How To Care For Your Braces
The mouth contains millions of bacteria that form plaque on the teeth. This in turn causes tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease. Therefore it is very important to brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, and after a meal or snack.
Removable braces are removed for brushing and should be cleaned with a normal toothbrush and toothpaste - taking care not to bend any of the wires. When a fixed brace has been fitted you can buy a 'care pack' from our receptionist. This contains special toothbrushes, disclosing tablets, fluoride mouthwash and soft wax to mould over your brace if it is rubbing.
Caring for your fixed brace.
Breakages slow down the speed of treatment and your treatment may not progress as planned. Should you detect any problem with your braces, please contact us as soon as possible to enable us to rectify any problems.
If you keep to a sensible diet and brush your teeth thoroughly you will have beautiful teeth and healthy gums when your braces are removed and a smile to be proud of!
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Caring for your removable brace.
Your personal information
How we look after and safeguard information about you
Policies and procedures
The practice has a number of important policies that detail how we provide care and service to our patients. Please ask the Practice Manager if you would like to see copies of the following policies:
Protecting your information
We aim to provide you with the highest quality of dental care. To do this we need to keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you. We know that you value your privacy and the security of personal information held about you.
Information recorded about you may include:
Your right to view your clinical records
You have the right to view the original of your clinical records free of charge. If you request a copy, a charge will be due in accordance with the Data Protection Policy. Your request must be made in writing to the Practice Manager and the payment enclosed. A copy will be provided within 40 working days.
You have the right to confidentiality. We also comply with the NHS Code of Practice on Confidentiality and dental healthcare personnel have a requirement under their professional code of ethics to keep records about you confidential, secure and accurate.
All of our staff contracts of employment contain a requirement to keep patient information confidential.
Our guiding principle is that we hold your records in strict confidence.
We will never pass your information onto a third party for promotional purposes. You can also opt out of being contacted by the practice at any point.
If you require any further information please contact the practice on 01223 411 922.