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New patients are always welcome to our practice.

To book an appointment or make an enquiry, call us on: 01753 888000

Or if you require further information, why not send us an email: info@chalfontdentist.co.uk

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A quick guide to a healthy mouth in children

The information below gives a summary of the simple steps that parents, carers and children can take every day to protect and improve their oral health. The evidence based advice is from Delivering Better Oral Health.

Brushing children’s teeth

  • start brushing as soon as the first tooth appears (usually at about 6 months of age), at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste last thing at night and on at least one other occasion
  • brushing at bedtime is important as it makes sure that the fluoride continues to protect the teeth while your child is asleep
  • parents/carers should brush or help their child to brush their teeth until they are at least seven years old to make sure the teeth are cleaned properly, to supervise the amount of toothpaste used and to prevent licking or eating the toothpaste
  • brush your child’s teeth thoroughly, cleaning all surfaces of the teeth
  • for older children disclosing tablets can help to show if any plaque is left on the teeth
  • choose a toothbrush with a small head and medium-textured bristles, a manual or electric toothbrush can be used
  • For the maximum prevention of tooth decay for children aged 0-6 years use toothpastes containing 1350-1500 parts per million (ppm) fluoride
  • the amount of fluoride that is in the toothpaste can be found on the side of the tube or on the packaging
  • for children under three years old use a smear of toothpaste containing no less than 1000 ppm fluoride (see Figure 1)
  • children between three and six years old should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste containing more than 1000 ppm fluoride (see Figure 2)
  • encourage your child to spit out the toothpaste after brushing and do not let them rinse out with water as this will wash away the fluoride and reduces how well it works – spit don’t rinse 
  • for children who may have difficulties brushing their teeth such as those with special needs, toothbrush adaptations are available.
Figure 1
Figure 2

Contact us to book a regular dental examination for your child. 

A quick guide to a healthy mouth in adults

The information below provides a summary of the simple steps that adults can take every day to protect and improve their oral health. The evidence based advice is from Delivering better oral health.

Looking after your mouth

  • brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste containing 1350 – 1500 parts per million fluoride (ppm) fluoride. Brush last thing at night, so that the fluoride continues to protect the teeth while you sleep, and on at least on one other occasion  
  • the dentist may prescribe toothpaste with a higher fluoride level if you are at particular risk of tooth decay  
  • brush all surfaces of each tooth carefully and the gum line
  • spit out after brushing but do not rinse away the toothpaste as this reduces the effectiveness of the fluoride – spit don’t rinse
  • choose a toothbrush with a small head and medium-textured bristles, you can use either a manual or electric toothbrush
  • if you need support to brush your teeth, toothbrush adaptations are available
  • replace your toothbrush regularly, every one to three months or when the bristles are worn
  • reduce the amount and number of times you have foods and drinks that contain added sugars
  • reduce the amount of sugar-sweetened drinks you consume, such as fizzy and soft drinks and squash
  • avoid sugary foods and drinks just before bedtime as the saliva flow in the mouth slows down when you sleep, and can increase the risk of tooth decay

Contact us to book your regular dental examination. 

Looking after dental implants

The soft tissue (gums) and bone around dental implants are at the same risk of inflammation and gum disease as those around natural teeth. If you have implants you should look after them just like natural teeth:

  • clean between and around implants carefully using cleaning aids and toothbrushes as advised by the dental team
  • attend the dentist regularly, as advised for checks of the health of gum and bone around implants

It is advisable to use a rotating electric toothbrush as this is more affective at removing the plaque/bacteria than a manual toothbrush.

For cleaning in between and around implants there are various types of dental floss that can be used, alongside bottle brushes and interspace brushes.

It is important to visit the dentist regularly to monitor the health of dental implants. Furthermore a dental hygienist can provide professional cleaning and maintenance of your implant. 

Contact us if you require any advice or more information. 

How to floss

Brushing alone cannot get to the spaces between your teeth. Therefore interdental cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. 

One option is to use interdental brushes (such as type brushes), which are a great tool to get between teeth. But some spaces are too tight to fit interdental brushes through. 

Correct flossing is still an effective way to clean the spaces between your teeth.

  • Take some floss about the size of your forearm and turn it around your middle fingers so you have a couple of inches of floss taut between your hands.
  • Slip the floss gently between the teeth and gums into an area between your teeth and gums. 
  • Floss with a few strokes to dislodge food and plaque. 
  • Pull the floss through the space.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

How much toothpaste to use for children

Children under 3 years - Smear of toothpaste

Children under 3 years of age should only use a smear of toothpaste.

Children 3-6 years - Pea sized toothpaste

Children aged 3-6 years should only use a blob sized amount of toothpaste. 

Guidance from: Delivering better oral health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention

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Data Protection Code of Practice

Our data protection code of practice lays out our procedures that ensure Chalfont St Peter Dental Practice and our employees comply with Data Protection Act 1998 and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)

What personal data do we hold?

We need to keep comprehensive and accurate personal data about our patients to provide them with safe and appropriate dental care. This personal data can include:

  • Your past and current medical and dental condition;
  • Personal details such as your age, NHS number, address, telephone number and your general medical practitioner
  • Radiographs, clinical photographs and study models
  • Information about the treatment that we have provided or propose to provide and its cost
  • Notes of conversations/incidents about your care, for which a record needs to be kept
  • Correspondence with other health care professionals relating to you, for example in the hospital or community services.

Why do we hold information about you?

We need to keep comprehensive and accurate personal data about patients to provide you with safe and appropriate dental care. We will ask you yearly to update your medical history and contact details.

Retaining information

We will retain your dental records while you are a practice patient and after you cease to be a patient, for at least eleven years, or for children until age 25, whichever is the longer.

Security of information

Personal data about you is held in the practice’s computer system and/or in a manual filing system. The information is only accessible to authorized team members. Our computer system has secure audit trails and we back up information routinely.

Disclosure of information

To provide proper and safe dental care we may need to disclose personal information about you to:

  • Your general medical practitioner
  • The hospital or community dental services
  • Other health professionals caring for you
  • NHS payment authorities
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • The Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies, where you are claiming exemption or remission from NHS charges
  • Private dental schemes of which you are a member.

Disclosure will take place on a ‘need-to-know’ basis. Only those individuals/organisations who need to know to provide care for you and for the proper administration of Government (whose personnel are covered by strict confidentiality rules) will be given the information.

In very limited circumstances or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have to be disclosed to a third party not connected with your health care. In all other situations, disclosure that is not covered by this Code of Practice will only occur when we have your specific consent. Where possible you will be informed of these requests for disclosure.

Access to your records

You have the right of access to the data that we hold about you and to receive a copy. Parents may access their child’s records if this is in the child’s best interests and not contrary to a competent child’s wishes. Formal applications for access must be in writing to the practice principals; Aman Phull or Ana Rita Moio.

If you do not agree

If you do not wish personal data that we hold about you to be disclosed or used in the way that is described in this Code of Practice, please discuss the matter with your dentist. You have the right to object; however, this may affect our ability to provide you with dental care.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.