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Everything you didn’t know about dental hygiene

According to The Times, a third of teenagers report being too embarrassed to smile for fear of exposing their poorly maintained teeth. Given that our smiles mean so much to us, it’s rather surprising how many people don’t appreciate how much care and understanding is required to look after a set of teeth well. Below are a few facts which … Continue reading

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2017’s Top Tech for Dental Practices

Here at BF Mulholland, we aim to offer your dental practice the latest technology available, keeping you updated with our ever-expanding range of dental supplies. With the new year approaching and our online ‘One Stop Shop’ featuring 27,000 professional dental products, we’ve decided to handpick the top products for 2017. Teeth whitening An increasing number of us are endeavouring to … Continue reading

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10 Foods That Have a Negative Effect on Your Teeth

Although most of us are perfectly aware that sugary foods can cause a lot of damage to our teeth, we may not be as aware of the many other foods that – while healthy in other ways – can be detrimental to our oral hygiene if we don’t take particular care. Here are just 10 of the foods that can … Continue reading

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A Step by Step Guide to Oral Hygiene

Although many of the statistics concerning the state of the UK’s oral health in the early 21st century are encouraging ones, some of the other recently reported facts and figures are much more concerning. Did you know, for example, that one in four adults admit to not brushing their teeth twice a day, and that only 31% of adults use … Continue reading

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The Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth

While the 100,000 UK deaths a year that can be directly attributed to smoking are greatly saddening in themselves, it is also important not to underestimate the many other, not necessarily fatal but nonetheless greatly adverse effects that tobacco can have on  your body and all-round health. As you may expect, here at BF Mulholland, we are especially well-positioned to … Continue reading

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How Your Diet Can Affect Your Teeth

There’s a good reason why the saying “you are what you eat” has risen to prominence: diet can have a much bigger effect on the human body than we can realise. However, one of the advantages of this is that changing your diet can be a wonderfully straightforward way of dramatically changing your wellbeing for the better. That extends to … Continue reading

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How to Create a Welcoming and Relaxing Environment for Your Patients

You could too easily underestimate how many patients you may be missing out on due to dental phobia. According to the NHS, one in four people dread visiting the dentist – a minority, but quite a large one. The good news, however, is that there is much your practice can do to relieve tension for its own patients and, through … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Your Practice Needs a Website

If your practice doesn’t currently have a website, which is especially plausible if you have only recently set up that practice, there are many good reasons to change that. Against tough competition, in particular, a good website could make a crucial difference to your fortunes. Your practice can appear more accessible Many enquiries which your patients might want to direct … Continue reading

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5 Products all Dentists Should Look into this Year

The need, as it arises, to replace equipment and supplies is something that all dental practices need to consider the costs of when managing their finances. If you’re only just about to start running a practice, then a good short course in financial management for dentists can help you prepare. However, new products are regularly added to our stock – … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Teeth Naturally White: 5 Top Tips

It’s certainly desirable to maintain white teeth – and not just because it makes you feel good when you see those teeth in the mirror. The independent research firm Kelton Research has found that job applicants with white teeth are 58% likelier to be offered a job and 53% likelier to be offered a higher salary. People with white teeth … Continue reading

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3 Basic Marketing Tips to get more Patients Through the Door

Businesses and organisations across various sectors continually work hard to outdo each other’s marketing efforts, and dental practices should be no different. Once you’ve opened your practice, you shouldn’t expect a steady stream of patients simply because your practice is in the phone book. Competition between practices has become too tough for that, and building your practice’s reputation should be … Continue reading

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What Courses are Available for Improving Your Skills as a Dentist?

Once you’ve graduated from dental school and started work as a dentist, you could still identify areas for improvement in your provision of dentistry services. This is where going on extra courses can be really worth your while – and, no, they won’t call for nearly as much time or financial outlay as your initial dental school qualification. Below, we … Continue reading

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Advice for Students Wanting to Become Dentists

If you’re currently studying at the further education level and eager to become a dentist, there are various factors that you should carefully consider before embarking too far on your journey to clinching a job in the dental field. After all, the path to becoming a dentist is a time-consuming and financially expensive one, which means that you are likely … Continue reading

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10 of the Most Common Oral Hygiene Problems

That commonly-dispensed advice to thoroughly brush your teeth twice daily is vital for maintaining your oral hygiene. Slacking in this area can lead to a range of health problems, many of which directly affecting the teeth. Here are some especially common such issues. Bad breath Should layers of bacteria become embedded on your tongue, stinky Volatile Sulfur Compounds can result. … Continue reading

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What are the Top Universities for Dental Qualifications in the UK?

If you are eager to become a dentist and are mulling over which UK universities you should apply to for working towards that coveted dental qualification, you could be excused for feeling indecisive. Which institutions most warrant your attention from an academic point of view? Also, how do they differ in terms of the kind of student life they offer? … Continue reading

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10 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Dental Practice

Setting up your own dental practice can be a massive endeavour; there are so many aspects of getting that practice off the ground that you have to think carefully about beforehand. Here are ten particular factors that we believe you should prioritise thinking about. The importance of drawing up a business plan A business plan can obviously serve as a … Continue reading

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5 of the Best Dental Apps

It’s common for dentists to quickly check their smartphones in-between patients, whether to text friends or family, look up amusing photos of cats, or something else along similar lines. However, smartphones and tablets can also prove potent tools for helping with dental responsibilities. You could be surprised by how many promising dental apps you find once you start looking through … Continue reading

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What the 2016 Budget Means for Dentists

On 16 March, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his first Budget of this calendar year and, with it, a raft of new policies and adjustments that could affect many UK-based dentists to whom we regularly deliver equipment. And, thankfully, the changes should largely affect them for the better. Here, we dissect many terms of the Budget … Continue reading

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Tips for Helping Those Sensitive Teeth

If many patients coming into your practice complain that they have recently been experiencing sensitive teeth, there is plenty of advice that you can give them for overcoming the pain. You can also supply them with useful products that, when used regularly and routinely, can help to keep that sensitivity at bay. What causes sensitive teeth? Getting to the bottom … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Supplies for your Dental Practice

If you’re currently in the process of setting up your own dental practice, it’d be understandable if you feel daunted about trying to choose the most suitable supplies. There is indeed a lot for you to think about at this stage; however, follow the tips in this article, and you are unlikely to veer far off track. So, where should … Continue reading

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How e-cigarettes Affect our Teeth

Recently, e-cigarettes have grown in popularity – to the extent that the anti-smoking group Ash believes that over 2.6 million people, almost half of which are ex-smokers, in the UK alone use them. However, while they are generally considered much healthier than standard cigarettes, can they still be considered kind to our teeth? An enduring mystery – in many respects, … Continue reading

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What Qualifications and Experience are Needed to Become an Accomplished Dentist?

We have already dispensed advice on how you can make your initial entry into the dental profession – but, once you have got your foot in the door, you might set your eyes on further challenges. So, what qualifications and experience would you need to further yourself in the dental profession – for example, to take up more specialist dental … Continue reading

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For the Right Supplies for your Dental Practice, Choose BF Mulholland

When your dental practice or health care trust requires nothing less than the most suitable consumables and equipment, it helps to have a long-established and highly reputable dental dealer, whether based nearby or online, to take this key worry about of your hands. This is precisely how one can describe BF Mulholland, which – in addition to being a full … Continue reading

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The Top Dental Products for 2016

There are new dental products appearing in our stock all of the time – but, as a whole new year has just come upon us, we felt the time right to single out a few recent additions that we would especially recommend. Here are what we consider to be the crème de la crème of new products available to purchase … Continue reading

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A Guide to First Aid Products

The term “first aid” almost explains itself; it refers largely and basically to the initial care and assistance given to someone suffering an abrupt illness or injury. It also refers to the complete treatment of minor conditions, like putting a plaster over a cut. In your dental surgery, first aid is something that you can benefit from not only learning, … Continue reading

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Tips for Final Year Dental Students

Anyone who has completed a degree will know that the final year of study can be pretty hectic, not to mention the most influential on the final grade and job prospects. There’s so much crucial stuff for dental students to take care of during their last year of study, so they are likely to welcome reliable advice wherever they are … Continue reading

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Tips: Helping Patients with a Dental Phobia

Many of us have specific fears – for example, of spiders, enclosed spaces, or heights. However, we can often easily avert the object of our fear and so the phobia does not have to cripple our quality of life. It’s a different situation for people who fear visiting the dentist, as the condition of their teeth can be at stake. … Continue reading

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Our favourite teeth whitening products

Depressing though it can be to smile at your reflection in the mirror in the morning and see how the whiteness of your teeth has dulled over time, having those teeth restored to their natural shade isn’t as arduous a task as you might expect. A big reason why is the high standard of products that can be routinely used … Continue reading

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How You Start Your Career After Dental School

We have already provided detailed advice for collecting the qualifications that you need in order to become a dentist. Your time in education should culminate in studying for four or five years at dental school; however, in our other article, we didn’t quite clarify the steps you should undertake to get your dental career up and running once you have … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Starting Your Own Dental Practice

Though the traditional next route for a fresh dental school leaver is becoming an associate at an existing dental practice, many leavers can actually be more enticed by the prospect of forming their own practice. If you are one of them, here are some tips for getting up and running. Decide where you want to start your practice. Avoid opting … Continue reading

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What Are The Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are several solutions for replacing damaged or decayed teeth, but dental implants can often be the nearest like-for-like replacements. Removed teeth can leave both the visible tooth, called the crown, and its root absent – but dental implants can provide solid and reliable substitutes for both. These implants can make a huge difference in your everyday life, for the … Continue reading

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5 Great Products For Finishing and Polishing

Finishing and polishing is like the dental equivalent of placing a cherry on top of a freshly baked cake – and a good cake, as many of us know, just doesn’t look right without that cherry. But great finishing and polishing demands great finishing and polishing products. What such products can we at BF Mulholland Ltd offer dentists? Here are … Continue reading

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Product Review: schülke Mikrozid Liquid

Product Review: schülke Mikrozid Liquid When cleaning and disinfecting a dental surface, you want to use a liquid that can be ready at hand, acts and dries quickly and is, above all, effective for its intended purpose. Thankfully, schülke Mikrozid Liquid ticks all of these boxes. But there is so much more to this product – and, by reading this … Continue reading

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What are the entry requirements for becoming a dentist?

What are the entry requirements for becoming a dentist? So, you have decided that you want to become a dentist. What do you need in order to enter this profession? You probably won’t be surprised to read that very particular experience and qualifications are essential; below, we explain more about the precise entry requirements for budding dentists. The road to … Continue reading

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Dental practices now able to convert to digital X-Ray at a reasonable cost

Dental practices now able to convert to digital X-Ray at a reasonable cost There are many considerable unique benefits that digital radiography has and numerous dental practices across the UK and Ireland are well aware of. Certainly, many practices would be eager to convert from film radiography to digital radiography, but fear that both the transition process to and regular … Continue reading

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