Infection Control

Infection Control Blog

Over the next few months we’ll be posting information on the different things we do to keep the practice clean and safe for patients. All dental practices follow the Department of Health guidance document HTM01-05.  If there is anything in particular you would like to know about do please get[…]

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Antibiotics and toothache

Here at Birchwood we’re Antibiotic Guardians meaning we only use Antibiotics when it’s appropriate. Most toothaches need treating by your dentist to relieve pain and other symptoms. Unnecessary use of antibiotics leads to resistant infections meaning they won’t be available for treating more serious infections.

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Surface decontamination

Clean work surfaces are a fundamental of good hygiene. We zone our areas to ensure contaminated and clean equipment is never mixed. All our surfaces get cleaned with detergent / disinfectant following each and every procedure. Last updated on February 26th, 2014

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Water Quality in the Dental Units

The water that sprays into your mouth at the dentist does not come directly from the mains. The nature of the narrow tubes through which it travels means we have to take extra special care in making the water “cleaner” than even mains drinking water. At Birchwood Dental Practice we[…]

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