Keeping you smiling - Lion House Dental Practice

Keeping you smiling - Lion House Dental Practice
Keeping
you
smiling
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Lion House Dental Practice Ltd
help you to Keep Smiling!
- just follow this easy guide...
HABITS
Don’t miss
appointments
Attending at the dentist regularly will mean that your
dentist can help you prevent problems, but also treat
problems while they’re small and easy so you can keep
your teeth!
Stop smoking
(or chewing tabacco,
pan, khat etc.)
It stains your teeth, can make your teeth loose and fall
out, and increases risk of cancer. Shisha pipes are bad
too, even if used only occasionally.
It’s the single best thing you can do for your
health!
Speak to your GP about help quitting.
Drink less alcohol
Drink no more than 14 units a week, and at least
2 days without.
1 unit = ½ pint of beer or ½ glass of wine or a small
measure of spirit.
Alcohol is high in sugar and acidic, and raises your risk
of accidents as well as cancer.
Eat filling meals and
don’t snack
No sugary snacks in-between meals. Your mouth needs
time to recover from eating. Eating more frequently
doesn’t let it and decay is likely.
Eat your 5 a day
Fruits and vegetables reduce your risk of heart disease
and cancer!
Feed your family according to the NHS Eatwell Guide.
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Drink only water or
sugar-free hot drinks
between meals
Keep juices and sugary drinks to meal times,
including alcohol.
Fizzy drinks are acidic and will dissolve
your teeth, even if sugar-free!
Sugar-free squash is a good alternative.
Use a straw
When drinking acidic drinks, e.g. pop and fruit juices, to
protect your front teeth from dissolving.
Take your denture(s)
out at night
Your mouth needs time to recover after wearing a
denture all day. Taking it out reduces your risk of decay
and oral thrush. Place your dentures in water overnight to
keep their colour and strength.
Grinding your teeth
or snoring?
Speak to your dentist about it. We can help.
INTER-DENTAL CLEANING
Clean between
your teeth before
toothbrushing
Plaque accumulates between the teeth too, out of reach
of any toothbrush bristles, and is a common place
for decay for this reason.
Use ‘bottle’/TePe/Flexi
brushes between teeth
Use the biggest size that snuggly fits each gap. This will
probably mean using a number of different colours/sizes
between different teeth.
Use floss in tighter spaces
Remember, you’re supposed to clean the teeth either
side of the space, not the gums.
Do it in a mirror
Especially at first before your hands get used to
doing it without.
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TOOTHBRUSHING
Brush your teeth twice Last thing at night/after your last food or drink, and again
before breakfast. If you prefer to brush after breakfast,
a day
wait 30 mins first.
Once really isn’t enough, unfortunately.
Use a fluoride
toothpaste and a
medium toothbrush
Choose a non-whitening toothpaste that contains at
least 1,450ppm fluoride (check the ingredients).
Manual or electric?
Both can get a clean result, but the technique is different.
Talk to your dentist or dental nurse if you’re unsure.
Brush each surface of
every tooth
Open wide (like a hippo) and brush your teeth while
they’re apart, just like when your dentist looks at
your teeth.
Have a system so you don’t miss any sides
of any teeth.
Brush in the mirror
To check that you’re doing a good job.
Angle the brush 45° towards
the gum line
Don’t forget to sweep the pocket where your teeth meet
the gum. Calculus, fossilised plaque, will build up
otherwise. It’s very unkind to teeth and gums.
Circular movements on
each tooth
Do not scrub up-down or left-right.
Remember, plaque is soft. Be thorough, not harsh!
It should take 4+ minutes
2 mins for the top teeth, 2 mins for the
bottom.
It’s longer than you think. Use a timer or your favourite
song to make sure you brush for long enough.
Spit out excess
toothpaste
Do not rinse with water or mouthwash, or eat or drink after
tooth brushing, especially last thing at night.
The longer the fluoride in the toothpaste is on the teeth,
the more it prevents decay.
Change your toothbrush
(attachment if electric)
Whenever the bristles splay,
as it will be ineffective.
Gingivitis
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Periodontitis
Calculus
BABIES
Only water in a bottle
at bedtime
Milk has natural sugars and will cause severe decay if
sipped overnight. Juice is even worse.
No bottle after 1st birthdays!
Get your child used to a ‘sippy’ cup once they’re
6 months old.
Discourage finger-sucking and pacifiers too; they can
move teeth ruining your child’s smile.
Brush their teeth for
them
Start toothbrushing twice a day as soon as teeth
come through.
Baby teeth are
important
They maintain the spaces for adult teeth – early tooth loss
increases the likelihood of crooked teeth!
Use the same toothpaste
But only use a smear on the toothbrush so very little if
any is swallowed.
Sugar-free medicines
Don’t let your children get used to sugary Calpol!
Teething?
Use a chilled teething ring or massage the gum
with a clean finger.
Don’t add sugar
Especially not to weaning foods. Use mashed banana
or other fruits, breast milk or formula to sweeten food, if
needed.
YOUNG CHILDREN
Help them brush
their teeth
Twice a day, last thing at night/after their last food or
drink, and again before breakfast. If brushing after
breakfast, wait 30 mins before doing so.
Use the same toothpaste
But only use a pea-sized amount on the toothbrush so
very little if any is swallowed.
Bring them to the
dentist
Coming for check-ups from an early age will get them
used to the dentist and they’ll get stickers if good!
Avoid sticky snacks
Even ‘healthy’ snacks such as raisins and fruit roll-ups
stick to teeth and cause decay.
Cheese is a tasty and healthy alternative – it neutralises
acids and strengthens developing teeth and bones!
Free-flowing cup
Normal cups develop your child’s coordination and are
healthier for teeth.
Discourage thumb-sucking
Finger-sucking moves teeth, and may ruin your child’s
smile and make their teeth more prone to damage if they
fall.
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FROM 7 YEARS
Watch and check their
toothbrushing
Twice a day, last thing at night/after their last food or drink,
and again before breakfast. If brushing after breakfast,
wait 30 mins before doing so.
Use the same
toothpaste
But only use a pea-sized amount on the toothbrush so
very little if any is swallowed.
Bring them to the
dentist
Coming for check-ups regularly usually means less
treatment and they’ll get stickers if good!
Keep them well hydrated
If children are hungry outside of mealtimes, fill them up
with water or milk instead. It will help them concentrate
and not give them a sugar-rush!
Be meticulous around
braces
Braces trap a lot of plaque and your straight teeth will be
marred by decay if you’re not on top of your cleaning.
Wear a mouth-guard
for sport
Tooth trauma is common, and most often a result of
sport-related injuries.
Ask your dentist about getting a mouth-guard/gumshield.
WHEN COMING TO THE DENTIST
Clean your teeth
This will allow your dentist to see your teeth, rather than
what you had for breakfast.
Don’t have a special clean though, so your dentist
can see your normal level of toothbrushing and bottlebrushing/flossing.
Come early
This allows time to check-in and fill-in any forms.
Bring a list of your
medication
Your dentist needs to know which medications you are
taking regularly, if any. Some may change the kind of
treatment you need.
Call as soon as you
know you’ll be late or
can’t attend
Giving us notice means another patient can see
the dentist.
We’re happy to reschedule appointments but several
missed appointments may mean we stop offering
them to you.
Keeping you smiling
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YOUR PERSONALISED CHECKLIST
Don’t miss dentist appointments
Clean your teeth before visiting your dentist
Stop smoking
Drink less alcohol
Eat filling meals and don’t snack
Drink only water or sugar-free hot drinks between meals
Clean between your teeth before toothbrushing
Toothbrush twice a day
Use a fluoride toothpaste and a medium toothbrush
Brush each surface of every tooth (in the mirror)
Angle the brush towards the gum line and use circular
movements
2 mins for the top teeth, 2 mins for the bottom teeth
Spit out excess toothpaste – do not rinse it out
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Lion House Dental Practice provides high
quality dental care to the local community.
Opening hours
We are open during the
following times:
We understand the needs of our patients, and ensure
that your treatment is done in complete confidence
by properly trained staff, and that you are involved in
decisions about your care.
We provide the full range of NHS treatment (except
orthodontics and sedation) to all members of the
public.
Monday
09.00
17.30
Tuesday
09.00
17.30
Wednesday
09.00
17.30
Thursday
09.00
17.30
09.00
16.00
Friday
We also provide treatment on a private basis, including
cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile. For further
information on our full range of services, please ask any
member of staff.
If you would like to make an appointment, please
telephone or email the practice, and we will be pleased
to arrange a convenient time for you.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
The practice is closed for lunch
from 13.00 to 14.00 every day.
Should you have a dental
emergency outside of the
practice opening hours,
please call 01748 822321
or 111 who will be able to
assist you.
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This is a service provided by NHS
England Area Team (North Yorkshire
and Humber), which is responsible
for commissioning dental services
in this area.
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