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Maternal dental health is vital for the overall health of both you and your baby. There are several conditions that can affect your dental health while pregnant so it is important to visit the dentist before, during and after pregnancy.

Alongside appetite and hormonal changes during pregnancy, there are also several other conditions that can have a significant effect on your dental health while pregnant. Similarly, oral conditions such as periodontal disease can increase the risk of pregnancy related conditions such as pre-eclampsia.

Regular brushing, flossing, maintaining a balanced diet and also visiting the dentist will help in preventing any dental problems that may appear throughout the duration of pregnancy.

Maternal Dental Care at the Neem Tree

We are a family-run practice and we are here for you and your family at every step of the way.

We recommend that, whenever possible, a full dental check-up is carried out prior to becoming pregnant in order to complete any outstanding dental treatment as required. Although carrying out dental treatment is possible during pregnancy, it is best avoided, especially in the first and third trimesters.

Contact us today to find out more about maternal dental care from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide


Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £1,200
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns (Anterior)
from £875
Dental Crowns (Posterior)
Same-day Crowns - Anterior (Esher only)
Same-day Crowns - Posterior (Esher only)
Composite bonding
from £255

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Babies (Under 2 Years Old) Check-up


Emergency Dental Appointments
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray
from £75
CT Scan (both arches)
from £220
CT Scan (single arch)
from £150
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding


Simple Hygiene (30 mins) - Esher
from £79
Simple Hygiene (30 mins) - Wandsworth
from £89
Complex Hygiene (45 minds - 1 hour)
from £99
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260


Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £895
All on Four Dental Implants
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000


Consultation & Report
from £80
OPG (Orthopantomogram)
from £75
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £3,900 – £5,000
Metal Braces
from £2,900 – £4,600
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350
Removable Retainers


Specialist Consultation (excl. diagnostic x-rays)
Periodontal Review (1 hour)
6-point Periodontal Chart
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250


Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £450

Learn more about maternal dental health

Can you have an x-ray while pregnant?

It is advised to see your dentist before the pregnancy to in order to carry out any outstanding treatment required. In addition, routine dental treatment is best avoided in the first and third trimesters and any major procedures postponed until after the baby is born, unless of course there is an emergency.

Advances in technology have made dental X-rays much safer and the use of lead aprons during x-rays can reduce the radiation to mother and baby. Nevertheless, X-rays are usually avoided in the first trimester and only taken if absolutely necessary.

Contact us today to find out more about maternal dental health from our practices in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

How important is diet during pregnancy?

It is very important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet during pregnancy for the health of both baby and mother. Avoiding sugary cravings is important as they can eventually result in tooth decay. Try and maintain a healthy diet including nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables containing all the important vitamins and minerals for both baby and mother.

Vitamin C is important to maintain healthy gums and an effective immune system for mother. Baby’s teeth start forming 6 weeks into pregnancy, vitamin D and calcium will help produce healthy teeth in addition to strong bones. Multivitamins are a very good source of some of the key vitamins and minerals and can complement a balanced diet, you can ask your midwife for further advice on this.

To learn more about family dentistry and keeping your teeth and gums healthy as a mother, contact us in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

What are the most Common Oral Conditions in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy gingivitis
Studies show that the most common oral condition experienced by pregnant women is a form of gum disease known as pregnancy gingivitis. This consists of red, swollen and bleeding gums and normally begins in the second month and peaks in month eight. Hormonal changes during this period exaggerate the way gums react to the build-up of dental plaque on teeth. Therefore, the best way to prevent this is to brush and floss regularly to prevent the build-up of plaque. Visiting the hygienist regularly can also help in maintaining healthy gums and good maternal dental health.
Enamel erosion
For some women, morning sickness is a major symptom of pregnancy and can be very distressing. Stomach acids from frequent and excessive vomiting can soften the surfaces on the teeth. It is therefore important not to brush right away after vomiting, as it will brush away the softened tooth surface. In order to neutralise the acid in the mouth after vomiting, rinsing the mouth with a mixture of baking soda (1 teaspoon) dissolved in a cup of water will help prevent softening of the tooth structure. Furthermore, the use of a fluoride mouthwash will also help strengthen the teeth.
These are small red swellings on the gum line that occur in about 10% of pregnant women. They usually develop in the second trimester and disappear after the baby is born. They are not harmful, but if the swelling is painful or causes speech problems you may need to seek the advice of your dentist or GP in order to have them removed.
Contact us today to book an appointment to discuss your maternal dental health in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.