Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Dental Hygienists

at Dentalcare Bradford On Avon

Why make an appointment to see Dental Hygienists

Our dental hygienists, together with your regular dentist and your brushing routine at home all help to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy and this in turn helps to promote your general health and well-being.

Hygienists pay particular attention to the health of your gums and the hygiene of your mouth. We recommend visiting your hygienist twice a year and this enables your hygienist not only to treat any staining to your teeth but can help to identify and treat any other issues quickly.

Different conditions that Dental Hygienists treat

Here are some of the different aspects that hygienists can treat at Dentalcare Bradford On Avon On Avon:

  • Scaling and polishing your teeth to remove hardened plaque. This makes your teeth look more attractive and can prevent any further build up
  • Removing stains from your teeth. We offer an Airflow polish which gently but effectively clean stains from teeth to give them a brighter, whiter look
  • Identifying and treating initial stages of gum disease known as gingivitis and periodontitis and preventing further infection or tooth loss
  • Educating and providing information about diet, brushing, flossing and lifestyle that can affect your teeth, oral and general health.

Our affordable hygiene plan

Our Hygiene Plan provides affordable, accessible hygiene appointments whether you are a patient with the NHS or a private patient:

** Subject to suitability

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Airflow Polish in Bradford On Avon

We are proud to offer the latest in teeth cleaning. Airflow expertly removes staining caused by smoking, food and drink such as coffee and red wine by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles.

If you suffer with persistent stains to your teeth or if you have a build-up of plaque on your teeth, Airflow will remove these quickly and easily to bring back the sparkle to your teeth.

Airflow is strong but gentle and because there is no direct contact with your teeth, this is a good option to have your teeth professionally cleaned if you suffer with sensitive teeth.

What dental hygienists at Bradford On Avon can offer you

At Dentalcare Bradford On Avon On Avon our dental hygienists:

  • Give personal and individual support. We assess and treat each patient differently and make recommendations that are right for you
  • We welcome all patients of all ages including children. We believe it is vital to educate and promote good oral health to all
  • Our hygienists will see you at a time which is convenient to you including early, late and weekend options.

Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene

How often should I see they hygienist?

We recommend seeing your dental hygienist twice a year, however if you suffer with gum disease or if you are at risk of gum disease or if you have any other persistent issues with your oral hygiene or gums, then you may need more frequent appointments. Your dental hygienist will tell you when you should next book an appointment.

Does it hurt to get a scale and polish?

Not normally, no. However, you may experience some discomfort if you have sensitive teeth or gums and, in this instance, we would recommend that you opt to have your teeth cleaned using Airflow which is a far gentler process.

How can I prevent gum disease?

By taking good care of your teeth and gums. This means paying particular attention to your oral hygiene routine – brushing thoroughly for twice a day particularly before you go to bed. You should floss between your teeth and ensure that you are brushing all the way do the gum line. You should also visit your dentist and hygienist twice a year to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.