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Family Dentistry – Private or NHS?

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Finding a family dentistry clinic is simultaneous with finding a reliable and professional dental clinic. But what exactly should an individual look for when determining the right clinic for them? When attempting to find a family dentistry clinic in London, there are many options available, but a miniscule amount of information about what it entails is accessible. Therefore, with the myriad of dental clinics presented in London, finding the right one for you and your family is no trivial task: knowledge and awareness are imperative to attain peace of mind and trust in your chosen practice. Below are some guidelines to be aware of as the research into the most suitable dentistry for your family unfolds.

What is family dentistry?

A family dentistry clinic is a dental practise that focuses on delivering optimal services to a client – and that same level of quality extends to all members of a family. It is a place that caters to both adults and children with a skilled and professional emphasis. Such a clinic is dedicated to providing long-lasting care to all who entrust themselves and their family-members to the establishment.

What Family Dentistry Involves.

Like many other research topics, search engines are usually the starting point when identifying which exemplary establishment you wish register yourself and your family into. When browsing through some websites that have manifested in the search results, often, there is very little information about the kinds of treatments a family dentistry clinic should offer or specialize in. However, it is important to pinpoint the following treatments in suitable dentistry clinics:

Risk Assessment /Screening forms the backbone of any dental check-up, it process helps to design treatment plan. Preventative advice and treatment would help to mitigate future problems, and thus effectively helps one avoids the need of dental restorative treatments.

Preventative Treatments include procedures such as: Fluoride varnish; Preventive resin restoration; Hygiene treatment (scale & polish)

Restorative treatments include fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, onlays/inlays.

Orthodontics (Teeth Straightening Treatments) – fixed braces or removable braces (e.g. Invisalign, cosmetic braces, clear braces)

A relaxed environment is a necessary feature in respectable dental clinics. Due to this, the research one puts into choosing the most suitable clinic for their family should involve visiting each one.

Positives to look for in a family dentistry clinic:

Professional staff is a fundamental part of an exemplary dental clinic. Friendly, patient and informative staff members are what keep a practise running efficiently. When deciding which dental clinic to become affiliated with, professionalism in the manner staff associate with clients is a determining factor: a dental practice with professional staff will provide appropriate service for the entire family.

Confidentiality is an integral element of the relationship between staff, dentists and patients. The clinic should not discuss your treatments with outside parties, nor should your treatments be discussed in the presence of strangers. Confidence that your personal information will be kept private and confidential begets trust in that clinic, which enables you entrust the rest of your family into that same clinic.

Is after-care advice provided by the dentist or a dental assistant once treatment is complete? When after-care advise is provided by the dentist, the patient is assured that the dental practise takes value in providing long-lasting solutions to dental issues. This kind of assurance is one that spurs you to feel that the dental clinic is one that prioritizes its patients and their ongoing welfare.

Reminders for regular check-ups and regular hygiene cleans from trust-worthy clinics also builds on the assurance that the dental clinic cares about your well-being. A healthy mouth requires regular examinations, and at least two hygiene cleans a year, to ensure that any health threats are caught early or prevented from occurring.

Is home-care information provided? A reliable dentist will assist you in your efforts to attain optimal oral hygiene by informing you about effective brushing or flossing techniques. Being knowledgeable about the right ways to avoid plaque and tartar build-up is the most valuable defence against gum disease and cavities.

You may be thinking, 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).

The dentists at Dental & Skin, Islington, take pride in providing restorative treatment to get patients back to normal appearance and function. Our preventive treatments and advice would further reduce dental decay and gum disease.

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

Islington Private Dentist 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.


Dental & Skin is a family dentistry clinic that prides itself on professionalism; we endeavour to produce high-quality service catered to all families looking for long-term care, and a trustworthy dental clinic.
We understand that patients want peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones, and with the help of our modern facilities we also pride ourselves on providing pain-free dentistry. Contact us for more information on the range of treatments and services we can provide you and your family.

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Dermal Filler and Botox treatment

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Botox and Dermal Filler Islington Information

Dental & Skin provides treatment to reverse time for your skin utilising Botox and Dermal fillers, the treatment has become a hot topic amongst London aesthetic practitioners.

Skin looses elasticity and sags down due to several reasons, specifically loss of fat pads, loss of elastin and slow down in collagen production are the main culprits. However living in London has its downfalls as skin is easily damaged by pollution, smoking,  stress and dehydration.

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

1) Botox and Dermal filler therapy, its perfect for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and for non surgical face lift.

2) Combining therapies to improve skin quality with provides a holistic approach, the results are long term and natural.

3) Low downtime as our technique ensures lower chance of bruising, controlled procedure means faster healing.

4) Careful use of latest innovation in filler technology for natural effect.

5) Get treated by an expert in skin aesthetics.

As popularity of aesthetic medicine 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 are safe and very effective when carried out in a clinical setting by an experienced aesthetic professional. At Dental & Skin we use anti-wrinkle (botox or azzalure) injection and dermal fillers for a wide variety of cases, especially skin that has lost its elasticity and volume.

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Braces vs Invisalign Islington

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smiling with braces, teeth after treatment

We live in an age were ‘looking good’ is a choice. The primary area for pleasant appearance are mouth and eyes. Symmetry and balance can be achieved by having straight teeth using invisalign aligners or a cosmetic brace systems like Six Months Smile.

At Dental & Skin, you will have various options available to help you improve your smile. We will listen to your concerns, understand your lifestyle and recommend the most suitable treatment to straighten your teeth.

What makes Dental & Skin the best clinic for invisalign in Islington ?

We have a special interest in Restorative & Aesthetic dentistry. This means that our utmost priority is optimum long term stability of your teeth. We design your smile to ensure perfect appearance that improves overall health of your mouth. We do this by examination of your articulatory system, along with the way your teeth bite together. We are able to understand growth problems that may have contributed to the crowding of teeth or misshapen mouth. We analyse our findings when constructing your treatment plan for a long-lasting healthy smile.

Invisalign vs Six Month Smiles ?

Both offer a perfect solution to straighten your teeth. Invisalign being more discreet of the two, however with the advent of clear orthodontic brackets, adult patients are happy to have braces to improve smile. Invisalign in Islington is more popular because it is a removable brace, a lot of young professionals prefer to take them out for special evening out and for important meetings and events.

Fixed braces offer a slightly more cost effective alternative. There are no real disadvantages with fixed cosmetic braces as the latest nickle titanium wires are white in colour and the brackets are white too.

Our Islington dentist’ have expertly treated a wide variety of cases achieving fantastic results. We utilise the most reliable, scientifically proven materials and methods. Dental & Skin offers comfortable and relaxing environment, we ask our patients to relax and to enjoy the experience.

If you are googling Invisalign Islington, Invisalign London, Cosmetic braces Islington or Cosmetic Brace London be sure to get in touch.

Dental & Skin. Call 02081274567 or WhatsApp 07974910222 to book an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Fixed Braces vs Invisalign: Which should I choose?

Teeth straightening has been around since the 1760s, but from the 80s right up until now, braces have become the established remedy for tooth-straightening due to its guaranteed results. They were a fashionable accessory for those under the age of 16, thanks to the different coloured bands accessible to the children who had the choice; and a necessary commodity for the adults that desire an aesthetic transformation to their teeth. The most common tooth-straightening method were the traditional fixed braces that attached to the outside of the teeth: braces that remain attached while the wearer adjusts to the constant pressure, not to mention, the appearance of an intricate metal that sits proudly on a smile for an average of two years. But now there are more options to choose from to suit the lifestyle you lead and the kind of person you are.

The Most Popular Types of Braces

Metal Braces are the classic braces that we have all become familiar with over the years (thank you Ugly Betty), and has been integrated into the western culture and its desire for straight(er) teeth. This method consists of stainless steel brackets and wires.

Lingual braces are very similar to traditional braces. It is made up of the same material, brackets and wires. The difference is that lingual braces are fixed along the inside of the teeth, therefore, are imperceptible to onlookers.

Ceramic braces are the less noticeable version of metal braces because, though it resembles the same shape, size and method of metal braces, it does not look the same: ceramic braces are camouflaged to look less noticeable on your teeth – with ceramic tooth-coloured brackets, an tooth-coloured wires as well, the fact that an individual is wearing braces is more inconspicuous.

Invisalign are completely unlike the braces we had become accustomed to years before. This unique method of teeth straightening involves plastic BPA-free aligners that the wearer can remove for short periods of time. With trays that are replaced every week, the desired results are accessible at a faster rate than the above methods – most cases can be completed within 4 months. Wow some cases only take 7 weeks to complete.

Which Braces Suit My Lifestyle?

Fixed braces suit those that do light work – desk jobs for example – and aren’t regularly engaging in sports.

School Children tend to be happy with fixed braces, especially because of the various coloured brackets and wires that are available to choose from.

Invisalign would be the best option for active people because this orthodontic method does not cause mouth injuries whilst an individual is engaged in high-impact sports.

Invisalign is well-suited to adults that have occupations often requiring them to be the visual subject – teaching and modelling for example.

Advantages of Fixed Braces?

Fixed braces tackle complex dental issues like crowded and rotated teeth.

They are also fixed to the teeth so any major adjustments that need to be implemented are only carried out by the dentist. Therefore, the only day-day maintenance required from the wearer is to brush their teeth to ensure the brackets and wires are kept clean.

Fixed braces are usually adjusted just once a month, and thus, visits to the dentist are minimal.

 Advantages of Invisalign

Aligners are convenient because they are removable, and are usually required to be worn for 20-22 hours a day instead of a full 24 hours.

Invisalign generates results at a fast rate. Teeth straightening transformations occur from as little as 7 weeks. More complex cases can be treated within 12 months.

Invisalign trays are easy to clean – lukewarm water and soap is all one needs to ensure their aligners are clean.

The invisibility of Invisalign is the most favoured aspect of this orthodontic method.

Get your teeth straightened at Dental & Skin

Dental & Skin provides comprehensive orthodontic solution for all ages, we believe in non-extraction orthodontic therapy. Our dentists use modern systems and techniques to create a perfect smile without removing teeth.

Dental & Skin offers several cosmetic brace options at a competitive price. We recommend attending a free consultation to discuss your requirements and inform you of the most suitable brace system for yourself. For some patients, we could combine several different treatment modalities to accomplish anticipated results. Our dentists have comprehensive knowledge on orthodontics and offer all UK’s leading cosmetic orthodontic systems.

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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 Volumising fillers Islington

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

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

Safe: Cosmetic procedures such as Anti Wrinkle botox or azzalure injections and dermal fillers are very safe. Anti-wrinkle injection material consist of a proven and 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 botox or azzalure injections and dermal fillers 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 or azzalure injections and HA fillers are permanent. This not the case, botox or azzalure 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 to see how we can help to improve your appearance.

 

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Dental & Skin 10 Years Younger Concept

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10 Years Younger

OUR PACKAGE

Dental & Skin have come up with the ideal facial rejuvenation and dental transformation package catered to accomplishing your aesthetic desires. A consultation at Dental & Skin is a good place to start as you explore the aesthetic possibilities available to you; upon request, your specialized package – catered to your beauty budget – will be custom designed for you.

 

Facial aesthetic can be improve by having a symmetrical clean and white smile, smooth skin without scaring, hyper or hypo pigmentation and by having appropriate volume without wrinkles. We can achieve optimal aesthetics when we address all three modalities;

We produce smooth skin without scaring with medical micro dermal abrasion; micro needling and skin peel treatments, we often recommend a combination therapy to help stimulate various types of collagen, thereby producing a more effective for a smoother, healthier and blemish free skin. Micro needling involves using a device with little needles that pierce the skin’s surface, allowing skin surface to be porous, thereby this would be perfect time for hyaluronic acid and multi-vitamin massage.

Mesotherapy is another modality to stimulate skin collagen and elastin. We are injecting multi-vitamins and hyaluronic acid into skin at a specific depth. This is usually repeated for optimum effect. Profilo won an award for best aesthetic product in 2016 need to be injected at a specific location on face twice. Profilo is the only mesotherapy product proven to induce elastin. Results  lifted, hydrated and firmer skin. Patients find it magical and the results last approximately 12 months.

Re-Volumise skin by cross linked dermal fillers. As a rule of thumb, the higher the amount of stable cross link the longer the filler would last. The safest dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can be dissolved if complications arise or if results are not desirable. Various manufacturers design hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with different size particles, each producing its specific effect. Dental & Skin will provide you with expert opinion and help you address your concern with a suitable dermal filler.

Finally teeth play an important part of facial aesthetics. We provide comprehensive treatment options for optimal teeth aesthetic. See our smile makeover blog here

Teeth whitening is an easy place to start your journey toward optimal smile.

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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