The Lichfield

Dentist’s Blog

The Lichfield

Dentist’s Blog

  • With Freedom Day fast approaching I can imagine that there are a lot of mixed feelings out there for all manner of people.  We have spoken to those that feel this is all a bit of an overreaction to the other extreme that people think we are coming out of lockdown too quickly...

  • Well, it’s fair to say that pre COVID I never would have thought to chat to a patient remotely via a laptop…. but WOW, I cannot tell you how helpful and effective it is. People seem so much more relaxed and open, allowing us to really nail down what the issues are and give some great advice....

  • 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.......

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