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Jan 2021

Over The Counter vs Professional Tooth Whitening

It is a new year, Christmas is over and January is possibly the most depressing month of the year. However, a new year also means a new start and there is no better feel good dental treatment than tooth whitening. Everyone deserves whiter teeth and with modern technology, amazing results can be achieved. With a plethora of treatment methods on the market, it can be confusing which option to choose in terms of best results and costs. We will therefore provide a guide to over the counter tooth whitening vs pr… READ MORE
Mar 2018

Private Dentistry vs NHS Dentistry

If you are thinking of transferring over to a private dentist but are unsure if the costs are worth it, there are many benefits you need to consider. Although we are lucky to get free or cheaper NHS healthcare in this country, sometimes paying more means getting more. If you are tired of waiting for treatment, you may want to transfer to a private dental company, here’s why.… READ MORE
Apr 2017

How To Find A Good Dentist

For some people, going to the dentist is a breeze, but for others, it’s nothing short of a horror situation. Unfortunately, it’s something we all need to do if we want to keep our teeth and gums fresh for years to come. Many people go to the dentist when they’re young, but then put it off for the next twenty years because they simply don t want to experience it again. However, going to the dentist at least once every six months is highly recommended and you’ll just need to be brave to get the outcome you wa… READ MORE
Feb 2016

Gum Health Tips

The health of your mouth is critical to your overall health, which is supported by robust scientist evidence. Here are 10 tips to help maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body:1. Brush twice a day for two minutes. We prefer electric brushes. 2. Clean in between your teeth with floss or inter dental brushes every night. 3. Use plaque disclosing tablets occasionally. This will highlight where the deposits are building up allowing you to clean more effectively. 4. Waterjets are useful if you hate flossing.… READ MORE
Jan 2016

New Year, New Smile 2016

We are now into a new year, 2016 and what better way to start the year than transforming your smile. If you have a deadline in mind such as a special occasion, a holiday, a party or even your wedding now is the time to plan ahead. For example, here is list of how long treatments usually take: 1. Simple crowding: 1-3 months 2. Moderate crowding: 3-6 months 3. Advanced crowding: 6-12 months 4. Straightening and bite correction: 12-24 months 5. Porcelain veneers: 1 month 6. Tooth whitening: 90 minutes … READ MORE
Nov 2015

How To Take A Good Dental Impression With Difficult Access

As a dentist, I strive for excellence in all aspects of dentistry. In all indirect restorations, superb impressions are paramount for accurate recording of the prepared tooth/ teeth and surrounding soft mucosa, gingiva. It is all too easy to accept a sub optimal impression and ask the technician to 'do his best'. This is not acceptable. The working impression should replicate the patient as closely as possible. This will allow your technician to case an accurate impression and ultimately produce a well-fitt… READ MORE
Oct 2015

Dr Nissit Patel to attend the Implant Direct Congress

Dr Nissit Patel will be away next week attending the Implant Direct congress. The list of speakers is impressive and there are sure to be some great tips and techniques that can be learnt for the benefit of our patients. Last year, Dr Patel attended the American Academy of Implant Dentistry annual congress. Continual education is extremely important especially in a field such as implant dentistry, where the science is ever improving. If you are in need of dental implants to replace one, several of all mis… READ MORE
Feb 2015

Advice after fitting your dental braces

After fitting your orthodontic appliance (brace), it is important to follow some simple but important instructions. We have also provided some useful information and advice regarding after care. TOOTHBRUSHING AND ORAL HYGIENE Oral hygiene is critical to the success of treatment. Please brush normally 2-3 times a day using a manual or electric toothbrush. It will be very difficult to floss your teeth but interdental brushes can still be used, which are very effective. The use of a mouthwash is advised on … READ MORE
Dec 2014

Christmas Eve- dental tips

It is Christmas eve and the big day is nearly here. Here are some use useful tips to avoid any dental disasters on Christmas day (when all dentists are closed!): 1. Avoid hard, crunchy sweets especially if you have large fillings or have had extensive dentistry 2. Drink from a cup or plastic glass rather than a bottle. An inadvertent knock could fracture an incisor! 3. Drink responsibly- falling over after a few too many may ruin your Christmas smile 4. If you grind your teeth at night please and have a… READ MORE


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