The importance of a dental exam after Christmas

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zen femalefocusonline jan18Especially after Christmas, when we over indulge in a few festive treats a dental check up is essential.

Throughout the party season we will be increasing our intake of sugar, whether it is through alcohol or sweet foods, so it is vital we take extra special care of our teeth and gums. Visiting your dentist regularly and keeping on top of your oral hygiene is the only way to keep up your oral health and general well-being.

During this examination your dentist will provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early, when they’re most treatable.

Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your check up appointment, your dentist will evaluate the health of your gums and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies and it is an opportunity for you to discuss the colour and shape of your teeth.

We will pay special attention to plaque and tartar. This is because plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practised between visits. Food, coffee, red wine and tobacco can also stain teeth making them look dirty and yellow. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease and tooth loss.

Once your examination has been performed, we’ll tell you about the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations.

So, make it your New Year’s resolution to have a thorough dental check-up and smile again with confidence.

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