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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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Join us: Dental Hygienist role available

Thu, 31st Aug 2023

We are growing our practice at the Gentle Touch, and we also have some maternity leave to cover. We are looking for a dental hygienist 2-3 days a week maternity…

 
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AIRFLOW special offer: brighten, freshen and protect your smile for less

Thu, 3rd Feb 2022

we're excited to launch a special offer in February for our innovative Airflow deep clean and polish treatment. The offer is available to non-members of the practice. Members of the Gentle Touch can also book in now for additional AIRFLOW ® treatments if suitable. Appointments available every day - no need to wait!

 
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GBT with Airflow: a complete mouth detox

Sun, 7th Feb 2021

Dental Therapist, Michelle Paxton, explains how to get the best dental detox possible. Members and non-members of the Gentle Touch can try our new Guided Biofilm Therapy hygiene treatment (using…

 
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Choosing the best electric toothbrush and flosser

Mon, 7th Dec 2020

Clare Crocker, our Dental Hygienist, shares her advice on how to find the best electric toothbrush or water flosser. Here, she answers some of the most frequently asked questions in the clinic: "what's the best toothbrush for me?" and "what about floss?". Clare can help you to choose the right products for your twice-daily toothbrushing routine.

 

The new normal – dental protocols for appointments

Sun, 4th Oct 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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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…

 
 
What our patients have to say about us...

I am a huge fan of the Airflow hygiene treatment at the Gentle Touch. The dental therapists are always amazing - gentle but incredibly effective, leaving me with beautifully clean teeth.

I also recently had repairs made to a chipped tooth as well as a filling - both by dentist Amber Aplin. It was quite a long procedure but I honestly could have fallen asleep as I felt so relaxed in the chair! And the result is excellent. Thank you to all the team at the Gentle Touch.

RK

In the olden days it was a scale and polish, now it’s Airflow..... It’s just like power washing your teeth with warm water and air. It’s completely painless!!! I believe it has given me cleaner teeth without the little niggles the cold water can give during the scaling process.

AK

I recently had two excellent sessions at The Gentle Touch, one of which being an emergency appointment after experiencing horrendous toothache. The practice staff were exceptionally welcoming of me as a new patient and immediately helped me to alleviate my anxieties. The whole experience was superb, so much so I’m actually looking forward to future appointments.

NA

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

Ciara Sutherland is, quite simply, a top-class dentist. She combines true expertise with a 'gentle touch' and a comforting, reassuring manner. I cannot commend her highly enough!!

TC

Another excellent patient experience at Gentle Touch. I look forward to my dental appointments and treatment now. The team is also understanding and intuitive in proposing treatment, and everything is always clearly explained. You feel valued and cared for from the moment you walk through the door.

TW

Made an appointment at The Gentle Touch to have an airflow treatment to clean my teeth before my wedding. I was nervous beforehand but the staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional and talked me through each step. Not only that, the hygienist even picked up on a possible small hole in one of my teeth that my regular NHS dentist has not noticed during my check ups. Highly recommended, the level of care is brilliant.

C

I had a procedure with Ciara and she was absolutely fantastic. I wasn’t sure what to expect but she talked me through everything in great detail and I was given the opportunity to ask any questions. I felt completely at ease and would recommend her to anyone.

VF
 
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