When did you last come for a check-up with the dentist in Liverpool? Last week? Last month? Last year? Last decade? Heaven forbid, you answer last century!
But seriously, if it’s more than 6 months since you took your teeth along for a check-up with the dentist in Liverpool, then do book yourself in with Liverpool Smile Studio for one as soon as you can.
It may seem like a waste of time but having a regular check-up with the dentist in Liverpool is a vital part of your oral health care routine. The best way to treat dental problems is to catch them as early as possible. Treating decay in its early stages preserves more of the tooth, is less painful and costs less.
Treating gum disease in its early stages is also pretty easy, but leave it until it is advanced and it becomes very hard to get rid of and can involve several appointments and pretty invasive treatments.
Acids in your mouth
Both decay and gum disease are caused by acids. These are given off by plaque, which is the sticky layer of bacteria that appears almost by magic on the surfaces of your teeth between toothbrushing sessions. The bacteria feed on sugars in your saliva, so if you have a lot of sugary foods and drinks, you will also get more plaque.
A regular twice-yearly check-up with the dentist in Liverpool is a way to avoid painful and invasive treatments to deal with the problems created by plaque.
When you come for a check-up with the dentist in Liverpool, we are also on the lookout for signs of oral cancer. Mouth cancers are becoming more common and tend to appear in older people. They are directly related to drinking alcohol, smoking and a diet poor in fruit and vegetables. Mouth cancers tend to move fast, so it’s vitally important to spot them when they are just beginning.
Book an appointment today
We hope this has convinced you to get yourself booked in for a check-up. Give us a call and get yourself booked in now. We are looking forward to seeing you.