What is caries? Caries is the clinical term used to describe dentinal tissue infected by microorganisms, and is the cause of the majority of work carried out within a dental practice. It is sometimes referred to as tooth decay or a “cavity”. Teeth are made up of various parts, but the part we see [...]
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COVID-19 Practice Reopening Policy >>>You can download this document as a PDF file by clicking here<<< Patient Information This policy outlines the adjustments to our normal procedures that we intend to employ once the practice can be reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic peak has subsided. It is not known at this time whether these procedures [...]
*** Practice Temporarily Closed *** Dear Patients, Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close the practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. This helps to protect our patients and ourselves. Guidelines released by the Chief Dental Officer mean we are severely limited in the treatments we can provide and allowing patients to [...]
*** URGENT UPDATE COVID-19 *** We have received guidance from the Chief Dental Officer of Scotland advising us that as of 18.03.2020, all dental practices across Scotland will be limited in the treatments they can provide. The Keith Dental Practice will remain OPEN (and have revised our opening hours to accommodate the changes). We are [...]
COVID-19 We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our patients that we are taking all possible measures to ensure we are keeping our staff and patients as safe as possible during this time of uncertainty. We are monitoring the situation regularly and implementing any changes required in line with government guidance. We are [...]
Why we are an amalgam-free practice What is amalgam? The amalgam used in dental fillings (often called silver, or black, fillings) is a powdered metal alloy made up of copper, tin and silver which is amalgamated, and held together, by liquid mercury. Amalgam is approximately 50% elemental mercury by weight. It is used in dental [...]
KDP Squeak - Autumn/Winter 2019 Autumn again already… Who can believe it?! Theo returned to work after his annual leave on the 14th October and it has been go go go ever since. We have welcomed lots of new patients this year, many of which have taken advantage of our membership plan and its many [...]
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Report Healthcare Improvement Scotland recently carried out an inspection of our practice and we are delighted with their positive report! We are very proud to have received such high grades in the categories assessed. If you would like to read the full report please click on the link below: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/inspecting_and_regulating_care/independent_healthcare/clinics/grampian/the_keith_dental_practice.aspx You may [...]
What are X-rays? X-rays were discovered by Röntgen in 1895. Their nature was initially unknown and so they were called X-rays. We now know that they are high energy electromagnetic radiation and are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. What are they used for? In dentistry, radiographs are one of our most helpful diagnostic tools. We [...]
Misconceptions Regarding Root Canal Treatments There are many misconceptions surrounding Root Canal Treatments, and it would be fair to say they have a bad reputation. When done correctly, a Root Canal Treatment should not be painful. They require the same level of anaesthesia as would be used for a simple filling. They are also often [...]