Why are dental check-ups so important?

It’s a common theme for many people, they attend the dentist when they’re in pain or notice a problem like a broken, chipped or even loose tooth. What’s probably even more common is the amount of times you’ve heard your dentist say they would like to see you for a check up every six months (although this timeframe can vary according to individual needs), but that’s just a ploy to get you through the doors, right? Well, actually that’s far from true, so let’s explain why regular check ups are so important…

Keeping you in good health

During a dental check up, your dentist will not only look at all of your teeth to check their health, they will also assess your gums and all of the soft tissue areas within the mouth to gain a full and in depth overview of the state if your overall oral health. By attending as often as your dentist recommends, they will be able to compare how things look against the last time you visited, to see whether things have improved and to check for any issues that might be starting to show up. In this way, your dentist will be able to find problems in the early stages, before things become more serious, painful and costly.

It’s a little bit like owning a car and keeping up with regular servicing. Of course, there will be a fee to pay at the time, but these will often highlight small problems that will need attention in the future, allowing you to budget for them and prevent you ending up broken down at the side of the road. Your dental health is very similar, it’s all about investing a little in order to reap the long-term rewards.

If you would like to book your next dental check up, just call our reception team today on 01565 633034.

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