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Smile Month Made More Environmentally Friendly At Woodcock Lane Dental Care

2024 May 20
by Jackie

We have entered the second week of National Smile Month, organised by the charity Oral Health Foundation.  The catch phrase this year is Love Your Smile.

Obviously one way to love your smile is to look after it by brushing your teeth and gums, using a fluoride toothpaste; so why not treat your smile and yourself to a new toothbrush (or toothbrush head for an electric toothbrush)?   We would recommend that everyone replaces their toothbrush (or toothbrush head) every three months.  So, what to do with the waste that is generated by doing this?

We have the answer!  In conjunction with Philips Oral Health Care and Terra Cycle, we can recycle old toothbrushes, interdental brushes, water nozzles and floss containers.  Just bring your items to the practice and place them in the box on the coffee table in the hall and we will then send them to Terra Cycle who will ensure effective recycling takes place.

If you’d like any more information on any aspect of your smile; taking care of it, improving it, whitening it, restoring it, straightening your teeth, removing staining or replacing missing teeth please don’t hesitate to call us or speak to any member of our team.


Patient Feedback Improves Access

2024 April 9
by Jackie

Thank you to all our patients who have either participated in a recent patient satisfaction survey, or who have completed one of our compliment, comment, complaint forms.

As a result of your comments we have recently purchased 2 portable wedge ramps to improve access to the practice for wheelchair users, prams and pushchairs and anyone who finds negotiating the couple of shallow steps at our front door difficult.

The ramps are lightweight and portable, and can quickly be slotted into place by our members of staff, as required.  Should you require the use of the ramps, please alert our reception team by ringing the front door bell.  People who have already tried them out have said what a big improvement they make to the accessibility of the practice.

We always welcome feedback – thank you for giving us the opportunity to improve our service to you.  Our patient care is at the heart of the dental service we provide.

Christmas Opening Hours and Emergency Service

2023 December 22
by Jackie

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.

Coronation Bank Holiday Weekend

2023 May 5
by David

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.

Mouth Cancer Check

2022 November 4
by Jackie

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:

Mouth cancer check guide

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.



Join the Brushathon

2022 June 14
by Jackie

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:

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.

Contacting us between 22nd April and 27th April

2022 April 21
by Jackie

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.

Thinking of Quitting Smoking for 2022?

2021 November 29
by Jackie

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,  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:

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.

Safe Smiles

2021 September 17
by Jackie

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: 

Blue Wednesday

2020 November 18
by Jackie

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:

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.