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Acupuncture could help dental anxiety sufferers

Mon

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Acupuncture could help dental anxiety sufferersA new study has revealed that acupuncture could help dental anxiety sufferers. Dental anxiety affects about a quarter of the UK population and can make trips to the dentist unbearable. The use of dental sedation has helped many people access the dental care they need. However, there could now be another possible option available for patients in the future.

Before, during, and after the study, dental anxiety levels among patients who had no treatment and those who had acupuncture were compared. The results showed an interesting reduction of anxiety on the patients who had received acupuncture. Professor MacPherson, Professor of Acupuncture of the University of York, spoke to Science Daily. “These are interesting findings, but we need more trials that measure the impact of acupuncture on anxiety before going to the dentist, during treatment, and after treatment.”

Together, acupuncture, in conjunction with dental sedation, could improve the overall patient experience. More research in this area is certainly needed. However, the results so far are very promising and could make a difference to many.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book in for an appointment with IV sedative by calling 020 3613 3186 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

Preventative Botox is a rapidly growing trend among millennials

Wed

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Preventative Botox is a rapidly growing trend among millennialsOften, Botox is associated with a middle-aged target audience who are acquiring Botox to smooth their ever-deepening wrinkles. However, a new trend is forming. Preventative Botox is a rapidly growing trend among millennials who want to stop the onset of wrinkles before they begin. This is opposed to treating an established issue later on in life.

Celebrity cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod spoke to Fox News about his findings. “The largest growing demographic at my practice are millennials in their late 20s and early 30s. These days, it’s just another form of grooming (like getting waxed, colouring your hair, getting facials, etc)”.

Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons tell the full extent of the story. Since 2010 Botox has increased by 28% in the age bracket of twenty to twenty-nine. Due to increased social media engagement, selfies, and striving to look good at all times, there is a huge amount of pressure on young people today. This, coupled with facial aesthetic treatments becoming more affordable, there is no wonder that many are turning to this treatment to fight the signs of ageing earlier.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book in for a FREE anti-ageing treatment consultation by calling 020 3613 3188 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

 

Revolutionary Vivera treatment that will hit the UK this autumn

Sun

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Revolutionary Vivera treatment that will hit the UK this autumnVivera Retainers, created by the world-renowned Invisalign, have developed a new product that will help with the treatment of more complex bite issues. Never before will Invisalign and Vivera have been able to treat and maintain more complex orthodontic issues than this. The bite ramps will be added to create a revolutionary Vivera treatment that will hit the UK this autumn.

The new bite ramps will make Vivera the first retainer to provide this additional benefit. This will be extremely useful in treating patients with deep bite malocclusions. Something that retainers have never been able to tackle previously. The treatment has already successfully launched in North America and Asia. Therefore, the UK and Europe can expect to follow suit shortly.

One North American practitioner already using the technology discussed the benefits with Zenopa.com. “Now that I can select Precision Bite Ramps on both Invisalign clear aligners and Vivera retainers, I can provide both a great outcome for my patients with deep bite, and an effective way to maintain their beautiful smile for years to come.”

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book in for a FREE Invisalign consultation by calling 020 3613 3188 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.

 

Jersey Shore cast topped up on Botox ahead of their big reunion

Sat

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Jersey Shore cast topped up on Botox ahead of their big reunionThe Jersey Shore cast topped up on Botox ahead of their big reunion in South Florida. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi was specifically in the limelight due to her extremely open nature when it comes to cosmetic procedures. The star is always upfront about the work she has had performed. Marnie Simpson also shared videos of her Botox experience with her fans. The vids showed her happy and smiling receiving her treatment.

Some of the guys also indulged in some Bro-Tox, which has become very popular over recent years. It is reported that Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino has spent over eight hundred dollars on Botox before the big reunion show took place. Well-known surgeon Dr. John Paul Tutela spoke about the increasing phenomenon of Bro-Tox. “Usually you just kind of do less of it. Most men don’t want that whole glazed-over look. You shouldn’t be able to see good plastic surgery, but bad plastic surgery you can see from across the room.” The reunion aired on Thursday, which saw the cast looking fresh-faced and gorgeous.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book in for a FREE Botox consultation by calling 020 8003 4460 or emailing us or by booking an appointment online.

 

Patients prefer a human dentist over robots for complex treatments

Fri

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Patients prefer a human dentist over robots for complex treatmentsA survey has revealed that patients prefer a human dentist over robots for complex treatments. Even though robot dentistry would take away the human error side of things people have said they would still prefer the face to face contact with a human being. As well as their experience and skill.

The survey was performed online. During the survey 502 people of mixed genders took part. A significant amount of the people surveyed said they would not feel comfortable undergoing complex treatments from a robot. These included root canal treatments and gum surgery. However, they may be more willing to undergo procedures such as teeth whitening or cleaning from a robot.

Stephen Rice, associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was involved in the study. He concluded, “consumers help drive what is acceptable with automation, and healthcare is no exception.” Therefore, patients can rest easy that their favourite family dentist is not going anywhere. Right now dental robots are unlikely to be in production for complex treatments any time soon.

 

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book in for a general dental appointment at the clinic by calling 020 8003 4447 or emailing us or by booking an appointment online.

 

Hybrid teeth grown in a laboratory

Tue

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Hybrid teeth grown in a laboratory

Hybrid teeth grown in a laboratory. Latest news from Pearl Dental Clinic.

A story featuring on a popular internet website, Enlightened Consciousness, has shared details of hybrid teeth grown in a laboratory. The study, which was originally published in the Journal of Dental Research, gave details of the hybrid teeth being grown and developed.

The study combined cells from a human gum with the stems cells from a mouse tooth. These were then incubated. The scientists observed that the cells multiplied to, in effect, grow a brand new tooth from scratch. The new teeth also have roots and an enamel coating to ensure they are well protected. Furthermore, it seems it is near impossible to tell them apart from a natural tooth.

Stem cell research is a major breakthrough for the dental and medical world. Due to these findings, it is now possible to regrow many different cells in the body. They can also repair damaged tissue, red blood cells, skin, and muscle. This discovery could well change the way we replace missing teeth. Meaning dental implants, dentures, and bridges could become a thing of the past. However, for now, dental implants will still remain one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth.

 

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

Army veteran gets a new smile

Thu

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Army veteran gets a new smileA U.S. army veteran gets a new smile after years of discomfort and pain. Leah Townsend, a former helicopter mechanic, has struggled for many years due to her tooth loss. Sadly for Ms. Townsend dentures were not suitable because of extensive bone loss. In the end, this left her without any teeth at all. She was told that the only way this could be fixed was to have a set of dental implants. Unfortunately, she was not able to afford the treatment. This meant her daily diet consisted of blended foods and mashed up vegetables.

Luckily, world-renowned oral surgeon Dr. David Alfi, and the highly skilled prosthodontist Dr. Sergio Ortegon have come to Ms. Townsend’s rescue and agreed to do the implant surgery for free. This is all due to the Spencer Solves It program who offer help to a variety of people in need.

The introduction of dental implants has really changed the way teeth are restored. Instead of uncomfortable dentures or damaging dental bridges patients can have a fixed smile that functions exactly like natural teeth do.

 

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

 

New Botox treatment for lips

Tue

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New Botox treatment for lipsA new Botox treatment for lips is being trialed for use. The new development is making a debut in Australia. If successful, other countries such as the UK could adopt this new method. The new technique is named the ‘Botox Lip Flip’. Although it does not actually make the lips any bigger, it gives the illusion that it does.

The procedure focuses on adding Botox to specific muscles around the mouth. This technique accentuates the look of the lips and gives a voluptuous pout by relaxing the muscles and causing the lip to flip or roll out. If this procedure becomes successful we could see a decline in dermal filler treatments for the lips. However, there are some downsides to the Lip Flip. If too much Botox is administered then the lips may not move at all, whereas using less means the results will not last as long. There are certainly some creases to iron out here but the process could end up being very popular in the future.

 

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

Compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay

Fri

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Compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay

          Compound found in red wine could help                          combat gum disease and tooth decay.

It has emerged that a compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay. Polyphenols, previously linked to good health, due to their antioxidant properties, were the focus of the research. The study concluded that the polyphenols did help to keep harmful bacteria at bay. The same bacteria that cause gum infections and tooth decay.

It is thought that red wine has many health benefits, with this being the latest claim to be made. However, experts fear that this may encourage people to drink more. Not only can too much alcohol be harmful to health but it can also be harmful to the teeth. The acidity of wine can cause enamel damage. Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the BDA, spoke to the BBC. “The acidic nature of wine means that consuming a lot of these drinks will damage the enamel of the teeth. Therefore, until the benefits of this research are shown clinically, it is best to consume wine in moderation and with a meal to minimise the risk of tooth erosion.” Abiding by the recommended guidelines is key here for overall health.

 

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

Nanoparticles are helping to improve dental surgery

Fri

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Nanoparticles are helping to improve dental surgeryNanoparticles are helping to improve dental surgery according to the latest study at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The research has discovered that nanoparticles containing enzymes are effective in undertaking basic dental surgeries while protecting healthy tissue.

Lead researcher, Avi Schroeder, spoke to Phys.org about the new findings. “The existing scalpel cannot distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue. However, enzymes can. Proteolytic enzymes are tuned to degrade specific tissues, without harming other healthy tissues. We believe that in the future surgeries must be more accurate, with less damage to healthy tissues.”

There were also positive findings in relation to orthodontics. The tests showed that prior treatment with the nanoparticles improved many areas within the orthodontic process. These included better alignment during the treatment, less pain and discomfort, and less tooth relapse afterward. Potentially, this nanotechnology could dramatically improve a patient’s experience when undergoing teeth straightening. An added bonus is the body uses natural enzymes throughout the process. It is unsure at this time if, or when, this process will be available to the public.

 

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

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