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Why do we put off a visit to the Dental Hygienist?

It’s so easy to put off a visit to The Dental Hygienist, particularly when you are not aware of any problems. We know many of you are worried about,

  1. Time/ other priorities
  2. Cost
  3. Fear

These are all reasons we need to address, so we would like you to know

How we can try to help you.

Time: We offer flexible time slots between 8.30 am / 6.00pm to allow the most convenient time for you to visit us.

Cost: We offer a payment plan & standby appointments; our Receptionists,Kelley & Mary will explain these options to you.

Fear: We feel this is the most important reason, that’s why our two Hygienist’s (Alison & Annie) are fully qualified health care professionals, who will make your appointment informative & enlightening. There is always lot’s to discuss and you are given time to express any concerns and to explain how you are feeling.

Remember oral health is not just about bad breath, smoking, or sensitivity it’s also proven to be a risk factor in Heart disease or Alzheimer’s.

Gone are the days of a quick ‘polish’ and a lecture about flossing or smoking. Now our Hygienist’s will carry out a thorough examination of your gums, tongue, & soft tissues, (An oral cancer check) also a gum assessment or screening.

The Hygienist will spend time explaining how you can prevent gum disease & tooth decay by improving your home care. You will get oral hygiene advice, be recommended a suitable toothbrush & interdental aids to help you keep your mouth healthy, and to prevent any problem’s coming back.

A professional deep clean will be carried out with your full co-operation. This will remove any deposits or staining from your teeth. This could include an opportunity for an Air Polish, which is fantastic for removing unsightly stains caused by smoking or from red wine, tea, & coffee.

We hope you have found this information informative.

Information about the temporary practice closure and emergency treatments

As I am sure it may come as no surprise that we will be closing the practice following the recent guidance from the government and dental governing bodies.

The practice will be closed from Tuesday 24th March 2020 to ensure we are protecting you, our lovely patients as well as our staff.

If you have a dental emergency during this time and would like advice then please call the practice and a dentist on call will aim to call you back within a few hours. These arrangements will continue for the foreseeable future.

As a guide a dental emergency is:

  • Heavy bleeding that does not stop
  • Swelling/infection which makes it hard to breathe
  • Tooth that has been knocked out
  • Severe tooth pain

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and stay safe.
Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

From all of us at Meadow Walk Dental and The Gallery Dental and Implant Centre.

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Practice Closure Update

Information about the temporary practice closure and emergency treatments. The practice will be closed from Tuesday 24th March 2020 to ensure we are protecting you, our lovely patients as well as our staff.