How Often Should You go to the Dentist?
At Spa Dental Clinic in Droitwich, a lot of our patients ask us how often should you go to the dentist? The NHS recommends a dental check up every 3 months to 2 years depending on the health of your teeth and gums and the likelihood of any future problems. It is important to have regular appointments to detect any problems early and keep your healthy smile beaming!
During your appointment, the dentist will look for:
Signs of Cancer
The dentist will check your soft tissues for signs of Oral Cancer if you smoke or drink and advise you how to prevent it.
Your mouth offers a snapshot of your health, such as stress and vitamin deficiency. The dentist may offer some information for a healthier lifestyle.
You may be asked about your current habits and dental cleaning regime. The dentist may also teach you new cleaning techniques to improve your oral health.
Healthy gums are firm and pink. The dentist will check for any signs of Gingivitis which causes bad breath and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it could result in bone loss and eventually tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK.
Your teeth and restorations are checked for any decay. Detecting problems early can save you money in the long run.
The dentist will give your teeth a good clean from any build-up of plaque.
If you require further work, the dentist will discuss the options available to you. Once you have decided the course of action that is best for you, you will receive a copy of your treatment plan.
If you are looking to book a dental check-up, get in touch or call the practice today on 01905 773111 and our friendly reception team will be happy to book you in.
If you have any feedback about this information then please let us know and this will really help us to help you.