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  • Why it’s essential to treat gum disease
    16/08/2021 - This Is It Dental Clinic 0 Comments
    Why it’s essential to treat gum disease


    For a lot of people, when they think about dentistry and oral hygiene, they imagine having beautiful, pearly white teeth and a straight, even smile so they can look good and enhance their image. However, a large part of the work that we do is not focused on teeth. Ask most dentists and they will tell you that looking after your gums is one of the most important parts of having good oral hygiene.

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  • What is composite bonding and what are its benefits?
    30/07/2021 - This Is It Dental Clinic 0 Comments
    What is composite bonding and what are its benefits?

    If you’ve been looking into cosmetic procedures for your teeth, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across the term ‘composite bonding’. It’s a procedure that is growing in popularity at the moment, with more and more people choosing it to help fix dental issues they may have. But what actually is composite bonding and how can it help your smile?

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  • Be careful of home tooth whitening kits
    15/06/2021 - This Is It Dental 0 Comments
    Be careful of home tooth whitening kits

    Professional in-practice tooth whitening vs the dangers of home tooth whitening kits

    Some home tooth-whitening kits sold online contain dangerous levels of bleaching chemical that can burn gums and eventually cause tooth loss.

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  • Temporo-mandibular Joint dysfunction How TMJ can affect your sleep and cause headaches
    24/05/2021 - This Is It Dental 0 Comments
    How TMJ can affect your sleep and cause headaches

    Some people may think that dentistry is all about oral hygiene and having a nice smile. However, it goes so much further than this. Issues within your mouth can actually cause other problems in different parts of your body and affect your health.

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  • ​Could Long Covid be affecting your oral health?
    11/05/2021 - This Is It Dental 0 Comments
    ​Could Long Covid be affecting your oral health?

    Have you been experiencing problems with your dental health over the past year? Have you had any pre-existing issues that seem to have got worse? There could be a reason for this. Studies have shown that Covid-19 can have a negative effect on our oral health, so if you’ve been exposed to the virus this year it could be why you're experiencing problems with your teeth or gums.

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  • Before and after This is it Dental Smile Makeover Harley Street Dentist Post-lockdown lack of confidence: how improving the look of your teeth can increase your self-esteem
    26/04/2021 - THIS IS IT DENTAL 0 Comments
    Post-lockdown lack of confidence: how improving the look of your teeth can increase your self-esteem

    Now that we’ve reached another milestone in the easing of lockdown, with pubs and restaurants re-opening and as we start to socialise again and return to the workplace, you might be feeling a little self-conscious and lacking in confidence about your teeth and smile around others.

    Side effects of lockdown on our body confidence
    The majority of us will have led extremely restricted lives for the last few months and we may well have neglected ourselves in some cases. Some of us will have missed the fresh air from being indoors too much and perhaps not taken enough exercise. Add to this eating too many sugary foods and takeaways, drinking more alcohol and possibly even starting smoking again and it isn’t hard to see how these last few months may have contributed to a deterioration in our overall appearance, our mental health and our confidence.

    How have our teeth been affected?
    One of the things that some of us will have noticed is that the colour of our teeth has worsened over the last few months. Even with the best brushing in the world, some products will eventually cause our tooth enamel to become stained. During the first lockdown, dental practices were forced to close for everything except emergency appointments. Missing routine appointments can result in an increase in staining, with plaque and tartar building up on and around your teeth and gums, particularly if you’re not a rigorous brusher and you regularly consume teeth-staining food and drinks, such as coffee, tea and red wine. Last year, it was revealed by a study that 1 in 8 Brits failed to brush twice a day between March and June of 2020, which will undoubtedly have resulted in excess staining and a duller smile for many people.

    Treatments to encourage body and mouth confidence

    A recent study also found that the average person is this year set to spend around £1,515 each on beauty transformations post-lockdown, including tooth whitening and teeth aligner therapy.

    When asked why they have decided to invest in their physical appearance, 20% of Brits said that the pandemic has made them want to focus more on taking care of themselves, post-lockdown. Specific reasons include wanting to boost confidence and build self-esteem. Of those surveyed, many said their desire to change is driven by looking better for dating and appearing more professional on work video calls.

    Not only can professional tooth whitening treatment and a ‘smile makeover’ leave your mouth and smile looking refreshed and rejuvenated after the long winter lockdown, but it has the potential to boost your confidence as you start to socialise and return to the workplace again. Here we look at why professional tooth whitening is the only means of whitening teeth you should ever opt for and how it can help you to smile and feel more confident, both inside and out.

    The confidence that tooth whitening can provide
    As confidence and self-esteem are two huge building blocks that help create success and happiness, it’s important to outline ways in which tooth whitening can bring you a step closer to these.

    As humans, we have a tendency to cover up the aspects of our bodies that we dislike, and even avoid being around others for fear of being judged. When you repress a smile in an attempt to hide your teeth, this is no different but it can have a dramatic effect on your happiness in the long term. A smile releases chemicals (endorphins) that are responsible for wellbeing and even when you’re not in the mood to smile, research has shown that smiling, (even if you don’t necessarily feel like it) can make you feel happier. With this in mind, by failing to address the things you dislike about your smile such as tooth discolouration or crooked teeth, you could be inadvertently affecting your long-term happiness and mental wellbeing.

    Meanwhile, healthy-looking teeth are often representative of a healthy lifestyle and success. There’s a reason why we dress smartly and have our hair done when we go out for a special occasion: we value a first impression that’s indicative of self-care, love and respect.

    Tooth whitening: the ideal treatment for a forthcoming special event
    It’s safe to say that now restrictions are gradually being lifted, many of us are making up for lost time in the socialising department. Covid-19 put a pause on many special life events like weddings, anniversary parties, birthdays and baby showers and in the next 12 months (providing the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues to be a success), it’s hoped that we can all enjoy such events again.

    Gathering in groups and being photographed in the post mask-wearing era might sound like an intimidating prospect and it’s no wonder, given how we’ve all adapted to covering our mouths routinely and for so long. Treatment like tooth whitening can provide you with the dose of confidence you might need, as you get used to socialising normally again.

    Post-lockdown tooth whitening: learning to love your smile again
    If you haven’t yet done so, booking both a routine dentist appointment should be your first priority now that we are coming out of lockdown. Don’t despair about not having seen the dentist for several months. Our dental experts will be able to assess what care you need, including removing visible hard deposits and staining. This is all part of the service they provide and you will be able to see the improvement after just one visit.

    They will also give you expert advice on gum recession, bleeding gums, bad breath, plaque, tartar build-up and gum disease.

    However, considering additional treatment like tooth whitening can provide an even bigger boost of confidence for your smile and general health. Here at This Is It Dental, we see many patients who find a renewed drive and incentive to care for their teeth and smile after treatment and want to maintain the results of whitening. With proper brushing and flossing, the positive results of tooth whitening treatment can last for up to two years.

    Tooth whitening is a straightforward and non-invasive procedure that is carried out at the practice and takes just around an hour from start to finish. You will need to have your general oral health checked beforehand and any decay or gum disease treated first. Once you have had this done you are just an hour away from having a brighter, whiter smile. 

    Why not arrange to have a consultation with one of our dental experts who will be pleased to explain the procedure and anticipated results to you in more detail?

    Why professional whitening?
    Professional tooth whitening is widely considered to be the best way to whiten your smile. Here are a few reasons why:
    • Safety: the most important aspect of any treatment is that it’s safe for patients. In-practice whitening is 100% safe for patients, as it’s overseen by a dentist and the whitening trays are custom-made. The fact that the whitening trays are bespoke is extremely important, as there is no risk of the whitening agent coming into contact with your gums.
    • Tailored to your smile: only a dentist can deliver tailored treatment. Here at This Is It Dental, your dentist will take in your unique facial features and current tooth shade into account before the whitening process goes ahead.
    • Longer-lasting: in-practice tooth whitening delivers the most durable result – it’s a better option to over-the-counter kits which tend to produce a result that lasts only a few months.

    Why not contact us now to book in a consultation with our dental experts!
    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7486 5180

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  • This is it dental Christmas Message Christmas Message This is It Dental
    21/12/2020 0 Comments
    Christmas Message This is It Dental

    Christmas Message from This is It Dental Team

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  • SmileMate Virtual Consultation Virtual Consultation now Available
    05/06/2020 0 Comments
    Virtual Consultation now Available

    This Is It Dental now offering free Smilemate Virtual Consultation to our new and existing patients.  

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  • Dental Implants What Are Dental Implants
    13/10/2018 - This is IT Dental 0 Comments
    What Are Dental Implants

    Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are gently positioned surgically into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Dental implants can be used in most of the cases where patients have a single missing tooth, more than one or all missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to provide additional retention and support to dentures. 

    If you have suffered bone loss and been told that dental implant is not suitable for you, our dental implant team may be able to help you with other treatments such as bone grafts or sinus lifts. Contact us today and book your first consultation with our implant team.

    This is It Dental clinic located on Harley Street is equipped with the state of the art equipment and technology offering comfortable and pain free dental implant treatments. Whether you are looking for a single dental implant or a full mouth-reconstruction everything can be planned and treated within our comfortable dental practice. 

    Our Harley Street Dental Clinic implant team includes Dr Rena Uberoi, Dr Barry Edwards and Dr Evangelos Anagnostopoulos with decades of extensive experience in implant treatment and restorative treatment.

    To find out more about the Dental Implants contact This is IT Dental on 02074865180 or email your questions at

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  • Take-home whitening
    06/01/2018 - Rena Uberoi 1 Comment
    Take-home whitening

    Take-home whitening has never been easier.  To get the best result follow these suggestions


    • Avoid staining foods, drinks and tobacco for two hours after each treatment.
    • Continue good oral hygiene and stay current on your regular dental appointments. In addition, the use of a Philips Sonicare toothbrush, like DiamondClean will help prolong the benefits of your whitening treatment.
    • Store any remaining whitening gel in a cool dry place for later use. There’s no need to refrigerate.


    • Brush and floss your teeth
    • In a counterclockwise motion, twist off the clear plastic cap from syringe
    • Twist the mixing cap clockwise to lock on the end of the syringe
    • Place a small amount of gel in each tooth compartment of the tray (as shown to the right)

    More information about the teeth whitening can be found at our This is IT Dental website. Alternatively you can speak to our dentist in London Rena Uberoi who is based at 99 Harley Street, London and can be contacted on 02074865180.

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