Advice

Here we take you through some of the more frequently asked questions. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, do feel free to ask, either at the surgery or by phone.

 

Children

For us to do the best for your child, we ask that you read this information and comply as much as possible. Please do not call the local anaesthetic a “needle”; we call it a “magic wand” as this is much less scary to the children We use “magic paste” that goes on the gum […]

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Toothbrushing

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a soft-to-medium brush and fluoride toothpaste. Put the bristles at the join between teeth and gums, pointing towards the gums, and brush using short circular movements. Brush all round every tooth, […]

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Flossing

You may want to ask your dentist or hygienist for a flossing demonstration but generally it is advised that you: Take a length of floss about 45cm (18 inches) long Wrap the ends around the middle fingers of each hand, leaving 5-7cm (or 2-3 inches) between the fingers Using the forefingers and thumbs to grasp […]

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Interdental Cleaning

Set aside some time each day when you are not too tired or rushed to familiarise yourself with your interdental cleaning technique. As it becomes part of your daily routine you will find it takes less time to complete. Gums may bleed initially with use and be a little tender but this should pass as you clean away the […]

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Mouth Ulcers

Q. What are mouth ulcers? A. Ulcers are sores that appear inside the mouth and can be itchy or painful. A recurrent ulcer is one that comes and goes, sometimes every few weeks. They are different from cold sores, which appear on the outer lips and are due to a virus infection. Q. Are they […]

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Infection Control

Revised Annually or further with guidance of the BDA: Cross infection control is of prime importance in this practice. It is essential for the safety of our patients, our families and ourselves. Every member of the team receives regular training in all aspects of infection control and our policy is adhered to at all times. At Bath […]

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Advanced Treatment Planning

If you need more extensive cosmetic work or advanced restorative dentistry you are in safe hands. A special appointment for you with your dentist will be made allowing time for full mouth x-rays to be taken, detailed study models to be made and dental photographs to be taken. You will then have the opportunity to […]

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