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NHS Dentistry vs Private Dentistry

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Why should I pay for private dentistry while the NHS offer dentistry for a subsidized price? Especially when NHS dentistry may appear to be providing a great service for many years to yourself and your family.

Many patients feel that their NHS dentist has offered excellent treatment over many years. This is true to an extent, however in some cases, the quality of prevention care, diagnoses and treatment quality falls below par due to lack of time and high volume of patients that a NHS dentist would see in a day.

We live in an age where a single cavity could be avoided. Decay and gum disease can both be prevented with carefully planned risk assessment, examination of your mouth, prevention advice, oral hygiene therapy, diet advice and conservative treatments. This approach of dentistry would mean that patients are keeping their natural teeth for as long as possible, thereby reducing cost over a long period of time, while providing comfortable smile and function (eating, speaking).

At Dental & Skin we take pride in providing restorative treatment to get patients back to normal appearance and function. Our preventive treatments and advise would further reduce risk towards dental decay and gum disease.

Please see the table below that summarizes the current dentistry in UK.

Private Dentistry NHS Dentistry
Availability Immediate Few weeks to months
Time with patients Relaxed Rushed
Examination appointment 45 minutes to an hour 10 to 15 minutes
Assessment Thorough and accurate with explanation of findings. Quick scan, often missed disease due to lack of time.
Assessment checklist 20 to 25 points 5 to 7 points
Hygiene clean 30 to 60 minutes 2 to 7 minutes
Prevention High amount of choices. Little advice and choices.
Innovation Latest techniques Often old techniques
Materials and equipment State of the Art Satisfactory
Cost short term Low to high. (depends on clinic location) Very Cheap, often haircuts are more expensive.
Cost over long term Low as patients would benefit from preventative dentistry. Healthy and natural teeth are cheaper to maintain. High cost due to failing treatments and lack of prevention strategy especially dental decay and gum disease treatments.
Dentist profile Passionate and energetic practitioners who treat on average only 6 to 8 patients per day. Experienced but tired practitioners who treat on average 25 to 35 patients per day.
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Salon carrying out dental procedures

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We are seeing many cases of teeth whitening disasters from hair salons. Patient may decide to attend a salon for teeth whitening, driven by either convenience or cheap pricing.

We recommend that people considering whitening treatment go to their dentist for safe and predictable treatment. UK law states that teeth whitening can only be carried out by a dentist or by a dental professional under prescription from a dentist. So when a beauty salon offers peroxide free teeth whitening, they are practicing illegally. The government has this law in place to protect public. Naturally, mouth harbours fungi, bacteria and viruses. There is a high risk of cross contamination between patients undergoing teeth whitening treatment, as it’s inside of the mouth. Salons and Spas will not consider that life-threatening infections can be transferred through mouth. The high-risk infectious viruses and bacteria such as Tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes and many more, may easily be transferred through a salon environment.

Dental professionals train for many years to understand the human mouth and its conditions. Mouth should be correctly assessed to look for dental disease and to prescribe the appropriate treatment for each individual patient. Here at Dental & Skin your dentist will check for any oral problems before carrying out treatment. This means that you would receive safe, precise and high quality of care.

To protect our public the General Dental Council (GDC) has taken many salons and spas to court. Most salons are imposed heavy fines in addition to compensation to patients who suffered damaged gums and teeth due to illegal treatment. The gels used to whiten the teeth, if not used properly, could permanently damage the teeth and gums. To protect the public against this type of damage, the person providing the treatment must be registered with the GDC and the premises registered with care quality commission (CQC).

At Dental & Skin our dentists have expertly treated a wide variety of cases achieving fantastic results. On average we carry out about 40 teeth whitening procedures per month. We utilise the most reliable, scientifically proven materials and methods to whiten your teeth. Dental & Skin offers comfortable and relaxing environment, we ask our patients to relax and listen to radio or music through our wireless headphone while teeth whitening.

Dentists have been providing teeth whitening for over 30 years; there has been great amount of refinement in treatment process, as we have developed through research and studies. Now we have teeth whitening at its optimum quality with lowest price. This is the best time to have your teeth whitening at Dental & Skin. Call 02081274567 or WhatsApp 07974910222 to book an appointment.

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Botox & Filler Islington Skin Lifting & Firming

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Top 5 reasons for Dental & Skin anti-ageing treatment with Botox and Dermal Fillers

Dental & Skin provides treatment to lift the skin by boosting collogen and replacing fat pads with Botox and Dernal Fillers, the treatment has become a hot topic amongst London aesthetic practitioners.

Skin looses elasticity and sags down due to several reasons, loss of fat pads, loss of elastin and slow down in collagen production are the main culprits. The most common reasons for city dwellers are pollution, smoking, sun exposure, stress and dehydration from alcohol.


1)It’s highly effective in collagen boosting thereby its perfect for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, scaring reduction and stretch marks reduction.

2)The aim is to provide treatment with holistic approach, we treat the whole person by careful risk assessment and provision of treatment options most beneficial for long term anti-ageing goals.

3) Low downtime as the procedure is less aggressive than traditional lasers, deep skin peels and microdermabrasion. The controlled procedure means faster healing with minimal downtime.

4) Careful use of latest innovation in filler technology with techniques that enable therapy for increasing skin collagen for long-term benefit.

5) A holistic approach provides natural results with lowest possible risks.

As popularity of anti-wrinkle (botox, skin lasers, cool sculpting, RF skin tightening)  and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Alaxin, Sculptra, Radiesse, Artefill, Captique)  increases, it is important for customers to seek a practitioner who is passionate about skin aesthetics. Customers should ensure that the clinic is CQC registered, thus ensuring that appropriate cross infection control and maintenance of equipment is regularly carried out at the clinic.

Treatment with dermal filler and Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) are safe and very effective. They can be used to treat a wide variety of cases, especially skin that has lost its elasticity and volume.

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Skin Peels London

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It has become apparent that skin peels can dramatically plum up skin by naturally inducing collagen production; thereby reduce fine lines, wrinkles and roughness caused by ageing. We are also able to treat blemishes, acne and scaring with superficial glycolic peels.

Here are 5 reasons for its popularity-

Fast and simple procedure: a) remove make up b) cleanse the skin c) apply skin peel solution for 5 minutes d) neutralize the skin peel solution e) cooling skin f) apply sun protection cream or bionic lotion. The whole process takes about 20 to 30 minutes so we can fit you in during your work lunch hour.

Better skin quality: Skin peels with glycolic acid removes the dead layer of skin, thereby stimulating new healthy skin production. With age new skin production slows down, skin peel would to kick start new cell formation within skin.

Stimulates Collagen growth: Skin peels work by stimulating the collagen fibers, located about 4 layers deep within your skin. More collagen would mean increased elasticity in your skin thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Low down time: We are absolutely confident in our superficial glycolic skin peel. As most patients can go back to work straight after a peel, we call it a ‘lunch-time skin peel’. As with most superficial skin peels, patients see no peeling or redness. Each patient will be advised on which skin care products to use afterward to enhance the effects of the peel.

Affordable: Skin peels are affordable at £69 per peel, however package of 6 peels will save you even more. To see great results 3 to 6 peels would be needed with intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. So our package of £320 for 6 peels work out just over £50 per peel. This includes couple of small preparation gels and a full size bespoke packaged aftercare cream. Total saving of £150 with Dental & Skin peel package.

As popularity of Skin Peel increases, it is important for customers to seek a practitioner who is passionate about skin aesthetics. The glycolic acid skin peel can cause damage if not used by a trained professional practitioner. Patients should ensure that the clinic is CQC registered and maintains high standard cross infection control. Patients should realise that Dental & Skin is committed to provide a high standard of care, we are regulated by UK GDC and CQC.

Visit us for skin rejuvenation treatments that are affordable, safe and effective. Call reception on 02081274567 to book an appointment.

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Anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers Islington

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5 reason to have Anti Wrinkle Botox injections and Fillers at Dental & Skin, Islington.

London aesthetic practitioners have seen a high demand and interest in Anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatment, in particular lips dermal fillers.

Safe: Cosmetic procedures such as Anti Wrinkle Botox injections and Dermal fillers are very safe. Botulinum toxin  is a natural, purified protein. Dermal Filler is made up of naturally occurring product hyaluronic acid (HA) it contributes to volume and hydration.

Low down time: There is no down time for these procedures at all, however occasionally, some patients get minor swelling or bruising due to the needle. As this can be masked by makeup, patients can continue their daily routine.

Medical Reasons: Anti wrinkle botox injections can be used to treat excessive sweating and it can also be used to relax jaw muscles to help stop grinding of teeth or clenching teeth.

Confidence: As we get older it’s natural for our skin to loosen and wrinkle to appear on our faces. Often we find that wrinkles can knock confidence. With the latest techniques we can address the problem areas that are bothering you to rebuild your confidence again.

Non-Permanent: Many people think that Anti wrinkle Botox injections and HA fillers are permanent. This not the case Anti wrinkle injections last between 3 to 6 months and some cases even longer. Dermal Filler last from 6 to 24 month. Dermal Fillers can also be dissolved, so if after some time, you desire your appearance to be modified, fillers can be dissolved so that you get your natural skin back.  

As popularity of anti wrinkle and skin cosmetic treatment grows, it is important for customers to seek a CQC registered clinic and a practitioner with medical or dental background. These procedures should not be performed in salon settings, as they do not provide the level of hygiene required to prevent infections.

Visit us for a skin consultation or a chat to see how we can help to improve your appearance.

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Teeth whitening London

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Teeth whitening has become very popular over the past few years in London. This trend is consistent with all large cities around the world. Historically, teeth whitening price has been very high, so only reserved for media celebrities and high earners. Development in technology has made teeth whitening less time consuming and affordable. Use of LED brilliant white light accelerates whitening process. The shade or colour difference we achieve now with 45 minutes LED whitening is same as a week of overnight whitening.

Here are 5 reasons for whitening your teeth.
It’s Safe: When undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is vital not to damage natural tooth. We utilise whitening procedure that has been scrutinized through university research on its safety concluding that there is absolutely no damage to the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening does not have any long-term side effects. The only short-term side effects are teeth sensitivity and gum irritation, lasting on average for 2 days.
It’s Affordable: Right now is the best time to get teeth whitening. The price of in-chair teeth whitening has crashed by 600% over the past 10 years. The quality and technique has improved at the same time. Do you really need more reasons to smile wider with white teeth?

Improve Self-Confidence: With whither teeth comes a bigger smile. The simple fact is that, if you are happy about whiteness of your teeth, you are likely to smile more. A wide smile is attractive and it also reflects confidence. If your work involves speaking in front of large groups of people you will be more confident because you know your teeth are looking good and so are you.

Get ready for Special occasions: Birthdays, Weddings, job interviews or school reunions, people always want to look their best. Teeth whitening at Dental & Skin, London is the simplest way to improve your smile.

Achieve Fast results: Teeth whitening has never been so easy. People don’t need to take time off work as it can be done in an hour. Patients can pop in for a relaxing treatment while on their lunch break.

As popularity of teeth whitening increases, it is important for public to be aware that only a qualified dentist can carry out teeth whitening. The premises that provide teeth whitening must be registered with care quality commission. This means that teeth whitening at hair solons or at someone’s home is illegal. Patients should realize that teeth whitening is safe and very effective if carried out in a controlled, hygienic and safe environment by a qualified dentist.

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What can we do to help reduce your dental anxiety?

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Whether you had a previous bad experience with dentistry or just have unknown fear about dental treatment, you are not alone, fear of dental treatment tops the list of fears for most people.

Many people get anxiety that’s completely understandable, like before boarding a flight, jumping at the deep end of a swimming pool or travelling alone to a new city. Dental anxiety is somewhat similar, it’s widely acknowledged and completely acceptable to be anxious of dental procedures.

Going to the dentist brings out a strong emotional response for many people. Avoiding or just going to dentist solely for dental emergency is the worst mistake anyone can make. The way to feel comfortable in a dental clinic is by attending regularly for dental examination and gentle dental treatments, like polishing of teeth or teeth whitening. When confidence in your dentist has been achieved, more complex treatment can be undertaken with ease. Most dentists have a special technique to deal with anxious patients. At Dental & Skin we successfully treat anxious patients on daily basis. We do this with ease, as our clinic is naturally calm, our process refined and our staff show genuine empathy towards all patients.

Here at Dental & Skin we try our very best to make each patient feel comfortable. Most patient’s anxiousness is usually eliminated within the first 10 minutes of consultation. We use distraction techniques to keep patients mind off dentistry. We also provide wireless headphones during treatment to help cut out dental equipment noise. Our patients will have a wide selection of music to choose from, we ask our patients to lay back and pretend they are on a holiday. When we hear our patients snoring, it’s a sign of success in the dental chair.

We request patients to build the courage by visiting for a dental check-up or a chat. We will provide various options to build confidence. We have a holistic approach to help reduce dental anxiety permanently. We use combination of therapies and medication. We have an expert massage therapist on board, a relaxing massage just before treatment definitely helps to relax patients before treatment. We can also prescribe oral sedatives to bring on even more controlled relaxation.

We are available to meet our potential clients for a chat or consultation. Come and speak to us for a free dental treatment quote. Best to call reception on 02081274567 or WhatsApp 07974910222.

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