Metal Braces

Are Metal Braces a thing of the past?

Since the prolific rise in popularity of clear, discreet teeth straightening methods, you may be surprised to learn that metal braces still serve an important role in orthodontic treatments. Whilst metal braces might be considered as the prehistoric mode of correcting crooked teeth, they are in fact far from extinct.

It might seem like everyone wants Invisalign these days. These new ‘invisible’ methods of teeth straightening have become increasingly popular, especially amongst adult patients but in some cases the costs are prohibitive. In other cases of more complex treatment plans the best tools for the job are still those that have served us well for decades.

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Edge Bonding

Can Edge Bonding fix my uneven teeth?

Have you ever chipped a tooth and been so embarrassed that your hand became a permanent fixture over your mouth? Or maybe you decided you were never leaving the house again! You probably groaned at the thought of having it veneered or having an expensive implant or crown fitted. Thanks to a fairly new and modern approach, there is another, more affordable option…

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DIY Teeth Whitening

The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

As dentists, we care massively about the health of your teeth and gums, it’s our responsibility to do so. What you may not realise is that we are obsessed with creating happy smiles for our patients for many other reasons. Having healthy-looking teeth and being free from pain and discomfort is sure to encourage a smiling face. The side effects of this smile are accompanied by a whole other level of priceless benefits.

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Smiling

The psychological benefits of smiling that will make you feel great!

As dentists, we care massively about the health of your teeth and gums, it’s our responsibility to do so. What you may not realise is that we are obsessed with creating happy smiles for our patients for many other reasons. Having healthy-looking teeth and being free from pain and discomfort is sure to encourage a smiling face. The side effects of this smile are accompanied by a whole other level of priceless benefits.

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dental implants vs dentures

Dental Implants vs Dentures: How to choose the right option?

Anyone with any experience with dentures may well be haunted with visions of teeth soaking overnight in a glass on the bedside table, or a slight slip of the mouth resulting in a set of falsies hurtling across the room. Comedic anecdotes such as these were commonplace up until the end of the 20th century since those who had suffered severe tooth loss would most likely have been fitted with false teeth.

Fast forward to the 21st century and dentures aren’t as prolific as they once were. Those growing up in the ’70s and ’80s will have clear memories of their grandparents grappling with their out-of-control chompers. By comparison, Millenials and Gen Z are probably oblivious to the existence of removable teeth.

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dentist in Chiswick

Looking for a great dentist in Chiswick?

With over 20 dentists in Chiswick and the surrounding area, it’s hard to know who to trust with the health of your teeth. Choosing a dentist that is right for you is not a decision to be taken lightly. Not only do our teeth form a defining part of our facial characteristics, if not treated by experienced clinicians you can find yourself needing lengthy and costly corrections.

Dentistry is a broad and complex field with a wide range of specialist branches sitting under one umbrella. Each dentist will have their own area of expertise based on the training and experience they have gained during their career. However as patients, during our lifetime we are likely to need the experience of a range of disciplines as the needs of our oral care change with age.

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What happened to my healthy teeth during lockdown

What happened to my healthy teeth during lockdown?

Without wishing to add further worry or complications to the ever-increasing list of tasks of things to ‘sort out’ post-lockdown, we must mention your oral health. Despite occupying the forefront of our face, our teeth often slip to the back of our minds. Why is it that there is always something more important, fun or urgent to do than ensuring our teeth are healthy?

Did you know that Oral Health problems cost the UK economy £105 million each year in sick days! More often than not, it’s only when our once healthy teeth start to cause a problem that we respond in emergency mode. This reactive, rather than proactive approach is much like waiting for your car’s engine to pack up rather than getting it regularly serviced. Of course, a mechanic will get it running again, but it’s going to take longer and cost more.

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best uk dental practice

Best UK Dental Practice 2020 Winners

Despite being a tumultuous year, 2020 gave us some cause for celebration and to remind us that there are always reasons to be grateful.

One of our greatest achievements of last year was to be crowned Winner of Best UK Dental Practice 2020 in GHP Magazines’ Oral Health and Dentistry Awards. This was no mean feat considering there are over 12,000 dental practices in the UK. There is stiff competition in the industry with long-established clinics and excellent practitioners operating the length and breadth of the country. We are especially honoured with this title since our family of dental clinics was only really established in 2018. It has taken an immense amount of effort and commitment from all the team across our practices to warrant such an accolade in such a short period of time.

So you might be wondering, how did we reach this stage and what does the title of ‘Best UK Dental Practice’ mean to us? Here’s a little insight.

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smile makeover

Smile Makeover: Are your teeth ready for summer?

Before you dust the cobwebs off your summer wardrobe and hit the gym to shift a few Corona Kilos, have you thought about how your teeth could benefit from some TLC? Since there is at least a couple of months before there is any dramatic change to our social activity, wouldn’t this be a great time to start on the journey of a Smile Makeover? Wouldn’t you love to make your first foray back onto your social scene, looking and feeling your best? Are your teeth ready to come out from behind the mask?

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Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional Teeth Cleaning vs Brushing at Home

Us Brits it seems, are more conscious than ever of our health and appearance. A survey conducted by Vitality last year reveals that the average citizen spends £2,500 per year on a combination of gym memberships, supplements and health foods. You can almost double this figure when taking into account purchases of cosmetics, toiletries and beauty products and the investment in regular beauty treatments.

A nice facial does the trick when you feel your skin is looking a little lacklustre. A nice relaxing massage is lovely when your back starts to bug you with aches and pains. A trip to the barbers will soon sort out this unruly barnet. How about some gym time to get the heart pumping? We put in a lot of time and money to looking and feeling our best. Can the same be said about our teeth?

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