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    Why a sweet tooth combined with lockdown are a bad combo.

    Why a sweet tooth combined with lockdown are a bad combo.

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    Posted on 22 April, 2020 by Hillsborough Dental

    If you are anything like me you will have been opening the cupboards and fridge much more often during this lockdown period. I have a terribly sweet tooth so my choices are invariably poor ones.   Dental decay needs three things to occur – teeth, sugar and bacteria - eliminate any one of these and you solve the problem of decay.   However that is sadly impossible unless you would like to replace your teeth with a set of plastic dentures.  What we can aim to do is clean well with...
    Why gloves alone won't protect you from coronavirus

    Why gloves alone won't protect you from coronavirus

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    Posted on 1 April, 2020 by Hillsborough Dental

    One of the fundamentals of controlling spread of diseases such as Covid-19  is hygiene and regular and frequent hand washing. I see a lot of people in shops wearing gloves in the misguided belief they are protected against catching the virus. You can still pick up the coronavirus from a door handle, a light switch or any contaminated surface while wearing gloves, and can then unwittingly transfer it to your face or other surfaces just the same as you would with bare hands. The gloves are...
    Want an affordable, new smile in a day? Find out why everyone's opting for composite artistry

    Want an affordable, new smile in a day? Find out why everyone's opting for composite artistry

    A patient came to us annoyed by a gap in her teeth which she felt spoiled her smile... She was keen to have it corrected, but as she thought adult orthodontics would be the only solution she had resigned herself to the thoughts of wearing braces for around six months, not to mention orthodontic fees of over £2000. You can imagine her delight when in just one appointment she had the smile of her dreams. Oh, and did I mention - there was no need for anaesthetic as we didn’t need to drill...
    Are discoloured or ill-fitting crowns getting you down? Find out why only quality materials produce a natural-looking result

    Are discoloured or ill-fitting crowns getting you down? Find out why only quality materials produce a natural-looking result

    Crowns

    Posted on 18 June, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

    The crowns on Becky’s front teeth had always annoyed her because they didn’t match her natural teeth. But when a black line developed along her gum line where the base metal was showing, she was distraught. And Becky isn’t alone - it’s one of a number of problems many people run into with their crowns. When Becky came to us at Hillsborough Dental, she told us it had reached the stage she hardly ever smiled because she was so unhappy with her teeth. “I had tried to get the problem...
    How dentists take the sting out of anti-wrinkle - three reasons why you couldn’t be in better hands!

    How dentists take the sting out of anti-wrinkle - three reasons why you couldn’t be in better hands!

    Facial Aesthetics

    Posted on 31 May, 2019 by Hillsborough Dental

    If you’re one of the increasing number of people in Northern Ireland considering anti-wrinkle treatment (such as Azzalure, Botox or dermal fillers), I wonder where you might consider going for it? A dermatologist? A beautician? A medical clinic or spa? There are many options available, but have you ever considered that your dentist might actually be the one best equipped? At first it seems odd that a dentist would offer facial rejuvenation treatments, but when you stop and think...
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