Fit for all
NHS dentistry is still a greatly valued service designed to provide any clinically necessary treatment for patients to keep their mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. In running a busy mixed, five-surgery practice, with around 70 per cent of my patients being treated under the NHS, I’m keen to offer all my patients the very best treatment options when it comes to their oral care. This includes informing them about the best in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments they may not necessarily be aware of and/or those which are not currently available under the NHS.
Traditionally, a trip to the dentist was something to be endured rather than enjoyed, however, thanks in part to the rise of social media and celebrity culture, cosmetic dental treatments unavailable on the NHS are now something patients are actively seeking out for themselves. This is of course good news for the dental profession but patients still need to be kept fully informed about the right treatment for them.