December 6th, 2017

Tavistock Drive Dental Care is looking for a new receptionist to step into Nora’s shoes!

The post is more or less full-time and if you are interested, please look on the Indeed website for the particulars.

We are sorry to be losing Nora and wish her all the best in her new post.

0115 9602717.


November 22nd, 2017

Our opening hours for Christmas and over the New Year are;

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day – please ring the practice and listen to the answerphone message which will give you options if you are seriously in need of help.

Tel  0115 9602717

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th  Please ring the practice for advice, we will have cover in place for emergencies only.

Saturday / Sunday / Monday (New Year’s Day) – closed,  but there will be a number to ring for emergencies only on the answerphone.

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – back to normal.

We hope you do not need to see us over the Christmas period but we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care – 0115 9602717.

Dental Emergency ? Need Urgent Temporary Treatment?

November 17th, 2017

Here at Tavistock Drive Dental Care we are always aiming to improve the services we can offer.

Many people whom do not have a regular dentist call the surgery looking for urgent assistance following a dental emergency such as a broken tooth, lost fillings or a dental infection.

As such DR. Rajah is currently offering an appointment for emergency dental care, whereby we will look to provide a temporary solution to relieve pain or temporise a broken tooth.

This appointment will cost £80.00 payable at the time of booking.

If you wish to book an appointment please call the surgery on 01159602717 and our reception team will be happy to assist.

Please Note: If you would like to register as an ongoing patient after this time you will need a full initial examination (See New Patient Information)


November 15th, 2017

You should thoroughly remove plaque from your teeth (and dentures if you wear them) at least twice a day.

You need a small headed medium texture toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. We sell recommended manual and electric toothbrushes at Tavistock Drive Dental Care.

To clean between your teeth use interdental brushes, tape or floss at least once every day. Your dentist or hygienist will recommend the best product to suit you.

Electric Toothbrushes are very effective for removing plaque and are also ideal for people who find it difficult to grip a manual toothbrush handle.

Cut down on how often you have sugary food and drinks and try to have these as part of your meal, rather than snacking

To check how effectively you are removing plaque from your teeth use a Disclosing Tablet after you usual brushing. This will stain any remaining plaque with a harmless dye showing you any areas which need closer attention.

A further brushing will remove the stained plaque.

Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for advice and maintenance care.


November 8th, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Leah to Tavistock Drive Dental Care.  Leah is a qualified dental nurse and will be working mainly with Dr Rajah.

We are sorry to lose Helena, but wish her all the best for her future job and thank her for her hard work at the practice.

0115 9602717.


October 25th, 2017

You still have time to apply if you are interested in working for us at Tavistock Drive Dental Care.  We are a small, private practice in Mapperley Park with free parking for staff, and patients, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Tavistock Drive. We have a dental nurse position available, to work part-time with our hygienist. But you will also need to cover reception and work in the other two surgeries at times. Please call Nora on 0115 9620880 for more details.


September 27th, 2017

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by brushing teeth too vigorously, which can lead to dentine exposure and damage to the gums.   The symptoms are pain and discomfort, usually with cold or sweet substances, around the affected areas.  If you think you suffer from this call us at Tavistock Drive Dental Care on 0115 9602717 and a correct treatment and maintenance programme can be arranged with you.  We may also suggest a visit to our hygienist who will advise on how to clean your teeth to avoid further damage.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care, 0115 9602717.  Mapperley Park NG3 5DU.


August 23rd, 2017

Grinding your teeth in your sleep is very common, with many people not aware that they do this.

You may have woken up with discomfort or pain in your jaw, shoulders or neck and not known what may have caused it.

Your dentist can tell you if there is any abnormal wear and tear due to grinding your teeth and if it has damaged the enamel.

To prevent you from grinding your teeth your dentist can make you a night guard to wear. This is an appliance that keeps the teeth apart and allows the muscles to relax in a normal position.

If you feel that this might be a problem, visit us at Tavistock Drive Dental Care and we will be happy to advise on the best solution.

Private or NHS Dental Care.

August 14th, 2017

If you are looking for a good dentist with time to ensure you are receiving the best care for your teeth 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, but are unable to see adults on the NHS.

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


July 26th, 2017

Not only is a dry mouth uncomfortable and sometimes painful, it can affect your dental health.  Saliva is essential to neutralise plaque acids that 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 produces 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 and flossing you can minimise its effects on your oral health.

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

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