Declan features in the national press

Declan features in the national press


Our very own Declan Keane was quoted in this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph, sharing his thoughts on a recent upsurge in demand for cosmetic dentistry treatments.

The article read as follows:

All we want after lock-down is whiter teeth

A teeth whitening trend has taken hold after people spent more time looking in the mirror during lock-down, dentists have said.

Self-reflection during months of little contact with others has led to an increase in enquiries about cosmetic dental procedures including fitting for braces and veneers, and procedures to whiten teeth.

Declan Keane, from The Essex Smile Centre, said his keenest clients were those aged between 18 and 35 who do not have children and have saved up money by not going out much while social distancing measures were in place. “We have had a massive increase in enquiries for cosmetic dentistry such as composite and porcelain veneers, Invisalign clear braces, and tooth whitening from this demographic – and our implantologist is also extremely busy” he said.

“People have been stuck inside for three months looking at them-selves, re-evaluating their lives, and want to spend their savings and earnings on health – including their teeth.”

The increase in enquiries comes as a survey revealed that almost eight per cent of people with dental problems have tried to extract a tooth during lockdown, with dentists warned they face an “oral health horror show”. Some 25 per cent of households across the UK have attempted at least one form of DIY dentistry due to a lack of appointments available with a professional, according to a survey by the Association of Dental Groups.