Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


01283 733391

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Dental Hygiene

At Etwall Dental Practice, we operate on a philosophy of preventative care. While our team strives to meet your dental needs, you play an important role in keeping your smile healthy. Practising an effective oral hygiene routine at home can prevent dental problems from developing.

How do I keep my teeth and gums healthy?

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste. Floss your teeth at least once a day. You can also supplement your cleaning regime with an antibacterial mouthwash.

Limit your intake of sugary and starchy foods which are known to increase acidity levels in the mouth and result in cavities and gum disease.

How can your team support my oral hygiene routine?

At each check-up, your dentist examines your teeth and gums for signs of decay and gum disease. We also recommend twice-yearly cleaning appointments with a dental hygienist.

Even the most efficient at-home hygiene routine may leave plaque behind in hard-to-reach areas. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a hygienist.

In around 30 minutes, your hygienist can perform a range of professional cleaning procedures to eliminate plaque and tartar build-up you may have missed when brushing between your teeth and around your gum line.

After each hygiene session, you’ll have a healthier mouth, fresher breath and your teeth and gums will look and feel cleaner.

Good oral health is critical to your overall wellness. Bacteria found in the mouth is linked to heart disease, diabetes and other complications.


To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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