How nervous dental patients are getting help to get treatment

A surprising number of people class themselves as nervous dental patients – approximately one in ten adults in the UK is scared of the dentist. Here at Adams Dental in North London, we understand and empathise with these fears. However, we do not think they should be a barrier to getting the treatment you need or the smile you’ve always wanted, which is why we have several ways in which we can work with you to help you beat your fears.

What causes fear of the dentist?

nervous patientsAll nervous dental patients are different, and there are a plethora of reasons for their anxiety. Some people cite a bad experience during childhood while others find their fear is triggered by the sound of the drill or the sight of a needle. Others still find their fear is compounded by shame about the condition of their teeth and gums if they haven’t visited a practice in many years.

At our North London clinic, we will never judge you if you haven’t seen a dentist in some time. We are committed to helping nervous dental patients regain their health and their confidence in their smile, and only want to help.

What are my options as a nervous dental patient?

There are several treatment options for nervous clients at our North London clinic. We are happy to discuss these with you, in comfortable and relaxed surroundings away from the dentist’s chair, prior to your first appointment.

Some people find that using our in-chair entertainment system to watch a DVD or listen to music is enough to help them relax. Others benefit from hypnotherapy, which a fully-qualified hypnotherapist will provide.

We also offer treatment under conscious sedation. This means that while you will be awake and able to cooperate as required during treatment, you will be extremely relaxed – and will experience no pain.

Supporting bridge to aid

Inspired to see Dr Alex Adams and all the dentists who went out to Tanzania this year to help Bridge2Aid in their mission to ….. Back home in London, we wanted to do our part.

Adams Dental bridge2aid Poster final

Bridge2Aid are a charity and rely on donations, and not better time like right now as they currently need to raise £50,000 before end of this month!

There’s been lots of amazing support all across the dental industry and they are really close to hitting their goal, so we thought, how could we at Adams Dental help?

We got together and our team have decided to volunteer their time and skills to open up our clinic on two extra Saturdays this month, during which 100% of everything we own will be donated to Bridge2Aid!

If you’re a new or existing patient you can book an appointment for this clinic by clicking here.

We’re also asking all the friends and family of Adams Dental to help us by making donations, it’s your chance to make a real difference and to help support this great charity.

How to donate

1. text SELP99 £amount to 70070

2. Donate via our just giving page

SNOW UPDATE….. Business as usual at Adams Dental ;)

Here is how the day started!!……..Lots of snow at our north london dental practice in southgate.


Margaret and Andrew getting busy!

When its a family business, there is never a day off!!…all hands on deck! This is our amazing practice manageress Margaret and my brother Andrew clearing the drives ready for our patients tomorrow! 🙂


Snow claered, paths as usual at Adams Dental!
Snow claered, paths as usual at Adams Dental!















Tomorrow will be business as usual 🙂

Now accepting NEW children patients for FREE dental care!


We are now taking new children patients on at our north london dental practice for FREE DENTAL care under the NHS. Space are very limited and is on a first come first serve basis so please act fast to avoid disappointment!


Book your place TODAY Call us NOW on 0844 375 6100

or email us at [email protected]


  • Trusted to care for families in our community for over 30 years!
  • Meet our friendly, welcoming, family run team for yourself
  • Get the best advice on how to care for your childrens teeth
  • Family appointments available!


“We’ve always believed that ALL children should have access to the very best health care possible, thats why we’ve continued to offer FREE dental traetment for children under the NHS for over 30 years”

Dr A Adams


Your childs first visit

childrens dental treatment at Adams dental

A childs first visits to the dentist are very important, perhaps the most important visits of their life as it can set the tone for how they view dental treatment for the rest of their lives! Will they become phobic or scared of the dentist so that they begin to avoid going and neglect their teeth leading to problems as an adult, or will they be regular attenders who enjoy their routine dental care visits, look after their teeth and have much fewer dental problems and treatments as they grow up?! This is why our first introduction visit is so important!

Intoduction visit

As well as what you’d expect during your childs visit to the dentist we offer the following as standard

  • Tell, show do – we’ll intoduce your child to the dental surgery – it can be an unsual and intimidating enviroment for children, especially on their first visit, we’ll take our time to make sure they feel at ease and are comfortable to sit on the chair. We use ‘show, tell, do’ approach with our children patients (as well as our adult ones infact!), here we’ll tell them what we are going to do, we’ll the show them the instruments (dental mirror) we are going to use and make sure they are happy for us to use them to look at their teeth, and then we’ll do it.
  • Home care advice – we’ll also dicsuss with you the best and most appropriate way to care for your childrens teeth.
  • How many teeth do you have?! – we’ll check that your childs teeth are developing as they should be.
  • What about braces ? we’ll give you unbias advice on need for orthodontic treatment now or in the future.

Space are very limited and is on a first come first serve basis so please act fast to avoid disappointment!If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our staff about registering yourself, a family member or if you just have a question please feel free to contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0844 375 6100. We are always happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Click HERE to arrange your appointment or to find out more.


Best Wishes,

Dr Ricky Adams B.D.S.


Dental Implants London


In 2011 we welcomed our new Implantologist Antonis Pisiaras D.D.S, MSc. as part of the Adams Dental team, and to help introduce him self to the practice, Antonis, has kindly agreed, for a limited time. To offer FREE Implant consultations to our patients!!

We have the following dates available for FREE Implant consutlations

Tuesday 24th January 9am-6pm click HERE to request this day

Tuesday 2nd  Febuary 9am -6pm click HERE to request this day

3rd date coming soon

…………… reserve your place,  CALL US NOW on 0844 375 6100 or at [email protected]


” We’ve been providing our patietns with Dental Implants for many years, and have found it the best and most predictable method for replacing missing teeth.” Dr Adams B.D.S

Why Dental Implants?

Anybody who has experienced the loss of teeth will know that when it comes to replacing them, having an option that both looks and feels great is of immeasurable importance. Nowadays you have an alternative that does both and will give you the confidence to smile again!


     Dental implants are one of the most popular treatments to replace missing teeth. They provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

“Patients tell us they finally feel like they have their own teeth again, and that’s something you can’t put a price on!”

Dr Adams B.D.S.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or a group of teeth. It is made of titanium which integrates with your bone to give you replacement which feels almost as natural as your original tooth!!!


Advantages of Dental Implants

Advantages of dental implants

Having an implant has many advantages, such as :

  • Implants restore proper chewing function and so you can enjoy foods previously too “difficult” to eat.
  • You feel confident that your replacement teeth won’t move or loosen.
  • You regain the closest thing to the look, feel and function of your natural teeth.
  • Throw away those gooey adhesives.
  • No need for unsightly denture clasps and hooks which place damaging pressure on remaining natural teeth.
  • Improve your speech by eliminating or reducing the “bulkiness” of full or partial dentures.
  • Replace missing teeth with the look and feel of natural teeth without having to drill healthy teeth.
  • Dental implants help stop the progressive bone loss and shrinkage of your jawbone by “mimicking” the roots of natural teeth.



Dental Implants at Adams Dental

Our dental practice is convienietly based in southgate, in North London, we offer off street private parking, late evening and Saturday morning appointments for our patients, and we promise to provide you with quality dentistry, delivered with a smile


In 2011 we welcomed our new Implantologist Antonis Pisiaras D.D.S, MSc. as part of the Adams Dental team, and to help introduce him self to the practice, Antonis, has kindly agreed, for a limited time, to offer

FREE Implant consultations

to our patients

Limited spaces, so to avaoid disappointment contact us TODAY to reserve your space or to get on our waiting list.


For years I had trouble with my back upper teeth in that they were always attracting infections and  abscesses and were generally very tender.  Since having dental  implants the gums and teeth are now comfortable to eat with and are free from the troubles that continually left  me in pain. Cosmetically they look excellent.   

Megs Wilson (patient at Adams Dental)


About Dr Antonis Pisiaras DDS(Athens 2003), MSc Implant Dentistry(WMS)

Antonis graduated from University of Athens, Greece, in 2003 and has been practising in the UK since then. His mainexpertise  is Implant Dentistry, for which he holds a Master in Science from the University of Warwick in Implant Dentistry.

He is also an Honorary member of staff at Warwick, guiding, supervising and training dentists. Antonis has placed and restored hundreds of implants. He has attended both national and international courses relating to both general and Implant Dentistry, he is also a certified Invisalign dentist.


 We have the following dates available for FREE Implant consutlations

Tuesday 24th January 9am-6pm click HERE to request this day

Tuesday 2nd  Febuary 9am -6pm click HERE to request this day

3rd date coming soon

…………… reserve your place,  CALL US NOW on 0844 375 6100 or at [email protected]


For more information on dental implants, click HERE to download our free dental implant leaflet.

BestTeeth Whitening in London !

As a cosmetically aware dental practice in London, we have been whitening teeth for many years, we’ve literally travelled the world to look at all the different systems available, to find which are the safest and the best, and to bring them back to our practice in Southgate, north london.

In this series of blog posts we will be looking at the best ways of whitening your teeth, the different ways you can whiten your teeth, insturctions for how to whiten your teeth, what your other treatment options are as well as looking at more complicated teeth whitening cases.

There are 2 main ways to whiten your teeth. Either using a home whitening kit (professional kit supplied by your dentist or any of the many products found online or elsewhere!) or an in’surgery whitening also known as ‘power whitening’ or ‘laser whitening’. Now, one thing I tell ALL my patients, if you want the BEST results, QUICKEST, you should do a combination of the home and In-surgery whitening.


Home Teeth Whitening

The method that we (and most dentists) use for home whitening, is using ‘bleaching trays’  (see image 1). These are thin pastic trays which are made by taking impressions of your teeth, from this we can make your bleaching trays so that they are customised to you and very close fitting to the gums and teeth to prevent any gels from escaping! This is a big difference between trays your dentist will make, and those DIY trays you can buy over the interenet, these trays will be ‘best fit’ and will often have gaps and voids in them, allowing gels to escape, which not only makes the whitening not as affective, but also means gel (basically a bleach) may leak into the mouth, or even be swallowed, which can become dangerous!!

custom made bleaching trays for teeth whitening at Adams Dental

Patients using a home kit on its own, on average will use the kit every day/night consecutively (if possible) for around 2-3 weeks, unless combining this with in surgery in which case only 4-5 days of the home kit is normally needed (see cobination whtiening section below).

We provide our patients with an options of gels to use, either our day gels which breakdown quicker and can be used during the day (for 30mins- 1hr), or night gels which break down more gradually and can be used over night (4-6hours). With both of these options our patients also have a choice of higher or lower concentration depending on weather we think they may have sensitivity.

One of the great things with having the home kit, is that you will be able to keep your new smile white for life! Patients can simply ‘top-up’ whenever needed in the future, your trays should fit you for life (unless your teeth move), and gels can be purcahsed seperately from our reception.


In- Surgery Teeth whitening

One of the most pooular ways of whitening your teeth now days is in-surgery whitening, also know as ‘power’, ‘laser’ or ‘in-office’ whitening. We do hundreds of in-surgery whitenings and have been doind so for many years, finding it a safe, simple and effective way of whitening teeth.

“I’ve had my own teeth whitened & I’ve whitened my own families teeth, thats how confident I am that its a safe and great prouct to use!” Dr R Adams

In-surgery whitening, works in the same manner as the home whitening in that we use a bleaching gel to whiten the teeth (this is a much higher concnetration that those given to patietns for home use), as well as using an ‘accelerator’, this is normally in the form of either a light/laser/heatsource. Much of the marketing and promotion around these different accelerators are advertising gimiks, basically, they all give off heat which speeds up the reaction (basic chemistry 101)!


The treatment is quite straight forward, patients will come in, after explaining the procedure to them, we will spend the first 10-15 minutes ‘isolating the soft tissues’ (see image 2) this means protecting all the gums, cheeks, tongue (and anything else not teeth!), once all this is in place, the bleach and the accelorator is applied and left for between 15-30 minutes (depending on the case), this is then removed and reapplied 2-3 times during your session. At the end of the treatment all the gels and products are removed and thats it !

patient watching dvd with wireless headphones whilst having teeth whitened

As the whole treatment can take an hour or so, we provide many options for patient entertainment, from wireless headphones with hypnosis relaxation tracks, dvd glasses, tv or dvd’s to watch or a selection of magazines. Patients are also welcome to bring their own laptop to work on, or ipods/mp3 if they would prefer to listen to their own tracks. Image 3 shows one of my patients having their teeth whitening whilst watching a film using our wireless headphones!!


5 Tips to get the best results from teeth whitening

  1. Use a combined option of home & In-surgery, not only will this give you the best and quickest results, it will also allow you to maintain this colour for life!
  2. Have your teeth professionally cleaned by a hygienist or dentist before your whitening. Even with the best whitening in the world, visible plaque and tartar will spoilyour new white smile, your dentist/hygienist will be able to remove this for you, having this done before teeth whitening will allow the underlying tooth to be whitened as well.
  3. Be smart about sensitivity! – Sensitivity is a normal side affect of teeth whitening, in 90%of cases it is very mild and requires little or no management, it is always temporary and usually fades within 2 weeks of stopping the whitening. If you are concenred about sensitivity or know you have sensitive teeth, you should discuss this with your dentist before hand and they should be able to provide you solutions. WY10 the whitening system we use, has the lowest sensitivity we have ever found, in addition to this, we provide our patients desensitizing toothpastes and gels if needed.
  4. Follow up – make sure to follow the schedule recommended by your dentist, often, even if we are really happy with the result following an in-surgery session, we will recommend the patient to follow up with a couple of days with the home kit. This is to help minimise any ‘fade back’ where the teeth get less white the week following an in surgery whitening as they rehydrate.
  5. Don’t be a stranger !! The best way to keep your stunning new smile, as well as using your home kit, is to visit your dentist/hygienist regularrly for professional cleaning. This will help to remove surface staining before it has the opportunity to penetrate deeper into the tooth making it appearing yellow

To find out more about our teeth whitening at Adams Dental, our to book your free consutlation, please visit us at

Fuller lips in less than 30 minutes

Heres How You Can Also Get Fuller Lips In Under Thirty Minutes!!

fuller lips

One of the most enjoyable parts of the facial aesthetics that we offer at our practice, is working with dermal fillers. We use brands such as Restylane and Juvederm, which are non-permanent dermal fillers, they both are based on molecules which are naturally present in the skin and are naturally broken down in the body.

This is a really great and simple case from one of my patients some time ago. The challenge here was to make the lips fuller, without losing their natural great shape or looking like they have been artificially created.

Here we used one full syringe of Juvederm Ultra, which is a great product not only because it is so smooth but also because it has anesthetic in it, it makes the whole process even more comfortable and enjoyable for the paitent.  What patients love so much about dermal fillers, is, not just the great results that they produce, but also that the results are immediate!

As you can see from the photos here, we’ve produced a really great result, enhancing the natural beauty of the lips, without looking ‘fake’!

Botox Treatment

Botox Treatment Can Help You Look Younger, Instantly!

botox treatment

Of all the area of the face where fine lines can appear, those surrounding the corners of the eyes are one of the areas that patients tend to dislike the most. Although sometimes present at rest, they are most noticible when smiling, hence their name ‘smile lines’.

One of the most effective ways to treat these areas is with botox. Botox is a neurotoxin which prevents the muscles from working. This relaxes the muscles and in turn reduces the appearance of these fine lines.

Many patients do not want to look like they have had any treatment done, and whilst they would like these lines reduced, they also want a natural look. I think this is very important, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide for our patients. As you can see from this case, although we’ve soften these lines really well, we’ve also left a few very faint lines towards the lower half of the eye, this gives a much more natural appearance as well as allowing the patient to smile normally!

If you would like to find out more about any of our facial aesthetics or dental treatments, why not contact us on 0844 375 6100 or at [email protected] to arrange your free consultation!


Composite Bonding

A Composite Bonding Case

Composite Bonding

This is case is really exciting because it is one where traditionally we would have either used orthodontics (braces to move the teeth), which would have taken a considerable amount of time probably a minimum of 1 yr, or we would have used crowns/veneers, which would have involved a considerable amount of cutting back of the natural, healthy teeth. Instead we decided to do composite bonding.

Composite bonding is using a white filling materials (composites) to change the size, shape or colour of teeth. Natural teeth aren’t all one flat colour, they have a variation of different shades, tints, colours and translucency throughout an individual tooth, this is what makes them look natural!! We carefully select a variation of different colour composites and blend them together to recreate the tooth’s natural colour and translucencies, this is one of the ways we get such natural looking results.

This amazing transformation was undertaken in one visit and was a really great case that all our team were excited about being a part of.

A lovely result for our patient, and a great experience for all our team.


Case 2 (composite veeners) – image missing to get from laptop

As you can see from the before and after photos here, this patient had previously had some white fillings done on the front teeth, bit by bit over the years. Some wear and tear along with a staining and some tooth wear had given these anterior teeth an appearance that our patient wasn’t satisfied with and wanted to improve, without having to cut back lots of natural healthy teeth. So we decided to simply replace these old composites and replace them with composite veneers (LINK), this is exactly the same as composite bonding except that the composite covers the whole surface of the tooth, just as in a porcelain veneer. We also did some teeth whitening here as well just to lift the shade and give an extra something to the final smile.

A massive change that we all are very proud of J



As a long standing family dental practice in southgate..a very residential area in London, we have always known the importance offering emergency dental care for our patients. We have emergency dental appointments available daily. We have created these spaces so that we see patients in pain, with severe tooth ache or swelling on the same day wherever possible. Even when our clinics are full we will always try to make time to see emergency patients as we all understand just how frustrating and uncomfortable tooth ache can be.

If you would like an emergency appointment please call us on 0844 375 6100