The importance of seeing your dentist

When was the last time you visited a dentist? If you believe your dental health is generally fine and have not experienced any dental issues, it is still important that you visit a dentist Soho often to ensure that your teeth are healthy and as part of maintaining a good oral hygiene regime.

Teeth play such an important role in our everyday lives as they help us with our communication and speaking, along with helping us to chew our food and with digestion. Because of this, it is important that we clean our teeth and gums well in order to ensure they remain healthy and also to reduce the risk of infection and bad breath. In addition to this, it is also important to have regular dental check-ups with a dentist..

If you cannot remember the last time you visited a dentist or you are looking for a new dental practice, why not book an appointment to see a dentist soon?

Visiting a dentist for a routine dental appointment

As mentioned earlier, in order to maintain good oral health, it is imperative that in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth after meals, you book routine dental appointments with a reputable practice. Dentists are experienced and qualified professionals and it makes sense to use them in order to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and also to spot any dental issues early on.

At a routine dental appointment, you can expect a dentist to carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. If necessary, X-rays may also be taken by the dentist. At the appointment, you will also have the opportunity to discuss any dental issues which may have occurred during your last visit, along with discussing any health and/or dietary issues, as they can also affect your oral health.


If your overall oral health is good, the dentist will use the rest of the appointment to discuss your teeth cleaning habits, demonstrate effective teeth brushing techniques and recommend any ways you can improve your teeth cleaning habits, such as including interdental brushes in your daily oral routine.

If you have not visited the dentist before, at this appointment you will also be asked for your full medical and dental history. Generally, routine dental appointments are carried out every six months, however your dentist will be able to advise on whether you need to have routine dental appointments more or less often.

If it is identified that you have an issue that requires further dental treatment, your dentist will provide a full treatment plan including the cost of the treatment and you will also have the chance to ask any questions  you may have about the treatment.

Visiting a hygienist

If you are worried about your dental hygiene or your dentist has recommended you see a dental hygienist following a routine dental appointment, you will be pleased to know that a hygienist specialises in the prevention and treatment of gum disease, which if not identified early, can lead to tooth loss. Which is why, in addition to having routine dental appointments with a dentist it is equally as important to book appointments with a hygienist, in order to minimise the risk of tooth decay, tooth loss and to also ensure fresh breath at all times.

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