Dentists

Dentists provide treatment to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.

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

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