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  1. Covid-19 Update - March 20, 2020 by crooklog

    Dear Patient,

    Everyone is concerned about the developing situation with covid-19.

    We would like to reassure you that, as always, we are here for you and shall continue to act to ensure the health and the safety of our patients and team. We remain dedicated to the prevention of cross infection and transmission of infections.

    As dental professionals we are well versed in high levels of cross infection control, and the dental surgery is a very clean environment. There is hand sanitiser on the reception desk and we ask each patient when they come in to sanitise their hands. All our treatment rooms are wiped down and sanitised between each patient as standard procedure.

    As matters develop we will need to respond to changing advice, possibly on a daily basis. We will do our best to continue to provide care to those who need it. As part of this, we would ask any patient who has cold or flu like symptoms to cancel their appointment, follow government advice, and not attend till those symptoms are gone. You can get further advice on symptoms from the NHS website here.

    Based on current guidance, in order to minimise risk, we are providing a skeleton service moving forward. We will be able to provide essential treatments and emergency treatments only. All non-essential treatment will be postponed for approximately 8-12 weeks. Patients with treatment deemed by the dentists as ‘essential’ may still be carried out, and you will be contacted directly in this case. We are asking all our patients over the age of 70 or who are medically compromised to postpone their visit to the practice.

    If you are self-isolating, or would just prefer to stay at home, and have dental concerns, we will be glad to arrange to have a discussion with you on the phone or via email. This won’t be able to deal with everything but we hope we may be able to provide reassurance in many situations.

    We are also able to offer advice through our E-Consultation page on our website home page ( On here you can send us pictures of your mouth and we will get back to you as to whether you need to come in or not.

    You will continue to get email reminders for your dental examination and hygiene visits. Please note, this is automated. We are currently booking in these appointments but in 8-12 weeks time so please give us a call or email us.

    Your oral health matters, and now more than ever please ensure you are brushing your teeth twice daily, and cleaning in between your teeth. Keeping your mouth healthy is an important part of keeping the rest of you healthy.

    The latest government guidance on Coronavirus can be found here :

    With Best Wishes

    The Crook Log Dental Practice Team

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  2. Toyin Aiyegbusi - September 12, 2019 by crooklog

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    MFDS RCS Glas

    GDC 252516

    Toyin graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014, with the aim of developing her clinical skills to a high standard from the onset of her career. This has led her to complete a number of competitive training and development posts in different dental hospitals and practices in the UK. She has experience treating complex cases within various dental specialties including: Restorative, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Care Dentistry.

    Toyin achieved Membership with the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow in 2016. She has also published articles in renowned dental journals and co-authored hospital dental guidelines.

    Toyin joined Crook Log Dental Practice in 2019 as a full-time dentist. She is confident providing all aspects of General Dentistry and is a qualified Invisalign GO provider. Her true strength lies in her passion for delivering exceptional patient care. Her gentle manner and friendly approach ensures even the most anxious of patients feel confident about their experience at Crook Log.

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  3. Interdental cleaning and why it is important! - July 24, 2019 by crooklog

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    At Crook log in Bexleyheath, we recommend that patients see our hygienists regularly. This is because it is a preventative measure against gum disease!

    Everyone has gaps between their teeth, even if your teeth are perfectly aligned. These little gaps allow harmful bacteria to grow. If this bacteria is not manually removed by floss or an interdental brush then it calcifies and becomes hard, meaning you unable to remove it yourself and has to be removed by either a dentist or hygienist.

    The primary cause of periodontal disease is plaque. The longer the plaque is left there, the more harmful it is. If it isn’t removed by a toothbrush or a tepe brush, the bacteria starts to release biochemicals that irritate the gums. blog 1

    Interdental brushes (tepe brushes) come in all different sizes. Because we all have different sized gaps. Interdental brushes are hugely beneficial to everyone, including people who do and do not have gum disease.

    Many people don’t know, but plaque and calculus can also give off bad breath.

    The irritation of the gums will eventually cause the breakdown of tissues and bone loss. Bone loss causes looseness of the teeth which will lead too extractions. .If you are unsure on how to use floss or a tepe – or are not sure what size tepe you will need, come in and see our hygienist or dentist!

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  4. Facial Aesthetics - July 3, 2019 by crooklog

    At Crook Log Dental Practice and Dartford Road Dental Centre we have been providing facial aesthetics for over 8 years.  Our clinicians are based in Bexleyheath and Dartford.

    As the number of people wanting facial aesthetics is increasing every year we have decided to further our range of skills by now offering a wider range of treatment such as, scar filler, chin and jaw augmentation, non surgical rhinoplasty, and many more.

    Ranging from Botulinum Toxin to reduce wrinkles and unwanted lines to fillers to enhance facial features such as lips.

    By increasing our range of treatment, it allows more options of treatment routes which helps our patients reach their end goal.

    We pride ourselves in delivering the best treatment and making nervous patients feel at ease about the treatment they are having. At Crook Log and Dartford Road we strive to provide the very highest of quality and ensure that all techniques are kept up to date with regular training.

    By using social media platforms such as instagram and facebook we provide visual results of treatments which have been completed here by clinicians such as Dr Khan and Dr Culverwell.

    “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!”

    “painless procedure – very happy with my results. Will definitely be returning for more!”

    Head over to our facial aesthetics area on our website to see some amazing results and reviews!

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  5. Oral Health and Pregnancy - June 17, 2019 by crooklog

    We have had some great news at Crook Log Dental Practice.

    oral health preghOur lovely practice manager Nusa at Bexleyheath, is expecting her second child! We wish Nusa and her family our warmest congratulations!

    Pregnancy is a very exciting time, but between all the pregnancy appointments you might find that your dental health care, is pushed to the side.

    More common when there’s a ‘bun in the oven’

    All that progesterone and oestrogen swimming around your body can cause gums to soften and bleed, leaving you more prone to gum disease, sensitivity and other tooth problems.

    Pregnancy causes an increase in blood flow by 30-50%, giving women those healthy rosy cheeks, but on the down side the increased blood flow to your gums can cause gum problems.

    • Book for a dental check-up appointment:Your dentist at Bexleyheath, can monitor the overall health of your mouth and give any necessary treatment or advice.
    • Brushing twice a day for two minutes: It is more important than ever to brush and floss your teeth effectively during your pregnancy. Brush regularly and thoroughly after meals or sugary snacks, at least twice a day.
    • Smoking – If you are a smoker it is advised to stop, as smoking harms your unborn baby and can also make gum disease worse.
    • Pregnancy sickness: If you suffer from morning sickness, we recommend that you do not brush your teeth immediately after vomiting! The acid from your vomit can soften the enamel of your teeth and by brushing can cause further damage. Instead, it is best to rinse your mouth with water to prevent further erosion.
    • Diet: Try to replace sugary snacks with healthier ones, such as carrots, oat cakes, and celery. Cheese and yogurt in particular are good snacks because a growing foetus needs a lot of calcium.

    Please contact us at Crook Log Dental Practice for your dental check-up on 0208 303 3838 or book online

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  6. FATHERS DAY AND MEN’S HEALTH MONTH - June 6, 2019 by crooklog

    Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month are both in June this year, where we give extra time to help the Dad we know and love to remember to care for themselves, as much as they care for their loved ones.

    What is Men’s Health Month?

    Men’s Health Month, is celebrated across the country to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.

    Our team at Crook Log Dental Practice,

    hope to make your search easier this year!

    So, the common question…what can I get Dad for Father’s Day?

    How about the gift of good health? – By encouraging fathers in your life, to get an annual wellness check-up at their local health centre and regular dental examinations at Crook Log Dental Practice.

    1. Talk to your dad about his oral health
    2. Schedule a dental check-up together at Crook Log – Dad will more likely go, if he has someone to go with!
    3. You want him around for the long haul and good health includes a healthy mouth! So, encourage your dad to take care of himself.
    4. As well as a dental examination, an oral cancer screening is carried out. This will allow any issues to be detected early and addressed before they progress.

    Finally, schedule tooth whitening treatment for him at Crook Log Dental Practice, in time for Father’s Day!

    Why tooth whitening?

    Ageing affects us all differently. One of the ways age can change a person’s appearance is with dull, discoloured teeth. Even if your dad doesn’t smoke, or drink coffee and red wine, his teeth can still give away his age, by how they’ve discoloured slowly over time.

    Tooth whitening treatment can make his smile look young and healthy.

    1. He’ll look years younger!
    2. He’ll get an oral examination – to ensure his mouth is healthy, before his tooth whitening treatment begins

    You’ll never be able to repay your dad for everything he’s done for you, but you can give him a brighter and healthier looking smile.

    Please contact our Crook Log Dental Practice at DA6 on 01322 223927 for more information.


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  7. Crook Log Dental Practice would like to introduce you to our Invisalign -iTero Digital Scanner! - May 30, 2019 by crooklog

    Comfortable – fast  – accurate

    What is the iTero scanner?

    The iTero scanner is used at the beginning of your Invisalign treatment, to capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and bite. Here at Bexleyheath, your dentist will use this cutting edge technology for individualised orthodontics – such as Invisalign clear brace. This model is then used to plan your step by step Invisalign journey.

    This will all take place in the comfort of the dental chair! Exciting right? That’s not all….we can then show you how your teeth could look, using the outcome simulator on the iTero scanner.

    An exciting way to start a treatment
    You can see your new smile before you even get it!

    Potentially fewer appointments at Crook Log Dental Practice…..

    Why? I hear you ask!

    We can make sure that all the necessary areas inside your mouth are scanned during your first visit. As iTero scan is taken digitally, the impressions are sent electronically and instantly to Invisalign. This digital route speeds up the process of your Invisalign treatment, when compared to the traditional impressions. iTero Digital scanning also offers more reliability and precision than traditional dental impression methods, resulting in Invisalign Aligners that will fit your teeth better.

    Traditional impression methods using dental putty takes time and occasionally the impressions can be at risk of being damaged in transportation – which as a result delays your treatment process.

    If Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment you would like to start, then look no further and give us a call today at Crook Log Dental Practice in Bexleyheath on 0208 303 3838.


    Don’t forget to take advantage of our free home whitening,
    with adult Orthodontic (Invisalign) treatment!

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  8. NATIONAL SMILE MONTH 2019 - May 14, 2019 by crooklog

    national smile month13th May – 13th June 2019

    “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

    It’s May already! May is great because not only does it have TWO bank holidays – But it also has a month dedicated to making us smile.

    National Smile Month started back in 1977, aimed to raise awareness of the importance of good Oral Hygiene and how it can improve your overall wellbeing. This event was such a success that it grew over the years to become National Smile Week, and subsequently National Smile Month in 2006!

    This year Crook Log Dental Practice, are supporting National Smile Months three key central messages.

    1. Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste

    Brush for 2 minutes twice a day –  once you have finished brushing your teeth do not rinse your mouth with water, as this washes away all the goodness of fluoride – instead just spit the toothpaste out and let the fluoride in the toothpaste do its magic!

    We must also remember the importance of interdental cleaning, such as dental floss. A study found that flossing loosens bacteria and food debris from between the teeth, which allows brushing to be much more effective at removing plaque – A major contributor to the formation of gum disease.

    1. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.

    Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour. This is because the sugar will react with the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating on your teeth) and produce the harmful acids. So it is important to keep sugary foods and beverages only to mealtimes, this will limit the amount of time your mouth is at risk.

    It is advised to consume high in sugar beverages and food in moderation or even better to replace these with healthier alternatives.

    1. Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

    Visiting your dentist at least every 6 months reduces the chance of developing oral disease. Our dentists and hygienists at Crook Log Dental Practice, will be able to recommend and provide you with important advice on brushing your teeth, spot any signs of tooth decay and look for signs of oral cancer. So, if it’s been a while since your last dental check-up, make May the month to visit us.

    Our dentists and hygienists at Bexleyhealth, have a wealth of experience behind them in looking after your smile. Your smile journey can begin today, by taking advantage of our Invisalign offer.


    Learn more about invisalign here

    We are a highly qualified experienced team, offering all aspects of General and Cosmetic Dentistry to both adults and children. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please visit Crook Log Dental Practice or call 0208 303 3838 for further information.

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  9. Oral Health Talk - May 2, 2019 by crooklog

    Recently our team member from Crook Log Dental Practice visited a local nursery in Bexleyheath to speak with the nursery and reception children about their dental health. She had a great time talking to children about good tooth brushing techniques using her Mr Smiley tooth model and huge toothbrush, as well as reinforcing healthy eating messages. The children all had a turn each brushing Mr Smileys teeth and enjoyed dressing up as a dentist whilst role playing. Each child received a dental goody bag containing colouring pictures, quizzes, toothbrush and a reward chart to encourage brushing twice a day.

    Q. When should I make my child’s first dental checkup?

    First dental checkup should be by child’s first birthday. Childs dentist will schedule additional dental visits accordingly.

    Q. When should I brush and floss my child’s teeth?

    Usually between the age of 2 to 4 years, when your child’s teeth are in contact with each other.

    Q. How to care for children’s teeth age 2-4 years?

    Children two and older should use fluoridated toothpaste to help prevent decay as their teeth continue to develop. Once children reach two years of age, it is important that children are supervised and encouraged to brush their own teeth. Parents/carers can promote healthy habits by limiting sugary drinks and snacks and offering healthier alternatives.

    Q. Basic rules of Oral Health for everyone?

    Brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups – Brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, once first thing in the morning and before you go to bed.


    Replace your toothbrush about every three to four months as dull and frayed bristles will not clean your teeth thoroughly. Brushing alone will not remove the plaque in between your teeth which as a result can harden into calculus therefore, it is important to use interdental cleaning aids such as floss once a day. Regular dental visits are vital to keep your teeth and gums healthy, together with regular hygiene appointments.

    Whether your dental check-up is overdue or you haven’t visited Crook Log Dental Practice before, simply get in touch to find out how we can help you and your family by calling

    020 8303 3838 or book an appointment online.

    If you would like our team to visit your school or club for an oral health talk, then please contact Crook Log Dental Practice

    on 020 8303 3838 or email –

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  10. TAKE EGGS-TRA SPECIAL CARE OF YOUR TEETH THIS EASTER! - April 15, 2019 by crooklog



    Not long left now, with Easter only a few days away and shops filling with attractive sugary treats! The Easter Bunny is out whilst adults and children prepare to dig their teeth into their delicious chocolate eggs.

    bunnyLet’s talk about how Easter celebration can affect our teeth!

    Your oral health routine is important to remember over the Easter period and keeping an eye on how much sugar is consumed, especially our children.

    Our team at Crook Log Dental Practice want to ensure that you take the right precautions during this time of year so that your oral health does not suffer and is at its best.

    Therefore, we thought we should jump in and offer some Dental tips:


    1. Water will help to neutralize the acids in your mouth
    2. Encourage your children to drink water by leaving a jug of water on the table during meal times.


    1. Limit consumption of sugary foods and beverages to mealtimes only.
    2. Eating between meals increases the time that your teeth are exposed to food. If the foods contain sugar or natural sugars you will be at a greater risk for tooth decay. The longer the sugar is on your teeth the greater the risk for decay.


    1. Sticky stubborn sweets tend to get stuck in between teeth!
    2. As the sugars remain in contact with the teeth, the sugars get to work and begin to break down the enamel. Hard boiled sweets can also put your teethat risk because, in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth.


    🐰BRUSHING YOUR TEETH – but not straight after your chocolate!

    1. Food and drinks high in sugar soften the enamel (white coating) of the tooth, so it is important that you wait at least 30 minutes before brushing and allowing your saliva to neutralise the harmful acids– as you don’t want to cause enamel erosion!
    2. Don’t forget to brush your teeth! You should aim to brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Also, remember to include your interdental cleaning aids.


    1. Sugar-free eggs and dark chocolate, are now widely available in stores!
    2. Snacks – a few examples, crackers, celery, cheese, milk, water, nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits!

    Remember Our teeth and gums play a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing, so it is important to have regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments.

    You can now book appointments online at


    Contact us on – 0208 303 3838



    We will be closed during 19th and 22nd April.

    In case of an emergency please call: 111

    Have a lovely Easter from all our team at Crook Log Dental Practice.

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