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What Is Green Dentistry?

What Is Green Dentistry?

In recent years, we’ve seen the globe vamp up its efforts in a last bid attempt to conserve precious resources, minimise the detrimental impact to our ecosystem and generally improve…
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How to Choose the Right Dentist

How to Choose the Right Dentist

Choosing a dentist that is local to you is obviously convenient, but it shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when choosing who your dentist is going to be. Visiting…
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How much should I expect to pay for a root canal?

How much should I expect to pay for a root canal?

In this blog we will be outlining all you need to know regarding how much you should expect to pay for a root canal, including whether to choose the NHS…
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What is a dental hygienist

What is a dental hygienist

A dental hygienist is one of the most valuable members of any dental team. Their primary role is to keep a patient’s teeth and gums healthy to help prevent gum…
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How much does a dental hygienist cost?

How much does a dental hygienist cost?

Visiting a dental hygienist plays a vital role in maintaining good oral health.  Your hygienist is a dental care professional dedicated to preventing oral disease such as gum disease and…
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What happens when Invisalign is finished?

What happens when Invisalign is finished?

Invisalign is a great system for straightening teeth. It uses a series of clear aligners to move teeth into a desired position. The greater the movements required, the longer the…
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What is sedation and how is it used in dentistry?

What is sedation and how is it used in dentistry?

Intravenous sedation is also known as ‘twilight sleep’ and is a type of anaesthesia that relaxes you by using a sedative medication, usually Propofol or Midazolam. It is administered into…
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How much is a full set of veneers?

How much is a full set of veneers?

Veneers are handmade pieces of porcelain that are bonded on to the front part of your teeth, to improve the appearance of your smile. They are beautifully crafted to ensure…
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Why Do I Need A Temporary Dental Crown?

Why Do I Need A Temporary Dental Crown?

A dental crown is basically a helmet or hat that sits over a tooth to cover the whole surface. It is used to improve the cosmetics of teeth, protect them…
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Ways to Avoid Plaque Formation

Ways to Avoid Plaque Formation

Poor dental hygiene leads to the formation of plaque. Plaque is essentially a thin slimy layer of bacteria that sticks on your teeth and it causes decay and gum disease….
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Understanding Teen Dental Health

Understanding Teen Dental Health

When your children turn into teenagers their life changes dramatically. They are more independent, they will probably fail to listen to all their parents demands, and they will make choices…
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What Is The Difference Between NHS And Private Dentistry?

What Is The Difference Between NHS And Private Dentistry?

I have worked in the NHS for many years and know first-hand the many deficiencies of the system. After becoming frustrated by the quality of work that I was doing,…
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Our 7 Steps to Your Dream Smile

Our 7 Steps to Your Dream Smile

When it comes to creating the most beautiful, bespoke smile, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes here at Sensational Smiles. Here are the steps…
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Can Bad Teeth Be Genetic?

Can Bad Teeth Be Genetic?

Genetics plays a massive role in who we are and how we are built but does this apply to our teeth? Are we all doomed because our parents had bad…
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6 Things Your Dental Hygienist Wants You to Do Differently

6 Things Your Dental Hygienist Wants You to Do Differently

Your dentist and dental hygienist want you to enjoy optimal oral health, so here are six things they recommend you could probably improve on: Drink more water In addition to…
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Benefit From Our Shortest Braces Treatment – 6 Month Smiles

Benefit From Our Shortest Braces Treatment – 6 Month Smiles

If you have thought about getting your teeth straightened but you are worried about the length of treatment time, this blog is perfect for you. We have a solution! What…
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Ensure your child enjoys their trip to the dentist

Ensure your child enjoys their trip to the dentist

When it is time to take your children to the dentist, it is sometimes a hit or miss experience. Children can be fearful of having their teeth checked for many…
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How to find a dentist for nervous patients

How to find a dentist for nervous patients

At Sensational Smiles, we are experienced in helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a common…
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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening is fast becoming one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures because it is fast, predictable, and relatively inexpensive.  However, our patients often ask us “is tooth whitening…
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How long does Invisalign take?

How long does Invisalign take?

Invisalign is a very popular treatment option for straightening your teeth.  It works by using a series of clear aligners that gently move your teeth one by one.  At the…
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What is Invisalign?

What is Invisalign?

Thanks to its growing brand awareness amongst patients aged 25-45, Invisalign is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatment options. Nowadays, most people have heard of the name…
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How to choose the right electric toothbrush for you

How to choose the right electric toothbrush for you

At Sensational Smiles, we recommend electric toothbrushes to all our patients. This instrument has been clinically proven to increase plaque removal which leads to healthier teeth and gums, and that…
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Dental crowns – your questions answered

Dental crowns – your questions answered

Dental crowns are a very common tooth restoration option that we provide at Sensational Smiles.  Below, Dr. Suril Amin answers the most common questions we get asked about dental crowns,…
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Six ways to promote healthy dental habits in children

Six ways to promote healthy dental habits in children

I hear a lot of comments from my adult patients expressing a wish that they looked after their teeth better when they were younger, and a lot of them say…
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Adult braces explained

Adult braces explained

A beautiful smile with straight teeth can boost your confidence and have benefits beyond just looking great. With new technology there are so many new options where you can get…
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How to treat Gingivitis

How to treat Gingivitis

Gingivitis is one of the most common human diseases known and according to studies it affects between 50-90% of the population in the UK/USA. We are sure you agree, that…
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Top tips for nervous dental patients

Top tips for nervous dental patients

Many patients are nervous and anxious about visiting the dentist.  It is common for patients of all ages to have dental anxieties, but a visit to the dentist does not…
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Dental Veneers | Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Veneers | Frequently Asked Questions

Dental veneers are a popular option for improving your smile without time-consuming orthodontics or other treatments. This article is written for anyone who is thinking about getting dental veneers to…
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Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening

Everyone loves a pearly white smile, but everyday foods and beverages and other factors can cause discoloration in your teeth. This article explains what causes staining on your teeth and…
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Teeth whitening – your questions answered

Teeth whitening – your questions answered

How light will my teeth get if I have them whitened? This really depends on what you have to start with. Most people come to see our dental clinic with…
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Replacing old dental crowns

Replacing old dental crowns

There are many reasons for replacing old dental crowns. This article discusses some of the main reasons patients often choose to do so: Poor cosmetics. Shrinking gums. Chipped porcelain. Utilise…
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How to treat gum disease | The modern method

How to treat gum disease | The modern method

Gum disease is a very common issue that can have grave consequences for your oral and systemic health. That is why the team at Sensational Smiles in Sutton offers novel…
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How to treat gum disease at home

How to treat gum disease at home

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the world. It is the main reason why you may need dental implants in the future, a time-consuming and costly…
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Improve your facial features with dermal fillers

Improve your facial features with dermal fillers

Many patients are now asking us about facial aesthetic procedure like dermal fillers. After the age of 30, our skin naturally loses its youthful appearance over time with the reduction…
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Are silver fillings bad for you?

Are silver fillings bad for you?

Many people have asked me whether silver fillings are poisonous, and the answer is NO! Silver fillings have a small amount of mercury in them, which if consumed in large…
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Teeth whitening solution for a single dark tooth

Teeth whitening solution for a single dark tooth

Many years ago, I treated a patient who had been walking around with a single black tooth for most of his life. He was so conscious of smiling that he…
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January 2021 Lockdown Update

January 2021 Lockdown Update

Following the announcement regarding the upcoming January lockdown, we would like to reassure all our patients that we will remain open during this period following all the national guidance, with…
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November 2020 Lockdown Update

November 2020 Lockdown Update

Following the announcement regarding the upcoming November lockdown, we would like to reassure all our patients that we will remain open during this period following all the national guidance, with…
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Our Latest Update

Our Latest Update

Sensational Smiles have been seeing patients from the 8th June after telephone assessment and we will continue to expand our services in line with government guidance. Our priority has always been the safety of our patients and staff, and we have…
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Aftercare tips for a speedy recovery from dental surgery

Aftercare tips for a speedy recovery from dental surgery

Congratulations! The hard part is done. But now that your dental surgery is complete, aftercare tips for a speedy recovery are probably top of your mind. After all, you want…
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Signs of gum disease and treatment options

Signs of gum disease and treatment options

Gum disease is a very common issue that adults face. Dr. Suril Amin and the team of dental professionals at Sensational Smiles, have years of experience in diagnosing and providing patients…
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Tips For Handling Common Dental Emergencies Before Treatment

Tips For Handling Common Dental Emergencies Before Treatment

At Sensational Smiles we provide emergency dental care when you need it. If you are experiencing pain, or some other dental emergency, we’ll ensure that we get you the earliest…
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Different emergency dental situations and the treatments available

Different emergency dental situations and the treatments available

At Sensational Smiles, we are happy to serve patients who have a dental emergency, whether you are a current patient, or new to our office. If you are in pain…
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You can have a bright, stain-free smile with professional teeth whitening

You can have a bright, stain-free smile with professional teeth whitening

A brilliant white smile can really brighten your entire face, helping you to make positive first impressions. There are many factors that can make your teeth look less than bright….
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Emergency dental care services from an experienced dentist in Wallington

Emergency dental care services from an experienced dentist in Wallington

If you are experiencing a painful toothache or some other dental emergency, you need help fast. Whether it’s a lost filling, cracked teeth, or a tooth that’s fallen out, there…
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Looking for a discreet orthodontic alternative to braces?

Looking for a discreet orthodontic alternative to braces?

There are many patients who are interested in straightening his or her teeth but are not interested in traditional braces. While some assume, they must live with crooked teeth, others…
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The best dermal fillers

The best dermal fillers

Many patients who are interested in aesthetic treatments want to look more youthful. While we are primarily a dental practice, we have extended our cosmetic offerings to include dermal fillers….
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Purley South Croydon area dentist describes treatment for tooth wear

Purley South Croydon area dentist describes treatment for tooth wear

Tooth wear is a common concern for Purley south Croydon area patients. Dr. Suril Amin and the team at Sensational Smiles understated how this wear can have a negative effect…
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Dental hygiene treatments from a professional hygienist is essential to preventive dentistry

Dental hygiene treatments from a professional hygienist is essential to preventive dentistry

5 Reasons to visit the hygienist regularly: 1. Prevent/Treat gum disease Seeing the hygienist regularly, as part of a well thought out treatment plan, is the best way to treat…
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Are you grinding your teeth away? Tops signs to look for if you’re grinding your teeth

Are you grinding your teeth away? Tops signs to look for if you’re grinding your teeth

Teeth grinding is a common condition in which the act of grinding your teeth causes wear and associated oral problems. Most people tend not to notice that they are damaging…
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Are your fitness/health goals causing damage to your teeth? 5 ways athletes are ruining their teeth.

Are your fitness/health goals causing damage to your teeth? 5 ways athletes are ruining their teeth.

1. Grinding when lifting weights I see a lot of people at the gym clenching and grinding their teeth when they are training and they aren’t aware of the damage…
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Sutton dentist explains the Top 4 Symptoms of Gum disease (periodontal disease)

Sutton dentist explains the Top 4 Symptoms of Gum disease (periodontal disease)

Gum disease (periodontal disease) is one of the most common infections or diseases in Sutton and around the world. It affects millions of people in the UK. As it often…
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Children’s dental specialist provides top tips for brushing your baby’s teeth!

Children’s dental specialist provides top tips for brushing your baby’s teeth!

Our baby boy, Krish, has just turned one and has already got lots of his baby teeth through, and having experienced the challenges first hand I thought it would be…
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10 reasons children have a high decay rate and what we can do about it

10 reasons children have a high decay rate and what we can do about it

Over the last year, there has been much talk about the high tooth decay rate in children. Major newspapers have reported that it has increased dramatically compared to a decade…
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Everything you need to know about problems with wisdom teeth

Everything you need to know about problems with wisdom teeth

Why do wisdom teeth cause pain? Wisdom teeth do not always come out all the way (fully erupt), when there is not enough space in the mouth for them. They…
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Eight steps to follow after tooth extraction

Eight steps to follow after tooth extraction

1. Avoid fiddling with the area or rinsing on the day of the extraction. The first day is an important day for healing to occur, as its when the blood…
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Adult Braces (Orthodontics) – Frequently Asked Questions

Adult Braces (Orthodontics) – Frequently Asked Questions

Can you still get braces when you’re older? Yes, you can absolutely straighten your teeth even if you’re not a teenager. We see hundreds of patients a year, some even…
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Emergency Dental Service

Emergency Dental Service

At our dental practice – Sensational Smiles, we understand that when you get toothache, all you want to do is get out of pain, fast. That’s why we strive to…
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Top tips to prevent gum disease

Top tips to prevent gum disease

Gum disease is caused by bacteria that accumulate around where the tooth meets the gum. Your body will see the bacteria as invading bugs and will start to fight a…
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How to avoid stained teeth?

How to avoid stained teeth?

Many of our patients at our dental clinic in Carshalton Surrey ask us what they can do to whiten their teeth but not many people ask us how to prevent…
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How stress can affect your teeth

How stress can affect your teeth

I bet many of you didn’t know that stress can have a big impact on your oral health. Knowing how can affect you may help you avoid these problems. Gum…
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What is Tooth Whitening?

What is Tooth Whitening?

What is Tooth Whitening? Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It’s quick, easy and the results really can make a difference to your life. The procedure is…
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Do you suffer from bleeding gums?

Do you suffer from bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums to one of the leading signs of gum disease but if its caught early and treated in the right way it is largely preventable. (more…)
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Top Tips to avoid Tooth Decay

Top Tips to avoid Tooth Decay

Reduce the frequency of sugar consumption. Its more important to reduce the frequency of sugar consumption rather than the actual amount. Every time you have something sugary to eat or…
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Tricks to avoid my children getting tooth decay

Tricks to avoid my children getting tooth decay

Always, always brush at least twice a day. Instilling good habits in children is vital. They will then go on in life adopted a positive attitude to dental healthy well…
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