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    Discolored Tooth Necessitates Dental Check-Up for Polar Bear

     teeth health smile dentistKeepers at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park were worried after noting that a polar bear named Victor had a discolored tooth. A dentist was called in to check all of the bear’s teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    – After spotting the discolored tooth, keepers at the park recommended that a dental checkup be carried out to diagnose the problem.

    – A team was constituted to have the polar bear undergo a dental checkup as well as any other necessary tests.

    – The planning phases took an entire month with the culmination of the procedure being a full dental checkup of all 42 teeth and an x-ray. After all that, the dentist found no treatment was necessary.

    The 18-year-old bear was lifted onto a makeshift operating table where all his 42 teeth were checked as well as an x-ray.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.