Hayes Dental Surgery

0208 462 1347 Hayes Dental Surgery, 33 Pickhurst Lane, Hayes , Bromley, Kent, BR2 7JE


  • Dental Hygienist in the UK
  • What Is A Tooth Filling?
  • Considering Dental Implants? Learn About It Here


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Hayes Dental is a dentist in bromley and a centre of excellence for dentistry, dental implants , orthodontics, smile makeovers, invisalign and aesthetics.  Having been established for over 20 years, we have established ourselves as the leading practice, and have been a British Dental Association Good Practice for over 10 years.  We are the premier dentist in Bromley with patients coming from Bromley, Croydon and all over the UK.  Dentist in Bromley, Dentist in Croydon, Dentist in Beckenham


Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00
Thursday 08:30 - 20:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 14:30
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 26/04/2019

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Dental Hygienist in the UK

Most of us are familiar with dentists to be the ones who take care of our oral health. We probably have not heard about dental hygienists, but we don’t realize that we probably been dealing with them most of the time.

In the UK, there are over 21 schools that offers training/education to become a Dental Hygienist. 

What are the differences between dentists and dental hygienists?

  1. Dentists have to attend a 4 years of dental school education. Dental hygienists needs a to undergo a two-year associate degree in dental hygiene. However, both must pass their designated state-authorised licensure examination.
  2. Usually, you meet with the dental hygienist first before the dentist.  Dental hygienists does your teeth cleaning, charts dental conditions and oral prophylaxis. Dentists provide more skilled treatment, repair teeth, and prescribe medicine.
  3. Dentists are paid more than dental hygienists. This is why most prefer to go to a dental hygienists for general cleaning and care.

What are the responsibilities of a dental hygienist? 

  1. Takes x-rays of patient’s mouth
  2. Does patient screening - oral health assessment, oral cancer screening, health history review, head and neck inspection, and dental charting
  3. Applies preventive materials to the teeth like fluoride and sealant
  4. Teaches patient proper strategies for brushing and flossing
  5. Cleans, polishes and scales teeth.
  6. Removes plaque, sutures and periodontal dressings,
  7. Recording and creating treatment plans
  8. Gives local anethestic with dentist supervision
  9. Assists in cosmetic dentistry procedures

Come see our most trusted and competent dental hygienists for your oral health services. Book your appointment now!

Last updated on 07 May 2019.

What Is A Tooth Filling?

Tooth filling is a  common solution to restore teeth damaged by decay. It is also used to repair cracked teeth and worn down teeth caused by tooth grinding or nail-biting.

Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. He will remove the decayed area by drill, air abrasion or laser instrument. Once the decayed areas are removed, he will then clean the space to make sure no debris are left. He will fill the space and even out the surface so it feels comfortable.

Types of Filling

  1. Gold filling - This quite costly and not very common, but is considered as the best filling. It is usually made to order and requires multiple visits. It can last for more than 20 years.
  2. Amalgam (Silver) Filling - It is the most common known type of filling. Most dentists prefer it because it is durable, strong and not expensive. It can last for 15 years or more. However, it has a dark color which is noticeable, so it is not usually used on front teeth or other visible areas.
  3. Composite (Plastic) Resins - It is also a popular choice by dentists and patients. It is made of resin and plastic material and can be made to match the shade of existing teeth. It is filled into a cavity while still soft and hardened with a bright blue light.However, they last mostly up to five years and needs to be placed by then.
  4. Ceramic Filling - it is made of porcelain and more expensive than other types. It is tooth-coloured and is less prone to staining. It can last up to more than 15 years.
  5. Glass Ionomer - It is made of acrylic and glass material. It is commonly used in young children. It releases fluoride which helps protect the tooth from decaying further. It generally lasts up to 5 years and loss less than composite resin.

How to Care for Fillings

Caring for your dental filling is needed to prevent cavities, just like caring for your natural teeth.

  • Brush at least 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Use an alcohol-free mouth rinse to reduce bacteria in your mouth
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit intake of foods and drinks that stain, like tea and coffee. 
  • Avoid biting hard foods
  • Limit acidic drinks like sodas
  • Regularly visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings

We use the most modern and effective materials for tooth fillings. Learn more about this treatment here and book your appointment now!

Last updated on 05 May 2019.

Considering Dental Implants? Learn About It Here


Dental implants were introduced in the mid-1960s and has become more popular in the recent years.

Dental implants are metal frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. They provide permanent base for fixed replacement teeth and are designed to look and function like natural teeth.

Dental implants are effective long-term solution for missing teeth compared to dentures, crowns and bridges. 

Parts of Dental Implants

  1. Base - titanium screw that serves as root for new tooth - providing safe and stable base
  2. Connector (or Abutment) - It secures the the tooth-like crown to the base. It is often octagonal or hexagonal in shape.
  3. Crown (or Prosthetic Tooth) - It is usually made of porcelain or zirconium. It is the visible part of the tooth, - designed to look like a natural tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  1. Fits comfortably.
  2. Looks like a natural tooth
  3. Long-lasting
  4. Allows you to chew your food better
  5. Improves facial features.
  6. High success rate

Dental implants can be done to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth and full upper or lower set of teeth.

It must be noted that to be considered for dental implants, one must have a healthy oral condition.

Gums should be healthy and must have adequate bone which will support the implant.

After dental implants are completed, regular followup appointments should be done. Assessment of implants and preventing complications at an early stage are needed.

Our dental practice have the most competent dental implants specialist. Our dental implant team has completed over 5000 dental implant placements to date. We use the most advanced techniques and technology and provide a multidisciplinary clinical approach.

Learn more about our dental implants here.


Last updated on 03 May 2019.

What Are Dental Veneers?

A veneer is usually made of thin layer of porcelain which is bonded to your teeth to improve the look of your smile. It is a perfect treatment for those with damaged teeth. It is an alternative to crowns and braces as it helps make your teeth appear straighter. 

You might want to get veneers for the following reasons:

  • Change your teeth color
  • Fix small gaps in the teeth
  • Improve teeth alignment
  • Change your tooth shape
  • Repair damaged teeth
  • Less intrusive option compared to crowns or braces

Veneers are custom-made which means that you can choose the material, look and color to be used. Veneers can last for 5 to 20 years, depending on the used material and with proper care. 

Proper Care of Veneers

Veneers are artificial, but they still need daily maintenance to make them last longer in best condition.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day (at least 2 mins)
  • Floss once a day
  • Limit your tea, coffee and red wine
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid grinding your teeth
  • Don’t put unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth

Book a free consultation now for your veneer treatment options!


Last updated on 02 May 2019.

Brushing Your Teeth Is Not Enough: Here's Why


Aside from brushing your teeth for at least twice a day, it is recommended to do flossing for at least once a day. However, flossing is often skipped by most people. Some said that it’s time consuming. But why do dentists emphasise the importance of flossing?

Your teeth accumulate plaque on the surface which brushing can remove, but only on the broad surfaces of the teeth. The bristles of the toothbrush can’t reach the plaque in between the teeth - which is where flossing comes in. To get where the bristles can’t and effectively remove plaque between the teeth and along the gemlike.

Benefits of Flossing

  1. It helps eliminate bad breath. When food particles are not removed in between your teeth, the bacteria in your mouth break them down into sulfur compounds which then cause bad breath.
  2. It prevents tooth decay and gum disease by effectively removing plaque on your teeth and along the gum line.
  3. It helps prevent oral infections.

How to Floss Properly

  1. Use 18” of floss and wind around the middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index finger. Keep a 1” - 2” length of floss in between.
  2. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth and index fingers between lower teeth.
  3. Gently floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. 
  4. Don’t snap floss between teeth. Contour floss around the side of the tooth. 
  5. Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line.
  6. Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.

While it is true that brushing and flossing properly can keep away plaque buildup, visiting your dentist regularly is still recommended. Your dentist can check to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. 

Book your appointment now with our dentists for more tips and ways to keep the best oral health for you and your family.

Last updated on 02 May 2019.

Keeping Your Teeth for Life


Preventive care is the best way to avoid potential dental problems.

Dental hygienists play a key role in preventive dentistry. A regular hygiene appointment saves you a big deal of cost by helping keep your teeth and gums healthy. 

Here are some of the services done by dental hygienists:

  • Gives oral health and good nutrition advice 
  • Performs assessments of oral health
  • Deep cleaning of teeth and gums
  • Administer nitrous oxide analgesia and/or local anaesthetic
  • Treating and preventing gum disease 

Contact us today for your oral hygiene appointment!


Last updated on 30 April 2019.



Invisalign® is becoming more popular these days in adults and even teens. It is an alternative treatment to straighten your teeth without the brackets and wires. It is an invisible solution!

It uses an advanced 3D computer-imaging technology that allows you to see your virtual results and treatment even before you begin the treatment. You will already have a clear picture on how your teeth will look after completing the treatment. 


  1. Invisible Trays. Completely clear, looks a lot better than wires and brackets. 
  2. Comfortable. Because Invisalign® trays are made of plastic, there are no sharp edges or protruding bits of metal that can scratch or puncture the insides of the mouth and gums. 
  3. Removable. Invisalign® trays can be removed easily if you wish so - to comfortably eat, drink or brush your teeth.
  4. Better Dental Health. Because Invisalign® trays are removable, you can remove them when you are cleaning your teeth - brushing and flossing. 
  5. Less Treatment Time. Invisalign® takes about six months to a year from start to finish. Here at Hayes Dental, you’ll see your doctor every 6 to 8 weeks to see how you’re progressing.

Visit our website for more information and book your free initial consultation!


Last updated on 30 April 2019.

Gum Disease

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Gum disease is an inflammatory condition of the gums and surrounding tissues. It is a major cause of tooth loss in about 70% of adults.

Cause of Gum Disease

A build-up of plaque on teeth and along the gum line usually cause gum disease. Plaque is a sticky, colourless film that forms on the teeth. Plaque builds up if it’s not removed daily by brushing and flossing. 

Stages of Gum Disease

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. It affects the surface layers of the gum. Signs include red, swollen gums, or bleeding while brushing or flossing.

Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease. This occurs if gingivitis is not treated. Signs include continued swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, receding gums, tenderness when biting and a bad taste in mouth. 

Prevention of Gum Disease

  1. Brush your teeth and along the gum line twice a day.
  2. Floss every day.
  3. Get regular dental checkups.
  4. Keep a health diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Treatment of Gum Disease

Periodontal therapy is the treatment and prevention of gum disease.

Contact Hayes Dental Surgery today for gum disease treatment.

Last updated on 28 April 2019.

How to Achieve a Whiter Smile

teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental procedures. It is a simple way of lightening the existing shade of your teeth. 

What causes teeth discoloration?

Most common causes include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red Wine
  • Aging
  • Smoking

There are several options available to whiten your teeth - whitening toothpastes, bleaching kits, holistic remedies and in-chair treatments. However, it is advised that before trying anything, one should consider if the treatment is safe and approved. It’s best to consult with a dentist for achieving best results.

Learn more about teeth whitening here.

Last updated on 28 April 2019.


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Last updated on 26 April 2019.

Dentist Croydon

One of the Leading Dentists Croydon we lead the way in providing outstanding dentistry.  Hayes Dental has 1000's of patients who come from Croydon and all over London.  It is the number 1 Dentist Croydon, a specialist clinic and accreddited by the British Dental Association.  If you are looking for a dentist Croydon, Hayes Dental is the leading dental practice, with world- class dental surgeons.

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Last updated on 20 December 2018.

Tooth Decay – How can I avoid?

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Everyone wants to keep their teeth for their lifetime, however tooth decay is an ongoing problem which can eventually lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

The best way to protect your teeth from cavities is to know how decay begins, so here’s a short guide to avoiding the pain of tooth decay.

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Plaque Is The Problem

Plaque forms when food becomes trapped in the teeth and bacteria begins to grow. The acid plaque produces eats away at the teeth, removing the enamel’s mineral content to break through the protective, hard layer. This leaves holes in your tooth enamel, and when these remain untreated eventually the dentin will wear away too. Even worse, the decay can move more deeply into the tooth pulp, causing bacterial infections and pain,

Spotting A Cavity

Many people don’t realise they have a cavity in its early stages. Eventually, if allowed to worsen, however, the decay may cause the tooth to feel sensitive when drinking or eat hot, cold or sweet foods. There may be a white, black or brown stain on your tooth’s surface or even a hole in your tooth. These are all signs that tooth decay is setting in.

Am I At Risk Of Tooth Decay?

Everyone with teeth is at risk of developing tooth decay if they don’t care properly for their oral hygiene. Some people, however, have a greater risk than others. These include:

  • Smokers
  • People with diabetes
  • People who eat a lot of sugary or high carb foods
  • People who don’t floss or brush their teeth properly or regularly
  • Have a dry mouth

What Happens If I Develop Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay will lead to cavities and, eventually if left untreated, to tooth loss. However, as long as you seek treatment at an early enough stage, the damage can be repaired. A filling will restore your tooth’s appearance, strength and function so you can continue to eat and smile as normal. However, if you fail to seek out treatment, you will eventually experience pain and you could end up losing your tooth.

Top Tips For Tooth Decay Prevention

The best cure for tooth decay is prevention of the problem in the first place. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help you avoid tooth decay:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly and floss at least twice per day
  • Rinse out your mouth regularly
  • Chew a sugar-free gum
  • Avoid snacking between meals
  • Avoid drinking sugary drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Make regularly hygienist appointments

Follow our expert tips and your teeth will stay in good health, preserving your smile for life.

Make your appointment today with one of our Hayes Dental Surgery’s friendly and professional award-winning  dentists, and arrange a check-up. With our help, your teeth will stay strong, healthy and cavity-free.

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Last updated on 20 December 2018.

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Effective cavity protection can be yours with dental sealants. See why these tooth sealants are in such high demand dentist croydon

Seal Out Cavities with Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic or resin coatings that are applied to molars and premolars to prevent bacteria from getting trapped in the teeth and causing cavities. These tooth sealants are applied over the grooves and nooks of the chewing surfaces of teeth, which tend to trap decay particles and are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. While family dentist croydon specialists usually recommend tooth sealants to kids and teens between the ages of four and 15, more and more adults at high risk for cavities are also enjoying the protection of dental sealants today.

The Fast and Painless Procedure

Dental sealants are one of the quickest and easiest treatments available at family dentistry clinics. An affordable dentist croydon can perform the entire procedure in less than 10 minutes with no discomfort or anesthesia. The procedure consists of the following simple steps:

  1. The teeth receiving treatment are thoroughly cleaned and dried.
  2. Your family dentistry specialist applies a special solution to prepare teeth to bond to the tooth sealants. This gets rinsed away after 60 seconds.
  3. A very thin layer of the plastic or resin sealant is brushed onto the teeth.
  4. A special curing light is shined on the teeth for one minute to harden the sealant.
  5. Then teeth are protected from cavities.

Good Care Leads to Long Wear Dentist Croydon

With dental sealants, a few minutes of treatment result in years of cavity protection. In fact, tooth sealants can last 10 years or more with proper oral hygiene and regular professional check-ups and cleanings. If dental sealants get chipped or cracked, an affordable dentist croydon can quickly reapply the sealant to maintain its protection.

Last updated on 12 December 2018.

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