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

Free Children’s NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Langley

Dental care for children in Langley

Unfortunately, there are higher numbers than ever for children with tooth decay and gum disease.

At Dentalcare Langley we believe that the best protection for children is prevention and so we advocate starting good dental care from a very young age.

Encouraging good oral hygiene and a good routine whilst young promotes the lifelong values of dental health. It also means children grow up with less fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist.

Children should start brushing their teeth as soon as they get their first tooth, and they should visit the dentist for dental check-ups as soon as they are able. Getting children used to the dentist encourages them to be more relaxed. It also builds confidence and trust as well as preparing children to take an interest in lifetime care for their teeth.

NHS dental care for children is free in the UK.

Book an appointment for your child at Dentalcare Langley

Dental treatment for children in Langley

Whilst prevention in dental care for children is key, we also use dental check-ups to spot any irregularities or special needs. Identifying them as soon as possible helps create a long-term controlled correction plan for a successful outcome without risk.

Other treatments include:

Fissure sealants – this clear liquid is painted on to the biting teeth of children in order to help protect teeth which might get missed with a toothbrush. Usually lasting between 3 and 5 years, this sealant helps prevent cavities from forming. We will assess your child’s teeth to see if fissure sealants are necessary. Most children start to wear dental sealants at age 6 or 7.

Fluoride varnish – whilst fluoride is essential to your child’s teeth, too much of it can cause fluorosis – white spots which form on the enamel.  At Dentalcare we will advise the right amount of fluoride for your child and should they need it, we can offer fluoride varnish to help prevent tooth decay. This quick process involves applying the varnish directly on to the teeth with a brush.

Children’s braces – We closely monitor the growth of children’s adult teeth and can make recommendations about types of braces for children should your child suffer with problems such as overcrowding, crookedness or issues with their bite.

Dental Check by 1

Whilst prevention in dental care for children is key, we also use dental check-ups to spot any irregularities or special needs. Identifying them as soon as possible helps create a long-term controlled correction plan for a successful outcome without risk.
Free Children’s NHS Dentistry

Starting Well

Starting Well Core is a commissioning approach which aims to reduce oral health inequalities and improve oral health for children aged 0-2 years through:

 

  • Increasing dental access and attendance for children aged 0-2 years.
  • Delivering evidence-based preventive care in practice (e.g. preventive advice, fluoride interventions, support for behaviour change).
  • Raising public and professional awareness to promote early-years dental attendance, and support the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s campaign for a Dental Check by One.
Free Children’s NHS Dentistry