As you may already be aware, the Scottish Government have committed to providing dentists with a new NHS model of care, which will be introduced to all our patients at the Deveron Dental Centre from 1st November 2023. The new NHS model is a simplified version of the current NHS model. The Scottish Government have reduced the number of available dental treatments from 400, down to 45 treatments, which will hopefully make it much easier for our patients to understand. The new NHS model aims to ensure that our dental practice can continue to provide high quality NHS dental care for our patients at the highest clinical standard.
We will still be able to remove tartar/calculus build up during an NHS scaling but we will no longer be able to polish your teeth and remove stains at the end of an NHS scaling. We are also no longer able to guarantee that you will see a Dental Therapist for your NHS scaling. NHS scaling’s will now be carried out during your exam appointment by one of our Dentist’s.
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
If you wish to see our Dental Therapist for your hygiene appointments, or if you wish for us to still polish your teeth and remove any staining, we will be offering AIRFLOW® as an alternative oral hygiene treatment option.
AIRFLOW® uses a fine jet of compressed air, warm water and fine powder to remove tartar, plaque/biofilm build up and staining, giving a gentle yet more efficient way of cleaning both above and below the gum line.
AIRFLOW® also removes stains caused by tea, coffee, tobacco and red wine much more effectively than a traditional scale & polish.
With AIRFLOW®, the water is heated to 40 degrees, so the procedure is pain free, even for people with extremely sensitive teeth.
AIRFLOW® includes a complimentary fluoride application to prevent decay and gives an ultraclean, ultra healthy smile!
To receive £20 off your first AIRFLOW® Treatment, please Quote AIR20 when booking your oral hygiene appointment.