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

Dental Hygienists

at Dentalcare Langley

Why make an appointment to see Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists play an important role in helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. They carry out specialised care, identify symptoms at an early stage and liaise with dentists to ensure prompt treatment.

At Dentalcare Langley, our dental hygienists are committed to working with you to improve your oral health and as part of your overall well-being. By identifying and treating any issues early, this should help to save cost, time and discomfort in the long-term.

Some of the different conditions that our dental hygienists treat are as follows:

  • Scaling and polishing teeth to remove plaque and calculus which build up on your teeth. This will leave them looking and feeling better as well as preventing further decay.
  • Antibacterial treatments can be applied in the form of a gel to kill bacteria
  • Identifying and treating gingivitis and periodontitis which is when plaque builds up to cause inflammation to the gums
  • General information about diet, lifestyle and hygiene that can have an impact on your teeth 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 Langley

At Dentalcare Langley we offer an Airflow polishwhich is a new method of dental cleaning, combining air, sodium bicarbonate and water to tackle stubborn stains on teeth. It is a gentle but effective clean that leaves teeth looking whiter and brighter.

You may want to try Airflowif you don’t want to undertake teeth whitening treatment but want to restore the sparkle to your teeth. If you have sensitive teeth you may find that Airflow is more comfortable than a general scale and polish as there is no direct contact with the teeth. Airflow polish can be used on implants, bridges and crowns.

What dental hygienists at Langley can offer you

At Dentalcare Langley our dental hygienists:

  • Offer you personal support. We assess and treat each patient as an individual with recommendations that is 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 at Dentalcare Langley will see you at a time which is convenient to you including early, late and weekend options

Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene

Does it hurt to get a scale and polish at the hygienist?

This doesn’t usually hurt, but if you have sensitive teeth and gums you may want to try our Airflow polish instead which is a gentler form of clean and polish.

How often should I see the hygienist?

We recommend seeing the hygienist twice a year, however if you have problems with staining to your teeth or if you have issues with your gums, you may need to see your hygienist more frequently.

Why can’t my dentist perform hygiene checks?

Whilst your dentist does perform a general check of your mouth, teeth and gums, your hygienistis trained in focusing on removing plaque and tartar and looking below the gum line to where more of the damage is caused.