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Visiting the dentist

Today’s dental diagnosis and testing ranges from lasers that can detect tooth decay earlier than ever before to two types of X-rays. Find out more about visiting the dentist and more.

Visiting the dentist

What happens at a child's first dental visit? What is the difference between a paediatric dentist and a regular dentist? Find the answers to these questions and more.

Learn how to make your child's visit to the dentist run more smoothly.

Fear of the dentist is very common. Learn more here.

Get tips on how to find a dentist, either on the NHS or privately, and what you should look for in a dental professional.

It can be hard to find an NHS dentist in some areas, and not all treatments are covered. Find out about private dental health insurance and the types of cover available for your teeth.

Dental X-rays

There are two types of dental X-rays. Learn what they are, when they’re used, and what new X-ray techniques may be in the pipeline.

What types of problems can tooth X-rays detect? Are X-rays safe? Get answers to these questions and check a chart to see how often children and adults should have teeth X-rays.

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