Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

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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.

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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.