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Woodborough House WIN Best High Tech Practice

Considered to be one of the most illustrious awarding bodies in its sector the Private Dentistry Awards is once again recognising excellence within the industry. Competition for top honours is fierce amongst the many innovative and exceptional practices across the UK. The team at Woodborough House are therefore delighted to have won the award for Best High Technology Practice.

We are chuffed to bring home this award for our wonderful team. Investing in cutting-edge technology ensures that we can offer our patients the highest level of care and exceptional results all under one roof. To be awarded Best High Technology Practice in the UK is a real honour. This is not the first time we have received such accolades, in 2013 the practice won Best Implant Practice and Best Employer at the Private Dentistry Awards.

The awards were held in Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster on Friday, 9th December. Behind the scenes, the esteemed panel of judges, chaired by the renowned and respected Dr David Houston, had the inspiring task of selecting the winning practices and individuals. The team at Woodborough House donned their finest evening wear for the occasion, dancing into the small hours to celebrate their win. With this brilliant award under our belts, a dedicated team and exciting plans for the future we are really looking forward to what 2017 has to offer. You can read more about the technology we use at Woodborough House here.

Posted on February 23rd, 2017

Woodborough House Nominated for 5 Awards


awardwinWe are delighted to have received a stunning five nominations in this year’s prestigious Private Dentistry Awards. Considered to be one of the most illustrious awarding bodies in its sector the Private Dentistry Awards recognises excellence within the industry. The team are therefore delighted to have reached the final across five categories: Best High Technology Practice, Best Referral Practice, Best Patient Care, Best Treatment of Nervous Patients and Practice of the Year.

We will no doubt have our toothpicks crossed to come home with at least one of the coveted first prizeon the 9th December when the Private Dentistry Awards Ceremony takes place in the grand Park Plaza Hotel.

We are currently running a fantastic competion on Facebook – Click for Terms and Conditions for Christmas Competition.

Posted on October 18th, 2016

Technology: Making Your Experience Better


We often talk about all the different technologies we use here at Woodborough House but we don’t necessarily talk about how it benefits you! All of the technology we’ve invested in at our practice is to ensure our patients have the very best experience. Here’s a little glimpse at what our machines offer:

The iTero Element: The iTero is a brilliant machine that allows us to take impressions of teeth digitally which means no need for those gloopy trays and no long waits for the results. It’s quick, easy and we can show you the landscape of your teeth onscreen as we are scanning. This technology is extremely effective when used for Invisalign as we can easily and quickly track the progress of the teeth resulting in a better end result. We are pretty proud to be the first in the UK to bring in this technology.


The CBCT Scanner: Our CBCT Scanner is the perfect tool for taking scans of both large volumes and smaller areas that we need to examine closely. By utilising this machine in-house we have much greater control over how a scan is taken and have immediate access to the results. All of this means we are able to put together a treatment plan that our patients can be confident in without delay.


The 3D Printer: We were the second dental practice in the UK to introduce the 3D scanner which, used in conjunction with our CBCT Scanner, can create models of skulls, jaws and teeth in-house. Being able to create our own 3D replicas for our patients vastly improves the time it takes to create our treatment plans.


The Wand: The Wand is a great alternative to anaesthetic injections as it delivers a more controlled amount of fluid, meaning that there is no ‘sharp sting’ at the beginning of the injection. It means that our patients don’t have to worry about painful injections when they visit us.


We use lots of other advanced technologies at the practice and are definitely one of the most technologically advanced in the UK. We believe this benefits our patients enormously as we are able to offer faster diagnostics, clearer results and a much more comprehensive treatment plan.


Posted on September 16th, 2016

Sugar-Free September: How to Get Started

Sugar Free September

Who can take a sunrise

Sprinkle it with dew

Cover it with choc’late and a miracle or two?

The Candy Man can…

We can’t be the only ones who have dreamed of jumping in Mr Wonka’s river of chocolate, floating along in a sugary sea of warm, rich chocolate. Of course, we all know what happened to Augustus Gloop, the ultimate metaphor for sugar addiction. Poor old Augustus. Unfortunately it is true – sugar really isn’t very good for us which is why Sugar-Free September exists and why we are jumping on board to cut out the sweet stuff. Over the next month we will be following the sage advice of our friends over at Denplan and by October hope to be dreaming of cauliflower clouds and lettuce lawns rather than our cocoa river.

To get started we’ve had a look at a couple of guides that aim to help those addicted to the sweet stuff. Here’s what we learnt:

Embrace Good Fats

This is advice we can get behind. All hail the mighty avocado. Good fats are found in oily fish, nuts & seeds, avocado, cheese, all great filling foods. We particularly like crushed avocado on top of potato rosti, sprinkled with chilli flakes and topped with a poached egg. Delicious.

Don’t Give Up If You Slip

We are the worst culprits for slipping up, eating a biscuit and giving up entirely later to be found curled up on the sofa surrounded by donut crumbs and an empty pot of motivation. Not this time. If we do slip up we will just jump back on the wagon and not give up.

Prepare Ahead

We know our worst time for raiding the kitchen is when we get in after work. We head straight for the cupboards and eat curious combinations of Nutella, biscuits and cheese. So we need to prepare for these moments by drinking a glass of water (often when we are hungry we are actually dehydrated) and having a snack ready, probably just the cheese…

Distract Distract Distract

Sugar is a pretty addictive substance and you might find yourself dedicating an unhealthy amount of time to thinking about it in all its forms which is why distracting yourself is essential to keeping it out of your brain and out of your blood stream. Take up a hobby, learn to knit, kick-box or surf. The one hobby you should probably avoid is baking. This is not your Mary Berry moment, leave that for October…

So there you have it. We will keep you up to date with all our progress and hope you are able to give sugar-free a go for September. Good luck!

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

Invisalign: A Straight Smile Without the Heavy Metal

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Unfortunately it is not always the case that we are confident enough to flash a toothy grin to the world. We surely can’t be the only ones who have countless photographs of ourselves as teenagers, with our mouths clamped shut, firmly refusing to smile ‘properly’ lest it be known that our teeth are rather higgledy piggledy. Many people who lack confidence in their teeth can be put off by more traditional metal braces, not least because they can create more of an insecurity before they solve one. Fortunately the solution to a straighter smile without the metal and accompanying discomfort lies in new team member Nav, a bit of a wizard when it comes to new techniques and technologies. Nav is a passionate advocate of Invisalign, a discreet, effective and non-invasive way to straighten your teeth using clear, removable aligners. The process is delightfully simple:


We were delighted when Nav joined our passionate team and we know that you will have the best possible results in his care. To take the first steps towards your new smile contact us on:

01189 843 108

Kindwords* free consultation with Nav throughout August, 2016. Subject to availability.

Posted on August 9th, 2016

Foods That Your Teeth Love… and Loathe


Foods to LoveMilk

There can be no great surprise that milk provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D for your teeth. The body needs vitamin D to help absorb calcium so a combination of the two in one food source is pretty darn impressive.


Another obvious but stellar choice is cheese. Filled with calcium and lots of lovely phosphates cheese can replenish your mineral stores and ensure that your teeth are in tip top condition.

Dark Leafy Vegetables & Crunchy Vegetables

Vegetables, particularly those with a lot of fibre do wonders for your oral health. Rich in minerals, they also encourage your mouth to produce saliva which acts as a natural defence against acids and tooth attacking enzymes.

Fatty Fish

Phosphorous is a great friend to tremendous teeth and can be found in significant quantities in fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel.



Citrus Fruits

Ah citrus fruits, included in this group of tooth terrors are lemons, grapefruits, oranges and limes. The acid in all of these tangy treats is enough to cause tooth decay and erosion of precious enamel. So unfortunately a refreshing glass of cold orange juice is probably not the best choice if you want to look after your teeth – great for Vitamin C though!

Coffee & Wine

We all know it to be true but it doesn’t make it any easier, coffee is a vessel for the mighty tannic acids which wear down enamel and often stain teeth. Wine too contains tannic acid, and red wine in particular can stain teeth.

Pickled Foods

Vinegar is, sadly, a perfect storm of acid and sugar and so is not brilliant for your enamel. Fortunately we don’t know anyone who indulges in pickled goods on a daily basis, so we think this is a treat you can indulge in in moderation.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruits are stripped of water leaving a whole lot of sugar behind and because they seem so much smaller you tend to eat more. We have often told ourselves that dried fruit is just as healthy as fresh, but in reality it’s not.

Fizzy Drinks & Sweets

So we think that in moderation you might be able to get away with wine and coffee as they do have a few health benefits attached to them, fizzy drinks and sweets not so much. Sugar, acidity and carbonated fizz is a pretty horrible combination for our teeth and unfortunately there are no other health benefits that might balance out all the negatives.

Posted on August 2nd, 2016

How to Encourage The Kids to Brush Their Teeth

It is no great secret that children have a somewhat short attention span which means that getting them to brush their teeth for at least three minutes can be something of a challenge. Fortunately there are tried and tested tricks that can encourage kids to keep those carnivorous cavities at bay.

Here are our top five:

  • Employ an Egg Timer or a Favourite Song: Egg timers make for excellent brushing companions as they regulate brushing time and can be convincingly passed off as a toy. Perhaps even more effective is having the kids choose a favourite song that they can brush along to. There are some great Apps available that have timers for this very purpose.


  • Brush for Stuffed Animals: Sometimes we all need a companion by our side for those tasks that seem a little daunting or dull. Buying a spare toothbrush and brushing the imaginary teeth of our beloved stuffed animal alongside our own can sometimes make all the difference between a happy brushing routine and a tearful one.


  • Bubbles: If you’re having trouble with a child who is brushing for the right amount of time but is not seeming to put much oomph into it you might want to encourage a bubble contest. It won’t be pretty but encouraging them to make as many toothpaste bubbles as they can means that they will be putting their toothbrush to better work than before.


  • Tooth Reward Chart: A little bribery never hurt anyone and is frankly the loyal friend of content parent’s across the land. Reward charts are an excellent way of tracking your child’s progress and encourages them to take an interest in the health of their teeth. Rewards like colourful new toothbrushes, stickers and Tooth Fairy dust are all excellent ways of ensuring your children maintain a healthy smile.


  • Family Brushing: Children are masters of mimicry and are far more likely to brush their teeth if they see people around them doing it too. If your child needs a little encouragement it might be worth making tooth brushing a family affair, if you’re brushing your teeth effectively it’s more likely that your sprogs will be too.



Posted on July 26th, 2016

Meet the new iTero

We were one of the first practices in the country to introduce the iTero – a revolutionary concept that allows us to create a 3D scan of our patients mouth without the using the traditional gloopy trays. iTero have now introduced the new iTero Element, and of course we were keen to introduce the latest in scanning technology to Woodborough House.

Watch Sen using the new iTero

Benefits of the new iTero

  • It scans 20 times faster
  • It captures an impressive 6,000 frames per second – significantly faster than the older iTero’s 800 frames per second
  • It features 3D high-impact visualization which means that the patients can see the image
  • The wand is 40% smaller and lighter which makes it more comfortable for the patient


Posted on July 11th, 2016

Watch Sunny’s Video Testimonial

Sunny Montague was referred to Woodborough House by her NHS dentist in her early forties when her teeth became unstable. The majority of her treatment was carried out by Dr Nick Fahey, but she was also treated by Dr David Jones and Dr Kuljeet Mehta for a root canal and gum treatment.

Watch Sunny’s testimonial to find out why she would recommend Woodborough House.

If you would like to book a consultation, please call 0118 984 3108




Posted on July 4th, 2016

Straighten your teeth in just 4 weeks

Making the decision to get braces when you’re an adult can seem like a daunting one, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s only natural that you will have questions on the treatment based on your appearance, cost and the final outcome. But the reality is that Orthodontic Technology has come a long way in 10 years and it’s now possible to correct your teeth quickly, safely and with minimal impact on your everyday life. Ultimately, the decision to get braces as an adult has become a lot easier to make – you can even straighten your teeth without anyone even realising you’re having treatment!

Woodborough House offer a couple of Orthodontic Treatments which use the most state-of-the-art technology – one of them being ‘Quick Straight Teeth’. Below is your fast track guide to this exciting treatment…



Quick Straight Teeth are more cost effective than other similar adult braces system on offer in the UK. This means that you can get amazing clear braces that don’t compromise on quality to straighten teeth. The cost of clear braces should be affordable for everyone.

The Appearance

The clear fixed braces are all made of tooth-coloured material making them nearly invisible in the mouth, giving you the ability to get straight teeth quickly but without ugly, bulky braces. The Quick Straight Teeth™, invisible braces system uses only clear braces (brackets) and tooth coloured wires making the clear braces virtually invisible in the mouth.


Getting straighter teeth, and a beautiful straight smile is fast! Treatments for teeth straightening using Quick Straight Teeth take between 4 to 24 weeks depending on complexity.


The adult braces and brackets have been designed to ensure optimum wearability and comfort for patients. Your clear braces will not only look discreet, but feel extremely comfortable on your teeth.

Prices start from as little as £1500

Book your FREE consultation with Nav until 31 August and receive 50% of home teeth whitening

Call 0118 984 3108 to book your consultation


Posted on June 21st, 2016

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