18 December 2018

How to get your teeth whitened safely and effectively

In 2013, for the safety of the general public, the High Court confirmed that only dental professionals may legally carry out tooth whitening, therefore reinforcing the GDC position that tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and can only safely and legally be offered by registered dental professionals in the case of GDC v Jamous [2013] EWHC 1428. This is regardless of the products used, as any form of prescribed whitening fall under the umbrella of dental treatment and not "merely cosmetic treatment".  Read more here.

You may have recently seen articles in the press regarding numerous prosecutions against unqualified individuals and companies carrying this out illegally and (being without the correct training and knowlege of dental professsionals) potentially dangerously.

There are many risks involved in the unqualified or inexperienced performing whitening such as major damage to the teeth, gums as well as other parts of the mouth, in addition to, allergic reactions, and severe burns.

The good news is that there is no need to take such risks. ' Tavistock House's 'professional tooth whitening service is tailored to your personal requirements and is always subject to a prior no-obligation assessment to ensure suitability. This assessment is carried out free of charge to our patients.

Philips Zoom!

Tavistock offers a full-service including Philips Zoom whitening and a customised home-whitening kit, or alternatively a home kit only.  Depending on individual tooth colours different treatments respond better to one or other type of whitening.

Special offer: Full tooth whitening service £495 including free Sonicare electric toothbrush

Why not treat yourself to a full service?  Book your appointment before 31st March 2019 and receive a Philips Sonicare EasyClean HX6511 worth £90!

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Further reading

More Zoom whitening pictures

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46427500

https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/increased-fines-prove-that-illegal-tooth-whitening-does-not-pay

20 November 2018

Top tips for family dental health

It is all too easy to neglect dental health, but as with most things in life – prevention is better than cure.  Teeth help us to consume food, chew, and aid in communication.  A healthy smile is a confident smile, so here Tavistock shares their top tips to avoid oral health problems:

  1. Brush twice daily to prevent decay, gum disease and bad breath. Preferably brush after breakfast and before bedtime, for a full 2 minutes, moving to a different quadrant of the mouth every 30 seconds.
  2. Use a good quality fluoride toothpaste and - if possible - an electric toothbrush.
  3. Change your toothbrush (or the head on your electric brush) every 3 months.
  4. Spit – don’t rinse. This allows the fluoride more time to be effective.
  5. Use floss or the correct sized interdental brush every day.
  6. Visit your dentist every six months and your hygienist every 3-6 months as advised.
  7. Avoid snacking on sugary foods, or try to restrict them to straight after mealtimes.
  8. Pass on good habits: teach your children good oral hygiene as soon as possible, supervise brushing until at least age seven, and get them in to see the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears.

Tavistock can help.  We can show you how best to brush your teeth and give you specific advice on what is best for your personal oral hygiene routine.  Request an appointment now.

10 October 2018

Full tooth whitening service including free Sonicare electric toothbrush just £495

Service includes:

  • In-house Zoom Whitespeed professional tooth whitening (2 hours including gum preparation) 
  • Take home Zoom Daywhite home whitening kit
  • Advice and demonstration on how to do home whitening and maintain results 
  • A Philips Sonicare EasyClean HX6511 worth £90
  • Run-through of a few “dos and don’ts”
  • A take-home whitening kit

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Offer valid until 31 March 2019

10 October 2018

Special offer! Philips Sonicare EasyClean normally £90, now just £35

Philips Sonicare EasyClean HX6511, £35

  • Clinically proven safe and gentle
    Safe to use on: braces, dental restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers) and periodontal pockets
  • Sonicare dynamic sonic action
    Gently and effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gum line
  • Two-minute timer
    Timer on helps ensure dental professional recommended brushing time
  • Angled brush head neck
    Makes it easier to reach back teeth, removing plaque in those hard-to-reach areas
  • Easy-start programme
    Gently increases power over first 14 uses to ease you into the experience
  • Quadpacer interval timer
    30 seconds interval timer indicates when you have completed each quadrant of your mouth and signals for you to move on, resulting in more consistent cleaning throughout your mouth
  • Removes up to 2x more plaque than a manual toothbrush
    Patented Sonic Technology removes up to 2x more plaque than a manual toothbrush

Contact us to order yours now

Offer valid until 31 Jan 2019

05 October 2018

Free NHS treatment for your children

We’d like to remind all our patients that their children are eligible for free treatment at Tavistock’s courtesy of the NHS.

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We are proud to have been awarded membership of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme since 2011 and we are constantly trying to improve the quality and range of services we can provide to our patients.

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To provide the highest quality dental care across the whole spectrum of dentistry.

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