Learn Why Your Check-ups and Hygiene Appointments Are so Important
Here at Imperial Dental Care we are extremely keen on preventative dentistry. Our dentist in Harrow would far rather see you every six months for a regular check-up and be able to tell you that everything is fine with your dental health and that we do not need to see you for another six months.
Why Your Regular Check-ups are Vital
Your regular check-ups are an important part of maintaining good dental health as during this appointment we can carefully assess the current condition of your teeth and gums and will compare them to records of previous appointments. If we do happen to find anything wrong, it is far more likely that we can put it right with relatively straightforward and non-invasive treatment such as a small filling. We far prefer this approach than seeing patients only occasionally when they have a problem and by which stage treatment is likely to be much more expensive, a lot lengthier and a lot more complex, and it may even involve tooth loss.
Why Your Regular Check-up Could Even Save Your Life
As part of your regular dental examination, our dentist in Harrow will carry out a quick and non-invasive screening for oral cancer. This disease is unfortunately becoming more common and part of the problem is that it is often diagnosed at an extremely late stage. By coming to see us regularly you can greatly reduce your risk of a late diagnosis as our dentist is specially trained to detect any small symptoms that something might be wrong. Getting a prompt diagnosis greatly improves the prognosis for oral cancer and treatment is much more straightforward.
Put a Sparkle in Your Smile with Our Hygiene Appointments
Coming into see our hygienist at regular intervals will ensure your teeth always look their very best. They can remove any plaque or hardened plaque, a substance called calculus from your teeth before gently polishing them to remove some surface stains. The whole process is known as a scale and polish and is great for leaving your teeth looking extra-sparkly. However this treatment is about far more than just making your smile look wonderful, as by having your teeth professionally cleaned you greatly reduce your risk of gum disease. This is a highly destructive condition that will affect many people to some degree during their lifetime. It is completely avoidable with good oral hygiene and this includes excellent oral hygiene at home.
Get Advice on Brushing and Flossing
As part of your dental hygiene appointment, our hygienist can offer you advice and practical information on the very best brushing and flossing techniques. We know lots of people hate flossing and find it tricky to do but there are other tools you can use such as interdental brushes. Just ask us if you would like more information. If you have dental implants or are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, or if you wear a denture then we can also give you more advice on how to keep these appliances thoroughly clean.
If you would like to book an appointment with our hygienist or with our dentist in Harrow, then please contact us on 020 8427 2264.