Hi, I have just seen the midwife & im going to send off my form for free prescriptions/dental care. I already have a dentist check up & an air flow clean booked in May. Will I now get those free? The clean isn't mandatory but I choose to get it done once a year. Should I tell my dentist now or when I get there? Thanks
I went to the dentist this week for a broken tooth. I don't even have my maternity certificate thing yet but she didn't make me pay - she took my word for it and ticked the pregnant box on the form.
You should tell your dentist whatever you're having done because some treatments aren't suitable during pregnancy. My hygienest refused to clean my teeth when I was in early stages of pregnancy last time - no idea why! This time the dentist wouldn't use a silver filling and I have to have a half crown instead.
I'm not sure what is and isn't included. I thought it was just checkups and fillings. The type of stuff you usually get on NHS but I went to the dentist the other day for a checkup and asked whilst I was there about a new mouth gaurd (for teeth grinding) I've always had to oay privately for these in the past, about Â£120, and so thought as I was getting the checkup for free I'd "treat myself" to a new one, as I get cashback for dentistry via my private healthcare scheme which I usually save for my checkups... So he did my impressions for the gaurd, said he'd order it etc. Then when I got to the counter the girl told me that it was covered by my maternity certificate! So it's best to ask as it seems other things are also covered! X
Fgs. If you are pregnant or have had a baby or still birth in the last 12 months you get all NHS dental treatment for free. If you are offered private items you pay for them. Sometimes seeing the hygienist is a private item. Oh, and you can have cleaning at any stage of pregnancy.