5th January 2016
Modern dentistry is all about keeping your teeth tip top by preventing issues from gaining a foothold, rather than the Dark Ages when you only went to see a dentist if a problem had become so serious you were almost climbing the walls in pain and needed teeth removed.
While Bow Lane Dental offers convenient emergency dentist services at our London practice and a number of solutions like dental implants to restore your smile after you’ve damaged or lost teeth, we certainly don’t want to see our patients in such dire straits if it can all too easily be avoided!
Your bi-annual dentist check-up and hygienist clean is vitally important for these reasons:
Also, to keep your teeth white, you’ll also want to have your dentist do a whitening treatment twice a year if you smoke or drink lots of red wine and coffee. There are a number of options to get the job done, with one of the most effective treatments being laser tooth whitening – this method unlocks pores in your teeth to remove stubborn stains and allows for greater absorption of the whitening solution.
It’s important to bear in mind that each person is unique. The frequency of your recall depends on:
You may be used to sailing through your dental check-up and hygienist clean twice a year, but circumstances can change and you may be in need of more frequent visits without realising it.
If you tick any of the following boxes, you run the risk of oral health issues cropping up so you’ll want to visit your dental practice more often to keep your teeth and gums in good health. Let your dentist know if any of these criteria apply to you so they can be extra vigilant and prescribe a treatment program to make sure things don’t get out of hand:
Because we’re each unique and have changing circumstances, it’s absolutely vital that you never miss your bi-annual check-up – this will allow your dentist and hygienist to flag any issues and prescribe more frequent treatments if needed to nip problems in the bud. And if you fit any of the above risk scenarios, it’s even more important to visit your dentist more often so we can keep you safeguarded.