General FAQ's

You asked and we listened - Browse our frequently asked questions below.

    Our treatment FAQ's

    To help you, we have collated some of the frequently asked questions and provided you with the answers below.

      Taking oral hygiene to heart

      Although we understand that poor dental care can lead to poor dental health, our teeth act as the gateway to the body, so ensuring that you have stellar oral hygiene will ensure you avoid more serious health conditions.

        Children’s Hygiene

        As a parent, you will understandably want to ensure that your children have the best overall health possible and good oral hygiene is a key part of this as your children grow; however, it can also be one of the hardest to monitor and influence.

            Missing teeth

            Missing teeth can be caused by a number of factors and probably more common than you may realise. The good news is, you don’t need to shy away or hide your smile

              More than just a check up

              Regular check-ups are an essential part of a good oral health routine and help to provide a preventative approach to dental issues; but at Ashby Dental & Implant Clinic, this is more than just a check-up

                Increasing safety with air purifiers

                In all applicable practices, we have invested significantly in state-of-the-art air purifiers, providing a safer environment for you, your practice team and all our patients.

                    How to take a photo for your orthodontic appointment

                    To help your clinician have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.

                      Reopening FAQ's

                      As our practices begin to reopen. We have put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding your appointments and PPE.

                        Seven ways to keep you safe

                        As our practices begin to reopen, we have put together seven simple ways to keep you safe whilst you are in our care.

                          New patient journey video

                          Our new patient journey video

                          Take a look at our video to find out more about our new patient journey

                            Child patient journey

                            Child patient journey

                            We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.

                              Your patient journey

                              Our new patient journey

                              Every single decision we have made and step we have taken has been with a focus on the safety of you, our colleagues and clinicians. 


                                  Our guide to using dental floss and interdental brushes


                                    Understanding our approach to cancellations

                                    We are working hard to ensure that patients can return to our practices to receive the care they deserve as soon as it is safely possible.


                                      Learn about some of the common dental problems and what might constitute an emergency, alongside some tips to help from home


                                        How to brush your teeth


                                          How to manage mouth ulcers

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                                                    Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
                                                    Award Logo 2018
                                                    Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
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