Your First Visit to Lint Riggs Dental Care
Unless you need urgent treatment on your first visit to Lint Riggs Dental Care, we will spend time getting to know exactly what your dental needs are. This includes a thorough examination and x-rays. After this initial examination we will give you details of any treatment required and an estimate of the cost. Should you wish, we can discuss in full treatment options for any cosmetic dental work such as tooth coloured fillings, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentures and tooth whitening.
For Your Children
The early days are important and we like to see mothers during pregnancy to advise on diet and oral hygiene for themselves and their babies. We advise seeing children from about two years to establish a happy relationship and to look after their dental development. The dentist will advise you on diet, oral hygiene, fluoride, fissure sealants and the regular monitoring for early decay and gum problems that are essential to ensure that your children keep their teeth for life. Children can be registered with a dentist from birth, please contact the dental practice.
Childsmile, is a Scotland-wide initiative to help improve the health of our children’s teeth. Our dental team are fully trained to admister Childsmile. At the dental practice, you will be given advice and support from the dental team, who will show you how you can stop your child from suffering from tooth decay in the future.
For older children, in addition to routine care, crowded or misplaced teeth can be corrected and if they take part in sports we can advise on suitable protection. We can also refer to a local orthodontic practice if required.
Many adults have not benefited from the preventive measures that are now available and therefore tend to have heavily filled teeth. It is now possible by means of modern cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile.
The appearance of chipped or discoloured teeth may be transformed by means of porcelain veneers or crowns and a bridge may fill an unsightly space without the need for a denture. Should you already have missing teeth a full range of chrome or plastic dentures is available.
We also offer tooth whitening at Lint Riggs Dental Care. A combination of immediate in-surgery teeth whitening and professional take home tooth whitening kits with custom-made trays.
Tooth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth and improving their colour through a bleaching process to make them look “whiter”.
We are a Denplan registered dental practice. For further information on the benefits of a plan and to find out the monthly costs, please speak with your dentist or give the practice a call directly.
Prevention of gum disease in adults is important. Our hygienist is an essential part of the dental team and works with the dentist in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. For heavily stained teeth, a procedure as simple as a scale and polish from a dental hygienist can improve their appearance.
Our hygienist periodontal therapy appointments are available privately on referal only from a dentist.