People sometimes wonder why they should visit the dentist in Tunbridge Wells when they don’t have any obvious issues with their teeth. However, regular check-ups are important for maintaining oral health and can be an opportunity to ensure that the patient has the kind of smile that gives them confidence. At Woodbury Park Dental, we offer a range of different ways to improve the teeth which can help our patients to look and feel their best.
People often have potential issues with their teeth and gums that they are not aware of but that can become problematic if not resolved by your dentist in Tunbridge Wells. Regular check-ups mean that these issues are spotted by the dentist early on and can be easily fixed. These can range from the build of plaque and development of cavities to the early signs of oral cancer.
We recommend that our patients have their teeth professionally cleaned when they come for their check-ups. This is because even the most diligent of brushing and flossing cannot take the place of a scale and polish for that thoroughly clean look and feel. A professional clean allows us to access the parts of the teeth and gums that the patient may find difficult to reach, and which may be the source of plaque development and/or bad breath if left unattended over time.
In many cases, a thorough clean from us is all that is needed to remove stains and give the teeth a much whiter, brighter appearance. This can help to increase a person’s confidence when it comes to their smile.
Sometimes people are keen to improve the appearance of their teeth but aren’t sure where to start or what is needed. We can give advice on how to brush and floss correctly and offer guidance as to what cosmetic treatments we could offer to help get the best possible smile. For example, the patient might find their confidence restored when exchanging their dentures for artificial teeth secured with dental implants. Alternatively, veneers might help the patient to achieve the look they want. Or a professional whitening treatment could be the key to restoring a more attractive look.
Helping to take care of general health
Seeing the dentist every six months means that we can identify the earliest signs of gum disease. Gum disease can cause tooth loss if left untreated, and this can seriously undermine a person’s confidence as well as making them look older than their years.
However, what a lot of people don’t know is that gum disease can have an impact on a person’s general health. There has been research done which has found that it can significantly increase the risk of someone contracting a whole host of illnesses. These illnesses include cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and even dementia.
Seeing the dentist for regular visits allows a person to protect both the health of their teeth and their body in general. People who take good care of their oral health often live longer lives than those who don’t, so it is well worth investing the time and effort to do so.