Yes, it’s that time of the year we all love so much in Epping, where you have someone rooting around inside your mouth with strange looking instruments and buzzing devices- the dental check-up! This is the time to get your dentist to possibly fix those little things you may have missed, or forgot to do since the last time you paid a visit. The logic behind a check-up is to make sure you have managed to keep your mouth healthy and aren’t suffering from more ghoulish problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, and if you feel that something has been going awry, now’s the time to mention it so it can get sorted. A simple x-ray will determine if you have any decay getting into the teeth, whilst the dentist will clean around your gums and teeth to remove any tartar that has started to build up. If any decay has set in, this can be remedied by a simple filling. Of course, as we get older, missing an appointment can be costly, for if some decay has managed to eat its way into the teeth, then what would have been a filling has suddenly become a root canal with possibly a crown. This is how quickly things move in the mouth, but sticking to those two dates a year with your dentist should be enough the stop anything serious happening to your teeth- that and looking after your teeth at home and the check-up is also a good time to talk about that too. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.