If you take good care of your teeth by brushing twice a day, every day, then there’s a good chance you’ve sailed through life up until this point avoiding tooth pain. However, the very fact that you’re reading this indicates that you may suspect you have a need for a new dentist. What has changed recently? Perhaps you have moved house, become disillusioned with your previous dentist, or perhaps it’s been so many years since you saw a dentist that now you need one, you’re having to make a decision about which dental practice to join. If it’s the latter reason, you’re not alone.

The National Smile Survey indicates that 25% of UK citizens haven’t visited the dentist in the past two years, (you probably don’t want to hear this – but if you had seen your dentist more regularly, you probably wouldn’t be experiencing the dental issues you have right now!).

  1. Regular dentist visits will keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, but what does this actually mean? After all, you may have managed for years on brushing alone, without running into any problems. Here is an overview of how visiting the dentist regularly can stop you becoming a high risk candidate for a number of essential, invasive and ultimately unpleasant dental procedures.

  1. Tooth decay can occur when food remains on your teeth, having been missed by your toothbrush. It can be remedied with a filling, but do you really want to wait for that to happen? Regular hygiene appointments should remove any decay-causing food deposits and eliminate the need for a filling.
  1. When unremoved food deposits turn hard near the gumline, your gums can become irritated and inflamed, leading to gum disease. Are you experiencing swollen, red, bleeding gums? If you are, you may be in need of some vital gum therapy sessions to restore your gums to health. Gum therapy may not have been necessary had your dentist had the opportunity to remove leftover food deposits for you during a regular check up.
  1. Pregnant women and smokers are potentially at high risk of having gum disease. If you fall into either of these categories regular dental care is even more vital (especially when you consider that periodontal disease in its later stages has been associated with diabetes and serious heart problems.)
  1. Cosmetic dentistry treatments such as orthodontic braces, dental implants or tooth restoration are a great way to improve your smile, but should you be having any form of aesthetic dental treatment it’s important to keep all the essential dental appointments you’ve made. To provide optimal results to your smile, the dentist overseeing your treatment will need to ensure that everything is under control.

If you don’t take good care of your teeth, let your dentist do it for you. We can reduce the chances of you losing your teeth due to lack of care on your part and help keep you free from mouth pain.

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