Westwood Dental UPDATE 05/01/2021 - We would like to reassure all our patients that we remain OPEN, providing all our normal routine Dental Services throughout the third National Lockdown, from the 5th January 2021.
We may be prioritising the vulnerable or those with the most urgent dental needs.
We want to reassure you that we carry out very strict necessary COVID procedures, also continuing religiously with stringent Cross Infection Control measures throughout the day enabling us to keep all our patients and staff safe.
Our whole team have been fully trained with Covid procedures, which are continuously being updated and we want to reassure you that our practice will remain open during this time and that we are here for you.
Please note that due to the many Covid procedures and the Health and Safety of our patients, the waiting room/WC facilities remain closed. Please refer to your appointment/confirmation email for more info.
We are experiencing a high volume of telephone calls and apologise in advance if you are kept waiting for your dental appointment, but we are working and doing our very best to ensure that every measure is taken prior to your appointment. If your enquiry is NON-urgent please kindly email the practice on firstname.lastname@example.org..
We very much appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this situation.
Thank you from the Team @ Westwood Dental
At Westwood Dental Practice, we encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist as early as possible, ideally before the age of one. Getting children used to the idea of regular dental check-ups in a calm and friendly environment creates positive associations with the dentist that will remain with them as they grow up. It’s also a great opportunity for the dental team to make sure both parents and children understand how to look after their teeth properly, and why this needs to be done.
Our goal at Westwood Dental Practice is to prevent disease, rather than treat it later. With this in mind, we provide our young patients with extra treatments to guard against tooth decay.
Research shows that applying a fluoride varnish to children’s teeth is a highly effective way of reducing the risk of tooth decay. At Westwood Dental Practice we recommend children have fluoride varnish twice a year. The procedure is simple and pain-free. The varnish is a pale yellow gel that we apply with a soft brush to the teeth. It sets quickly, with no nasty smells or taste.
When your child’s permanent molars begin to emerge, fissure sealants offer added protection against cavities. A resin-based substance, the sealant is painted onto the grooves of the back teeth to create a plastic shield that prevents food and bacteria getting stuck. The process is pain-free and usually takes a few minutes per tooth. At Westwood Dental Practice we recommend fissure sealants be applied as soon as permanent molars appear.
At Westwood Dental Practice we regularly complete orthodontic extractions to prepare children for teeth straightening procedures. We have forged excellent links with local orthodontic and child dental specialists, so we can make timely referrals should your child require expert teeth straightening treatments.