Mercury free or Mercury safe? – There’s a difference!

More and more studies are being done to question the safety of amalgam fillings. These fillings which are most commonly known as ‘silver fillings’ have shown to be releasing harmful mercury vapours. Sweden, Denmark and Norway have banned the use of amalgam fillings all together and only 50% of partitioning dentists are placing them.

Our practices are committed to providing the best and safest quality of work, due to this all three of our branches are mercury free. This means that we use various other materials, all of which do not contain mercury, they also come in different tooth shades, making them more aesthetically pleasing.

In addition to this we are also mercury safe this has a different meaning; some practitioners may be removing amalgam fillings in the same fashion as other materials, this would be unsafe as vapours can be released during the procedure however they are still mercury free dentists as they are not placing them. Mercury safe means that we have protocols to ensure removal of amalgam fillings are done in such a way that mercury does not cause harm during removal. Some of these protocols include;

– The use of Rubber Dam
– High speed suction
– Selenium Rinse
– High powered Air filter

If you are concerned regarding your amalgam fillings and would like to discuss replacing them please call 02078370773 and we wold be more than happy to answer any questions.

Kings Cross Dental Team


3 steps to brighten your smile for the summer!

1 Basics
First you must begin with the basics, our main priority is making sure you are dentally fit. This journey begins with an examination consists of a full inspection which includes soft tissue check, teeth vitality, cancer screening and 2 x dental x-rays.

2 Hygiene
The second step is to get those pearly whites cleaned by a professional. Everyday life can take its toll on your teeth from coffee, red wine, sugary treats, this all has the capability to build up tar and create stains. Some of these effects can only be removed by a professional and not by your tooth brush.
The second part of your appointment consists of oral hygiene advice tailored to you. There are many different cleaning tools available to you over the counter and not everyone is suitable. Our hygienist will tell you exactly what is right for you!

3 Whitening
Last but not least, fancy going that step further?
We offer one of the most renowned teeth whitening systems out there, Zoom.
We have two options for you starting with the custom made home whitening kit or for people with a busy schedule we also offer the in surgery whitening where you can see a difference in one seating!

To hear more on any of the above please call us on 02078370773.


Controversial- Root canal treatments: Some thoughts and considerations

Here at the Carnaby Group of dental practices, we understand the concerns associated with root canal treatments.

With one school of thought, they are not recommended by many biological dentists and some holistic dentists as the idea of dead spaces being home to harbouring of very toxic bacteria.

We at the Carnaby Group Of dental practices are aware of the controversies associated with this complex procedure and can guide you as to what we think will be the best course of action for your needs.

Certainly, studies show that procedural techniques are now vastly improved and appropriate sterilisation of root systems is at a much different place to where lots of the old reporting was, when they were first written.

To discuss the individual scenario, please contact us at Carnaby Street Dental on 0207 734 6421


Welcome Dr Sheffali Sood

As we are expanding our team I would like to introduce you to Dr Shefali Sood…

Dr. Shefali Sood graduated from Kings College London in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Dental Sciences. She has been practising for 5 years, providing the highest quality general dentistry.

Shefali particularly enjoys the creative aspect of dentistry, improving a patient’s smile and confidence through personally tailored treatment plans that incorporate all aspects of restorative dentistry. Shefali is also experienced at straightening teeth with discrete aligners having completed the Clear Smile Aligner Course with IAS Academy. Shefali has a keen interest in carrying out anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers after undergoing training in Facial Aesthetics at DBK institute.

Shefali welcomes the opportunity to work with nervous patients and strives to put all patients at ease to create a relaxed and enjoyable dental experience.

Shefali regularly attends courses and conferences to ensure her knowledge is current and she is up to date with advances in dentistry. Outside of work Shefali enjoys travelling, reading, making jewellery and calligraphy.


CQC inspection passed at Kings Cross Dental. Congratulations to all the team

Good news from the past week with Cqc inspectors comprehensively inspecting our Kings Cross Branch.

The inspections are there to test 5 main areas, checking the practice is Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive to patients needs and Well led.

We are happy to report that the inspectors were very happy that we satisfied the requirements and we look forward to continuing to provide a great caring service for the foreseeable future.

Well done again to the team.



Some lovely words from one of our dearest patients Karen…

“My bottom front teeth were going way out of line.  One was receding & another coming forward which meant I was constantly biting my inner lip when chewing.  Although I was told Invisalign would not work for me due to my advanced years (over 70)  I decided to give it a try as I did not want fixed ‘train tracks’ and a friend had got good results with Invisalign.

The team looking after me were great & Sarah was just terrific.  She explained everything thoroughly and was very efficient.  The treatment was absolutely brilliant in every way from the care I received to the results we achieved, I do not hesitate to recommend Sarah most highly to carry out this treatment.

I would certainly say ‘go for it’ without hesitation,it has been a great experience and a great investment! “ Karen



Welcoming Dr Sarah Holmes, with 12 years experience as an invisalign provider!

Dr Sarah Holmes

Reg number: GDC No. 84308

Education: BDS (Otago) and Invisalign® Provider

Dr Sarah Holmes is a New Zealand dentist happily settled in Wimbledon. With over 22 years of practicing experience in general dentistry, Dr Holmes is approachable and knowledgeable. She is able to give you an informative dental treatment plan designed with goals to achieve a result driven by you and fully understood by you. She delivers a friendly, comfortable dental experience with down to earth communication, giving you time to choose the right treatment option for you.

Dr Holmes is interested in straightening teeth using the clear Aligner Invisalign system and has been provider since 2006. As an experienced provider she can treat cases at levels of higher difficulty.


Fire training at Kings Cross Dental

This past week saw Dr. Baber Nisar and the team at Kings Cross Dental have their fire training which was fun and informative. Fire marshall roles were reassigned and we were taught how to operate best the extinguishers.

The team practised a fire drill and we left armed with knowledge that we will hopefully not need to use!


Rosie Turner takes over the blog!!

Rosie T takes over the blog!

Updates about the clinics now being posted by Rosie T. Lots of exciting changes imminent to let you in on!


New addition to The Teams at Centre Point AND Kings Cross Dental. Dr. Shefali Sood welcome to the team

Happy new year, and we are excited about the additions of a new staff member to the teams at Centre Point Dental WC2H 0LA and King Cross Dental WC1X 8QD.

Shefali Sood will be joining the team as a general dentist working on Tuesdays at Centre Point Dental and Wednesdays at Kings Cross Dental.

Shefali comes to us having qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas Hospital many years ago and having gained experience at several other clinics. She is an expert in providing Facial Aesthetics recommendations (BOTOX AND FILLER), and are looking forward to utilising these skill for our patients.

Welcome to the team Shefali. We are sure you’ll enjoy continuing to care for our patients from our Central London locations.




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