Reorganisation sees Denplan part of Simplyhealth Professionals banner alongside Denplan Pet Health Plans

A green apple, the basis of Denplan’s iconic logo. Image by Olga Vladimirovna (via Shutterstock).

The green apple of Denplan is no more. Long live the green apple. This week, it was announced by Simplyhealth that its dental payment plan, Denplan, will be integrated within the Simplyhealth Professionals banner. Since its acquisition by Simplyhealth in 2011, it has traded as a going concern.

How the Internet, selfies and celebrities are helping to boost cosmetic dentistry

Whitening before and after. Image by Carlos Amarillo (via Shutterstock).

Today, we have become more conscious of our smiles. With selfies and social networking part of our scene, our imperfections have been subject to greater scrutiny. Photographs, in digital and film forms have been taken more than ever with one consequence being body shaming. Cosmetic dentistry is benefiting with more people wishing to perfect their smiles.

How a drug for Alzheimer’s sufferers could see the end of fillings

No More Fillings: a drug for Alzheimer’s sufferers could be part of a dental breakthrough. Image by Kalinovskiy (via Shutterstock).

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, there was a television advert for Colgate toothpaste featuring a shopkeeper. He hoped to see the end of fillings for good. Wherever he [the actor] is now, his wish may come true.

Why skipping your daily brushing routine can be detrimental to your health

Brushing your teeth twice a day is something you shouldn't take lightly. It goes beyond keeping your teeth white. There are health benefits like having strong gums, healthy enamel, and a full set of gnashers before you leave this world.

How CAD/CAM dentistry is making an impact

CAD/CAM dentistry image by Zlikovec (via Shutterstock)

On The Up: CAD/CAM dentistry is enjoying a rise in popularity. Image by Zlikovec (via Shutterstock).

CAD/CAM dentistry has been with us for a while, but 2017 could be the very year where it makes a breakthrough. According to a report on Medgadget, there has been a rapid rise in its popularity. In America alone, the cosmetic dentistry market is likely to surpass the $20 billion mark in 2022. Globally, the demand for CAD/CAM dentistry could be worth $3.33 billion in 2027.