As a child, your parents would have ensured that you attended the doctor surgery and dental surgery when you broke a bone or were due to an oral hygiene check-up respectively.
As an adult, however, with all the professional and personal responsibilities and time constraints on one’s working and home life, it can be hard to fit in dental appointments when there is nothing, visible, wrong with your teeth.
Here are five reasons why you should have a dental check-up every six months.
1. Dental Health Seriously Impacts Your First Impression
There is a number of ways that taking proper care of your dental hygiene can improve your overall physical and even mental, health and wellbeing. One of the main ways is how much good oral hygiene and poor oral hygiene, can affect the first impression you give to someone who is meeting you for the first time, positively and negatively respectively.
2. Dental Health Is Preventive
If you leave the dental surgery after your appointment with nothing more than an appointment booked in for six months’ time, you have lost nothing apart from maybe twenty minutes of the morning. However, if something is found during your routine dental check-up then it will at least be caught early enough for the dentist to either prescribe or advise you on how to treat and counteract it.
3. Dental Check-Ups Can Detect Overall Health Issues
As well as thoroughly examining your teeth and checking for regular issues, problems and diseases of the mouth, teeth and gums, your dentist will also be able to detect any overarching and in some cases more serious, physical health issues.
Additionally, if a person is routinely shown to be neglecting brushing, cleaning and flossing their teeth, there may be cause for concern as to whether the patient is suffering from their mental health and wellbeing as well.
4. Dental Check-Ups Involves Maintenance Of Previous Treatments
Obviously, a filling and other dental work are intended to be there for a long time indeed, however, if you don’t commit to bi-monthly dental check-ups then there will be no way to know whether you need additional work or indeed there is a problem with an old filling, for example.
Old fillings can come loose due to hard pieces of food or rather just general wear and tear, with a dentist identifying this problem long before you would.
5. Dental Check-Ups Will Save Money In The Long Run
Having a dental appointment every six months at a professional and prestigious dental surgery, such as northwickmanordental.co.uk, will include a full check-up of your mouth, teeth and gums and identify any problems before they turn into serious issues.
Other advantages of regular dental check-ups include prevention of gum disease, the eradication of bad breath and the prevention of tooth decay, cavities, tartar and plaque. During your appointment, you will also have your teeth and tongue professionally cleaned with luxury paste and brushes.
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