At London Smiling, we believe in a holistic approach to dental care. This means we aim to treat the whole person, and that we look after all your concerns not just your dental health.
Our dentists in London can help you with several dental procedures, such as dental braces, smile makeovers, crowns, veneers, root canals, fillings and more. Dr Uchenna Okoye has been featured in various press and media publications, including the “10 years younger” programme on Channel 4.
Channel 4’s makeover show, 10 Years Younger has a refreshed line up, including our very own Dr. Uchenna Okoye as the resident cosmetic dentist.
Scroll though before and after examples of how our smile treatments have changed lives.
Dr Uchenna is on hand to answer any questions you may have on building a beautiful smile.
You may have read an article in the Daily Mail this week that discussed commercial toothpastes and if they contain substances and chemicals that could be harmful to your health. I had the pleasure of being interviewed for this article and shared my views and opinions on what toothpaste ingredients may or may not cause damage to your oral and overall health. Read the article here: http://dailym.ai/1ELjGuG
There are so many toothpastes available to you that it’s often really difficult to choose. Is there really a difference between all of them? Is it worth buying a branded one or will any old thing do? There is so much choice so here are some tips for choosing the right toothpaste:
FLUORIDE – It’s your champion as it coats your teeth and helps protect them from attack from plaque bacteria. This is going to happen… as long as you eat :) So by brushing with fluoride you are giving your tooth enamel extra ammunition. It doesn’t matter the brand, as long as this ingredient is in the paste.
STAIN REMOVERS – Many pastes now have products to help repel stains. If you are flossing regularly this really does help as it prevents stains building in between your teeth. Everyone always asks me about whitening toothpastes and the best way to think of them is as stain removers. You need to be careful to pick one that is not too abrasive. I recommend OralB’s 3D White Luxe Glamorous Shine. It removes stains but most importantly it helps prevent new stains forming and it’s very gentle.
KIDS – It’s really important to buy kids their own toothpaste, don’t be tempted to share yours! With very young kids often they just eat most of the toothpaste so make sure you only give them a tiny smear. Once adult teeth have started to come through, and certainly by about age 8 (which is actually the time I recommend they can be left to brush without adult supervision) then switch to an adult paste.
I’m really feeling the winter blues at this point, all though I must admit that the weather has been lovely here in London recently, just very cold! During my morning commute I find myself dreaming of white beaches and warm weather. Just the thought of not having to layer up in bundles of clothing makes me smile!
I recently read an article by Stylist Magazine that made me long for summer even more as it featured ‘Ten of the world’s most spectacular beaches’. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/1ErO6Sw
Aren’t the photos just amazing?! Have you visited any of these beautiful places?
One of my all-time favourite holiday destinations is the Maldives. A week there always feels like two, highly recommend it. My favourite hotel so far? Constance Halaveli. Amaaaaaazing customer service, something that’s so important to me and always inspires me to do more for my guests when I get home. It’s all about the experience which is why we give you movies to watch and burn aromatherapy candles rather than the usual dental smell!
I would love it if your shared your favourite holiday destinations with me for some holiday 2015 inspiration! Just leave a comment below :)
I’m off to dream…
I have just had a follow up consultation with the wonderful dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting and I leave learned a lot from her over the past year. Check her out on www.drsambunting.com
I am actually really lazy when it comes to looking after my skin but as I get older I recognise how important it is as I definitely do not intend to be one of those that age gracefully!
I don’t know about you but winter has really taken a toll on my skin but I try my best to keep it moisturised and protected which I have noticed really pays off. I can’t wait for these cold winds to leave my skin alone and instead bless it with some sunlight but remember SPF doesn’t just protect your skin from getting sun burnt it also protects your skin from pollution and other harmful free radicals which all can lead to premature ageing. So the key here is to remember that sun cream isn’t just for the beach, add it to your daily skincare routine all year around and your skin will be thanking you!
This leads me to my next skincare tip – a regular, daily skincare routine. I know, just like with brushing your teeth it can sometimes be a pain and you’d rather just hit the bed straight away but this is a BIG no no! Sleeping with makeup on, or even just not making your skincare routine an occurring thing can create an imbalance in your skin. Also, to see any results from anti-ageing products or the like you must use them continuously.
Now this one many seem to underestimate but too little sleep is a big reason for breakouts and dull looking skin. I know it’s difficult with busy work schedules, children and much more but a good night’s sleep does wonders to your skin and it’s FREE ;)
I hope you all have a wonder weekend, until next time…