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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety or Dentophobia can make visiting the Dentist a really daunting prospect. At The Kensington Dentist we want to make sure that everyone’s dental experience is as stress free as possible, so that everyone can access the care they need. In saying that, we know that overcoming dental anxiety is no small feat. We completely empathise that the prospect can seem overwhelming, particularly in light of recent Covid events . However, we want to reassure you that we are a safe, welcoming and understanding practice.   Why am I Scared of the Dentist? There are many different reasons that people may be scared of the dentist. Many people suffer from a range of… MORE >

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The Principles of Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dentistry is the easiest way to protect your mouth against tooth decay, gum disease and other, more serious issues, such as mouth cancer. There are an array of different dental treatments available for these issues. However, prevention will always be quicker, easier and cheaper than a cure. Looking after your teeth and maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle will help to keep your oral hygiene in check.   What are the Basic Principles of Preventative Dentistry? The two core principles of preventative dental care should co-exist simultaneously for the best results. The first principle is establishing an oral hygiene routine at home. This means regularly cleaning your teeth and maintaining a healthy lifestyle…. MORE >

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Teeth Whitening

When we ask patients what they would like to improve about their smile, the most common answer is “whiter and brighter teeth”. It is no surprise that tooth whitening is the most common cosmetic procedure patients have at the dentist. Its great popularity and application outside dental clinics has caused controversy over the past few years that has resulted in big changes in the treatments being offered today. In October 2012 the EU Council published a directive that sets out who can use tooth whitening materials and at which strength. This led to a substantial decrease in the strength of the gels being used and thus had an effect on the longevity… MORE >