NHS Dental Treatments

Looking for a new Dentist?

If for whatever reason you are looking for an NHS Dentist, check out the link on the home page of this blog.  Most dental surgeries will welcome new NHS Patient to their register, unless they are at full capacity.  If you move to a new geographical area and need to then register with a Dentist, phone round and ask if they are accepting new NHS Patients.  If they are, it can be a good idea to check them out on Google and Facebook to read reviews.  You are looking for a practice that will put you at ease when you have an appointment, a lot of people have fears about going to the dentist, it’s no laughing matter.

Regular Check-Ups

You should have an appointment every 6 months with your dentist, they are checking for infection, plaque, damage to the teeth and the overall health of your teeth and gums.  If you are suffering from any bleeding of the gums or sore teeth relating to nerve endings, you should either get an emergency appointment or mention when yu are in for the check-up.

Cost

If you are registering NHS, you should get a discount.  Private patients pay more money, but they wil have other benefits that NHS don’t have.  You may find that NHS Patients still have access to the same treatments, but it will be a different pricing scale.  Always best to ask the question.  Most dental surgeries will also recommend you meet with the hygienist who will talk about flossing and general teeth hygiene.

Toothbrush

It is recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months, if not more frequently.  The bristles on the toothbrush should be able to get into all the cavities and loosen any food and to clean the tooth.  Toothbrushes can be soft, medium or hard bristles.