The Many Benefits Of Enlighten Whitening Treatment In London

July 31st, 2014

Enlighten is not known as the world’s best whitening system for nothing; this amazing treatment promises to revamp your smile and give your pearly whites a gorgeous white sheen in just 2 weeks.

What is Enlighten?

Enlighten is widely recognised as the world’s leading professional whitening treatment and this is because it produces amazing results and offers a simple and safe treatment process. This treatment is unlike others in that it combines aspects of home whitening and clinic treatment to create the best outcome. This is currently the only treatment, which promises to deliver the lightest tooth shade, known as B1.

For the first 14 days, treatment takes place at home and involves simply wearing a custom-made tray, which contains Enlighten bleaching agent. We recommend wearing the tray at night. The trays are made to fit, so you should find them very comfortable and they shouldn’t interfere with a peaceful night’s sleep.

On the 15th day, the second stage of treatment takes place. We invite you to bob into the clinic for a power whitening session, which takes around one hour. During this hour, we will apply whitening agent directly to your teeth and then activate it using a light beam. We ask you to pop on a pair of protective goggles and then urge you to relax while the treatment works its magic. This session is not painful at all and after treatment, you will be able to go straight back home or return to whatever the rest of your day holds in store.

Is tooth whitening safe?

You may have read articles in the newspapers or seen snippets on the television news about dangers associated with whitening treatment. At Harley Street Dental Studio we use approved, tried and tested treatments and our dentists have a wealth of experience and expertise in whitening treatment to guarantee safe and effective treatment.




Dental Veneers Can Transform A Smile In Central London

July 31st, 2014

It sounds dramatic to say that a dental treatment can change your life, but a smile makeover really can achieve this. If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, this can have a really damaging impact on your confidence and significant effects on many areas of life, from your goals and ambitions at work, to your relationships with others. Changing the way your smile looks can have amazing effects on self-esteem and confidence and it really can make a difference to the way you live your life.

One of our most impressive cosmetic dental treatments, which can be used as part of a smile makeover, or as an independent treatment, is veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers are extremely light and delicate shells, which are made from ceramic materials; they are designed to look like glossy, healthy natural teeth and they are placed over the top of the teeth to produce a flawless new smile. Porcelain veneers are the most popular type of veneer because they look stunning and they last a long time.

Veneers are an effective treatment for patients who have chipped or worn teeth, patients who struggle with discolouration, those with small gaps between the teeth and patients who simply want to transform their teeth into a more glamorous and radiant smile.

Our veneer treatments

We offer an array of different veneer systems to suit our patient’s varying needs. Our treatments include Da Vinci veneers, Cerinate Lumineers and MACveneers.

All of our veneer systems have featured on television makeover shows and all have a reputation for achieving stunning aesthetics.

Lumineers by Cerinate are made from patented pressed ceramics and they last up to twice as long as most other veneers, while MACveneers are coloured using an array of hues, which creates a beautiful, natural look. MACveneers are also twice as strong as most other porcelain veneers. Da Vinci veneers were made famous by shows such as Extreme Makeover in the USA; they are renowned for creating Hollywood-style smiles.



Reasons For Lip Swelling And Tingling In The Mouth In The Heart Of London

July 29th, 2014

Have you ever eaten something or used a certain product and felt your lips become swollen or experienced a tingling sensation? If so, this may be a sign of an allergy.

What is an allergy?

An allergy occurs when the body reacts to a particular substance in an adverse manner. The symptoms you experience when you are allergic to something are caused by the reaction of the immune system; this system is the body’s defence mechanism and when you have an allergy, the system mistakes the trigger from something harmful and this brings about a reaction. During the reaction, certain chemicals, including histamine, are released and this causes you to suffer symptoms. The most common symptoms include itchiness and irritation of the eyes, nose and skin, skin rashes, a tingling sensation and swelling; in severe cases, when a person has a very serious reaction to something, they may develop breathing problems.

The most common examples of allergies include dust and animal fur allergies, allergies to grass and pollen, which is known as hay fever and food allergies.

Allergies and the mouth

It is fairly common for people to experience mild allergic symptoms when they eat certain foods. Some people have very severe food allergies, in which case, they must avoid these foods and foods that contain traces of them completely, while others only have minor allergies. The most common foods to cause tingling and swelling in the lips are fruits and some types of vegetable. Tomatoes can often cause the lips to tingle and this may also be the case when you eat tomato-based foods, such as sauces and soups.

In cases where allergic symptoms are mild, there is usually no need to seek treatment; however, if your allergy has an impact on day to day life or you have more severe symptoms, it is a good idea to seek medical attention.



Swap Unsightly Amalgam Fillings For White Natural Looking Fillings In London

July 26th, 2014

Our dentists often see patients who would like to swap existing mercury amalgam fillings for white fillings. We recommend white fillings for a number of reasons and are happy to replace old metal filings with natural looking composite fillings.

About white fillings

White fillings are made from dental composite combined with resins. Composite is available in different shades and we choose the closest match to your tooth shade for the most discreet aesthetic.

When you have a filling, the composite is moulded to fit the cavity; this is possible because composite can change state and it goes from being soft and putty-like to strong and durable with the help of a curing light.

White fillings are not just advantageous because they are impossible to detect when you smile; they are also made from safe and environmentally friendly materials.

What happens when you have a filling?

The filling procedure is simple, painless and quick. Before treatment begins, your tooth will be numbed and your dentist will start by cleaning the cavity. The decayed tissue will be removed and the cavity completely cleared. Bonding agent is applied to the tooth tissue and this helps to composite to stick. Your dentist will then place the composite inside the cavity and shape it to make sure that it fills the cavity. Once your dentist is happy with the shape of the filling, they will shine a light onto the composite to set it; this makes it hard. Once the composite is firm, your dentist will make any final adjustments and trim the filling for a perfect fit.

If you would like to find out about replacing amalgam fillings with white fillings, call us and book a consultation now!


Charlotte Graduates!

July 25th, 2014


We’d like to wish a huge congratulations to our hygienist, Charlotte Manahan, whose graduation ceremony took place recently. Charlotte joined Harley Street Dental Studio in February this year and has quickly become a firm favourite with our patients who love her friendly personality and attention to detail. Charlotte graduated from Bart’s and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry. She achieved the highest exam results in her therapy examinations, and won The Oral B Award for her outstanding clinical work. Well done! You can find out more about the rest of our team here.

Why Choose Dental Crown Treatment In The Heart Of London

July 24th, 2014

At Harley Street Dental Studio, we use beautiful porcelain dental crowns to restore the teeth and improve the aesthetic of broken, damaged and decayed teeth. Our crowns are built to last and each one is custom-made for the individual using the best quality materials and the latest techniques.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a type of restoration, which are used to strengthen a tooth when it has been weakened or damaged as a result of an injury or accident, infection or decay. Crowns are also called caps because they sit on top of the tooth.

We recommend porcelain crowns in many cases because they provide beautiful aesthetics and match the shade and finish of the natural teeth. It is also possible to make crowns from metals and metals fused to ceramics.

Dental crowns as part of a smile makeover

A smile makeover is a collection of dental treatments, usually cosmetic, which are used to create a new smile and transform unsightly teeth into a beautiful set of pearly whites.

If you have teeth that are crumbling, broken or severely damaged, we may recommend including crown treatment as part of your smile makeover. New crowns will help to make your teeth stronger and improve the function of your teeth, as well as making them look much more attractive.

Crown treatment

Before your new crown can be fitted, it is important to prepare the tooth and remove any decayed tissue. The preparation stage helps to prevent further damage and infection and ensures that the tooth is ready to receive the new crown. Once the tooth has been prepared, an impression is created and this is sent to highly skilled dental technicians. Once the new crown is ready, we will fit it and then secure it onto your tooth using dental adhesive.

Dental crowns usually last around 10 years.



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.