So, it’s that time in the year again for you to have a dental check-up in Epping. Now, the majority of people would see this as an irritating inconvenience…’I haven’t got time’ or ‘I hate the dentists’ or ‘if you make me go, I’ll hate you forever’. Well, before any of you start to throw your toys out of the pram, let’s paint a very ugly picture; if you start missing appointments, plaque will lead to tooth decay or worse, gum disease that will make you old and ugly because your teeth are rotting and falling out whilst the toxins from the gum disease will start to poison your bloodstream an cause your heart to fail over time…heard enough? The whole point of a dental check-up is not to inflict pain on you or do things that you don’t like, it is designed to protect you and care for you- these are the basic laws of dentistry- to stop plaque and tartar from developing in the mouth, and if you have lapsed in the way you clean your teeth and problems have started, the dentist can fix them before they get worse. You also shouldn’t see your dentist as an enemy, you should see them as someone to confide in, and a dental check-up is the perfect chance to share any concerns you may have on anything dental to protect your teeth in the future. Advance dental can give you advice on how to care for your teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.