Category: Blog

Tooth Whitening

Everyone wants to have a celebrity smile and whitening your teeth is a great way to achieve this. Tooth whitening should always be carried out by a trained dental professional, here at Highfield Dental all our dentists are happy to advise you and carry out tooth whitening to help you achieve that sparkling smile safely …

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Operational Update

Dear Patient, We trust you and your family are all well and thank you for your patience and understanding through this difficult time.   We are excited and pleased that we can now see our patients once again. Our highest PRIORITY is the safety of our patients and our staff, and to ensure this, there …

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COVID-19

Dear Patients, In the current climate I feel that it is only right to reassure our patients what procedures we already have in place and what further measures we have put in place to protect you and our staff from the virus. We have increased the cleaning of our high traffic areas such as door …

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Be Nice To Your Dentist!

Be nice to your dentist Especially this one No need to build up the nerves ‘Cause be makes going to the dentist fun!   He is a nice chap! There is no reason to be worried! So don’t get yourself all flustered Or bother to get all horrid and flurried!   He is friendly, He …

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Advice on tooth extraction

After tooth extraction you are advised to rest and not exercise for atleast 48 hours. Avoid eating and drinking until anaesthetic wears off (avoid chewing in the area). Avoid alcohol and do not smoke. Keep your head higher for the 1st night with an extra pillow. Do not wash your mouth for 24hours as this …

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Hygienist at highfield dental, Orpington

During a dental examination we examine your gums and the bone that supports the teeth. We will screen for gum disease and assess your risk to gum disease. We often recommend seeing a hygienist if you have gum disease. Accumulation of plaque and tartar, particularly below the gum can lead to the loss of the …

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Bleeding gums? Teeth stained? See our hygienist!

At highfield dental we focus on prevention of dental disease. We run a hygienist service and recommend seeing the hygienist regularly. Particularly if, you have or notice your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth. Find it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene? You are prone to heavy staining of your teeth? You have halitosis …

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Helpful, General Tips

Toothpastes We recommend brushing with a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste twice a day. You should use a toothpaste with a fluoride level of 1000ppm (parts per million) up to the age of 3, and after the age of 3 the fluoride should be 1350-1500ppm. Fluoride helps to strengthen and protect against tooth decay. …

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Handy hints-we focus on prevention!!

Use a straw when drinking acidic/fizzy drinks. Avoid snacking between meals. Try and consume any tempting sugary/sweet items with your main meals. Check your brushing technique regularly by chewing a disclosing tablet. This will stain up the areas you’re not brushing properly. If you have been advised to use a fluoride mouthwash, try and rinse …

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