Dec
21

What does Tier 4 mean to our patients

The majority of public services will continue to stay open and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include: the NHS and medical services like GPs and dentists  to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely , and it is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help.

We are here for our patients!

Our Christmas opening hours at Kings Cross Dental:

December 24th: 10 am to 1 pm

December 25th -28th Closed

December 29th: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

December 30th: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

December 31st: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

January 1st: Closed

January 2nd: Normal opening hours 9 am to 5:30 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you! Stay safe, stay well!

Oct
14

How does your oral health affect your mental health?

There is a close connection between the health of your body and the health of your mind.

Research has shown that those suffering from mental illnesses tend to avoid dental care so much that their oral hygiene is neglected. This can result in both gum disease and tooth decay.

Anxiety can lead to a fear on the dentist which may result in a phobia and less routine visits. Some patients with bipolar and similar disorders tend to use Over-vigorous brushing actions which result in them brushing away the enamel on the surface of the tooth. some specific medications reduce saliva which can also cause issues in the mouth.

There are 3 simple steps to take away:

  • Brush last thing at night and at one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Reduce the amount and how often they have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Jul
22

Coronavirus & Oral Hygiene

With the current pandemic a lot of information has come out regarding the link between oral hygiene the virus itself.

It is believed that it’s really important to ensure you are keeping on top of your oral health at this time (and other times!)  by adopting a proper morning and evening routine so as not to compromise your health. This means brushing at least twice daily, flossing and using a mouthwash.  if you are using a mouthwash twice daily you are increasing your chances of killing any droplets which may be sitting in your mouth.

The use of mouthwash along can not protect you from the virus however keeping on top of your oral hygiene is important.

Along with following the government guidelines make sure to keep on top of hand washing regularly and thoroughly and keep 2 meters apart.

Jun
12

Welcome back! Carnaby Dental Group of Practices open but not quite business as usual

We are back! With Covid-19 being slowly overcome (a big thank you to our wonderful NHS and all of our front line healthcare providers), we were happy to open our doors and return to face to face dentistry.

We want to let you know, that we are working through our back log and will be looking to return to a modified normal schedule from July.

In the meantime we are available for emergency’s only and are available for any guidance or advice as required.

Please be safe and we look forwards to hearing from you.

Dr. Baber Nisar and the team at Carnaby Group Of Dental Practices

May
25

Mouthwashes and their possible assistance in fighting Coronavirus?

Why is good oral hygeine important? Now as much as ever, we are looking at ways to face off the the newest threat to human life in the Covid-19 global pandemic. With dentistry practically shut down over the past 2 months. We are looking at and learning of ways to help fight back against a deadly and contagious disease.

See the linked article below that goes along with recent theoretical thinking that good oral hygiene and possible mouthwash use should be included in the personal hygiene protocols that help prevent #Covid_19 from spreading.#ProtectTheNHS #savelives Look for this incorporation into general dental practice as dentists look for ways to reduce the dangerous viral loads that have affected so many healthcare practitioners thus far.

#Carnabystreetdentalgroup #CARNABYSTREETDENTAL #CENTREPOINTDENTAL #KingsCrossDental #DrBaberNisar

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2393858-scientists-call-for-urgent-research-on-potential-for-mouthwash-to-reduce-sars-cov-2-transmission

Jan
06

The rise in Adult orthodontics

After reading a recent article i learnt a lot about orthodontic figures in adults. 75% of orthodontists have reported an increase in adult private patients. 

The survey also shows that the majority of patients are in the 26 to 55 age bracket and most likely to be women, but the number of men seeking treatment is also on the rise.

Its never too late to achieve the perfect smile.

Why not call us for a consultation on 02078370773

 

 

 

Nov
28

SAFE MERCURY AMALGAM REMOVAL TECHNIQUE (SMART)

SMART was developed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and stands for safe Mercury Amalgam Removal.

Below is a check list for the correct protocol ensuring existing amalgam fillings are replaced safely:

  • Slurry of charcoal, chlorella, or similar adsorbent for patient to rinse and swallow before the procedure
  • Full body, impermeable barrier, as well as full head/face/neck barrier under/around the dam
  • External air or oxygen delivered via a nasal mask for the patient OR via nasal cannula completely covered with an impermeable barrier
  • Dental dam made with non-latex nitrile material placed and properly sealed in the patient’s mouth
  • Saliva ejector placed under the dental dam
  • At source oral aerosol vacuum in close proximity to patient’s mouth
  • Clean Up device (not essential but preferred)
  • Copious amounts of water to reduce heat and a conventional high speed evacuation device to capture mercury discharges
  • Section amalgam into chunks and remove in as large of pieces as possible, using a small diameter carbide drill
  • After removal, the patient’s mouth should be thoroughly flushed with water and then rinsed out with a slurry of charcoal, chlorella or similar adsorbent

£77 consultation fee including 2 x-rays Call us on 02078370773 to discuss replacing your old amalgam fillings!

Nov
12

BLS & AED Training-Yearly Update

As one of our requirements we have to update our BLS certificate yearly.

The training took place at King Cross dental. All 3 practice come together for the afternoon training completing an update on medical emergencies and basic life support covering the emergency drug box, use of a defibrillator and how to perform CPR!

 

Oct
10

Wisdom tooth Pain?

As our wisdom teeth come into our mouths the can be very painful!

You may feel one the cusps poke through the gum and the area might also be red, inflamed and tender.

We have general dentists here 5 days a week and a specialist at our sister practise for extraction if needed.

why not give us a call on 02078370773

Sep
06

Single use items in dentistry

An interesting subject come up in conversation earlier this week so i took some time to research a little deeper.  After searching the internet i was surprised to see how many articles have been written about The effect of single use items in dentistry. Plastic does not biodegrade; it only breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics having an effect on the environment.

I have done some research and found the following statistics below:

UK Regulations 2013 move dental practitioners away from reusable syringes towards disposable syringe-needle combinations, the rationale being to reduce the number of needle-stick injuries and hence a burden of disease, injury, and permanent or temporary impairment or handicap. Assuming hypothetical figures of 10,000 dentists administering five local anaesthetics a day over a working year of 200 days, this amounts to 1,000,000 plastic syringes added to the plastic waste for disposal.

HTM 01-05 and other legislation introduced sealable pouches for most dental instruments. Although the need to pouch has since been reduced, again assuming 10,000 dentists using, say, 20 pouches a day, there will be in excess of 4,000,000 plastic sleeves, headrest covers and instrument pouches (most have plastic windows) to be disposed of annually, probably a conservative estimate.

I think its safe to say there is a lot of unneeded plastic used in dentistry that could be reduced with a more environmentally friendly alternative.

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