New Patient

Looking for a Harrogate Dentist? Spa Dental Care welcomes new patients for regular check ups, emergency treatment & cosmetic treatments.

Harrogate Dentist: New Patient Consultation
To make an appointment please telephone 01423 540879 or complete the contact form. For adults the cost of an new patient consultation is £45 and includes any necessary x-rays. You can also book in for a full exam with scale and polish at £69.99. Schoolchildren  receive free check ups providing at least one parent is a patient of the practice. After your initial consultation we will provide you with an estimate of the cost of your treatment.

What does a new patient consultation involve?
After a full medical history is taken, the dentist will carry out a full examination of your teeth, gums, oral cavity and surrounding tissues such as the jaw joints and associated muscles. As dentists we provide care for all structures associated with the mouth. Appropriate x-rays may be taken and you will recieve a full scale and polish. Following this we will discuss treatment options with you. A full estimate for any appropriate treatment will be given.

If you already have Denplan and are looking to transfer to a Harrogate dentist, we can take care of all the paperwork for you. If you do not already have Denplan, we can do an assessment for this affordable way of funding your dental care that covers all routine treatments.

Oral Health Education Workshops
Education is the main key to healthy mouth, gums and teeth. We offer free regular Oral Health Workshops to all our younger patients under the age of 15, promoting good tooth brushing, diet advice and fun activities. Free Oral Health Examinations are also available for this age group.

Prevention
Prevention forms the basis of successful modern dentistry. From an early age action can be taken to reduce the experience of dental disease. For people who have had dental disease, prevention is the key to avoiding further disease and to prolonging the life of restorations. Teeth suffer from two main diseases: decay and gum disease. Both are preventable with the right measures.

Diet and Decay
Sugar in food is converted to acid by the bacteria. These build up on your teeth in the form of plaque. Whilst your teeth and mouth have some capacity to resist this, if the frequency of sugar intake exceeds this, decay will occur. It is for this reason that the intake of sugar containing foods should be limited and avoided between meals. Regular brushing and flossing will also help and regular attendance at the dentist will detect any decay at an early stage.

Gum Disease
Gum Disease is caused by your body’s reaction to the plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. Initial signs are bleeding of the gums which is a sign that the gums are inflamed. Bleeding does not occur in healthy gums. In the longer term the bone supporting the teeth can be lost and eventually this can lead to tooth loss. Treatment aims to remove any deposits on your teeth and this must be backed by the correct regime of brushing and flossing at home.