The Lichfield

Dentist’s Blog

The Lichfield

Dentist’s Blog

  • Well, its January and thankfully the government has not shut dentistry down this time around. Obviously, we cannot have things running the same way that they used to.  We are still taking every COVID precaution we can think of (see this blog post) and the team has started to get their COVID vaccinations ( I got my first jab on the 9th January) but we also have to be realistic on what we do....

  • COVID has clearly affected everyone and every business in ways that I simply could not have imagined a year ago. Given that we work in the mouth (a COVID hotspot) we too have altered so much of what we do that I felt a little forewarning was in order to our current and prospective patients. So here it is… Spires Dental in the COVID world....

  • I am a strong believer in having a plan for each one of our patients.  Now it may be simple, ‘Prevent any health problems’, but in some cases, we are aiming for something more complex and need to have an overall plan to guide us....

  • Medically known as bruxism, many people grind and/or clench their teeth without problem. However, a large number suffer severe symptoms, ranging from headaches to painful jaw and neck ache.  It can also lead to fracturing of filled teeth and premature wear of virgin teeth.  I can honestly say that Bruxism is the single biggest worry I have for my patients as it is so rarely recognised and it can be very difficult to manage....

  • COVID-19 is going to change the way in which we do dentistry to such a degree that it will be hard to remember how we used to do it.  This is not because dentistry is in any way unsafe, merely that the COVID-19 virus will be testing our cross infection controls to the limit....

  • As the national closure continues Stuart continues to share his advice on keeping your teeth in optimal condition while at home. In this video we show you the correct way (along with a few tips) of how to best clean your teeth with electric toothbrushes.......

  • The longer this goes on the more ridiculous it can seem that we are still closed. This is especially true if you have a dental problem or just need some advice. Sadly Dentistry is a high risk environment and so we must remain closed in......

  • Spires Dental Clinic in Lichfield is a private, family and cosmetic dentist offering treatments to patients in Staffordshire. Principal Dentist Stuart Goddard shares 5 tips on how to look after your teeth and gums at home....

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