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We like to keep our dental patients up-to-date with our latest treatment options, oral health information as well as practice news. We will also share any updates on policy, for example, our roadmap to full dentistry services following the 2020 COVID-19 closure. You can also sign up for our newsletter to get these updates, and more, direct to your inbox.

 
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The new normal – dental protocols for appointments

Wed, 19th Aug 2020

As we re-open in line with our COVID-19 Route Map, we have new dental protocols in place. These cover how appointments are made, what we ask of you on arrival and…

 
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COVID-19 route map for dental treatment

Mon, 13th Jul 2020

You may be aware that the Scottish Government has outlined a three-phase return for NHS dental services following the COVID-19 lockdown. Urgent care was permitted first as part of this, and check-ups…

 
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Dental hygiene for a better life

Mon, 1st Jun 2020

If you are already a patient at the Gentle Touch, you will know that dental hygiene is a big focus for us. It’s all part of our management of gum…

 
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Gum disease – signs to watch out for

Sun, 31st May 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have been forced to defer some of our patients’ routine health checks. In normal times, check-ups and dental hygiene appointments are important for identifying gum disease, or peridontal disease to…

 
 
What our patients have to say about us...

“I joined The Gentle Touch one year ago.  Walked into the practice and was greeted by friendly and welcoming receptionists.

Having had a couple of appointments with the hygienist at The Gentle Touch, I have been made to feel relaxed throughout and did not feel any pain or discomfort.  During my first appointment with Robyn, I was given information about cleaning between my teeth as well as my toothbrushing technique, which I had never had from my previous dentist/ hygienist.  At my last visit with her, she said that she could see a noticeable improvement in my gums.

On seeing Amber for my examination, she confirmed this, saying my mouth was in a better condition than it had been 6 months previous. I think the information given to me has been fantastic and very useful to my dental health.”

AC

“For the past five or six years, since our move to Kelso, we’ve been delighted with the quality of all the work done at The Gentle Touch practice.  Appointments scheduled are very much kept to time, and yet the practice is only too helpful if there’s a sudden emergency; a loose crown, a lost filling or whatever. The system of six-monthly check-ups works well, and appointments can generally be scheduled for the hygienist on the same day.

In the past year, I’ve had a couple of implants, and the whole process, from early consultation through to completion, was handled very efficiently; with carefulness and practical explanations.  My dentist, Amber Aplin, has a welcoming manner and the necessary artistic skill to make the final result seem both comfortable and convincing.

I’m delighted to recommend the practice to anyone who wishes the most professional of service allied to the aim to get things absolutely right for each patient.” 

JSR

Initially, I was very nervous about the prospect of having implants to restore the gaps caused by previous extractions.  However, I felt better with the support received by Amber in tandem with the support from Vermilion. My mouth feels so much better now and all my teeth feel stronger with the support of the implants.

Being able to have follow-up appointments and treatment in Kelso will also save me the trips up to Edinburgh (see our news page for further information). I feel I have been very well supported throughout the process by Amber and her team at the Kelso dental practice.  They have a friendly and professional approach which put me at ease throughout my treatment.”

CD
 
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