On your first visit to Harley Street Dental Centre, you will be greeted by your dentist in the relaxing ambience at the Practice. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. You will be asked to sit in an examination chair for your dentist to evaluate your dental condition. Your dentist will examine your face and neck visually for any abnormalities such as lumps or swelling. You will be then asked to open your mouth for your dentist to check for any abnormalities such as ulcers, growths, or discoloration on your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, and the roof and floor of your mouth. The dentist will then test your bite and assess how well your teeth fit together. Your gums and jawbone will also be examined for any signs or symptoms of gum or bone diseases. Your teeth will be assessed for cavities and any other problems along with examination of the specific areas in your mouth where you may have concerns. Your dentist may order an X-ray to give a more precise image of your teeth and jawbone if the clinical exam does not completely diagnose your problem.
Once an oral examination is completed, your dentist will discuss with you the findings and treatment options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. The dentist will also educate you on topics including good oral hygiene, how to prevent cavities, need for fluoride treatment, adequate nutrition, and the importance of future follow-up visits. It is important to let your dentist know of your medical history and if you are on any medications, as diseases that seem not related to your mouth may require a different dental treatment approach.
At Harley Street Dental Centre, our goal is to provide you with a thorough and relaxed dental treatment experience to ensure you have the best dental health. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with any of our staff.
What are your hours?
For the convenience of our patients, we offer extended hours in our clinic. Please click here to see our hours.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply contact our call center at which operates 24 x 7 or you can request an appointment online using this form.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
In some countries, a referral letter is compulsory to see a surgical consultant. This is not always the case in the United Arab Emirates. If you are not sure, please consult with your insurance company. We accept patients with or without a referral letter, if the patients’ insurance company’s policies allow it.
What to bring for your initial consultation?
Here is a check list for your initial consultation
We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a list of questions. We will help you understand your problem clearly so that you can make an informed decision about your choices.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment about your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
How do I contact the hospital after hours?
There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your treatment.
What can I do to keep my teeth clean?
Daily dental care keeps your teeth healthy and prevents dental diseases. These are a few simple steps you can follow:
What diet is recommended for good oral health?
Your oral health is influenced by the contents and frequency of your diet.
Try to reduce foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates, which get broken down by bacteria into acids that destroy the enamel covering your teeth. These include candies, cookies, chips, fries, bananas, raisins and soft drinks. The more you snack on foods that stick to your teeth, the more your teeth are under attack.
Foods that have high acid content such as citrus fruits or tomatoes should be eaten as part of a larger meal to lower the acid content. Firm crunchy fruits such as apples and pears are good choices.
Foods such as nuts, cheese, meats, milk and tea without sugar are recommended as they provide calcium and phosphorus that help re-mineralize the teeth after an acid attack.
Sugar substitutes cannot be digested by bacteria so they may help prevent tooth decay. Sugarless chewing gum produces saliva that helps dilute acid and clear food debris. Certain chewing gums even have ingredients that fight tooth decay,
How do I care for my child’s teeth?
To care for your child’s teeth and help them develop good oral hygiene practices, try to adhere to the following:
Start brushing when the milk teeth first appear (6 months). Use just a smear of tooth paste till the age of 3. Special toothpastes are not necessary.
Encourage them to spit after brushing, but do not use too much water to dilute the fluoride in the paste.
Guide your child’s hand when he or she is ready to learn how to brush. Use a mirror to instruct them on the technique. Supervise brushing until your child is 7-8.
Visit your dentist initially to get your child familiar with the environment, and at regular intervals to have their teeth evaluated. This will help identify certain problems early. Treatments such as fluoride varnishes and fissure sealants may be offered to coat the tooth surfaces, making them resistant to decay.
What can I do to reduce teeth sensitivity?
Teeth become sensitive when a layer called dentin is exposed. Dentin is present within the outer enamel layer as well as on the root surfaces and may be exposed by receding gums or deficient enamel. Triggers such as heat, cold, sweet or sour travel through the dentin to reach the nerves at the center of the tooth causing sharp or sudden pain. You can minimize tooth sensitivity by using soft bristled tooth brushes, avoiding acidic foods and drinks, using toothpastes specifically meant for reducing sensitivity, using fluoride mouth rinses and avoiding teeth grinding at night with the help of a mouth guard. If severe or persistent, your dentist will evaluate your reason for sensitivity. In certain cases, dental treatments such as fillings, sealers or varnishes may be used to cover exposed dentin.
What do I do when I have a toothache?
A toothache is usually caused by dental decay, and needs to be evaluated and treated by a dentist immediately. In the meantime, you may find relief with the following remedies
What do I do when I have bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums usually occur due to inflammation from gum disease. This is primarily associated with plaque formation, which consists of bacteria along with sugar and starch from your diet.
If you have bleeding gums, it is necessary to have a dental evaluation so that appropriate treatment may be instituted, as untreated bleeding gums can lead to more serious problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Plaque and gum bleeding may be controlled with regular brushing and flossing. You can also visit your dentist for a more thorough cleaning. Your dentist may prescribe an antiseptic mouthwash and suggest that you rinse your mouth with salt water.
What to do if I have knocked my tooth out?
If addressed in a timely manner, a tooth that has been knocked out may be replanted and become functional again. Following these instructions to minimize damage and contamination can increase this likelihood.
Building C6, Al Bateen Towers, Al Bateen
PO Box 63303
Abu Dhabi, UAE