FAQs

I have severe pain in my teeth. What can I do out of hours? Call NHS 111, they can advise you what to do. You can also find advice on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toothache/ If you have toothache with swelling around the eyes, neck or you are struggling to breathe or swallow then go to A & E.

Why is dental health important?

Dental health is very important – teeth are obviously important for eating, but also for speaking as well as having a huge impact on the way we look and the smell of our breath! When your teeth are unhealthy it can cause pain and infections that can spread through the neck, face and even into your brain or chest!

Why are gums important? Why should I floss?

Gums are what anchors are teeth in place. If our gums get disease then eventually the teeth fall out. Certain conditions, such as diabetes and smoking, can increase the risk of getting gum disease, so it is doubly important to brush and floss twice daily to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Recent evidence has linked gum disease to developing Alzheimer’s disease. This adds to a growing list of health conditions, including heart infections, that we try to avoid by keeping your gums healthy. We recommend regular visits to the hygienist to help keep your gums healthy. If more attention is needed, book in with Dr Dip Malde for comprehensive gum care.

Why do I need to see the dentist every 6 months?

Our check-ups look for signs of disease in your teeth, gums and even examine for signs of cancer in the mouth and neck, so it is very important that we ensure you remain healthy. It also allows us to build a relationship and talk about preventing the issues, that way you avoid needing treatment!

Why do I need to pay for my treatment in advance?

Unfortunately sometimes people leave without paying for the treatment so we have to ask for payment in advance. We try to make our treatment as affordable as possible and can offer dental health plans and finance to help spread the cost.

Why can’t I get an NHS appointment?

- We would love to be able to offer an unlimited amount of NHS dentistry to meet the local demand, however our contract with the NHS only allows for a limited amount of appointments and does not allow work in the evenings and weekends

- We therefore offer a range of Diamond plans which start at £8/month to help spread the cost of the care you want and need!

Why is dental health important?

Dental health is very important – teeth are obviously important for eating, but also for speaking as well as having a huge impact on the way we look and the smell of our breath! When your teeth are unhealthy it can cause pain and infections that can spread through the neck, face and even into your brain or chest!

Why are gums important? Why should I floss?

Gums are what anchors are teeth in place. If our gums get disease then eventually the teeth fall out. Certain conditions, such as diabetes and smoking, can increase the risk of getting gum disease, so it is doubly important to brush and floss twice daily to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Recent evidence has linked gum disease to developing Alzheimer’s disease. This adds to a growing list of health conditions, including heart infections, that we try to avoid by keeping your gums healthy.

Why do I need to see the dentist every 6 months?

Our check-ups look for signs of disease in your teeth, gums and even examine for signs of cancer in the mouth and neck, so it is very important that we ensure you remain healthy. It also allows us to build a relationship and talk about preventing the issues, that way you avoid needing treatment!

Why do I need to pay a deposit or for part of my treatment in advance?

Unfortunately sometimes people cancel without notice or leave without paying for the treatment so we have to ask for some payment in advance. This is also to ensure we can provide access to those who really want it. We try to make our treatment as affordable as possible, check out our Diamond plans. We also offer 0% finance to help spread the costs of any treatment.

Why can’t I get an NHS appointment?

- We would love to be able to offer an unlimited amount of NHS dentistry to meet the local demand, however our contract with the NHS only allows for a limited amount of appointments and does not allow work in the evenings and weekends - We strive to provide the same top-quality treatment on the NHS as our private treatments. We are sometimes limited in the materials that we can use in NHS cases.