Everyone asks themselves this question at some point, so let’s look at some of the key reasons why you should routinely come into a dental office.
Prevention is always better than needing a major procedure, and there are plenty more reasons ($) why it’s important to maintain regular visits. Plus, having regular appointments set does make it easier on our staff!
Check for mouth cancer
This is one of the most important things your dentist will do at every check-up. Dentists do an examination for signs of mouth cancer. We also check for any red or white patches in the mouth. Usually these checks will find nothing unusual, but they could potentially save your life.
Dental hygienists might be overlooked when it comes to your oral health, but they are extremely valuable for both the services they offer and the advice they give. Dental hygienists are mainly concerned with ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Consultations about teeth whitening
Teeth whitening has grown in popularity over recent years, with many at-home options popping up. There are, however, plenty of myths out there that can lead to confusion about what is safe. Your dentist is in the best position to give you advice about your options when it comes to teeth whitening.
They can catch things early or prevent them from happening
With just a mirror you can see how your teeth are looking but underneath your gums a lot can be going on without you even realizing it. Dentists not only solve problems, they can prevent them. Potential problems they can spot include the onset of gum disease and dental decay. When it comes to your oral health it is important you are proactive and seeing your dentist regularly so that they can catch any issues early, before they become a problem.
Dentists can provide help and advice specific to your needs
Often, when people have a problem, they turn to the internet. Maybe that’s how you got here! It is filled with lots of great information – but also a lot of misinformation. Dentists and Dental Hygienists train for years to be qualified in the profession, and will provide guidance you can trust. By visiting us regularly you can build a good relationship that will allow us to tailor advice and support specific to your needs over a long period of time.
There isn’t anyone better placed to help you keep on top of your oral health than your dentist. They should be your first port of call when it comes to concerns about your teeth and mouth.