Wherever you live, it’s essential that you have access to a great dentist so that your teeth and mouth get the oral care that they need. There are many dentists in London but not all are going to be the right choice for you. Whether you’re looking for an NHS dentist, private dentist or orthodontic services in London, how do you find the right option?
Tips for how to find a dentist in London
- Look at the options that are local to you. In terms of convenience, it’s always going to be easier to have a dentist nearby than one that you have to travel to. That could be a practice close to where you work, such as Smile Pad Conduit Dental Practice, which is close to Russell Square and very central, or a dentist near to where you live in London.
- Go online and search. You’ll be able to see a selection of dental practices local to you with an online search and you can also look for dentists via the NHS Choices website.
- Find a dentist with the right range of services. You may start out looking for a dentist able to do check ups and help you to ensure that your teeth and mouth are in good health. However, over time you may also need other services, such as orthodontics or reconstructive dentistry. Make sure you know what services are – and aren’t – offered before you commit to one dentist over another.
- Be clear about the costs involved. Some treatments are available on the NHS, others are not. If you’re opting for NHS treatments then you may have a longer wait. So, it’s a good idea to get all the key information up front, including individual cost breakdowns and treatment times at that particular practice.
- If you’re a nervous patient then look for a dentist where this is taken into account. Not all dentist practices in London are that mindful of nervous patients. So, if that’s you then it’s a good idea to make this one of your search criteria. At the EC1 Dental Practice at Old Street, for example, the treatment of nervous patients is mentioned on the website so you know you will be well catered for.
- Ask other people for recommendations. If you’re struggling to find a dentist in London, asking the people you trust who they have had a good experience with is a great place to start.