Coronavirus/Covid -19 update

Update 24/03/2020, 10pm

This evening all Scottish dental practices have been ordered by the Scottish Government to STOP ALL face-to-face contact with their patients due to the risks of community COVID-19 transmission. Please DO NOT attend the practice, please STAY SAFE, STAY HOME.

If you have an appointment in the next 4 weeks, our staff will be giving you a call to confirm cancellation. Please do not call us to try to rearrange your appointment as we will not be able to rebook your appointment until we are given an exact date by the government that we can safely return to treating our patients.

The team at Chartwell Dental Care will be available from 0900- 1730 Monday – Friday to offer advice and will triage patients who, if they meet strict criteria, may be directed to a central dental service for treatment. Please only call us if you have a dental emergency.

Out of surgery hours, if you have a genuine dental emergency, such as severe pain, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding or trauma, please call NHS24 on 111.

The team at Chartwell Dental Care are sorry that we cannot provide our usual level of dental care to our patients at this time, but the safety and health of our patients and staff are paramount.

We will keep updating this page and our website when required.

Please follow the advice -STAY SAFE, STAY HOME

Look after your teeth at Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us, as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the big day it is important that we remember to look after ourselves and those dependent upon us. It can be all too easy to neglect our oral hygiene at this time of year so please remember that here at Chartwell we are always on hand to offer advice and help to keep your mouth nice and healthy throughout the year. In the meantime here are some top tips to keep on top of your oral hygiene over the festive period.

  1. With Xmas parties and late nights in the offing, it’s important that we do not forget to brush and floss before we get our head down. We find brushing along to our favourite Xmas song helps us brush for the required 2 minutes.
  2. Stuck for a present for your nearest and dearest why not treat them to an electric toothbrush, whilst it’s not the most exciting present you can rest easy in the knowledge the here at Chartwell we recommend an electric toothbrush over a manual one and we also stock them at reception so pop in and ask.
  3. We are not ogres here at Chartwell and enjoy a sweetie as much as anyone but please remember it’s the number of times you eat sweets during the day rather than how much you eat so try to limit your treats to just after mealtimes.
  4. Remember that avoiding sweet treats and replacing them with savoury alternatives is healthier for your teeth, cheese and breadsticks are great replacements and turkey is tooth friendly so long as you avoid the bones.

Finally, everyone at Chartwell would like to thank you for being such great patients throughout the year and wish you a very merry Xmas and happy new year.