Many of us know the importance of having a regular dental check-up, however, it’s not uncommon for many people to also put off booking their next appointment.
In our latest post, we take a look at a few of the reasons why regular dental check-ups are important for the health of your mouth.
Kick Bad Habits
During your dental check-up, your dentist will carry out a variety of checks and will be able to spot damage to your teeth that you may not have noticed yourself. During these check-ups your dentist may be able to spot signs that relate to brushing your teeth too hard, grinding or clenching your jaw. Additionally, there may be signs of staining from smoking, red wine or coffee. Being aware of the effect of these habits can often help you change them for the better. What’s more, your dentist will be able to provide you with helpful tips to tackle these habits.
Oral Cancer Detection
During the initial stages, mouth cancer does not always cause any noticeable symptoms
Your dentist is highly trained to spot the signs of oral cancer to ensure that you can seek treatment quickly.
With regular checkups, as advised by your dentist, you will be able to keep the health of your mouth in check and spot any issues that arise quickly.
Plaque, Tartar and Cavities
Even if you have a strict brushing routine, it can be difficult to reach all areas in your mouth where plaque can form.
As plaque builds up in hard to reach areas, it hardens and turns into tartar, which can then begin to erode away at the teeth and cause cavities. Once cavities are formed, you will need to seek treatment from your dentist to fill them.
Regular cleans from a hygienist will keep plaque at bay and mean that your entire mouth feels the benefits of a regular thorough clean.
Love-Teeth Dental Practice
Here at Love-Teeth Dental Practice, we have a team of highly trained dentists and hygienists to help keep your mouth healthy and you smiling. There are many more benefits of regular dental visits than we have listed here and when you visit us, we will advise you fully on the best dental treatment plan for your requirements, should any treatment be required.
We understand that many people are nervous about visiting the dentist, particularly if they haven’t been in some time. Dentistry has evolved tremendously over the years and our friendly team will always ensure you are in control of any treatment carried out, giving you the peace of mind that you can stop the procedure at any time.
To book a consultation or find out more about our practice, please call today on 0161 773 7080.