• 5 Key Benefits of a Dental Check-up

    Attending regular dental appointments is still very important even if you take good care of your teeth and gums.

    While routine dental check-ups rarely last more than 30 minutes, a dentist or hygienist will perform several key procedures and tests in that time.

    Here are five reasons why maintaining healthy teeth and gums requires regular dental visits.

    Oral Hygiene

    In order to maintain the long-term health of your teeth and gums, you need to maintain a high level of oral health. Dental check-ups are the perfect opportunity for your dentist to inspect your mouth and perform a routine scale and polish. We recommend a dental hygiene appointment every 6 months.

    Key advice

    There are always ways your dental health can be improved, so your dentist or hygienist will provide friendly and professional advice on how to look after your teeth and gums. This includes everything from top tips on cleaning techniques to recommendations on toothbrushes and flossing.

    Preventative Dentistry

    A regular check-up allows your dentist to assess your teeth and gums, as well as identify any potential problems. They can create a treatment plan to ease any issues and avoid more complex, advanced dental treatment.

    Advanced treatment

    Your dentist can advise you if you need advanced dental treatment, such as fillings and extractions, when you attend regular appointments. As a result, any procedures needed can be performed before any pain or related issues occur, allowing for a proper assessment and recovery.

    Oral Cancer Screening

    Any routine dental inspection will include a screening for oral cancer. Oral cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, and survival rates are high when detected in its early stages, so regular checkups may just save your life.

    Please contact the practice today if you would like to book a consultation or if you have any further questions regarding dental check-up. Our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to assist you.