Find out how your smile
is affecting your life
by downloading our ebook

How is Your
Smile Affecting
Your Life?

Research shows people with nice teeth are perceived
as being smarter, more successful and they get more dates.

Why are Teeth so Important?

Teeth make more of a lasting impression than any other facial feature. For around 30% of people it’s the first thing they notice. The first thing that most people zone in on when assessing a potential partner is their teeth.

An attractive smile has a positive effect on one’s career, social life, and overall self esteem.
Research has shown that even infants are drawn to people with attractive smiles more than to those generally perceived as unattractive.

The appreciation of beauty is uniquely human capability and plays a central role in
all our lives. Beauty is seen through a person’s smile.

Now you know why this is important. I’ll talk about what options are available to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

How can you Have a Great Smile

The simplest and most cost effective place to start for many people is tooth whitening.

If your teeth are a bit uneven or perhaps you have one tooth longer than the others or with uneven edges you need to look at re-contouring or dental bonding.

For people whose teeth are crooked you can have your teeth straightend using orthodontic procedures.

Silver fillings can make even a pretty smile unattractive. Simply replacing these with tooth coloured, “White” fillings can transform your appearance.

If you have lost a tooth or two, this will have a significant impact on the overall look of your smile, not to mention making eating uncomfortable, missing teeth can be replaced using dentures, implants or a bridge.

Using porcelain crowns and veneers can improve the shape, length and shade of your teeth. If you have teeth that are too short, too thick, too thin, misaligned, possibly combined with orthodontic procedures can sort it all out for you.

Combining these procedures in a manner which is optimised for you and customised to your needs will make you look younger and more attractive as well as improving the way you feel about yourself and how you are perceived personally and professionally.

Download our eBook to find out more.

Patricia Szymczak

Implantology & Orthodontics–

Dr Patricia Szymczak- DDS, MSc (Aesthetic Implantology), GDC No 84904. Patricia graduated from The Pomeranian Medical Academy in Szczecin, Poland, in 2001. Patricia has treated patients in Central London and the West of England for the last 10 years, previously having run her own practice in Westminster.

Patricia is frequently commended for her relaxed friendly chair-side manner, and her exceptional depth and breath of experience. She has a keen interest in minimally invasive dentistry, root canal therapy and deep experience with cosmetic braces and implants. Patricia gained an MSc in Aesthetic Implantology from The University of Central Lancashire in 2012.

Patricia is also an accredited Invisalign, Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles provider,
and is now proceeding with an MSc in Orthdontics at Warwick University.


  • "Best dentist I have ever gone to!"

    Very professional yet nice and friendly. My mouth looks so much better and that all in calm and warm atmosphere. I was given and explained NHS and all private options, no pushing no insisting. Very happy, will go back (I was recommended to go to this dentist by my friend). They are worth every penny! Would recommend to everyone!

    Andy W

  • "Makes Me Enjoy Going to the Dentist"

    The atmosphere is so lovely and calm and you don't feel rushed or pressured. I actually find going there pleasurable, not full of dread. I know that the cost will be reasonable, the treatment professional and the pain minimised.

    Michael N

  • "Best Decision I Ever Made!"

    I had veneers fitted at Riverhead Dental Practice 3 years ago. It was the best decision I have ever made and the outcome was even better then anticipated. I feel very confident about my smile. I did it on the interest free arrangement which worked out very well. If I needed any other "major" treatment I would not hesitate to use the practice again. Also the follow up treatment is excellent and the hygienist that I see on a Saturday is excellent!

    Katie P

  • "Absolutely Excellent!"

    I was terrified of dentists before I went to see this one. I hadn't been in 13 years. I have had to be sedated for treatment in the past, but I didn't find my treatment any where near as stressful as I thought it would be. The dentist is so patient with me as I am terrified of needles and took the time to explain through to me what treatment they were going to undertake. I had several white fillings and route canal. I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort. I even had 2 fillings to my front teeth and I wouldn’t be able to tell you where they are. They are absolutely invisible. I did pay for my treatment (the fillings and route canal) but it was worth every penny. I am more than satisfied with the treatment I received. I can not recommend this dentist enough. They are exceptionally professional, kind and patient. What could have been improved? Absolutely nothing.

    Carol D

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To ALL our amazing Riverhead Dental clients,
As the situation with Corona Virus has developed rapidly over the weekend, we have taken the decision along with government guidelines to temporarily close our practice. Authorities have advised that ALL dental treatments must cease immediately, your health is of paramount importance to us and to keep you, our staff and the public safe.
That’s why our practice will remain fully closed until further notice. We understand there are lots of you who are currently mid treatment or have consultations scheduled with us. Those patients will be priority number one once our practice is reopened and is under constant review for us to safely reopen.
We are however operating consultations via Whatsapp/FaceTime/Zoom connection. Please message us on social media if you would like a slot and we can discuss your smile makeovers.
In the unfortunate case of dental emergency, please call 01732 779192 and leave us a message. We will be checking all messages frequently and will contact you as soon as we can.
Please stay safe – is your emergency urgent enough for you to consider risking your life on trips to the practice? Or can you use painkillers to get you through the worst, and travel to the practice when the situation improves?
Our team will spend this time away from our daily duties on improving our service, to be able to offer you even better experience on your patient journey.
We all at Riverhead Dental wish you strength and hope, Stay safe at home, Find the reasons to smile every day, Remain positive, We will get through this together.
From us all at Riverhead– take care
Best Wishes