We offer a wide range of NHS dental treatments at Dr Michael Frain Ltd, with a particular emphasis on the following:
Healthy Gums, Amalgam and Composite Fillings, Root Canal Treatment, Crowns, Bridges and Veneers, Extractions, Dentures, Sports Guards, Mouth Guards and Orthodontics (Caledonia Dental Practice only).
Healthy Gums - Your gums are the key to a healthy smile and more. . .
You know the ritual, brush and floss. You know the routine, you do it every day because you want a good looking smile and fresh breath. Those patients who are diligent about this routine reap rewards much greater than just a good looking smile.
Recent research has shown there may be a correlation between an unhealthy mouth and heart disease. Further work is being carried out.
The main cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene, when techniques used for brushing and flossing are not carried out effectively. This poor hygiene allows plaque to build up along the gum line. It sticks to the tooth surface and can inflame the gums, a condition called `gingivitis'.
Blood on the toothbrush or dental floss is one of the earliest signs of gingivitis.
NHS Dental Charges
If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receieve:
From April 1st 2020:
Band 1 course of treatment - £23.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis, advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one band 1 charge.
Band 2 course of treatment - £65.20
This covers everything listed in band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
Band 3 course of treatment - £282.80
This covers everything listed in bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.