Regular dental checkups at your local Lincoln clinic are important because teeth move simply through everyday chewing and even with great brushing or flossing techniques, food can get caught in hard to reach places, causing plaque build up.. Plaque can lead to serious problems. If left untreated, it can cause gum disease, a condition that shouldn’t be ignored due to its links with heart disease.
Each time you show your teeth to your dentist, there is a chance your teeth may have moved and plaque has built up as a result. Getting your teeth cleaned professionally by the hygienist and regular checkups by your dentist will prevent very expensive, potentially painful and often time-consuming dental problems later in life. As sugar is being added in large quantities to even the most unlikely food products now, such as bread, soups and a lot of low-fat products, we need to be especially vigilant about plaque.
Choosing a convenient appointment time
It’s easy to forget to go to your dental checkup. Your appointments are not regular or likely to be foremost in your mind unless you have a tooth problem and although good dentists, such as those in our team here at Dental Health Clinic in Lincoln, will go out of their way to ensure you get a day and time that fits conveniently into your busy schedule, you may need to bear in mind why regular dental checkups are important. Try not to cancel it in favour of impromptu drinks after work, or finishing that deadline early. You’ll be pleased you remembered it in the long run.
Help for nervous patients
If the reason why you put off booking another dental appointment is because dentists make you nervous; consider this: a routine appointment with a caring dentist takes just half an hour. It’s preventative rather than cure. If you wait for something to go wrong, you could find yourself having to face a much more intense and involved procedure in order for us to relieve that pain.
We can appreciate the nerves can’t be helped. As we see nervous patients every day, we know exactly how to put you at ease. If your gums are red, swollen, bleeding, or you are currently suffering from toothache, pain or discomfort, we highly recommend you making a dental appointment as soon as possible.
Regular check ups for children
If you have children, you are probably aware of why it’s important that they attend regular dental checkups. With their adult teeth coming through from the age of five, we can spot many potential upcoming problems. If your child is going to require teeth straightening, the whole process is a lot less stressful the earlier it’s done. We offer NHS treatment for children and some braces are included in the NHS package.
The reason why most people get complacent about sticking to regular dental appointments in Lincoln is because they are busy. However, simply because you are busy, isn’t it good to know there is one thing you now don’t have to worry about? Your teeth! Give us a call today and book your next appointment. You’ll be pleased you did.