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Teeth Whitening Carried Out By The Beauticians Is Illegal

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Teeth Whitening

Why You Should Always Seek Treatment From Professionals

Many people are under the impression that professional tooth whitening can be carried out in the beauty salons, pop-up kiosks or by someone who carries out home visits. But the fact is that it is illegal for anyone other than a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist (working to prescription of a dentist) to carry out tooth whitening.

According to General Dental Council, dental professionals are the only legal practitioners of teeth whitening. Beauty therapists cannot recognize potential issues with your teeth, gums or mouth.

Why teeth whitening performed by beauty therapists is illegal?

Some people who work in the beauty industry have been sold expensive teeth whitening courses and equipment by unscrupulous companies that make them believe the process is legal.

Dental professionals are required to train for many years to understand the structure of the mouth, to recognise dental issues and to be able to prescribe the correct treatment to each individual patient. Dentists can recognise many types of gum disease and signs of mouth cancer. They are adequately trained to prescribe the correct medication and treatment.

Can illegal teeth whitening damage your teeth?

Tooth whitening chemicals are able to permanently damage the teeth and gums if they are not used correctly and appropriately. These chemicals sink into the tooth surface. Therefore, the practitioner who is providing the treatment needs to be fully qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).

A recent court case highlighted that teeth whitening had been decided by a High Court judge to be ‘the act of dentistry.’ So even if the practitioner is using below the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide or a product which does not contain hydrogen peroxide, they are still breaking the law and putting people at risk.

All of the products that are used by the dental professionals are thoroughly tested over the course of many years and have been proven to be effective without causing any harm to teeth or gums.

Can you get an insurance for teeth whitening treatment at the beauty salon?

The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) does not provide any qualifications for undertaking teeth whitening treatments by beauticians and as such it is illegal to whiten teeth by people other than dental clinicians. If during or after the procedure you experience any complications you will not be covered legally for any insurance claims.

Teeth whitening is considered to be safe if carried out by a dental clinician. If you want to get protected and safe teeth whitening treatment get it done professionally.

The Berkeley Clinic is currently offering various teeth whitening options to suit your budget and achieve desired results. You can even get an exclusive and customized teeth whitening kit for free when you join our Beautiful Smiles Plan. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry at The Berkeley Clinic.

If you would like to find out more about tooth whitening or book an appointment with the Berkeley Clinic team contact us today!

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Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Would you like to replace missing teeth with dental implants?

Dental ImplantsIf you’re sick and tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile because of missing teeth, there are treatments available at Berkeley Clinic that can restore your self-confidence. One such treatment is the insertion of dental implants. Dental implants are the closest artificial substitutes you can get for healthy-looking natural teeth, and can significantly improve your appearance. If cared for in the right way, implants can last for many years, and continue to improve your smile without needing to be replaced on a regular basis. Our dental team can place the highest-quality implants on the market, allowing you to feel confident about yourself again and live your life without worrying about your teeth.

When you lose a tooth and fail to get it replaced, sufficient bone deterioration can occur as a result. Getting implants inserted can actively preserve the structure of your jawline, meaning that the appearance of your entire face is improved as well your teeth and smile.

What is a dental implant procedure?

Dental implants are titanium posts that substitute for tooth roots. Your dentist will enact the procedure by carefully inserting these implants directly into the jawbone. The titanium material then fuses with the bones in the jaw, creating a tough foundation similar to that of a real tooth. Small posts are also attached to the implant, which provide further stability for the replacement tooth.

The entire procedure is carried out using local anaesthetic, with our dental team’s proficiency meaning that you will feel no pain and be extremely happy with the final results.

Would you like to replace missing teeth with dental implants?

If you are seriously considering implants, you will need to consult our clinical staff, who will conduct a thorough examination of your current oral hygiene and scrupulously study your dental history. A patient must meet certain specifications in order to be eligible for implants, and our team will use all the necessary information at hand to determine if you are a suitable candidate. If your mouth is deemed unsuitable for implants, there are still ways to make yourself become eligible for treatment. One such way is through a method called bone grafting. This process involves taking bone from elsewhere in the jaw, and placing it at the implant site instead. Missing teeth can also cause gum damage, and you may find yourself to be unsuitable for implants due to damaged gum tissue. This can be rectified through the process of soft tissue reconstruction, which actively rebuilds lost tissue and makes the mouth suitable for any implant insertions.

Implants can be fixed in a variety of ways depending on each individual patient’s specifications. This can involve a replacement of a single missing tooth, or several teeth which is known as a “fixed bridge”. A fixed bridge may only require two or three implants, but can substitute for several teeth. Certain patients may also be appropriate candidates for the Bar Attachment Denture treatment, which allows for all reconstructive tooth surgery to be completed and implants to be inserted in a single session.

Dental Implant Consultation Deal Only £99

At the moment the award winning Berkeley Clinic is offering valuable dental implant consultation deal for as little as £99 usually worth £499. Click here are restore your confidence with advanced dental implants.

Contact the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow on 0141 564 1900 for more information.

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Happy Valentines Day

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Valentines Day

Hearts, Smiles & Red Roses

We would like to thank you for choosing the Berkeley Clinic to look after your smile and oral health. Our team have decorated the clinic to celebrate the most romantic day of the year and make you feel more welcome.

We have planted a number of love flowers at the front of the clinic and invited the Queen of Hearts herself to personally greet you on your visit to the romantic Berkeley Clinic. We hope you will enjoy your appointments with our team.

Have the most romantic Valentine’s Day and remember we love you every day of the year, not just today!

If you would like to find out more about dental treatments at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow contact us on 0141 564 1900.

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£99 Dental Implant Deal Is Back

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Berkeley Clinic

Why Choose Berkeley Clinic

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Glasgow? Would you like to replace missing teeth using the most advanced and durable digital technology?

We are happy to announce that our £99 dental implant package offer is back by the popular demand! If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to improve your smile now it’s the perfect chance to do so because we are offering a fantastic winter deal for dental implants.

You can start your smile makeover journey for only £99, usually worth £499 if you book a dental implant consultation package before the 28th of February 2015. Visit The Berkeley Clinic to find out more.

What is included in our dental implant consultation deal?

3D digital X ray scan.
Full mouth dental assessment.
Preliminary report.
An experienced dental implant team.
Technologically advanced dental centre in Glasgow.

Why choose the Berkeley Clinic?

The Berkeley Clinic is one of Scotland’s most advanced and award winning dental centres. We have been awarded a number of prestigious dental awards including ‘Practice of the Year UK’, ‘Best Practice Scotland’ and ‘Best Treatment of Nervous Patients’ four times!

The clinic is equipped with the most advanced dental technologies to make your treatment as easy and as relaxing as possible. We use digital equipment such as CBCT Scan (CAT Scan) to assess your teeth and mouth and develop effective treatment plans to suit your everyday needs.

We are happy to have an extremely experienced team of clinicians who work with a number of dental implant systems and regularly attend dental conferences to keep up with the latest innovations.

Our clinical director Dr Mike Gow and Dr Greig McLean often lecture their fellow dental colleagues all over the world on anxious dental patient management techniques and newest dental implant systems, so if you are looking for the leading dental team to take care of your smile you have come to the right place!

Take advantage of this fantastic winter offer and get the smile of your dreams! Book your consultation with our award winning dental implant team for only £99 while the offer is on!

See you at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow!

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The Berkeley Clinic Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The Berkeley Clinic Team

Are You Looking For A Dentist In Glasgow

We are proud to announce that the Berkeley Clinic has been awarded the ‘Best Treatment of Nervous Patients’ at two prestigious dental award ceremonies in London and Glasgow. Our team has been selected from hundreds of dental practices all over UK and awarded at the Private Dentistry Awards and Scottish Dentistry Awards 2014.

Last year the clinic has also received two awards for the excellence in treating anxious dental patients as well as the ‘Practice of the Year UK’, ‘Private Practice of the Year UK’, ‘Best New Practice’ and ‘Practice of the Year North’ awards.

Are you looking for a dentist in Glasgow?

Our team is working very hard to be able to offer you excellent patient care, stress free and technologically advanced dental treatments. We provide a variety of dental and medical treatments including dental implants, teeth whitening, smile makeovers, advanced dentures, anti-ageing beauty treatments, semi-permanent makeup and revolutionary fat freezing technology called CoolSculpting.

If you are looking for a private dentist in Glasgow contact the Berkeley Clinic today and see how we can help you.

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New Semi-Permanent Makeup Treatments at the Berkeley Clinic

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Jillian Sharp

What is semi-permanent makeup?

The Berkeley Clinic team is happy to welcome Jillian Sharp to the team! Jillian will be working with semi-permanent makeup and will offer you a range of beauty enhancement and paramedical tattooing treatments. So, if you would like to define your eyebrows, lip line, eyeliner or lash line visit the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow and book your appointment today.

Meet Jillian Sharp – a new member of the Berkeley Clinic Team!

Jillian is a professional makeup artist and a permanent makeup specialist who has been working in the industry for over 20 years. She graduated from the prestigious Greasepaint Make-up School in London where she was studying cinematographic, prosthetics and theatrical make-up. Soon after the graduation Jillian went on to train with John Woodbridge Productions in London where she had a chance to expand her skills in prosthetics makeup. Jillian continued her career in Italy where she worked in fashion and TV industry with Andrea Lombardi. Through her career Jillian Sharp has worked with a range of global brands including Virgin, Sony and Polygon.

What is semi-permanent makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup, also identified as micropigmentation, is a revolutionary cosmetic tattooing treatment that allows inserting small quantities of pigment under your skin in order to enhance your natural beauty features or camouflage slight imperfections that you would like to hide. Jillian uses the most advanced state of the art digital equipment to achieve the best possible permanent makeup results. HD Brows

What are the key benefits of semi-permanent makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup is heavily adopted by celebrities, athletes and people with busy lifestyles. It allows you to look your best at all times, enhances your natural beauty features and helps you to save time. If you have any conventional makeup allergies or your eyes are generally sensitive permanent makeup can solve this problem! You won’t have to worry about your makeup running down, smudging or fading. What permanent makeup treatments do we offer? You can book a consultation for gorgeous HD brows, enhanced lash effect, tinted lips, permanent lip liner and eyeliner.

What is paramedical cosmetic tattooing?

Semi-permanent makeup is also used to camouflage scars, burns and often after various reconstructive surgeries. It can help to improve skin’s appearance if the pigment was lost during surgery. Did you know that some people choose semi-permanent makeup treatment in order to improve the results of cosmetic plastic surgeries such as breast surgery?

The most popular paramedical cosmetic tattooing treatments include areola and nipple reconstruction, cleft lip repair, scar camouflage and hair reconstruction for Alopecia and Trichotillomania patients. Semi-permanent makeup can help to eliminate stress, embarrassment and self-consciousness by camouflaging the unwanted skin imperfections.

Book your semi-permanent makeup consultation today!

Semi-permanent makeup is extremely popular and beneficial treatment that can change the way you look and feel. We are happy to be able to offer you this new revolutionary cosmetic tattooing treatment! If you would like to find out more contact us today and book your semi-permanent makeup appointment with Jillian Sharp.

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The Winners of Oral B Electric Toothbrushes Competition

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Lisa McErlean

Like Our Twitter & Facebook Page

Thank you for participating in our social media competition where you could win Oral B electric toothbrushes worth £169.

We would like to congratulate Karen Paterson and Lisa McErlean for winning those fantastic prizes! We hope it will be extremely beneficial in your daily oral health routines.

Professional Care Triumph 5000 electric toothbrush uses the most advanced 3D technology to clean your teeth and is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our competition on Facebook. Keep checking our social media pages and participate in our debates and future competitions. We promise to give away brilliant prizes, promotions and offers. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry treatments visit Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow.

If you haven’t liked our pages yet please visit Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. Be sociable and keep sharing!

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Win 2 Electric Oral B Toothbrushes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Two Year Anniversary At Newton Terrace

Birthday CollageDid you know that The Berkeley Clinic is celebrating a 2 year anniversary this September? It’s been 2 years since we have moved to the new premises at the 5 Newton Terrace in Glasgow. We have prepared a number of prizes and surprizes to be won and enjoyed on the day. Our patients were able to enjoy delicious cupcakes made specifically for them.

Would you like to win an electric Oral B toothbrush?

We would like to invite you to participate in our social media competition on Facebook for a chance to win 2 electric Oral B tooth brushes worth £169! All you need to do is to ‘like’ our page on Facebook and comment under the competition photo. Yes, it’s that easy! The lucky winners will be announced on the 10th of October. Good luck!

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The Ice Bucket Challenge 2010

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge Berkeley Accepts Nomination

Soon enough after Greig’s nomination the entire Berkeley team has been nominated by Dr Gow’s daughter Racheal. Thank you for that!

The challenge was accepted! We have prepared 120 litres of water to be poured all over the team and 10 kg of ice to make sure the water is definitely ice-cold! Brrr!!

Our team has decided to donate to the Cash for Kids Charity that we have been supporting though the years. Cash for Kids lends a helping hand to disadvantaged and disabled children aged 0 to 18 years across the UK. Grants awarded go towards buying specialist equipment for children to enhance their quality of life.

You don’t have to do Ice Bucket Challenge to help your community. Pick your charity and donate today! If you would like to support Cash for Kids Charity simply visit their website.

Please click on the link if you would like to see the video of the Berkeley Team getting soaked

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The Berkeley Clinic Welcomes Dr Greig McLean

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


Qualified Medical Doctor & Dentist

Our Clinical Director Dr Jamie Newlands, Dr Mike Gow and all of the staff members would like to welcome Dr Greig McLean to the team. We are absolutely delighted to be able to work next to such a talented and experienced individual. Dr Greig McLean has moved to the Berkeley Clinic from the Queens Drive Dental Practice in July. If you would like to register with Dr Greig McLean at the Berkeley Clinic contact us on 0141 564 1900.

A clinical director of the Berkeley Clinic Dr Jamie Newlands says: ‘It is a pleasure to welcome Dr Greig McLean to the clinical team at the Berkeley Clinic.

Greig is dual qualified as both a medical doctor and a dentist. His experience in treating complex cosmetic and implant cases is extensive with him having studied from some of the best surgeons around the world. During the time that he has been working at the clinic the feedback from patients has been fantastic with his caring nature and empathetic manner putting even the most anxious or phobic patient at ease’.

How can Dr Greig McLean help you?

Dr Greig McLean is a dentist and a medical doctor with a special interest in dental implants, cosmetic and surgical dentistry as well as the treatment of anxious patients using IV sedation. . Dr McLean has been placing dental implants for over a decade and had gathered a wealth of experience in implantology, cosmetic and surgical dentistry.

If you would like to replace any missing teeth and transform your smile contact the Berkeley Clinic and book your appointment with Dr Greig McLean. Or take a look at the range of dental treatments that we offer.

Did you know that currently we are offering dental implant consultation for only £99 usually worth £499? Don’t miss your chance and book this fantastic dental implant offer. Start smiling with confidence.

See you at our dental clinic in Glasgow!

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