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Wowcher’s Guide To Dental Treatments


What do all A-listers have in common? Whether they’re heading to a snazzy film premiere or slapping a selfie on Instagram, they each have that deliciously inviting Hollywood smile: two rows of gleaming gnashers, all straight and shiny.

It’s hardly surprising then, that 32% of us mere mortals (that’s a whopping one third of the UK) feel ‘concerned by the look of their teeth’ – and why shouldn’t we?* Cosmetic dentistry has exploded during the last decade, as well as plenty of on-the-shelf teeth whitening kits, making it more affordable than ever to snatch up a pair of glistening pearly whites. So move over celebs, us girls are getting in on the action, and here’s what to pick from if you do:

Laser Teeth Whitening
Often touted as laser teeth whitening, this celeb led procedure doesn’t typically involve lasers, but is actually down to a nifty chemical compound called ‘hydrogen peroxide’. Once activated by strong light, the ingredient is broken down, which releases oxygen into the inner enamel to promote a whiter tooth appearance. Quick, easy and without the fiddly nature of home whitening kits, this ‘miracle treatment’ can have you in and out of the dentist’s chair in as little as 45 minutes! Lunch break treat? Oh, go on then…

‘Six Month Smiles’ Clear Braces
Sporting tooth-coloured wires for discreet wear, the ‘Six Month Smiles’ method uses clear braces to gently straighten and align your pearly whites over a period of six months. These ingenious braces are barely visible, so you won’t need to feel self-conscious when talking, smiling and laughing. A full consultation with your dentist is usually required, as is a scale and polish and dental hygiene appointment once your braces come off. You’ll also need to return every three to four weeks to have the wires tightened, but don’t worry – that sparkly smile will be worth it!

Dental Implant & Ceramic Crown
A vampy makeup look may get you hot to trot, but a fang-heavy incisor is definitely not one to show off. With a dental implant and ceramic crown, you’ll first get a full dental exam with any necessary mouth x-rays included, plus a cosmetic consultation with your experienced dentist. If all goes well, the procedure then takes place over several sessions, involving a small screw being implanted in the jaw, which is then anchored by natural bone growth. The tooth will be topped off with a ceramic crown, made to match the colour and bite of your teeth.

Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Easy-to-use home teeth whitening kits can be found on any supermarket shelf, and while they include everything you need to build up a whiter smile, these magic kits can be expensive. Here at Wowcher, you can save a doddle on popular home teeth whitening treatments that include in-depth instructions and a shade guide so you can track the change in colour of your teeth. Whichever kit you choose, each pack contains a savvy formula designed to bust stains from things like coffee, wine and nicotine – leaving you with a smile to be proud of!

Scale, Polish & X-rays
Sparkly gnashers aside, we all need a good mouth clean every once and a while – and according to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 60% of us organised women get our teeth checked regularly.* But for those who might have missed one or two, a scale, polish and x-ray is definitely worth having. These hygiene check-ups begin with an initial consultation, where you’ll get 3D x-rays of your mouth, designed to identify any hidden problems with your teeth, mouth and jaw that can’t be seen with a visual examination. You’ll then receive a teeth scale and polish lasting up to 30 minutes, leaving you with that lovely clean feeling you can only get from the dentist.

So there you have it, five dental treatments that can lift your dull and dreary teeth to glittering perfection. For your chance to snap up some bargain dental deals, simply stay with Wowcher.co.uk!

*Statistics sourced from http://bacd.com/statistics

Wowcher’s Guide To Reykjavik

Get a raincoat ready and visit Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where eager hikers can stand behind glacier ice plunging from a whopping 200 feet!

Iceland’s Reykjavík is a city that can bewitch even the most discerning travellers with its awe-inspiring natural wonders, unapologetic nightlife and bite for all things extraordinary. Let it seduce you this winter…

Blue Lagoon
Enveloped by lava fields off the Reykjanes peninsula, the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most revered spots in Iceland. Soak up on silken pools pitted against turquoise terrain, before falling head over heels with a nourishing massage enjoyed on-site. Feeling indulgent? Hire the Exclusive Lounge for full spa access complete with treatment and lunch at Blue Lagoon’s LAVA restaurant: prices from only 117 Euros.

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Barbarians V Australia @ Twickenham Preview


If you love ball games that involve ferocious tackles, you need to cancel all of your plans for the 1st November 2014 and get your rugby-loving tush down to Twickenham. Kicking off the Autumn Internationals is the hotly anticipated match between Australia and the Barbarians (or the Wallabies versus the Baa-Baas, to all you rugger fans). The Wallabies have one of the most impressive backsides – sorry, backlines – in world rugby, and the Barbarians have a more fearsome attack than a fleet of Angry Birds with Uzis. This match is sure to be an explosive contest between two of the most talented egg-tossing teams in the world.

After a historic defeat against Argentina in Mendoza, the Wallabies will be fired up to make amends and silence all of their critics. With turmoil on and off the pitch including a string of injuries, there certainly will be something to prove on the day. You know what they say: absence makes the team grow stronger (or something like that).

Beating the Baa-Baas will not be an easy task, however, as Nick Cummins – aka the Honey Badger – is set to start against his old Wallaby team-mates. They’re going to have to stay compact in defence, because the Honey Badger is crazy.

There is also a lot at stake for the Baa-Baas. Last time the two teams met in 2011, Australia trounced them 60-11. There were glimpses of the trademark Barbarian dash and dazzle on the day, but most of that was lost to a murky sub-plot of yellow cards, off-the-ball spats and crass handling. The Barbarians will be keen to restore some pride, not least because John Kirwan has been named coach for this Killik Cup clash.

Kirwan is an All Black, and given the Trans-Tasman history shared by the two nations, there’s sure to be no love lost. I mean, how would you feel if France tried to sell the UK on eBay? Or if they stole Stephen Fry and made him French? There are some things Kiwis just don’t forget, and no matter how many films of Lord of the Rings they make or how good AC/DC are, they’ll still want to destroy their rivals on the pitch. We wouldn’t be surprised if Kirwan spent all of his training sessions teaching the Barbarians to Haka.

So for a chance to see the mercurial backs Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale, Will Genia and Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Wallabies against England’s Matt Stevens, and Springboks CJ van der Linde, Coenie Oosthuizen and Heinrich Brüssow of the star-studded invitational Barbarians team, get yourself a ticket to Twickenham here. It promises to be a scrumptious display of rugger, great for fans of the game and the perfect introduction for rubgy virgins!

Please note: If you are reading this in the future and know the result of this titanic clash then A) please don’t travel back in time and ruin it for us and B) although you may have missed your chance to see this particular match, there’ll be plenty more great sporting offers on Wowcher.co.uk.

Viva Las Vegas – Wowcher’s Guide to Sin City


Before you can say ‘Vegas Baby’ in your most polished American accent, we bet you’ve conjured up images of the Bellagio fountains, Paris’ Eiffel Tower and Luxor’s giant pyramid that make up Vegas’ main Strip. You know, the other “city that never sleeps”, where the norm is to gamble all day and drink all night, where what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not today because we’ve put together a weird and wonderful guide to Sin City. We dare you to go without it… Read more

Wowcher Dines A La Française @ Café des Amis, Covent Garden


Vin. Soup du jour. Jus d’orange. Essentially we’re just listing liquids in French, but if you’re already salivating as you swill an imaginary glass, eyes closed, then you’re as captivated by a throaty continental accent as I am. How a language can make a humble glass of OJ sound like the drink of a king, I’ll never know, but I decided to try some classic French cuisine for myself at Café des Amis in Covent Garden… Read more

The Wowcher Guide To Superstardom!


Here at Wowcher, we know you’re a star, but how exactly do you let the rest of the world know it? Well it’s easier than you think. So forget the years of hard work, humiliating auditions and crippling performing arts training and just take the fast track to success with our handy five-step guide! As late-90s muses S-Club 7 once said, you’ve got to reach for the stars…

Look the part
A good way to make yourself feel like a star is to take some magical inspiration and wear it on your sleeve wherever you go. Or in this case, around your neck – so how about a gorgeous fairy necklace made with none other than Swarovski elements (we prefer them so much more than boring regular elements). Studded with emerald-coloured jewels and either rhodium, gold or rose gold plating, this Disney meets Dior bit of bling is sure to be the missing statement piece to your soon-to-be A-lister wardrobe.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

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Wowcher’s Guide To Back To University Essentials


Whether it’s your first year of university or you’re returning for another year of spaghetti hoop breakfasts and Fruit Loop dinners, we’ve got everything you need to be the ultimate student. Here is the Wowcher guide to everything UNI-d:  Read more

Wowcher Lends A Hand At SMART

Last week the Wowcher team went down to St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training (SMART for short) to make ourselves useful as part of Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea’s Business & Community Together initiative.

Established in 1985, SMART aims to provide a holistic approach to supporting people with mental health needs, be it through finding suitable employment opportunities, offering a place for people to come together to socialise, or organising activities and courses varying from playing in a band to learning how to garden. And that’s where we came in! With the SMART garden needing a little bit of love, we left our home at Wowcher Towers and set off to help with the garden beds and flowers…plus anything else we could get our hands on!  Read more

Wowcher Does Old Macdonald’s Farm

An on that farm he had a...HORSE
The summer holidays may be coming to a close, but there’s always time for a fun family day out! Like the children’s nursery rhyme, which no doubt is going round and round in your head as you read this, Old MacDonald sure does have a farm. It’s based in Brentwood (yes, home of TOWIE), just off the M25, so, with one excited 5-year-old, a car full of snacks and our wowchers in hand, we headed over there to see what all the fuss is about.

Unlike the nursery rhyme, however, this award-winning farm not only has cows, pigs and sheep, but a whole host of unusual animals, such as alpacas, a wallaby and even some reindeer! Much to the amusement of our little boy, the farm has a “traffic light” system, whereby a red label means you can’t touch or feed the animals, amber means you can touch with caution, and green means you can touch and feed them. Off he went, shouting out the colours excitedly as we explored the pens, pointing out the animals he recognised such as guinea pigs, rabbits and even an owl or two.

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O

As soon as we turned the corner and saw the giant inflatable bouncy slides, trampolines, and tractor ride, his eyes widened even further and he was off again. A particular favourite was the helter-skelter, where the kids form an “orderly queue”, collect a sack and then climb the stairs to face the swirly slide at the top. Plus, he also loved the Wacky Worm Roller Coaster and the Happy Horses Pony Adventure Ride! And don’t fret – even if the weather is grey and miserable, your kids won’t be when they see the indoor Battle Barn, with a colourful soft play area full of slides, ropes and bridges, plus brilliant ball games to keep them entertained for hours. It’s right next to the restaurant, so mums and dads will be happy too.

And on that farm he had some...RIDES.

And on that farm he had some…RIDES.

Open until November, and then again for the Christmas holidays, Old MacDonald’s Farm is enjoyable for little kids, big kids (and even kids of the goat variety) and you can rest assured that the activities are well-maintained and manned where necessary for ultimate safety too.

The only way is Old MacDonald’s Farm! So look out for tickets here!

Wowcher’s KathmanDOs and KathmanDON’Ts

Nestled between the snowy peaks of the Himalaya and the fertile forests of the Indian plains, Nepal is a land of monkeys and monks, Stupas and steeds, and plenty of dos and don’ts…

DO
Sit on the terraced platforms of Durbar Square. Despite being engulfed by various gift shops and part-time tour guides, Durbar Square is still the heart of the old town and one of Kathmandu’s most spectacular architectural sites. Made up of three squares, this World Heritage site is a great place to sit and soak up the atmosphere like the kings of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Take at least a few days away from the city smog to visit Pokhara, the ‘jewel of the Himalaya’. Set amongst the bewitching backdrop of snowy peaks, Pokhara Valley is blessed with stunning panoramic views, serene lakes and dense forests of bamboo, rhododendrons and oak. Take advantage of our trekking deals to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Pokhara Valley is blessed with stunning panoramic views, serene lakes and dense forests of bamboo, rhododendrons and oak.

Pokhara Valley is blessed with stunning panoramic views, serene lakes and dense forests of bamboo, rhododendrons and oak.

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