The importance of a dental check-up at your dentist in Banbury

Despite common misconception, a dental check-up, which is recommended by our dentists biannually, not only consists of a dental assessment. Many other standard dental procedures such as oral X-rays can be administered at this time and an oral examination, as well as including detection of cavities or gum disease, is always administered with the addition of general health and lifestyle advice.


How can lifestyle factors affect your health?

Many patients may be unaware that certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking and the frequent consumption of red wine, can affect the health of their teeth. Aside from bad habits, the consumption of fizzy drinks and highly sugary foods can cause tooth decay. Patients who are suffering from tooth decay may also wish to avoid drinking red wine and coffee, all of which can cause intrinsic and extrinsic staining, also referred to as yellowing of the teeth.

Why do some patients avoid their local dentist in Banbury?

Despite the importance of a regular dental appointment, many patients may overlook them. Patients who are over eighteen years of age and not in full-time education may have to pay certain NHS banded costs for dental appointments, which can cause them to be reluctant to attend. Our dental team sympathises with all of our patients’ financial situations, which is why we strive to promote flexible payment plans for all of our patients. Aside from financial concerns, many patients may feel anxious in a dental environment.

What causes patient anxiety?

Many of our patients may feel nervous when visiting our clinic, whether this be for general, restorative, or even cosmetic dental treatments, which can be caused by negative childhood experiences. Our highly skilled and empathetic dental healthcare professionals at Amsel & Wilkins have a great deal of experience working with nervous patients, meaning we can ensure even our most anxious patients achieve their hoped-for smile.

Why choose us?

Our dentist in Banbury offers our patients a wide range of high quality dental treatments, all of which are delivered within a modern and clean dental environment. Our clinic promotes a patient centred approach, meaning you are always our top priority.

How do I start my treatment journey?

If you are considering receiving general dentistry at our clinic, such as routine appointments, you may be wondering how to begin your initial enquiry. Located on our website we offer many contact options, one of which is our online appointment form.

How it works

Our modern online booking system allows our patients to select their reason for their desired appointment, as well as their patient status, and their preferred appointment time. Our appointment booking system has proven extremely popular within recent years, however many of our patients may prefer a more traditional contact approach.

Back to basics

Many of our patients may prefer a more direct approach, which is why we also display our telephone number on our website. If you are a patient with any queries or concerns or may simply wish to book an appointment over the phone, feel free to give us a call.

Get to know our dentist in Banbury

Patients may find it tough finding the perfect dental clinic for them, and their family, however we believe we are an excellent fit. Our dental clinic within Oxfordshire works with our patients to distinguish the best possible form of treatment for them, discussing any concerns they have, and ensuring they feel comfortable with any procedures they undergo.


Why choose us?

Our practice is lucky enough to boast a modern dental clinic, as well as offering a welcoming and calm dental environment. Every member of our dental team, from our dentists to our dental nurses, strives to deliver the highest standard of dental treatment available, which is why we use modern and high quality dental materials.

The dentistry we offer at our dentist in Banbury

Our practice provides a wide range of bespoke dental treatments, such as dental implants, root canal work, and general orthodontic dentistry. Aside from our dental clinic offering a high quality of private dental care for all of the family, we also offer cosmetic dental treatments and even facial aesthetics!

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focusses on treatments that improve the aesthetic appearance of not only the teeth, but also the mouth as a whole. Many patients may believe that cosmetic treatments only alter the physical appearance of the teeth, however they can also improve the functional aspect of the mouth, such as Invisalign which helps realign the position of the teeth within the mouth.

The cosmetic dentistry we provide at our dentist in Banbury

Arguably the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry are teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers, both of which we offer at our clinic in Banbury.

Is tooth whitening right for me?

Tooth whitening is a popular form of cosmetic dental care that improves the appearance of an individual’s smile. Within recent years, there has been an upsurge in demand for at-home whitening kits, which is why we also offer our patients this option at our clinic. Patients who may be eligible for tooth whitening may be suffering from yellowing of the teeth, intrinsic and extrinsic staining, which can be caused by the consumption of highly pigmented food and drink.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are essentially wafer thin caps which are adhered to the surface of the teeth. Before the veneers are adhered, a thin layer is removed to ensure a perfect fit. The porcelain veneers are then glued to the teeth using a special dental adhesive, like a dental glue.

Are porcelain veneers right for me?

Patients who are suffering from severe yellowing of the teeth may feel as if tooth whitening is not sufficient, therefore they may turn to porcelain veneers. Many of our patients believe that porcelain veneers are only suitable for patients who are suffering from staining on the teeth, however this is not the case!  Aside from stained teeth, patients who are suffering from decayed or fragmented teeth can also find that porcelain veneers work for them.

Did you know?

Porcelain veneers can also be used to address gaps in the teeth, which orthodontics cannot fix. Veneers are extremely thin and are custom made for each of our individual patients, meaning they can be used to amend very small gaps of the teeth.