Frequently Asked Questions

Are the sceptics right?

No-one sees my teeth, why bother?  My teeth are fine as they are!  I'm not spending that on dentist.  I hate going to the dentist!  Why change my teeth now?

Heard these comments before?  Well let's answer them

Bothwell Dental Care have been treating patients in Bothwell for 20 years so we think we know a little about dentistry. We hope that we can invite new and old patients to our practice and see what benefits we can bring to your life and provide that added confidence of a wonderful smile. As technology progresses and we invest in training at Bothwell Dental Care, people are spending more on their dental treatment and treating it as lifetime investment. However, for the sceptics let's answer some of these statements above and show how we can improve your future well being.

No-one sees my teeth why bother?   My teeth are fine as they are!

How wrong! Everyone sees your teeth. When you smile, your teeth are the first thing people see and they'll soon notice if you have poor dental hygiene, missing or crooked teeth. Regular checkups and hygiene appointments prevent tooth decay and ensure you are receiving the treatment you need so your teeth last a life time.

I cannot justify spending a lot of money on my mouth.

We need to change the way people think about private dentists. Dental plans are an investment in your health for today and the future. We provide regular checkups, hygienist care, all with materials and treatments second to none which the NHS cannot provide. To top it off, we offer highly attractive discounts on dental treatments. People regularly spend money on luxuries and entertainment each month with little thought of cost, so why not invest a little a month on your future health and achieve a wonderful confident smile.

Why change my teeth now?

We all get to a stage when we would like to look younger and roll back the years. As we get older our teeth and our appearance is probably high on the agenda. Gums shrink, teeth move or dentures no longer fit. The crooked or missing teeth we have suffered for years, could all be permanently fixed with our care. Why not take the first step and make an appointment for a consultation and you will soon have something to smile about.

What impact does your smile have on your life?

A recent survey revealed that:

  • Over 75% of people don’t feel confident to smile in a photograph.
  • Over 45% of people make judgements about people by the look of their smile.
  • Over 75% of people think that a beautiful smile helps people psychologically.
  • Over 65% of people think that an attractive smile helps romantically.

Other Questions

Question: My family are locating to Bothwell. I do not want to travel to my old dentist with my children. My neighbour recommended you but would like to know if you have any incentives or offers for new patients and why should I chose you?

Welcome to Bothwell. At Bothwell Dental Care, preventive dentistry and the long term dental and oral health of our patients is the primary concern of our team. We are committed to providing the most up to date individual treatments for our patients and offer a range of services second to none, to improve the appearance and function of your smile.

You have the option of joining our preventive practice plan. Please check our new Gold Care Plan Your dentist will carry out your free assessment. The plan entitles you to six monthly check-ups, all necessary x-rays and 4 annual dental hygiene check up to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. You will receive a 20% discount on necessary treatment costs and cosmetic dentistry (excluding implants). Emergency cover at home or abroad is also included.

Please contact us for a new patient consultation. Our staff will be delighted to meet you and discuss in our newly refurbished patient consultation suite, details of our practice and our Gold Care Plan.

Question: I'm approaching my 40th birthday and am not happy with my teeth. My teeth are pretty crooked; I hate them so much I actually hate smiling. I am in that age bracket where we didn't get offered braces as a child and would really like to get something done now. I don't want to live another 40 years with bad teeth. I’ve heard there are new invisible braces which produce great results in a few months.

We are glad you contacted us as we can fix your problem teeth and give you back that confident smile you’ve been looking for. There are several different types of braces on offer which we are happy to discuss with you.

Fixed braces are attached to the teeth and are made of stainless steel wires and brackets which apply a force to move the teeth to the new position. These are commonly called “train-tracks” because of their appearance. Fixed braces can be used with clear ceramic brackets which makes them less noticeable than conventional metal “train tracks”. These braces are adjusted by the dentist.

There are also invisible braces on offer.

Inman aligners - this is a new concept in removable braces and can work in around 3-4 months for suitable cases. Little, if any adjustment is required with this type of brace.

Invisalign Aligners - these are the ultimate in invisible braces. A series of clear, comfortable and removable plastic aligners are changed every 2 weeks at home. This means less frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments than traditional braces which are ideal for the patient with a busy lifestyle.

Please contact us for a consultation where we can discuss braces suitable to your lifestyle and needs.

Question: I'm an elderly gent and have had dentures for many years ago. As I'm get older I'm finding they don’t fit now and dining out is not enjoyable. I was wondering if there was anything more modern I could get instead of my old wallies. I would like to go out for a steak and enjoy it!

Using modern dental technology along with dental implants, we can provide a solution to your denture problems. Dental implants can be used to secure or replace your dentures, making eating more pleasurable and you can dine with confidence. Please contact us for a consultation where we can discuss your requirements and tailor an individual treatment plan to meet your needs.

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Bothwell Dental Care is in a convenient location in the heart of Lanarkshire. Our dental surgery has many happy patients throughout the area, including patients from: Glasgow, Hamilton, East Kilbride, Blantyre, Uddingston, Motherwell, Bellshill and Coatbridge. Of course, we are happy to treat patients from much further afield also, so please give us a call even if your area is not listed here. We are now booking patients for Zoom tooth whitening in South Lanarkshire, please read through the information on the site and use the contact form if you have any enquiries about this popular treatment.

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