Privacy Policy

The practice is committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), GDC and other standards.

The practice only keeps relevant information about patients to provide them with safe and appropriate dental care.

The person responsible for Data Protection is DR. LISA HEWITSON

Our legal basis for processing data is:

⦁ Consent
⦁ Processing is necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine, for assessing the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or a contract with a health professional.
⦁ Hard copy and computerised records are stored, reviewed and updated securely and confidentially. Records are securely destroyed when no longer required. To facilitate patients' health care, the personal information may be disclosed to a dentist, doctor, health care professional, hospital, NHS authorities, HMRC or private dental schemes of which the patient is a member

All confidential information is sent via secure methods. Electronic communications and stored data are secure. All computerised clinical records are backed up and encrypted copies are kept off-site. In line with GDPR - as we have your personal details on our database, we also need to confirm that you are happy for us to continue to contact you via email, SMS or post letters.

  • Mon
    8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tues
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Weds
    8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thurs
    12:45am - 8:30pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 4:30pm

T: 020 7736 9505

E: info@bpdc.co.uk

A: 413 Fulham Palace Road
SW6 6SX


Family Dental Care

CALL US

020 7736 9505

Email US

info@bpdc.co.uk

ADDRESS

413 Fulham Palace Road.SW6 6SX

FAMILY DENTAL CARE

  • How to Take Care of Your Teeth: Tips for All the Family:
    While dental visits and brushing unite us, different age groups can need different dental care and hygiene practices. Here are some tips from our team to help the whole family look after their teeth properly.
  • Babies and Children:
    Children’s teeth emerge at around five months, with a full set of baby teeth present around age three. Adult teeth replace them between 10 and 12 years old. From emergence, it’s important to brush twice a day with a smear of toothpaste. Children may be reluctant to brush, so make it a game by singing a silly song or ‘racing’ each other. The longest brusher wins.
    Children’s teeth emerge at around five months, with a full set of baby teeth present around age three. Adult teeth replace them between 10 and 12 years old. From emergence, it’s important to brush twice a day with a smear of toothpaste. Children may be reluctant to brush, so make it a game by singing a silly song or ‘racing’ each other. The longest brusher wins.
  • Early Dental Treatment:
    We recommend that you establish a good routine of seeing t=the dentist as soon as the teeth appear. Children may be nervous and need encouragement at first. As a family-friendly surgery, we aim to make dental visits fun by encouraging children to relax and talk with us at their first visit.
    Developing a trusting relationship is important going forward as your child will become at ease in our environment.
  • Adults:
    Besides brushing twice a day, it’s advisable to floss to remove the food debris that brushing can’t. Waxed, unwaxed and super flosses as well as interdental brushes are available and the type you use depends on the gap between your teeth.
    Prompt dental work is another way of protecting your teeth. It’s common to fear extensive treatments such as dental bridges and worry about the time and cost of treatment, but avoiding dental work will set you up for further complications which are not just related to the mouth. Bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene can contribute to heart disease and digestive problems, as well as oral issues.
  • Older Household Members:
    Gum disease can become more prevalent as we age due to the build-up of plaque. This can cause gum recession and tooth loss.
    Prevention is much better than a cure, so we recommend brushing twice a day with an electric, soft bristle brush to prevent disease. You need to take extra care around dental bridges, crowns and fillings to ensure these areas are kept spotless.
    Regular appointments with our hygienise is an essential part of maintaining your teeth and gum health.