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 tooth making it more prone to further attack. Eventually the tooth will become so weak that it crumbles.

It is therefore extremely important to limit the amount of sugary or starchy foods or drinks in your diet. Also brushing at least twice a day with Flouride toothpaste should help prevent tooth decay

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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 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.

We will ask you to wear a face mask prior to entry unless you are exempt for any reason. Please be aware, we treat clinical extremely vulnerable patients and are trying to protect them as much as possible.

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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