We would all love to have a bright, white, healthy and complete smile with no missing teeth and perfectly fresh breath. However, a lot of us put off going to the dentist for a variety of reasons – maybe you get nervous, maybe you do not feel you need to go, maybe you think it would take a lot of time. If you have not been to the dentist in a while, perhaps it is time to consider booking an appointment. There are numerous reasons to visit the dentist beyond those we are all familiar with.
Many of us are familiar with gingivitis, a form of gum disease. This is a treatable form of periodontal disease, but it can progress to become a very painful condition, with swollen, sore gums and bleeding. A dentist such as Aura Dental in St Johns Wood would be able to detect the first signs of more serious periodontal disease and give you the appropriate treatment to ensure it does not get any worse.
Preventing tooth loss
The best and cheapest way to prevent losing any teeth always starts at home, with a regular and comprehensive brushing and flossing habit, twice a day. The next step is to undertake routine dental care every six months. This care can include professional cleaning, exams and fluoride treatments, all of which are vital to the prevention of potential tooth loss. Examination can pick up the early signs of problems and stop them from occurring.
Improve your confidence and self esteem
Your smile is your most prominent facial feature and a bright, beautiful and healthy smile can really improve a person’s self esteem. Because your smile is so visible, even subtle changes in appearance, for example teeth whitening, can make a dramatic change to how it makes you feel.
Dental finance plans
A visit to the dentist does not have to be expensive if you look after your teeth. However, there are many expensive treatments. Most dentists now offer a wide range of in-house dental finance plans, which are offered at either zero or very small percentage interest, so you can spread your payments over a longer period of time.
Why not call your dentist and book an appointment today!