Do you visit your dentist regularly? If you answered yes to this question then there’s an excellent chance that your teeth are in the very best condition and you feel full of the kind of confidence which can only be drawn from knowing that your smile makes the best possible impression. For many people, however, this is not the case. All too often, patients seem to cling to the old fashioned notion that a dental clinic is a place which you only visit when you’re in extreme pain and need urgent treatment. The reasons for this can be two-fold: for some people, a trip to the clinic is something fraught with stress and anxiety. They may have suffered an unpleasant and distressing experience at the dentist as a child, or have developed a fear of individual facets of treatment such as needles or drills. Alternatively, patients might be simply ignorant of the wide range of treatments which a modern clinic can offer, designed to both prevent problems occurring in the first place and to deal with things – medical and cosmetic – long before they become entrenched problems.
The benefits of visiting your dentist on a regular basis are many fold. To begin with, your dentist will be able to tell, at a glance, whether you are cleaning your teeth properly. This may seem like stating the obvious – surely you just scrub vigorously with a brush? – but the truth is that brushing too hard for too long can actually damage your teeth, and your dentist will be able to explain and demonstrate the correct technique, which consists of a regular but gentle circular motion with the brush head on all surfaces of the teeth. You may even be referred to a hygienist, who will give your teeth a professional clean and offer specialist advice. The other chief advantage of regular visits is that your dentist will spot problems before they become entrenched. Gum disease, for example, can be spotted and treated before it develops into the more serious gingivitis, whilst your dentist will also be able to advise as to the specific treatments required to transform your smile into the smile it could be. Cosmetic dentistry, such as dental implants in London, are not the kind of thing you’re probably thinking about when seeking emergency treatment, but the more relaxed atmosphere of a regular check-up is the perfect opportunity for your dentist to explain exactly what treatments would work for you.
If you attend your dental clinic on a regular basis, then, you’ll be making huge strides towards achieving the much sought after triumvirate of good dental health:
A beautiful smile – teeth whitening, implants, orthodontics, veneers and crowns can all be offered and explained by your dentist, and then combined to transform the appearance of your smile until it’s the smile you’ve always wanted.
Fresh Breath – bad breath can be caused by many things, some linked to dietary problems or digestive illnesses, but it can also be the result of gum disease or a build-up of debris and decay within your mouth itself. Your dentist will spot the problems which might cause bad breath, and offer the treatments to bring them under control.
Healthy Teeth – even more important than having teeth which look stunning is having teeth which are healthy. As you age, the passing of time naturally takes its’ toll on your teeth and it becomes ever more important to look after them with a combination of good hygiene, the right diet and regular inspections. Looked after properly, your teeth should last a lifetime and your dentist will help to bring this about.
One of the non-emergency, pain free problems which often drive people to visit their dentist is teeth which are becoming grey and stained. There are steps which you can take to prevent this happening, such as avoiding cigarettes, not drinking too many dark coloured, staining beverages like coffee and red wine, and cleaning your teeth regularly and well. Sometimes, however, the problem occurs anyway, and your dentist can offer bleaching treatment which is far safer and more effective than those bought over the counter.
Paying regular visits to the experts working at Perfect Smile Dental Clinics will help to keep you smiling, and to keep that smile looking dazzling.