FAQs

Do I need a check-up every six months?

You don’t necessarily have to have a check-up every six months. Your dentist will discuss with you when you will need to return. Just don’t forget that it’s very important to ensure you maintain regular appointments with your dentist.

Is tooth whitening right for me?

If you have existing crowns or bridges then tooth whitening may not be right for you. Your dentist will be able to assess your suitability and discuss with you the desired shade you are hoping to achieve.

Can I spread the cost of my treatments?

If you require an expensive treatment it is often possible to provide a finance plan to split this cost into more manageable monthly payments. In many cases we are able to offer you 0% finance.

Can I see a hygienist?

Sometime your dentist will refer you to a hygienist to get specialist assistance in maintaining your oral health. However, it’s now possible to receive access to the services of a hygienist without the need to be referred by a dentist. It’s important to remember that the hygienist offers a different service to a dentist and we would always recommend that you maintain a regular check-up.

Am I too old to straighten my teeth?

Not at all. You can get your teeth straightened at any age. In fact, orthodontics for adults is becoming increasingly common. Ask your dentist to discuss your options with you.

What’s a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root that is inserted into your jaw to replace the root of a natural tooth. It is then used to anchor replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

Will my treatment be guaranteed?

As an Oasis patient, you are given a one-year guarantee on most of the treatments we offer.

What do you do with my personal data?

To offer you the best possible care, we need to hold an up-to-date personal dental health record for you. This information is kept completely confidential and is only accessed by authorised members of The Thayer Street Dental Centre and Oasis Dental Care staff. We comply with all of the requirements of the Data Protection Act.