We're here to say we care!
In response to many of our patients' requests,
we are now adding Saturday hours to our Smilepod schedule!
We'll be opening some Saturdays from January 27th.
If this is something you've been waiting for,
please call Smilepod Holborn on 020 7836 6866
or visit our website to book an appointment online.
We're here to say Thank You!
Thank you for being part of our lives and for trusting your smile to our care!
We wish a wonderful 2018 full of positivity!
We also would like to take a moment to remind everyone that we will be closed from December 23rd to January 1st.
Enjoy your holiday!
Dr Italo and team.
We believe in Trust, Friendship and Care.
It may sound like a cliche, but we really care about our patients.
Caring is not just being nice or friendly, it is a deep empathy with the person who is sitting in the dental chair.
We believe that authentic trust is built not only on the competence of the dentist, but on their ability to take into account our feelings, fears and concerns as patients.
A friend is more than just someone we share common values, it is someone who accepts us as we are and helps us to enhance our understanding of what it means to live a fuller life.
The relation between patient and dentist is more than just a commercial exchange between service provider and user.
The great majority of our new patients are friends or family members of our current patients. Word of mouth tells us that we are on the right path.
Our new website is designed to reflect our values and help our patients more.
Dr Italo Carpes Moraes explains preventive approach vs traditional dentistry and how to keep a healthy smile.
Wishing all of our patients and friends a Merry and Bright Holiday Season!
Please note we'll be back on January 16th.
For any dental emergencies please call 020 7836 6866.
We'll be offering our usual high quality restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental hygiene and teeth cleaning at both Moorgate and Holborn studios. See the map here to find out which one is closest to you.
You can book Dr Italo Carpes Moraes at Holborn on Wednesdays and Fridays.
You can book Dr Italo Carpes Moraes at Moorgate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
It is very common to think that we should not touch our gums when cleaning our mouth. But we definitely and imperatively have to touch our gums in our daily routine.
Sometimes we think that our gums are sensitive or we can cause recession (exposure of the roots of our teeth) if we brush around the gums.
Our gums will not bleed if they are healthy, and to keep them healthy we need to remove the bacterias that are hidden in the tiny space between the gum and the teeth which is called gingival sulcus.
If we avoid touching the gums or miss any area while brushing and flossing, the bacterias will start accumulating in these areas, our body will develop a defence (inflammation) towards them, and that is the reason our gums bleed, not because we are hurting it.
Recession of our gums has multiple causes and the traumatic brush is just one component of it. Furthermore, if we use soft or medium brushes and not put excessive force while brushing, there is no harm to the gingival tissue.
Try and check the results for yourself.
The reason we clean our teeth is not to remove food!
Bacterias are the villains. They are the target!
If we can remove bacterias from the surfaces of our teeth, we will not allow them to get organised enough to cause problems to our teeth.
Of course it is important to clean the food, but this is secondary. Food becomes relevant just because it is food for the bacterias as well. More food stuck, more bacterias growing and “eating” as well.
But the bacterias will survive even if we don’t eat anything. So, again, we need to clean all surfaces of our teeth even if we just drink water for the whole day.
It might be perfectly fine if we do not go to the dentist regularly. Although we need to have perfectly clear how oral diseases work and how we can keep free of them.
The dentist should have the role of a guide rather than a “fixer”. If we have all understood and explained, we should be able to be totally free from diseases like dental decay and gum disease.
The sooner we are explained how to prevent and not have disease at all, higher are the chances that we spend our whole life with our teeth and gums healthy and intact.
We are not destined to have “bad teeth”. In fact we can stop having bad teeth at any time in life. And it is in our hands, not in the dentist’s.
Information is the key point!
London dentist registered in the UK since 2008. His mission is to improve patient health & appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.