Why Check-Ups Are Crucial When It Comes To Preventative Dentistry
Our bodies are pretty resilient when it comes to regenerating and recovering from injury, illness, and damage. However, one part of us that doesn’t possess any healing powers (despite being made up of the hardest substance in the body) is our teeth.
Dentists are effectively general practitioners for your teeth, addressing all things right and wrong with them. It’s true that as humans, we don’t usually go to the doctor for routine check-ups on our bodies, but once your teeth reach a certain degree of damage, they can’t be salvaged. In many cases, teeth don’t present you with any noticeable symptoms when something is wrong and a dentist may flag up issues at a routine check-up that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Avoiding the dentist could potentially cost you a lot of money in treatment later down the line, as well as a lot of stress and wider health issues. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, type 2 diabetes and stroke – with this in mind, your teeth ARE worth protecting!
The importance of hygienist appointments has still not quite been accentuated in the UK, with a third of adults admitting they’ve never attended a routine appointment. Dental hygienists are gum experts and healthy teeth are nothing without healthy gums, which protect the jawbone and roots of your teeth. You should be attending a hygienist appointment at least once a year, though we can advise you if you should be attending more often.
Hygienists also play an important educational role where your gum health is concerned and advise you on the type of toothbrush that’s best for your teeth, and how to brush and floss effectively. During your visit, your hygienist can also create a tailored treatment plan to suit your exact needs.
Why choose Smile up Dental to have your check-up appointments?
- You’ll have plenty of time with a dentist who genuinely cares about your well-being and who will listen carefully to any concerns you have about your teeth and mouth.
- We will perform a comprehensive examination of your face, head and mouth.
- We will perform a tooth shade check.
- You’ll be give a clear and costed written treatment plan if necessary.
Did you know? We’re currently offering £69 New Patient Examinations refunded? Contact our friendly reception team for more information.