Did you know that the average person with good oral health will need to attend the dentist every 12-24 months? Regularly visiting the dentist keeps your teeth and gums clean and healthy and allows cancers and other oral related diseases to be detected early.
Stopping plaque in its tracks
During a check-up your dentist will examine your teeth for plaque and tartar. Plaque is a build-up of bacteria, which if not removed will harden over time and form tartar. When plaque and tartar start to build up on your teeth, this can cause oral diseases. While plaque can be removed by regular brushing and flossing at home, tartar can only be removed by a professional clean from your dentist.
Healthy gums make happy smiles
Unlike tooth pain, gum disease is often painless. During a check-up, your dentist may ask a series of questions to discover more about your overall health to work out how likely you are to suffer from gum disease. Your dentist will carry out an examination looking for symptoms such as inflamed, swollen, bleeding or receding gums, bad breath and formation of gaps between the teeth and gum.
How to prevent dental diseases
Between regular check-ups with your dentist it is important to take care of your teeth and gums at home. Maintaining good oral hygiene involves:
• Brushing your teeth twice a day.
• Using toothpaste that contains the correct amount of fluoride.
• Use mouthwash to control plaque bacteria and keep your breath minty fresh.
• Flossing as part of your daily dental routine.
• Avoid smoking and adopting a healthy diet.
Choosing the best dentist for the job!
Finding the right dentist for the job is not always easy. At Bosham Clinic Dental, our team of dentistry professionals take pride in offering quality dentistry to all our patients in a modern and friendly environment. If you would like to book a dental check-up or have any other dental requirements you would like to discuss, please book an appointment with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01243 778888.