There is plenty of NHS dentistry available locally. You can search for a dentist at www.nhs.uk or call NHS Hammersmith and Fulham’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 389 9092. If you haven’t seen a dentist for some time you should book a visit soon.
Your dentist will then tell you how often you should have check-ups; which could be between every 3 months to 2 years depending on the condition of your teeth.
NHS dental charges are spilt into 3 bands ranging from about £20 for a check-up through to £200 for the most complex procedures; although not everyone has to pay.
For details on prices and entitlement to free dental care call NHS Direct or visit www.nhs.uk
There is also a local emergency dental service open evenings and weekends. Call 020 8867 1411 for details. Normal NHS prices apply.