Great oral hygiene is not only an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile and keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible, it also helps to avoid the pain and expense of dental treatments.
For the greatest preventative approach to dental care, a good daily oral care regime should be accompanied with regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist.
What happens during a check-up?
Our dental professionals will check the health of your teeth, gums, and soft tissue (cheeks and tongue). This will ensure any problems are detected and treated early, preventing them leading to bigger problems, or even tooth loss.
Your dentist will also check for signs of mouth cancer at each dental check-up. Cancer of the tongue and oral cavity are the most common forms of mouth cancer, but it may also be found in the throat, lip and neck. Statistics from the British Dental Health Foundation show that early detection of mouth cancer results in a survival outcome of 90%. However, delayed diagnosis means survival rates plummet to as little as 50%.
We offer a choice of services for your routine dental check-ups, from NHS dental care*, where available, through to comprehensive private options, and combined dental check-up and hygiene appointments.