3:23 PM July 18, 2022
With so much on your mind and a hectic to-do list, it can be easy to put off a visit to the dentist – but what could that mean for your teeth in the long run?
“It’s really important to take care of our teeth,” says Dr. Petya Chaprazova of Dental implant clinics.
“They’re easy to take for granted, but the reality is that poor eating habits and the lack of a good dental hygiene routine can cause permanent damage that affects people’s confidence, changes their routine and leads to other health problems.
“However, attending regular dental checkups can help resolve the issue and reassure you.”
Below, Dr. Petya shares his top tips for taking care of your teeth, establishing a good oral hygiene routine, and ensuring that you continue to look and feel your best.
Q: Why do I need regular dental checkups?
A: Just like routine general health checkups, regular dental checkups are essential to help you manage your overall well-being. They are important for determining your current dental health and for identifying potential problems that you may not be aware of.
Problems such as cavities, inflamed root canals, wisdom teeth and others can go unnoticed for a long time and can cause discomfort, pain and even more serious dental problems later on.
Q: How often should I visit the dentist?
A: It is best to make an appointment with your dentist every six months to ensure that your dental health is well maintained.
Q: What is a dental checkup?
A: Your dentist will ask you if you have had any pain, discomfort or bleeding, and will inspect your teeth, gums and mouth for any signs of problems. They will also inquire about your current oral hygiene routine to determine if any improvements or changes are needed to ensure you stay in top health. They will also take an X-ray if needed, for further examination.
Q: What are the common signs that I need to go to the dentist?
A: If you are having any of the following issues, you should schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible:
- Inflammation and bleeding gums
- Tooth discoloration
- Chips or cracks in your teeth
- Prolonged and recurring toothaches
- Loss of teeth
Q: How often should I see the dentist if I need dental care?
A: It depends on the type of treatment. Your dentist will recommend how many appointments you should attend and how often you should return for a checkup.
Small procedures such as fillings and hygiene can usually be done in one appointment. Root canal treatment, dental crowns and bridge replacement can take longer, normally between three and four sessions.
Q: How can I take care of my teeth and oral hygiene at home?
A: Twice a day you should:
- Brush your teeth
- Rinse with mouthwash
These are the basic steps needed to maintain good oral hygiene.
You should also reduce the number of soft drinks and sugary foods you consume, as well as introduce more fruits, vegetables and nuts into your diet. The added vitamins and minerals will help strengthen your gums and teeth.
Q: What dental treatments are available at Dental Art Implant clinics?
A: We mainly focus on restoring teeth and full mouth using dental implant treatment. Dental implants are considered one of the best solutions for damaged and missing teeth, due to their comfort and durability.
Our team of certified dental experts have over 100 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of patients regain confidence in their smile. We offer personalized and friendly service, guiding you through every step of your treatment, from your initial consultation through to your recovery.
Dental implant treatment can help improve your oral health, make eating and drinking easier, and ensure your jawbone stays in good shape.
We also offer orthodontic treatments with the technology of transparent aligners from SmileON and can help with general dental treatments including fillings, extractions and more.
For more tips on how to take care of your teeth and gums, or to find out if dental implant treatment is right for you, go to dentalartimplantclinic.co.uk.
Call 020 3322 3218 or visit the clinic at 91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG.