WE shared a list of who is eligible for free NHS dental care in the UK.

The NHS says you do not have to pay for dental services in England, if you are:

  • under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • receiving low income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits

Here's what readers thought.

Karl Stanley said: "Entitled is one thing, finding somewhere to deliver it in Cumbria is quite another."

Ian McAllister said: "I got kicked out of my NHS dentist in Egremont when it went private. Haven't been to a dentist in over five years. In that time I've got a tooth that crumbled and partially fell out around the only filling I have and chipped another one. My daughter is 11 and also got kicked out of the same dentist and we've not found an NHS one since."

Lay McManaman said: "It’s not a case of being eligible, the concern is finding one," while Becky Nicholson added: "There are no dentists! I live in Carlisle and I have to travel to Prudhoe for our family appointments."

The NHS adds: “People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get part of the cost of dental treatment paid for."