21st September 2021

Spread The Cost With A Practice Plan At Dental Solutions

For many people across the UK, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to book an appointment with their NHS dentist. It’s believed that because of this, many people are missing out on important procedures and treatments. Some of those trying to get an appointment may also require urgent dental care. This is alarming, and a contributing factor as to why we’re seeing a rise in patients opting for our Practice Plans at Dental Solutions.

This enables our patients to make smaller, affordable monthly payments. It gives them peace of mind that their checkup and hygienist appointments are regular and their oral health is well looked after with a pay monthly dentist. Other benefits include discounts on treatments, and benefiting from inclusive emergency care within the practice and when travelling (full list of what is included in our Practice Plan below).

What Areas Are the Worst Affected?

According to a recent report, it was revealed that “the North of England was the worst affected, with 25 of new patients unable to access an appointment.” Other specific areas of the UK are also greatly affected, however, places such as Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire are among the worst. “The British Dental Association (BDA) said the issue is set to get worse with three out of five dental practitioners in England saying they intend to reduce their NHS work, or stop entirely, in the next five years” – source; The Independent.

The Impact on Dental Health

BDA vice chair Eddie Crouch said: “High street NHS dentistry is on the brink, and it’s the patients who need us most who risk losing out…across England practices are now unable to fill vacancies, as a system of unforgiving targets pushes talented colleagues out. The result is hundreds of thousands of irregular attenders – many with poor oral health – are falling through the cracks. These aren’t just patients seeking a regular check-up. They are often people in pain, left without the care they need.”

This demonstrates the crucial need for action, as many people may face their oral health deteriorating. An NHS GP Patient Survey found that one in four patients (around 1.03 million people) are not on the books of an NHS dentist meaning they’ve been unable to get an appointment over the past year.

Why Regular Dental Checkups and Hygiene Visits are Important

An ounce of prevention can go a long way when it comes to your oral health. Regular checkups can identify problems early before they become major issues that can damage not just your oral health, but your overall health.

At each dental checkup, your dentist looks at the basics – do you have plaque or cavities? Any signs of gum disease? In addition, this checkup can find problems like chipped or cracked teeth, signs of uneven wear or thinning enamel and other problems that if treated early won’t get worse. A professional cleaning also helps keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dental checkups offer your hygienist and dentist the opportunity to screen for abnormalities in the mouth, such as oral cancer.

Tooth pain and gum disease are two conditions that can be caught and dealt with when you go in for regular checkups. Pain isn’t always because of a cavity; in fact, cavities rarely hurt unless left untreated for a long time. But pain could be a sign you’re grinding your teeth or have a broken tooth or abscess. Gum disease can affect your whole body as well as your mouth.

Most dentists and hygienists recommend you come in for a professional cleaning and checkup at least every six months. You should have X-rays periodically as well to see if there are problems behind the scenes. In some cases, such as when you have a chronic disease or other underlying health issues, you may need more frequent check-ups.

Don’t neglect regular dental checkups. Your oral health is too important to the rest of your health.

What Does the Pay Monthly Dentist Plan Include?

At Dental Solutions, we offer a comprehensive pay monthly dentist plan to ensure you can get the treatment you need. The costs are spread across each month to help you get your oral health on track. With this plan, you’ll be able to see our friendly and attentive dentists and hygienists regularly, without worrying about having to wait months for an appointment. There are numerous long term benefits to joining our practice plan scheme, some of which include:

  • A dental appointment every six months with a clinical examination, including checking for signs of oral cancer and routine x-rays.
  • A hygienist appointment every six months to provide a full clean of your teeth and gums to leave your mouth feeling fresh and healthy.
  • 20 discount on many treatments (excluding implants and orthodontics); for example fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment etc.
  • 20 discount on oral hygiene products
  • 20 discount on any additional hygienist appointments and services if required
  • Priority bookings for evenings and early appointments.
  • Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme; Eligibility to request assistance following a dental trauma and/or dental emergency, or oral cancer.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to join our pay monthly dentist plan at Dental Solutions. At first, you’ll need to attend a check-up at full price to establish whether you need any dental work prior to joining. This treatment would need to be completed before enrolling into the scheme. From here on, the payments will be £19.95 per month to provide you with long term oral health support, or you can upgrade to our premium plan for £25.45! So, if no long waiting lists, discounts, routine x-rays and dental insurance sounds like something you’d be interested – get in touch! Contact us today!

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2024-05-17
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2024-01-29
The best experience. When you step through the door you are met by the friendliest receptionist,Which continues through the practice. If you want the best dental care and treatments across the board this is where you need to go.
Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Bell
2023-12-15
I came to dental solutions with severe anxiety of dentists and Lauren was so helpful, kind and patient with me. For the first time in years I've found a dentist who I feel comfortable with. Thank you
Gill S
Gill S
2023-10-27
I had a wisdom tooth extracted by Gavin after having toothache due to my tooth breaking. I was nervous as I had not had a tooth removed by injection before. Gavin was reassuring, explained the procedure fully and it was over quickly with no pain. All staff at the practice are caring, friendly and professional and I have been going for many years. I highly recommend Dental Solutions.
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K.WEDGE
2023-09-06
Thank you to Gavin and team at Dental Solutions for the superb dental work done yesterday. As well as being highly professional and very good at what they do the place has a great atmosphere which makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
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tracy grensinger
2023-07-02
Amazing experience. I felt in safe friendly professional hands with all the team . Thank you!
Zoe Manley
Zoe Manley
2023-06-30
Can’t speak highly enough of this practice and in particular Lauren. 2 years ago I walked in and was so nervous I cried just as the sight of the chair. Her and the staff have been so patient and understanding and have worked with me to overcome my phobia. This week I had a filling and was absolutely fine, my family couldn’t believe it. Reception staff are lovely and really accommodating too. So glad I found them, I don’t dread the dentist anymore.
David Partridge
David Partridge
2023-05-10
A really Five Star Dental Practice! Upon arrival I was greeted by their most friendly welcoming receptionists. it seems nothing is 'too much trouble' to them. Gavin is similarly very friendly and the surgery is kitted out with the most high-tech modern equipment. On my first visit Gavin examined my teeth and explained my options to me giving me his recommendation for treatment and reasons why. Their Co-ordinator prepared a detailed quote for my treatment and went through it in detail with me, ensuring I understood everything; she had plenty of time for me as a patient. From the outset I had complete confidence in entrusting them with my dental care and the final results are truly amazing. Gavin and Richard could not have been more professional and my treatment was made as painless as possible. Dental Solutions provide a truly outstanding service and I thank them for my new 'long lost' smile and renewed confidence, especially when dining out and talking with people. I can't recommend them too highly.
Carole Dodwell
Carole Dodwell
2023-05-08
A first class experience from start to finish. Despite being fearful of visiting the dentist, Gavin put me at ease with his gentle unhurried manner. I was surprised at how relaxed I actually felt undergoing treatment for a crown and the removal/replacement of front teeth veneers. Having felt self conscious about my front teeth for a long time, I decided to have my old veneers replaced. The results were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. What Gavin achieved was nothing short of a work of art, boosting my confidence tenfold. The practice itself is very welcoming, the customer service excellent and the staff are all very friendly and kind. I cannot recommend this dental practise highly enough.
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