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How to Look After Your Teeth During the Lockdown

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November 27, 2020

How to Look After Your Teeth During the Lockdown

During the November lockdown, dentists and other healthcare providers will be allowed to remain open. We are very pleased to let you know that we will be open as usual, so please get in touch with our friendly reception team if you would like to book an appointment.

We know this is a difficult time for all our patients and that you will of course want to ensure you maintain good oral hygiene. Here are some pointers to help you understand how to look after your teeth during the lockdown:

  1. Book an appointment with a dentist. We will be operating normal opening hours – Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 5pm. Please do not hesitate to book an appointment if you have any concerns about your oral health; new patients are welcome too. We have worked hard to ensure our practice is COVID-secure for our patients.
  2. Ask for advice. If you are vulnerable or shielding, we understand that you may not be able to attend an appointment at the surgery. Please call us during our normal opening hours to ask us anything about your oral health, whether you have a particular concern or you are just looking for some advice. We know this is a challenging time and will be happy to help in any way that we can. We have a team of qualified dentists and hygienists who can advise you.
  3. Maintain good oral hygiene at home. Now so more than ever, it’s important that you look after your oral health at home so that you can avoid emergencies wherever possible. Don’t neglect your oral hygiene – remember to:
    1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
    2. Floss regularly to clean between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
    3. Look out for signs of gum disease or problems with your teeth, such as toothache and bleeding gums. Contact your dentist if you experience any of these.
    4. Eat a healthy diet and cut down on sugar.
    5. Look after your family’s oral health – establish a good brushing routine with children.

Don’t neglect your oral health during the coronavirus pandemic. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to us or book a dental appointment. Call 01664 562 092, request a callback or send us a message.



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