At Smile Works we will offer the full range of NHS dental treatment your dentist believes is clinically necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health. This means that we will provide any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.
NHS dental treatment does not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and make them look more attractive, and are only available privately.
Even where treatment is clinically necessary the dentist will offer you a treatment option that is clinically appropriate. If you choose to have alternative treatment options then you will have to pay privately for these.
At your check-up, your dentist may:
- Carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
- Ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit
- Ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking and drinking
- Ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give you advice on the most appropriate ways to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy
- Explain any risks, as well as costs, of all treatment you may need
- Discuss with you when your next visit should be
You don’t necessarily need to see your dentist every six months. Your dentist will recommend how often you should come to see them, based on your current dental health.
If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact your dental practice to make an earlier appointment