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Ensure Good Hygiene with a Dental Check-Up

Advance dentists offer dental check ups to maintain good oral health

It is vital that you maintain a routine of regularly visiting your dentist.  If you don’t allow a specialist to examine your mouth, any problems you might have could get worse.  Having a healthy mouth is important not only for eating, drinking and talking but gives you confidence if it means you can smile with pride at social occasions.

Having check ups with your dentist are best complimented by a good home oral hygiene regime. Simply brush your teeth twice a day for about three minutes and ensure that you floss too.  You should visit your dentist every six months as well so that your mouth can be assessed for its health.  Shockingly, about nine in ten of us will experience gum disease at some point in our lives. It is a condition that is easily treatable but it is very important that your dentist can is allowed to examine you to spot the early signs.

Your dentist will examine your whole mouth thoroughly to look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, excessive plaque, tartar and even oral cancer.  All of these problems can be dealt with only if the symptoms are spotted early.  You should of course be vigilant at home but it is best to let a professional look too.

If you feel anxious about seeing your dentist, for whatever reason, you should be aware that dental practice has changed a lot. A good dentist will be concerned with keeping you relaxed and be an excellent communicator.

Why Six Monthly Check-Ups are So Important

It is important for everyone to make a visit to his or her dentist at least once every six months, to prevent the causes of tooth decay and gum disease along with a number of other dental health problems that can developed unnoticed in the mouth.


Tooth decay occurs when holes form in part of the enamel of your tooth, mainly due to a build up of plaque. Plaque contains bacteria, which ultimately react with the sugars and starch present in food to form acids. These acids can attack the teeth for up to half an hour after eating and are held to the teeth by the plaque. This then leads to the acids dissolving the tooth enamel, causing the tooth to become decayed. This can result in the need for fillings, crowns and inlays and there may even be cause for the tooth to be removed.


Gum disease occurs when the tissues surrounding the teeth become infected or inflamed. This is usually caused by plaque, which contains many different forms of bacteria. Gum disease is generally broken down into two categories: Gingivitis, which is the inflammation of the gums and Periodontitis, a progressed form of Gingivitis, which affects the tissues joining the teeth and gums. Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults and is a major cause of bad breath.


You can help prevent problems like this by employing a good dental hygiene routine, which should include: brushing regularly, cleaning your tongue, using mouthwash, flossing, not smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. Even if you do maintain a good level of oral hygiene it is still important to visit your dentist, because they are able to spot the problems you cannot see or feel.

If you would like a dental hygienist session to thoroughly clean your teeth please feel free to book an appointment at Advance Dental Clinic.

Routine Dental Check-Ups to Keep Your Oral Health in Top Condition

We all know that our teeth are one of the most important parts of our bodies. Why not when they are the key element to a dazzling smile, and who doesn’t want one of those? But, in order to make sure that your smile is perfect you should have a regular check-up, because even though your smile may look good to you there could be serious underlying problems. These can have a serious effect on the teeth and ruin your smile later on.

The routine dental visit

When you have finished eating, plaque starts to build up on your teeth within 15 minutes. If this is not removed thoroughly and effectively then it can lead to tooth decay, which will flourish if not treated correctly.

Tooth decay itself is the most common of all health disorders and, believe it or not, is second only to the cold. It is caused due to the acid of the plaque left on the teeth liquefying the enamel and this then leads to cavities (holes) in the teeth, which result in tooth decay. These cavities can be painless and remain undetected at first but can result in the nerve and blood vessels in the tooth being destroyed. Ultimately, it can result in the loss of your tooth and a great deal of pain.


If you go for regular dental check-ups then this can be avoided, because cavities can be detected in their early stages during a routine check-up, as they may show up on x-rays before they are even detectable to the naked eye.

There are other issues as well, such as periodontitis and gingivitis, which can occur by not treating your teeth properly; you may not even be aware of them until it is too late. So make sure you make regular visits to your dentist to keep your teeth in check, because you don’t want to lose that wonderful smile now do you?