Everyone wants that Hollywood smile. A mouthful of gleaming white, beautifully sized and located teeth that speak of health, youth and glamour. And having those teeth is entirely possible with the cosmetic dentist in Southampton.
It’s also completely pointless if the natural teeth under the veneers and behind the cosmetic braces are not in good health themselves. All the covering up, whitening and repositioning in the world won’t stop teeth succumbing to decay and gum disease.
That’s why the dentist in Southampton at Smilemakers insists on regular bi-annual check-ups and deep cleans with the hygienist. These are the foundations for great looking teeth.
What’s the point of a check-up?
Check-ups cost money for nearly everyone over the age of 18. Kids get them for free on the NHS. It can be tempting to skimp on check-ups, but it would be foolish to do it very often.
Check-ups are there as a way to catch problems early on, and deal with them before they escalate into something that’s going to threaten the viability of the tooth, need a lot of treatment to fix and cost a lot to do so.
It may seem that those 2 appointments a year with the dentist in Southampton tell you nothing, but you are looking to be told that all is well. This is a result worth paying for. It means you are doing well with your oral health routine, that your teeth are not crumbling away with grinding at night and that you don’t have oral cancer. It’s also a chance for the dentist to flag up things that might become an issue in the future, such as teeth that have had a lot of fillings and may need a crown in a few months. This kind of information is especially important for older patients whose teeth have been doing solid service for decades and are showing signs of wear and tear.
Along with your check-up usually comes an appointment with the hygienist. This is also vital, as it’s our chance to scrape off any build-up of plaque and tartar around your teeth, particularly at the back and around the gum line.
So book an appointment today if you haven’t been for a while.