes it to the fact that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution so are, therefore, customisable in the short term. This gives people the versatility to change their look from time to time without requiring permanent implant surgery. Dr. Ourian has an array of celebrity clients, including, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.

Whatever the reason for this sudden increase, people are seeing the benefits of dermal fillers as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgeries.

 

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Dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scars

Thu

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Dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scarsA clinical trial, shared by Medical News Bulletin, has revealed more evidence that dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scars. Acne (also known as acne vulgatis) affects around eighty percent of adolescents. Subsequently, this often means prominent scarring and loss of confidence and self-esteem. During the study, a range of dermal fillers were reviewed. One of which was the temporary filler, hyaluronic acid. This type of filler is commonly used by celebrities and the general public to add volume to the face and lips. However, the review suggests that hyaluronic acid can also be very effective at smoothing and softening acne scars, and is in fact underutilised.

Current developments are aiming towards dermatologists being able to prescribe dermal fillers as part of their treatment plans. This is an exciting and innovative step towards minimising the effects of acne. A welcome development for many that suffer from it. Dermal fillers may also be available for topical administering in the future. Although, this treatment may need to be coupled with a laser procedure.

 

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Rise in Invisalign Teen orthodontics

Sun

Rise in Invisalign Teen orthodonticsLatest News

A recent rise in Invisalign Teen orthodontics is sweeping the nation. Historically, teenagers have undergone traditional teeth straightening methods to achieve a beautiful smile. However, now more and more teens are turning to Invisalign Teen for a more discreet service.

Invisalign is able to tackle an abundance of orthodontic problems such as overcrowding, problems with under or over bite, gaps and much more. Also, a great bonus with Invisalign is there is no need for emergency appointments to fix broken wires or fittings.

Another great aspect of the treatment is the specially designed Invisalign app which can be downloaded to a smartphone. This app allows teens to take selfie photos of their teeth between appointments to track their progress. The app uses intricate algorithms to monitor the teeth and will also send out alerts to say when it is time to move on to the next aligner. Invisalign is a great way of straightening teeth without drawing attention to the process. Many teens are over the moon that this treatment is now available.

 

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Jason Dundas is to become an ambassador for Invisalign

Mon

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It has been announced that Jason Dundas is to become an ambassador for Invisalign. The Australian celebrity is best known for being a television presenter. His current role sees him hosting the Australian X-Factor. The celebrity will join the likes of Zac Efron, Serena Williams, and Eva Longoria in receiving the prestigious award. He is Australia’s first ambassador for the company.Jason Dundas is to become an ambassador for Invisalign

It was no secret that the 34-year-old was unhappy with his teeth before undergoing Invisalign treatment. He had made comments previously that his crooked teeth were a ‘burden’ to him. He also said that he thought he was ‘too old’ for teeth straightening. However, after seeking advice he realised that Invisalign treatment was very accessible. The brace was clear and removable so it did not interfere with his work.

Following his treatment, the star’s confidence and career saw a real boost. He was quoted on The Mail Online. “It just sort of changed my confidence level a bunch and my career kind of exploded after I had it done. It just took off.” It is amazing how straight teeth can make such a difference to how people look and feel.

 

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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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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.

 

 

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