Routine dental visits are important for sustaining good oral health and more. In fact, researchers have found that poor dental health is linked to other serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, adding another reason to maintain excellent oral hygiene.
Routine Check Up
A dental check-up will include an examination of the mouth for any problems with the gums and teeth. Dentists are trained to check for signs of gum disease or cavities. The check-up will also include a cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and other cavity causing build up. When not in the dental chair, it is essential that patients brush and floss daily to avoid cavities, enamel decay and gum disease.
Other Dental Hygienic Services
While good habits are preventative, dental issues still arise. The same dentists and dental hygienists that clean and polish teeth are properly trained to address dental pain and other issues. Fillings, root canals, and crowns are common procedures that relieve a patient of tooth pain or ache and sustain a beautiful smile.
A Whiter and Brighter Smile
Dental check-ups are important to maintain good hygiene and health. However, many people are also concerned with the appearance of their teeth and smile. Luckily, most West Midlands dentists that perform teeth cleaning and dental procedures perform additional cosmetic dental services. As technology becomes more advanced, it is easier and more affordable for people to have a whiter and brighter smile.
The outermost layer of each tooth is called enamel, and when adult teeth first come in the enamel is strong and brilliantly white. Certain foods and beverages stain the tooth enamel and cause discolouration. Certain brands of toothpaste have a whitening agent to combat these pesky stains, but a whitening agent or mould provided by a dentist is stronger than what is in drug or grocery stores. In a short time, professional whitening can have a huge impact on the colour and brightness of teeth.