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  1. National Smile Month 2018! - May 29, 2018 by crooklog

    It’s May, and that means its National Smile Month 2018!

    So what does that even mean?

    It means that this is the month where many organisations try to spread messages for a healthier and happier mouth, and it is a long running campaign based on promoting good oral health.

    So what are the top tips for a healthier smile?

    1. Brush twice a day, morning and night with a fluoride containing toothpaste. Fluoride a great ingredient in toothpastes to make the teeth more resistant to everyday insults
    2. Cut down on the sugary foods and drinks. The number of times we expose the teeth to these in a day, the more likely we are to damage our teeth, so let’s cut down!
    3. Visit your dentist as often as they recommend this maybe every 3 months, 6 months or even 2 years – depending on what is necessary.

    We at Crook Log believe that every month should be smile month, let’s start a life full of smile months starting with May 2018. If you have any questions/concerns or to book a consultation feel free to contact the practice on the details in our “Contact Us” section.

    Have a great month and enjoy the sun with a healthier smile.

    Crook Log Dental

  2. Creation of a practice representative of our vision of dentistry. - March 15, 2018 by crooklog

    “True compassion does not sit on the laps of renovation; it dives with an approach to reconstruction” – I Ayivor

    This notion resonated with our vision at Crook Log Dental when considering creating a practice fit for the future. We became co-owners of the practice in 2009 and since then have been making improvements, initially within the surgical rooms and then the decor. We believe the practice in every aspect should represent the ethos of the group clinicians visions, that of provision of excellent dentistry centred around a relaxing patient experience, tailored to the needs and expectations of the clientele we attract.

    It quickly became apparent to us that our practice appearance was not really representing the type of dentistry we were doing. In effect, it was giving out mixed messages. On one hand we were aiming to give the ultimate dental experience; on the other hand, the décor and layout were tired and dated. We discussed this with our designers (Paradigm Design Solutions) and they worked with us to put a coherent plan in place that would clearly position the practice and give it a strong‭ ‬ and‭ ‬ memorable brand identity.

    The process began with a clear vision, which we communicated to the design team involving a large scale reconstruction. The CGI’s attached show what the initial consultation yielded and then almost a year after the reconstruction of the receptions area photographs show a clear realisation of the original vision. The reconstructive work saw the surgery be finalists in the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards 2017.

    For us the two essential aspects leading to a successful transformation were:

    1. A clear vision of our goal when providing dentistry.
    2. Clear communication with a great design team

    With these two salient ingredients, the vision became a reality, as can be seen below.

    More updates and pictures and posts will be shared on the Instagram and Facebook pages for CrookLog Dental, if you have any comments or feedback feel free to email in/drop a message.

    We would like to thank Gavin and the whole Paradigm Designs Solutions team for realising our vision.

    Ultimately, we invested in the practice for the benefit of our patients and our team. It is so rewarding to get positive feedback from our regular patients who have witnessed the positive changes over the years. We hope you like it!

    Dr Khan & Dr Younis


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  3. National Children’s Dental Health Month - February 13, 2018 by crooklog

    So it’s February, and this month is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

    So what does that mean?

    The ADA (American Dental Association) sponsors this event in order to ensure that the right information is given to patients and children to highlight the importance and impact of good oral health.

    Here at Crook Log Dental Practice, Bexleyheath we would like to do our bit in giving 5 tips for caring the little ones.

    1) It’s important to brush twice daily for two and a half minutes. To form create a habit, try supervising this at the same times daily until it becomes routine for the child.

    2) Correct brushing technique: Multiple videos can be found on YouTube/websites, just search “Modified Bass Technique.” A soft/medium bristle brush, angled 45 degrees towards the gum, brushing in small circles for 3-5 seconds per tooth surface should provide a good clean

    3) Did you know that the most important active ingredient in toothpaste is the fluoride? Mouthwashes after brushing wash away the toothpaste and reduce its benefits. Refrain your child from rinsing the mouth after brushing and adopt the “spit don’t rinse” habit early on. Mouthwashes can be used between meals!

    4) Unfortunately, fruits & smoothies are full of sugar so it’s best to try to avoid smoothies and just eat the fruit, and when your child eats their fruit it is best served with a main meal. It’s the frequency of sugar consumption that contributes to decay, so this is a good way to reduce that frequency.

    5) Trips and falls. This is a common problem, if the child falls over and a tooth falls out, to give it its best chance of being put back in, hold the tooth from the crown (white part of the tooth) and not the root, then place it in milk and come to the dentist ASAP and call them on the way so they can plan to see the child urgently as time is of the essence, to be exact, the likelihood of success drops considerably after 60 minutes. For more information on this, you can visit the IADT for more in-depth tips (this is a website for dentists but has great tips on how to handle the incident immediately)

     

  4. 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 https://www.crooklogdentalpractice.co.uk/fees/0-interest-free-finance/ or call us on 0208 303 3838

  5. 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 https://www.crooklogdentalpractice.co.uk/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening/ or call us on 0208 303 3838

     

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

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

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  9. 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,

    http://www.jamieoliver.com/sugar-rush/#C3L0jMWr8uTraG1w.97

    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.

    19.6k likes

    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?

  10. Is it healthy for your kids? Read more about sugar intake in foods and drinks. - August 19, 2015 by Crook Log

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