Regular Dental Visits Are Important And Here’s Why

If you’re happy with your smile and haven’t experienced any problems with your teeth since the last time you visited your dentist in North Harrow, then you may be wondering why it’s important to attend regular six monthly check-ups. After all, it’s more time out of your schedule and it’s yet another expense. The thing is, regular dental appointments are important because it helps us to monitor and keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy.

toothache in North HarrowA dental check-up consists of two parts:

  • the check-up
  • cleaning

The check-up

This consists of a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, palate, tongue, lips and face. We’ll also take some X-rays which will reveal any problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye.


Even with good oral hygiene carried out at home those hard to reach areas may still develop tartar which can’t be removed with a toothbrush and require special dental instruments to enable the hygienist to remove it safely and efficiently. Accumulation of tartar can over time lead to gum recession, sensitivity of the teeth, and loss of bone.

Benefits of regular dental visits

  • Detection of dental problems – your North Harrow dentist will look for any signs of problems with your teeth, gums, or existing restorations. Early detection of gum disease, cavities, or broken fillings is more easily treatable. If undetected small problems can quickly escalate into more complex problems where treatment such as root canals, extraction, or surgery become the only treatment options.
  • Fresher breath– The best way to prevent bad breath is by maintaining a high level of oral hygiene. The removal of plaque and tartar will help to eliminate odours.
  • Brighten your smile– Drinking tea and coffee and/or smoking can stain your teeth. A regular clean by your dentist or hygienist can remove these stains leaving your teeth looking whiter and brightening your smile.
  • Save money– By attending regular dental check-ups any problems will be detected earlier costing you less money in the long run as you avoid more complex and expensive treatments.

Why wait until you’re suffering with a toothache in North Harrow before visiting your dentist? The positive benefits of regular appointments are clear to see. Not only will your teeth and smile continue to look attractive and healthy but you’re likely to keep your teeth for far longer too. If you haven’t visited your dentist in a while then please make time to do so. Call Imperial Dental Care today on 020 8427 2264 or book an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you.

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