QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. How do I book an appointment with you?

To book an appointment you can either send us an email with your full name and contact details and a member of staff will get back to you or alternatively call us on 01202517474 and we will be happy to help.

  1. What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

In recent years the EU/UK legislations have changed and an up to date protocol has been put in place to reduce the side effects of teeth whitening procedures and regulate the administration of it in the country. Only GDC registered dental professionals are legally allowed to provide teeth whitening.

Therefore, the safest and longest term teeth whitening procedure, is a home-based whitening trays used alongside Peroxide gels. The percentages of teeth whitening peroxides have been regulated to 6% Hydrogen peroxide and 16% Carbamide Peroxide gels maximum.

The result of using these products correctly is a beautifully white teeth in a very safe method.

  1. Why do I need to see the hygienist regularly?

Seeing hygienist on a regular basis will provide your teeth and gums a healthy environment without a tartar build ups, plaque deposits and food/drinks/smoking related stains.

In that way, your teeth and gums will continue to be healthy.

If you had an implant treatment, a full mouth rehabilitation or any cosmetic work done, especially cosmetic orthodontic treatment, scale & polish on a regular basis is of prime importance and a key for the survival of your restorations (implants, retainers, crowns etc.).

  1. How can I prevent dental decay and gum problems?

 Dental heath is best prevented through a regular and thorough dental hygiene regime, which includes a daily brushing and flossing and regular frequented dental inspections and scale & polish sessions. . 

  1. Are X-rays safe and needed?

Dental X-rays (radiographs) of your teeth are important and beneficial tools that provide your dentist a visual information about your oral health. Dental X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to help help your dentist to identify problems, like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.

Dental X-rays are very common tools that are used on both new patients and on regularly seen patients, both with the aim to diagnose any dental, gums or bone problems, which require only monitoring or a treatment.

The radiation produced via dental X-rays is relatively low and is considered safe for children and adults. If a digital X-rays are being used instead of developing X-rays on film, the risks from radiation exposure are even lower.

  1. Can I have all my teeth replaced with dental implants?

Depending on the state of your existing teeth, gums and your general health, implants provide an excellent substitution for teeth loss.

Dental implants provide a replacement for either a single lost tooth or an entire arch of teeth which are lost via either a trauma, dental decay or gum disease.

Providing you are medically fit, dental implants are a straight forward dental treatment option.

If you have a medical issues which might prevent you from having a dental implant treatment, some other options might be best for you.

  1. Am I suitable for dental implants?

Providing your general health allows you to have a minimally invasive surgical treatment, you are suitable for a dental implant treatment. Some conditions such as severe gag reflex and dental phobia can be overcome with I.v sedation.

  1. What is the difference between a cosmetic & comprehensive orthodontic treatments?

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment will aim to correct your bite and teeth alignment alongside your normal growth patterns and can be provided solutions for dental alignment (malocclusion) for both children and grown ups.

Cosmetic orthodontics will provide a short term treatment options to align crowded teeth in the front part of your mouth and will usually involve a 6-12 months treatment plan using either fixed clear braces or clear removable aligners.

  1. Am I suitable for orthodontic treatment

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment will aim to correct your bite and teeth alignment alongside your normal growth patterns and can be provided solutions for dental alignment (malocclusion) for both children and grown ups.

Cosmetic orthodontics will provide a short term treatment options to align crowded teeth in the front part of your mouth and will usually involve a 6-12 months treatment plan using either fixed clear braces or clear removable aligners.

  1. Can I pay my treatment in instalments (Finance)?

If the treatment provided is not offered under any promotional price, then finance options are available for everyone. We offer a 0% finance for the full spectrum of our dental treatments. Finance application form should be filled in and submitted through our finance broker and a deposit of 25% paid on treatment commencement.

For more details, please visit our Finance options page: Click here.

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Call: 01202 517474
Email: wallisdowndp@hotmail.co.uk

Monday-Friday: 08:30-17:30|Sat: On Demand 

 95 Alton Road, Bournemouth,
BH10 4AD

01202 517474

wallisdowndp@hotmail.co.uk

Monday-Friday: 08:30-17:30|Sat: On Demand

 95 Alton Road, Bournemouth, BH10 4AD

01202 517474

wallisdowndp@hotmail.co.uk

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