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Professional Tooth Whitening vs. Beauty Salon

Posted on February 17, 2016 in Whitening

There is an increase in beauty salons/hairdressers/even temporary stands in shopping centres offering tooth whitening. This worries us greatly. Many of these non-dentists have now been prosecuted by the General Dental Council as they are not acting in patients’ best interest, and they are breaking the law by carrying out the treatment. When asked about […]

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Link between diabetes and oral health

Posted on January 13, 2016 in Adult Dentistry, Hygiene

When we eat food and that food is broken down in the gut, it releases sugars. Those sugars are absorbed into the blood stream. In order for our body to be able to use those sugars, they need to be allowed to enter our cells. However, the door is locked and the key to open […]

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Five main causes of teeth darkening/discolouration.

Posted on December 16, 2015 in Cosmetic Smiles

Staining The staining is normally on the surface of the teeth, or in small imperfections within the tooth surface. These rough areas also include deposits of calculus or tartar which accumulates over time. Many foods and drinks cause staining. The main culprits are red wine, curry (especially those with turmeric), tea and coffee. There are […]

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Tell me about whitening systems

Posted on November 11, 2015 in Whitening

Whitening systems have many names (laser whitening/power whitening/Zoom™), but the principle is the same. The dentist/hygienist isolates your gums and lips to protect them. A strong gel is painted on the teeth which whitens them. There are 3 main disadvantages: Dehydration: If we were to isolate your teeth in the same way for 30-40 minutes […]

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Brace! Brace!

Posted on November 2, 2015 in Cosmetic Smiles

Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile? Would you like to increase your self-confidence?? Braces are in high demand. Every year, more than 200,000 patients in England and Wales choose to straighten their teeth with braces. Increasing numbers of patients come to us in […]

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How can I best whiten my teeth?

Posted on October 23, 2015 in Whitening

These fall into 2 broad categories. They have the longest track record and are considered by many to be the most reliable and predictable way to whiten teeth. Tray-less The tray-less systems are similar to ‘In Surgery’ systems, except you do the whitening at home. The main advantages over the ‘In Surgery’ system are: More […]

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Keeping your teeth white

Posted on September 3, 2015 in Whitening

There are many considerations when deciding on whitening. Below we have listed a few of the things to think about. What do you want to achieve? One of the main considerations of any tooth whitening system is what the end result will look like. If you have any restorations (crowns, bridges, white fillings, implants, dentures) […]

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Tooth whitening

Posted on August 17, 2015 in Whitening

We don’t want to make everyone’s teeth look like a row of piano keys! We want to help people to have natural smiles which give them confidence. Others will judge us based on our appearance. We all know that a major part of the first impression we make is from our smile and state of […]

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Why should you see a Hygienist?

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Hygiene

Regular visits to a dental hygienist for thorough and professional cleaning are important for maintaining the appearance and health of your teeth, improving not just the condition of your teeth and gums, but also your self-confidence. Gum disease has also been linked to number of systemic diseases including heart problems so a healthy mouth is […]