24 April 2019

Tavistock restores a smile – the tale of a wedding day

Kerry (of Tavistock) kindly invited the team to her wedding reception.  On arrival they discovered that Kerry’s sister-in-law Kirsty was not as happy as could be – because her dental bridge had become detached that very morning!

Team Tavistock was on the case.  Immediately returning to surgery with Kirsty, the bridge was promptly refitted, before returning to the party.

In the time of a dance or two, the team restored Kirsty’s smile – and everyone lived happily ever after!

Kirsty in last-minute surgery

Kirsty in last-minute surgery

15 January 2019

Tavistock donates dental equipment to Sri Lankan child support charity

Thanks to Jon Ashworth, founder and director of "Yala Fund" (UK-registered charity no. 1111692) that invests in health and education to help poor people in Sri Lanka we are delighted to share some photographs of former Tavistock House Dental Practice equipment in use in Sri Lanka.

“At Tavistock House, we are regularly updating and renewing our dental instruments and equipment and always strive to keep up with the latest equipment and materials.  We are very pleased to donate good quality equipment to help provide vital services to those in need,” says Carlton Morris, Principal Dentist at Tavistock House.

Jon Ashworth - one of Tavistock’s clients - used to live in the UK and now lives in Sri Lanka working with a charity that supports local schools and health centres.  Since 2014 Tavistock House has been donating equipment which Jon has kindly arranged transport of to Sri Lanka where it is now in use helping to provide local school children essential dental care in areas where such equipment can be difficult to acquire.

If you think you might be interested in helping please click the following link; https://www.justgiving.com/yalafund

 

18 December 2018

How to get your teeth whitened safely and effectively

In 2013, for the safety of the general public, the High Court confirmed that only dental professionals may legally carry out tooth whitening, therefore reinforcing the GDC position that tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and can only safely and legally be offered by registered dental professionals in the case of GDC v Jamous [2013] EWHC 1428. This is regardless of the products used, as any form of prescribed whitening fall under the umbrella of dental treatment and not "merely cosmetic treatment".  Read more here.

You may have recently seen articles in the press regarding numerous prosecutions against unqualified individuals and companies carrying this out illegally and (being without the correct training and knowlege of dental professsionals) potentially dangerously.

There are many risks involved in the unqualified or inexperienced performing whitening such as major damage to the teeth, gums as well as other parts of the mouth, in addition to, allergic reactions, and severe burns.

The good news is that there is no need to take such risks. Tavistock House's professional tooth whitening service is tailored to your personal requirements and is always subject to a prior no-obligation assessment to ensure suitability. This assessment is carried out free of charge to our patients.

Philips Zoom!

Tavistock offers a full-service including Philips Zoom whitening and a customised home-whitening kit, or alternatively a home kit only.  Depending on individual tooth colours different treatments respond better to one or other type of whitening.

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Further reading

More Zoom whitening pictures

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46427500

https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/increased-fines-prove-that-illegal-tooth-whitening-does-not-pay

20 November 2018

Top tips for family dental health

It is all too easy to neglect dental health, but as with most things in life – prevention is better than cure.  Teeth help us to consume food, chew, and aid in communication.  A healthy smile is a confident smile, so here Tavistock shares their top tips to avoid oral health problems:

  1. Brush twice daily to prevent decay, gum disease and bad breath. Preferably brush after breakfast and before bedtime, for a full 2 minutes, moving to a different quadrant of the mouth every 30 seconds.
  2. Use a good quality fluoride toothpaste and - if possible - an electric toothbrush.
  3. Change your toothbrush (or the head on your electric brush) every 3 months.
  4. Spit – don’t rinse. This allows the fluoride more time to be effective.
  5. Use floss or the correct sized interdental brush every day.
  6. Visit your dentist every six months and your hygienist every 3-6 months as advised.
  7. Avoid snacking on sugary foods, or try to restrict them to straight after mealtimes.
  8. Pass on good habits: teach your children good oral hygiene as soon as possible, supervise brushing until at least age seven, and get them in to see the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears.

Tavistock can help.  We can show you how best to brush your teeth and give you specific advice on what is best for your personal oral hygiene routine.  Request an appointment now.

05 October 2018

Free NHS treatment for your children

We’d like to remind all our patients that their children are eligible for free treatment at Tavistock’s courtesy of the NHS.

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01 October 2018

Website launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Tavistock House Dental Practice website.

  • An appointment request form has been developed so visitors can send details of their requirements at any time of day or night at their convenience. Try it now.
  • Mobile users now have a fully featured experience, as the new site has been designed to adapt to any device visitors choose to use.
  • We took the most requested features of the website and made them available in just two clicks! The new query box on the homepage navigates directly based on the nature of the request.  The dynamic menus aid the client in finding more in-depth information if required.

We hope you enjoy using our new site and find it useful.  We will be updating it regularly so do check back to keep up-to-date with the best in oral health.

If you have any feedback or queries, please do contact us.

24 May 2018

Whitening procedure

We have revised our policy on the sale of additional whitening syringes, Medical History's must be updated because some medication can affect the outcome of the whitening, if an examination has not been carried out within the last 3 months a review appointment must be carried out, and if longer than 3 months an examination appointment should be booked with the dentist

 

 

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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