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How will dentists appointments change?

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From Netdoctor

Routine dental treatments have been put on hold since 23 March, the day that the the UK went into lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus. In England, dentists were allowed to reopen from 8 June if they put in place appropriate safety measures. However, a survey found only a third of dental surgeries felt ready to open, citing a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the biggest concern.

Here is everything you need to know about when dentists will reopen in the UK.

When will dentists reopen in the UK?

England

Dental practises in England were allowed to reopen from 8 June. However, according to a survey of more than 2,000 surgeries by the BDA, only 36 per cent felt ready to open by that date due to a lack of PPE available.

Patients with dental emergencies who cannot

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9 things you need to know before whitening your teeth

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Photo credit: mihailomilovanovic – Getty Images

From Netdoctor

Teeth whitening is becoming more accessible – both over-the-counter and at your dentist – and fortunately the processes have come a long way. If you’re considering whitening your teeth, we spoke to the experts about everything you should know first.

The procedure

It’s a relatively straightforward procedure. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades, explains clinical director Steve Williams at Mydentist.

The dentist will check that your teeth are healthy and suitable to proceed, whilst also discussing your expectations. If you’re happy to continue, the dentist will first take an impression of the teeth.

“This is a simple procedure that takes a mould so that the whitening trays can be made bespoke for yourself. A shade of your teeth before treatment

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Jobs That Make Social Distancing Difficult

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Photo credit: izusek/istockphoto

Too Close for Comfort

The coronavirus pandemic has made “6 feet apart” a mantra for many, but what about workers whose livelihoods depend on contact with others? Economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Department of Labor to quantify how tough it is to keep a safe distance in various occupations. They assigned a proximity index based on their findings, where 0 means workers can do their job very far from others, while 100 means the opposite. Here are the highest-contact careers where “social distancing” is little more than wishful thinking.

Related: Are You Required to Put Yourself in Harm’s Way? Know Your Rights When Returning to Work

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Photo credit: wavebreakmedia/istockphoto

Hair Stylists and Cosmetologists

Proximity Index: 92.17
It goes without saying that it’s hard to do hair and makeup without touching clients. Adding insult to

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Hilarious Dad Jokes for Any Punster to Master

From Country Living

Throughout the years, your precious pops has taught you (almost) everything you know—including (take it or leave it) how to tell terrible jokes. We can all admit that you truly need a demented sense of humor to appreciate the special kind of comedy known as dad jokes. This Father’s Day, tell dear old Dad how much you love and appreciate him by speaking his language—with some punny Father’s Day one-liners or a funny Father’s Day card.

And since there’s truly no bad time for a so-bad-it’s-good one-liner—be it in your Father’s Day captions on social media or Sunday night family dinner—we rounded up the best dad jokes that verge on groan/greatness territory. From knee-slappers to head-scratchers, each quick quip and “faux pa” (ba dum dum) will have Dad (and, whether you like to admit it or not, you) chuckling. Even if he claims to know

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UV sterilizers that can help you kill all the germs

It seems the COVID-19 nightmare isn’t going to conclude anytime soon, since we’re months into the pandemic and are projected to have months, if not years, left to go. Given the uncertainty of what lies ahead, many people have begun investigating how best to protect themselves from whatever biological threats may await them in a world that’s more scared of germs and bacteria than ever before. One solution people are gravitating toward is ultraviolet light.

UV light is used as part of a process called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, or UVGI for short. The idea is that short-wavelength emissions of UV light can kill bacteria, viruses, and other potentially harmful microorganisms. For that reason, simply waving a UV wand’s light over a surface for a brief period of time is enough to sterilize it and eradicate the most potential threats to your health.

So, now that you

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