A company which provides NHS dental care has opened a new branch in Banbury.
Mydentist was officially opened by Queensway School pupil, five-year-old Freya Mandormon on Friday last week. She was chosen to cut the ribbon after winning a colouring competition between five schools.
Mydentist is urging the 50 per cent of people who delay a trip to the dentist to visit its new practice in Banbury.
The new mydentist practice, which is on 22 Cornhill, Market Place, will offer a range of NHS treatments, including orthodontic care, as well as private options such as dental implants, teeth whitening and hygiene appointments.
Sheikha Datt, practice manager of mydentist Cornhill, said: “In our experience the vast majority of adults will only visit the dentist when they have a problem or they are in pain. But prevention is always better than cure, which is why we’ve created greater access to both NHS and private treatment.”
Children under the age of 16, or 18 and in full time education, receive free NHS dental treatment, including fluoride varnish which should be applied to children’s teeth twice a year from the age of three.
Ms Datt added: “Statistics show that 30 per cent of children didn’t see an NHS dentist between 2012 and 2014 and dental issues continue to be the main reason for children being admitted into hospital.”
To register or book visit www.mydentist.co.uk or call the practice on 01295 258400.