Why you should get your wisdom teeth x-rayed part 1

In general practice the dentist will normally examine you radiographically with 2 bitewing radiographs. These images will show most of the posterior teeth crowns and the bone levels. These images are great for detecting caries and or bone levels. Some dentists will routinely carry out panorama radiography called panorals, that shows both upper and lower […]

Restoring drifting failing teeth with implants

Gum disease can cause bone loss and drifting of teeth. This leads to an unsightly proclined smile due to an increased overjet and sometimes vertical drift. A lady presented to us with upper porcelain crowns and proclaimed teeth. She asked us if we could change the crowns and improve her smile. Her medical history was […]

COVID-19-CHECK-1 IgG/IgM Cassette (CE Marked) 10min Whole Blood test

Going back to work check for employers Recent studies suggest that a high percentage of patients show no clinical symptoms of the virus, which makes screening patients vitally important. The test can be used for rapid screening of carriers of the virus that are symptomatic or asymptomatic. By using biomarkers from the body’s immune response […]

The anatomy of SARS-CoV2 and how we clean surfaces in the dental setting

We will be moving to Optizil for future disinfection of surfaces: The arrival of SARS-CoV has changed how the world runs today. This is a virus that is highly infective and with severe consequences if you have it. Three strains, SARS-CoV (first reported in China, 2002), MERS-CoV (first reported in Saudi Arabia, 2012), and SARS-CoV-2 […]

Making patients safe when Dentistry reopens

COVID-19 has an impact on health-care professionals, including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. COVID-19 virus has been found in saliva, which puts the dental professional at risk. Furthermore, recently released statistics showing that the virus can live on up to three days on plastic and stainless-steel items, four hours on copper surfaces, and up […]

Coronavirus; how toothache can be treated.

In an unprecedented move all dental clinics have been asked to close down. This is to stop patients coming into contact with infected patients in the waiting rooms, reception, toilets and more so in the surgery. Dental clinics have been ordered to stop all check ups, hygiene visits, orthodontic treatment and routine dentistry; they are […]

Finest Dental: What to do when a clinic closes

Finest Dental: What to do when a clinic closes A sense of loss Being a registered patient means that you have no access problems when you have a dental problem; you are recognised by the receptionist and the dentist and nurse know you very well.The dentist has maintained your oral health, patched up or maintained […]

Extreme Smile Makeovers

Hollywood teeth or bad for your teeth? With TV programmes on almost every week showing dentists giving people the pearly-whites of their dreams, and newspapers touting the latest procedure to give you a “new smile in an hour”, the attraction of a quick-fix cosmetic smile makeover such as dental veneers, rather than prolonged improvement through […]

Should I get Invisalign through Groupon?

When I started carrying out Invisalign there was only one product, Invisalign full. This product allowed me to treat full arch cases from simple to complex malocclusions. I started off in at the deep end and some of my earlier cases were very challenging with some up to 40 + aligners. Invisalign full was like […]

What are Veneers?

What are veneers? In the old days the only way to cover up a tooth’s imperfections was to trim the tooth down for a porcelain crown. This was very destructive and involved all the surfaces of the tooth, even though it may only be the front of the tooth that is noticeable. A veneer is […]