General dentistry treatments

At Portman, general dentistry is the foundation of what we do. Whether you’d like a routine check up, are interested in hygienist services, or need an emergency appointment, we can help.

Emergency appointments

If you’re in pain or discomfort, and you need to see a dentist urgently, we can help you. Find your nearest Portman practice to book an emergency dentist appointment.

Talk to one of our friendly team immediately and we will make sure that you’re seen by a dentist as soon as possible. We will examine you to discover the source of the pain and talk you through your options so you can be fully in control of the next steps.

Check ups

Regular visits to your dentist should be an integral part of your overall oral care routine. Having a professional assessment and thorough clean of your mouth at least once a year goes a long way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and bright, today and for the future.

During a routine check up, your dentist will remove harmful plaque and tartar, test for gum disease and mouth cancer, and provide expert advice on everything from brushing techniques to necessary treatments. Your Portman dentist will be sensitive to your dental history, including any past procedures, existing or developing problems, and any concerns or anxieties. They are best placed to provide you with advice and guidance.

Check ups are the simplest way to stay in tune with any changes in your oral health. Take a preventative approach and maintain a healthy smile.

Hygienist services

Looking after your smile requires more than everyday care. Beyond daily brushing and flossing, visiting a hygienist at least once every six months is a crucial part of your overall oral hygiene routine.

Your hygienist is the biggest champion for your future smile. They help to prevent gum disease, bad breath, oral cancer, bleeding gums and tooth loss, making sure you maintain a healthy mouth now and in the future.   

Even for those with excellent teeth and a second-to-none daily care routine, nothing quite matches the deep clean that you will get from a professional. Your hygienist is invaluable for cleaning areas that are often missed. They are equipped with the knowledge, skill and tools to tackle hard-to-reach plaque and tartar to help keep gums healthy and teeth free from decay.

Stain removal

We all want a white, bright smile to show the world. Age, health, oral care routine and your day-to-day eating habits can sometimes result in stains. While life can affect the colour of your teeth, you don’t have to live with it. Your hygienist can help remove teeth discolouration and restore a natural, bright smile.

At Portman, we use a high-tech air polishing system that uses water to gently and quietly remove plaque, and baking soda that acts as a natural pumice to buff away any surface stains. Your Portman hygienist will advise on the best ways to maintain a gleaming smile and stay stain free.

Stain removal is also important if you are undergoing a teeth whitening treatment. To get optimum results, a thorough clean and polish prepares your teeth and ensures a whiter, healthier smile.   

Keeping your teeth polished and clean not only improves your oral health, it leaves you smile-confident.

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Care and advice

Top tips to get the best out of your visit to the dentist, and to ensure you keep smiling for life.

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    Why are my teeth discoloured?

    Teeth lose their natural colour for many reasons, but the main causes of teeth looking yellow are food and drink, oral hygiene and age.

    Drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and certain fruits, such as blueberries, stain teeth quite badly. Smoking is another common culprit.



    Is teeth whitening safe?

    As long as you have healthy teeth and gums, teeth whitening is perfectly safe. One factor to look out for is the peroxide concentration in the whitening agent, as it may weaken the tooth enamel.



    How long will my teeth stay white?

    The treatment has a long-term impact on the colour of your teeth, but they will not be immune to the same discolouring as they previously suffered. Stains build up on your teeth from everyday living.

    Tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and spicy foods can all dull the natural colour of your teeth. To maintain the impact of the treatment it is advisable to brush your teeth more frequently. Your Portman dentist will explain the procedure and aftercare at your first appointment.



    Can I have my teeth whitened if I have cavities or gum problems?

    Before treatment you will always be seen by one of our dentists to make sure that having your teeth whitened is right for you.

    It is not a good idea to have your teeth whitened if you have existing dental problems, as the whitening agent can aggravate any cavity or gum problems.

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