Kingston-Upon-Thames dentists offer dental check ups to guarantee excellent oral hygiene

Keeping your mouth healthy is vital in ensuring that you are able to eat, drink and talk with discomfort. Taking care of your teeth and gums begins at home by making sure your brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day. This is so that plaque is not allowed to build up and make your teeth decay. Alongside taking care of your mouth at home, you ought to be sure to visit your dentist every six months for a check up.

At your dental check up, your dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly to check that it is in good health. Sometimes problems with your mouth are obvious when you are brushing your teeth at home but there are some issues that only your dentist is likely to notice during a thorough examination.

As with medicine generally it is always better to deal with a problem before it progresses into something worse. Around three quarters of British adults currently suffer from gum disease in some form. If you allow your dentist to examine your mouth then he or she can spot the early signs of the condition so that it can be dealt with rather than developing into something worse like periodontitis, an inflammation of the jaw bone that might lead to tooth loss.

If you are anxious about visiting the dental surgery you ought to do your best to overcome this so that your mouth can be examined regularly by a specialist. Modern dentistry has changed a lot and dentists are now more concerned than ever about relaxing their patients, often using music and DVDs to do so.

Talk to your Kingston-Upon-Thames dentist today to find out more about what is involved in dental check ups and why they are so necessary for your long term oral health.