One of the few things that beats the feeling of clean teeth just before going to bed and setting off in the morning, is the feeling of freshness after having a super clean at the dentist in Southampton. During a dental check-up, the dentist will also check the health of the teeth and offer advice on how to improve their patient’s cleaning routine.
These routine check-ups are important to attend, as visiting a dentist in Southampton, such as Smilemakers, can help protect the teeth in the long run from more serious issues, which in turn saves splashing the cash on expensive restoration treatment.
Going to the dentist helps to keep plaque at bay. While plaque is perfectly natural, if it builds up over time it can have serious consequences on patients’ oral health. It can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, impairing the function of the mouth and the aesthetics of the smile. What’s more gum disease is linked to increased risks of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
Dental visits leave patients with healthier teeth, scaling away all the tougher bits of plaque that the toothbrush can’t get at and polishing the teeth, leaving the patient with a smooth finish and fresh breath. If the tooth is already suffering from decay, the dentist may give the patient fluoride gels and solutions. If the decay is advanced then more involved treatment may be required.
As well as cleaning the teeth and preventing gum disease, the dentist can spot signs of diseases that have already crept up. One of the key reasons that it is important to not skip dental appointments, is that the dentist can spot early signs of gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer. Going to the dentist in Southampton, can help detect these signs before the disease gets too serious, making treatment more successful.
As well as providing routine check-ups, the dentist in Southampton provides the means to restore smiles, whether it’s gappy, misaligned, crooked or discoloured teeth, the dentist can find the most appropriate treatment. This may include teeth whitening, veneers, composite bonding and/or braces.