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Afraid of the dentist?

A new survey has revealed that a staggering amount of British people fear the dentist, with 84 per cent of men and 71 per cent of women admitting to feeling anxious in the run-up to their bi-annual check-ups.

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Check up or day out?

Millions of people are prioritising their social life ahead of their oral health. Survey data reveals almost one in five 8 per cent would cancel their dental appointment to pursue a social activity instead.

After tooth extraction

Do not rinse your mouth out with any mouthwash or any other liquids for 24 hours after the extraction as this will disturb the blood clot and delay healing. If bleeding occurs bite on soft gauze or clean towel for 15-20 minutess until it stops. Do take painkillers advised by your dentist when required (do …

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Tooth decay

Foods and drinks that are high in sugars are the cause of tooth decay. When you eat these foods the bacteria break down the sugars to make acid. Acid combined with bacteria, food particles and saliva forms a sticky substance called plaque which covers your teeth. Over time the plaque will weaken the surface your …

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Gum disease

Plaque as explained above also attacks your gums causing gingivitis – gum disease. You may have gum disease if you notice bleeding gums, swollen red gums, bad breath or bad taste in your mouth. Gum disease is reversible if you have it treated early enough and you follow the oral hygiene instructions given by your …

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Information for Patients

Covid-19 and Dental Services

We are committed to  protecting our staff and patients, and have adapted our existing practices to make it as Covid secure as possible.

We are still screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

Facemasks are no longer mandatory in communal areas, such as waiting rooms and receptions, but you can opt to wear one if you choose to.

We will continue to protect patients who are extremely clinically  vulnerable patients and will allow space in our waiting rooms for this.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can adjust our procedures accordingly to protect our team and other patients.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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