General FAQ's

You asked and we listened - Browse our frequently asked questions below.

    Our treatment FAQ's

    To help you, we have collated some of the frequently asked questions and provided you with the answers below.

      Taking oral hygiene to heart

      Although we understand that poor dental care can lead to poor dental health, our teeth act as the gateway to the body, so ensuring that you have stellar oral hygiene will ensure you avoid more serious health conditions.

        Missing teeth solutions - Dental implants

        We understand that if you have missing teeth, finding the right solution can be a challenge.

          Missing teeth solutions bridges

          We understand that missing teeth can affect your self-confidence, and gaps in your smile may prevent you from sharing your smile.

            Missing teeth solutions - dentures

            If you are self-conscious because of multiple missing teeth, dentures may present an initial or temporary solution to give your confidence a boost and restore your smile. The first of three options in our missing teeth series.

                Balancing your diet

                Understanding which foods are more or less acidic will help to help balance out meals and snacks for your family and encourage them into the right choices for life.

                  Children’s Hygiene

                  As a parent, you will understandably want to ensure that your children have the best overall health possible and good oral hygiene is a key part of this as your children grow; however, it can also be one of the hardest to monitor and influence.

                      Missing teeth

                      Missing teeth can be caused by a number of factors and probably more common than you may realise. The good news is, you don’t need to shy away or hide your smile

                        IOTN Explained

                        At your orthodontic assessment, the orthodontist will use a two-part grading system called the ‘Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need’, commonly referred to as ‘IOTN’ to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and whether this can be completed on the NHS for those under 18.

                          More than just a check up

                          Regular check-ups are an essential part of a good oral health routine and help to provide a preventative approach to dental issues; but at Uppingham Dental & Implant Clinic, this is more than just a check-up

                            Increasing safety with air purifiers

                            In all applicable practices, we have invested significantly in state-of-the-art air purifiers, providing a safer environment for you, your practice team and all our patients.

                                How to take a photo for your orthodontic appointment

                                To help your clinician have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment. 

                                  Hygienist Q and A's

                                  Our practitioners care about your oral hygiene routine, so to help you maintain a healthy mouth and smile, we have put together some handy video tips.

                                    Dental myths

                                    We have put together a list of the commons dental hygiene myths and why you shouldn't follow them.

                                      Reopening FAQ's

                                      As our practices begin to reopen. We have put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding your appointments and PPE.

                                        Seven ways to keep you safe

                                        As our practices begin to reopen, we have put together seven simple ways to keep you safe whilst you are in our care.

                                          New patient journey video

                                          Our new patient journey video

                                          Take a look at our video to find out more about our new patient journey

                                            Child patient journey

                                            Child patient journey

                                            We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.

                                              Your patient journey

                                              Our new patient journey

                                              Every single decision we have made and step we have taken has been with a focus on the safety of you, our colleagues and clinicians. 


                                                Our guide to using dental floss and interdental brushes


                                                  Learn about some of the common dental problems and what might constitute an emergency, alongside some tips to help from home


                                                    Understanding our approach to cancellations

                                                    We are working hard to ensure that patients can return to our practices to receive the care they deserve as soon as it is safely possible.

                                                      Top tips on how to brush your teeth properly!

                                                        How to manage ulcers

                                                          Portman Dental Care Awards

                                                          Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
                                                          Award Logo 2018
                                                          Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
                                                          The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                                                          Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                                                          Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

                                                          Regrettably, our NHS services will end on 31st January 2024. We have explored all available options to carry on providing NHS services, but unfortunately these have been exhausted, and we now have no alternative but to hand back our contract and stop providing NHS services. If you would like to find a new practice that accepts NHS patients, you can use the NHS find a dentist service. Or, to discuss your options for private dentistry, please get in touch.