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

Dental Hygienists

at Langley Dental

Maintain Oral Health in Langley

As part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you should visit your dental hygienist every 6 months to 1 year. 

Hygienists focus on maximising your oral health by ensuring that your teeth and gums are kept clean. We work in a preventative way to try and prevent the build up of plaque which can cause gum disease and ultimately tooth loss. By identifying and treating any problems, we hope to help overcome costly treatment and potential health problems in the long-term. 

At Langley Dental, some of the treatments that our hygienists will perform include: 

 

  • Scaling and polishing teeth to remove plaque and calculus. This will leave your teeth looking and feeling better as well as preventing further decay.  
  • Identifying and treating gingivitis and periodontitis which are the first stages of gum disease and occur when plaque builds up  
  • Providing general information about diet, lifestyle and hygiene that can impact your teeth and general health

Book an appointment for a dental hygienist  

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

Book your appointment for Dental Hygienists

Airflow Polish in Langley

Our hygienists are pleased to offer a new method of dental cleaning called Airflow. This form of treatment combines air, sodium bicarbonate and water to tackle stubborn stains on teeth. It is very effective at tackling stubborn stains that are caused by food, dark coloured drinks and smoking, but it is a surprisingly gentle clean which leaves teeth looking whiter and brighter. 

Airflow is a great option if you don’t want to commit to teeth whitening treatments, but you want to bring back the sparkle. If you have sensitive teeth you may want to try Airflow as this form of dental clean has no direct contact with your teeth. Airflow can be used on implants, bridges and crowns. 

What dental hygienists at Langley can offer you

Our dental hygienists can:  

 

  • Provide support and care to your unique situation. We assess each patient as an individual and make recommendations based on what is right for you and your teeth 
  • Give care to patients of all ages including children. We believe it is vital to educate and promote good oral health to all 
  • Our hygienists will see you at a time which is convenient to you including early, late and weekend options 

Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene

How can I help with dental hygiene?

You can do a great deal to assist your dental hygienist between visits. You should be brushing your teeth for a minimum of 2 minutes twice a day every day. Your hygienist can show you how to effectively brush and floss your teeth. You can also help by cutting down the amount of sugar that you consume and how often you have sugar during the day as this has will affect your chances of getting tooth decay. 

Can I see the hygienist under the NHS?

You can opt to see the hygienist privately or under the NHS. Make sure you check on this before you go for your first hygiene appointment. In keeping with the rules of the NHS, the government will fix a price for a regular hygiene appointment. 

Is it painful to visit the hygienist?

scale and polish is a common treatment carried out by a hygienist and most patients find that this does not hurt at all. If you have sensitive teeth or feel any pain, be sure to discuss this with your hygienist who can help you.