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Without a doubt, we all have busy lives and who can’t say that they’ve put things on the back burner just to gain a little more time in a hectic week? Most of us are pretty guilty of this from time to time and putting off having a dental examination is one of those things that often get pushed back “ until I have more time”.
A lot of you will remember when a dental ‘check-up’ literally meant a quick five minute visit to the dentist and what felt like a cursory look around your mouth, more often than not ending with the instruction to “brush your teeth more”.The good news is that things have changed and dental examinations these days offer so much more which is why we want you to know the top 5 benefits of regular dental examinations.
#1 - Preventation
The old adage that prevention is better than cure definitely applies to your teeth. With regular dental examinations (which may include x-rays), your dentist will check that any existing fillings are healthy and there is no new decay or fractures around them or underneath them. They will also closely examine all the surfaces of your teeth and be able to spot any new decay or signs of wear and tear that may need to be repaired. Our dental examination appointments can take up to 45 minutes. This ensures that we have plenty of time to be thorough and have the time to be able to discuss all your treatment options with you.
Identifying anything untoward at an early stage means that problems can be solved before they become a bigger more painful issue.
#2 – Gum disease
Gum disease is the most common dental problem we see and some would say the most common disease in the world. Studies have now shown that gum disease isn’t just bad news for your mouth but the bacteria in gum disease can also affect your general health too. People who have untreated gum disease are more likely to be at risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. There is also strong evidence that supports the case that pregnant women with gum disease are more likely to give birth to low weight babies.
Fortunately, gum disease, in most cases, is easily treated. Here at The Cosmetic Dental Group we have a dedicated team of Dental Hygienists who will not only resolve your gum issues, but will teach you how to maintain your gum health at home too.
#3 – Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer affects 38,000 people in the UK alone and an early diagnosis greatly increases the chance of survival.
At each dental examination your dentist will take a close look at all the soft tissues inside your mouth, including lips, cheeks and palate. They will also check the skin around the outside of your mouth, plus feel for any swelling under your chin and neck area.
#4 – Offer Solutions
Do you ever see yourself in photographs or the mirror and think, “I wish my teeth looked better”? If so, you’re probably not alone. If there’s something you’re not happy with then an ideal time to ask us about it is at your dental examination.
We’ll be able to listen to you about the problem, how it makes you feel and how you would like to look. Very often, we can offer a variety of solutions, show you how your new smile could look and it may not cost as much as you think to get the smile you deserve.
#5 – Children’s Teeth
Bringing your children to the dentist from an early age means that they get used to the sights and sounds of the dental practice making it a much less scary place for them to visit as they get older.
We are dedicated to making sure that your children enjoy their visits right from the start and make it as much of a fun experience as possible with plenty of encouragement and stickers!
At each visit we’ll be able to check the development of their teeth, ensure they’re managing to clean effectively and give lots of help and advice to mums and dads about how best to look after their little ones dentition from their milk teeth all the way through to their teenage years!