Published April 16, 2024

How important is it to get regular check-ups?

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Many people underestimate the significance of routine dental visits, often only seeking dental care when they experience pain or discomfort. However, preventive care plays a crucial role in preserving your smile and avoiding more extensive and costly treatments down the road. At Taverham Dental, we believe in the power of regular dental check-ups to maintain optimal oral health and prevent potential dental problems.

Early detection of dental issues

One of the primary benefits of regular dental check-ups at Taverham is the early detection of dental issues. During your appointment, our experienced dentists will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues, looking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Identifying these issues in their early stages allows for prompt intervention and treatment, preventing them from progressing into more serious conditions that may require extensive procedures to address.

Professional dental cleaning

Even with diligent brushing and flossing at home, it's challenging to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Over time, plaque buildup can harden into tartar, which can only be effectively removed by a dental professional. During a routine dental check-up at Taverham Dental, our skilled dental hygienists will perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, helping to prevent cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.

Prevention of gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but preventable condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Without proper dental care, gum disease can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and even systemic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Regular dental check-ups at Taverham are crucial for monitoring the health of your gums and identifying signs of gum disease early on. Our dentists can provide personalised recommendations for maintaining healthy gums and preventing gum disease from progressing.

Personalised oral health education

Another valuable aspect of regular dental check-ups with us is the opportunity to receive personalised oral health education and guidance from our dentists. Our team can provide tailored recommendations for maintaining good oral hygiene at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, dietary tips for promoting healthy teeth and gums, and advice on lifestyle habits that may impact your oral health. By empowering you with knowledge and strategies for oral care, our dentists help you take proactive steps towards preserving your smile for years to come.

Affordable dental care with our dental plans

At Taverham Dental, we understand that cost can be a barrier to accessing dental care. That's why we offer a range of dental plans through PracticePlan, starting from just £14 per month. Our dental plans are designed to provide comprehensive dental care, including regular check-ups, professional cleanings and more, all at an affordable monthly rate. You can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your dental needs are covered without breaking the bank. For more information about our dental plans, click here.

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