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5 Reasons to See a Dentist Regularly

Regular dental check-ups are essential for the health of our whole body as well as our teeth and mouth, yet a worryingly large number of people in the UK haven’t visited their general dentist for years. Your dentist will be able to decide whether you’d benefit from more frequent check-ups every few months, or several. However here are 5 reasons why it’s important to see a dentist on a continuing basis:

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Keeping your teeth and gums in tip top condition

Keeping your teeth and gums in tip top condition

Regular appointments with your general dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums are in the best condition. Maintaining a healthy mouth will prevent wear, damage or health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

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Get professional guidance to improve your oral health

Get professional guidance to improve your oral health

In a general check-up your dentist can examine and inform you of ways to improve your oral health. With regular dental visits, you’ll be able to receive up-to-date and expert guidance about effective cleaning and lifestyle habits, so that you know exactly how to care for your mouth.

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Regular dental check-ups are the best form of preventative care

Regular dental check-ups are the best form of preventative care

A key reason for more frequently visiting the general dentist is to reduce the risk of oral health problems before they become more serious. You dentist may be able to spot problems that have no apparent symptoms at an early stage, so that they can be treated quickly. Catching any issues early on may also prevent the need for more extensive or costly dental work later on, or any at all.

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It’s much more than just healthy teeth

It’s much more than just healthy teeth

Your general dentist can assess much more than the risks of tooth decay or other tooth problems. A comprehensive check-up will also include mouth cancer screening – a potentially lifesaving service. At our Gentle Dental Croydon practices, we include mouth cancer screening as standard in our general examinations, to give our customers peace of mind and help ensure their whole body health.

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Seek the advice you need

Seek the advice you need

Visiting your dentist regularly is a great opportunity to seek advice if you’re planning on future dental or cosmetic treatment, or you’re experiencing any pain or sensitivity in your mouth. Your dentist can answer any questions you have and help you better understand any processes or concerns confidentially.

If you’re looking for a general dentist in Croydon and surrounding areas, why not book an appointment in one of our practices? To get in touch, you can call us on 0208 655 1118 or contact us here.