IKON Dental Suite have achieved Gold Standard CSR!

We are extremely proud that our hard work and commitment to ensure our practice meets a very high standard across all Dental CSR areas to care for our people, the community and the environment have been recognised in having been awarded the Gold Standard by Dental CSR.

Dental CSR is an independent organisation and have assessed our internal policies including recycling and our staff welfare, as well as how we engage with the local community and support charitable organisations.

To find out more about Dental CSR, please see their website – www.dentalcsr.co.uk/patient-gold/

To find out more about our CSR commitments, please feel free to speak to us!

Dr Apul Parikh joins IKON Dental Suite, offering professional dermal fillers and Botox™ in Ealing

Harley Street plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr Apul Parikh has recently joined the practice, offering Dermal Fillers and Botox™.

Treatments include facial rejuvenation, facial line reduction, cheek volume restoration, jawline contouring, lip fillers, lip border definition and lip augmentation.

Dr Parikh is a well-respected plastic and cosmetic surgeon with extensive knowledge of anatomy, as well as the ageing process and has produced several key articles in leading medical and aesthetic journals. He is an international trainer for wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

Dr Parikh aims to provide subtle, natural-looking results and will talk to his patients before undertaking treatment, to understand their reasons and expectations from treatment. He has the skills and experience to personalise the procedure to best meet these expectations

Dr Parikh also practices from a leading Harley Street clinic, and now brings his knowledge, expertise and reputation to IKON Dental Suite in Ealing.

Please contact us to find out more and to book a consultation.

Waterlase Laser Dentistry

IKON have recently invested in a Waterlase Laser, which combines laser energy with a cool stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. Waterlase allows us to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:

  • Less pain and faster healing time, with less trauma to teeth and gums
  • Less usage of anesthetic for most procedures
  • Treatment of more than one part of the mouth in one visit
  • A more relaxing experience for our patients!

More convenient

With Waterlase Laser Dentistry, dental visits can often be shorter, and more can be completed in a single visit.

More precise

A Waterlase Dentist can remove decay far more precisely than the drill. This saves more of the healthy parts of your tooth and avoids micro-fracturing damage that might occur with drilling in traditional methods.

What Can Waterlase Dentistry Do?

Waterlase Dentistry may be used to treat your gums or other soft and hard tissue in your mouth to:

Improve your smile

We may suggest contouring or shaping your gums using Waterlase Dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile – safely removing excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.

Remove oral growths

Quickly and safely remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papilla, and growths called fibromas.

Treat cavities

Waterlase Dentistry helps treat cavities without the heat, vibration, and pressure associated with a dental drill. It removes decay, reduces bacteria at cavity site, and is usually performed in less time due to the reduction or elimination of anesthetic in some cases.

Treat periodontal disease

Waterlase Dentistry removes debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession, and even loss of teeth.

Please contact us to find out more or if you have any questions.

Economist report shows prevalence of periodontitis unchanged over 20 years

The recently published report on the financial and human cost of periodontitis, commissioned by the EFP and published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), shows that the prevalence of the disease in the six countries analysed has remained stable over the last 20 years.

Despite improvements in the quality of oral-health services in Europe and increased awareness of the importance of oral hygiene, the report’s data suggest that these have had little impact on the prevalence and incidence of periodontitis.

Time to take gum disease seriously: The societal and economic impact of periodontitis cites the Global Burden of Disease (2017) which estimated the prevalence of severe periodontitis at 11 percent, affecting 743 million people worldwide, putting it “almost on par with the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections” which affect 16 percent of the population and more common than cardiovascular disease, which has a prevalence of 6.6 percent.

The full report can be seen here.

Dentaid, the dental charity working in the UK and Overseas

We are extremely pleased to be donating money to support Dentaid’s work in the UK and across the world.

Dentaid’s mobile dental units visit hostels, day centres and night shelters across the UK, providing emergency treatment for people who find it difficult to access dental care. They also run oral health education programmes for schools in Britain.

They have worked in over 70 countries around the world, supporting dentists in poor and remote communities by providing equipment, running oral health programmes and sending teams of volunteer dental professionals to help them reach more patients.

To find out more about their work, please see their website – www.dentaid.org

If you run a dental practice, and would like to volunteer or have any unwanted dental equipment or unopened, in-date samples, please contact Dentaid.

IKON Dental Suite partnership with Ealing Half Marathon 2021!

We are delighted to announce our partnership in support of the Ealing Half Marathon 2021.

A fun and friendly run, the Ealing Half takes place on Sunday 26th September 2021 and helps raise millions of pounds for local, national and international causes.

Some of the IKON Team will also be running on the day.

Join us in helping support this fantastic community event.

www.ealinghalfmarathon.com

Gum disease linked to COVID-19 complications

The Times yesterday (16/2/21) included an article referencing research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the official publication of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).

COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience
complications if they also have gum disease, according to the research.

The study of more than 500 patients with COVID-19 found that those with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care, 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator, and almost nine times more likely to die compared to those without gum disease.

“The results of the study suggest that the inflammation in the oral cavity may open the door to the coronavirus becoming more violent,” said Professor Lior Shapira, EFP president-elect. “Oral care should be part of the health recommendations to reduce the risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes.”

Periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease, affects up to half of all adults worldwide. Periodontitis causes inflammation of the gums and, if left untreated, inflammation can spread throughout the body.

What you can do to prevent gum disease:

• Brush your teeth carefully more than once a day using a manual or powered toothbrush.
• Clean between your teeth daily using an interdental brush (or floss if the gaps are too tight).
• Specific mouth rinses or toothpastes can be used on top of cleaning to reduce inflammation (please discuss this with us at Ikon).
• Do not smoke, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, exercise, reduce stress.
• If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice or to make an appointment.

The full article can be seen here.

Introducing our newest team member, Periodontist, Dr Rajvi Patel

It gives us great pleasure to introduce our new Periodontist, Dr Rajvi Patel.

Rajvi has worked with us for some time and completed her postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry of Periodontology at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, last year.

Here are a few interesting facts about her you probably didn’t know…!

How would you describe your role?
Periodontist – diagnosing and treating patients with gum disease, recession defects and peri-implantitis

What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Sleep the nights to seize the day

Is there something that has made you smile recently?
My nieces!

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I was in an advert when I was 10 that was aired on TV – my first job!

Do you cook? What’s your favourite recipe?
Yes – Truffle Tagliatelle

What was your favourite TV show when growing up/now?
Friends – growing up and now

Cats or dogs?
Dogs

What or who inspires you?
My parents – who built something from nothing…

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
Adele

What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Kind, caring, trustworthy

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
WhatsApp, Instagram, Deliveroo

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Pasta cake

FoodSwitch UK

Although the official National Sugar Awareness Week 2021 has been postponed, we are promoting ways to reduce your sugar intake.

Everyone is at risk of tooth decay, but children and adolescents are most at risk. Dental caries are the most common cause of tooth loss in young people and people who regularly consume sugar have a higher risk of developing dental caries, particularly if the food they eat is sticky or consumed in between mealtimes.

Sugars-containing snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages have particularly bad effects on teeth.

For example, a switch from a high sugar drink to a lower alternative could save you over a kilogram of sugar a month; the equivalent of 280 teaspoons.

FoodSwitch is free award-winning SmartPhone app that helps you make healthier choices regarding not only sugar content, but also salt content and fat content of well-known products.

For more details, please click here to download some information or go to the website – www.foodswitch.co.uk

Make 2021 a year to really smile about…!

We can all agree that 2020 was a challenging year for so many reasons.

Although it looks like there will be a few more months of video calls and social distancing, we are looking forward to a happier and brighter 2021.

We also hope there will be a day in 2021 that wearing face masks will no longer be mandatory which will really be something to smile about!

In light of this, there may be no better time to improve your smile, improve your confidence and get ready for a new new normal…!

We are offering a free in-depth consultation (worth up to £140) to discuss the options available to achieve the best possible smile.

The first 10 patients to book orthodontic treatment in 2021 will qualify for a Free Philips Zoom! whitening session (worth £550).

* This offer is only applicable to patients that haven’t been referred to us from our partner practices.
The consultation fee will be refunded from any work undertaken.