The best way to look after your teeth is to get them regularly examined by dental professionals in their surgeries. Of course this is only part of the picture as you should be taking care of your mouth in your every day life by brushing and flossing and taking care of what you eat. But your dentist needs to be a stakeholder in your dental health, a partner in keeping your mouth healthy. They have trained for many years to reach a level of expertise that ensures they are the best people to help you take care of your mouth.
At a dental check up, your dentist will give your mouth a thorough examination. They will take in not just your teeth, but also your gums and your tongue too. They will be on the look out for signs of dental decay leading to cavities and also gum disease. The importance of this is that if these problems are caught and diagnosed early then they can usually be dealt with satisfactorily without lasting damage. To the advantage of patients dentists are now trained also to look for things like oral cancer and sleep apnea.
The fact that so many Britons suffer from gum disease is perhaps evidence, not only that insufficient dental care is occurring in homes, but also that people don’t visit the dentist as often as they should do. Gum disease (known professionally as gingivitis) is not a difficult thing to cure but can have painful and damaging consequence if untreated and allowed to develop.
You only need to go and see your Central London dentist once every six months and then you can rest easy with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your mouth has the best chance of staying healthy.