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  1. 0% Interest Free Finance - February 22, 2016 by Crook Log

    Did you know we offer 0% Interest Free Finance for anything over £500?

    Here at Crook Log Dental Practice, we understand that it’s not always easy to spend money on your teeth especially when it’s for unplanned treatment.

    Whether its cosmetic work or general dentistry, we want you to be happy with your treatment!

    Many patients want cosmetic treatment but simply can’t afford to pay it, this is one of the reasons we offer affordable finance plans through Braemar Finance.

    We offer 3 different repayment terms of finance depending on the amount you need to borrow.

    Balance Financed / Term (Months)

    £500 – £999 / 6months

    £1000 – £2499 / 10months

    £2500 – £25000 / 12months

    You can find out more about the options we offer on our website http://www.crooklogdentalpractice.co.uk/fees/0-interest-free-finance/ or call us on 0208 303 3838

  2. Crook Log Dental Practice Q&A’s on Teeth Whitening - January 29, 2016 by Crook Log

    Teeth Whitening

    Questions & Answers

    Facts & Statistics from the BBC News September 2015.

    As dental professionals we are continuously being asked questions about teeth whitening:

    Is it safe? Why can I get it done elsewhere a lot cheaper? Is it legal to get it done by a non dental professional?

    The British Dental Association (BDA) says whitening is perfectly safe if, carried out by a registered dental professional. The BDA warns anyone else won’t have the right training or knowledge and could cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums.

    Under the Dentists Act 1984, it is illegal for anyone other than dentists or dental health professionals such as hygienists to carry out teeth whitening.

    For example, if the mouth-guard containing the bleaching gel does not fit properly some of it may leak and cause painful chemical burns. In extreme cases, people have been sick after swallowing the bleaching product. The BDA says beauticians aren’t properly trained to take a medical history to make sure someone is suitable for teeth whitening.

    Is that actually illegal?

    The GDC said: “The Dentists Act makes it illegal for anyone who is not a dentist to give ‘treatment, advice or attendance’ that would usually be given by a dentist. Handing an individual a tooth-whitening tray and advising them on application, amongst other things, could constitute the giving of ‘advice or attendance’ and would be illegal.

    So why are home kits allowed? Are they safe?

    While only dental professionals can provide a teeth-whitening service, it is perfectly legal for anyone to treat themselves with an over-the-counter kit, provided it contains less than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. A dentist though can legally use 6% hydrogen peroxide and some home kits do not contain enough whitening product to be effective.

    Here at Crook Log we offer 2 types of whitening which are safe for all our patients – In surgery and Home Whitening.

    1st step – Have a dental examination with your dentist within the last 6 months to make sure your teeth and gums are fit and healthy.

    2nd step – Discuss Whitening with your dentist and decide which whitening procedure suits you best.

    3rd step – Complete your whitening treatment.

    4th Step – Now you’re ready to show off your pearly whites!

    For more information please check out our page http://www.crooklogdentalpractice.co.uk/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening/ or call us on 0208 303 3838

     

  3. 6 Month Smile Before and After - January 22, 2016 by Crook Log

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    Braces are becoming more and more common; in fact some would say it is fashionable to have braces. But some ask, is it worth it? Am I too old to have braces? It’s a long procedure; can’t I just have veneers done? using cialis viagra together

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    There are many options but the most non evasive and natural way is braces followed by teeth whitening.

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  4. Mouth Cancer… How aware of it are you? - November 17, 2015 by Crook Log

    Mouth Cancer Action Month

    1st November 2015 to 30th November 2015

    Did you know that a dentist could save your life in just 2 minutes?

    Here at Crook Log Dental Practice in Bexleyheath, all dentists do a complete soft tissue exam and cancer screening at each check up.

    Mouth Cancer kills one person every 3 hours in the UK because of late detection.

    What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

    • An ulcer or a white or red patch anywhere in your mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks.
    • A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks.
    • Difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue.

    There are many other symptoms to look out for, and all can be found on the website below.

    www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

    If you suspect anything at all please call us on 0208 303 3838 and ask to see your dentist. Remember examinations are not just to check your teeth, make sure you have regular check ups.

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  5. We are now opening a late night clinic solely for Facial Aesthetics! - October 26, 2015 by Crook Log

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  6. Tax on sugary drinks… we support Jamie Oliver’s petition. Do you? - September 8, 2015 by Crook Log

    We’re supporting Jamie Oliver… are you?

    2 weeks ago we shared our thoughts on Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush programme,

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    As he continues to spread the news worldwide and starts a petition on

    ‘Introducing a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children’s health’ which has had over 120k signatures already!

    As dental professionals we are showing our support by signing and sharing this.

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106651

    4 days ago on his public instagram account with over 3million followers, he uploaded 4 photos and his motivating captions under every photo that we thought we would share with you – he highlights dental decay, the cause and statistics.

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    aj15xLast night my documentary Sugar Rush aired in the UK… The petition we launched is growing but we need more to get the government to listen. Pulling out kids teeth cost the NHS around £30 million a year!! 26,000 primary school aged kids were admitted to hospital last year because of tooth decay caused by SUGAR!! This is why we need to make this change. It’s hard hitting but its reality…. If you haven’t already hit the link in my profile to sign the petition to take action…! Jamie #SugarRush #NHS #petition #DavidCameron

     

     

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    aj13xGuys this is the reality in the UK of what I’m talking about! This is real and happening and it’s all because of too much sugar. A sugar tax isn’t the only solution but it’s a catalyst for change. We have to start somewhere and I really believe a tax on sugary drinks is the right thing if you agree please sign the petition link in my profile. Signing off for the night now thanks for the love and support JO xx #sugarrush

     

     

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    aj14xGuys if you are in the UK my documentary #SugarRush will be on Channel 4 at 9pm TONIGHT! My team and I started looking into sugar consumption and what we found led me to film this documentary that shows just how devastating the effects of consuming too much sugar can be. I have witnessed enough to give me a solid determination that we have to TAKE ACTION… and I need your help!! Get watching and sign the petition to take action and share too #jamieoliver #SugarRush.

     

     

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    aj12#So we are just short of reaching 100,000 signatures on the government petition for a Sugary drinks Tax.. Let me explain some basic principles as you guys are talking about all  sorts of stuff.. So first of all of course a proper robust obesity strategy is the only thing that will shift the dial on the health of our kids and the NHS but my view is that the sugary drinks tax is helpful for a few reasons; A 20% tax is just 7p on a regular size can of sugary drink that will lower consumption that raise around £1 billion that we would ring fence just for preventative strategies and education in the NHS and primary schools. Lots of people have asked me why just these drinks?? Why not all sugar? we could tax all sugar may be down the road we could, but these drinks are the SINGLE LARGEST source of Sugar in our kids diets right now so its an achievable target . This believe it or not guys is a tax for Good!! We can ring fence money to protect where it is spent. I work for you not any government this is why i do these challenging projects- it’s for all kids futures. I’m working alongside the worlds best experts and on my website you will find a 5 point sugar manifesto which I’ve given to the government. It covers many issues you guys are also talking about including advertising etc… Help me get to 100k signatures – link in my bio and then the government will have to listen. Big love JOXX

     

    After reading this, will you sign his petition too?

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  8. Crook Log Dental Practice answer your questions on Veneers - July 21, 2015 by Crook Log

    What are veneers?

    A veneer is a thin layer made from porcelain or composite, it sits over the tooth and masks the tooth’s appearance – almost like a false nail lose weight quickly.

    Veneers are used to improve the shape and colour of teeth. In some cases when braces are not an option having veneers can also give teeth a straighter appearance.

    Veneers can be made at a larger size, different shape and shade to your natural teeth, so if you wanted that ‘Hollywood smile’ white bright and perfectly straight – Veneers may be the option.

    As veneers are only a thin layer, the preparation work is very minimal and in enamel sometimes no preparation of the tooth is needed.

    A consultation / dental examination is needed before any cosmetic work is done, your dentist will be able to talk you through the options of veneers as well as other possible options e.g. braces and teeth whitening.

    If you decide to go for veneers we always recommend a ‘diagnostic wax-up’ for our patients. This involves us taking a mould of your teeth and sending them to a laboratory. We explain what look you would like to achieve and they will make a model out of wax that will be able to show the final result.

    There are 2 types of Veneers;

    Porcelain veneers

    Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory. This involves coming in for 2 appointments, the first one would be for Veneer prepare where the dentist will prep your tooth (if needed) and take a mould of your teeth to send to the laboratory. It normally takes 2 weeks for your veneers to be made and sent back to us to fit. During these 2 weeks you will be left with temporary veneers which the dentist will make look like the veneers you will be fitted with. We call this the ‘Trial-Smile’, this helps our patients to get used to the ‘new’ shape and style of their teeth.

    Composite veneers

    Composite veneers are made in surgery free hand by your dentist. The dentist will follow the wax up guide and build up a thin layer of composite material directly on to your tooth and mask over it. You will see the final result at the end of this appointment.

    Composite veneers are the less expensive option; however they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers and will need regular polishing as they can pick up slight staining.

    How long will it take?

    1st appointment: A dental check up / consultation.

    2nd appointment: impressions to make the moulds for the diagnostic wax up.

    3rd appointment (10 days after): to view and discuss your wax up.

    4th appointment: veneer preparations

    5th appointment: review ‘trial smile’

    6th appointment (approx 2 weeks after): veneer fit

    7th appointment (7-10 days after): review

    So on average it takes just under 2 months to get your new smile.

    It is as important to us as to our patients to get treatment right so occasionally there might be some extra appointments and it may take longer but your dentist will tell you this and always keep you updated.

    How long do veneers last?

    Porcelain veneers last on average about 10-15 years and composite veneers 5-7 years with good maintenance.

    Can porcelain veneers de-bond?

    Although unlikely, anything added on to your natural teeth always has a risk of coming off. If this happens, make sure you hold on to the veneer and we can easily re-cement it on for you.

    Can I whiten veneers?

    Unfortunately veneers cannot be whitened. We will always recommend whitening prior to having any cosmetic work done, as we will match the veneers to the current shade of your teeth.

    Do you have any pictures to show an example?

    Yes, on our website we have pictures of both types of veneers and different cases that we have treated; the link to this can be found below.

    http://www.crooklogdentalpractice.co.uk/cosmetic-dentistry/veneers/

  9. Brow Lift Using Botox - June 11, 2015 by Crook Log

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  10. Dermal Fillers - May 7, 2015 by Crook Log

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    Ever thought about enhancing your lips with dermal fillers?

    Dermal fillers contour and shape our lips. Recently I have had RESTYLANE Dermal fillers injected into my lips to make them fuller. I liked the shape of my lips however they were very flat and kind of tucked under. Dr Khan advised me on how to enhance them to a reasonable size to. Pre op pictures were taken before so he knew exactly where to inject and what areas were more necessary for the filler. I opted for just the upper lip as my lower lip was big enough and didn’t want to create a ‘trout pout’.

    Topical anaesthetic cream was applied to my lip and dental block injection. I couldn’t feel a thing which from my perspective was great as well as Dr Khan as he could work calmly without me flinching or moving. We used half a syringe of Restylane in my top lip, for now this was enough. The outcome was great, a small amount of swelling was noticeable however nothing drastic! After 2 days I started to get used to the size of my lips as it can affect your speech or eating as it’s a different feeling to what you are used to. Dr Khan took pictures 2 weeks later and this is when we decided a top up would be necessary, there was definitely a difference however I did want more. We used the rest of the Syringe of Restylane and again were pain free! I am very happy with my lips now as they are symmetrical at a perfect size to suit my face. I would definitely go ahead with Dermal Fillers again once the treatment has worn off depending on each person the Filler can last between 9-12 months.