By now we should all realise what a different and strange world we are currently living in, as we are in the era of restrictions, tiers, and lockdowns. Covid-19 has now become the largest national emergency in living memory, it has changed every aspect of our lives and forced us to rethink how we continue to do the simplest of everyday tasks that need us to leave our homes.
While dentists have now mostly re-opened, there is still a requirement to consider the steps that need to be carried out to keep people safe and well. While strict cleaning routines and PPE are still in place, dentists have also started to look towards modern technology to see how it can be used within the dental practice environment.
Smilecraft Dental Care is one such dentist that has decided to fully embrace technology, in the hope of creating a new way for our patients to receive the consultations they require. A dental e-consultation in Stevenage is simple and quick, making it so that the patient does not need to leave their home for a check-up.
This time you can get out your phone
A dental e-consultation in Stevenage all starts with the camera on your phone, a device that almost everyone has access to. We will ask you to use either camera. If you are alone, we recommend using the selfie camera, to take several images of your teeth. You will need to take these pictures at a high quality, as this will give us a clear set of images to look at when we are carrying out our consultation.
You will need to take images from several different angles, this will allow us to see all the teeth. Start with taking a frontal image of the teeth, then take left and right angles. Where you need to, use your fingers to insert into the mouth and move the lips and flesh of the mouth out of the way, as this will help to give us a better image of the teeth to look at.
Next, you will need to open your mouth wide, this will help you to take photos of the top and bottom of your mouth. Try to move your tongue out of the way of your teeth, if possible.
One good tip is to take the images in a well lit area if you are using your selfie phone camera. If you have someone helping you, use the camera on the back of your phone with the flash on. This will allow for clear images to be taken.
You have your images, now what?
Once you have taken your images you will need to fill out a simple online form, this will register you for your e-consultation. Once we have your form, we will send you an email requesting your photos of your teeth, with instructions about how to send them to us.
Once we have your photos one of our dentists will examine them and write a clear report to send back to you, via email. This report will outline any treatment you may need.
Dentistry in the Covid-19 era
A dental e-consultation in Stevenage allows the clients of Smilecraft to carry on having their dental check-ups in a world with Covid-19, should you consider joining them.
If you are seeking a dentist who will look after you, the health of your mouth, and the appearance of your smile, Smilecraft will be a welcome discovery.