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10 Reasons Why you should visit a Dentist Regularly?

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Do you visit your dentist regularly? If you don’t, then you must seriously consider visiting your dentist at least once in every three or six months. Most of us tend to visit a dental clinic only when we face a serious dental issue. But there are many dental illnesses which can be detected and treated by a dentist at an early stage itself. When you prolong a dental illness, you indirectly affect your overall health.

Here are a few reasons why you should visit a dental clinic regularly:

  • Dental Cleaning

Even with regular brushing and flossing, there are certain food particles that get trapped in your teeth. This results in plaque, a thin layer of bacteria on your teeth and gums. If plaque is not removed, then it solidifies and forms tartar. Only a dentist can get rid of plaque and tartar. It is therefore recommended that you get your dental cleaning done at least once in 6 months.

  • Oral Cancer Detection

Mouth cancer is an important global healthcare problem. There are thousands of cases of cancer of the mouth (oral cavity and pharynx) reported in the UK every year. These cancers are more common in men than in women. However, this is changing.

The incidence rate of cancer of the mouth in women has increased significantly at a rate of 3% per year since 1994. It mainly affects older people although younger people are being diagnosed now. In Britain, the incidence of mouth cancer has increased faster than any other cancer in the past 25 years.

If your dentist diagnoses oral cancer at the initial stage itself, then it is easier to treat it. A regular visit to your dentist will ensure that you are diagnosed with dental illnesses if any, at an early stage.

  • To Examine your Gums

There are certain nutritional habits of people which lead to gum disease. Gum disease eventually leads to tooth loss. With a regular dentist visit, you can get your gums examined. An early diagnosis of certain gum diseases can help the dentist to treat the condition before it leads to tooth loss.

  • Prevention from your Bad Habits

A lot of people indulge in bad habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, and having excessive caffeine. This is harmful to your dental health. Smoking leads to discoloration of teeth and bad breath. With regular visits to the dentist, you can keep a check on the harmful effects of your bad habits. Your dentist will prescribe remedial measures and treatments for you to get rid of these harmful habits.

  • Cavity Check

You might have a perfect dental regime but still, you could end up being a victim of cavities. Cavities usually begin with a minor spot on your teeth. Your dentist can warn you about a possibility before it gets worse.

  • Save money

Prevention is less expensive than cure. Regular daily care of your teeth and gums will prevent problems in the future and leave you with lower dental bills.

  • Fresh Breath

Your mouth will start to smell if you do not clean it regularly. You take the rubbish out regularly so it doesn’t start to stink, clean your mouth out at least twice a day.

  • Prevent gum disease

Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums and the first stage of gum disease) is caused by the plaque build-up around your teeth, leading to swollen gums and teeth that bleed when you brush them. Plaque is an accumulation of food and bacteria, which appears in everyone’s mouth and it needs to be cleaned off regularly to keep your mouth healthy.

  • Prevent or minimise Diabetes

Any gum disease can make it harder to control your blood glucose. The relationship between serious gum disease and diabetes is two-way. Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but serious gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.

  • Remove stains

There are mild abrasives in toothpaste that remove debris and surface stains and help to keep your teeth looking fresh, healthy, and white.

That 2 minutes brush, twice a day can not only save your teeth and keep your smile looking beautiful it can also literally save your life.

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Services

We are a private practice and offer a full range of preventive, restorative, and the most up-to-date cosmetic dental treatments. We have our own in-house implantologist, endodontist, oral surgeon, and hygienist.

Our maxim “prevention is better than cure” is reflected in our approach to providing total patient care. We encourage our patients to visit our hygiene regularly and are able to offer lots of help and advice. The hygienist also offers tooth whitening.

Your New Patient Experience and what to expect

Your initial New Patient Experience will last at least 30 minutes. Our feedback has shown us that you will experience the most thorough and gentle dental examination ever, and we’ll get to know each other as people very well by the time you leave.

You’ll be offered a detailed treatment plan which will aim to stabilise your teeth, fillings, and gum health. You’ll leave with a clear vision of which treatments best suit you and more importantly you’ll understand why. You’ll also have far more information about preventing problems in the future and there will be the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. There is no pressure to proceed with treatment. You will leave feeling more knowledgeable, relaxed, and happy about what private dentistry can offer you.

If you choose to proceed, we offer interest-free credit to help you manage costs and budget more appropriately. A full written treatment plan will be given to you.

Your Commitment to us

Please treat our staff with the respect you expect from us. Harassment of our dental team will not be tolerated. Action may be taken by the practice owner against patients who harass the dental team. You may be de-registered from the practice.

Harassment includes but is not limited to violence, abuse, or offensive language

Our Commitment to you

Our aim is for patients to be pleased with their experience of our service. We aim to provide the highest quality of customer service and dental treatment. If you are not happy with any of the services provided we take the complaints received very seriously.

Ready to start your journey to a healthy and brighter smile? Contact us today and our receptionist will be happy to help.

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