Safe and successful Tooth Whitening at our Cosmetic Dentist in Liverpool

Following an increasing trend for teeth whitening procedures in the UK leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is highlighting the serious risks that consumers are taking by opting for illegal and unsafe whitening treatment. 

Research by the charity found that one in four people (28 per cent) would not go to the dentist for their tooth whitening treatment and rather purchase potentially unsafe home kits over the internet or visit illegal beauticians and kiosks instead.

As the tooth whitening industry is fast becoming one of the major growth industries in cosmetic and dental procedures the charity wants to alert the public to the potentially life changing health risks unscrupulous traders are exposing them to.

National Mouth Cancer Month at our Private Dentist in Liverpool

It is National Mouth Cancer month and here at our Private Dentist in Liverpool we take this matter very seriously.  As part of our routine checkups we screen for mouth cancer so we can pick up any changes early.  If you have any concerns about changes in your mouth, please contact our Private Dentist and we will be happy to arrange an appointment.  You can also book your appointments online here.

What is Mouth cancer?

Don't let Halloween be too frightening for your teeth

What holiday causes concern to your Liverpool Dental practice? Halloween. Although it's a time for shrieks, costumes and lots of candy, this haunted holiday can wreak havoc on your kids' (and your) teeth. But it doesn't have to. Avoid an unnecessary trip to your Liverpool Dentist by following some easy guidelines and potentially avoiding damage to your teeth.

Choose your Halloween treats wisely.  Some treats are worse than others with respect to the health of your teeth. If you and your family are trick or treating this Halloween inspect the loot on your return home.  Remove sweets and toffees that can become lodged in your teeth making them difficult to remove and therefore potentially causing tooth decay more easily.

Dental Veneers at our Cosmetic Dentist in Liverpool

Dental veneers are used to improve the appearance of a tooth. If a tooth is discoloured, a veneer can be used to improve the colour.

A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth's surface.

Veneers can also be used to improve the shape of chipped or broken teeth as well as to improve the position of a tooth that is slightly out of position – i.e. to close any gaps. They are generally made from a thin layer of porcelain, and fit over the front surface of a tooth. The advantages of veneers are that they restore discoloured, chipped or out of line teeth to their true glory, giving you a healthy and natural smile.

Happy staff at our Liverpool Dentist

Dentistry divided – NHS dentists substantially more unhappy than private.

The results from the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey have painted a stark picture of a deep gulf between the happiness levels of NHS dentists compared to private dentists. The former overwhelmingly said they were unhappy in response to every question asked about their working life.

In contrast, the vast majority of those working in private practice said they were happy. And, whilst these results may not be that surprising to anyone who has caught even a glimpse of the headlines about the NHS (both specifically in relation to dentistry and also the wider healthcare system) over recent months, they are still shocking.

Enjoy safe oral health care at our Liverpool Dentist

Former dentist 'treated 1,500 patients while unregistered'

Eleni Kalamara pleaded guilty to five charges of carrying out dentistry illegally following an investigation and prosecution by regulators the General Dental Council.

The General Dental Council believes Kalamara treated 1,502 patients – including 392 children – in total between April 2015 and January 2016 whilst unregistered and without insurance.

A former dentist who treated patients, including children, illegally has been fined.

Eleni Kalamara pleaded guilty to five charges of carrying out dentistry illegally following an investigation and prosecution by regulators the General Dental Council.

UK’s top ‘sweet-tooth’ cities revealed

With the Great British Bake Off back on our television screens, one leading charity has investigated where in the United Kingdom is most likely to reach for a roulade and which places are saying no to a gateau.

The Oral Health Foundation polled thousands of Brits to discover which city's residents give in to their ‘sweet-tooth' the most and reveal the nation's cake eating habits.

Belfast topped the list, with more than four in five (83%) residents consuming portions of cake and biscuits every day. Norwich and Liverpool came next, with nearly three in four (74%) treating themselves daily.1 This may explain why Belfast and Liverpool have some of the highest levels of tooth decay in Britain. 

Leave tooth whitening to the professionals

Tooth Whitening can be dangerous and should therefore always be carried out by a dental professional.  It is illegal to provide tooth whitening treatments unless you are qualified to do so.  If you are considering safe and effective tooth whitening, our Private Dentist in Liverpool can offer you a very safe and effective tooth whitening treatment.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements further or to make an appointment.

A man was fined £5000 for falsely claiming to be a dentist and for offering illegal tooth whitening to members of the public.

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