Christmas is fast approaching and the nation prepares for a slight relaxation of the lockdown rules with mixing of up to 3 households from December 23rd to 27th which will be a welcome change albeit with likely stricter rules come January!
During Christmas, it is normal for dental practices to close and take a well earned rest during the festive period. We are no exception and our doors will close from 1730 on 22nd December. However, if you have a dental emergency and would like to speak with a dentist, Dr Nissit Patel will still be available via video consultation for remote advice, prescriptions as required and home care instructions. To book an appointment, simply follow click video consultation
Top tips to avoid dental emergencies
Prevention is far better than cure! Here are our top 5 tips to avoid dental emergency treatment:
1. Avoid very hard crunchy food such as boiled sweets, crusty bread and nuts (yes, we know it's Christmas!)
2. Avoid extremes of hot and cold. Temperature changes within the mouth. Temperature changes can lead to sensitivity and inflammation leading to pain.
3. Watch out for stones in fruit. Make sure fruits are pitted or de stoned. Biting on an olive stone can cause serious damage for example.
4. Keep sugary snacks to a minimum. The frequency of sugar intake is linked to tooth decay. The lower the frequency the lower the risk.
5. If you grind your teeth, use a night guard! Tooth grinding or bruxism can cause severe damage to teeth over time. See more Using a night guard can prevent wear and tear and protect your filings, dental crowns and bridges and dental implants for example.
We are open for emergency treatment on 29th December
We will be open on December 29th for dental emergency treatment from 0900-1400. Please call us, book online or e mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. We will not be accepting walk in visits, sorry!