Healthy teeth and gums, and a mouth free from disease, are important. It is important therefore to visit a dentist regularly.
Your dentist can:
- provide regular check ups on your teeth and gums (adults should have a check up at least every two years, under 18s at least once a year)
- teach you how to look after your teeth and gums to prevent problems
- restore teeth damaged or lost due to decay, in an accident or other reasons
NHS Gloucestershire is responsible for NHS dentistry in the area. NHS dentists have agreed to provide NHS dental services for the local community. You can see an NHS dentist anywhere in the county – you are not restricted by your postcode.
Alternatively you can use the NHS Choices mobile option. Text ‘dentist’ to 64746 or ‘NHSGO’ from your mobile phone. NHS Choices will send you up to three text messages with the results that are nearest to your location from the area where you need a dentist.