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Safe Amalgam Removal In Glasgow

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Choosing Safer Alternatives For Our Patients

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When it comes to cavities, dental fillings can be a quick and effective solution to unsightly gaps and problematic holes. Many of us who have undergone treatment for dental fillings in the past, might have been happy with the results, but those who have undertaken the procedure in the distant past may find that the materials used to plug cavities includes potentially harmful substances like zinc, copper and mercury. It’s shocking to think, but some historic dental fillings can contain up to 50% mercury.

Redefine your smile with amalgam removal

If you’re looking to remove potentially harmful amalgam fillings, The Berkeley Clinic is the place to go. We are a mercury free zone and have never used harmful amalgam fillings, relying instead on safer alternatives. What’s more, our expert team of dentistry professionals are some of the most experienced around when it comes to extraction and removal of amalgam, minimising the risk that mercury can cause and replacing them with much safer alternatives.

Efficient amalgam removal

Regardless of which dental procedure you’re checking in for, one of the main concerns for any patient is speed and efficiency. At The Berkeley Clinic, our team have streamlined steps to ensure no patient has to spend more time than they need to in the chair. Once you’ve spoken with one of our consultants and agreed upon a course of action that everyone is happy with, we’ll arrange a one-stop procedure to remove multiple amalgam fillings in a single sitting, saving you unnecessary expense, undue pain and discomfort, and valuable time. Our expert team will also talk you through the restorative options available to you, ensuring your smile is returned to its former glory in no time.

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The dangers of mercury amalgam

Mercury amalgam used in dental fillings typically contain a minimum of 50% mercury, high concentrations of silver and significant levels of copper. Although mercury has long been used in dental care and fillings, in recent years, there’s been growing concern about individual sensitivity to mercury, implications on pollution, and risk to health. If you’re concerned that you might be sensitive to mercury and wish to replace your current set of fillings, you’ve come to the right place. If you feel as though you need some further consultation and guidance on the matter, our team will talk you through all the possible implications of maintaining mercury amalgam fillings and the alternative options available to you. For more information just visit our safe amalgam removal landing page.

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Get in touch with the team today !

If you’re looking for safe and effective amalgam removal in Glasgow, The Berkeley Clinic is your go-to destination. Drop us a message via our online enquiry form to request further information and one of our team will be back in touch ASAP. Alternatively, drop the team an email at: reception@berkeleyclinic.com or drop us a line direct on: 0141 564 1900.

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Dental Implants in Glasgow

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Why Choose Dental Implants?

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Damaged, decayed and missing teeth are never fun. However, many continue to suffer in silence without resolving the issue, struggling through the discomfort and allowing the problem to potentially become much worse. Whether you’re worried about the cost of dental implants or the discomfort involved in the procedure itself, the team at The Berkeley Clinic are here to put all our concerns to rest.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

If you’re suffering from missing teeth or the latter stages of tooth decay, you’ll no doubt be experiencing plenty of problems. A missing tooth can cause issues for the surrounding gum tissue and neighbouring teeth, affect the way you chew, eat and talk, as well as severely dent your confidence. Partial dentures and bridges can go some way to combat tooth loss, but these are never a permanent solution and bring their own problems to the table. Dental implants are a quick, painless and relatively affordable way of restoring your teeth to their former glory. You’ll be able to eat all the foods you love without the worry of pain or discomfort, plus smile as much as you like without worrying about unsightly gaps.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The easiest way to decide if dental implants are right for you is to book a consultation at The Berkeley Clinic today. Our award-winning team will guide you through all the options available to you. We’ll discuss the scale of tooth loss, damage or decay before undertaking a 3D scan to better assess the situation. From there, we’ll be able to determine whether it’s best to replace certain teeth with individual implants, replace a stretch of missing teeth with a bridge implant, or replace an entire mouthful of missing teeth with new implants. Once you’ve had an implant fitted in place, it’ll eventually fuse to your jaw bone. This means that should the implant ever need restoring or replacing, a new crown or bridge can be quickly and easily added without requiring any invasive procedures. Find our more about our implants procedure with our trusted guide.
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Quick and Easy Consultation, Lifetime Results

In the past, patients suffering from tooth loss or decay had to settle for dentures or dental bridges, today there’s much more choice on offer. Here at The Berkeley Clinic, we’re pioneers in new dental processes and technology, providing some of the best dental plans in Glasgow and beyond. We go the extra mile to ensure every patient gets the smile they’ve always dreamed of, with long-lasting results that’ll quickly resolve cosmetic woes, while giving you back the freedom to enjoy everyday life and things many take for granted. Our experienced team also includes some of the best trained dental hygienists around, meaning any other issues can be quickly resolved, while ensuring the aftercare you receive is second to none.

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Get in Touch Today!

If you’re interested in discussing dental implant options, contact The Berkeley Clinic today and get the smile of your dreams

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Teeth Whitening In Glasgow

Friday, September 30th, 2016

What Does Whitening At The Berkeley Clinic Involve

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One of the first things you notice in a person is their smile, this is why it is not surprising that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. It’s a quick and effective way to enhance your smile, and in turn boost your self- confidence.

Unfortunately, teeth can become stained and discoloured due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes your teeth will become discoloured simply due to ageing. However, lifestyle and food choices can also take their toll on your glistening smile. There are two main types of tooth discolouration:

• Extrinsic – this is the type of stain that you are most likely to be aware of and is when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained. It is typically caused by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, berries and sweets. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.

• Intrinsic- most people tend to be less familiar with these type of stains. This type of discolouration refers to stains which originate from within the tooth itself. There are many potential causes of this including dental trauma, overuse of fluoride, decay, dental fractures and hereditary conditions.

How can I prevent teeth discoloration?

There are a number of changes you can make in order to avoid having yellow discoloured teeth. These could be simply reducing your consumption of dark- coloured foods and drinks, or sipping darker beverages throw a straw to minimise exposure to your teeth. Read more about the most common causes of teeth discolouring in our blog.

Improving your dental hygiene by brushing, flossing, using mouthwash daily and having regular visits to the dentist will all assist in eliminating teeth discoloration. You can also reduce the risk of staining your teeth by taking precautions to prevent dental injury such as wearing a mouth guard whilst playing sport and avoiding eating hard foods.

Fortunately, at the Berkeley Clinic, we can help eliminate teeth discoloration with our safe and painless teeth whitening procedure. With our X white pro ultimate whitening package, you can say goodbye to yellow teeth!

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What does teeth whitening at the Berkeley Clinic involve?

In as little as an hour our dedicated team will work their magic to transform your smile. Our dental clinicians will perform in-house whitening on you by placing a protective barrier between your teeth and gums. They will then apply whitening gel to your teeth and a blue light is shone on them to activate the whitening. Once this safe, in-house whitening procedure is complete, you can take home our bespoke teeth whitening kit prepared in our in-house 4 D dental lab. This kit will further enhance the brightness of your smile and will make your pearly whites sparkle even more. Find out more about our teeth whitening process here.

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Teeth Whitening Glasgow: Choosing Berkeley Clinic

Legally, whitening treatments must be carried out by fully qualified dental professionals working to the prescription of a dentist. So at the Berkeley Clinic you know you are in safe hands. Our care team will take time to determine what is best for you and ensure that you achieve the best teeth whitening result. What’s more, our 4D lab technicians will take an impression of your mouth to customise trays that will fit your teeth perfectly. This makes the follow up process at home easier, safer and more effective. So why not brighten your smile with our X white pro ultimate whitening package for only £299!

If you have any questions about our fantastic whitening offer or would like to book in for a consultation at our award winning clinic in Glasgow, contact us and we will help you achieve that perfect Hollywood smile.

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Dental Anxiety Treatment At Berkeley Clinic

Friday, June 10th, 2016

How Can Dental Anxiety Be Treated?

dental anxietyMany start to feel anxious or fearful before a dental appointment. Visiting their dentist can cause some people distress which may lead to them missing their appointment.

It is advised to make regular dental check-ups as they are important for our oral well-being. Dental or hygienist appointments are usually pain free however even the thought of the dentist can put patients off, this sort of stress is usually brought on by dental phobia or anxiety.

At our dental clinic in Glasgow we do the best that we can to provide our patients with a relaxing atmosphere before and during their treatments. Find out more about what dental anxiety is and how it can be treated below. (more…)

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What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Are Dental Implants Safe?


Dental-ImplantsAre you considering Dental Implants? Great! Dental Implants are a great option for some patients as there are lots of benefits of having dental implants. 10,000 people have lower jaw dental implant procedures in the UK alone, each year and this long-term treatment is growing in popularity.

Still haven’t made your mind up yet? Let’s have a look at what tooth implants can do for you. (more…)

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Orthodontics For Your Lifestyle

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Are you looking for an orthodontist in Glasgow? The number of adults opting for removable braces is increasing year by year. At Berkeley clinic we are ahead of this trend offering our customers innovative dental care which will help you achieve your perfect smile. Our orthodontic services include both Invisalign and Inman Aligner braces which can straighten teeth in matter of months.

Interested? Find out more about our orthodontic treatments in Glasgow and why they are becoming more popular. (more…)

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10 Amazing Facts About Oral Health

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Common Dental Misconception

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It’s National Smile Month from May 16 – June 16th and what better way to celebrate than with some dental facts? A smile can be a person’s greatest asset, and keeping our mouths healthy is something we all spend time and care over of twice daily. It’s clear dental health is very important to us, with a whopping 60% of people stating they would lose respect for their boss if they had bad oral hygiene. With figures like that, keeping your mouth under good oral care is vital. (more…)

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Complete Guide To Cosmetic Dentistry

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Does Your Smile Impact Your Life Positively or Negatively?

Did you know that almost ¾ of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success? Statistics are showing show that the cosmetic dentistry trend is becoming more and more popular – everyone is looking for that perfect smile! Many who suffer from dental anxiety are starting to realise the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Whether you are looking for a dentist in Glasgow or are wondering if cosmetic dentistry is for you, bite your teeth into our complete cosmetic dentistry guide.

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Brighter & Whiter Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright

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What does your smile say about you? Probably more than you think, a smile can be genuine and spontaneous, wry or sarcastic. We use our smiles to show so much of our personality, but if you suffer from discolouration you may miss out on all these chances to express yourself. According to studies, our teeth are the third most hated part of the body, but this does not have to be the case. The Berkeley Clinic offer outstanding in house teeth whitening that will allow you to love your teeth once again. (more…)

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Looking for a Good Orthodontic Treatment in Glasgow?

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Orthodontic Treatment in Glasgow

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Are you looking for quality orthodontic treatment in Glasgow at a reasonable price can be hard to find. It can also take a long time for you to achieve your dream smile. At Berkeley Clinic Glasgow we provide excellent treatment from our expert orthodontist team in Glasgow.

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Do you feel like your teeth are crooked or crowded? Looking for a treatment that will safely straighten your teeth in a matter of weeks? At our orthodontic clinic in Glasgow we provide wonderful treatment that will help you achieve your perfect smile in only a matter of 6 weeks.

It can be a daunting thought considering orthodontics treatment, and the thought of the commitment to wearing braces for years and the maintenance that it involves can be a lot for everyday life. If you are looking for short-term treatment with great results then The Inman Aligner may be the solution to your problems. (more…)

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