Saturday, 6 February 2016
There is so much emphasis on oral health in children throughout the United Kingdom lately, that I thought I would take this opportunity to share some healthy after school snacks you can rely on that are tooth friendly.
The number of children being admitted to hospital within the UK each year is reaching serious levels and this has been a concern for dental professionals for some time now. In most instances it is down to parents not understanding what foods their children should and should not be eating, allowing children foods which promote dental decay. As you can imagine, this has put a strain on the NHS and has forced certain hospitals to extend their operating hours as a result.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Over the years, I think one of the hardest things I have had to face daily is getting my patients back through the door for their routine appointments. Depending on their current oral health, routine appointments can be set anything from six months to a year or more.
Speaking to my patients, I have identified that those who don't have pain and feel that they don't have issues tend to cancel or postpone their appointments, because they don’t' see the reasoning behind visiting the dentist if there is nothing wrong.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
One of my biggest concerns is the number of patients who miss their routine dental appointments. When a patient comes in to see me or one of the team at Langley Dental Practice, we set them up a routine appointment right there and then. We find that making the appointment is the easy part, getting them in for the appointment is a whole different story.
Many patients can't see the benefits of visiting the dentist if they don’t' have any dental issues or pain, but the fact of the matter is that we provide patients with routine appointments for a number of reasons.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
One of the worst experiences is waking up in the middle of the night with severe tooth ache. For some reason it never happens when the dental practices are open and you have to sit in agony until the clock strikes 9am to get on the phone and make your emergency dental appointment.
There are a few home remedies you can take advantage of, using items you already have sitting in your kitchen cupboard. While these will numb or reduce the pain, they are not long term solutions, but they may be able to offer some temporary relief until you can make and visit your dentist first thing in the morning.