September 26, 2019

Up until recently there was much misinformation and conjecture on the matter of how to best look after a denture. Thanks to the Oral health Foundation (https://www.dentalhealth.org/what-we-do) we have access to a very comprehensive white paper exploring all the argumen...

September 24, 2019

Well to quickly answer that question the answer is a big NO. A healthy natural tooth has an amazing design created over millions of years of evolution. A real tooth has an internal blood supply and a cushioning ligament joining it to the surrounding bone.The ligament a...

January 8, 2019

Well the biggest change has been the change of heart by HBF. This has occured due to economic pressures (HBF has suffered a huge loss in market share), a realisation that what they have been doing for years is not working (cost blow outs) and by their anticipation of g...

June 4, 2018

Western medicine evolved to treat the pregnant, unwell, the sick, even the dying. If you were reasonable healthy the medicos were not overly interested in you.

However, there is a modern push to work use medicine concepts and apply them to being as healthy as possible r...

So why would some dentist say this? Don't dentist just fill teeth? Well no they don't. Consider this. If you are going to build a house on your block of land you will do the survey, the ground prep and then make some good footings or foundations. Only after all this wo...

teeth cracking with age and progressive damage

Well what does this mean? The hollywood types go through fashion stages all designed to make them stand out and be elite in their minds. So a time came when they all wanted white teeth. That wasn't enough and it had to be whiter, to the point it just started to look un...

May 19, 2018

If your tooth is showing signs that the nerve is swelling or vulnerable to "death" usually felt as a toothache, then we will be enthusiastic to place a sedative dressing. Sedative dressings are a form of temporary fillings that are gentle, inexpensive. The aim of the t...

It may have been simpler in the pre-internet era. We used to tell people the best way to choose your dentist was to ask up to ten 10 people. Now there will always be one person out of the ten who doesn't like a very good dentist for some reason (usually a personality c...

April 25, 2018

So the health funds were uncomfortable when they agree to cover people against a percentage of the cost of your dental bill as they had no control over the costs involved. So they decided to get some power. They would offer to send a huge amount of their clients to a f...

April 22, 2018

Your dentist, Adrian Longworth, is very passionate about the gum health of his patients. Some dental  hygienists are also very talented at what they do. However, Adrian does like to keep tight control of the whole process of care. So he does not have a dental hygienist...

In the not so distant past, most dental practices had only one or two dentists. Their patients were taken care of as if they were part of an extended family. The patients would happily pay a fair fee to their dentist in return for his (or her) professionalism and carin...

April 5, 2018

I get a lot of inquiries with concern over the high cost of dentistry and requests for payment plans. It is difficult to answer this question in short form so we have prepared this standard but lengthy response.

There are many corporate dentists now focused on cheap den...

Each dentist or any other professional develops a system for applying fees that will cover all the costs involved in delivering such a service and then allow some incentive profit margin that will finance relatively normal life expenses like mortgage payments, food etc...

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