Why regular visits to your NHS Dentist in Oxford is so important

What is it about going to the dentist that instills fear in a person? When you are asked to envisage a dentist or a dental room, you will probably picture a caricature of a dentist, a cold and prodding man or woman in a mask shining a spotlight, and a room that smells of harsh chemicals. We promise that this will not be your experience with us at Studental. “Pleasant” is a word often used by our regular patients to describe their appointments with us.

NHS Dentist in OxfordHow we make the experience easier for you

Our waiting rooms are spacious and bright, with tranquil music playing in the background to ease your nerves.

Our NHS dentists in Oxford are experts on teeth who are also brushed up on their social skills – expect exemplary service and compassionate care with a smile!

Take care of your oral health now so it will not be a massive expense in the future

People do not place as much importance on dental health as they do their overall health, which is a mistake.

Oral and overall health are intrinsically linked. We conduct screenings for cancer and other life-threatening diseases because early symptoms can be detected in the mouth. Early diagnosis of oral cancer, HIV AIDS and Diabetes can be identified this way, and at the end of the day, could potentially save your life.

That said, poor oral health is rarely a life or death situation, but having an unhealthy mouth will restrict your life in various ways.

Having sensitive teeth, for one, could mean you cannot eat food that is too cold, hot or hard. In essence, not being able to enjoy the food you once loved.

Missing teeth will not only shatter your confidence but results in speech impediments and are likely to cause difficulties in eating and chewing.

Our specialist dentists

From filling simple cavities and treating gingivitis, to administering emergency root canal treatments, our NHS team in Oxford are highly specialised, well trained and have come to us imbued with a wealth of knowledge.

What does this mean for you? You receive affordable treatments performed by top professionals, even in emergencies.

Advice from an NHS dentist

We see a lot of the same problems every day. Despite being surrounded by a lot of free online information about dental care, people still do not take care of their teeth in the way that they should.

Most oral diseases and infections are preventable if you prioritise your dental hygiene by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes.
  • Flossing at least once a day (brushing alone leaves behind 40% of the bacteria in your mouth).
  • Do not miss or postpone your bi-annual dental check-ups, these appointments allow us to pick up on minor issues before they get progressively worse.
  • Visit us at the first sign of discomfort or throbbing pain. For example, sensitive red gums could be gingivitis, which is an easily treatable illness in its infancy stages.

The idea of visiting the NHS dentist in Oxford is daunting but necessary. Our team will change your perception of dentists by making your time with us relaxed and comfortable.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.

Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.

We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:

  • Severe pain for over 48 hours
  • Facial Swelling
  • Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding

We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.

Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.