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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - July 2020

CORONRONVIRUS PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DENTAL SURGERY IS OPEN FOR EMERGENCIES AND ONGOING DENTAL TREATMENTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY BUT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR ALL ROUTINE DENTAL APPOINTMENTS.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE PHONE THE DENTAL SURGERY ON 01482 506004

During these unprecedented times all dental surgeries are unable to provide the normal care that patients are used to.  Our practice will remain open during normal working hours for triage to provide advice to patients, and to prioritise needs and arrange appointments accordingly. 

If you are calling outside of normal hours and have an urgent dental problem, please consider if this could wait until the following day or over the weekend rather than accessing the out of hours services. Call the surgery on (01482) 506004 for assistance and information.

If calling out of hours and the problem is extremely severe please contact the out of hours service through NHS111.

If your dental problem includes uncontrolled bleeding and a swelling that is causing breathing problems this is an emergency and you should go to A&E.

What to Expect

Advice

Ayer Dental - Advice
Ayer Dental - Advice

6 months – 3 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night (done by parents)
  • use 1000ppm toothpaste (eg Aquafresh Milk Teeth paste)
  • use only a smear of toothpaste
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

3 – 6 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night (done by parents)
  • use 1000ppm toothpaste (eg Aquafresh Milk Teeth paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

6 – 16 Years

  • brush teeth morning & night
  • use 1350 - 1500ppm toothpaste (eg Colgate Total paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water

Adults

  • brush teeth morning & night
  • use 1350 - 1500ppm toothpaste (eg Colgate Total paste)
  • use only a ‘pea sized’ amount of toothpaste
  • spit out after brushing only, do not rinse toothpaste off
  • use small head, medium bristle toothbrush (eg Sensodyne Search 3.5) or automatic brush
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks
  • drink milk or water
  • use floss or tape between teeth daily
  • and/or use interdental brushes (eg Tepe brushes) in spaces between teeth
  • do not smoke or use tobacco
  • alcohol - not usually more than- 3-4 units/day (M)  2-3 units/day (F)

A healthy daily balanced diet is recommended - use the ‘Eat Well Plate’ for guidance

Surgery Hours

Mon - Thur 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 13:00   14:00 - 15:30
Sat & Sun Closed
Bank Holidays Closed
In case of emergency - call 01482 506004