On the whole, it’s the thought of the cost and the fear of pain that put people off vising their dentist, which is ironic considering that both can only increase the longer patients avoid coming in for a check-up.
At PS Dental Care, your dentist in Soho, we welcome new patients, both Londoners and those who work here during the week. Our practice in Poland Street has a strong focus on preventive dentistry.
It is true that good dentistry does not come cheap. People can baulk at the cost of a check-up, and decide not to follow the general advice to come to the dentist every 6 months for a check-up, especially when every time they get the all-clear.
However, some people, especially those who have gum disease and require treatment or monitoring, will be told they need to come for check-ups more frequently. Others, who are in excellent oral health, may be told they need only come once a year. It doesn’t matter which category you fit into, the point is that when it comes to dental health, prevention is always better, and therefore less expensive, than the cure.
Modern preventive dentistry is all about stopping problems before they really get going, dealing with them in their very early stages. When we catch problems early, the treatments is always less invasive, quicker and costs less.
The 2 leading causes of tooth loss are gum disease and tooth decay. Both have early warning signs that we can spot, but you won’t feel. As your dentist in Soho, we can deal with these issues before pain lets you know they are there, by which time, they are already quite advanced.
Your first visit to the dentist in Soho
When you come to us as a new patient, we will need to spend some time getting to know you as a person and your dental and medical history. You will need to tell us about any medical conditions you have or medication you take, so that we can factor that information into any treatments we give you.
We will also carry out own complete clinical examination.