Although it may be tempting to miss a regular check-up or annual clean, it doesn’t pay to do this.

Key points:

– Gum disease, a major cause of tooth loss, can occur when oral care is inadequate.

– Professional cleaning removes the plaque that can lead to gum disease and cavities in those hard to reach areas.

– Regular cleaning helps remove stains from the surfaces of teeth.

Skipping a cleaning is not advisable as poor oral care often results in more expensive treatments over time.

“Your dentist plays a crucial role in keeping your smile healthy and disease-free…”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.