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A Nudge, A Smile and A Wink – Why Visit the Dentist Twice a Year

Most of us pay regular visits to the hairdresser and the beautician.  We may go to the gym every week or see a dietician every month but how often do you visit your dentist?  Do you wait for a nagging toothache to prompt you to make an appointment or would you like a nudge, a smile and a wink from Alkali Dental Studios in Putney, London to remind you to make those all-important visits to your dentist every six months?

Regular visits to the dentist are an essential way of ensuring your teeth are kept in the best condition, and your oral health is kept in check.  Early signs of decay or gum disease can be dealt with effectively before they do real damage to your health and lead to tooth loss. And professional cleaning from the hygienist can remove the plaque from your teeth, preventing decay and other problems.  A beautiful smile is an ultimate way to accessorise your style and deserves extra attention to keep it that way.

A typical dental check-up is carried out by the dentist looking at the condition of your teeth, diagnosing any oral health problems and recommending treatment to bring your teeth to optimum condition or to keep them that way.  Depending on the condition of your teeth, the dentist may make X-rays of your teeth and gums identifying clearly any underlying problems or complications and any risk of developing cavities, taking the time to explain everything precisely to you before making a treatment plan.

One reason many of us avoid regular visits to the dentist, even for a check up, is because we are afraid.  Modern dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and there is no longer any need to think treatment will be painful.  Your dentist will be happy to discuss your fears and offer appropriate sedation as part of your treatment plan.

During your checkup, a qualified hygienist will make an examination of your teeth, discuss your general health and enquire about any medications you may be taking at the time before professionally cleaning and polishing your teeth.  The hygienist will clean every surface of your teeth with special brushes and with ultrasonic scalers that reach below the gum line and remove the buildup of plaque, or tartar. A final polish helps remove any stains left behind by red wine, tea or coffee and leaves the mouth feeling wonderfully clean and the teeth smooth to the tongue. It is as if the teeth feel brand new. The hygienist can see how well you clean your teeth and point out areas you might need to give more attention. They will recommend the best way to care for your teeth at home: the correct way to brush and floss.

To make an appointment and begin regular dental check-ups call our friendly team at Alkali Dental Studio in Putney, London and we will give you a nudge to remind you and a smile to welcome you twice a year.

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