PRIVATE OR NHS DENTAL CARE.

February 13th, 2019

If you are looking for a good dentist you may be wondering what the difference is between Private or NHS care?

It is not a matter of private dentists charging more for the same level of care as you receive in an NHS practice.  It’s about finding a good dentist who will do everything they can to help you keep your own teeth for as long as possible, whilst giving advice on the best methods of oral hygiene and preventive care.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care provide adult care on a private basis which allows us to spend chair-side time with you.  We believe it is not possible to offer the care current standards demand without the extra time spent.

We also offer emergency appointments on the same day, wherever possible, for any patient who is already registered and new private adult patients appointments within a week.

Our practice is on the NHS list as we have a contract to see children on the NHS (of parents who are seeing us privately).

If you would like to know more please call us on 0115 9602717. NG3 5DU.

BLEEDING GUMS.

February 6th, 2019

If your gums bleed regularly when you brush your teeth you may have GINGIVITIS – inflammation of the gums.

If this condition is untreated it could develop into PERIODONTAL DISEASE – the bone supporting the teeth resorbs and the teeth become loose.

Dentists look out for this condition at your check up appointment.  If it is detected early, the teeth can be effectively maintained.  We also recommend you talk to our hygienists who can give helpful advice on keeping your teeth clean and how to keep them in the best condition.

Book an appointment at Tavistock Drive Dental Care, Mapperley Park, Nottingham. Tel. 0115 9602717.

HYGIENIST APPOINTMENTS

January 28th, 2019

We offer hygienist appointments every day except Tuesdays.

Cleaning our teeth thoroughly is an essential part of a heathy daily routine and our experienced hygienists will be able to explain the best way.

Everyone’s teeth differ and there are many inter dental brushes, flosses and mouthwashes on the market, so make the most of your appointments and get advice at Tavistock Drive Dental Care.

DRY MOUTH

January 23rd, 2019

Not only is a dry mouth uncomfortable and sometimes painful, it can affect your dental health. Saliva is essential to neutralise plaque acids that can cause tooth decay.

Plaque is a sticky soft bacterial deposit that sticks to your teeth close to the gum line and between the teeth.

When you eat foods which contain sugars and starches bacteria produce plaque acids, which if not removed can dissolve the enamel on your teeth or combine with minerals to harden and form tartar deposits.

Plaque will always be produced, but with careful brushing, flossing and/or use of inter-dental brushes you can minimise it’s effects on your oral health.

Regular chewing of a sugar free gum after eating, can also help to reduce the amount of plaque.

Brush your teeth twice a day, use inter-dental aids and visit us at Tavistock Drive Dental Care regularly for advice on controlling this problem.  0115 9602717.

ARE YOU NERVOUS BUT NEED A DENTIST?

January 16th, 2019

We can help you overcome your nerves with our sensitive and caring approach to dentistry.

Many people have been recommended to the practice by family or friends and been extremely happy with the services we offer and the standard of dentistry they have received.

If you would like to find out more, contact the surgery and we will arrange an appointment for you with one of our dentists.

The initial examination, once you have decided to come,  lasts up to 40 minutes and gives us the opportunity to get to know you and discuss all options for any  treatment you may need.

If you do not need any treatment then the dentist will just advise on how often you need routine examinations and possibly hygienist visits.

You then have the opportunity to book treatment appointments or take the estimate away to consider it in your own time.

An initial examination fee of £45 is payable on booking (X Rays charged separately on the day).

All of our treatment is offered on a private basis.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care, 0115 9602717.

CROWNS

January 9th, 2019

Crowns can be an ideal solution to improve the look of your teeth after damage or decay. They may be used to strengthen heavily filled or broken teeth, after a root filling or to hold a bridge or denture in place.

Crowns are made from a variety of materials which the dentists at Tavistock Drive Dental Care will advise you on before treatment. Crowns are made to match as closely as possible to the colour of your existing teeth.

You would need at least two appointments – the first for the preparation and the second, about two weeks later, for the fitting.  You will have a temporary crown whilst waiting for the new one.

If you would like to know more please contact us at 1 Tavistock Drive, Mapperley Park, NG3 5DU on 0115 9602717.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 2nd, 2019

Life is getting back to normal after our Christmas break and all our staff at Tavistock Drive Dental Care would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Our opening times are as usual and we look forward to seeing you for your check ups and hygienist visits at some stage during 2019.

If you have any dental problems please call us on 0115 9602717.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

December 19th, 2018

Just a reminder that our opening hours will be different over the Christmas period, but cover is in place for emergencies.

On week days (but not Bank Holidays) please call the usual number 0115 9602717 and someone will answer or we will call back within 24 hours.

If you need urgent help for severe dental pain when we are closed at the week ends or Bank Holidays, please ring NEDS 07769 935142, or NHS 111 for advice.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Tavistock Drive Dental Care.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

December 12th, 2018

The staff at Tavistock Drive Dental Care wish all our patients a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year.

We hope not to see you over the festive period, because if we do it means you are in need of emergency treatment!

No one wants to be in pain in the holiday season, but if you are suffering please call the practice on 0115 9602717, or see our previous posts on who to contact in an emergency.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care.

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS OVER CHRISTMAS.

December 3rd, 2018

Emergency appointments during the Christmas period will only be available to people who already attend the practice.  We will have cover in place from 24th December to 1st January 2019.  It may be possible to get an appointment on the same day depending on availability, but you are welcome to leave a message on our answerphone and we will get back to you within 24 hours. However – if you call wanting an appointment on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, or the weekend when we would normally be closed anyway – there will be alternative cover through N.E.D.S on 0115 9420 878.

If you prefer, you can always go to the Nottingham Walk-in Centre.

If you have moved locality – register with a new dentist to give you peace of mind and book in for regular check ups so emergencies are as infrequent as possible!

Tavistock Drive Dental Care. NG3 5DU. 0115 9602717

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