Why you shouldn’t put off your routine dental appointment

Here at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre, we understand that a visit to the dentist is no-one’s favourite outing. It is, therefore, easy to see how for so many people a routine appointment at the dentist can get placed on the backburner.

However, putting off a trip to the dentist can have a dramatic effect on your oral health. Even those who take excellent care of their teeth put themselves at risk of serious oral conditions without a regular dental examination.

Here at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre, we have put together our reasons why you should not postpone your routine dental examination.

  • Gum disease

Gum disease can affect anyone and is currently the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the UK. Gum disease can occur even in those who take good care of their teeth. Just because you brush and clean interdentally daily does not mean that you are using a proper and effective technique. Gum disease stems from areas missed with regular oral hygiene and once gum disease is present it is impossible to reverse the effect. However, with an effective oral hygiene routine and regular hygienist appointments it is possible to halt the spread of the disease to the point where you should be able to keep your natural teeth for life.

  • Cavities develop long before they become painful

Tooth decay occurs long before you feel any pain, so waiting until you are in pain before scheduling a dental appointment is a bad idea. By waiting too long you are far more likely to need extensive treatment such as root canal treatment, a crown or in worst case scenario the tooth may need to be extracted. The dentist will be able to detect problems as much as five years before they become painful, it is much easier to treat and reducing the need for time consuming and costly dental procedures.

  • Regular cleaning helps to reduce the build-up of stains

By attending for regular hygienist, it is possible to remove tartar and plaque build-up that it would not be possible to remove at home. The hygienist is also able to remove stains ensuring that your teeth remain bright and white.

  • Skipped dental appointments just mean more later

When you regular postpone dental examinations, you may think that you are saving yourself time and money, but in the end, you are just putting off the inevitable. Waiting until you experience a problem, means that you will require more extensive dental treatment in the long run, which is likely to require far more time away from work and leisure than a dental examination.

Call today on 01622 682029 to book your consultation at Maidstone Dental & Implant Centre and ensure your teeth stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

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