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Healthy Habits For Healthy Teeth

Healthy Habits For Healthy Teeth

Five Nasty Habits That Wreck Your Teeth

Dr. Chig Amin, Owner and dentist of Epsom Dental Surgery. Dr. Amin shares his advice and tips on how Five Habits That Wreck Your Teeth.

Chewing Ice Cubes

Nothing beats an ice cold drink on a scorching hot day, but when it comes to the last few sips, it is always tempting to chew on those few remaining ice cubes sitting at the bottom of the glass. Together with the cool temperature and the rock solid texture, crushing on ice cubes can chip away at your tooth enamel, causing your teeth to become exposed to sugars and acids. Crunching on ice cubes can even cause your teeth to break or crack.

Instead, suck on the ice cube between your lips and avoid touching it with your teeth. That way, you are at less risk of damaging your teeth.

Using Your Teeth As Tools

Whether it is a sugar sachet or a bottle cap, using your teeth as a tool can potentially cause them to crack or chip. Make sure you have bottle openers or scissors handy. The bottom line is that your teeth are there to help you eat and talk, so avoid ripping price tags from new garments or tearing off a piece of cello tape with your teeth.

Holding Objects Between Your Teeth

When you are working or writing and you come to a thinking point, avoid putting anything in your mouth. This can be a subconscious habit, but one with potentially harmful consequences. If you feel that you have come to a pause in your work, put down your pen, pencil or glasses to prevent yourself from giving into temptation.

Nail Biting And Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is more of an issue for children, however it can be a habit that continues into adulthood. Either way, both nail biting and thumb sucking can not only damage your teeth or cause them to misalign; the biggest concern is what these habits can do to your oral hygiene. If you think back to everything you have done over the course of the day, as well as counting the number of times you washed your hands, you might just consider giving up these bad habits.

These habits are hard to break. Nevertheless, they can be broken. If you are a nail biter, make sure and cut your nails short so you don’t feel the urge to chew. Keep your hands busy: play with a bouncy ball or download a game on your phone. Every time you feel the urge to bite or suck, give your hands something to do. Alternatively, if you are an adult thumb sucker, seek therapy or hypnosis

Teeth Grinding

Grinding, also known as bruxism, can wear down your teeth over time and even affect your gums. Bruxism can be triggered emotionally, environmentally or by sleep disorders. It can also cause cracks or chips in your teeth if it goes undiagnosed for a long period of time.

If you grind your teeth when you sleep, ask your dentist about a mouth guard. This will prevent your teeth and gums from becoming worn. Alternatively, if it is anxiety that is causing you to grind, practicing yoga or deep breathing can help you to relieve everyday stress, which in turn can prevent bruxism

Dr. Chig Amin is the principal dentist of the Epsom Dental Centre. Dr. Amin practices gentle dentistry and ensures that all of his patients receive the dental care that best meets their needs.

Tips for relieving teething pain

Tips for relieving teething pain

Teething usually begins when your baby is about six months old. This is when their milk teeth, also called the primary teeth, begin to erupt from the gums. Here, Dr. Chig Amin, of the Epsom Dental Centre, shares his top tips for relieving teething pain.

Your child should have all twenty of their primary teeth by around the time he or she is three years old. Teething can be a very uncomfortable time for a baby due to the soreness or swelling of the gums. Cold and pressure applied to the gums can help to relieve the swelling and pain.

Pressure and Chilled Things

Just like any other physical ailment, applying something cold onto the gums will help to reduce swelling and numb the pain. Put a wet muslin cloth into a freezer bag and chill it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. When the cloth is chilled to a comfortable temperature, give it to your baby to munch on. Alternatively, wrap a corner of the cloth around your index finger and gently massage the gums. If your baby has started eating solids, give him or her a mesh dummy with chilled fruit. Again, your baby can enjoy chewing away at a cool, hard item.

Remember that excessive dribbling causes irritable skin on the chin, neck and chest. Try to keep the skin as dry as possible by using a bib and changing wet clothes. If your baby does develop dry, chapped skin, gently apply some barrier cream onto the irritated area.

Teething Toys

After disinfecting your baby’s dummy, put it on a covered tray and leave it to chill in the refrigerator. Again, your baby can enjoy sucking and chewing on a chilled toy.

Teething rings are also a great option for cooling and applying pressure to the gums. Teething rings, or teethers, are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Most are fridge-friendly so your baby can gnaw away on them, chilled or at room temperature. Liquid-filled teethers are also a good option for chilling, but be careful of leakage.

Medicine And Pain Killers

Squeeze a pea-sized amount of teething gel onto your index finger and gently massage it into the gums. Teething gels or granules are ideal for providing fast relief. Infant medicines are meticulously measured out with the correct amount of medication to relieve teething pain. Again, these infant medicines can help relieve soreness and swelling, as well as helping them sleep better.

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Keep Surrey Smiling

Keep Surrey Smiling

Epsom dentist Dr Chig Amin is working hard to keep Surrey smiling.

Smiling is contagious, it improves your mood and even boosts your confidence too, so it is vital that we do all that we can to protect and enhance our smile. Unfortunately, as few as 46% of Surrey’s population visit the dentist regularly, which is naturally a big concern for me!

Seeing a dentist is an essential part of a proper oral hygiene routine, and by skipping visits there is a chance that more serious problems can be allowed to develop. One of the most common reasons that people give for not visiting the dentist is dentophobia, or fear of the dentist..

Why are some people anxious about visiting the dentist?

A dental practice, just like a hospital, can be an unnerving place for those unfamiliar with a medical environment or the equipment. Other people are nervous due to previous painful experiences, some of which may even date back to childhood. The level of anxiety ranges from moderate to severe, but the good news is that more and more dentists are doing what they can to help.

What is ‘Gentle Dentistry?’

A gentle dentist knows that your overall experience of visiting the dentist is just as important as the quality of dental care you receive. This is why a gentle dentist will try to minimise the anxiety or discomfort of a nervous patient through personalised care and new technology. A friendly, patient approach, with all procedures are explained fully beforehand can work wonders in even the most dentophobic patients.

Dentists no longer use much of the frightening looking equipment that was commonplace twenty years ago, in fact, the times have changed for the better! One much welcome advance to dentistry is the development of topical anesthesia, or numbing gel. This can be applied directly to the gums, and makes any necessary injections completely painless.

‘Gentle Dentistry’ in our community

We’re committed to making sure that local people get the anxiety-free dental care that they need. One way that we are tackling dentophobia is by visiting local schools and nurseries here in Epsom and Surrey. If young children have a chance to talk to a dentist and explore a dental practice, then they quickly see that there is nothing to fear, and are much less likely to develop any kind of anxiety. Stickers and a play in the chair can also convince youngsters that dentists aren’t too bad!

If you, your friend, or family member is afraid of the dentist, then you should talk to Catherine and Barbara, our fantastic receptionists who are happy to help. We’re available for a friendly chat on the phone, or on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Why Choose Epsom Dental Centre? We’ll Let Our Patients Do The Talking

Epsom Dental Centre
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Have today received my dental implant and can not thank Dr Chirag Amin enough! I was so worried about having it done and the practice made me feel so comfortable and did the best job with no pain! Catherine on reception also reassured me when I came into my appointments looking very worried. Am now wanting to leave my NHS dentist and move to Epsom Dental Centre. From a very nervous patient this was honestly the best dental practice ever!read more
alexandra gros
alexandra G.
I can't thank ALL the staff at the Epsom Dental Centre enough for all the care i have received while i have been a patient of theirs. From being very nervous and (being honest) scared of the dentist, they have given me the confidence going forward. Many thanks to you all.
william dodge
william D.
Rahul and his team are fantastic!!! The atmosphere is so relaxed and, as a result, I no longer fear going to the dentist. Had a toothed removed in an emergency appointment at the weekend, I didnt even notice he had take it out! Thanks Epsom Dental Centre
Ross Mac
Ross M.
I would because I’m a nervous patient and everyone put me at easy as soon as I walked through the door xx this afternoon 4/10 I had 5 teeth out,mr Rahul Patel was amazing I felt so calm and relaxed and Diana Humphries who helped was great to,A big thank you for what you done for me and I’d like to say Catherine Wilks was great while I was waiting,she kept my mind off what I was having done 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗read more
Jo Jo
Jo J.
I've been looking for a new Dentist as I wasnt happy at my previous practice. I had my first appointment today and cant praise Epsom Dental Centre enough, so patient and really felt they listened. Very professional and a dentist I felt I could trust.
karen Hill
karen H.
Amazing dental practice. I am a healthcare professional myself with high standards. Dr Chirag Amin his excellent team surpassed expectation. Not only were they kind and friendly but clinically sound with highest treatment standards. An example to other Dental practices. Well done and keep up the good workread more
Mitesh patel
Mitesh P.
I have always been a nervous person when it comes to Dentist but a couple of years ago I contacted Epsom Dental Centre they booked me in with Rahul and since that day I have started to overcome being Nervous. I have since had a lot of work done and thanks to Rahul I can now smile again without hiding my teeth. And I now continue to go to my 6 month check ups and hygienist check ups. The whole Team from the receptionist to the Dentist are amazing and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this Dentist to anyone who is Nervous and has a fear of more
Katrina Cowell
Katrina C.
What a lovely dentist this is! Thank you so much to Chig, Catherine and all of the staff. You really do make me at ease and feel comfortable - don’t under estimate the impact that has on me and I’m sure many others, who are nervous of the dentist. Thank you!
Julie Sadler
Julie S.
I have been dental phobic for many many years. I finally plucked up the courage to contact a surgery which specifically deals with extremely nervous patients. I emailed at first, as I was too anxious to make a call and had my email returned by the wonderful Catherine on the reception. She was so amazing and has been a massive part of making this experience a positive one. At first I came for a tour of the surgery, which was a massive help to me. I met with the brilliant staff and had the opportunity to discuss my anxieties. I have just completed my whitening treatment using the Enlighten Smile home kit and I couldn’t be happier. Rahul has been just fantastic and very patient with my anxieties and phobia. He explained everything I needed to know, and took the time to ask how I was. Catherine called me to ask me how I was after my appointments, which meant a lot to me. I have now joined the practise and will be coming back for checkups!! Something I haven’t done for 14 years!! I am still in shock that I now go to the dentist! I still have a long way to go to get through my phobia, but the fact that I have had 4 appointments and a treatment is just amazing! I highly recommend Epsom Dental Centre!read more
Katie Woods
Katie W.
I have been dental phobic for many many years. I finally plucked up the courage to contact a surgery which specifically deals with extremely nervous patients. I emailed at first, as I was too anxious to make a call and had my email returned by the wonderful Catherine on the reception. She was so amazing and has been a massive part of making this experience a positive one. At first I came for a tour of the surgery, which was a massive help to me. I met with the brilliant staff and had the opportunity to discuss my anxieties. I have just completed my whitening treatment using the Enlighten Smile home kit and I couldn’t be happier. Rahul has been just fantastic and very patient with my anxieties and phobia. He explained everything I needed to know, and took the time to ask how I was. He settles my anxieties, and I feel like he knows me well already! Catherine called me to ask me how I was after my appointments, which meant a lot to me. I have now joined the practise and will be coming back for checkups!! Something I haven’t done for 14 years!! I am still in shock that I now go to the dentist! I still have a long way to go to get through my phobia, but the fact that I have had 4 appointments and a treatment is just amazing! I highly recommend Epsom Dental Centre!read more
Katie Woods
Katie W.
I have recently joined The Epsom Dental Centre and am hugely impressed with the friendly and professional service they provide. I'm a fairly nervous patient but was put completely at ease by Dr Mitesh Patel and the team who reassured and explained what was being done throughout the treatment. Thank youread more
Rob Norgrove
Rob N.
If you are nervous about going to the dentist then I recommend you try the Epsom Dental Centre, my wife and I have been going there for many years now to see Chig and we have received professional, friendly, gentle and first class treatment on every visit. I would also mention that the whole atmosphere within the practice is relaxing from the very moment you walk through the door. If you really are very nervous about dentists them I would strongly suggest you try Epsom Dental Centre - you won’t regret more
Brian Bridgeman
Brian B.
My first visit I found the receptionist very friendly lady very helpful made to feel welcome they do not pressure you to have treatment will definitely be going back all the staff are super great thank you
chris friend
chris F.
My family and I are extremely happy with this dentists. They are very caring professionals and the treatment we have received has been excellent. We only wish we had used them years ago.
Sarah Bailey Cartwright
Sarah Bailey C.
Oh what an irrational but very real fear! I rate myself right up there at the top of all those who are afraid of going to the dentist. So afraid I don’t go and only go when I’m in trouble.... As was the case just before Christmas. Rahul came so highly recommended and I had to go somewhere. I arrived in tears and waited with the usual fear and anticipation that many of you reading this will understand.I was greeted with warmth, patience and understanding. Rahul made me smile even through the tears and took the time to just talk to me and find out my fears. No pressure and certainly no rush. My treatment was carried out (pain free!) and whilst I left feeling alittle sorry for myself (just because of the enormous build up) I can honestly say Rahul surpassed all the promises of their website. And.... Here I am right now sat in the waiting room writing this review whilst awaiting my second appointment! Coming to the dentist is never going to be my favourite thing to do but never before have I sat calmly before my appointment. I won’t be going anywhere else! Highly recommend, do give them a more
Debbie Tems
Debbie T.
very nervous patient who had to have a tooth removed. explained everything to me and was very patient. couldnt praise them enough, no pain during or after. would recommend to my friends and family.
Angela Randall
Angela R.
Dr Mitesh Patel is a excelent dentist. My son had his teeth sorted out where he was explaining any treatment really well as well as giving all the options to go. Would definitely recommend this practice to others.
Agnieszka Bułatewicz Wielgus
Agnieszka Bułatewicz W.
I have suffered with extreme dental phobia all my adult life and therefore was always very reluctant to visit the dentist. A friend recommended Epsom Dental Centre so I thought I would give it a go. From the moment I stepped in, the staff made me feel really welcome and totally at ease. My dentist, Rahul, was fantastic. Any procedure that needed doing was explained fully and was taken at my own pace. I felt totally reassured. The dentistry is amazing and I have been left with a fantastic smile. I was given aftercare advice and was assured that I could call the centre anytime should I have any problems. The whole team are amazing and clearly passionate about their role. I would highly recommend Epsom Dental more
Julie Mayhew
Julie M.
Best dentist ever, I have a huge fear of dentists and the dentist made me feel so at ease and I could not feel a thing, I would really recommend to anyone and people who have fears of dentists. Thank you so much !!
Hannah Bridger
Hannah B.
Excellent dentist. Very calming and explains any treatment really well as well as giving all the options if available. Would definitely recommend to others.
Vicky Rushworth
Vicky R.
I be been going To Epsom Dental Centre for a Number of years . Receptionist go above n beyond when like me your in pain.. The Dental Team are nothing short of Brilliant Professional and are friendly understanding approachable . This Is The A Team in Dentistry . 💜
Carol Whittaker Pettyfer
Carol Whittaker P.
If you are nervous (extremely nervous that you avoid for too long) about the dentist and keep on googling “dentists for nervous people” then look no further than Epsom Dental. Very professional staff, who listen, don’t patronise or judge and are very kind and caring. Thank you to the receptionists also - as first point of call on phone and in person you made a real difference to my visit too. Thank more
Caroline Roxburgh
Caroline R.
I am a VERY nervous patient after bad dental experiences as a child. Epsom Dental Centre are amazing. The receptionists are warm and friendly. Rahul, my dentist has had to perform root canal a few times and he is always informative, smiley, sympathetic and gentle. I am a bit of a nightmare in the chair - but he never makes me feel bad about my fears and goes the extra mile to reassure me. Highly recommend!read more
Emma Playle
Emma P.
I was fitted in at short notice for some cosmetic work. The staff were friendly and the dentist worked wonders on my teeth so I can now smile with confidence, his attention to detail was second to none. I can’t tell which were the 3 teeth he worked on – a perfect result. Can’t recommend them highly more
Will Chamberlain-Webber
Will C.
The staff here are so friendly and helpful, I recently had a filling which I was so worried about but it was absolutely fine! I actually look forward to my appointments now! I would recommend Epsom Dental Centre to anyone, thank you!
Holly Stacey
Holly S.
Great experience - not only did they squeeze me in at short notice, but they addressed all my issues in a competent and professional way. Rahul is easily the gentlest and most considerate dentist I have ever seen.
Tanya Trevethick
Tanya T.
I have been coming to this dental practice for some time.I have received the same care and attention each and every time. From the moment I walk through the door the wonderful team in reception are always attentive and receptive to my needs.If you are looking for an experienced dentist - someone that listens to your fears and issues around any work that may be needed I highly recommend Mitesh Patel.I visited recently and as I’m on blood thinners I was quite anxious about having fillings. I have to say as fillings go - this was the best experience I have had. The pain was at an absolute minimal and Dr Patel had clearly researched how to use mindfulness exercises to distract unnecessary and unhelpful thoughts. I felt comfortable, safe and taken care of.The best dental practice in more
Atifa Ismailmiya-Balding
Atifa I.
Dr Chirag Amin was great, he has done a great job with my invisalign retainers in less then a year I have my straight teeth. Will highly recomend, I am very pleased.
Dana Gabriela
Dana G.
I am very pleased to have found this dentist after moving to Epsom. The reception staff are friendly, polite, helpful & efficient.My new dentist, Dr. M Patel has now carried out a filing and a cap fitting which I am both very pleased with. He is one of the best dentists I have had. I fully recommend this practice for quality of service & more
georgina abernethy
georgina A.
I hugely recommend Epsom Dental Centre. I have been a patient here for a number of years now and first arrived at the surgery with a life long phobia of the dentist! Since my first visit, I have had the most wonderful, caring and painless experience and in no time at all, my terrible fear disappeared! In fact, last year I decided to commence orthodontic treatment for problems I’d wanted to fix since I was a child and never had the courage. Today, I finished my 15 month long course of treatment which has involved wearing fixed braces for 10 months (I’m now in my 50’s by the way!), followed by 14 weeks of Invisalign. The whole package was very reasonably priced and I can honestly say, it’s been an amazingly painless and actually a pleasant and interesting experience. My dentist, Chig, couldn’t have been more caring, helpful, supportive and attentive all the way through. From the beginning he explained the procedure very clearly and has done a completely amazing job! I am so thrilled with my new smile and I’m really going to miss my frequent visits to the surgery. I have posted some videos on my YouTube channel of my treatment and progress. Thank you Chig, Chirag and your lovely team! See you in 6 months!read more
Lisa Davies
Lisa D.
I have been a patient here for over 10years and couldnt recommend them highly enough! The whole team is great and for anybody who is nervous of dentists epsom dental centre will after you easing any fears you have! Thank you!
Amy Dulley
Amy D.
Really friendly staff that are warm and genuine, especially Catherine who managed to schedule an emergency appointment the very next day after explaining my desperation!This was my first ever visit and felt in very competent hands. So impressed With Dr Amin who put me so at ease and left me completely pain free! I even received a follow up call the next day to check my progress...wonderful practice! Thank youS Burningham, Worcester Parkread more
hello m8
hello M.
I Cannot recommend you guys enough! I have had a genuine phobia of dentists and have been too scared to go for years! The team put me at complete ease and comfort as soon as i walked in! Thank you for helping me over come my fear!
Emily Sphikas
Emily S.
Epsom Dental Centre have always been so professional with all our family. Recently my daughter (12) had to have root canal and two teeth extractions and Mitesh was unbelievable at keeping her calm and reassuring her as she was understandably nervous. Everything was done to a high standard and they took great care in ensuring she was looked after every step of the procedure. I really recommend Epsom Dental Centre for anyone looking for a family friendly more
Nicola Peaty
Nicola P.
Chig is by far the best dentist I’ve ever seen. His manner, approach and mentality towards patient care is exemplary. Can’t fault his sympathy for pain and budget(!). Terrific dentist who deserves all the plaudits going.Who can forget the lovely ladies on reception who never forget your name or even your job. Terrific service all more
Elly Dunn
Elly D.
I have always had a good experience at this dentist. The receptionists are always really friendly and helpful and the hygienists and dentists are very caring and take the visit at your own pace. Definitely recommended.
Tracey Osborn
Tracey O.
So pleased with the result of my cosmetic dentistry - literary can't stop smiling ! Rahul Patel is an excellent dentist, a perfectionist and enthusiastic. The project took over a year but the results are stunning - better than i would hope. The receptionists are helpful and efficient. Greatly more
Avi Halberthal
Avi H.
Epsom Dental is a very friendly dental service.From the reception ladies to the Dentist and the orthodontist. My appointments are always on timeplus I have a gentle reminder on my phone the day before my appointments.In an emergency they are so willing to fit you in .
Frank Conlan
Frank C.
The receptionists, dental nurse and dentist are all so lovely. Warmth. friendliness and support as soon as you walk through the door! The dentist was really friendly, helpful and infomative and was so patient and understanding of my anxieties. Really impressed!
Christine Wright
Christine W.
I've never met anyone who enjoys going to the dentist but when you have an anxiety disorder like me it makes that sense of dread even worse. It meant I'd have to be stuffed full of painkillers just to be able to tolerate something as simple as having my teeth cleaned - until I found Rahul at Epsom Dental. I was in terrible pain when I made an emergency appointment to see him and from my previous experiences, fully expecting to come out feeling worse than when I went in. Rahul was a blessing. I needed two teeth extracted, root canal treatment and a crown. He sent me away for two weeks after the initial appointment, recognising that I needed to get my head round the prospect of such a lot of treatment. The work was carried out at two week intervals to allow me to recover from the shock and anxiety - something nobody else I'd been treated by ever understood the need for. Even more miraculous to me, Rahul didn't hurt me once - a first in my lifetime. I don't think you can say anything better about a dentist than that he didn't cause you pain, not even when administering anaesthetic and was he kindness and understanding personified. If you have an anxiety disorder or just a scaredy cat, I couldn't recommend Rahul highly enough. He's the dentist who makes going to the dentist a pleasure rather than a pain! Sue Evison, Reigate, more
Sue Evison
Sue E.
I have to say that epsom dental centre is honestly the most friendly dentists I have ever been to , and my dentist Rahul is excellent,the care he has taken to give me teeth I am proud of is wonderful , I actually can't thank him and his assistant zee enough
Stephanie Cunningham
Stephanie C.
Being a nervous patient I searched a number of practices until I found one I was comfortable with. I must say joining epsom dental was the best move I could have made. The whole team are wonderful. I recently had treatment n my front teeth which were not perfect and made me lack confidence in my smile, after consultation with my dentist Rahul Patel he helped me get my smile and my confidence back without the cost and discomfort that I was dreading he was fantastic can't express enough how good he and the practice are. Would recommend anyone with any fears of dentists to give them a try first class. Can't thank you all more
Carol Yanez
Carol Y.
Ok, so nobody likes going to the dentist, so feel a bit weird to say that I almost enjoyed it! Super friendly staff: efficient, polite and knowledgeable. Ultra state of the art equipment (even got to watch the distracting ceiling mounted telly while he was poking about) Went for a free consultation as recommended by my partner. Thought I needed an expensive filling and possible loads of other work. But came out with a £7.50 bill for pills and floss. Could have been MUCH more but they did the honest thing. Really can't say how good this practice is. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!read more
Fran Janssen
Fran J.
I have been going to this dentist for years now, from the staff at the front desk to the dentist and hygienist they are all great. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my teeth. The receptionists are very helpful and always try and get you an appointment quickly if needed.
Shelley Munday
Shelley M.
Was in need of an urgent appointment as I was in a lot of pain, and Epsom Dental Centre were extremely kind and helpful. I was seen quickly for root canal treatment, and I felt that my care was of paramount importance to them, which was so reassuring given how much pain I'd been in. Would definitely recommend the team here to anyone. Thank you for saving my tooth!read more
Jane Dagg
Jane D.
I had a problem with two of my teeth getting sharpe pains when I used my electric tooth brush or ate cold food. I went to a NHS dentist and they took X-rays and told me they could see any problem with the two teeth that were causing me pain. She even told me she wasn't go to do anything about it and sent me away saying the pain with probably go away. I decided I needed professional help and decided the look for a private dentist. I'm so glad I found this practice. I saw Rahul and he was a true gentleman. He actually got some tools out of the box rather than just poking around like the NHS doctor did. He started blowing air around my teeth until he got to the area where I was feeling the sharpe pain so I nodded to him and he was able to detect the problem. And he did all this without having to 'nuke' my face. Only paid him £40 more than I paid the NHS. Safe to say I won't be wasting my time with the NHS dentists more