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Teeth whitening options

Your smile is the first thing a person notices on introduction. Everyone smiles in the same language, and a smile represents humoru, joy and happiness around the world. But, the stained look of your teeth can devastate an otherwise gorgeous smile.

Is a dull, darkened, or yellowed smile preventing you from making the right first impression? At Dental Care Group in Brentwood, tooth whitening can brighten your smile. Getting your teeth whitened is considered to be one of the safest and most conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Giving your pearly whites a beautiful shine with tooth whitening in Brentwood can often have the biggest impact on your overall smile.

Teeth Whitening in BrentwoodWhy do teeth darken?

Teeth darken for several reasons such as medication, certain foods, tannin-based beverages, dental traumas and even genetics. Other factors include using tobacco products, having severe decay or infections, the ageing process and not taking adequate care of your oral health.

Professional whitening at home

Our cosmetic dentistry patients can also opt for take-home tooth whitening kits. If you prefer the convenience of at-home teeth whitening, but you haven’t found success with over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you can get a professional teeth-whitening kit from our Brentwood practice.

If you’re dissatisfied with your yellowed, stained smile, then why not take advantage of Dental Care Group in Brentwood tooth whitening options, in our practice or in your own home?

Why am I losing my teeth?

It is not uncommon to lose one or  more of your teeth, either from trauma, decay, infection, or old age. Some people simply accept this and choose to not do anything about it. Your teeth are fundamental to the aesthetics of your smile and contribute to maximum dental and overall health. If they fall out or are extracted, you are advised to replace them.

Don’t let a gap in your smile affect your health, relationships, profession, or self-confidence. It’s time to give dental implants in Brentwood serious consideration.

Dental Implants in BrentwoodWhy do I need to replace missing teeth?

Your teeth play a big role in your digestive system, your speech and your appearance. They also promote strength in the jawbone; the more you chew, the stronger the bone and the more support for your teeth.

When teeth are missing, it throws off the mutual relationship between the bone and the teeth, and the jawbone will start to deteriorate. Neighbouring teeth can start to loosen and can shift out of place to fill in the gap and could even fall out completely if you do not seek treatment.

What exactly are dental implants?

Many people refer to the entire prosthetic as a dental implant, but technically, the implant is just the screw made from titanium. Your dentist at Dental Care Group secures the dental implant in the jaw, just as a natural tooth root. After oral surgery, the biocompatible metals, designed to be accepted by the body, fuse directly with the jawbone. This provides support for the abutment and crown that make up the rest of your prosthetic tooth, creating your completed dental implants in Brentwood.

What dental implants do you use?

For your dental implants in Brentwood, we use the Osstem dental implants system. It is currently the globe’s fifth most popular and trusted implant system and is Asia’s number one dental implant system. Over 60 countries around the world use this system out of many hundreds available.

For front teeth (incisors and canines) an angled abutment (post) will be required. Our dentists will advise you if you need the angled abutment (post) on back teeth for your dental implants in Brentwood.

A brighter smile to boost your confidence

Having a great-looking, healthy smile is a real confidence booster for many of our patients at the Dental Care Group in Southend. Tooth whitening continues to be a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment with us, as it is throughout the world. This is because it is an effective and non-invasive way to improve your smile without the need for treatments that will alter your teeth forever.

Why do teeth discolour?

Teeth Whitening in SouthendTeeth can become stained and yellow due to a variety of causes, including simple neglect, which is why it is important to have regular dental check-ups and hygienist visits. Staining can come from drinking highly pigmented drinks, not just tea and coffee, but also juice, such as cranberry, and eating richly coloured fruits such as blueberries. Teeth can also be affected by exposure to fluoride and antibiotics. Aging also affects our teeth as they lose their brightness over the years.

One consequence of having discoloured teeth is a loss of confidence. You don’t want people to see your stained teeth, so you stop smiling and when you stop smiling, you don’t produce as much serotonin, the happy chemical. Is this already happening to you? Maybe you hold a hand over your mouth when you smile, or you supress your smile.

How we do tooth whitening in Southend

Here, at the Dental Care Group in Southend, tooth whitening can be done in 2 different ways. If you want an instant makeover you can come in to see us and have your teeth whitened in the practice clinic. The whitening gel is put into trays, which are fitted over your teeth once we have put in barriers to protect your lips and gums. It takes around an hour for the whitening gel, which is activated by a special lamp, to lighten your teeth.

If you are in less of a hurry you can have trays specially made to fit your mouth and then take them home with a milder form of bleaching gel. Over the next 2 weeks, you wear the gel-filled trays in bed at night, or for a few hours during the day, after which you can expect to start seeing results.

Replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Clacton

Missing teeth can affect your oral health or overall health in many ways. A missing tooth can compromise your bite, alter your speech and restrict your diet. In the long run, as you rely more on your healthy teeth, you increase the chance they will be damaged or lost prematurely.

At Dental Care Group in Clacton, dental implants, let you, not your teeth, lead your life. Our patients find that treatment with dental implants has been life-changing and has made a big difference to their ability to socialise, eat, chew and speak properly and generally to their quality of life. Recent advances in dentistry have made dental implants more practical than ever, even when patients have little remaining jawbone.

Dental Implants in ClactonWhat is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be fixed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the properties of titanium, dental implants attach to the jawbone and become a good foundation for the replacement teeth. Dental implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth – even a mouthful of missing teeth.

Why choose dental implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many reasons why you should consider dental implants in Clacton. Teeth that are not supported by a root, can eventually lead to jawbone shrinkage. This shrinkage will make your face look older and collapsed. Dental implants prevent deterioration of the jawbone and help the generation of new bone tissue. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants preserve the healthy bone structure, have a high success rate and are the most lasting option. A dental bridge requires the removal of healthy tooth structure, whereas removable dentures are inconvenient, become loose over time and weaken any healthy teeth, increasing the risk of decay.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are quite versatile. As long are you are an adult missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is jawbone quality and quantity. Your Clacton dentist will determine whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.

Do you love your smile?

Do you smile with confidence and laugh without giving it a second thought? Or do you feel self-conscious about your teeth and wish that your appearance was more attractive? Chipped, broken, missing, misaligned or discoloured teeth can all contribute to you feeling unhappy with how you look. This can really affect your quality of life as it constantly undermines the enjoyment you feel and how you express yourself. At the Dental Care Group, we know that looking after your teeth is more than simply about dental health. It is also about feeling and looking great so we are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry in Southend.

cosmetic-dentistry-southendSolutions for brighter smiles

We want you to enjoy your smile. At our practice in Southend, cosmetic dentistry has helped many of our patients feel better about their social interactions by giving them a smile to be proud of. Cosmetic dentistry is the art of enhancing your smile through a variety of techniques. Whatever you would like to change about your teeth, there is a procedure to help you. The first stage is to speak with your dentist and find out which treatment or combination of approaches will best meet your needs. We are proud to offer a friendly, empathetic and highly skilled service, so that you receive the care you need to get the results you want.

Options for cosmetic dentistry in Southend

Cosmetic dentistry in Southend has allowed many people to achieve the smile of their dreams. We offer a full range of options, from teeth whitening and dental veneers to smile makeovers and invisible braces. We can also discuss treatments such as dental implants or crowns with you. You can rest assured that we use modern techniques that are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before. For example, clear braces allow crooked teeth to be realigned without having to wear ugly ‘train track’ metal braces for months.

Improving the appearance of their teeth has given hundreds of people brighter smiles in Southend. Cosmetic dentistry could be the start of a happier, more confident future, so please do get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

Straighter teeth and happy smiles

Are you self-conscious about crooked or unevenly spaced teeth? If you are, having corrective treatment may give you the confidence to enjoy your smile, relish photographs and stop feeling awkward in social or professional situations. Did you also know that straighter teeth are healthier? This is because they are easier to clean, and properly aligned teeth work better as the bite functions correctly. At the Dental Care Group, we offer tooth straightening in Brentwood that allows our patients to have great oral health and smile with pride.

Straighten Teeth in BrentwoodModern options for straighter teeth

Many people miss out on having their teeth realigned as a child, and dismiss it as an adult due to concerns over procedures that they believe will be intrusive, unsightly, uncomfortable and time consuming. The good news is that advances in technology mean that having straighter teeth does not rely on having a mouth full of metal for long periods. We are proud to provide our patients with almost invisible tooth straightening in Brentwood. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays that gently guide your teeth into position and are removeable for eating, cleaning or special occasions. If you just need your front teeth adjusting, then the Inman aligner works quickly, thanks to metal springs that exert the correct pressure to move your teeth. Some braces are so fast that we can offer Six Month Smiles – a whole new look in half a year using discreet tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.

What to expect from treatment

Our patients’ needs are our priority in Brentwood. Tooth straightening has enhanced the quality of life for many people, thanks to increased self-esteem as well as a healthier mouth. An initial consultation with us allows us to take accurate impressions of your teeth and find out what you want to achieve. The braces are custom-made to suit your mouth and you will be provided with a fixed or removeable retainer if necessary at the end of treatment to ensure that your teeth stay in the correct position.

To find out how tooth straightening in Brentwood can give you the smile you long for, please do get in touch with our experienced team today.

You can have a new smile in just one day!

Do you find yourself avoiding photographs because of your missing teeth? Or perhaps you are experiencing the annoyance of loose dentures. The team at Dental Care Group in Southend want you to enjoy every smile and so offer a dental implant technique that is simple, reliable and long lasting. Best of all, your initial treatment can be completed in only one day.

Dental implants can effectively restore your lost teeth and thanks to advances in techniques, we can even offer you a new ‘smile in a day’. Dental implants in Southend are easier to place, less invasive and have a higher success rate than ever before. They work for the loss of a single tooth all the way to a mouthful of teeth. In the latter case it requires the fitting of 4 implants on the bottom jaw and 6 in the top. This small number of implants will result in a fully functional set of teeth that will look and feel completely natural.

Dental Implants in SouthendYour ‘smile in a day’ consultation

At our practice when it comes to a ‘smile in a day’ using dental implants in Southend, you’ll start by talking to one of our experienced dentists. This appointment is to carry out the planning, record taking and preparation, which is the foundation of your treatment, to ensure that everything runs smoothly with no surprises.

The process

Firstly, we will take a scan of your jaw, as this allows us to ‘virtually’ place your implants using computer imaging technology. We will then take photographs of your mouth and teeth. This helps us understand what the cosmetic issues you have and how to solve them – not just the teeth but also other important factors, such as lip position and cheek fullness, as these can be influenced by the final shape and size of your dental implants in Southend.

Next comes a full clinical investigation of the mouth, including gum health, detection of tooth decay, and checking the stability of your remaining teeth.

We’ll tell you all about what we find and then give you details about your dental implants in Southend, as well as the time frame for treatment and how much it will cost.

Straighter teeth for a healthier smile

At Dental Care Group in Clacton, professional care and excellent customer service lies at the heart of our practice. This is something we strive for whether you are coming in for a regular dental check-up or a more involved dental treatment, such as tooth straightening in Clacton.

Tooth straightening with us

We have a variety of options for tooth straightening in Clacton, to help you gain the smile of your dreams. Whether your teeth have become crooked or crowded over time or you simply want to eliminate gaps, we can align your teeth in whichever way is best suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Tooth Straightening in ClactonOur comfortable tooth straightening procedures can transform your smile and your life in a matter of weeks. We are happy to offer many popular tooth straightening procedures, including Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner, Clear Aligner, Fastbraces and Quick Straight Teeth, giving our patients a wealth of choices for when it comes to tooth straightening in Clacton.

Quick Straight Teeth

One option for your tooth straightening in Clacton is Quick Straight Teeth. They are braces that use clear brackets and bespoke tooth-coloured wires, making the braces more aesthetically pleasing compared to other fixed braces systems available.

It is usually used to target the front 6 to 8 teeth to correct mild misalignments. The treatment works by applying gentle pressure on the teeth to straighten them out with minimal discomfort. Tooth movement is more predictable and twice as quick when using our fixed quick straight appliance.


As the name suggests Fastbraces are the fast choice for tooth straightening in Clacton. Only one wire is used in the treatment, unlike traditional brace systems that use 3 to 4 wires. The design of Fastbraces allows for the gentle movement of teeth toward their final positions from the very beginning. What’s more, in most cases treatment takes only 3 to 10 months to complete.

When you come in to see one of our highly trained dentists, they will explain all of the treatment options available to you. If Fastbraces or Quick Straight Teeth aren’t right for, don’t worry, there are lots more treatments to explore.

Facial aesthetics in Brentwood – a quick way to rejuvenate your look

At Dental Care Group, we take a comprehensive approach to helping you feel and look your best. Admittedly, there is no better complement to a healthy smile, than beautiful looking skin. If you are worried about wrinkles and fine lines on your face, you can now benefit from our facial treatments in Brentwood. By accompanying your cosmetic dental treatment with Botox, you can achieve the smile of your dreams and a more youthful appearance, all at the same time.

Facial Aesthetics in BrentwoodYour face is the canvas for any cosmetic or restorative dental procedure. Whether you need to replace your missing teeth with dental implants or dental crowns, you will certainly end up with a healthier, brighter smile. Now, you can combine the benefits of cosmetic dentistry with facial aesthetics in Brentwood. Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the signs of ageing around your smile.

How does Botox work?

Botox is an incredibly popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment used for wrinkle reduction. Botox is toxin found in a particular type of bacteria, which has the ability to relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This includes crow’s feet around the eyes, creases between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

Botox is injected into the skin and works by temporarily preventing muscle movement, specifically targeting those muscles that cause wrinkles. Results from the injection can be seen anywhere between 24 hours after injection up to 12 days later. Although each case is unique, most patients find that their injections last up to 4 months. Botox injections should be repeated after your initial treatment is you want to maintain the same fresh look.

What are the side effects of Botox?

When used appropriately and administered by a skilled dentist, Botox has no side effects. Although if you do choose to have Botox, your dentist will recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory medications, vitamin E and aspirin for 2 weeks prior to your treatment in order to avoid bruising during your procedure.

Contact us

If you would like any further information about facial aesthetics in Brentwood, or you would like to request an appointment with one of our friendly dentists, please get in touch with us today.

Discover the benefits of dental implants in Brentwood

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering if it’s too late to do something about it. Damaged or missing teeth can create many aesthetic and functional problems such as destroying a person’s smile and gradually deteriorating the jawbone.

At Dental Care Group, we recommend dental implants as an effective way to restore lost teeth. Their high success rate, lasting quality and natural appearance are only some of the reasons that make them stand out compared to other tooth replacement options. Our experienced dentists can examine your mouth and determine if you’re eligible for dental implants in Brentwood.

dental-implants-brentwoodHow do they work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone to hold a replacement crown, bridge or even an over denture. Dental implants typically consist of 3 parts: the implant, which permanently attaches to your jaw, the abutment, that connects your implant to your replacement teeth, and finally the crown that is the visible part of the restored tooth.

What are the advantages?

Ideally, tooth replacement options should preserve the integrity of your facial structure and function and look like your natural teeth. Unfortunately, conventional tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures do not preserve your jawbone and sometimes require compromising your neighbouring healthy teeth to hold them in place.

With dental implants your neighbouring teeth are not affected as they do not support the implant. This leaves more of your own teeth intact, improving your oral health in the long run. Dental implants also allow easier brushing between teeth, improving your oral hygiene.

More importantly, dental implants prevent bone loss. As the jawbone requires pressure from chewing in order to maintain its health and density, the absence of such pressure due to tooth loss will gradually lead to deterioration. Studies have shown that in the first year of tooth loss, your bone will lose up to 25% of its overall volume. Dental implants feel and function like your natural teeth and provide the pressure necessary to maintain jawbone density.

Have you been meaning to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Brentwood and how they can improve your oral health? If so, contact us today.