Long-term oral health can be achieved with regular visits to your private dentist

SmileRegular visits to your private dentist are essential to keep your pearly whites pearly and your gums healthy.

Leaving long periods between dental check-ups with your dental clinic can be detrimental to your oral health. It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least once every six months. Visiting your dentist frequently for oral examinations will ensure that tooth decay, and other potentially harmful dental issues, are caught and treated before they cause long-term damage.

What to expect at a private dental check-up

During a dental check-up at a private dental clinic, your dentist will give you a thorough dental examination, this will include a full mouth, head and neck exam. You can expect your dentist to assess you for tooth decay, plaque and tartar and any signs of more serious issues such as cancer of the mouth and vitamin deficiencies. The dental professional will also remove any plaque and tartar within your mouth as part of your routine visit.

Early warning signs

Thorough examinations are vital as they often flag-up early warning signs of potential long-term oral health issues, such as gum disease and oral cancers. Catching serious diseases at an early stage is of the utmost importance, as treating disease as early as possible can reduce and prevent the disease from escalating. Once a dental hygiene examination has been completed, your dentist will be able to discuss with you the results of the exam.

Personalised advice

Once the results of the examination have been discussed with you, your dentist will be able to recommend a treatment plan. With regular visits to the dentist the treatment plan in most cases will focus on your daily oral health routine until your next check-up; you will receive advise on areas you may need to pay particular attention to, for instance brushing techniques to reduce plaque. However, with more serious dental hygiene issues your dentist may recommend a treatment plan to be followed with another dental health professional.

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If you visit your private dental professional at least once every six months the oral health of your mouth should remain at a high standard. You will have plaque and tartar removed during each routine visit and will be given personalised advice on how to improve daily oral habits which contributes to long-term oral health. Frequent visits can also highlight more serious oral issues, but when caught at an early stage they can often be treated more quickly and easily than those discovered later.

To make sure you have the regular visits your oral health requires, check out membership with Braden Dental Care.  Membership includes two examinations per year.