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Teeth Whitening in the News - Potential to Cause Damage

I note recently an article in the news about teeth whitening kits purchased over the counter or online that use powders and oils, gels, toothpastes and LED lights - see the link here: Home teeth whitening kits can cause ‘permanent damage’

Damage to enamel can be permanent and there is also the potential for burned gums and blisters in the mouth and around the lips.

Here at Simply Beautiful Smiles, most of the issues we see here with over the counter teeth whitening kits relate to ineffective use due to poor concentrations of the active ingredients.  This is then both a waste of time and money and usually leaves the purchaser reluctant to try again.

We use specially formulated products, that can only be used and prescribed by dentists.  The actual process of treatment undertaken within the dental office is supervised to ensure that there is no permanent damage to tooth enamel and to immediately stop treatment should there be side effects, instead of unwittingly continuing treatment as would happen without supervision.  Added to that, the dentist will not undertake any treatment if they believe that it is unsuitable or unsafe to do so.

Our products have higher efficacy than products purchased over the internet or shop counter, so we get great results with tooth whitening, and few if any side effects, especially because of the supervision during treatment for unforeseen side effects, which can happen.

Also, with our take-home top-up kits, you are only a telephone call away for advice if you should require it. 

Yours in good health




A beautiful, natural result with hand-tinted, porcelain crowns

This lovely lady, in her middle years, had severe wear and attrition of the upper 2 front teeth. Her main concern was the "chipping" of the teeth and poor aesthetics. An examination revealed severely worn 2 upper front teeth and a traumatic bite from over erupted bottom teeth. The upper smile line appears as a reverse of the normal smile line, bending upwards making the front teeth appear short.

Many options were available, including treating the 6 upper front teeth to change the shape and overall colour of the smile.

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Smile Highlight - "Hollywood Smile" Request

This likeable patient in his thirties, had a lot of old dentistry done many years ago in the Middle East.

Over time, the old dentistry and missing teeth took their toll and a smile rehabilitation was indicated. Part of the brief for the smile was to improve the shape of the teeth, close the spaces, improve the bite and replace the old, failing bridgework. The bite position had collapsed, the teeth were worn and discoloured and there was a large discrepancy between teeth size/jaw size, which resulted in many gaps between teeth.

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Christmas Wishes and Holiday Season Trading Hours

This Christmas and New Year,

may the gift of Love fill your Heart,

the gift of Peace calm your Soul,

and the gift of Happiness fill your Days

Can you believe that it is almost already Christmas again?  The year has gone so fast I cannot believe it.  I gather from a lot of you in my chats with you, that this is somewhat normal! :)

Again, I feel so blessed to have so many of you as patients.  Over the years, so many of you also have become good friends.  Some laugh when they remember the boyish good looks of their dentist some 34 years ago.  "You can't be the dentist" they exclaimed. "You look like you should still be in school!!"

I thought about mentioning a few of you in particular that have become dear friends, but then I thought that this post would become too long and besides which, I am no longer the young boy and I was, and I am afraid that if I missed someone, you would think I am over the hill.

Thank you for all the kind words, the pleasant emails, the fun sms text messages, the Thank You cards and gifts to the Team, the wonderful Google reviews , and all of the referrals of friends and loved ones.  Our Word-of-Mouth referrals are still our largest source of referrals, and I thank you for your trust in us here at Simply Beautiful Smiles. 

There are some famous words written - "Life was not meant to be easy my child", and often the tail end of this oft used phrase is left off - "but take courage: it can be delightful." (George Bernard Shaw).  I know that times can sometimes be very difficult and that going to the dentist can often be a fate worse than death as some have put it, but I would like to think that at the end of the day, I have helped in some small way to bring a smile to most of the faces that come to visit.

Please, if you have any niggling dental issues, try to visit as soon as possible.  We already have very little appointment time before now and when we break for the Christmas holidays.

Our annual shut down for the Christmas break starts at NOON on Friday 20th December 2019.  We reopen at 8:00am on Monday 6th January 2020. 

On behalf of myself, my family and the Team here at Simply Beautiful Smiles, I would like to wish to all a joyous and safe Christmas shared with frineds and loved ones, and a successful 2020.

Warmest regards,


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