Fix Your Front Teeth Quickly And Discreetly In The city of London

July 22nd, 2014

CFast is a rapid, aesthetically pleasing solution to common orthodontic problems, such as crooked, twisted and crowded teeth. These braces are not your average fixed braces and they provide a comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional train-tracks.

The ins and outs of CFast

CFast is a very discreet and delicate fixed brace treatment, which is designed to produce results very quickly. These braces are light and fine and they work quickly to straighten the teeth and correct alignment issues. CFast braces are made from small, clear brackets and discreet tooth-coloured wires and the process is very simple. Once the races are in place, they use very gentle force to move the teeth gradually, eventually creating the perfect, straight smile.

CFast treatment can be beneficial for patients with minor, moderate or complex needs.

What are the benefits of CFast?

CFast treatment is quick, the braces are less visible than other fixed braces and the treatment is versatile, offering benefits for patients with all kinds of orthodontic prescriptions. The average treatment time is just six months and more minor cases may be completed even quicker.

CFast also represents a cost-effective solution, as it is less expensive than many other systems, due to its speed and simplicity.

How can I find out more about CFast?

If you would like to find out more about CFast or check if you are a suitable candidate for this system, we recommend calling the clinic and arranging a consultation. During the consultation, our dentists can have a look at your teeth and analyse your bite to see which kind of treatment would suit you best. They can also answer your questions, ease any worries you may have and provide detailed information about the different treatment options and types.


The Advanced Way Of Wearing Fixed Braces In The Heart Of London

July 19th, 2014

If you’re looking for an example of advanced orthodontic treatment, look no further than Damon Braces, an incredibly impressive fixed brace system, which is available right here at Harley Street Dental Studio.

About Damon Braces

Damon Braces are fixed braces, which are suitable for patients with all kinds of orthodontic issues, including those with the most complex needs. These braces use advanced technology to accelerate tooth movement without compromising on design or comfort and they present an excellent modern alternative to traditional fixed braces.

Damon Braces have a sliding bracket mechanism and self-ligating wires, which reduce treatment and enhance comfort. They are a viable option for patients who need intensive treatment and they work faster than traditional fixed braces.

How long does treatment with Damon Braces take?

The exact treatment time will vary depending on how much movement is needed and every patient is different. Typically, this treatment works around 4-6 months faster than conventional fixed orthodontics. Once your Harley Street Dental Studio dentist has examined your teeth, they will be able to discuss treatment times with you and give you an idea of how long you will wear your braces for.

Are Damon Braces invisible?

Damon Braces do not promise invisibility like some removable aligner systems, but the brackets and wires are very discreet. These braces are made from very small, fine brackets and tooth-coloured wires for a much more discreet look than you get with traditional metal fixed braces.

Are Damon Braces the best solution for me?

Damon Braces provide a host of benefits for patients with moderate and complex orthodontic problems and they offer an alternative to traditional fixed braces. If you need a significant amount of tooth movement and you have been advised t consider fixed braces, rather than removable appliances and you are looking for speed, comfort and excellent aesthetics, Damon Braces could be the ideal match for you. Call and arrange a consultation and we will be able to discuss the treatment with you in more detail and assess your suitability.


Race for Life

July 18th, 2014

EIWe’re pleased to support a number of charities both locally and worldwide, and it’s fantastic when our team gets involved too. In the first of many upcoming events, we’d like to say congratulations to our Treatment Coordinator, Emily, who ran 5k last weekend for Cancer Research, Race for Life. Emily managed to complete the run in 39 minutes and continues to train for her next run in September, London’s Run or Dye, for which she’s convinced most of the team to sign up too! Well done Emily!

Find out more about the other charities we support here.

Children’s Dental Health

July 18th, 2014


Recent reports have highlighted the effects both soft drinks and fruit juices have on a child’s oral health, with growing numbers being referred to hospitals in need of extractions caused by decay. According to the NHS, tooth decay is the main reason why children aged 5 to 9 are treated in hospital.

Here at Harley Street Dental Studio, we believe in the importance of teaching children the benefits of comprehensive oral health care from a young age, covering the reasons why it’s so important to brush your teeth, to helping children learn how to clean their teeth properly. That’s why we now have a children’s dentist who can take the time to educate our younger patients, making sure their first experience to the dentist is a positive one. Find out more about Dr Mahshid Mirheli here.

Stop Dentures Slipping And Sliding For Good In Central London

July 17th, 2014

If you’ve had dentures that have slipped and slid around in the past, you’ll be all too familiar with sore spots, irritated gums and the feeling of anxiousness when you start chewing a juicy steak in a restaurant. With our dental implants, you don’t ever have to face these problems again and you can enjoy confidence when eating, comfort and a beautiful smile.

Everything you need to know about dental implants

Dental implants are a long-term option for patients who have missing teeth and they are suitable for those with full sets of missing teeth, as well as patients who have a lost a single tooth as a result of an accident, injury or decay.

Implants are designed to act as a substitute for the tooth root and they are able to anchor a new restoration in the same way as a strong natural tooth. Implants are compatible with different types of restoration, including bridges, crowns and dentures, and this is why they can replace any number of lost teeth.

Implants are made from titanium and they blend in with the natural teeth without causing any harm to the neighbouring teeth, the gums or the bone structures, which support the teeth. When supported by implants, dentures are held firmly and securely in place and there is absolutely no risk of the denture slipping; the denture is also easy to maintain and the bite power is increased by implants, which enables you to chew more effectively.

Implant treatment

Implant treatment involves two separate stages. During the first stage, the implants are sited and this involves drilling a small hole in the jaw bone. Once the holes are in place, the implants are secured and then the gum flap is closed and left to heal. As titanium is a biocompatible material, this means that the implant is able to integrate into the bone; this process is called osseointegration and it takes around 3-6 months.

The second stage of treatment involves the fitting of the new restoration and this takes place once osseointegration is complete.



Products That Can Help Sensitive Teeth In The City Of London

July 15th, 2014

If you’ve winced when biting into an apple or felt a sudden shock of pain when you eat an ice cream or sip a hot chocolate, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem, but you don’t have to suffer, as there are some treatments that can help.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Sensitivity occurs when the nerves are exposed; the nerve tissue is found in the dentin section of the tooth, which lies underneath the hard enamel outer surface. When the enamel is damaged or it becomes thin or worn, the dentin is exposed and this causes you to feel pain. The enamel can be damaged by injury or trauma and it may also become thin and weak as a result of acid erosion, which is usually linked to your diet. Acidic foods weaken the enamel, but eating sugary foods can also contribute to enamel wear, as bacteria feed on sugar and this causes them to release plaque acids, which erode the enamel.

Brushing too hard can also increase the risk of enamel wear.

What can be done for sensitive teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth, it’s advisable to use sensitive toothpaste. These types of toothpaste are specially designed to relieve pain associated with sensitivity instantly and also to reduce the risk of sensitivity in the future.

If you suffer from tooth pain on a regular basis or there is one tooth that is particularly painful when you eat something hot or cold or bite down, this may be indicative of tooth decay and it’s a good idea to book an appointment with your dentist. If you have a cavity, it will get bigger, you’ll experience more pain and there is a risk that the infection could spread to other parts of the tooth, so it’s best to get treatment as early as possible. The most common treatment for a cavity is a filling.

You can also use simple steps, such as using a straw to drink cold drinks and cutting up apples, rather than biting into them, to help reduce pain.

Can Veneers Provide A Natural Look In Central London?

July 12th, 2014

If you’re an avid reader of gossip magazines, you love reality television or you read the newspapers on a daily basis, you will probably be familiar with celebrities showcasing flawless sets of bright white teeth. Porcelain veneers have become incredibly popular and they are renowned for creating extremely glamorous smiles; however, it is possible to create a much more natural look and we use the latest veneer treatments to achieve this outcome for those who prefer a more subtle smile.

The ins and outs of veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells, which are stuck onto the natural tooth surface to create a flawless smile. Veneers are light and they are placed on top of the teeth in a similar way to false nails on natural nails. Once in place, the veneers look like lustrous, bright natural teeth.

Veneers are a popular treatment for people who want to transform the look of their smile and they provide a solution for patients with worn, discoloured and chipped teeth.

With most treatments, it is necessary to prepare the teeth before the veneers are placed; this involves taking away a very fine layer of the tooth surface to make space for the veneers and ensure that they are a comfortable fit. Veneers are custom-made for each individual patient and they are created based on exact impressions of your teeth.

Our veneer treatments

We are proud to offer some of the world’s leading veneer systems, including MACveneers, Da Vinci veneers and Lumineers by Cerinate. MACveneers offer amazing aesthetics, with several different hues used to colour them and they are twice as strong as most other porcelain veneers, while Da Vinci veneers are famed for creating Hollywood-style smiles and they are often seen on television makeover shows. Lumineers are made from patented pressed ceramic materials and they have a beautiful, iridescent finish.


Why Do I Get Ulcers In The Heart Of London?

July 10th, 2014

Many people get mouth ulcers from time to time. Although they can be painful and annoying, they are not usually anything to worry about and they often heal without the need for treatment. However, if you have recurrent ulcers or an ulcer, which is taking a long time to heal, it is advisable to see your dentist or GP.

What are ulcers?

Ulcers are small, oval-shaped painful sores, which tend to develop on the inside of the cheeks. They can be red, white, grey or yellow in colour and they are usually sore for a couple of days, especially if you catch them with your toothbrush or touch them when you are eating by mistake.

Mouth ulcers can be sore, but they do not usually cause long-term problems and most heal independently within a week. You can buy over the counter treatments for mouth ulcers and they help to ease pain.

What causes mouth ulcers?

In most cases, ulcers develop when you accidentally bite your mouth or cut the inside of your mouth. It is not really known what causes recurrent mouth ulcers, but some people get them when they are tired and run-down; other possible triggers for repeat ulcers include stress and anxiety, eating certain types of food and hormonal changes in the body.

What should I do if I have a mouth ulcer?

If you have an ulcer, leave it alone and try to do your best to avoid touching it when you chew your food and brush your teeth. If the ulcer is painful, try using over the counter gel to ease discomfort.

If your ulcer hasn’t healed within 1-2 weeks, you should see your GP or your dentist. Slow-healing ulcers can be a symptom of mouth cancer and although it is very unlikely that this will be the case, it’s always best to get checked out.

Five Ways To Engage Your Child To Look After Their Teeth In The City of London

July 8th, 2014

Most parents will have dealt with a stroppy child who refuses to brush their teeth at least once, but teeth cleaning is really important for children and there are some ways of trying to make it a little more appealing to your kids. Here are 5 ways to get children interested in looking after their teeth and gums:

  1. Set a good example: children learn from their parents, so try to set a good example and encourage your child to brush along with you.
  2. Make it fun: try inventing games and challenge your child to brush their teeth and see how shiny they can make their teeth. Reward good behaviour and start teeth cleaning from an early age, so that it becomes part of your child’s daily routine.
  3. Talk to your child about the benefits of brushing their teeth: it’s likely that your child will take much more an interest in brushing if they are aware of why it is important and how it could benefit them. Teach your child about the importance of removing bits of food and nasty bacteria from the mouth and encourage them to find out more about oral health by reading them books and researching children’s educational websites online.
  4. Put some music on! It may sound a bit random to suggest putting music on while you brush, but most songs are between 2 and 4 minutes long and this is a perfect way for children to get used to cleaning their teeth for the recommended time.
  5. Buy children’s products: children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste are designed to be appealing to children with tasty flavours, bright colours and packaging, which is attractive and eye-catching. Children’s toothpaste also has a lower quantity of fluoride. Many products are decorated with characters from TV shows and films and you can make up games and use the characters as a good example of how to look after your teeth.

Why Sportsmen Need To Think About Their Teeth In Central London

July 5th, 2014

If you play contact sport or a game, which involves fast-flying objects or hard surfaces, we recommend wearing a mouth guard. Mouth guards help to reduce the risk of dental injuries, including broken, chipped and dislodged teeth.

We are delighted to offer the Pure Power Mouth Guard, one of the most advanced pieces of sports dental equipment on the market.

Everything you need to know about the Pure Power Mouth Guard

The Pure Power Mouth Guard is a gum shield, which offers so much more than your average mouth guard. This guard is specially designed to adapt the position of the jaw to increase comfort and reduce tension and strain in the facial muscles.

The PPM is custom-made using precise measurements and it is designed to automatically adjust the jaw to its optimum position when you put it in your mouth.

We recommend using mouth guards to protect the teeth and save them from damage caused by landing on a hard surface, coming into contact with another person or a hard object or falling. Dental injuries can be very nasty and there is a risk of losing a tooth or a number of teeth in many sports.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits of using the PPM. Firstly, tension in the muscles is reduced and this facilitates more effective contraction and prevents pain. Without having to worry about pain, you can focus all your energy and concentration on the game. The mouth guard also protects against common dental injuries and it helps to optimise your performance by correcting posture and increasing the range of movement around the jaw.

We highly recommend the Pure Power Mouth Guard for anyone who plays a sport that carries a risk of dental injury, whether you are an amateur who plays once a week or an elite performer who trains every day. We advise anyone who participates in rugby league, rugby union, hockey, ice hockey, boxing, lacrosse and martial arts to consider investing in the PPM. Call us today for more details!