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Advice for patients during Covid19

Advice for patients during Covid19

Routine dentistry during COVID-19 requires the correct social distancing measures and personal protective equipment to be in place. Dental practices are open In the first national lockdown, dental practices closed (or as good as) for around 12 weeks. However, during this second national lockdown, practices remain open. Dental practices are safe Dentists and their teams …

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CARE AFTER EXTRACTIONS

CARE AFTER EXTRACTIONS

After the tooth is extracted, the socket left behind fills with blood which clots and heals over.  Do not disturb the blood clot.  Do not poke at it with your tongue or finger. RINSING Do not rinse the mouth for 24 hours after the extraction.  After 24 hours you should start bathing the socket area …

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HEALTHY EATING

HEALTHY EATING

Why does healthy eating matter? Your general health and your resistance to many diseases depend a lot on eating a healthy, balanced diet. Your eating and drinking habits also affect the health of your teeth. Dental plaque is soft, sticky substance that builds up on your teeth. It is mostly made up of bacteria, which …

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INSTRUCTION FOR ESSIX (CLEAR) RETAINERS

INSTRUCTION FOR ESSIX (CLEAR) RETAINERS

Retainer wear is as important as the orthodontic treatment itself. If retainers are not worn teeth will move. Use It is important to wear as instructed. Typically this would comprise 1. Full time wear for 6 months. They would be removed for cleaning and eating only. They can be worn for sports unless you have …

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