Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Free Children’s NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Hook

Dental care for children in Dentalcare Hook

At Dentalcare Hook we believe that the best way to look after children’s teeth is prevention, so we promote dental care from a very young age. By encouraging children to develop a good oral hygiene routine and visiting the dentist early on, it will become a habit which they can continue well into adulthood. It also means that children are less likely to develop a fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist.

Children should start brushing their teeth and visiting our dental practice as soon as their milk teeth start appearing in their gums. We endeavor to make our dental practice relaxed and appealing to children, plus our friendly and welcoming staff all help to put children at their ease so that we can build confidence.

All NHS general dentistry services for children under the age of 18 are free in the UK.

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Dental treatment for children in Dentalcare Hook

Whilst our main aim is to prevent any issues such as tooth decay and gum disease from occurring in children, we look for any irregularities at the check-up appointments. Identifying any special needs as soon as possible makes treatment easier and a more successful outcome.

Such treatments include:

Fissure sealants – If children’s teeth are seen as at risk for tooth decay, your dentist may apply this clear liquid on to the teeth of your child to give protection and prevent cavities from forming, it usually lasts between 3 and 5 years.

Fluoride varnish – We can advise on the right amount of fluoride for you child and should they need extra, they may be offered this varnish which is painted on to teeth to help prevent tooth decay. It is a quick and harmless process.

Children’s braces – At the usual check-up appointments, your dentist will pay close attention to the growth of your child’s adult teeth and how they are forming in the gums. If you or your dentist has a concern about overcrowding, crooked teeth or any problems with your child’s bite, then we can make recommendations for orthodontic treatment. Dental braces for childrenunder the age of 18 are free on the NHS if your child shows a clear requirement.

Dental Check by 1

Dental check by 1 is a nationwide campaign launched by The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, which we fully support, to encourage parents and carers to take children to the dentist before their first birthday.

Free Children’s NHS Dentistry