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Glasgow Dentist Blog

A good dentist always cares about his profession and being a dentist is about more than the mechanics of caring for the individual patient's teeth. In this blog our dentists find something to say about dentistry today as well as comment on items in the news. By necessity this section isn't updated all that frequently because, after all they are very busy with the business of patient care and maintaining good notes, which is a process which can often occupy them long into the evening. However when they do have something pressing to say about the state of dentistry in Glasgow and some time to get it down in words you will find it here.

Future of Scottish Dentistry in 2022

Scottish Dental Magazine asked Dr Murphy for his views on the future of dental care in Scotland. His insightful, forthright assessment is well-worth reading. He talks about the prospects for NHS dentistry in Scotland, alternatives for the future and the challenges he faces as a successful dentist in Glasgow. You can read his interview on […]

Why Scottish dentists cannot afford to provide NHS treatment in 2022

Dr Murphy was asked his views on the current situation regarding dental care in Scotland by the Herald newspaper. In particular the journalist wanted to know why Scottish dentists are reducing the number of NHS patients on their books. Dr Murphy explained that as a member of the Scottish Dental Association he had studied the […]

Latest COVID Update from Dr Murphy

I thought it might be useful to provide an update on developments at Appletree Dental Care. We continue to work well with Covid Standard Operating Procedures with minimal cancellation impact across all surgeries. Our big news is the recently announced and imminent April 2022 departure of Dr Robert Kirke who plans to emigrate with his […]

NHS Dentistry in Scotland: Dr Murphy Interview in Scottish Dental Magazine

Scottish Dental Magazine asked Dr Brendan Murphy to give his views on the future of NHS dentistry in Scotland. This is what he had to say: How do you see access for patients to NHS dentistry panning out? Access is as poor as we have ever seen – 10 per cent of Associate jobs are […]

Appletree Dental: The Oldest Dental Practice in Glasgow?

This postcard image is of Downie Place – which is what this part of Dumbarton Road was formerly known as – with the shops below our surgery clearly seen beside a road which had yet to be cobbled. With records of there being a dental practice here in the 1880s, we can realistically lay claim […]

Checking Your Own Teeth and Mouth

As we don’t know how long it will be until we resume full normal service we would like our patients to regularly check their mouths for any signs of anything unusual or that causes them concern. Better to look and call us for advice than to leave something unchecked for an indeterminate amount of time. […]

Top 10 Developments in Modern Dentistry in Glasgow

Glasgow dentist Dr Brendan Murphy talks about the changes in modern dentistry he has seen in his years running a dental practice in the west end of the city. Since my year of graduation in 1992, I’ve witnessed some fantastic developments which have vastly improved the way that we treat patients. These very often either […]

Dental Implant Procedure Step By Step – A Glasgow Patient’s Experience

Timeline for a tooth implant. many patients want to know what is involved in a dental implant.

Mucking In: The Strathcarron Hospice Swamp Challenge 2017

Four brave staff from Appletree Dental Care battled through mud to raise hundreds of pounds in the Strathcarron Hospice Swamp Challenge.

Failed Dental Implants – What to Do When Your Old Implants Fail

We have seen a significant number of patients with failed dental implants here in Glasgow, often because they had implants more than 10 years ago.

Replacing Mercury Fillings in Back Teeth with More Cosmetic White Composite

Mercury fillings in back teeth can be replaced with (white) posterior composite for £55-90 depending on the size of filling

Floss Adjusters: Our Patients Have the Last Word on Flossgate

Lots of discussion this week about the benefits or otherwise of flossing your teeth. This is what our patients say.

Fight Your Back Pain with a Custom Mouth Guard

Back pain can often be caused by tension throughout the body and this tension can be exacerbated, if not caused, by the act of grinding your teeth at night

Sugar and Teeth: A Glasgow Dentist’s View

The timing of sugar intake is important which is why we recommend that sugar consumption between meals is ill-advised.

Clear Aligners By Post and the Perils of Online Dentistry

You can buy clear aligners online these days but at what cost to your dental health?

Should I Get Braces? Older Adults Increasingly Ask Us About Orthodontic Treatments

A lot of our adult patients wonder if they can still get dental braces now they are no longer teenagers.

Ask a Cosmetic Dentist – Your Questions for Dr Murphy

Questions from our inbox for Dr Murphy, answered via video, mostly concerning cosmetic dentistry costs.

Same Day Veneers – Fast and Convenient Dental Cosmetics

Many patients choose same day veneers now. Treatment starts at 9am, finally veneers fitted at 5pm.

Gum Disease : A Glasgow Dentist’s Perspective on Periodontal Disease

Did you know gum disease is the world’s 6th most common disease? Dr Murphy recently attended a course about gum disease for General Dental Practitioners.

Teeth in a Day

We now offer teeth in a day. This is where dentists and technicians work closely to fit custom implants in a day.

The Gift of Cosmetic Dentistry for Christmas and Beyond

You can give a friend or family member a new smile for Christmas by paying for their dentistry up front.