Why you should see your dentist regularly
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin
Albeit, the mouth was probably not on Benjamin Franklin’s first thought when he said this, the saying could not relate more when it comes to your teeth and maintaining good oral health.
The mouth is an important part of the body. It is widely known that your smile is the first thing people notice when you first meet them. Your mouth is used constantly throughout the day for eating, talking, and facial expressions. This means that if anything were to go wrong it could have a detrimental impact on your everyday life which is where regular dental checkups come into play.
A dentist is able to notice any potential issues before most symptoms appear and can apply preventive measures to save you from any painful, expensive or traumatic experiences. Preventative care is the forefront of our minds at Your Smile Clinic and regular Oral Health Assessments (check-ups) ensure that we can provide necessary advice and treatments to help prevent you needing fillings, root canals or dreaded extractions.
It is recommended that you visit your dentist regularly as poor oral health can lead to a quickly deteriorating mouth. In your comprehensive Oral Health Assessment at Your Smile Clinic, you can expect a thorough and gentle examination of both inside the mouth and the exterior supporting areas, a look at the health of the teeth and gums, X-rays if necessary, teeth cleaning you would not be able to do yourself at home, and oral health advice from the dentist on how to prevent problems.
Following your first visit to our clinic, we will advise you on how regularly you need to attend, this may be as often as every 3 months if you have high risk of gum disease or decay, or up to every 24 months for maintenance.
From your Oral Health Assessment, the dentist is able to
Identify signs of oral cancer
Determine if there is gum disease
Spot any cavities, plaque and calculus (tartar)
Check for any issues beneath the tooth and gum surface using X-rays
And monitor your general health and wellbeing
It goes without saying that preventing any of these from occurring is a much better option than having to treat them. Often, the importance of regular oral health assessments is undervalued and it can be easy to blame missed appointments on a busy work schedule but in reality, these checkups are commonly performed in less than 30 minutes and offer a wide variety of health benefits.
Don’t gamble with your teeth or health and book your Oral Health Assessment with us at Your Smile Clinic.
Call us on 0161 327 2878 or book online