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Maintenance and long term care for your teeth is essential to keep your smile looking great and functional; after all, that is what teeth are for - not just for smiling!

Taking Pride in the service that we provide, and the need to enjoy the task and the challenges that dentistry in the current time represents, has meant that we have invested heavily in technology and training and are able to provide a broad spectrum of treatments to a high standard.

We can cater for all your general dental needs - from your initial examination, we can assess and provide the optimal level of oral healthcare depending on your dietary habits and susceptibility to dental diseases.

Examinations

Check-ups are key to ensuring good oral health. For the most this is every six months. Screening for gum disease, tooth decay and mouth cancer are part of our remit as well as discussing your general health and the effect of your diet and drugs on your mouth.

These are the building blocks of achieving good oral health which is a gateway to a perfect smile.

A good relationship with your dentist over a period of time enables modern minimal intervention techniques to be used so that treatment is provided only when needed.

Oral Healthcare.

It is a sad fact that more people lose teeth through gum disease than tooth decay, yet for most it is a treatable curable condition.

Regular visits to the dentist will ensure your gums are healthy, teeth are clean and breath is fresh. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. This is why we have created a list of top tips to make sure your teeth look their best!

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste.
  • Visit your dentist at least once a year and have regular visits to the hygienist.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
  • Clean between teeth daily using dental floss or interdental brushes.
  • Eat a balanced diet and avoid sugary snacks between meals.

Advice and instruction and professional cleaning are provided by our dentists and friendly hygienists. All are experienced in using local anaesthetic when or if this is required, and have good knowledge of the products and procedures required to maintain health from home cleaning.

Prevention of Gum Disease

As part of our preventative philosophy, our trained hygienists offer care including scaling and polishing, and advice on improving your oral health by preventing gum disease.

Gum disease is caused by bacteria. It is a silent disease; you can have it and not even know it. When your gums are inflamed bacteria from your mouth enter into your bloodstream.

Gingivitis

It is important to brush your teeth twice a day as well as inter-dental cleaning (flossing or inter-dental brushes). This will prevent plaque, a sticky substance containing harmful bacterium, to build up around the gums.

The bacteria in plaque can result in the infection and inflammation of gums which can leave your gums looking red and cause them to bleed when brushing.

The build up of plaque on teeth can lead to calculus (which is calcified/hardened plaque) which cannot be removed using a toothbrush.

Regular visits to the hygienist will help to maintain gingival health.

 

Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from the dentists or any of the staff working in this practice, please let us know. We operate a practice complaints procedure. Our complaint system adheres to national criteria.

Please go to our Complaints Procedure page where you will find all the relevent information you need.

The practice provides care under NHS, Denplan and Private contract.

At the outset charges and fees are explained and deposits/prepayments are sometimes required.

Payment can be made by card, cash or cheque.

Complaints

Patient satisfaction is important to us and we take any expression of dissatisfaction seriously.

The first point of contact is our Practice Manager Debbie Tanner.

Complaints may also be directed to the pct on 01179663697 and the General Dental Council on 084512006680.

We offer Budget Payment Plans to pay for your treatment with Denplan

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