Visiting the dentist twice a year may not be an appointment that everyone looks forward to, but it is really essential not to miss it. Even patients who brush and floss their teeth diligently need to visit the dentist for prevention.
A dentist in Liverpool, such as those at Liverpool Smile Studio, can offer patients many preventive treatments including, but not limited to, check-ups, cleanings, x-rays and oral screenings to ensure that their smiles remain healthy. Patients who do not make the effort to visit a dentist in Liverpool every six months can suffer from bad breath, cavities, gum disease or even tooth decay. The earlier they visit the dentist, the more chance they have of avoiding these oral health problems and keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Plaque, Gumdisease and Cavities
Even with the most diligent daily brushers and flossers, there are still small areas in the mouth that are not easily reached with a toothbrush. When plaque accumulates in between the teeth and below the gum line, it becomes more difficult to remove, hardening and turning into tartar, which is extremely difficult to get rid of without the help of a dentist. Plaque and tartar build-up can cause cavities as well as gum disease, an infection caused by the erosion of the gum tissues.
Regular dental cleanings prevent plaque and other bacteria from creating holes in the teeth or hurting the gums. A cleaning appointment is also more affordable than getting a filling or root canal treatment. In any case, visiting the dentist in Liverpoolallows patients to fix the damage that has already been done, and helps them stay on top of their oral health.
Oral Cancer Detection
Oral cancer is a very serious disease affecting people of all ages and can manifestin various ways. Oral cancer is usually treatable when diagnosed at an early stage and dentists are highly trained to recognise the signs and symptoms that suggest that a patient may suffer from this condition. Oral cancer exams are non-invasive, they are entirely pain-free and are recommended at least once a year. They usually form part of a general dental check-up.