Why is it important to see a Dentist?

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Sep 29
Tom Peterson

There are many reasons for seeing a Dentist regularly. The early stages of most dental problems are symptom free and if picked up by a routine check-up can be treated simply and painlessly. If you wait till something hurts or breaks before you see a dentist, you may find that the problem is worse than it needed to be.

It is generally agreed that in most cases 6 monthly intervals are best for maintaining good dental and oral health and to help prevent new problems. The great majority of modern dental procedure is completely painless.

Dental problems tend to change for the worse the longer they are left untreated, and may lead to unnecessary tooth loss, discomfort and expense.

Now, this won’t sound very glamorous or sexy but…the first natural barrier of defence in the mouth is your saliva. It has a very important protective role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. If you don’t have a balanced diet and healthy life style and are not properly hydrated you will not have good saliva and be more likely to have more dental and oral disease.

Here are some tips to help maintain your pearly whiten between visits.

Use a fluoride toothpaste morning and night such as a White Glo whitening Toothpaste

  • Drink 1-1.5 Litres daily water (fluoridated tap, not bottled/filtered)

  • Have a good dietary dairy/calcium intake

  • Avoid smoking and limit alcohol

  • Avoid fizzy drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices, which are highly erosive, contain a high sugar content.

  • Avoid snacking/grazing in between meals

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