There are treatments that we cannot provide under the NHS. These are mostly cosmetic treatments to which an equally suitable alternative can be provided as NHS treatment.
The hygienist’s main role is to professionally clean the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps their most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque. The hygienist will work with your dentist to provide care tailored to your needs. Our 3 hygienists are available 7 days a week from Monday to Sunday.
A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth; and American football, boxing and rugby – which can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.
If you take part in any of these contact sports please ask us about our range of custom made mouth guards.
Our NHS patients may benefit from orthodontic treatments, a criteria for which is to finish it by the patient’s 18th birthday (and a lot of strict clinical conditions too…). Those who do not qualify for NHS braces (or wish to have a more aesthetic alternative to the “traintracks”) may be interested in invisible braces, such as Invisalign or Inman aligners.
Those who prefer a fixed, yet descreet option for straightening their teeth may benefit from Six Months Smile treatments. To discuss all your options, please consult your dentist – or contact us to book a consultation with one or our smile experts.