After a work-out, dehydration can develop reducing the protection saliva in the mouth gives to teeth.

Then, the fashion to “ refuel” with so called sports drinks adds to the acid attack on tooth enamel. Many of these have a pH or acid value of 2.4 to 4.5. Regular dental health exams enable any dental erosion to be monitored and specific advice given to help prevent any future damage .

Coronavirus Phase 2 - Dental Emergencies

From Tuesday 23rd June

Dental Practices in England were given Permission to re-open for certain emergency procedures, from the 8th June 2020. In Scotland, we heard from the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland on 18th June 2020 that the re-opening of Dental Practices could happen the following week – for Dental Emergencies.

It should be noted that Dental Practices will only be allowed to open ONE surgery, with one Dentist, and only see patients with a pre-arranged appointment, to examine them. We have still been limited to providing Advice, Antibiotics, Analgesics.

The crucial difference from Phase 1 is that we can now actually see our own patients for emergency appointments.

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