What treatment is best for me?

Our dentists and hygienists can provide both independent and NHS dental treatment. If you are treated privately, we will have more time to be able to take a more preventative approach to your dental care. We will be spending more time working towards getting and keeping your teeth and gums healthy, rather than simply looking for problems that need to be solved and we will have more time to discuss the findings. We will be able to use a more extensive range of better quality materials and possibly use different treatments and techniques that are not available on the NHS. This means that you should need less treatment in the future.

If you have any questions about NHS provision in the Lothian area call 0131 537 8444.

Why should I visit the Hygienist?

Our Hygienist will give you an Gum Health Assessment and remove plaque that you can’t remove yourself on a daily basis.

She will also give you advice on the control of plaque and looking after your gums to help you to develop the skills to remove and control the plaque yourself and achieve a high standard of gum health.

Cosmetic Dentistry

All the dentists at Bellstane will be happy to discuss cosmetic dentistry with you, albeit simple tooth whitening through to more advanced procedures. Ask your dentist at your next appointment.


Sports Mouthguards

We strongly advise that all children and adults wear sports mouthguards during contact sports. A custom made mouthguard provides a more secure fit and consequently better protection. If you would like a mouthguard let us know.

Infection control

Our practice is inspected routinely by Lothian Health Board, under the national combined practice inspection programme by Scottish Government.

We take all necessary precautions to safeguard you and our staff. We have instrument sterilisation and cross infection control systems that comply with national guidelines.