The team at Woodcock Lane Dental Care would like to wish all our patients and suppliers a very happy Christmas and send everyone every good wish for the New Year.
Over the festive season we are planning on having a break, between Christmas and New Year, but we will be providing an emergency service for any genuine dental emergency such as severe toothache, uncontrolled bleeding, swelling of the face etc. For full details of our emergency service please call us on 01453 828327. If you prefer to call in, in person, we will be open on 27th, 28th and 29th December 2023, 9am-12.30pm.
We will re-open, as normal, on Tuesday, 2nd January 2024, at 8.30am.
Our bunting is out to celebrate the King’s coronation, along with many other businesses and residences in Stonehouse. We hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you have a dental emergency, call us on 01453 828327.
November – Oral Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month
The Oral Health Foundation aims, this month, to make us all “mouthaware”. They have produced this, really easy to follow, video of how you can check your mouth, at home, for any signs of mouth cancer:
All our dentists routinely check our patients for oral (mouth) cancer, at every check-up. These are the most common signs:
- A mouth ulcer that does not heal within 3 weeks.
- A white or red patch in the mouth.
- Any unusual lumps in your mouth or jaw area and any persistent hoarseness.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Through out November, we are offering a free oral cancer check to everyone, so even if you are not normally one of our patients we are happy to arrange a short appointment for you, free-of-charge, with one of our dentists, for your peace of mind.
The risk factors for oral cancer are: smoking/tobacco, alcohol, history of cancer, sunlight/sunbeds, HPV, genetics and an unhealthy diet.
June is the Oral Health Foundation’s National Smile Month.
Tomorrow, 15th June 2022 is the Great British Brushathon. Show off your smile and check out this link to see how you can join in: https://www.dentalhealth.org/the-great-british-brushathon
Not 100% happy with smile? Come along and see us at Woodcock Lane Dental Care. We offer a full range of cosmetic treatments from Tooth Whitening to Composite Bonding, from Tooth Straightening to Dental Implants. To discuss your options contact the friendly, professional team at Woodcock Lane Dental Care in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
Apprehensive of coming to see us? We can help with that too! We have a team who are able to provide dental sedation, either using intravenous sedation or happy gas, which will ensure a more relaxing visit for you.
Whatever your dental problem, we’d like to help.
Happy with your smile? Keep it that way – regular check-ups and hygienist visits available, as well as prevention advice.
We are very pleased to be upgrading and converting our computer dental software between 22nd April and 27th April. We hope this change will benefit our service to patients by improving our communications, reducing paperwork and allowing greater flexibility when planning complex treatments.
During these dates we will be closed for training and the software conversion and therefore we will be unable to make routine appointments or deal with routine enquiries, so please could we ask you to contact us after 27th April for these sort of queries. Should you require emergency advice and/or treatment, please do contact us as normal.
Are you thinking of quitting smoking in the new year? If so, well done on making a good decision that will bring you many health benefits and probably some financial ones as well. All of us here at Woodcock Lane Dental Care would like to offer you our support.
To encourage and support your success in stopping smoking we would highly recommend accessing a cessation service, https://hlsglos.org/our-services/stop-smoking/. This service can provide nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), in different formats, not just the well known patch, but gum, lozenges, inhalers and sprays, as well as lots of tips and advice. Make 2022 the year you go smoke-free.
This is the time to plan your smoke-free journey for 2022. November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. Two out of every three mouth cancers are linked directly to smoking. Be Mouthaware – check out the helpful information and advice on: https://www.dentalhealth.org/mouthcancer.
If you have any concerns about any red or white areas in your mouth, tongue, cheeks or lips, or any lumps/bumps, or any ulcers that aren’t healing please do contact us. Please be assured that we routinely check for any signs of oral cancer for every patient attending a routine or new patient examination/check up. Mouth cancers can occur even if you don’t have any teeth, or wear false teeth/dentures. If in doubt, get it checked out.
With social life returning more to some sort of normality everyone is thinking about their appearance and their smiles. With so many options available to improve your smile; orthodontics (or aligners/braces), implants, veneers, whitening and facial aesthetics it can be hard to know where to go to get sensible advice, value for money and good quality treatment. There are an increasing number of advertisements online, social media, magazines and television for these treatments. Some of these even encourage you to go abroad to have the treatment done.
We would always advise you, if you are thinking about any of these types of treatment, to come along and visit us first. We will provide unbiased advice about what treatments would be suitable for you. We will be honest and open about our fees. We will provide high quality treatment in a hygienic, friendly and caring atmosphere, and can provide ongoing and/or follow-up care.
If you still aren’t convinced that your first step should be to consult us please see this link from the Oral Health Foundation: https://www.dentalhealth.org/safesmiles
November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and today is Blue Wednesday. The Oral Health Foundation are encouraging everyone to carry out a mouth cancer self check today. You may find the following link a useful guide how to go about doing this: https://youtu.be/_6csIJAWj_s
Should you find anything you are concerned about please do not hesitate to contact us, even during the current lockdown. We are here, open and working for dental emergencies at the same time as catching up on the backlog of routine appointments from the first lockdown.
In view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation it was with great sadness, after much discussion, that we have had to follow official guidance and reduce our services, as from today.
In order to keep our patients, staff and all visitors to our practice safe, we are now following advice from the British Dental Association and cancel all routine appointments. We will be contacting all patients who have appointments booked to explain this.
We hope by doing this that we will be able to maintain an emergency service through out the current climate, adhering to government advice. If you have a genuine dental emergency please contact the practice to either speak to a member of staff or listen to the recorded message informing you how to access advice.
We look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as possible.
The health of our patients is very important to us and we are working hard to ensure we follow all advice and guidance given to us regarding Covid-19 and prevention and spread of infection.
Cleanliness and cross infection control have always been a priority here at Woodcock Lane Dental Care ensuring the safety of our patients, staff and visitors even before we knew about the coronavirus!
We have always had a hand sanitiser in our hall and now we encourage all visitors to the practice to use it on entry and exit. We would always advocate hand washing whenever possible.
We have always provided our team with personal protective equipment such as masks and visors and although shortages are reported we still have an acceptable level of stock currently and are monitoring the situation.
All our clinicians, including our hygienists, are supported and assisted by a nurse who helps to maintain excellent standards of hygiene. We use high volume aspirators during procedures to reduce aerosols. Our nurses follow thorough decontamination processes between each patient and undergo regular training in this field. So, as always, we will continue to provide the best and safest care for our patients.
If we could ask of you that if you have travelled recently, or been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus please ensure you follow the government guidance and seek advice from NHS 111 if you have any symptoms or concerns before visiting Woodcock Lane Dental Care. Our reception staff will also ask you this on arrival.
If you are not at risk then it is business as usual and we look forward to welcoming you to Woodcock Lane Dental Care.