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More men ‘using Botox to improve their careers’

Thu

More men 'using Botox to improve their careers'Increasing numbers of Irish men are using Botox to get ahead in their professional careers, an expert has remarked.

Trained practitioners have noted a rise in the average age of people opting for the anti-wrinkle injection, the Irish Examiner reports.

Aisling Holly, managing director of cosmetic surgery firm The Hospital Group, noted an increased trend in people aged in their mid-30s undergoing the procedure.

Many male professionals are finding it difficult to progress in their careers with competition from younger candidates, Ms Holly remarked.

With the cosmetic surgery industry currently an unregulated market, experts have called for the introduction of tougher controls.

Ms Holly said: "We're aware of some quite dubious practices that can flourish in an unregulated environment as companies prioritise profits ahead of patient welfare."

People contemplating Botox treatment should ensure they are treated by a reputable and qualified practitioner to prevent any medical complications.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800557570-ADNFCR

Dentist struck off after fitting dental veneers on children

Wed

Dentist struck off after fitting dental veneers on childrenA dentist in Birmingham has been struck off the medical register after fitting dental veneers on children in order to make money.

Stuart Elliot Johnstone was found guilty of dishonestly carrying out treatment on young people between April 2005 and June 2007, Dentistry.co.uk reports.

The General Dental Council (GDC) heard that Mr Johnstone had carried out the cosmetic dentistry on 11 patients for financial gain, with one aged eight years old.

In some cases patients were given dental veneers despite decaying teeth, the court heard, with one woman's life being put at risk due to the development of an infection.

The GDC said [to the dentist]: "You were in a position of trust towards your patients and the public. You abused that trust.

"For all these reasons, the committee places this case high in the scale of dishonesty."

Dental veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dental treatment, during which a trained practitioner fits laminates to the front of existing teeth to improve a person's smile. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800557142-ADNFCR

Teeth whitening news: Diet ‘has an impact on oral health’

Tue

Teeth whitening news: Diet 'has an impact on oral health'Dental patients who are contemplating London teeth whitening could be interested to hear that dietary habits can have an impact on oral health, according to an expert.

Consumption of high levels of acid, which is found in energy drinks and wine, could cause erosion of the teeth's protective layer of enamel.

Professor Robin Seymour, a peridontologist and spokesperson for Dentyl Active, addressed a link between modern diets and an increase in dental health problems.

He stated that consuming food and drink containing high levels of acid "causes a chemical loss of minerals to the tooth enamel, causing it to erode".

However, eating some foods could prove to be beneficial to overall oral health, Professor Seymour remarked.

Diets containing antioxidants and omega-3 oils are found to offer protection to the gums from harmful bacterial plaque.

The importance of a healthy smile has been highlighted by the British Dental Health Foundation.

Results from a recent survey conducted by the organisation revealed that 56 per cent of respondents think a nice smile is the most attractive quality in a prospective partner.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800554210-ADNFCR

Jane Fonda confesses to cosmetic dentistry

Tue

Jane Fonda confesses to cosmetic dentistryJane Fonda has admitted spending several thousand dollars on cosmetic dentistry as part of her bid to preserve her good looks.

The 73-year-old actress said in an interview with the Daily Mail that she paid $55,000 (£34,100) for a new set of teeth.

Fonda, who has won two Oscars during her screen career, suggested that having money is one of the secrets to looking good in old age.

"It was the teeth or a new car – and I opted for the teeth," she remarked, adding: "It costs a lot to look the way I do."

A healthy sex life has also helped, she remarked, but noted part of success is due to her genes, which she said "cost nothing".

Fonda recently showed off her cosmetic dentistry during the Cannes Film Festival, where she made an appearance to promote her new film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which is due out later this year.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800554000-ADNFCR

Patients warned about bogus tooth whitening firms

Tue

Patients warned about bogus tooth whitening firmsPeople who are looking to undergo tooth whitening have been told to ensure they visit a fully-licensed practitioner.

This warning comes after the New Zealand Ministry of Health launched an investigation into unregistered firms that are carrying out the procedure down under, TV NZ reports.

The decision to look into the existence of bogus or "cowboy" companies comes after a woman suffered burning gums, which had also turned partially white, after she visited an unlicensed establishment.

However, the person in question escaped punishment because they were not official health professionals, which has led to increased calls for the industry to be more tightly regulated.

The country's Environmental Risk Authority has discussed the possibility of banning the use of hydrogen peroxide that is stronger than 3.6 per cent by unregistered practitioners.

Meanwhile, a dentist in Bristol has warned those who are seeking teeth whitening services to avoid bogus firms, after an apparent surge in the number of unknown companies offering discount rates in the UK.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800497027-ADNFCR

Flossing ‘can reduce the need for emergency dentistry’

Tue

Flossing 'can reduce the need for emergency dentistry'Using floss on a regular basis can significantly cut the risk of developing gum diseases that may require emergency dentistry.

The Daily Mirror has suggested that making a habit of flossing after brushing teeth can lead to a number of health benefits.

Indeed, the publication noted that rooting out bacteria in between the teeth can not only prevent gum disease, but can also reduce a person's risk of having a stroke.

Micro-organisms that develop in unclean mouths may jam up arteries and eventually lead to heart attacks.

Brushing is unlikely to remove all of the plaque built up around the teeth, thus making it important to floss in order to avoid bad breath.

Recently, Dentistry IQ reported that utilising dental floss can also prevent lung disease, as germs can often reach the organ via the windpipe.

Once this happens, problems can escalate as the lungs provide a warm environment for bacteria to grow.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800497018-ADNFCR

Emergency dentistry news: Flossing prevents tooth loss

Thu

Emergency dentistry news: Flossing prevents tooth lossGood oral health maintained by flossing may reduce the likelihood of undergoing emergency dentistry and limit the chances of a stroke, new research has suggested.

Japanese researchers have found that the possibility of having a stroke is linked to tooth loss occurring as a result of poor dental hygiene.

The study, conducted at Hiroshima University and reported on the Cosmetic Dentistry Guide website, found that people with less than 24 of their own teeth were faced with a 60 per cent higher chance of suffering from a stroke than those who had more natural teeth.

According to the website, a number of serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease can be linked to dental health and people with unhealthy teeth and gums are also at greater risk of requiring emergency dental procedures.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Foundation, also attributes a healthy diet to better dental hygiene.

He said: "A diet rich in vitamins, minerals and fresh produce can help to prevent gum disease, a disease which can in turn, pose more significant risks to your overall health."ADNFCR-2621-ID-800483300-ADNFCR

Regular check ups ‘will reduce risk’ of emergency dentistry

Wed

Regular check ups 'will reduce risk' of emergency dentistryEmergency dental procedures can be avoided by attending regular check-ups, a medical expert has argued.

With a trip to the dentist proving to be a daunting experience for many people, Dr Nigel Carter of the British Dental Health Foundation has suggested that costs for treatment will increase if problems result in emergency procedures.

The importance of people brushing their teeth correctly to keep gums and teeth strong was also highlighted by Dr Carter, who suggested cosmetic dentistry is a worthwhile investment for anyone with good dental hygiene.

He stated that the prevention of dental problems will be less costly than curing them and said: "If you are not brushing your teeth properly you will be more likely to suffer from gum disease, which in time can cause the teeth to become loose and eventually be lost."

Meanwhile, Dentistry.co.uk has suggested that now is the time to book an appointment for a dental check-up, arguing "spring cleaning" the smile will boost confidence just in time for summer. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800480498-ADNFCR

Zoom teeth whitening ‘is safe and could strengthen enamel’

Fri

Could Zoom teeth whitening be for you?   Zoom teeth whitening has been recommended for people who want to achieve a brighter smile in a safe manner.

Dental Health magazine said clinical tests have shown that not only is the system effective, but it could also help to strengthen tooth enamel as a result of the micro-elements it uses.

Each Zoom session lasts for around 15 minutes and uses a special gel to bleach the surface of each tooth along with a fluorescent light.

It should not be painful and any sensitivity ends after around a day, although people who have had the treatment should avoid things like tea, coffee, curry and ketchup for 48 hours, the portal said.

Dentist Dr Sultan Sherzoy recently recommended Zoom teeth whitening as a way of giving people back their confidence, even after many years of suffering with a discoloured smile.

"There is a safe, fast solution to those who want to achieve that sparkling white smile," the expert commented.
 ADNFCR-2621-ID-800476997-ADNFCR

Actress: Teeth whitening ‘is like getting a facial’

Thu

Amanda Peet is a fan of teeth whitening.Having teeth whitening treatment has been compared to getting a facial by one actress who is a fan.

Amanda Peet, star of films such as disaster epic 2012, told Bella Sugar that having a really "stainless smile" is a more important part of the beauty process than most people give it credit for.

She explained that she has gentle teeth whitening treatment about once every three months, or whenever she is getting ready for a big event.

"If you have a date coming up or you have an event or pictures or wedding or something like that, it's a great tool to use at the last minute," Peet remarked.

People who want brighter teeth might want to avoid DIY strips after Daily Mail writer Anna Maxted described how they damaged her enamel and made her gums recede.

She had been overusing products with dangerously high chemical levels for a long period of time.
 ADNFCR-2621-ID-800466682-ADNFCR

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