• 16 AUG 18

    INFECTION CONTROL

    At NHS Dentist Earls Court we recognised from the outset that patients are rightly concerned about what goes on “behind the scenes”.

    Every patient has to be confident when they walk into NHS Dentist Earls Court that the surgery and instruments are spotless. We have always taken great pride in training our staff from their induction and continuously throughout their career with us.

    Our dentists and head-nurse are active in researching and implementing the newest solutions for cleaning our instruments, machine optimisation, maintenance of machinery and dental technology wherever possible.

    The process at NHS Dentist Earls Court is not complicated but very precise

    Every instrument that goes into your mouth will have been through a cleaning process and then an autoclave to sterilise it. It will then be pouched and kept sealed until it is opened in front of you when you are in the surgery. Records of exactly which machine your instruments went through are kept for up to 25 years so we can trace their progress through the cleaning process.

NHS Treatments

  • AFTER EXTRACTION CARE

    To avoid a dry socket (post operative infection of the bone), usually due to early loss of the blood clot… Avoid excessive exercise for several hours. Ideally, rest by sitting in a chair and use an extra pillow for the first night.Excessive exercise will cause further bleeding. Do not drink anything alcoholic for 24 hours.

  • BRUXISM – Grinding or Clenching your teeth

    Bruxism (Medical term for the habit of grinding/clenching your teeth). Who is most at risk? – You are more likely to suffer from bruxism if you: Have a stressful lifestyle Drink large amounts of alcohol Smoke Take medication for sleep, depression or anxiety (paroxetine, fluoxetine and setraline) Drink six or more cups of tea or coffee a

  • FLUORIDE

    What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that is able to protect teeth against decay. It is not a substitute for cleaning your teeth and eating healthily. It is found in toothpastes, mouth rinses and is added to public water supplies in some areas (not in London). How does Fluoride work? If fluoride is

  • ORAL HYGIENE

    What is it? Keeping your teeth and gums clean, healthy and free from infection. Good oral hygiene will prevent dental decay and periodontal disease and is essential for preserving gums and the bone which keeps your teeth secure in your mouth. If you smoke you are much more likely to get periodontal problems. You are

  • TOOTH SENSITIVITY & EROSION

    TOOTH (dentine) HYPERSENSITIVITY and EROSION (worn teeth) What is hypersensitivity? It is a short sharp pain arising from exposed dentine (part of the tooth which is in communication with the nerve inside the tooth) in response to stimuli. These could be thermal such as hot or cold drinks, chemical such as sweet or acidic food

  • YOUR CHILD’S FIRST TEETH

    Your child’s first teeth will begin to erupt at about six months of age. The lower deciduous (baby) incisors (front teeth) erupt first followed by the upper deciduous incisors. These are followed a few months later by the lower, then upper deciduous first molars (back chewing teeth), the deciduous canines (pointed teeth at side of