Teeth can last a lifetime if simple steps are taken from an early age to avoid problems of tooth decay.
TREATMENT AT HOME
PREVENT TOOTH PROBLEMS BY:
VISITING YOUR DENTIST
You should not be deterred from having regular checks because of cost. An inspection by your dentist is inexpensive and likely to prevent more costly restorative work at a later date through neglect.
The following groups do not pay at all: children under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education, ladies during pregnancy and also in the first year following delivery.
There are also certain categories of people on low income who will not be charged and you should ask your dentist for details.
Need a Dentist
People needing NHS dental treatment or a check-up can call the number free on 0808 238 9797 (mobile networks may charge the caller) or you can text 0794 309 1958 for a call back. The helpline is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Emergency Dental Service
DentaLine is the NHS's emergency dental service. DentaLine can treat patients who:
NHS charges apply at all DentalLine centres. For information about NHS dental services and costs see NHS.uk.
Normal opening hours: 7pm - 10.30pm every day plus weekends and bank holiday mornings 9.30am - 11am.
Patients should telephone the centres before attending and will be assessed during their call to determine how urgently treatment is needed.
For emergency advice or help in finding your local Kent Dentaline service Phone: 01634 890300
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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