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.
It’s that time of the year where I think it’s safe to say that the Winter season has officially passed, and Spring is now upon us (yay!). Although the colder months always bring a very festive and cosy atmosphere throughout London, those frosty forecasts seem to make me hibernate and spend my weekends wrapped up in a blanket with a hot drink! However, come March that will no longer be the case, and I will resume my active appreciation for what is commonly referred to as, the best city in the world!
On that note, I thought I’d share with you my 3 all-time favourite places to go in London…hopefully one of them will entice you enough to pay a visit.
1. For some culture…
One thing London definitely isn’t short of is tourist attractions, ranging from the countless museums, to the city view on the London eye. However, if you are an avid art fan, then I’m sure many of you will agree that the National Gallery is easily one of the best go-to’s for a fabulous exhibition, or just a leisurely artistic browse! As well as being home to some of the most renowned paintings in the world, their ‘Be Inspired’ collection is simply amazing – especially for those with wild imaginations (like myself) who love making up stories about the portraits!
2. For great food…
Having been countless times and never had a bad meal, Zuma is easily my favourite place to eat in London. From the amazing quality of food and delicious cocktails, to the spacious layout and grand round tables, Zuma combines everything you need for a blissful evening with friends. Admittedly, it’s not the most purse friendly menu, but as a massive foodie I assure you it is worth EVERY penny!
3. For a little bit of everything..!
Last, but certainly not least, Brick Lane on a Sunday morning – a place I have been frequenting since I was a child! As stated above, this spot really does have a little bit of everything. Worldwide food stalls, vintage clothing and jewellery, constantly lined with people and surrounded by amazing street art, the atmosphere is never anything other than vibrant and lively.
They also have street performers every now and then which only adds to the experience.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and if you’re stuck for ideas on what to do, well…!
As lovely and romantic as Valentine’s Day was, I’m sure many of you overdosed on the jumbo sized boxes of chocolates, or the glasses of bubbly! Not to worry though – we’re all allowed to indulge every now and then, just as long as we’re tending to our teeth at the same time.
Below, I’ve listed some of my top tips for better oral health that you may not have known before. By incorporating these into your dental regime, there shouldn’t be any reason to torture yourself after a treat:
1. When to brush:
Yes, we should all be brushing twice daily to maintain a clean and plaque-free mouth, but the optimum time to brush your teeth is last thing before bed, and first thing in the morning before you’ve eaten or drank anything. Why? Eating and drinking naturally weakens the enamel on your teeth, and brushing straight afterwards can cause tiny particles of enamel to be brushed away.
2. How to get great gums:
As well as brushing, washing and flossing, your diet can contribute to a healthy set of gums. Research shows that by loading up on foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fresh fruit + veg, this can significantly help to prevent gum disease.
3. Clean your tongue:
Did you know that the one major cause of bad breath is caused by the build-up of bacteria on the tongue, not teeth? Combat this by using a tongue scraper every morning to remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
4. Replace your toothbrush:
This tip is disregarded by most brushers out there, however it is very important that you change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. After this period of time, the bristles will begin to fray considerably, and as a result both the teeth and gums will not be cleaned adequately.
5. Rinse after eating oranges:
If, like myself, you are a big lover of citrus fruits, you should definitely remember this one! Although oranges and lemons are a good go-to for your daily dose of Vitamin C, they also contain acid that erodes tooth enamel, which makes the teeth more prone to staining. Make sure to rinse your mouth out with water immediately after eating these fruits to wash the destructive acid off your teeth.
Have a fabulous weekend, and happy brushing everyone!
I’m sure for the past few weeks you’ve noticed the abundance of giant teddy bears, bouquets of roses, and boxes of chocolate occupying all the aisles and windows of shops, which only means one thing… Valentine’s Day is upon us.
Now, although I happen to be a huge fan of St V myself, this holiday can create mixed emotions. Regardless of whether you’re opting for the traditional romantic dinner date with that special someone, or using it as a great excuse to party with your girlfriends, it’s always good to ensure you’re lip-lock ready… just in case!
Below, I’ve listed my top tips to guarantee those kissable lips:
- First and foremost, MOISTURISE! As cosy and lovely as Christmas was, the season also brought around some frosty forecasts which didn’t do our lips any favours. To treat those winter chapped lips, opt for a balm that contains Vitamin B as this is proven to help condition the skin.
- Secondly, a proven trick amongst many MUA’s and celebrities alike is to slightly overdraw your liner, so that it sits just outside the natural line of your lips. This will make the lips look fuller and ensure your lipstick doesn’t bleed.
- Thirdly, when deliberating between what colour to apply, I’d suggest a red shade (after all, it is the colour of romance!) with a blue undertone. Why? Wearing a blue-based colour on your lips will counteract any yellow in your teeth, and accentuate those pearly whites.
- Last but certainly not least, no matter how luscious those lips are, if you’ve got bad breath you’re on your own. Make sure you brush thoroughly and especially your tongue to get rid of the bacteria that creates this social problem!
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!