Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and dental hygiene can help prevent many dental problems as well as to help you maintain good general oral health. Don’t wait until you have toothache before you call your dentist.
1. Prevent gum disease
Gum disease is one of the main causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed in its early stages (gingivitis), it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease called periodontitis may follow. Regular visits to Number 18 Dental for check-ups and dental hygiene, flossing daily and brushing teeth twice a day are the key factors in preventing gum disease.
2. Prevent oral cancer
Someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. When you come to Number 18 Dental for your regular dental check-up or hygiene, our dentists and hygienists also screen you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early. We believe that prevention is the best cure!
3. Avoid losing your teeth
Since gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults, visiting your dentist on a regular basis and maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for avoiding false teeth and keeping your natural teeth. We recommend visiting your dentist every 6 months.
4. Prevent dental emergencies
Many toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided just by regular visits to Number 18 Dental. Your dentist can detect early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
5. Help maintain good overall health
Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, strokes, pancreatic cancer and more. Visiting Number 18 Dental in Notting Hill for regular check-ups can help you to avoid gum disease, thus promoting better overall health.