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:

www.facebook.com/DentalcareGroupUK

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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 Trowbridge

Why make an appointment to see Dental Hygienists

A good oral hygiene routine together with regular dental check-ups at your dentist can help maintain the best oral health.

Hygienists focus on the health of your gums as well as paying attention to your oral hygiene routine. They can help reduce your chances of getting gum disease by removing the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth. At home you can help reduce the chances of developing gum disease by thoroughly brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.

We recommend that you see a hygienist twice a year. This will help to prevent gum disease but also help with the prevention of tooth decay, bleeding gums, bad breath and stained teeth.

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

Different conditions that Dental Hygienists can treat

Hygienists help with:

 

  • Scaling and polishing teeth to remove hardened plaque. This improves the look of your teeth and prevents more plaque from developing
  • Assessing your gums for signs of swelling, inflammation and bleeding
  • Treating and removing stains on your teeth. At Dentalcare Trowbridge we now offer Airflow polish which uses the combination of air, sodium bicarbonate and a jet of water to gently but effectively remove stubborn stains from your teeth and give a natural, cleaner finish. Learn more about this below
  • Identifying and treating gingivitis which is the first stage of gum disease and is when your gums become red and inflamed. Your hygienist will also treat the next stage of gum disease – periodontitis which is when gums become further infected
  • Applying fluoride varnish and sealants on to children’s teeth to strengthen and protect teeth
  • Demonstrating the best ways to clean and floss your teeth
  • Giving recommendations about diet, drink and tips to stop smoking to boost oral health
Dental Hygienists

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Airflow Polish in Trowbridge

We are pleased to offer the latest in teeth cleaning. Airflow polish effectively removes staining caused by tea, coffee, smoking and red wine by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles.

 

You should consider Airflow treatment if:

 

  • You don’t want to resort to teeth whitening treatments but would like your teeth to look cleaner and whiter
  • You have a build-up of plaque – Airflowcan remove this more quickly and easily compared to the usual scale and polish
  • You have sensitive teeth. There is no direct contact with your teeth when your teeth are cleaned with Airflow
  • You have dental implants, bridges, crowns or veneers. Airflow is safe to use with all of these

What dental hygienists at Trowbridge can offer you

At Trowbridge our dental hygienists will:

 

  • Offer personal support. We know that each patient is unique and so we make recommendations solely on what is right for you
  • Welcome patients of all ages including children. We believe it is vital to educate and promote good oral health to all
  • Offer flexible hygienist appointment times to suit you including early, late and weekend options

Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene

What are the benefits of seeing a hygienist regularly?

Your gums and jawbones hold the foundations for your teeth, so looking after them is essential to your oral health. Your hygienist will remove the build-up of plaque from your teeth which will also help your oral health. By visiting the hygienist regularly, you will help to preserve the life of your teeth, improve the appearance of your teeth and keep your breath smelling fresh.

How can I make my teeth look white?

Teeth become stained and discoloured through the food and drink that we consume. Your hygienist can restore the natural colour of your teeth by giving them a professional clean and polish.  Airflow is the latest technique in teeth cleaning, which is quick, safe and gentle in removing stains to your teeth. For a more radical change to the appearance of your teeth, you could consider professional teeth whitening.

How can I prevent gum disease?

By visiting your dentist and hygienist regularly who can closely monitor the health of your teeth and gums. In addition, you should be thoroughly cleaning your teeth for 2 minutes every morning and evening. Your hygienist can advise you on the best brushing and flossing techniques.