Regular check-ups are crucial for maintaining good oral health.
Your dentist will be able to spot problems in your mouth in their early stages, making them much easier to treat.
Your EasySmile dentist will advise you on how often you need to visit, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.
During your visits, we take a good look at your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, plaque build-up or tartar.
In some cases, it may be necessary for you to visit our hygienist for a scale and polish to remove plaque or tartar from those hard to reach areas in your mouth. Leaving plaque to build up in your mouth can lead to many problems, including gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss.
We also discuss any problems you may be having with your teeth, gums and general oral health. By offering advice on diet, lifestyle and cleaning methods, we are able to help you improve your teeth, in many cases without needing further treatment.
You should also make an appointment with your dentist if you are suffering from any unusual problems in your mouth or you suspect you may have gum disease (gingivitis).
Signs of gum disease include:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums when brushing
- Swollen, sore or red gums
- Receding gums
It’s essential to pay your dental surgery a visit whenever problems occur; ignoring problems with your teeth and gums will not make them go away, but will just make them harder to treat.
It’s advisable for children to visit their dentist for a check-up every six months. This ensures any problems are not able to develop and they become familiar and relaxed with having their teeth examined.