If you are a patient of ours then you will already know we encourage people to come and see us at six monthly intervals for check-ups and cleanings. However we also realise it can be tempting to skip these appointments if you think your teeth seem perfectly fine. We’d like to encourage you not to do this as these regular dental visits help us keep a close eye on your dental health and are an essential part of your preventative dental care regime. With regular dental visits you are less likely to need costly and time-consuming treatment and you are more likely to enjoy good dental health at all times through minimising your risk of having a dental emergency that may arise as a result of toothache or an abscess.
Regular Dental Visits Protect Your General Health
By coming to see us regularly, you can enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing you have a nice, healthy smile. This can also help protect your general health. Gum disease is a common dental problem that can impact your general health, increasing your risk of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. With early detection, gum disease is easily curable although it can be completely avoided with good preventative dentistry. This is why we encourage regular cleanings to remove tartar from your teeth, keeping your gums healthy.
Don’t forget, your regular dental visits also include oral cancer screenings. These screenings are quick, painless and non-invasive, but might just save your life.