Dental News2023-12-07T15:48:25+00:00

Dental News

Understanding Oral Cancer: How Dentistry Plays a Vital Role in Detection and Prevention

Oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that affects thousands of individuals every year. As a dentist in Bayswater, West London, it's crucial to raise awareness about oral cancer and the essential role that dentistry plays in its detection and prevention. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer refers to cancers that develop in the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, gums, palate, and throat. It can affect anyone, although certain risk factors, such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, sun exposure (for lip cancer), and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, can increase the likelihood of developing the disease. [...]

The Power of Mouthwash: Enhancing Oral Health in Bayswater, W2

Welcome to our dental blog from the heart of Bayswater, W2, West London. Today, we're diving into a topic that's on the minds of many of our patients: the effectiveness of mouthwashes. With many options on the market, it's important to understand how mouthwash can be a valuable ally in your oral health regimen. What is Mouthwash? Mouthwash, also known as oral rinse, is a liquid product used to rinse your teeth, gums, and mouth. It's usually an antiseptic solution intended to reduce the microbial load in the oral cavity. However, there are various types for different needs, including [...]

The Hidden Risks: E-Cigarettes and Your Dental Health

Welcome to our latest blog post from our dental practice in Bayswater, W2, West London. Today, we're delving into a topic that's becoming increasingly relevant in our modern world: the effects of e-cigarettes on dental health. While e-cigarettes are often touted as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, it's important to understand how they impact our oral health.Understanding E-cigarettesE-cigarettes, also known as vape pens or e-cigs, have gained popularity as a supposed 'healthier' alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. However, their impact on oral health is a subject of growing concern and research in the dental community.E-cigarettes vs Traditional Cigarettes: The [...]

Fresh Breath and the Battle of Biomes: Oral vs. Gut Microbiome

As a leading dental practice in Bayswater, W2, West London, we understand the importance of fresh breath for social confidence and as an indicator of your oral and gut health. Let's explore the intriguing relationship between your oral microbiome and gut microbiome and discover how they impact your breath.

Why is dentistry so expensive?

Dentistry, particularly in London, incurs high expenses due to factors such as steep commercial rents, advanced technical equipment, dental materials, and the need for qualified staff. These costs accumulate significantly, even before a patient enters the practice door. Dentists also bear the burden of rigorous training and strict regulatory compliance, adding to their challenges.

To Crown or Not to Crown: Dental Crowns vs. Dental Fillings

Dentists often face a Hamletian dilemma when restoring damaged teeth: to crown or not to crown? While dental crowns and fillings offer viable solutions, choosing between them can be challenging for patients unfamiliar with their differences. This article will delve into dental restorations, exploring the benefits, use cases, and considerations for dental crowns and dental fillings. Understanding Dental Crowns: What is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a cap-like restoration that encases the entire visible portion of a tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are typically used when a tooth is heavily damaged, weakened, or aesthetically [...]

Cultivating Pearly Whites: A Guide to Promoting Oral Hygiene Habits in Children

Oral hygiene is a crucial component of overall health, with its roots deeply intertwined with early childhood habits. For parents, fostering good oral hygiene practices from a young age not only aids in preventing dental issues but also in establishing a foundation for healthy adult teeth. Here's your practical guide on instilling commendable dental habits in your little ones, underlining the importance of early dental care. 🦷 Start Early: Begin dental care even before the first tooth emerges. Gently wipe your baby's gums with a soft, clean cloth after feeding to remove bacteria. Once the first tooth appears, shift [...]

Understanding Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

When dealing with missing teeth, dental implants have emerged as a game-changing solution, offering a blend of aesthetics and function. Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular, particularly in bustling areas like West London, where a confident smile can be an asset. But what makes them stand out in the vast array of dental prosthetics? 1. What are Dental Implants? A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root part of a missing tooth. It is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line, allowing your dentist to mount a replacement tooth onto it. Think of it [...]

Managing Dental Anxiety: Overcoming Fear of Dentists

Dental anxiety is a common issue that affects countless adults across West London and beyond. The fear of dental visits can prevent individuals from seeking essential oral care, leading to deteriorating dental health.

Invisible Orthodontics: Straightening Your Teeth with Clear Aligners

In dentistry, innovations continually pave the way for improved patient experiences and treatment options. One such innovation that has revolutionised orthodontic treatment is clear aligners, with Invisalign being the most prominent brand. These transparent, custom-made trays have taken the dental world by storm, offering a discreet and convenient way to straighten teeth.

Garden Square Dental Newsletter Xmas 2021

From the data being released, it appears that the new Covid variant Omicron is rapidly spreading within our communities. We would encourage all of our patients to have the booster vaccination and continue to wear masks when visiting the practice or any other enclosed indoor spaces.

Garden Square Dental Winter Approaches Newsletter

We are excited to announce that GSD can now offer ‘Invisalign’ the market leader in clear aligners for orthodontics. With our recent acquisition of the world-renowned iTero 3D digital scanner, Dr Sofi Baig, our resident teeth straightening expert, along with her team, will be able to provide a state of the art 3D scanning presentation.

Tooth Wear, Whitening and Bonding Case Studies

Whether we like it or not, our teeth can show premature signs of ageing before we do.  Either by the colour of our teeth and tooth wear both on the outside surface and the edges of our teeth.

Garden Square Dental are The Smile People

Here at Garden Square Dental we like to be known as The Smile People. We want to help you attain the bright healthy, attractive smile you have always dreamt of. We specialize in all forms of cosmetic dentistry for Londoners. One of the most popular services we offer is our teeth whitening treatment.

Scared of visiting the dentist?

Some people will avoid visiting their dentist for check-ups or other necessary dental work. This is because of previous bad experiences, or the fear that they may feel pain during dental treatment. If you are a nervous patient or are scared of visiting the dentist, Fear not, we can help you.

Dental Hygienist in West London

A clean and healthy mouth reduces the need for fillings, and reduces the chances of contracting gum disease, (gingivitis) and the need for potentially expensive restorative dentistry. Regular visits to our hygienist in W2 will give you fresher breath and a gleaming smile. Recent research has shown that gingivitis is directly linked to heart disease, and is yet another reason why seeing our hygienist regularly will benefit your overall health.

Shine Bright On Your Wedding Day With Cosmetic Dentistry

Garden Square Dental can help you shine bright on your wedding day with cosmetic dentistry. Valentine's Day has departed, but we can still smell the red roses and remember those champagne bubbles! Were you proposed to on Valentine's Day or busy planning your wedding or civil partnership this year? We understand the stress of planning your perfect day. It is one of the most important and memorable occasions of your life and a day when you want to be looking your very best. We at Garden Square Dental wish to ensure that your smile is bright, confident and ready to [...]

Top 5 reasons to consider cosmetic composite bonding

At Garden Square Dental we take composite bonding very seriously. Why? Because it’s a minimally invasive technique that preserves the remaining tooth structure and reduces the need for drilling. Broken or chipped teeth Discoloured or stained teeth Gaps between teeth Superficial decay Sensitive teeth Broken or chipped teeth When a tooth becomes broken or chipped as a result of trauma, such as an accidental fall, biting on an olive stone, or teeth grinding, composite bonding is an excellent way of restoring the shape and form of the tooth. The dentist would assess the missing portion of the tooth, [...]

Garden Square Dental 10th anniversary

Garden Square Dental 10th anniversary One event that went under the radar due to lockdown, was the 10th anniversary of us taking over the practice on April 1st 2010. Time flies when you’re running a business and raising a family! As with all things in life we have had our ups and downs but we are grateful to our clients for entrusting us with their oral health care. We are passionate about teeth and gums! If you have been happy with the service you have received recently or over the years, please do leave us a review on [...]

Reopening Update

Garden Square Dental Practice Reopening Update Following the gentle re-opening of our practice on the 8th June, we are pleased to announce that we are now ready to see patients who require a wider scope of dental procedures. This would include, those patients who require fillings to be replaced, root canal treatments to be completed or crowns to be prepared and fitted. Consultations with the implant specialist (prosthodontist) and the gum specialist (periodontist) are also open for bookings, but overall availability to see the dentists or hygienists may be limited. Patients that suffer from chronic gum problems such as [...]

Reopening Policy

We would like to thank all of our patients for bearing with us during the period of temporary practice closure and for your understanding and cooperation whilst we implement new measures at the practice. We will, of course, be providing dental care to all of our patients in the safest possible environment. We greatly appreciate your assistance with any new or modified procedures at the practice.

Fast & Discreet Teeth Straightening in London

Our leading cosmetic dentistry and Teeth Straightening specialist Dr. Sofi Baig has put together a list of the main teeth straightening systems used in our practice. With substantial experience in this field, Dr Sofi is able to give you a general overview of the pro's and cons of each system.

Orthodontic case study – Nina

Orthodontic case study - Nina For this month’s blog, I would like to introduce you to Nina! 28-year-old Nina came to see me for a complimentary orthodontic consultation, last year. She wanted to know if I could do something to improve her smile, on the proviso the treatment was fast because she was getting married in just under four months! Although both the upper and lower arch showed some misalignment, Nina’s most significant issue was the appearance of her upper front teeth. Because Nina’s gum overall gum health was good, we reviewed all the braces options. [...]

War of Attrition

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is an ever-increasing problem in our society today and is worryingly becoming prevalent in younger demographics.