QUICK! Check your teeth – what do you see?
Surprised? If you take a good close look in the mirror you’ll find at least one thing not quite right with your teeth that you didn’t notice before.
It’s easy to forget about your oral health when you don’t poke around in it every week or even every month. But the reality is there are many things that negatively affect our teeth and gums that not many of us really think about – and the results of failing to notice could be damaging.
So why should everyone choose a good dentist?
#1 Short term cost for long term gain
With a nation-wide free health system here in the UK, it can be a huge burn in the wallet to pay for any kind of health treatment. Cost alone is one of the biggest reasons people don’t visit the dentist regularly* but a small hole in a molar will eventually become bigger, and the cost of treating decaying teeth rises exponentially without regular visits to the dentist.
#2 Dentists know best
There’s a reason dental practitioners study and receive highly-esteemed qualifications for the work they do – they’re experts at oral health. Dentists check overbite, whether you need a mouth guard for night grinding, and even what your teeth are doing before they break through the gum line.
No matter how long or close you look at your teeth, nothing beats X-Rays of what’s really going on – vital information that could save you a lot of pain and money in the long run.
#3 It’s not all about pain
Dentists offer a wide range of treatments, including teeth whitening and dentures. You don’t have to have anything wrong with your teeth to want to visit your local dentist on a regular basis.
#4 Prevention really is a cure
And while we’re talking about visiting a dentist on a regular basis, it can be hard to commit to having regular check-ups when they simply prevent something. The fact is many of us prefer to go to a dentist or doctor for a cure for something we are already experiencing, and not for a regular check up to make sure we prevent something from happening in the first place.
#5 Treat your dental health like any other health
Which means being in tune with what your oral health is telling you – and making the right decisions to ensure you’re doing the best you can for your teeth and gums. Brush twice daily, floss (to really get those nasties out from between your teeth!), and don’t wait to visit your dentist when you think something’s wrong.
At Dental Perfection in Burton, we offer a wide range of services to treat any concern or complication – even putting you at ease while we work. Choosing a dentist in Burton couldn’t be easier with our professional friendly practice.