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The importance of visiting our dentist on a regular basis

It is important that you visit our dentist Richmond on a regular basis, so that your teeth remain clean, white, healthy and strong. Avoiding the dentist results in a range of dental health complications. We understand that dental phobia is a real problem amongst the adult population here in the UK and other parts of the world. However, it is important that you manage your phobia and find out about the different ways that you can look after your teeth.

Facing your fears

Going to the dentist is not as intimidating as it was once thought to be. Dental treatments and procedures can be carried out in a minimally invasive manner, in comfortable surroundings under anaesthetic and sedation to help you enjoy the best of dental health and well-being. The more often you visit our dentist Richmond for regular check-ups, the less dental treatment you will need. Therefore, if you are scared of the dentist, then you should visit more often so that our dentist Richmond can simply check your teeth and advise how you need to improve your dental hygiene where necessary, without having to carry out further dental treatment. If you avoid the dentist for long periods of time, then plaque and tartar will build up on your teeth. You will have to visit the hygienist and undergo a scale and polish which removes plaque and tartar from your teeth or you may develop cavities, tooth decay or gum disease which require further dental treatment. If you continue to avoid the dentist, these issues will worsen and you may cause irreversible damage to your teeth which will require invasive dental treatment. Therefore, if you wish to avoid such complications, you need to be visiting our dentist at least once every six months or more often if possible.

Visiting the dentist more often

There are certain stages of your life when you need to be visiting the dentist on a more regular basis. This includes teenagers whose adult teeth are erupting. Our dentist will be able to advise when and what type of orthodontic treatment you need to create the optimal smile and ensure good dental health for the future. Patients with underlying health conditions need to be visiting the dentist more often than usual. Depending on your health and well-being you will be advised how often you need to visit. This could be once every 6 months or maybe even once every 3 to 4 months, if our dentist believes that your teeth are at risk. Pregnant women need to be visiting the dentist more often, as they are more likely to develop gum disease and senior patients should be visiting the dentist regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums in their old age.

Visiting our dentist on a regular basis can help prevent tooth loss and enable you to enjoy your natural teeth for the rest of your life. Speak to our dentist today and book a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Let us decide how often you need to visit us to maintain your natural teeth, to enjoy a healthy mouth for the rest of your life.


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