Finding a Dentist in W1: Things to Consider

If you’ve been looking for a dentist, you’ve probably been wondering where you can go that will cover your dental needs all in one place. Finding a dental practice that can meet yours and your family’s dental needs can be like Aladdin finding the genie in the lamp! What are your three wishes for your teeth? A great dental practice should be asking you the same question in your initial consultation upon joining the practice, and they should be able to cater for your needs if you’ve struck metaphorical gold. Have a look at some of the things you may wish to consider when choosing a dentist. 

Family dental care 
Finding a dentist who is family-friendly is going to be the top of any parent’s list. Preventive dentistry is essential for children and this includes regular checkups from an early age. Check out what your dentist is offering in terms of frequency of checkups. Some dentists also offer fluoride treatments for children, which coats the teeth in fluoride and helps to protect them from tooth decay. Other things to consider is whether or not they offer flexible appointment times to fit in with the school run, as well as whether or not they offer child-friendly treatments such as Invisalign Teen - clear plastic aligners for discreetly realigning young people’s teeth. If you have children, you’ll also know that a friendly face is important, so why not check out the team and meet them for yourself before you take the kids? 

While you may not require these sorts of treatments at the moment, you never know when you may need them in the future and having a dentist who offers these treatments means that you don’t have to go on another dentist-hunt at a later date. Treatments can include teeth whitening - a very popular treatment; composite bonding, again to improve the appearance of the teeth; as well as porcelain veneers, amongst other things. By opting for a dentist with these treatments available, you could be helping yourself to find a brighter smile in the future. 

Facial Aesthetics 
It may be surprising to learn that some dental practices now offer facial aesthetics to help with things such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it may not be such a crazy concept when you consider that a dentist is an expert in facial anatomy, so what better place to go to than a trained expert? Treatments can include things such as chemical peels, which is where a solution is applied to the skin and is used to remove the outer layers of damaged skin. Once the solution is removed, you should be left with a fresher, smoother appearance. There is another new treatment to look out for in chemical peels as well: PRX-T33; it is non-invasive and can be used on any skin type. There are also anti-ageing treatments such as dermal fillers, which can be used to restore the volume and fullness of the face. It can also be used for the lips and improving the appearance of scars, amongst other things. 

While there are too many treatments to mention, it's well worth checking out dental practices that have a whole range, for the whole family. Remember to look for preventive dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. With everything under one roof, you won’t have to go anywhere else and who doesn’t like the sound of that?