Dentistry During COVID
Updated: Jan 4, 2021
As industries begin to reopen and adapt to the new normal, our dental practice in Solihull is excited to welcome patients back for COVID safe dental appointments.
We understand that we still live in uncertain times, which is why we are focussed on providing the safest environment for patients that wish to attend an appointment, as well as offering professional advice for those who are still shielding.
Dental care should not be put on hold because of COVID. If you had an appointment cancelled because of COVID, it is essential to maintain good dental hygiene until you can make it to your next one.
We are now providing COVID compliant dental appointments that aim to keep both our patients and our staff safe. To find out more, continue reading, or to book an appointment, click here.
COVID Dentist Appointments
We are over the moon to reopen our Solihull dental practice doors as we are now providing COVID compliant dental appointments.
To ensure the safety of you and our staff, we have had to adapt our practice in a way that reduces the amount of contact you have with our staff.
We prefer that all payments made for your dental appointments or treatments are made by contactless
Dental appointments should be made over the phone or online
All staff with be wearing PPE to comply with the guidelines
Cancel your appointment if you notice symptoms or are in ill-health
If you have had a routine dental appointment cancelled as a result of lockdown, we recommend rearranging your appointment as soon as possible.
But, if you are still worried about coming into the practice, or you have been advised to keep shielding, there are many ways to maintain a health at-home dental routine.
At Home Dental Tips
Make sure you are brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, at least twice a day. This is perhaps the most basic thing you can do to ensure your teeth and gums are kept healthy while you can’t make it into the dental practice. We recommend using an electric toothbrush to achieve a more thorough clean.
Be sure to change your brush head at least every 90 days, or sooner, if bristles start to look frayed. The toothbrush will not be as eﬀective if it is worn out.
Flossing is a step that many people forget, but it is super important for removing food from the areas your toothbrush won’t reach. Flossing is also a way to reduce the likelihood of gum disease.
Our Solihull dentists also recommend mouthwashing, but before you brush your teeth. The mouthwash could swill away some of the fluoride in your toothpaste, which is essential for minimising the risk of tooth decay.
Sticking to a healthy and balanced diet can also keep your mouth healthy. Try to limit your sugar consumption and include high-ﬁber foods in what you eat, such as chia seeds, broccoli or carrots which can help keep your teeth and gums clean. It is also recommended by dentists to avoid snacking in between meals.
For more at home dental tips, get in touch with our dental hygienist.
Book Your COVID Dental Appointment
If you’re ready for your first COVID compliant dental appointment, please get in touch with our Solihull dental practice today.
It is incredibly important that you continue to look after your teeth, even if you can’t make it to an appointment. If you have any questions for our dentists about at-home dental care, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0121 709 3821, or send us a message using our online contact form.