You are entitled to free dental treatment from the NHS if you are pregnant when you start treatment and for 12 months after the birth of your baby. For this reason, a dental checkup is recommended during pregnancy. NHS dental care is free for women from the time the pregnancy is confirmed until 12 months after the baby is born. To receive free treatment, you need to request a maternity exemption certificate using the FW8 application form, which is available with your midwife, family doctor, or health visitor.
Pregnant women are also entitled to free NHS prescriptions for the same period of time. All you need is a maternity exemption certificate signed by your doctor or midwife. This certificate entitles you to free prescriptions and dental care from the NHS.