Straight Teeth

How to achieve straight teeth without fixed braces

Anyone growing up since the 70’s would have spent their adolescents in classrooms full of kids wearing braces. For those wearing the braces it was an unwelcome fixture that made already self conscious, hormonal teenagers wish the ground to come and swallow them up for the fear of ridicule or bullying.

Looking back as an adult, wearing fixed braces in your youth may have felt like an enduring challenge but you are probably thankful that you stuck it out when you did. During the last 20 years we have witnessed more and more adults having to embark on their orthodontic journey later in life, when they didn’t receive the treatment they needed back during those formative years.

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Dental Plaque and Tartar

What’s the difference between dental plaque and tartar?

We get enough reminders from toothpaste and mouthwash ads to know that dental plaque and tartar are not something we want for our teeth. We are told that they are the devil for our denticles, sneakily setting up home in our mouths when we least expect it, causing all sorts of havoc for our oral health.

The concept of keeping our teeth clean is instilled in us from an early age. In fact, the NHS recommends that you should start brushing your babies teeth as soon as their milk teeth start to show. This can be as early as 6 months old. If not, we are warned that our precious little innocents will be struck down with the dreaded mouth monsters, faced with years of discomfort and decay.

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Dental Sedation

Dental Sedation: How to relax in the dentist’s chair

For many, the prospect of lying in a dentist’s chair couldn’t be more nerve-wracking. Just the idea is enough to make people avoid treatment completely, even when suffering from extraordinary amounts of pain. Unfortunately, the more time that passes between visits, the worse a dental condition is likely to become.

What many don’t realise due to their long-running aversion tactics, is that since they last visited a dentist, relaxation and sedation protocols have come on in leaps and bounds. Dentists nowadays are as skilled in delivering anxiety-free, pain-free experiences as they are in performing the oral procedures themselves.

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Teeth Grinding

The Ins and Outs of Teeth Grinding

Clench, grind, repeat. Routinely and repeatedly dragging your teeth against each other using the strength of your jaw muscles is commonly know as Teeth Grinding or medically known as Bruxism. It is a highly common behaviour, but often not detected as it occurs entirely subconsciously. In fact, many of us could have been grinding for years whilst being blissfully unaware. This is unless you have enraged your long-suffering bed companion who has their own sleep disrupted by the sounds of your nocturnal gnashing.

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harley street dentist

Looking for a Harley Street Dentist? Look no further…

To understand the significance of Harley Street in dental history, you must cast your mind back to the Regency era of London. For those who have been glued to the Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ in recent weeks, you will be familiar with the high-society prestige which was characteristic of the West End of London during the 19th century. This was a period of classical architecture, horse and carriage and Jane Austen-esque fashion where the rich spent their time attending balls and promenading in the Royal Parks.

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perfect teeth for 2021

2021: The Year for Perfect Teeth

I’m sure no-one has previously considered a dentist appointment as a recreational activity, but we are living in strange times. Dentists remain open as usual during this 3rd lockdown and wouldn’t it be great to reunite with friends and family in a few months with a stunning new smile? You’ve got time on your hands and little opportunity to spend, so why not put your hard-earned cash towards something that will truly make you feel fabulous?

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dermal fillers

Dermal Fillers: Say goodbye to wrinkles forever!

Being concerned about our appearance is not a new thing. Obsessing about signs of ageing has been a common trait of the human race for hundreds, if not thousands of years. You only need to look back on Cleopatra’s ancient milk bath regimes, to remind us that our concerns with the appearance of our skin are an ancient phenomenon.

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