June 20th, 2011
In these times of financial peril, which have asked many families to consider what to spend their hard-earned cash on, the most obvious ways to spend that money is on clothing, food and the other bills such as gas and electricity that every family have to pay for. Healthcare isn’t always paid for and this is often the same in terms of dental care. However, dentistry is one of the most important aspects of any families health and, although it may seem unnecessary, it is recommended that paying for dentistry costs should be just as important as buying a loaf of bread. But, if like the many that are looking for a dentist, where should you first look?
The search is over
Although many choose to use the services of the National Health Service (NHS), here at the City of London Dentist the professional acting and dedicated dental health care members of staff will be able to provide the same services which the NHS has to offer. With NHS dental care, there are three bands which patients pay for which range from £17 for simple dental treatments to £204 for more complex forms of treatment. Not every practice has free spaces for NHS patients and there is often a long waiting list for patients to be treated by an NHS dentist.
Unlike what is commonly thought, private dentistry practices such as ours do not charge costly prices. The difference between NHS treatment costs and what City of London Dentist charges is pretty much the same; private dental treatment by the dedicated professionals at the City of London Dentist needn’t be as expensive as initially thought.
Cannot find a dentist? Then check out City of London Dentist
Here at the City of London Dentist, you do not have to wait for an extensive time so you can be treated for your dental problems. By contacting or visiting our highly trained professionals will enable you to have an initial consultation where possible forms of treatment can be provided for you.
April 22nd, 2011
Most of us have been affected by the recession to some degree. Some people have lost their jobs, some their businesses and others have been forced to tighten their belts a little more than usual. For many, the credit crunch meant a reduction in their disposable income, which has affected the amount of money they spend on non-essential items, but for others, the crunch has had a more profound impact and a recent survey has revealed that a large proportion of people are sacrificing their health in a bid to save money.
The survey, which was carried out in conjunction with the Department of Health revealed that 1 in 5 participants had delayed going to the dentist because they couldn’t afford to pay for treatment. The recent rises in dental fees have also not helped matters; in England the cost of a routine check-up has increased from £6 in 2005 to £17 in 2011. Patients are particularly angry because dental fees are much higher in England than other parts of the UK; prices in Wales, for example, have just been frozen for the 5th year in a row.
Dental treatment can expensive, especially if you are already struggling to stick to a tight monthly budget but experts have stressed that saving money in the short-term could actually end up costing a lot more in the long-run; missing check-ups will increase the risk of serious oral health problems developing and these are a lot more expensive to treat. Complex treatments, known as band 3 treatments, cost around £200 on the NHS, in comparison to the charge of £17 for a check-up. If you have a private dentist, the cost could be double or even treble this figure. Dentists are keen to promote regular check-ups and urge people not to put off going to the dentist, as this could pose a risk to both their oral and general health.
Dental treatment is free of charge for some people; for example, children and people who receive certain benefits can receive dental care free of charge on the NHS. In order to reduce the risk of serious oral health problems developing, dentists recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time, using dental floss and mouthwash regularly and avoiding foods and drinks that are high in sugar.