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

www.instagram.com/dentalcare_group

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

Free Children’s NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Trowbridge

Dental care for children in Trowbridge

At Dentalcare Trowbridge we believe that prevention is better than cure and so we promote a good dental care routine to our young patients.

Children should start brushing their teeth as soon as they start getting their first milk teeth and they should start visiting their dentist at this time too.

By getting children used to a good dental routine and by getting them used to seeing the dentist as early as possible, we hope that it encourages a good life-long habit as well as preventing fear and anxiety about visiting the dental surgery.

NHS dental care for children is free in the UK.

Dental Check by 1

Dental check by 1 is a nationwide campaign launched by The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, to encourage parents and carers to take children to the dentist before their first birthday. At Dentalcare Brackely we fully endorse this campaign.

Free Children’s NHS Dentistry

Book an appointment for your child at Dentalcare Trowbridge

Dental treatment for children in Trowbridge

Whilst prevention in dental care for children is our priority, we also ensure that the regular dental check-up appointments are used to monitor children’s teeth and check for any special needs or irregularities.

Other common dental treatments for children include:

Fissure sealants – This treatment is given to children usually when they are at the age of 6 or 7 if they are deemed to be at risk of getting cavities. The sealant is a clear liquid which is painted on to the teeth in order to help prevent cavities from forming.

Fluoride varnish – fluoride is essential to your child’s teeth. Your dentist will be able to tell if your child is lacking in fluoride. If they need more to protect their teeth, we offer a fluoride varnish. This is applied directly to your child’s teeth with a brush and is a quick and painless process.

Children’s braces – We monitor children’s teeth and watch to see how their adult teeth grow and come through in the gums. Should your child show signs of overcrowding, crookedness or issues with their bite, we can make recommendations for dental braces. Children don’t usually begin to start orthodontic treatment until around the age of 12 to allow for most of their adult teeth to come through. Children under the age of 18 are entitled to dental braces on the NHS if they show a clear orthodontic requirement.