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!

Children’s Dentistry

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Dental care for children in Langley

At Langley Dental we believe that prevention provides the best form of protection in children’s teeth and so we encourage them to start looking after their teeth as soon as they can. 

Children should start brushing their teeth as soon as they get their first baby teeth and they should visit the dentist for check-ups as soon as they are able. Getting children into the regular habit of both caring for their teeth and visiting the dentist means that it becomes second nature for them. It also means that they will grow up with less fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist. 

NHS dental care for children is free in the UK so it makes sense to use it! 

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Dental treatment for children in Langley

Although prevention in dental care for children is our priority, we also use the regular dental check-ups to check for any signs of irregularity or any possible issues. Identifying any problems early, helps to promote a more successful outcome. 

 Treatments for children include: 

 Fluoride varnish – Getting the correct amount of fluoride for your children’s teeth is essential. Too little can cause teeth to become weak and prone to decay. Too much fluoride can cause fluorosis where white spots form on the enamel. We can advise you on how much fluoride your child needs and should they need more, we can offer a varnish which when painted directly on to the teeth offers more protection against tooth decay. 

 Fissure sealants – This clear liquid offers an extra layer of protection to teeth which may get easily missed with a toothbrush. This sealant can help prevent cavities. It is usually offered to children between the ages of 6 and 7 years should they need it and will last between 3 and 5 years.  

 Children’s braces – We keep a check on children’s adult teeth as they begin to grow through and can make recommendations once the final teeth are through for braces should your children need them. 

Dental Check by 1

This nationwide campaign to encourages adults to take their children to the dentist before their first birthday. It was launched by The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry to encourage a positive start to children with their dental care.  

Starting Well

Starting Well aims to reduce oral health inequalities and improve oral health for children aged 0-2. This is achieved by: 

  • Increasing dental access and attendance for children. 
  • Providing preventative care within practices e.g. preventative advice and fluoride interventions. 
  • Raising public and professional awareness to promote dental attendance in young children.  
Children’s Dentistry