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Oral Health Care

Caring for Your Smile

Dental Hygiene

Prevention is better than cure goes the old saying.

This is very true in dentistry as many people (including dentists) do not like going to the dentist. Simple oral hygiene measures can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

National Smile Month

The British Dental Health Foundation run each year a National Smile Month campaign to promote simple measures that can help everyone look after their teeth.

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

Electric tooth brushes can be more effective than manual brushing but they are not used in the same way a manual brush is used. Simply hold the electric brush against each tooth for 2 seconds and then move to the next tooth. Do not move the brush during this 2 second period, simply hold it steady against the tooth. Moving it like a manual brush will make it less effective!

Cleaning between the teeth with special brushes or Dental Floss also also and excellent way to reduce the risk of tooth decay. If you have gum disease it is essential that you clean between the teeth once very day.

Here are some videos explaining how to clean your teeth properly

How to use a manual tooth brush

A great YouTube video explaining how to use a manual toothbrush. Copyright Brush DJ.

How to use an inter-dental brush

Another YouTube video explaining how to clean your teeth with an inter dental brush. Copyright Brush DJ.

COVID-19 UPDATE - July 2021

 

Due to social distancing requirements and enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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