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  • Emergency Dental CareThu 31-07-2014

    There are lots of different conditions that could represent a dental emergency but if there is pain or dental trauma it can be difficult to decide whether you need to see a dentist immediately or if a trip to your regular dentist would be enough. Let’s take a look at some of the different conditions… Read More…

  • Knocked-out teethThu 31-07-2014

    When pain and dental damage occur it can often be difficult to clear your head and decide on the best course of action; this is why it might be a good idea to learn a little bit about the different dental emergencies that can develop at any given time. Let’s take a look at knocked-out… Read More…

  • Is gum disease a dental emergency?Tue 29-07-2014

    Some dental emergencies can be difficult to diagnose during the early stages, particularly if the symptoms are not particularly painful or noticeable to begin with; however, emergency treatment can still be required in some situations that don’t necessarily seem like they are extremely damaging. Let’s take a look at gum disease in some more detail;… Read More…

  • Optident Teeth WhiteningTue 23-04-2013

    Pros and cons of teeth whitening If you are thinking about getting some sort of cosmetic treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth, you need to consider the pros and cons of the available options, to make sure you know whether or not the particular procedure is right for you. Although tooth whitening is… Read More…

  • Private Dentist In KingstonTue 23-04-2013

    Kingston Dentists Most people that grew up in the UK will be familiar with the dental treatment available for a reduced charge on the National Health Service, but not everyone will know about the other services on offer if you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, not just their health. Although all… Read More…

  • What are invisible braces?Tue 23-04-2013

    Invisible braces are a type of orthodontic appliance that can be clipped over the teeth to gradually realign them and improve oral function as well as appearance; they are made out of transparent resin that allows the natural enamel shade to show through – making it seem as though no braces are being worn at… Read More…

  • Inman AlignerMon 15-04-2013

    Patients who have spent years worrying about the appearance of their teeth could be interested in Inman Aligners. Inman Aligners are an ideal solution for teeth misalignment for adults, can be used as an alternative to dental braces, which may not be suitable for all candidates lifestyle. In addition, the treatment can be used to… Read More…

  • Clearstep BracesWed 10-04-2013

    Individuals who feel self-conscious about showing their emotions due to crooked, overlapping or gapped teeth could experience an increase in their self-esteem as a result treatment with Clearstep braces. The removable corrective system was designed by dental professionals to improve the appearance of people’s smiles by effectively resolving issues regarding overlapping and misaligned teeth. As… Read More…

  • Vivera RetainersMon 12-11-2012

    Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their pearly whites may be considering a visit to their dentist to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry. The increasing amount of choice on offer for people who want to straighten or brighten their smile means there really is something that will cater for almost every person’s lifestyle… Read More…

  • AcceleDentSun 11-11-2012

    Dental patients who have Invisalign aligners or traditional braces fitted to straighten their teeth now have the opportunity to speed up the teeth straightening process using AcceleDent. Available from Pearl Dental Clinic, this innovative removable device is designed to gently accelerate teeth movement in a simple, comfortable but yet effective manner. It uses microvibrations to… Read More…

  • Pregnancy and Oral HealthTue 28-08-2012

    Pregnancy and Oral Health Women usually find every aspect of their life is affected when they discover they are expecting a child, including their oral health. While this may not come at the top of the list of priorities during this emotional and often overwhelming time, it is vital for females to ensure they take… Read More…

  • Laser Teeth WhiteningTue 28-08-2012

    A Guide to Laser Teeth Whitening While the majority of people are able to speak to friends and family with an abundance of confidence and flourish in social situations, others hide behind the outspoken nature of their friends and avoid opening their mouth at all costs. Although some individuals would put this down to shyness,… Read More…

  • Sinus InfectionsTue 14-08-2012

    A Guide to Sinus Infections Catching a cold is unfortunately something that affects both adults and children, often more than once a year. While the symptoms are usually very easily dealt with by taking painkillers that can be purchased in any supermarket or pharmacy, some people find it takes longer than usual for their illness to clear up. The… Read More…

  • Electric ToothbrushesTue 31-07-2012

    A Guide to Electric Toothbrushes Keeping on top of oral hygiene is one of the most important things individuals of all age can do, as it can often mean the difference between healthy teeth and gums or extensive treatment that could break the bank. While many people prefer to maintain their pearly whites with a… Read More…

  • Invisalign ExpressTue 31-07-2012

    A Guide to Invisalign Express Many individuals with a crooked or misaligned smile may find they would rather shy away from social situations or public speaking while at work in a bid to keep their pearly whites under wraps. Unfortunately for some people, this can mean they are experiencing a lower quality of life compared… Read More…

  • Oral InfectionsTue 31-07-2012

    A Guide to Oral Infections The majority of oral infections originate due to a problem with the teeth and gums, causing a number of problems for individuals who are concerned about the appearance of their smile. Pearly whites that become decayed or partly impacted from the tissue as a result of a lack of care are… Read More…

  • Botox InjectionFri 27-07-2012

    A Guide to Botox Injection Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and cosmetics is becoming increasingly common among both men and women, as high profile figures and celebrities use a range of potions and treatments to ensure they look younger than their years. This is among the reasons why anti-ageing procedures – including Botox injections… Read More…

  • Bad BreathWed 25-07-2012

    A Guide to Bad Breath Bad breath – also known as halitosis – is something that affects a high number of individuals, but that does not make the condition any less unpleasant. It occurs when individuals have a foul smell inside their mouth and is usually caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Many instances of this issue are… Read More…

  • FlossingFri 20-07-2012

    A Guide to Flossing Individuals are advised to use dental floss on a regular basis to ensure hard-to-reach areas remain clean and free of debris that can collect and risk the development of a number of oral health issues including tooth decay and gum disease. Usually produced from a soft thread using either nylon or… Read More…

  • The WandTue 17-07-2012

    A Guide to the Wand Going to the dentist is not an experience individuals tend to enjoy, as the cost and discomfort associated with many procedures can put people off booking themselves in for a check-up. However, for some this problem can run much deeper, with a high number of people avoiding their clinic altogether – even if this means failing… Read More…

  • Fear of NeedlesTue 17-07-2012

    Worrying about going to the dentist is something that can affect individuals of all ages, with many developing a serious phobia if they do nothing to overcome their fears. Living with this problem can be extremely difficult, particularly when it gets in the way of leading a normal life. For example, people who display symptoms of anxiety… Read More…

  • Fear of ChokingFri 13-07-2012

    While very few individuals enjoy going to the dentist, a select few develop a fear of this experience that can run deeper and lead to a dental phobia. In the majority of cases, the telltale sign of this problem can be extremely varied and cause people to act in a number of ways, with a solution… Read More…

  • Fluoride TreatmentsFri 06-07-2012

    A Guide to Fluoride Treatments Fluoride is one of the most important substances that help with the prevention of decay in the mouth, while dental professionals recommend that the best way to prevent tooth decay and other oral health issues is to consume several sources of the compound. The chemical, which is a naturally-occurring element that strengthens the… Read More…

  • HealozoneFri 29-06-2012

    A guide to Healozone Individuals who have developed tooth decay after years of neglecting their oral hygiene may think there is no alternative but to have teeth removed, as it makes their smile unsightly. But now, advancements in the world of dentistry have resulted in the invention of a product that could keep the problem from… Read More…

  • Crown LengtheningFri 29-06-2012

    A guide to crown lengthening For individuals who are unhappy with their smile, even the most common tasks – including going to the shops or drinks with friends – can seem like hard work due to their limited self-confidence. Thankfully, the emergence of cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for people with low confidence levels… Read More…

  • Snoring TreatmentsFri 29-06-2012

    A guide to snoring treatments While snoring is an extremely common issue – particularly among individuals who are overweight – it can cause a number of problems, including sleepless nights for loved ones who are forced to listen to the loud noises in bed. The sound is caused by a series of vibrations in the respiratory… Read More…

  • Tongue CleaningThu 28-06-2012

    A Guide to Tongue Cleaning The warm, moist environment of the tongue makes the muscle an ideal breeding ground for millions of types of bacteria. While not all of these microorganisms are harmful, some can multiply in the back of the mouth to produce a sulphur-based compound as a by-product. Although most of the germs… Read More…

  • TMJ DisordersThu 28-06-2012

    A Guide to TMJ Disorders Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder is a condition affecting the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull and is located in front of the ear. Known as TMJ, TMD or TMJD, the area also includes muscles surrounding the jaw, as well as blood vessels, bones… Read More…

  • Invisalign TeenSat 23-06-2012

    A guide to Invisalign Teen Having a misaligned or crooked smile during teenage years can be an unpleasant and stressful experience, which can add to what is a difficult time of a person’s life to begin with. While most people of this age are shy, awkward and sensitive about their appearance, the thought of undergoing… Read More…

  • DIY dentistrySat 23-06-2012

    One of the many consequences of living with a dental phobia is that many people attempt to carry out procedures on their teeth and gums in a bid to avoid sitting in the dreaded dentist’s chair. Because those suffering from this issue are unable to face attending regular appointments, they try to solve issues themselves,… Read More…

  • Cosmetic BondingTue 19-06-2012

    A Guide to Cosmetic Bonding Individuals unfortunate enough to suffer from a low self esteem due to the appearance of their teeth may feel at a loss as to what they can do to achieve the perfect smile. Luckily, the emergence of cosmetic dentistry – coupled with its increasing accessibility – means it is not… Read More…

  • Smile MakeoversSat 16-06-2012

    A Guide to Smile Makeovers For many people, the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people and delivering a speech is worrying enough, but those with uneven or missing teeth may find this experience even more daunting. People living with an unattractive smile often find they struggle to maintain a… Read More…

  • Options for missing teethWed 06-06-2012

    Although the majority of adults lost their teeth as a child, doing so in later life can be an extremely stressful and humiliating experience that leaves individuals unsure what they can do to resolve the issue. Permanent fixtures do not simply come loose for no reason, so individuals who sustain this type of injury are… Read More…

  • Tooth hemisectionWed 06-06-2012

    A tooth hemisection is the procedure of cutting a pearly white that has two roots in half to create two separate sections. It can be carried out by a number of practitioners including an experienced dentist, a periodontist or an oral surgeon. In cases involving the upper molars – which normally have three roots –… Read More…

  • Dental X-RaysWed 06-06-2012

    A Guide to Dental X-Rays While the majority of people are likely to have undergone a medical X-ray on a particular part of their body following a trip or a fall, fewer will have experienced this in order to check the health of their teeth and mouth. Carried out by dentists and hospital staff, these… Read More…

  • Mini Dental ImplantsWed 06-06-2012

    A Guide to Mini Dental Implants Those people who have lost a tooth due to an oral health issue or dental trauma may be all too familiar with the embarrassment of an uneven smile and the fact it makes socialising in unfamiliar scenarios difficult. Thankfully, the emergence of cosmetic dentistry as an option for all… Read More…

  • Orthognathic SurgeryWed 06-06-2012

    A Guide to Orthognathic Surgery Orthognathic surgery is a specialist type of oral and maxillofacial surgery, usually carried out as part of orthodontic treatment. It usually involves the modification of the jaws in order to alter their alignment and position to improve both function and the appearance of the smile. In order to achieve the best… Read More…

  • Amalgam FillingsWed 06-06-2012

    A Guide to Amalgam Fillings During the course of their lives, individuals will unfortunately end up with a small hole in one or more of their teeth. In the majority of cases, the easiest way of treating this issue is to clear away the decay and fill the damaged area. This will require a dental… Read More…

  • Fear of Dental WorkFri 18-05-2012

    Individuals of all ages can experience a level of anxiety when their six-monthly dental check-up rolls around again, but this is usually nothing more than slight nerves at the thought of paying out for costly treatment. While most clinics are not the most welcoming places in the world – with the smell of cleaning products… Read More…

  • Fear of the DrillFri 18-05-2012

    Visiting the dentist is usually near the bottom of the list of favourite pastimes among individuals of all ages, with many fearing everything from the look of the chair to the taste of the professional’s gloves. Although hardly anyone enjoys this six-monthly appointment, the thought of maintaining healthy teeth and gums well into later life… Read More…

  • Fear of NeedlesFri 18-05-2012

    When it comes to seeking medical treatment, Britons are notorious for their reluctance to ask for help – and queries about their health are no exception. While many simply do not like admitting they are unwell, others develop anxiety and are afraid of visiting hospitals or other clinics. This is usually the case for buildings… Read More…

  • Fear of AnaesthesiaWed 09-05-2012

    It is incredibly common for adults to develop a disliking for the sights, sounds and sensations associated with the dentist’s office from an early age, often as a result of an unpleasant experience during childhood. While nobody really enjoys sitting back in that uncomfortable chair and opening their mouth as wide as it can go,… Read More…

  • Fear of DiagnosisMon 30-04-2012

    Visiting the dentist is something that is feared by some adults since childhood, when the appearance of old-fashioned drills and dull offices was associated with the pain of some treatments, carrying on into later life. For some people, the problem runs deeper than a simple dislike of the clinic and can form a dental phobia,… Read More…

  • Fear of PainMon 30-04-2012

    It is extremely common for individuals to experience some worry or anxiety over trips to the dentist, but they will more often than not argue that this is absolutely necessary for maintaining their overall oral health. In fact, when an appointment is over with, the majority of people often wonder what they were so afraid… Read More…

  • Fear of Visiting the DentistFri 27-04-2012

    Fear of Visiting the Dentist While the majority of people dislike visiting the dentist to a certain extent, for some, the problems can run much deeper and form a phobia. In these cases, individuals may stop at nothing to avoid sitting in that dreaded chair. Although the causes of a dental phobia are likely to… Read More…

  • Gum ContouringWed 25-04-2012

    A Guide to Gum Contouring While the majority of individuals will experience some kind of oral health problem at one point in their lives, fewer will feel unhappy with the appearance with their smile and want to take action to resolve it. These issues can span from the colour of pearly whites to the alignment,… Read More…

  • Mouth UlcersTue 24-04-2012

    A Guide to Mouth Ulcers Mouth ulcers are painful growths that form in the mouth, usually on the inside of the cheeks and are either oval or round in shape. Although they can be painful – particularly when pressure is placed on the sore – they are harmless and usually clear up within a couple… Read More…

  • Dry SocketMon 23-04-2012

    A Guide to Dry Socket For many individuals, the thought of having a tooth removed as part of an emergency dental procedure is worrying enough without the notion of experiencing painful side effects after its completion. Fortunately, such events are something of a rarity and members of the public who undergo this course of action… Read More…

  • Crooked TeethFri 20-04-2012

    A guide to crooked teeth Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a straight and attractive smile that they can show off with confidence, with most patients having some kind of alignment issues regarding their pearly whites. There are a number of reasons why some people’s teeth grow in a crooked, twisted or overlapping manner. Some… Read More…

  • Receding GumsThu 19-04-2012

    A guide to receding gums When it comes to maintaining oral health, many individuals may believe this is something that can only be carried out at home through regular brushing and flossing, as well as the consumption of a healthy diet. While this may be the case for the most part, visiting a dental professional… Read More…

  • Root Canal TreatmentWed 18-04-2012

    Root canal treatment is among the procedures that are met with the most worry from emergency dentistry patients, due to its supposed complexity, pain and complicated nature. The majority of individuals tend to view this course of action as the administrator’s last resort for saving a rotten tooth, which has resulted in some people believing… Read More…

  • Oral HygieneWed 11-04-2012

    A Guide to Oral Hygiene At any age, oral hygiene is one of the most important things for individuals to consider, as it can often be the difference between a bright smile and paying a lot of money for dental treatment. The term itself refers to the practice of ensuring the mouth is both healthy… Read More…

  • Options for Missing TeethThu 29-03-2012

    Options for Missing Teeth Although the majority of adults lost their teeth as a child, doing so in later life can be an extremely stressful and humiliating experience that leaves individuals unsure what they can do to resolve the issue. Permanent fixtures do not simply come loose for no reason, so individuals who sustain this… Read More…

  • NuCalmWed 28-03-2012

    A Relaxing & Rejuvenating Dental Experience! NuCalm™ is a revolutionary technology proven to naturally relax the body within minutes to provide a unique and rejuvenating dental experience every time you visit us.  NuCalm has been administered on over 16,000 patients with 98% stating that they would recommend it to their friends and family. What Patients… Read More…

  • BruxismWed 28-03-2012

    A Guide to Bruxism Dental patients who grind their teeth from time to time are unlikely to sustain any serious side effects as a result, but when this happens on a regular basis the pearly whites can become seriously damaged. Some people can suffer from severe headaches, ear pains and discomfort in the jaw due… Read More…

  • OrthodonticsWed 28-03-2012

    A Guide to Orthodontics For many adults, the prospect of seeking orthodontic treatment to improve the alignment of their teeth is both worrying and unfeasible, due to the stigma surrounding the wearing of braces or other corrective fixtures in later life. It may be surprising to many that the emergence – and ongoing accessibility –… Read More…

  • Gingivectomy and GingivoplastyMon 26-03-2012

    A Guide to Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty While the majority of individuals who do not like the appearance of their smile are unhappy with the alignment of their teeth, gum tissue can also create a problem for many, as they feel they either have too much or not enough on show. Although members of the public… Read More…

  • FluorosisThu 22-03-2012

    A Guide to Fluorosis Children who ingest excessive quantities during the initial stages of tooth development can develop fluorosis, which usually affects those who are between the ages of one and four years old. The condition becomes increasingly common at this stage because it is the time when permanent pearly whites begin to form underneath… Read More…

  • Teeth Whitening and BreastfeedingSat 17-03-2012

    A Guide to Teeth Whitening and Breastfeeding  When a woman announces she is pregnant, it is not uncommon for her to discover that almost every aspect of her life changes in one way or another. Although the usual factors such as weight gain, diet changes and lifestyle are the most obvious alterations – females may… Read More…

  • Tooth BleachingThu 15-03-2012

    A Guide to Tooth Bleaching A smile that has become discoloured over time due to an unhealthy diet or some lifestyle choices – including smoking and drinking – can result in some people finding it difficult to show off their teeth with confidence, as well as enjoy themselves in busy social environments. But the emergence… Read More…

  • Pregnancy and Oral HealthTue 13-03-2012

    A Guide to Pregnancy and Oral Health When a woman discovers she is expecting a baby, it is likely every aspect of her life will change – and oral health is no exception. During this nine-month period, it is vital for females to monitor their teeth and gums thoroughly to ensure they remain in optimum… Read More…

  • BracesFri 09-03-2012

    A Guide to Braces Crooked pearly whites can lead to some individuals experiencing limited confidence due to the fact that they would rather hide in the shadows than speak up in social situations, while others could find a low self-esteem has a negative impact on their career. Innovative technology that has emerged in the world… Read More…

  • 24 Hour DentistThu 01-03-2012

    When it comes to selecting a dentist, some individuals are of the belief that all qualified professionals deliver the same services with similar opening hours and prices. However, patients may be surprised to hear that this could not be further from the truth and members of the public are urged to look for the best… Read More…

  • Gaps Between TeethWed 29-02-2012

    While some celebrities – including Madonna and supermodel Lara Stone – have transformed themselves into world famous figures thanks to their individual appearance, many people prefer a more traditional look when it comes to their teeth. The aforementioned figures have catapulted to the heights of fame despite the fact that they have substantial gaps between… Read More…

  • Physics ForcepsTue 28-02-2012

    A Guide to Physics Forceps Having a tooth removed at the dentist is one of the most daunting procedures for many individuals. While this course of action is usually carried out due to severe decay or trauma – which usually caused by a high level of pain and discomfort – the idea remains traumatic for… Read More…

  • Dentist BracesMon 06-02-2012

    Individuals who are worried about speaking up in social situations as a result of the appearance of their teeth may find they are experiencing a lower quality of life than their family and friends who embrace public speaking with greater levels of confidence. The emergence of cosmetic dentistry, as well as new and innovative technology… Read More…

  • Dental SedationFri 02-12-2011

    Everyone who goes to the dentist will probably admit to feeling a little bit nervous from time to time, even if they’re not a generally fearful person, but what they may not realise is that dental sedation can help visiting the dentist a stress-free experience. It’s easier for patient and surgeon if both parties are… Read More…

  • LumineersWed 30-11-2011

    I’ve heard of dental veneers, but what are Lumineers? Lumineers are a thinner, stronger version of dental veneers; they are made from a highly durable form of porcelain called Cerinate. This makes them ideal for solving all sorts of long-term dental problems, such as gaps in the teeth, overcrowding, worn areas, and discolouration. Lumineers are… Read More…

  • BotoxTue 29-11-2011

    What is Botox? Botox is an abbreviation of Botulinum Toxin, a very strong neurotoxin that has many uses in the fields of medicine and cosmetic beauty. More commonly, Botox is associated with facial treatments that aim to get rid of lines and wrinkles, to make the skin appear more youthful, but it also performs well… Read More…

  • Snap-on smileMon 28-11-2011

    What is a snap-on smile? A snap-on smile is a revolutionary appliance that allows people with crooked or missing teeth to enjoy a flawless smile, without having to undergo surgical procedures. The device is a flexible, durable shield that fits comfortably over the teeth and gums to hide imperfections, avoiding the need for any re-moulding… Read More…

  • Porcelain VeneersSat 26-11-2011

    What are porcelain veneers? Dental problems such as crowding or miss-aligned teeth can change the way you think about your appearance, and the first thought that springs to mind for most adults is usually ‘I don’t want braces’. Fortunately for patients who don’t want to undergo lengthy orthodontic treatment, there is another option; porcelain veneers…. Read More…

  • Laser teeth whiteningThu 24-11-2011

    What causes teeth to become discoloured? The biggest cause of tooth discolouration is what we eat and drink, consuming something that has a strong colour will overpower the enamel on our teeth and lead to staining. Red wine, coffee, and brightly coloured curries are probably the most common culprits, adults in the UK put away… Read More…

  • Teeth whiteningWed 23-11-2011

    Why are my teeth stained? Tooth staining can come from lots of difference things, from genetics to lifestyle choices. Most types of staining are caused by eating and drinking excessive amounts of food or drink with strong colours in – such as red wine or cola, the naturally light enamel of the teeth is not… Read More…

  • InvisalignWed 23-11-2011

    What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a clear brace system used by orthodontics to straighten mildly crooked or miss-aligned teeth. The revolutionary technique is becoming more and more popular as patients realise they can get top-class results in half the time of traditional orthodontics – and without making it obvious to the world that they are… Read More…

  • Root canal treatmentMon 21-11-2011

    What is a root canal treatment? You may need a root canal carrying out if you have a damaged tooth that has become infected, the aim is to remove the contaminated nerve pulp at the centre of the tooth, in order to stop the infection spreading to other areas of the mouth. Damage to the… Read More…

  • Dental implantsFri 18-11-2011

    What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a titanium structure that is fixed directly into the jaw bone to replace a broken or decayed tooth. They are made from titanium because the strong metal fuses easily with human tissue, and it is less susceptible to bacterial infection. A rod is screwed through the… Read More…

  • Emergency dentistThu 17-11-2011

    What is an emergency dentist? Just like the A&E department, an emergency dental clinic is open twenty-four hours a day to deal with injuries to the teeth, mouth and jaw. They won’t send out an ambulance for you in the same way a hospital would, but they are available day or night, to help you… Read More…

  • WY10 teeth whiteningWed 16-11-2011

    What is WY10 teeth whitening? You might be familiar with teeth whitening in general, but WY10 is an innovative teeth whitening product from the WY10 Company, which has its own research laboratory and a team of experts who are dedicated to bringing their revolutionary technology to the market. You can benefit from a wide range… Read More…

  • Dental fillingsWed 16-11-2011

    What are dental fillings? Fillings are used to repair teeth that have been broken in an accident or that have deteriorated as a result of tooth decay, they are quite a common occurrence in dental practice. In most circumstances, the filling is used to fix fractured or worn down teeth that are leaving the nerve… Read More…

  • Sensitive teethMon 14-11-2011

    Why are teeth sensitive? The majority of adults in the UK will have suffered from tooth sensitivity at one time or another, it’s a condition that’s characterised by a sharp ache in the teeth after eating or drinking something hot or cold. The pain can vary from a slight twinge to severe discomfort, and more… Read More…

  • Gum diseaseFri 11-11-2011

    What is gum disease? Gum disease is a general term for several types of dental infections that can lead to loss of teeth and other serious problems. During its early stages, gum disease can be dealt with quite easily, but if it is left to progress unchecked, it can be difficult to treat. Around half… Read More…

  • Home teeth whiteningThu 10-11-2011

    Why aren’t my teeth white in colour? Teeth are not meant to be brilliantly white, but having a stained or discoloured smile can really take its toll on a person confidence, causing them to stop smiling or talking much in public. If this sounds like you, it’s important to remember that it’s not necessarily your… Read More…

  • Root canal fillingWed 09-11-2011

    What is a root canal filling? To understand a root canal treatment, it’s helpful to know a little bit about the structure of the tooth itself. The root system runs from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root, buried deep beneath the gums, the nerves and blood vessels are contained in a… Read More…

  • Wisdom teethTue 08-11-2011

    What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are an extra pair of molars that grow behind the two adult molars, they usually appear during the late teens to mid-twenties – hence the name, suggesting that the person has gained wisdom as they get older. Most people will grow three molars on each side, but about a third… Read More…

  • ToothacheMon 07-11-2011

    What is toothache? Toothache is exactly what its name suggests, an ache that originates from the teeth or jaw area; sometimes mild, it can be extremely severe and should always be referred to a medical professional. Most toothaches are a result of dental problems, either self-inflicted or accidental; they cause the nerves inside the tooth… Read More…

  • Broken toothSat 05-11-2011

    It’s easy to think that your teeth are impervious to harm, after all they are made from the hardest bone in the body, perfect for crunching and chewing all kinds of hard food, but they’re more delicate than you would think. Knocking or bruising your teeth is easier than you might imagine, and not always… Read More…

  • Emergency dentistryFri 04-11-2011

      How is emergency dentistry different to normal dentistry? Much the same as commonplace accidents or injuries, dental emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, requiring immediate attention from a healthcare professional – something that a regular check-up won’t provide. Emergency dental clinics are open twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year… Read More…

  • Clear bracesWed 02-11-2011

    My teeth are crooked, what can I do about it? Every year, thousands of people in the UK get the straight bright smile they long for by investing in a set of clear braces, and you too could benefit from this highly successful treatment. Don’t feel like you’re alone in wanting to improve the appearance… Read More…

  • Dental injectionWed 26-10-2011

    When patients need to have a dental injection for a dental procedure to be carried out, the patients are usually worried about the pain involved with the local anaesthetic injection. However it is easy to forget that before local anaesthetic was invented, patients used to suffer a lot more during dental procedures. There are however… Read More…

  • Oral surgeonTue 25-10-2011

    Who is an Oral Surgeon? You might think that ‘Oral Surgeon’ is just a fancy term for dentist, but there’s far more to their job than just tooth extractions. A general dentist can be considered as an oral surgeon in some respects – they remove teeth and perform some orthodontic procedures, but a specialist Oral… Read More…

  • Lumineers LondonSun 23-10-2011

    What are Lumineers? Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer that can be fitted to natural teeth, in order to create a perfect white smile. They are constructed from Cerinate porcelain, which is so strong that the veneers can be cut much thinner without making them weaker, this stops them from appearing un-natural or bulky… Read More…

  • Snap on smile LondonSun 23-10-2011

    Lots of people are afraid to go to the dentist, this might be because of past experience, a fear of the unknown, or they’ve been told horror stories by others that put them off. If you’re happy with your teeth and you can look after them, this probably won’t affect your everyday life, but what… Read More…

  • Invisalign LondonSat 22-10-2011

    Most people will agree that, given the choice, they wouldn’t like to have the traditional metal braces that have been used to straighten teeth for decades. Thankfully, there is an alternative available, one that is becoming increasingly popular. Have you ever thought you would love to have a straighter smile, but worry about feeling silly… Read More…

  • Same day denturesFri 21-10-2011

    There are lots of things that can put people off going to the dentist – worrying about pain is usually at the top of the list – but many people just don’t have the time to spend booking appointments, recovering from surgery, or undergoing extensive orthodontic surgery that can take over a year to run… Read More…

  • Teeth straighteningFri 21-10-2011

      Most people will have one or more teeth that they would change if they could, and plenty of people would be happy to have all their teeth veneered with porcelain veneers. How we treat our teeth as we are growing up has a lot of effect on the way they develop when we become… Read More…

  • Zoom whitening LondonThu 20-10-2011

    No one is born with brilliantly white teeth, but as the years pass our teeth can succumb to staining or discolouration – due mainly to diet, but also as part of the natural aging process. Superficial stains are not too difficult to deal with, providing you have a good grasp on oral hygiene, but stains… Read More…

  • Dental phobiaWed 19-10-2011

      It’s not uncommon to be concerned about going to the dentist, in fact statistics suggest that the number of people with some degree of dental phobia could constitute almost twenty-five percent of the UK population. Whether the problem is the cost, waiting times, or just good old-fashioned fear, it seems there are plenty of… Read More…

  • London dental implantsWed 19-10-2011

    If you have missing teeth or have problems with tooth decay, it can lead to complications with other areas of your mouth, like gum disease, uneven teeth loading along the jaw, and pressure on the remaining teeth. On a purely aesthetic level, a smile with gaps can draw attention for all the wrong reasons, and… Read More…

  • Maryland bridgesMon 17-10-2011

    Gaps in your teeth don’t just look unappealing, they can also cause a lot of damage to the surrounding teeth, putting more pressure on them and sometimes straining the jaw. A dental bridge is used to solve this problem, usually by fixing a false tooth in the gap and using the natural teeth to anchor… Read More…

  • Tooth decayMon 17-10-2011

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is a dental problem that varies in severity, depending on how far it has been left to progress. It is caused by bacterial wastes from acid in the mouth, which damages the enamel of the teeth, compromising its structure and leading to cavities – holes in the teeth. If… Read More…

  • Dental bondingFri 14-10-2011

    What is dental bonding? The process of composite dental bonding is used to repair broken, fractured, or discoloured teeth. A tooth coloured resin is usually used for this purpose – to make sure the results are not too obvious. It’s called bonding because that’s exactly what happens; the resin bonds to the surface of the… Read More…

  • Hollywood SmileThu 13-10-2011

    It’s easy to see why so many people want a perfect ‘Hollywood’ smile; beautiful straight white teeth that are perfectly in proportion with the rest of the face. Extensive smile makeovers can include fitting crowns, veneers, or some type of orthodontic brace to straighten the smile. However, the real key to a Hollywood smile is… Read More…

  • Straumann dental implantsWed 12-10-2011

    A dental implant is a revolutionary procedure developed by top dentists and scientists in the industry. For the past few decades, it has become an increasingly popular treatment, which can help patients who have had teeth extracted or as a replacement for a tooth that has fallen out. Straumann dental implants are constructed from titanium or… Read More…

  • Botox LondonTue 11-10-2011

    Although Botulinum Toxin Type A – or Botox, as it is more commonly known – has been made famous as an anti-aging formula, it is in fact used for much more than that. Botox was originally administered as treatment for conditions such as facial spasms, to control the nerve impulses in the muscles, then in… Read More…

  • Damon bracesTue 11-10-2011

    Young people looking for a solution to misaligned teeth may benefit from a range of modern treatments available to straighten teeth. Although many people may be uncomfortable with wearing braces at an older age, the development of new technology could mean long-term, positive results are achievable in a significantly shorter time period. What are Damon… Read More…

  • Extreme MakeoverMon 10-10-2011

    If you’re unhappy with some aspect of your face or body, it can have an enormous effect on how you feel about yourself. It’s possible to cover up unwanted love handles or disguise flabby arms, but it’s much more difficult to hide a mis-shapen smile and crooked teeth. Discoloured or decaying teeth can be the… Read More…

  • Broken toothFri 07-10-2011

    Accidents are the main culprit when it comes to broken teeth, even the strongest teeth will probably crack or fracture at some point. Biting hard food commonly leads to breakages, as well as injuries to the face and mouth. It’s easier than you would think to damage a tooth, because although they are structurally strong,… Read More…

  • Tooth abscessFri 07-10-2011

      An abscess around the tooth can arise from various different dental problems, such as unsuccessful surgery, cracked teeth, or generally bad oral hygiene that leads to decay. These issues don’t just affect the tooth itself; they usually become apparent from a type of infected swelling around the gums or jaw line. Abscesses are very… Read More…

  • Invisible bracesFri 07-10-2011

    A lot of adults in the UK suffer from dental problems that don’t necessarily cause them pain or discomfort. Crooked, crowded or badly spaced teeth can do real damage to a person’s confidence, particularly since teeth are very difficult to hide when a person smiles. Whilst some people can become accustomed to individual looking teeth… Read More…

  • Emergency dentists LondonFri 07-10-2011

      Anyone who has ever experienced sudden toothache or on-going dental problems can tell you it’s extremely painful and quite debilitating. Irritated teeth or gums will cause complaint whenever you eat or drink, or even sometimes without any provocation at all, and it’s a life-altering problem. Who wants to go out for a meal when… Read More…

  • Facial FillersFri 07-10-2011

    No one wants to feel old and tired, let alone look it. With so much emphasis on youth and beauty on the television and in the media, it’s not difficult to see why some people struggle with confidence in this area. Although it could be seen as vanity in some cases, for most people it’s… Read More…

  • Laser Teeth WhiteningWed 05-10-2011

    Dark or stained teeth are a common complaint amongst adults in the UK and all over the world, and they can have a real affect on confidence levels. There’s nowhere to hide from bad teeth, as they’re usually the first thing someone will notice when talking to another person, but the results of drinking coffee… Read More…

  • London Teeth WhiteningTue 04-10-2011

    Spotless, natural-looking, white teeth are something most people aspire to have, but it’s not always the case that God gifts everyone with it from birth. If you sometimes look in the mirror and wish your teeth could be a little bit whiter, there is a simple, cost effective treatment that can give you the sparkling… Read More…

  • Inspire ICE bracketsFri 30-09-2011

    Inspire ICE is the name of a crystal-clear type of bracket designed to become virtually invisible when placed against a tooth. Unlike traditional ceramic brackets often used with braces, which are generally opaque and coloured to match particular teeth, Inspire ICE brackets are almost undetectable regardless of tooth shade. According to orthodontic company Ormco, the… Read More…

  • STb Social 6Fri 30-09-2011

    People looking for straighter teeth and a better smile may like to consider STb Social 6, a type of lingual brace commonly used to treat overcrowding and gaps in the mouth. As with other lingual braces, the wires and brackets of STb Social 6 are applied to the back of the teeth instead of the… Read More…

  • IncognitoThu 29-09-2011

    Incognito braces are a type of lingual orthodontic treatment, with the brackets fixed behind the teeth to make them virtually invisible to other people. For dental patients who want to improve their smile and straighten their teeth but feel uncomfortable with the thought of wearing traditional braces, Incognito is one of several options available. Those… Read More…

  • Lingual bracesThu 29-09-2011

    The term lingual is used to describe braces that are fitted behind the teeth, offering a discrete way to straighten a patient's dentition and improve their smile. While conventional braces can be bulky and unattractive, the aesthetic benefits of lingual braces have enabled them to become popular among people who value straighter teeth but do… Read More…

  • InsigniaWed 28-09-2011

    Insignia is a type of dental brace that is tailored to fit a patient’s specific dental anatomy and facial structure. Working on the basis that everyone has a unique smile, just like their fingerprints, the innovative treatment aims to offer people a custom-made orthodontic service. This represents a departure from the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to braces… Read More…

  • BriteSmileWed 28-09-2011

    BriteSmile is a teeth whitening procedure that claims to give patients a dazzling and natural-looking smile in just one hour. Many people find that their teeth become stained or discoloured over time, often due to the natural process of ageing and the effects of certain lifestyle choices. BriteSmile offers a way for individuals to bring… Read More…

  • Numbing gelTue 27-09-2011

    Numbing gel is one of the methods used by dentists to reduce pain and relax nervous patients. It is not uncommon for dental patients to become worried about going in for treatment, usually due to a fear of needles or general anxiety about the clinical environment. However, numbing gel can help to make visits to… Read More…

  • Teeth Stain RemovalThu 22-09-2011

    There are plenty of things in daily life that can lead to stained teeth, from coffee, to smoking, to just plain old age, but you don’t have to live with a discoloured smile, book a teeth whitening appointment with any one of the top dentists in London and you’ll be given back the ability to… Read More…

  • Mouth CancerThu 22-09-2011

    Individuals hoping to limit their risk of developing dangerous illnesses by leading a healthy lifestyle should take action to prevent the onset of the potentially fatal disease mouth cancer. Pearl Dental Clinic practitioners conduct routine checks for the disease during all kinds of treatment and it is recommended that patients undergo these tests on a… Read More…