During an initial consultation your dentist will check the soft and hard tissue in your mouth for anything which is not normal. Examples of abnormalities include signs of gum disease, bad breath and cancer.
Upon inspection of your teeth your dentist will be checking for decay, the way in which you bite and identifying how your teeth can be improved functionally aesthetically.
That is why we recommend regular dental checkups and hygiene visits which could be anything between 3-12 months depending upon your needs.
Your dentist will recommend the most suitable interval for your next check-up.
Direct Hygienist Appointments
Appointments are available directly with our hygienist. Please contact the surgery for more details. Or use the button below to book an appointment online.
Specialist Dentistry Self Referral
Please contact the practice if you wish to enquire about specialist dentistry and one of the team will advise you of your options. We offer specialist services for gum disease treatment, root canal treatment and replacement of missing teeth with implant, bridges or dentures.
Our aim is to always provide treatment in a calming and relaxing environment. At The Dental Centre Bedford we also understand that some very nervous patients may wish to be sedated; in such circumstance we liaise with a GMC certified Medical Practitioner to provide sedation, enabling the dentist to focus on treatment required.
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Cancellation/Failed Appointment Policy
In situations where less than 48 working hours notice is given or a patient fails to attend an appointment, we will request a cancellation fee. We also understand that at times, an emergency may arise making a short notice cancellation unavoidable; cancellation fees in such circumstances will be managed on a case by case basis.