Prevention

Practice Closure Notice

Dear Valued Patient,

Due to current unprecedented circumstances, as per guidance from the Chief Dental Officer NHS England, it is with regret that we have taken the unfortunate decision to close the practice until further notice. We will be contacting all patients who currently have appointments booked with us. Please do not attend the practice, even for emergencies, as we cannot currently allow access to the building.

Our team members are being deployed to the hospitals on the frontline to help fight the battle against coronavirus and support the amazing NHS doctors and nurses.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind patients to follow government guidance during this difficult time and wherever possible to STAY AT HOME.

If you have a dental emergency or need advice then please contact our telephone triage service by calling the practice on 01344 291744 or sending us an email at

Please only contact us in cases of a genuine emergency as we need to prioritise our limited resources to help those who need us.

Our team has worked with you and your family for many years and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can. We would like to send you our best wishes and hope that you stay safe and well during this extremely difficult time.

Sincerely,

Sunninghill Dental Practice

Prevention

Prevention is better than cure, and no more so when it comes to dental care. Children are encouraged to come as young as possible to achieve a fun and gentle introduction to dentistry, and that way we can monitor and apply preventative measures when necessary to prevent decay, with its associated devastating effects.

Over a lifetime, however, more teeth are lost through gum disease and leading to irreversible loosening of teeth. This is best prevented by good oral hygiene, correct brushing technique, not smoking, and regular scaling and monitoring with the dental hygienist.

Part of the routine dental checkup involves a soft tissue check for cancer. Although by non-means common, it can be picked up early by regular examination. The main cause is smoking, and as health professionals, it’s important for us to keep you informed of the risks, and help you stop by giving you the necessary information and support.