04 September 2020

Surgery upgrade coming soon

The new surgery room will feature a state-of-the-art equipment including:

  • Ultraleather dental chair
  • FHD LED displays to engage with our patients
  • A "stadium effect" LED dental light
  • Improved storage and working areas

The improved design will make better use of space and natural light.  It will be welcoming, open and comfortable to keep all our patients feeling more at home.

We are planning the refurbishment at the end of October / beginning of November, so watch this space!

The rest of the practice will be working as normal so we will still be seeing our patients without interruption to our usual services.

New surgery layout

05 August 2020

Tavistock House is open by appointment, and carrying out a full range of treatments

We are taking bookings for check-ups and have allocated additional hygienist sessions to ensure that everyone who wants an appointment will have a better chance of being seen sooner.

We are pleased to be carrying out a full range of treatments, however we have had to reduce the frequency of certain types of appointments to permit us thoroughly clean and fog the surgery to create a safe environment for the next patient who comes in.

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Please do not attend without an appointment.

Happy family brushing their teeth

01 July 2020

We are open by appointment only

We are now open by appointment only. Find out how we are carrying out treatments, what to expect and more at https://www.tavistockhouse.co.uk/coronavirus/

If you have a dental problem during isolation, please visit https://www.tavistockhouse.co.uk/coronavirus_isolation/ for advice.

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17 June 2020

Things have changed, but we are still your friendly team at Tavistock House

We are now open by appointment only. Find out how we are carrying out treatments, what to expect and more at https://www.tavistockhouse.co.uk/coronavirus/

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Our team in PPE

Our team in PPE

Reception in PPE

16 January 2020

New photo gallery feature

The photo gallery now has many new images to help demonstrate the possibilities.  It's now easier than ever to discover what you are looking for by using our new image finder.

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Image finder tool

Replacing an old amalgam filling

17 December 2019

Training and continual improvement update

As part of our mission to provide the highest quality dental care we are always striving for constant improvement.

In December 2019 staff took part in refresher training:

  • CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Use of the defibrillator
  • Medical emergencies
  • First aid

25 November 2019

Enhancing smiles with direct composite restorations

Henrietta of Tavistock Dental Practice recently attended a cosmetic dentistry course run by Style Italiano to learn about a new technique to create lifelike direct composite restorations on front teeth to enhance smiles in an easy and affordable way!

Dr Monaldo Saracinelli, Italy presents in London, 23rd Nov 2019

Here is an example of what is available now for our patients, provided by Henrietta.

This patient had old, discoloured, failing composite veneers/fillings covering the upper front teeth and he was no longer satisfied with aesthetics.

Before direct composite restoration

Using the new method these composite fillings were removed and the teeth had been restored by adding new composite giving our patient very natural looking new smile!

After direct composite restoration

To find out more about this service, please get in touch.

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12 November 2019

The importance of visiting your hygienist

Most of us understand the importance of regularly visiting our dentist.  However, there’s perhaps less understanding of the role of the dental hygienist.

Happy women receiving hygienist treatment

Tavistock House Dental Practice’s highly experienced hygienists help you look after your teeth by polishing unsightly surface stains and advising you of the best way to look after your teeth and gums.

In addition to advising you about areas you might be missing, they also remove the hard and rough scale deposits (“calculus” or “tartar”) from above and below the gum line.  These scale deposits are harmless if kept clean.  However, the presence of these hard deposits makes cleaning the tooth surface difficult and compromises hygiene efforts at home.  As a result, scale left above and below the gum line can harbour bacteria, causing gum inflammation (gums go red and start to bleed).  If this becomes chronic the bone supporting the tooth can recede and the tooth may eventually become loose or even be lost.  Accumulated bacteria is also a cause of bad breath.

Illustration of normal teeth vs. Periodontitis

Why should I visit a hygienist?

A clean and healthy mouth can help to provide confidence with fresh breath and improved appearance, but most importantly to prevent tooth decay and loss of supporting bone. Your hygienist can dramatically reduce the need for active treatment, whilst ensuring the longevity of fillings and other more complex work.

Our practice has four hygienists who work Monday to Friday including early mornings and some evenings.

You can find out more about the hygienist team here:
Hygienists

You can request a dental or hygienist appointment here:
Appointments

We are proud to have been awarded membership of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme since 2011 and we are constantly trying to improve the quality and range of services we can provide to our patients.

Mission statement

To provide the highest quality dental care across the whole spectrum of dentistry.

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