At Smile Up we love to keep up with anything and everything that might affect our patients’ dental health, whether that’s breaking news about research or personal interviews with our dentists explaining how things work. We also post interviews with our patients to demonstrate how particular treatments have changed their lives.

Everything we post here in the newsroom is intended to help you, so if you were looking for something and can’t find it please get in touch and let us know, we’d love your feedback.

If you’re thinking about having a particular treatment then watching a video of someone else describing their experience with that treatment at Smile Up can be a really quick and easy way to decide if it might be for you. That’s why we’ve posted videos of our patients — have a look through and let us know if you can’t find a testimonial about the treatment you wanted. We’ll do our best to arrange a new video as soon as we can.

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Invisalign’s Growing Popularity With Adult Patients

The Invisalign system has treated over 6 million patients worldwide and has been highly spoken of by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Kathy Bates, who both underwent treatment for misalignment and spacing issues. Invisalign has attracted an increasing number of adult patients and below, we explore…

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Back To School – Check-Up Appointments For Your Child Before Term Starts

As we move into the home straight before the autumn term begins, parents have a lengthy to-do list that includes buying stationery, packed lunch items, and school uniforms. It’s also important to make sure children go back to school with healthy teeth. Booking your child in for a routine check-up will put your mind at…

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How Orthodontic Treatment Can Change Your Life

With the variety of braces now available, an increasing number of us are seeking to improve the health and appearance of our teeth. Correcting issues such as spacing, alignment, and bite problems brings about life-changing benefits. Straighter teeth are easier to clean Unnatural gaps between your teeth become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which…

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Removable Braces: Why They Are Attractive To Adult Patients

Factors such as improved technology, more aesthetic brace designs and less invasive treatment periods are all reasons why more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. Removable braces have been a significant part of the surge in adults wanting to treat widely spaced, misaligned, crooked teeth and bite issues. One such removable brace is Invisalign…

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Composite Bonding – Available At Smile Up

Composite bonding is akin to the amalgamation of a filling and a veneer. Unlike crowns and veneers, which need to be manufactured in a lab, bonding is a quick and cost-effective way of dealing with cracks, stains, chips and other types of damage to a tooth. Throughout the bonding process, your dentist here at Smile…

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A Third of People in the UK have Never Visited a Dental Hygienist

A study published by revealed that a third of people in the UK have never sat in the hygienist’s chair, putting them at great risk of gum disease and eventual tooth loss. The main reason cited (by 49%) of the patients was that they felt visits to the dentist were sufficient for maintaining healthy…

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Why Choose To have Dental Implants Treatment at Smile Up?

Do you have a missing tooth? Or perhaps you’ve had dentures for a number of years and are looking for a permanent solution to jawbone loss, missing teeth, and the associated complications? Here are a few reasons to choose Smile Up for your dental implants treatment. State-of-the-art 3D Digital CT Scanner at Smile Up Smile…

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IV Sedation – Changing The Lives Of Patients

36% of adults in the UK don’t visit the dentist regularly because of a fear of the dentist and 12% of this percentage suffer from extreme dental phobia. Here at Smile Up, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they’re proud of and a fear of the dentist should not prevent anyone from…

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4 Significant Advancements in Dentistry and Orthodontics

The world of orthodontics and dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades, and innovations that were never thought possible in the past have come to be. Below, we look at some examples of significant breakthroughs in these fields and the benefits they have for patient and dentist alike. 3D imaging with…

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How Stress Affects Teeth

The impact that stress has on the body should never be underestimated and today we are going to explore specifically how stress affects your oral and dental health. How does stress affect your dental health? Grinding and clenching We’ve likely all been there – nerves, stress, and anxiety can result in us grinding and clenching…

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IV Sedation – Your First Step To Tackling Dental Phobia

According to statistics from the Oral Health Foundation, almost 36% of adults in the UK suffer from moderate dental phobia with 12% of this figure suffering from extreme fear of the dentist. Dental phobia even ranks higher than the fear of heights for people in the UK! With this in mind, here at Smile Up…

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Everything You Need To Know About Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces employ the same mechanics as traditional metal braces and serve the same purpose, the difference being that they incorporate an aesthetic design that blends in with your tooth shade and smile. Read on to find out more about the process behind getting them and the characteristics that set them apart below.   What…

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3 Benefits Of Digital Impressions For Patients

Digital impressions are one of the wonders of modern dentistry, benefitting dentist and patient alike. If you’ve ever had an alginate impression and a digital impression, you will know just how much of a novelty the latter is in terms of comfort and ease. If you’re having a brace made, getting a crown, having your…

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5 Benefits Of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment, offering patients with moderate to severe misalignment and bite issues a highly aesthetic option to straighten their teeth. Read on to find out why lingual braces continue to grow in popularity. Custom-created for your teeth The Incognito system creates braces specifically to fit each and every patient’s teeth.…

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Gum Disease May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s Development According To New Study

A new study has revealed that gum disease may play a critical role in the development of Alzhiemer’s disease. Scientists have stated that they now have ‘solid evidence’ that the bacteria responsible for periodontitis produces an enzyme which destroys neurons leading to memory loss. The bacteria Porphyromnas gingivalis (P.gingivalis) is one of the main causes…

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Everything You Need To Know About Root Canal Treatment

Most commonly, a root canal is the choice of treatment to save a natural tooth and is typically less painful than extraction as well as having a shorter recovery time.  How is a root canal procedure performed? In order to understand how the root canal procedure works, you need to understand the anatomy of a…

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5 Things We’d Like You To Know About Smile Up

We don’t mind admitting that we’re extremely proud of our practice, patients, and team. Located in Lewisham, we’ve worked hard and listened closely to our patients’ feedback to create an environment that works for everyone who walks through the door.   Our ethos is to make you feel comfortable We understand how daunting visits to…

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How Restorative Dentistry Can Solve The Issue Of Missing & Damaged Teeth

Restorative dentistry focuses on treating damaged teeth. This may involve repairing broken teeth, replacing missing teeth to restore aesthetic and function, or attempting to prevent the need for extraction. The goal of restorative dentistry is to put a natural-looking and healthy smile back on your face and to prevent future injury and bacterial attack to…

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Why Replace Old Fillings With Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings became mainstream around 1995 and have grown in popularity for a number of reasons. Perhaps you need a filling and are unsure what the differences are between composite and amalgam fillings or you have an old amalgam filling that needs replacing? Below, we outline why composite fillings are favourable when having or replacing…

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How Dental Implants Prevent Jawbone Loss

Losing one or more teeth doesn’t just mean a prematurely aged appearance – it can have serious health consequences. One complication that may go unnoticed for some time is jawbone loss. How missing teeth cause jawbone loss When you have a missing tooth, jawbone loss occurs beneath the surface of your gums – but why?…

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What Is Resorption And How Does It Affect A Missing Tooth?

When considering missing teeth, many of us think about the aesthetic complications as being the main issue to resolve. However, a missing tooth has more significant associated complications such as bone resorption which can only be resolved with titanium dental implants. What is resorption? Resorption is the process by which the jawbone is reabsorbed by…

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Illegal vs Legal Teeth Whitening – Know The Difference

At the end of 2018, the BBC published an article drawing attention to the dangers of illegal teeth whitening and highlighting that many people in the UK were getting their teeth whitened by non-dentists but were unaware of the dangers that this can cause. Below, we outline the differences between illegal and legal teeth whitening.…


Dental Health And Hygiene – Turning And New Leaf In 2019

Have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 yet? Maybe you feel like you could brush up (pardon the pun!) on your dental and oral hygiene routine? Or you want to make sure you visit the dentist more often for routine check-ups? Read on to learn about how hygienist appointments play a crucial…

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3 Healthy Christmas Foods For Your Teeth: Some May Surprise You…!

You’ll be pleased to hear that there are some popular Christmas foods that don’t have guilty written all over them and some that can even boost the health of your teeth and gums. Read on to find out more about them.  3 Christmas favourites that are teeth-friendly   Cheese Let’s get the sciencey bit over…

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Why An Increasing Number Of Adults Are Having Orthodontic Treatment

Having misaligned teeth can bring about a whole host of oral health problems, affecting your bite, speech, and even the way in which you break down food. In recent years, the emergence of braces that can tackle a versatility of issues, whilst also being comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, has resulted in an increasing number of…

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Metal Braces – Still At The Helm Of Orthodontics

Once upon a time, the stigma surrounding having a ‘metal mouth’ was widespread and many adults put off having the treatment they needed, reluctant for their appearance to change. Today, metal brace models have undergone the cosmetic makeover they were so desperately in need of and are much more in-line with the expectations of the…

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50% Of Elite British Sportspeople Suffer From Under-Par Oral Hygiene

A study due to be published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology found that 50% of elite British sports stars suffer from tooth decay and two-thirds suffer from gum disease. More than 350 sportsmen and women from nine different GB Olympic teams were studied as well as members of Team Sky, England Rugby, and Reading…

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How A Missing Tooth Affects Multiple Aspects of Your Health

Having a missing tooth can seem like a fairly trivial issue and many people do not seek treatment until serious complications arise. We discuss the consequences of leaving a missing tooth untreated for a period of time and how tooth loss can affect your daily life. Jaw bone loss Teeth stimulate and support your jawbone…

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What Happens When You Avoid Dental Checkups Over Time?

Regular checkups with the dentist are essential, whether you’re 6, 26, or 106 years of age and in many cases, the consequences of dodging a bi-monthly/annual appointment will not emerge until serious issues occur. A study conducted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre revealed that half of adults have not been to the…

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Veneers – Their Origins And Why They’re Such A Sought-After Cosmetic Treatment

Do you have a discoloured, decayed, misaligned, crooked, or chipped tooth? Veneers are porcelain shells fitted over the front surface of a tooth to protect it from further damage and restore the tooth’s aesthetic.   The origins of veneers Veneers were first created in 1930 by a Californian dentist by the name of Charles Pincus,…


The Benefits Of Porcelain Crowns

Do you have a decayed, damaged, cracked or chipped tooth? A porcelain crown is a highly aesthetic solution to the problem and here at Smile Up, we take a great deal of pride in the skill and artistry involved. Natural-looking result A crown is the closest thing to actual tooth enamel, as the porcelain emulates…

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Top 5 Benefits Of Composite White Fillings

If you are in need of a filling, the options have never been better. Patients can now opt for composite white fillings, a more aesthetic, durable and versatile version of traditional amalgam fillings. Below, we explore why composite white fillings are increasingly popular.  Aesthetics The most obvious reason why composite white fillings are championed is…

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Looking To Replace An Old Metal Filling Or A Crown? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Fillings and crowns restore tooth material that has been lost as a result of decay. Despite lasting a number of years, there comes a day when they need to be replaced. This may be due simply down to wear and tear, cosmetic issues such as darkening, or perhaps you have an old amalgam filling and…

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Back To School – Make Sure Your Child’s Teeth Are Healthy For Autumn Term

The summer holidays can be a challenging time to ensure our children eat well, with the structure of the school day temporarily on pause. Sleepovers, later nights and interrupted meal times are examples of the some of the challengers parents face when trying to make sure their children keep their teeth healthy over summer. A…

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The Consequences Of Illegal Tooth Whitening

Earlier this year, the BBC went undercover in London-based beauty salons and found that many were performing illegal tooth whitening, using illegal and unsafe levels of hydrogen peroxide at a strength of 25%. The maximum legal strength usable by a registered dentist in the UK is 6%. The GDC (General Dental Council) reported that they…


Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhancing Health, Wellbeing And Confidence

It’s true that we feel more confident on the inside when we love ourselves on the outside and a smile we’re not happy with can seriously impact upon this confidence. Cosmetic dentistry goes way beyond enhancing the aesthetics of a person’s smile, offering health and wellbeing benefits that people do not always think about, including…

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Why Invisalign Removable Aligners Are So Popular With Celebrities

Invisalign removable aligners have taken the world by storm since their development in 1997. Many celebrities have endorsed the treatment in recent years, opting for the flexibility and aesthetic design that it offers. Some of the celebrities who have undergone orthodontic treatment with Invisalign braces include Kathy Bates, Katherine Heigel, Zara Larsson, Oprah Winfrey, Zac…

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Don’t Take Your Oral Hygiene For Granted

Your dental health is of paramount importance, and visiting the dentist bi-annually or at least annually plays a vital part in maintaining a healthy mouth. The same level of care should apply where your oral hygiene is concerned, yet many of us fail to attend oral hygiene appointments, substituting them for a visit to the…

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What Makes Ricky Tick?

Ricky is pretty laid back for a principal dentist. He’s the opposite of that scary and strict archetype dentist from the bad old days. Even if you’re not one of his patients, chances are you’ve shared a laugh and a joke with him as you passed in the corridor. As you might not have yet met…

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Airflow Teeth Polishing At Smile Up: Minimally-Invasive Alternative To A Scale And Polish

Are your teeth in need of a bit of TLC? The innovative Airflow system is a modern version of the scale and polish, attracting patients all across the globe. What exactly is the Airflow system? Do you have discoloured teeth or tenacious stains that cannot be removed through brushing alone? Our Airflow system is a…


3D Dental Imaging: Revolutionising Dentistry

Arguably one of the most significant advancements in modern dentistry, 3D dental imaging has streamlined restorative and cosmetic dentistry and facilitated treatment planning. How does 3D imaging work? 3D imaging encompasses cone beam scanning, allowing dentists to get a comprehensive look at your teeth from all angles and diagnose problems that a 2D scanner would…

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IV sedation – how it can change the way you view the dentist forever

Does the thought of visiting the dentist have you feeling anxious weeks before your treatment? No one should have to suffer from dental anxiety and here at Smile Up, our aim is to make you feel relaxed about your forthcoming treatment. We can offer patients IV (intravenous sedation) to tackle your fears and help to…

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Dental implants: The No.1 Solution To replacing A Missing Tooth

Dental implants are renowned for being the next best thing to a natural tooth – but perhaps you’re wondering what the reasons are behind their stellar reputation? We’ve compiled a list for you, outlining why dental implants are the best solution to a missing tooth…. They’re the only way to prevent jawbone loss Many people…

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Top 5 reasons To Choose Invisalign To Straighten Your Teeth

The Invisalign clear aligners system is a world leader in aligner technology, giving patients the option of a minimally-invasive and discreet treatment. Invisalign has now treated over 4 million patients worldwide and is a particular favourite of celebrities including Tom Cruise, Niall Horan and Kathy Bates, to name a few. Let’s explore some of the…

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Why Professional Tooth Whitening Is Such A Popular Cosmetic Treatment

The aesthetic benefits of tooth whitening continue to appeal to patients all around the world, but there are other factors that make it one of the most attractive cosmetic dental procedures out there. Read on to find out why tooth whitening is more than simply improving the cosmetics of your smile. Custom treatment When carried…

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The Types Of Braces Available At Smile Up And Their Benefits

We understand that every patient is different and will have varying priorities when it comes to choosing the type of brace that is best for them. Here in Lewisham, we have a selection of braces to suit mild to complex orthodontic issues – read on to find out more. Metal braces Metal braces remain a…

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