Dental consultations

At Portway Dental Care we know that every smile is unique, and strive to nurture the important relationship between you and your dentist. Regular consultations are advised to complement a good daily oral health routine and to provide a preventative approach to dental issues.

Our dentists in Wantage take the time to understand your lifestyle, past treatments, procedures and are able to discuss your concerns. We understand that a trip to the dentist can cause apprehension. Building relationships of trust can help calm nerves and put anxieties to rest.

What does a consultation include?

On your first visit, a complete health history will be taken to provide us with a broad understanding of your individual needs. Your dentist may take x-rays of your teeth. These can be invaluable for ascertaining any issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.      

At every consultation your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. They will examine the health of the soft tissue in your mouth (cheeks and tongue), test your gums for any signs of gum disease.  Your Portway Dental Care dentist will also include mouth cancer screening, offer advice and guidance on continued and improved dental care.

What are the benefits of regular consultations?

The health of your teeth is invaluable and prevention is better than intervention. Regular consultations give your dentist the opportunity to spot gum disease or tooth decay and work with you to keep your smile fresh and bright. Routinely examining your smile can identify problems early.

Consultations help to:

  • Prevent gum disease and mouth cancer
  • Prevent halitosis (bad breath)
  • Retain your teeth
  • Keep a whiter, brighter smile
  • Maintain good oral health

How often should I have a consultation?

Your dentist will advise on how often you should have your teeth checked as part of your oral care routine. This will depend on your individual needs. Some people schedule a dental consultation once or twice a year, while others, who may require or have undergone treatment, will need to visit more frequently. Your dentist will discuss the most suitable frequency for general consultations and work out a date and time that suits you.

Contact Portway Dental Care, in Wantage on 01235 762187 today to book your next dental consultation. 

Payment plans

Discover our dental plans

Spread the cost of your routine dental care with our dental plan. 

We offer a range of options to cover consultations, hygiene appointments and routine treatments. 

Next steps

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If you are ready to book an appointment, contact us today.

Portman Dental Care Awards

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Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care