Dentists are independent practitioners and can choose how much of their work is dedicated to providing services for the NHS. It is worth checking with your dental practice whether you can be accepted as an NHS patient as sometimes they have limited capacity.

Your dentist will agree with you whether your treatment is under the NHS, private or a mixture of both and give you an estimate of the cost.

Dentists check your tooth and gum health. They also teach people to look after their teeth and gums to prevent problems. They can also restore teeth damaged or lost by decay, trauma or other reasons. It is important to attend dental appointments on a regular basis to maintain good oral health.

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