Time for a chechup at your local dentist in London City
The check up is our regular chance to make sure that your teeth are in perfect shape, and hopefully prevent any major problems before they occur.
At your initial dental check up you’ll meet your dentist and be able to discuss any questions and treatment options you have in mind. We’ll review your medical history and discuss any issues that may affect your treatment.
After this, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth checking all of your teeth and gums. We use the very latest dental technology including intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays so you can see exactly what the dentist sees, and ask any questions you may have. We aim to make this experience as interactive and informative as possible.
Fillings are a wonderfully effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay.
We use a number of different kinds of fillings, such as: composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, and porcelain fillings. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear; however, due to their colour they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable.
Finally, your dentist will discuss with you the dental treatment options available and provide you with a suggested dental treatment plan.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and thought ‘Hmmm, my teeth aren’t looking quite as good as they could’? If you have, we’re here to help.
Feeling unhappy about your teeth can really dent your confidence. Fortunately, there are a whole range of cosmetic dental treatments to get your teeth looking fantastic again. It could be as simple as a session of tooth whitening, or as involved as a full smile makeover.
Complexion, colouring and facial structure all play an important part when creating a bespoke, natural-looking smile that’s just right for you. Your local dentist in London City .So we use the latest computer imaging technology to determine the very best solutions, and can even show you the potential results before the work is done.
Professional teeth whitening with a gentle touch
We have recently introduced professional whitening kits with a lower percentage whitening agent, specially formulated to help people who suffer from sensitivity to whiten their teeth.
The unique 5% Carbamide Peroxide formula of our White Dental Beauty Mild enables the same bleaching results as a standard 10% CP gel when applied for 2 hours a day, resulting in less overall sensitivity.
Independent studies* show:
The same shade results were achieved with White Dental Beauty Mild 5% CP, when compared to a product of 10% CP gel.
There was less sensitivity recorded using White Dental Beauty Mild 5% CP, immediately after treatment, than with a product of 10% CP gel.
The sensitivity recordings after a 3 month period were the same with both products.
*(Studies in progress)
How can we help whiten your sensitive teeth
This mild formula incorporates NOVON®, an exclusive patented technology that accelerates whitening action in a safe and effective way that is kind to teeth. The high water content of this product further helps prevent dehydration of the teeth which is one of the main causes of sensitivity.
For extreme sensitivity, we recommend placing a small amount of toothpaste for sensitive teeth or tooth mousse in your custom whitening trays and using this intermittently with your whitening treatment.
If you are considering whitening your teeth but cannot face the pain of sensitive teeth, speak to one of our dentists about this product in your next appointment, or give us a call and we can help tailor a mild whitening treatment plan that cares for your teeth.
Congratulations, you’re expecting a baby! So, what can you expect in terms of your dental health over the next nine months? Read on to find out!
Did you know that more babies are born in September than any other month? Counting back nine months, that tells us that January is the time of year when more women get pregnant than any other time. So, if you’ve just learned you’re having a baby, you’re definitely not alone!
Pregnancy is an exciting time and you’re probably trying to learn all you can about how to care for your baby once they arrive. But for now, we’re concerned with looking after your own dental health in pregnancy. It’s not the first thing most people think of, but pregnancy brings changes that affect your entire body – including your mouth.
This is unfortunately very common, especially during the first trimester. If you are being sick, try to avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes after you have vomited as they will be covered in stomach acids and the brushing action may cause damage to the enamel on your teeth. In the meantime, rinsing your mouth with plain water will help remove some of the acids and take away the nasty taste.
Feeling nauseous also tempts many women to skip brushing their teeth, particularly the back ones as it can make them feel sick. To help to reduce this gag reflex, try using a smaller toothbrush, perhaps one suitable for a small child, and brush at a time of day when you feel less nauseous. It doesn’t have to be first thing in the morning, but remember to try to brush twice daily and definitely before you go to bed at night.
Many mums-to-be experience bleeding gums; this is known as pregnancy gingivitis. This is not a cause for alarm, as it’s caused by the hormonal changes in your body. The increase in hormones can inflame your gums if plaque is allowed to accumulate on them, resulting in bleeding. It’s important you continue to brush your teeth and gums thoroughly despite the bleeding. Try using a softer toothbrush and ensure you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Make sure you visit us during your pregnancy to monitor your gums and ensure there are no other issues to be concerned about. After you’ve had your baby and your hormone levels begin to return to normal, your bleeding gums should subside.
One of the hallmarks of pregnancy is the sudden onset of strange cravings – the mythical pickles and ice cream! A majority of expectant mums admit to having cravings at some point during their pregnancy – a few even suffer from pica, or the urge to eat non-edible items such as paint chips or dirt! However, most seem to crave sweet foods.
Obviously, foods with high levels of added sugar are harmful to teeth and may increase your risk of tooth decay, especially if eaten between meals. To reduce this risk, try to limit sweets and keep sweet foods and drinks to meal times only. If you do feel the need to snack between meals, choose healthier options such as cheese cubes, and drink plenty of water!
How To Get The Best Dental Care in London City London
We provide top-class hygiene services to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our resident hygienists provide advice on teeth care, perform high-level cleaning services and help to spot signs of problems such as plaque build-up and gum disease before they become serious issues. The hygienist will explain very clearly to children how best to clean their teeth. Orthodontic patients must ensure they have regular hygiene visits to care for their teeth and gums whilst they have braces.
We offer Direct Access Hygiene which means that even if a person is not a dentist patient, they can make an appointment with our hygienists. This is especially popular with people who may be visiting London temporarily and just feel their teeth and gums need an extra clean.
We can now offer Air-Flow which is the latest in hygiene technology. This polishing technique uses high pressure air and water and a specially-formulated powder which can help restore teeth to their natural colour by removing external stains such as those caused by coffee, tea, red wine and daily living. If you want a step-change in the whiteness of your smile then our dentists also offer teeth whitening.
We understand that all children are small adults, and all procedures need to be explained simply and in their language. With this in mind, their journey from the waiting room through to the surgery is soft and caring.
At eleven, we want to help you and your child look after those precious teeth right up to adulthood. Our specialist team and dedicated Paediatric Dentist, Dr J, will explain the importance of oral hygiene and prevention along with modern, child-friendly, conservative treatment procedures. We work carefully with a general dentist and an orthodontist ensuring your child’s dental needs are addressed at all stages of their development.
Oral health education: does responsibility lie with schools or parents?
Oral health and looking after teeth is ultimately education driven and as a parent, if you bring a child into this world you are responsible for them. If parents are motivated and knowledgeable about how to brush and care for their teeth, the children will be too. As clinical director at best Dental care, I see day in and day out that children tend to have the same traits as their parents and therefore oral health education at home is crucial. Today’s world is busy, but parents should be spending a little bit more time with their children and taking them through the correct methods to look after their teeth.
Tooth decay is fundamentally related to two things: brushing teeth and diet. Firstly, children should be educated on the importance of brushing in the morning and evening for two minutes. Parents need to motivate their children and make it fun whilst setting and demonstrating clear guidelines. Children don’t have the manual dexterity to adequately do this on their own until the age of 6, so prior to this parents should be supervising teeth brushing. It is good to give children responsibility but unfortunately, if left to their own devices without parental support, they will often be leaving plaque, bacteria and food debris in the mouth.
The second aspect is diet, which is related to discipline. We always talk about limiting sugar intake to meal times and not snacking on sugary foods – parents can designate a ‘sweetie day’ where children have treats once a week.
It is also very important that parents don’t pass on their fears of the dentist. Years ago it might have hurt to have a filling but dentistry has come on leaps and bounds and nowadays there is no excuse for avoiding the dentist. Parents should be taking advantage of NHS dentists – there are plenty about- and booking their children in for regular check-ups. Not only will their children end up having their teeth for longer and the benefits of that, they will also have an education and that is a legacy they will pass onto the next generation.
However, we feels very passionately about the need to instill these practices in children from a young age and as an extension of her job as an Orthodontic Specialist at the dentist, Dr Dental has been into several schools to talk about dental hygiene as part of their PSHE programme. The children respond very positively to an outside expert rather than just their teacher or parent telling them and the class forum encourages interaction amongst the children. It also serves as an insight into dentistry as a possible career for children.
To conclude, education starts at home and if parents supervise the ways their children brush their teeth from a young age, they will reap the benefits in later life. As a parent, you have a duty and the responsibility of reinforcing the importance of brushing, whilst limiting the amount of sugar in their children’s diet. However, this is a subject that eleven feels strongly about and as highlighted