Learn How Good Preventative Dentistry Can Save You Money
Have you recently received a reminder from your dentist in Downham Market telling you it’s time for your six monthly check-up? We know it can be tempting to ignore these, particularly if your teeth seem healthy and strong and you don’t have any visible problems. However this is just the time you should be visiting your dentist and is easily the best and most cost-effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong and to ensure your smile always looks its best.
If you wait until you have a problem then treatment is likely to be more invasive and more expensive and you run the risk of actually losing the affected tooth. In comparison, if you’d visited the dentist every six months then this problem would have been picked up at a stage where it was easy and cheap to treat and where it didn’t present any type of risk to your dental health or even worse to your general health.
Good preventative dentistry also helps reduce the risk of you requiring emergency dental care. If you have ever had toothache or needed to seek out an emergency dentist in Downham Market then you’ll know just how unpleasant it can be to have any type of tooth related pain.
What Happens during Regular Check-ups?
During your regular check up your dentist in Downham Market will closely examine your teeth and gums, and they may gently probe your gums for any signs of disease. If necessary they’ll take dental x-rays which can show areas of your mouth that are normally hidden from view such as the contact areas in between teeth. At the end of the appointment your dentist will discuss their findings with you, as well as any recommendations for treatment if required. A regular dental check-up is painless and non-invasive and will not take you very long.
Dental hygiene appointments can be booked at the same time as your dental check-up and this is a really nice way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Regular hygiene appointments greatly reduce your risk of gum disease and because your teeth will be gently polished, you’ll come out with a smile that looks slightly brighter and nicely maintained. Hygiene appointments are also your chance to discuss any issues you might have with brushing and flossing and you can gain valuable tips on how to improve your oral hygiene at home.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Downham Market Dental Care recommends patients are screened for mouth cancer once a year. Unfortunately this disease is becoming more common and one of the problems is that it is frequently diagnosed very late in the day. Early diagnosis greatly improves the chances of recovery and treatment is much less invasive. Your dentist is probably the only medical professional you see who regularly examines the inside of your mouth and they are trained to spot the early signs of mouth cancer.
Book Your Check-up Today
If you are overdue for a check-up with your dentist in Downham Market, why not give us a call to book your appointment today? You can phone us on 01366 382265.