Weeks and months waiting for an NHS appointment; news about the growing risk of an undersupply of dentists; a set of heavy expenses to bear, especially when treatments are complex; and too many doubts about how the post-Brexit future will turn out.

For those who live in the UK, none of these phrases are new.

But did you know that there is a country with world-class dentists, cutting edge technology and top clinical protocols charged at a radically lower price, compared to the one you are used to?

It is called Portugal and, in spite of its small size, has a growing number of foreign students (especially European) attending its Faculties of Dental Medicine.

Is it just a coincidence, or is there something special about this country, apart from the wonderful weather?

Nowadays, it is widely understood that the ability to trust in a dentist, the possibility of having clinical procedures explained beforehand and the belief that dental surgery will be performed in a safe and hygienic environment are among the key ingredients British patients think about before undergoing dental treatment.

SPOILER ALERT: There is a clinic in the Algarve that can provide all of this, which has English as its first language and shares the ultimate wish to make you smile even more.