Saturday, 14 June 2008

Dental Plans For Children Coming Soon In Essex!

Plans for Children

It is our aim to provide the best dental care to your children to safeguard their dental health

Experience has shown that regular visits to the dentist are essential to maintain the health of your children’s teeth and gums This forms the basis of our philosophy and we recommend regular dental check-ups to avoid problems at a later date.

The benefits of our preventive approach include:

Regular cleaning and oral hygiene instruction to reduce decay and keep the gums healthy
New teeth are monitored as they erupt
Less fillings
When adult teeth come into the mouth they have the best chance of staying healthy
Less likelihood of a dental emergency
Early planning of orthodontic treatment can result in much simpler and easier treatments
Prompt treatment
The latest techniques used for any treatment such as white fillings for back teeth, mouth guards and clear orthodontic brackets
More time with the dentist
Personal care and attention
Spreading the cost of care
Peace of mind for parents

This will be arriving soon for all adult dental members and their families.

Cosmetic Dentist Essex Dr J Basrai offers New Affordable Dental Plans.

The benefits of being our dental plan

To help our patients budget dental treatment costs without compromising the quality of care CODEplan practices are pleased to offer their our own dental plan which they believe to be the best way to make treatment affordable and give their patients greater freedom of choice.

The benefits of this preventive approach include:

Regular hygiene visits for fresh breath and to keep your teeth looking their best

Improved health of the gums – gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss

Fewer fillings

Less likelihood of a dental emergency

Prompt treatment

The latest techniques used for any treatment such as white fillings for back teeth, porcelain veneers and implants

More time with the dentist

Personal care and attention

Access to the practice emergency service

Spreading the cost of care

Registration with the practice

Peace of mind

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Amazing Facts for Botox and Restylane in Essex By Cosmetic Dentist

Considering non-surgical cosmetic procedures?

The popularity of non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as botulinum toxin ( Botox® ) and dermal fillers (such as Restylane®) is growing, and these treatments are now offered by medical and dental clinics and beauty salons.

Some of these treatments have a permanent effect, but many only last for a few months. They do not involve surgery, but that does not mean that they are risk-free. They are invasive procedures and you should always think carefully about the benefits and risks before you have these treatments.

Who should carry out these treatments?
Although many of these treatments are currently available on the high street, this does not mean that they are all unregulated. Laser and intense pulsed light clinics must be regulated by the Healthcare Commission, and you should ask to see details of their current registration before agreeing to any treatments.

Botox® is a prescription-only medicine, and must be prescribed by a doctor or dentist and from 1 May 2006, Nurse Independent Prescribers are now able to prescribe Botox® and Vistabel® independently. Ask the prescriber if he or she is a:

doctor registered with the General Medical Council
dentist registered with the General Dental Council,
nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Prescribers may delegate the administration to a suitably qualified and competent other person.

Do not have any treatment unless you can be satisfied that they meet the above requirements.

Other non-surgical cosmetic treatments are not currently regulated and are carried out in hospitals, clinics and beauty salons by doctors, dentists, nurses and beauty therapists. You must make sure that the person or people offering the treatment is adequately trained and sufficiently experienced to enable them to deliver the treatment competently and safely.

Questions you should ask when you are having Botox Dermal Filler Treatment!

If you are considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment there are a number of questions you should ask to help you to decide whether to have a treatment and where to have it carried out.

Who will carry out the treatment?
How long have they been trained in this treatment and do they have a certificate of accreditation?
How frequently do they carry it out?
Do they have professional indemnity insurance?
Is the treatment right for me?
How long does the treatment take?
Is the treatment painful and if so what form of anaesthesia is used?
Is all equipment used sterile and used only for me?
For dermal fillers - what is the filler made of and do I need a test to find out if I am allergic to it?
For Botox® - will I see a doctor, dentist or an Independent Nurse Prescriber and will he or she prescribe the Botox®?
What are the risks involved?
Are there any other treatment options available for me to achieve the results I want?
Do you have any 'before and after' photographs that I can see?
What type of aftercare regime will I need after treatment?
Will I need pain relief following treatment?
Will I have swelling or bruising and can these be treated?
At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
Will I be reviewed after the treatment - and is this included in the price
How long do the results last?
What will be the cost of the treatment, including any materials I may need after it?
Will I need a course of treatments?

Restylane in Essex by Cosmetic Dentist Dr J Basrai

We all know that healthy , toned skin, free from niggling lines and imperfections, is key to looking at our very best-whatever our age! The better we look , the better we feel.

But maintaining this vitality becomes more of a challenge as we grow older. So if creames are no longer living up to their promise and surgery seems like a step too far , RESTYLANE could be the ideal treatment for you. Looking your best for the age you are is easily achieved with RESTYLANE.


Youthful skin is rich in Hyaluronic acid HA - a substance that binds water, hydrates the skin, and promotes all-important softness and fullness.

But as we age the HA in our skin gradually becomes less efficient. Inevitably, this leads to loss of facial fullness and the tell tale signs of aging.


Restylane is an injectable treatment that contains Hyaluron gel. It is specifically formulated to delay the signs of aging and refresh looks in a natural subtle way.

When injected into the skin , RESTYLANE effectively gives our own HA a helping hand, instantly boosting our skins hydration system to restore volume and lift the skin to smooth away and soften the appearance of facial lines.

Restylane has the additional advantages of simulating Collagen production and improving skin elasticity.

The results of RESTYLANE treatment are clearly visible -healthier and smoother, toned skin with an overall revitalised appearance.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Invisalign In Essex! Invisible Dental Brace Special Offers!

We at Smile and Face Studios are Offering a special Offer for the first 11 new patients who accept Invisalign Treatment of a FREE IPOD nano.

Hurry this offer is very limited! You also get a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION worth 47.00 Pounds and FREE Home Tooth Whitening worth 295 Pounds .

What are you waiting for??

Call 01375481000 Now!

Get a brighter whiter and straighter smile this Summer.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Restylane In Essex! Administered by Cosmetic Dentist Essex!

With the passing of time come the signs of aging. As we grow older, the signs of aging become more evident on our faces. Gravity, heredity, sun exposure and years of everyday facial movements, such as smiling, frowning, chewing, and squinting take their toll. These signs are seen as wrinkles, lines, creases and folds in the face. As the underlying tissue starts to weaken and break down the skin loses its smooth, firm appearance. If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your face without surgery then Restylane may be for you.

There are various types of injectable cosmetic fillers on the market today. They are intended to add volume and smooth out wrinkles giving the skin a more youthful appearance. These soft tissue fillers, most commonly fat and collagen are injected beneath the skin to plump up areas of the face that may be creased or sunken in. They are also used to add plump up and add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Injectable fillers are often used in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as lasers and facelifts. The drawback to most of these types of fillers is that they often cause allergic reactions and the effects do not last very long.

Restylane is a non-animal, biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance present in all living organisms. This natural acid provides volume and fullness to an organism’s epidermis. Restylane is produced as a clear gel substance and is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin, which adds natural volume and lift resulting in smoother wrinkles and less prominent folds and creases in the face. Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acids and bovine collagen products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmissions or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins

Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic filler that is immune to the drawbacks of other fillers because of its unique chemical composition. It is currently the first and only dermal filler approved by the FDA. What distinguishes Restylane from other dermal fillers is the way that it permeates the dermal tissue and naturally binds to water molecules. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results. Through this action, the modified water molecules assist in achieving and maintaining volume bearing a natural appearance.

The actual treatment itself is very brief. Receiving Restylane injections can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated. Restylane can be used to either shape facial contours, smooth wrinkles, or sculpt lips.

For facial contours, the Restylane corrects deep folds and lifts up the skin from cheeks and chin. This provides a fuller shape for the chin or a rounder, more sensual line along the cheeks. For wrinkles, when the Restylane is injected, it procedures natural volume under the wrinkle, which lifts it up and smoothes it out. When using Restylane for lip augmentation, the gel is injected into the inside of the upper or lower lip. It is also injected along the lip line; this brings out a more youthful look and smoothes out the lips. During the treatment, the practitioner injects tiny amounts of Restylane into the skin using a very fine needle resulting in minimal discomfort. The practitioner may apply a topical anesthetic to the area being treated to minimize any discomfort. A local anesthetic is usually given before sculpting the lips. The results of the treatment can be seen immediately following the procedure and you may resume normal activity.

While the treatment does not require any downtime or follow up care, there are some precautions that should be taken. You must avoid alcohol and exercise for six hours after the treatment as well as refrain from touching the area that was treated. You may experience some redness or swelling after the treatment and sunbathing and cold outdoors activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. You may want to speak with your physician about any medications that can be taken to minimize the recurrence.

Restylane has been proven to be a safe procedure. Since it is non-animal based, it virtually eliminates the possibility of disease transmission or an allergic reaction. Adverse reactions are infrequent, however there is always potential for side effects with any cosmetic procedure. These include swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness and moderate pain, which will disappear within a week.

There are always factors that must be considered and discussed with your physician before having any type of cosmetic procedure. Since Restylane has proven to be a safe procedure most healthy adults prove to be good candidates for the treatment. The safety of Restylane for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females or in patients under 18 years has not been established so if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or under 18 you should wait to have the treatment done. Restylane should not be used in patients with known susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Also if you are considering laser treatment, chemical peeling or any other procedure based on active dermal response you should be aware of the potential risk of eliciting an inflammatory reaction at the implant site.

Having a follow-up treatment before the Restylane has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect. The treatment generally lasts for about six months. You will most likely discuss further treatment at your initial consultation. Before your treatment or follow up you should avoid certain vitamins, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory medications for a week prior due to the increased risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

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Botox In Essex! Administered by Cosmetic Dentist Essex

Botox is probably the most talked about and popular cosmetic procedure of today. Since its release millions of women, and men have been rushing into the offices of the nearest practitioners to have the procedure done.

With the FDA approval for cosmetic procedure came the emergence of the trendy “Botox parties.” Practitioners began sending out invitations to potential candidates for food, drinks, conversation and a Botox injection. While the procedure itself is quick, and virtually painless you would be well advised to discuss the procedure with your doctor beforehand and schedule an appointment to have the treatment administered in a clinical setting, rather than at a social affair.

Botox is a trade name for the neurotoxin botulinum type A; a complex protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

The botulinum toxin acts as a nerve blocker and binds itself to the nerves leading to the muscle preventing the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that stimulates the muscle to contract. Botulism is a paralyzing form of food poisoning that occurs when the neurotoxin is ingested, the reason that it can be fatal is usually due to the paralysis of the respiratory muscles making it impossible to breath.

So in this way, Botox is related to the food borne illness, but that is where the similarities end. With controlled application the botulinum type A can be injected into specific muscles and alleviate many problems associated with muscle spasms, or involuntary contraction of the muscle. Botox Cosmetic, when injected into the corrugator and procerus muscles, temporarily prevents them from contracting and this is what reduces the appearance of glabellar, or frown lines. Basically if the muscles cannot contract, or scrunch up, the wrinkles go away.

Botox has been indicated in treatment of several medical conditions, and has been proven to successfully treat blepharospasm, a condition which causes the involuntary spasmodic contraction of certain eye muscles, strabismus, a manifest lack of parallelism of the visual axes of the eyes, or crossed eyes and cervical dystonia, a state of abnormal tension in any of the tissues resulting in the impairment of a person's voluntary movement in the neck area.

It has also been used to treat other dystonias, such as writer's cramp, as well as facial spasms, head and neck tremors and hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Other applications for which Botox may be useful are currently being investigated. By injecting the toxin into the affected muscles the spasms or contractions that normally occur are greatly reduced or eliminated. The effects of the treatment for these conditions can be seen and felt anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days after treatment, they are temporary and will last anywhere from three to eight months.

Botox Cosmetic is a simple non-surgical treatment that has been proven to treat moderate to severe glabellar, or frown lines and eliminates wrinkles temporarily. It is the only treatment of its kind approved by the FDA for use in adult patients aged 18-65. The FDA approved the use of Botox for cosmetic use in April of 2002 and before that it was approved for use to treat certain medical conditions since 1989. In the year 2005 there were over 3 million procedures performed.

The procedure itself takes about ten minutes and involves a few tiny injections. The injections go directly into the muscle and then it enters into the nerve endings to block the chemical that causes the muscle to contract. Once the muscles are at rest and can no longer contract the appearance of the skin becomes firmer and smoother and the lines or wrinkles that would normally be see are greatly diminished or eliminated altogether. The results of the treatment can usually be seen within hours and will last for about four months. Because the treatment targets only certain areas and only the muscles that are affected the risk of the toxin spreading is severely reduced.

A topical anesthetic is usually applied to the area that will be treated to numb the injection site. There is usually only minimal pain or discomfort associated with the actual injection but it does not persist past the process of injection. There is usually no downtime resulting from the procedure so return to work and normal activity can usually resume immediately. There is usually little to no bruising, bleeding, swelling, pain or other discomfort involved with the procedure.

It would seem only natural to think that there would be a lot of risk involved with injecting toxins into the body but in fact Botox injections are believed to be safe and result in few side effects. Any side effects that may arise from the treatments typically last no more than six months since the treatment itself is temporary. The most common, but rare side effects associated with treatment include bruising at the site of the injection, headache, respiratory infection, nausea, and flu like symptoms. In rare occurrences the Botox cosmetic may spread to adjoining muscles and cause temporary paralysis.

In less than 1% of patients this can cause drooping of the eyelid. Less frequently occurring side effects include pain in the face, erythema, or abnormal redness at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These adverse reactions occurred in less than 3% of patients and occurred within the first week of treatment. They are thought to be associated with the injection itself.

There are only few restrictions to who is eligible to receive treatment. Those who are pregnant or nursing are definitely ineligible. Those who suffer from neuromuscular disease have allergies to certain medications or who are taking certain medications should discuss this in depth with their physician, as they may not be eligible for treatment.

Any medications that are being taken should always be disclosed as certain medications; mostly antibiotics can alter the effects of Botox. Many people return for new treatments as soon as the effects start to wear off.

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Tooth Whitening Essex -Instructions After Whitening!

You’ve worked hard to get your teeth bright and gorgeous, and you want them to stay that way. To keep your pearly whites gleaming and clean, try these three tips to keep stains at bay:

1. Drink through a straw to prevent liquid from reaching the front teeth.

2. Steer clear of dark-colored beverages like cola, coffee and red wine, which contain tannins that contribute to dental stains.

3. Opt for lightly colored fruits, like melon, and avoid dark-colored foods like berries and chocolate. A rule of thumb: If a food can stain your clothes, it will probably stain your teeth.

Teeth Whitening -Laser Tooth Whitening.

During this appointment we will use a gel to protect your gums before applying the bleaching agent to your teeth.

Then we use a special light to accelerate the bleaching process.

We perform a thorough dental examination to check for tooth decay and use a high powered camera to determine if any microcracks are present in the teeth , since these cracks can sometimes absorb more of the bleach and create a streaky appearance.

If you are not sure what foods and drinks to avoid in order to prevent stains then use this as a rule of thumb- If it can stain a white shirt then it can stain your teeth.

Laser tooth whitening can deliver dramatic results in about 1 hour and your brighter smile may last for about a year as long as you steer clear of dark coloured foods and liquids like soy sauce, berries,coffee, cola and the like.