Your guide to pre-school dental health March 4th, 2019

Baby’s first teeth aren’t always met with the same joy as first words or first steps. That’s because teething can be a painful process for infants and the appearance of teeth means more work for parents as they begin integrating dental hygiene into an already punishing new-parent schedule.

It may come as a surprise to learn that the best dental hygiene routines begin well before the first teeth begin to appear.

Cleaning Gums

Particularly surprising is the number of parents who […]

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North London Dental Clinic Treats Teeth Grinding February 25th, 2019

Bruxism sounds like one of those medieval conditions which bring the sufferer out in angry boils and welts.

The truth is far more prosaic, not to mention less grizzly.

Bruxism is the name for a condition affecting millions of us. If you’ve ever suffered problems from grinding teeth while either asleep or awake – then congratulations: You’ve suffered from bruxism and lived to tell the tale!

Most people who grind their teeth do so in their sleep and may be unaware […]

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Brace yourself for straighter teeth February 18th, 2019

Like many aspects of appearance, perfect smiles are often a matter of winning the genetic lottery. Not everyone is born with Tom Cruise teeth and even those of us who are blessed with a grin to die for would often kill for just a few minor tweaks to straighten and align to perfection.

What causes these niggling imperfections?

Well, there are are many reasons why teeth might stray from the straight-and-narrow, with results that vary from a couple of crooked offenders right […]

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Keep calm and visit Hatch End: The rise of tooth tourism February 11th, 2019

Travel is cheaper than ever. While Brits increasingly look to capitalise on this by travelling to to destinations like Mexico, India, Pakistan and Thailand to save money on cosmetic treatments not available on the NHS, things tend to work the other way around when it comes to dentistry.

A recent influx of foreign travellers eager to make the most of the UK’s relatively cheap private dental care has earned the name ‘tooth tourism’. The fad is quickly becoming […]

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Is Mercury Dental Amalgam a health concern in North London? February 4th, 2019

In recent decades there has been much discussion about the safety of mercury amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, the debate has been marred by much misinformation.

Mercury amalgam is the silver-coloured material used to fill cavities. It is made from almost equal parts of liquid mercury and a mixture of metallic powder containing silver, tin, zinc, copper and other metals. The mixture is very durable and cost-effective, especially compared to tooth-coloured resin composites and glass ionomer cement.

The argument goes […]

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Teeth whitening – know your options January 27th, 2019

Do you worry about your teeth turning yellow or getting discoloured?
Before you start considering which teeth-whitening procedure would be appropriate for you, it helps to know the causes of discolouration. The most common include aging, accidents, medicines, and – of course – what you eat and drink.
Ascertaining the cause of stains and discolouration helps your dentist to  identify the best procedure to resolve this problem.
Here in North London, there’s a wide […]

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Space maintainers – keeping North London children’s teeth straight January 19th, 2019

Most youngsters lose their milk teeth naturally at around age six or seven. But occasionally, accidents, injuries or congenital conditions can cause the tooth fairy to visit unexpectedly much earlier.

When this happens, the discrete midnight depositing of a few pennies under the pillow isn’t the only thing parents have to worry about. The space left behind by the errant tooth could cause problems for the development of adult teeth if other milk teeth begin to crowd into […]

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Orthodontic treatment for adults in Hatch End January 11th, 2019

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with the abnormal position of the teeth in relation to the jaws and face. To put it simpler, it’s often about achieving straighter smiles or improving bite function through the repositioning of the teeth.
The practice is often thought of as a treatment for young people, with unsightly fixed braces often used as a lazy cypher for troubled teenage years in TV and film.
However, more adults […]

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Dental Implants in Hatch End for Missing Teeth January 1st, 2019

In the age of Instagram and social media, society is more obsessed than ever before. Looking your best isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity.
Your smile is front and centre of great looks. It’s the first thing friends, family and colleagues notice when wishing you good morning and the subtleties of your smile speak volumes about your mood.
But what if your smile starts to let you down?
Traditionally, patients have turned […]

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How to make sure your teeth have a Happy New Year December 26th, 2018

The festive period is just around the corner, and what better time to think about keeping your smile in tip-top condition? If you’re keen to ensure your teeth have a Happy New Year, here are some simple steps you can take:

Book a dental check: if you haven’t been to the dentist in the last 6-2 months, pick up the phone and ring and make an appointment today. Regular appointments can reduce the risk of dental health issues, preserve your beautiful […]

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