Get dental : the new dental insurance advisors

85% of americans have some sort of dental insurance. 11% of people in the UK have dental insurance. 40% of people in the Uk don’t have a dentist ; 70% of these people give financial constraints as the reason they do...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

We can help you stop smoking

Why quit smoking ?  Are you doing it for your health, your looks, your  finances, the people around you or a combination of these ? At KBA we offer a smoking cessation programme. We work hand in hand with various...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

If you grind your teeth, you should protect them !

Bruxism is a medical term that describes the act of grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw. Sometimes, people grind their teeth without it causing any symptoms or problems. However, regular and persistent teeth grinding can cause pain and discomfort in...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Why we don’t use ZOOM Lights for Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening: Zoom (and it’s corporate cousin, Britesmile) is a trademark of Discus Dental,  acquired by Philips, the owner of the Sonicare brand.  Because of their extraordinary marketing expense, Zoom has been a tremendous commercial success, reaching household name...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

The Nutribullet !

To get the most out of your life .. you need to get the most out of your food. I was introduced to the Nutribullet this weekend and I am hooked. I already eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, nuts...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Oral Cancer and screening

What is mouth cancer? Most people have heard of cancer affecting parts of the body such as the lungs or breasts. However, cancer can occur in the mouth, where the disease can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat Who...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Bespoke or machine made crowns ?

Cerec or custom made crowns / Veneers ? Cad / Cam or the human eye ? What would you rather have ?   How does this CEREC technology work? The tooth is prepared in the normal way before fitting a crown or a...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Do you know what is in your toothpaste ?

Stannous Fluoride Sodium hexametaphosphate Toothpaste was originally used to promote oral health by cleaning teeth however it has now become a valuable vehicle for the delivery of agents offering health and cosmetic benefits. It is more important than ever that...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Prevention is better than cure !

I have always found not enough emphasis is placed on prevention within dentistry in the UK. PREVENT DISEASE Seeing a hygienist on a regular basis can prevent gum disease and tooth decay. It is very obvious to me as a dental...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Can you reverse decay in teeth using eletrical currents ?

IS THE DRILL GOING FOREVER ? Will I be looking for a new career soon ? Dentists at Kings College are using electrical currents to reverse tooth decay and boost the tooth’s natural tooth repair process. Minerals are lost during...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Do cold drinks and ice cream make you wince during the hot weather ?

This week we thankfully have seen summer arrive. Lets enjoy it while it lasts. The hot weather goes hand in hand with cold drinks and cooling ice cream. If you are finding you are wincing as the cold hits your...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Can brushing me more fun ?

Have a look at this fun new App. It selects music from your phone and plays it over the correct amount of time for brushing your teeth; 2 minutes. It also has reminders for when to brush, floss and use...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Retaining staff is the key to successful business.

I am lucky enough to have worked with some of my staff for 14 years. Once you find a good member of staff it is important to retain them. Recruiters are expensive and a bad apple in an existing good...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Can KBA help you get your dream job ?

Recent research has shown bad teeth can hamper your social mobility. Those people with bad teeth are less successful and are denied certain high entry jobs. There is the obvious increasing trend of celebrities and reality TV stars paying to...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

white fillings on the side of teeth ; Do you need them ?

tooth brush abrasion or abfraction from grinding or both  ? treat the cause or repair the damage ?   I saw a patient last week  in their early 20’s who had white composite  placed on 6 of his upper teeth for...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Bleaching should only be done at the dentist !

This morning a young lady attended KBA with severe burns on her lips and inside her mouth. She told me they were a lot better than when they occurred a week ago. The reason for her burns; chair side bleaching carried out...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

verticle fracture lines in teeth ; a city problem

A problem in the city Over the years I have come to identify people who grind their teeth. Every new patient at KBA is assessed for signs of grinding . Wear facets on back teeth or worn canines are two obvious signs....

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Another tooth brush another gimmick ?

What the manufacturer promises … Offers superior cleaning for whiter and brighter teeth Helps prevent gum recession and tooth sensitivity Effectively removes plaque while remaining gentle on enamel Promises gums that look and feel healthier The ISSA (and ISSA mini...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

The importance of digital x-rays and intra oral photos in dentistry ;

Benefits Of Digital X-Rays In Dentistry. The diagnosis and identification of disease is very important because proper treatment and management is only given when the condition is properly identified. A careful assessment of the signs and symptoms will help the...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Getdental ; the new denal insurance advisors

85% of americans have some sort of dental insurance. 11% of people in the UK have dental insurance. 40% of people in the Uk don’t have a dentist ; 70% of these people give financial constraints as the reason they do...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

NR-5 technology ; does Regenerate tooth paste work ?

Could this be the first system that can regenerate enamel with the same mineral tooth enamel is made of ? Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. It has to last a lifetime and it is responsible...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

root canal therapy ( endodontics )

Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected nerve of a tooth  which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future bacterial  invasion. The pulp or nerve can...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

mouth wash ; pros and cons

Mouth wash makers say the benefits of oral mouthwash go beyond just kissable breath. Many mouthwash makers say they provide a cocktail of oral health benefits ; but some people worry that alcohol containing mouth wash come with a number...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

The importance of contact points when placing restorations

A loose interproximal contact ( the contact between two teeth ) usually results in food trapping / impaction between the two teeth. This can result in gum inflammation , bone loss and decay on a tooth or an existing restoration .When completing...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

The truth about Amalgam ( silver ) and composite ( white fillings ) ; Should I have my amalgam fillings replaced.

The big debate continues about the pros and the cons on amalgam fillings What is written below is based on all the clinical evidence available and what the majority of dentists believe. The pros for amalgam Strong and durable in...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

E-cigarettes ; the statistics

The number of people who use electronic cigarettes in the UK has tripled over the past two years to 2.1 million, a health charity estimates. It says just over half of current or ex-smokers have now tried electronic cigarettes, compared...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

oil pulling to improve oral health

I seem to be reading more and more about the health benefits of oil pulling Every health related magazine seems to be running a story on how oil pulling ( rinsing your mouth  with an oil , usually coconut oil...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Practice of the Year South highly commended in the Private Dentistry awards !! BOOM !!!!

We are only open 8 months and winning awards !! The Judges were very complementary about KBA ‘ evidence of outstanding clinical care being provided in a stunning , well designed and attractive building, which had every modern amenity and...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Continuation of care in dentistry

Continuity of care is an ideal in which dental care  is provided for a person in a coordinated manner and without disruption with the same dental team ( dentist  hygienist and auxillary staff ) A dentist will recommend what exam recalls...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Bio Aesthetic Dentistry

The most recent buzz word in dentistry A fad or an actual real development in treating your patient to the highest standard ? Its been described as nature’s model to dental health but what exactly is it ??   After...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

A healthy diet will help your oral health !

The Basics Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum diease too? You may eat with your eyes first,...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Oral cancer ; what you should know

Nine out of 10 mouth cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. They develop in the flat, skin-like cells that cover the inside of your mouth. Other, rarer types of mouth cancer include: salivary gland cancer, which starts in your salivary gland...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Coffee is good for your heart !!

So my hygienists spend their days cleaning and air whiting teeth to get rid of coffee stains. Now new research has shown that coffee is good for your heart ! The South Korean research is the latest on the health...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Stunning City of London dental practice

If you are in need of a dental practice within the City of London that is modern, friendly and located just off Ludgate hill, then Keith Burns Associates is the practice for you. Here at Keith Burns Associates, we pride...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

So oil pulling does work !!

Oil pulling – that’s the ancient Indian technique of swishing coconut oil around your mouth as part of your oral hygiene – is a huge trend.  Enthusiasts for the practice claim that not only does it whiten teeth but that...

Posted on November 2, 2016 By Admin

Can your Apple watch help your dental health ?

Apple’s unveiling of the Apple Watch introduces the tech giant’s entry into internet connected wearables. Many analysts predict that the Apple Watch is poised to bring internet connected watches into the mainstream.   Interest in health tracking devices like the Fitbit...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

‘Grills’ the not so new Fashion accessory !

I had a patient attend yesterday requesting me to take impressions as he wanted a ‘ grill ‘ made for his upper teeth. I did some research on possible damage to teeth from wearing them. As this is a piece...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

How bad are peoples teeth in the UK ?

The truth about peoples teeth in the UK ; Finally a well made programme with dentists from teaching / research backgrounds and not just big egos !! Maybe a more preventive approach to decay may be a key discussion in this programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32955519

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

What Coca-Cola does to your body

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after you drink a can of your favourite fizzy drink? A new infographic has revealed the reaction you go through for an hour after consuming, from the first sip, right through...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

how up to date is your dental practice ?

I walked around my practice after work last night and looked at all my equipment. I use it every day and sometimes forget what a well equipped up to date practice we are. A lot of dentists do no invest...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Caring for your implants.

There has been a few articles in the press recently about how implants can fail and become loose just like your natural teeth. Some of the articles have been slightly misleading and sensationalized. This BBC news article below is the most...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

good skin to add to a good smile !

I know this is not related to teeth but its one of the best gadgets I have bought in many years. Its an ultrasonic face cleanser from Foreo. The Foreo Luna combines a low-frequency pulsation with soft silicone brushes to...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Prevention , prevention , prevention !!!

I was sent this little quote yesterday by a friend . It still amazes me  when I see new patients that lack the very basic knowledge of what causes decay and gum disease. We are completely digital at KBA and...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Hygiene & Teeth Whitening Introductory Offer

£90.00 for new patient extensive check-up and X-rays and a 40 minute hygiene appointment. Tooth whitening: £99.50 for teeth whitening when you register with the practice. Terms and conditions Methods of payment We accept all major debit and credit cards....

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Home Teeth Whitening Special Offer

Teeth Whitening – Special offer on home bleaching for £99 until the end of June 2014.   Home whitening uses custom-made trays which are designed to fit your teeth precisely, allowing the whitening gel to remain in contact with your...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Red and processed meats are a cancer risk .

I don’t think this article from the BBC is telling us anything different. It is reinforcing what I already know. I have completely cut red and processed meat out of my diet . Sugar is my my next nemesis !! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34615621...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Happy Halloween !

Have fun this weekend ! Everyone deserves a healthy happy smile ( No matter who you are ) Make an appointment to see Henry our orthodontist to discuss having your teeth straightened with a brace. The safe and smart way to...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Ahead of every practice in the City with technology ….

We are at the forefront of dental technology with all our equipment and KBA. We have now purchased a new intraoral scanner. All our tooth preparations  are now digitally scanned and emailed to our technician. We can now make your custom...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Nominated for the dentistry awards 2015 !!!

Congratulations to everyone in my team at KBA We have been nominated  for the prestigious Dentistry awards 2015. An amazing achievement for such a new practice. Fingers crossed for the 11th of December !!

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Dental Promotions, June 2014

All existing Metrodental patients offered free exams and second opinions with Keith Burns Associates (KBA). We are also offering discounted first dental hygiene appointments. Call the practice to discuss it with one of the team, on 0207 332 0926.

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

The dangers of dried fruits

I have always told parents about the dangers of all dried fruits in their children’s diets. Some think it is a healthy alternative to chocolate but in fact can be just as bad. The fruits are sticky and stay in...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Smile! Fantastic offer for new Dentistry Patients….

Keith Burns Dentistry in the heart of the City Centre has a fantastic offer for all new patients, a free consultation when an appointment with their Orthodontist Henry is booked. Maybe you are considering straightening your smile or have a...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Teeth whitening is safe if carried out by your dentist !

Some beauty salons are continuing to provide illegal teeth whitening despite being prosecuted by regulators, an investigation by 5 Live Investigates on the BBC has found. Undercover reporters were offered treatment by one therapist who had been fined thousands of...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

We are finalists in the Private Dentistry awards !!

We had great news last week . We have been shortlisted for the private dentistry awards !! BEST NEW PRACTICE BEST PRACTICE ( SOUTH ) BEST TEAM MEMBER ( SUZANNE PRACTICE MANAGER ) fingers crossed !!!

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

This will make you smile !!

Back after the bank holiday and this has made me smile all day … its now obviously stuck in my head !! https://www.youtube.com/user/songstowearpantsto

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Food for thought ! eat your way to a better smile

Check Out Some Smile Friendly Foods to Add to Your Diet Maintaining a healthy diet has a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums. Our diet – however healthy or unhealthy – not only has affects our...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

The dangers of coconut water !!!!

Even to the untrained eye it is easy to see how the second tooth from the back ( the upper left seven ) has gone from a small cavity to a large cavity. The decay is now  encroaching onto the...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Cosmetic treatment should start with a visit to our orthodontists not veneers.

I look at pictures on line of what people describe as cosmetic dentistry. Rows of teeth all looking the same , in the same shocking opaque white colour. Simple overcrowding  and fractures rectified with aggressive preparations on healthy teeth. Patients...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Watch out for hidden sugars in ‘ healthy ‘ food.

This afternoon I was eating a packet of seed and nut mix from M&S. Believing it was completely additive free I happily munched my way through most of it. It said on the front of the packet the product  had been...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Caring for your implants.

There has been a few articles in the press recently about how implants can fail and become loose just like your natural teeth. Some of the articles have been slightly misleading and sensationalized. This BBC news article below is the most...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Is it worth having a root canal ? which is better an implant or root canal ?

Over 25 years ago dentists would extract a tooth because they did not have the ability to save it. Now, with better technology and success rates for root canal treatment quoted in high quality research papers of between 68% –...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Cosmetic treatment should start with a visit to our orthodontists not veneers.

I look at pictures on line of what people describe as cosmetic dentistry. Rows of teeth all looking the same , in the same shocking opaque white colour. Simple overcrowding  and fractures rectified with aggressive preparations on healthy teeth. Patients...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

White spots on your teeth ? Can they be treated without the drill ?

It is described by the manufacturer as quick and gentle. Its is used to treat early white spot lesions often caused by poor oral hygiene particularly after bracket removal with orthodontics or fluorosis on the front of front teeth. I learned...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Can you reverse decay in teeth using eletrical currents ?

IS THE DRILL GOING FOREVER ? Will I be looking for a new career soon ? Dentists at Kings College are using electrical currents to reverse tooth decay and boost the tooth’s natural tooth repair process. Minerals are lost during...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

ionic cleaning ? The hyG ionic toothbrush does it work ?

Everybody knows regular brushing is the first step to healthy teeth and gums. Frequent brushing removes residue from tooth surfaces and prevents decay, but in the areas of the mouth where regular bristles won’t reach, plaque deposits can build up...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

Give the patient a smile they want not what you think they should have ?

What does your patient consider a nice smile ? Is a super white ‘ only way is Essex ‘ smile with wall to wall veneers a good look ? Is minimal invasive cosmetic dentistry what all dentists are practicing ? In...

Posted on November 1, 2016 By Admin

You don’t always fill a cavity!

The great thing about seeing a patient over many years is  the continuation of care and monitoring certain things in their mouths. I often take x-rays on a new patient which shows interproximal lesions ( small cavities ) between the...

Posted on October 28, 2016 By Admin

Hot water and Lemon; worse than fizzy drinks!

This week alone I have had two patients attend appointments complaining of very sensitive teeth. On examination I noticed very obvious erosion on all the lower back teeth and also on the palatal aspects of some of the upper teeth. I...

Posted on April 28, 2016 By Admin

Comfort dog at the dentist

I read today about Lynne Ryan ,  a Chicago dentist assistant and JoJo a 6-year-old golden retriever who serves as a  comfort dog for nervous patients. As a comfort dog, she’s trained to provide support and affection to people in times...

Posted on April 4, 2016 By Admin