A dentist can provide information and treatment to look after your teeth and gums. Regular check-ups help to see if you have any dental problems. Your dentist can carry out treatment such as fillings or root canal treatment, if you need it.
Some dentists provide a mixture of NHS and private care. If you are unsure what services your dentist provides, check with your dentist. All dentists have up-to-date practice information on the NHS services they have agreed to provide.
Your dentist can:
- provide regular check ups on your teeth and gums (adults should have a check up at least every two years, under 18's should have a check up at least once a year)
- teach you how to look after your teeth and gums to prevent problems
- restore teeth damaged or lost due to decay, in an accident or other reasons