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How do you choose your toothpaste?

by , Business Researcher Energy & Home 24 July 2015
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Choosing toothpaste should be one of life’s simpler decisions. But with more than a hundred varieties on sale promising everything from cavity prevention to teeth whitening, how do you decide which is best? (more about toothpaste claims ...)

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Your view: finding an NHS dentist

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 19 July 2015
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False teeth gripping onto a twenty pound note

Strangely, I used to loved going to our NHS dentist as a child. Maybe it was the free lolly they gave you (not something you can imagine dentists encouraging these days). Still, at least I was able to visit an NHS dentist. (more on NHS dentists...)

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Struggling to find an NHS dentist?

by , Campaigns Officer Consumer Rights 16 June 2015
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How easy is it to find out which NHS dentist in your area can give you an appointment? We've found that getting accurate information can be a real struggle. (more about NHS dentists ...)

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Clean Up Dental Costs: a view from the regulators

by , Head of Standards, GDC Consumer Rights 20 January 2015
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Male dentist smiling

As we launch a campaign to Clean Up Dental Costs, the General Dental Council tells us about the standards it enforces across the dental industry and how it takes action. Find out more in this guest post from the GDC: (more on dental costs...)

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Have you been left mystified by a visit to the dentist?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 8 January 2015
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Teeth and dentist's mirror

If you've been left confused by a trip to the dentist, we'd love you to share your experience. Are you clear about what your treatment will cost before you have the treatment? (more on dental costs...)

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Your view: electric toothbrushes take the prize

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 November 2014
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Toothbrush with toothpaste tube

Last week we asked you whether you use an electric or manual toothbrush. As the referee of that debate, I have to award team electric the winners. But it was a valiant effort by the manual underdogs. (more about the toothbrush debate...)

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Electric or manual toothbrush? I’m at a floss

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 18 November 2014
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I’m sure all of you brush your teeth at least two times a day, but what’s your tool of choice? Do you opt for an electric or a manual brush? Here’s Patrick and Adam going head-to-head in the Great British Brush Off… (more about toothbrushes...)

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Rotten advice from my dentist didn’t fill me with confidence

by , Online Home Writer Consumer Rights 24 June 2013
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I recently needed an emergency appointment with a dentist; any dentist I could see. But the advice I received shocked me more than the problem itself, especially after learning that I had probably been misinformed. (more about dentists...)

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Can a Dental Payment Plan make pulling teeth less painful?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 23 November 2012
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False teeth gripping onto a twenty pound note

Many people choose dental treatment on the NHS due to the lower prices. Yet others prefer the choice and quality available with private dental care. So could Dental Payment Plans make private prices easier to stomach? (more about Dental Payment Plans...)

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Electric vs manual toothbrushes – which gets your pick?

by , Scientific Advisor Energy & Home 9 November 2012
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Toothbrush with toothpaste tube

Have you given up on your manual toothbrush and become an electric convert? We looked at the research to try and determine if electric really is better than a manual, or whether it’s all just in the brushing technique. (more about electric vs manual toothbrushes...)

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Open wide please – the results of dentistry’s check-up are in

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 29 May 2012
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Teeth and dentist's mirror

The ‘dentist’. Just that word can send you into meltdown – whether it’s fear of the pain or the cost of the treatment. Yet we also know that some of you love your dentist, and are very happy with the treatment you get. (more about dentists...)

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It’s time for dentists to sit in their own examination chair

by , Senior Health Researcher Consumer Rights 20 October 2011
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Tooth examination cartoon

More than half the NHS and private dentists we visited in our undercover investigation were rated poor by our experts. Some even neglected to offer basic treatment. Sound familiar, or do you love your dentist? (more about our dentist investigation...)

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Private dentists – are they saints or sinners?

by , Senior Health Researcher Consumer Rights 8 March 2011
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Dentists peering down on patient

Is it right that private dental prices can vary by hundreds of pounds? Not only have we found huge price differences, treatment charges aren't always displayed clearly. Are you a fan of private dentists? (more about private dentistry...)

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Why I love my NHS dentist

by , Social Media Manager Consumer Rights 16 January 2011
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Male dentist smiling

I found my new NHS dentist so easily that I can’t help but wonder why anyone would want to go private. But maybe you've tried and failed to find an NHS dentist, or for some reason prefer going the private route? (more about NHS dentists...)

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