A beautiful, healthy-looking smile doesn’t happen by chance – you have to work at it, and it helps to have a plan!
To be more specific – a dental care plan.
One of the significant issues facing patients, patients’ wallets and dentists is that most of us don’t visit our dentist regularly enough.
The irregularity and infrequency of dental check-ups are causing many dental problems for us as patients.
According to recent UK data on oral health:
- It’s estimated that only 56.1% of adults visit a dentist as often as they should
- In London, 55.7% of adults had not seen a dentist in the past 24 months
- The most common dental treatment adults receive is a scale and polish
- Just 58.2% of children visit a dentist regularly
- Up to a quarter of young children have tooth decay, usually impacting an average of three to four teeth
- The rise for dental check-ups has only grown by 20% in the past 40 years
Even more alarming …
- Almost 3 million tooth extractions were performed on adults in 2018-19 (on the NHS).
- 895,000 tooth extractions were performed on children in 2018-19 (on the NHS).
What does all this mean?
It’s more important than ever to take care of our teeth and gums, as well as those of our children, to avoid serious health problems in the future and to reduce financial pressure both on the NHS and our wallets.
Fortunately, we can work together to help turn things around.
Foxbury’s dental care health plans are intended to make our patients attend our clinic regularly for preventive care at least once a year and sometimes twice.
According to research, routine dental attendance is associated with a better oral health outcome. Those with long term regular dental attendance reported better oral health and less tooth loss and cavities.
Prevention is better than cure
Dental appointments shouldn’t just be made when you have a toothache or damage a tooth. Prevention is always better (and cheaper) than needing dental treatment, and there are plenty of ways a dental care plan can help.
A dental health care plan means patients can budget for their routine dental care with a small monthly fee.
Having a care plan enables you to book dental check-ups and hygiene appointments, knowing that your monthly fees have covered the costs
Something else to smile about
Besides spreading the cost of routine dental care, signing up for one of Foxbury Dental’s care plans entitles members to a 10% discount over paying ad-hoc. This includes dental check-ups, x-rays and hygiene appointments.
Why do we invite patients to join our dental plans?
We don’t want to prevent anyone from getting the routine dental care they need, and we don’t want you to miss out on the excellent level of dental care we provide.
In other words, we want the best for our patients 😊
For this reason, we provide a variety of affordable dental care plans to suit you.
What is a dental plan?
A dental plan like those offered at Foxbury Dental makes it easy for patients to afford routine dental treatment to meet their ongoing dental needs at a discounted price. The benefits are many and include:
- Preventative oral health advice to halt dental problems in their tracks before they progress.
- Scheduled monthly payments that enable you to budget for any other private dental care not included in your plan.
- Regular appointments with Carmen, our highly experienced private dentist who will work with you to treat your teeth and gums
- 10% discount over paying for routine dental care ad hoc.
Clinical examination to catch problems early – Sure, you can see how your teeth look by peering into a mirror, but a lot may be happening beneath the gums without you being aware of it. Dentists don’t just solve problems – they help prevent them too. Potential issues include the onset of gum disease and tooth decay. Not only do these issues cause bad breath and possible tooth loss, but did you know they increase your risk of other health complications, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke?
When it comes to oral health, being proactive by paying regular visits to your dentist means they can catch any issues early and prevent them from developing into something more complex and expensive.
Checking for signs of oral cancer
This is something a dentist will do at every check-up. Not only does a dentist check for signs of oral cancer, but also neck and head cancer. Typically this means checking for lumps on the head or neck and red or white patches in the mouth. While typically there is nothing unusual to find, these checks could potentially save your life.
These are used at our dentist’s discretion to minimise the impact of radiation and help to evaluate your oral health, and identify problems like impacted teeth, decay and cavities.
Hygienist appointment (adults only)
- A scale and polish
- Removal of hardened plaque and tartar
- Advice on oral care at home
- Fresher breath and a more confident brighter smile
Don’t forget the kids!
We also offer family dental plans where any parent registered with Foxbury can add their kids to it, creating a family-based subscription under a single monthly payment.
Children under the age of seven are free and will not increase the premium cost. We want children to visit our practice freely without fear of the dentist. We aim to make dental visits fun and help them relax under the guidance of our experienced, friendly team. Many people are scared to visit the dentist because of bad childhood memories. Our youngest patients enjoy coming to the dentist, which rewards them with a lifetime of good experiences. We welcome children as soon as their first tooth has erupted.
How does a dental plan work at Foxbury?
It’s super-easy with no complicated paperwork to fill out. Instead, everything is handled online. Patients will be sent a link to sign up for their bespoke dental plan by email.
In addition to dental care plans, we also offer 0% finance for patients wanting or needing treatment but struggling to find upfront fees.
0% finance without a deposit
We’d hate for anyone not to get the necessary dental treatment they either want or need. Putting off essential treatment will only worsen matters and lead to more complicated dental work and escalating costs. Unlike Denplan or Practice Plan that includes dental treatment, we dont offer this as it inflates the cost of your routine care for things that you may not even need.
We provide a range of flexible financing options across a comprehensive range of dental services and treatments. 0% finance is a better alternative than credit cards or high-interest loans, and spreading the cost of your treatment gives you greater flexibility in the ongoing care of your smile.
Want to find out more about our dental care plans?
It’s never too late to get your oral health back on track. With a dental plan tailored to your needs and an affordable single monthly payment to cover routine treatments, that’s one thing less to worry about.
Our dental care plans are only available for patients registered with Foxbury Dental, so if you’re interested in receiving affordable exceptional patient-centred care, why not schedule a new patient exam. We’d love to welcome you aboard.
Chemist 4 U – Dental Statistics – The Latest UK Data On Oral Health
Dentaly.org – Interesting Facts About Teeth and UK Dental Statistics
NCBI Resources – Long-term Dental Visiting Patterns and Adult Oral Health
NHS – The Health Risks Of Gum Disease