Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

The Government recently announced that dentists could reopen from 8th June. For the majority of practices, including ours, this was unreasonably short notice. We reopened to patients from 1 July but are only able to do the most simple treatments at present.

At first, we need to prioritise appointments for people who have been having problems over the last few months as our first priority, and those with outstanding treatment from before lockdown. If you have a scheduled check-up in the near future, it is likely that we will cancel this to free up time for more urgent cases and we hope that you will contact us again in a few months time to reschedule that appointment. You can find more information in this article.

If you have an urgent problem, please call 01784 253140 to speak to our reception staff so that we can offer advice or an appointment as necessary.

Updated 7 July 2020

Do you Tepe?

Most people these days are aware of the need to clean thoroughly twice daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy but how many actually do?

As well as brushing for a minimum of two minutes, dentists recommend cleaning between your teeth each day. While flossing has long been the 'gold standard' method of cleaning between your teeth, it is a difficult skill to master. Incorrect technique can cause sore and swollen gums. Many patients have begun with good intentions in the past only to give up after a few days because it is time-consuming and painful.

More and more these days, at Cornerhouse Dental Practice, we are recommending people use interdental brushes instead. These small brushes are simply pushed through the small triangular space that exists between a pair of teeth. Once through, a few seconds of scrubbing backwards and forwards is used to dislodge plaque and food debris. Done regularly, this will reduce gingivitis, stop gum blleding and also help protect you from tooth decay.

It is also much easier to do than flossing and patient compliance is therefore much better.

We stock a range of sizes of Tepe interdental brushes at reception so when you next visit, why not ask the dentist which size would be best for you to use? You'll be glad you did!