Dental check ups twice a year at Molesey dentist

How long has it been since your last dental check up? If it has been longer than six months, you may be putting the health of your teeth at risk. Molesey dentists recommend that patients should see their dentists every six months to keep their teeth as healthy as possible.

Looking after your teeth is very important as it can prevent painful and costly tooth decay and gum disease, which can be a source of great stress and anxiety. Effective dental care begins at home with brushing and flossing. This is important because it helps to remove plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. If left to develop, plaque will start to release acids that erode the protective layer of tooth enamel and irritate gum tissue. If left untreated, this will cause further dental problems such as abscesses and infections, which may be very unpleasant.

However, even the best home oral hygiene routine needs to be supplemented with the advice and care of a dentist. During a check up appointment, your dentists will examine your teeth and gums for the signs of decay and disease. They can carry out any necessary treatment. It may also be a good idea to have a deep clean appointment with a dental hygienist to remove any plaque that has hardened to become tartar.

Dentists will also be able to check for any other oral health problems such as the very nasty oral cancer. Spotting the symptoms of oral cancer early can give you a much greater chance of beating the disease. Dentists will also look for any other signs of oral complications including enamel erosion and damaged teeth. They can also highlight problems areas and provide you with essential dental care information.