The importance of general dentistry

At our surgery, we know the importance of general dentistry Leamington Spa and our dentist will always aim to keep your teeth and gums in the best condition possible!

In this article, we take a look at the importance of maintaining good oral health with the help of our dental team.

Healthier mouth

When you attend to your general dentistry Leamington Spa by regularly attending check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene at home, it inevitably results in you having a healthier mouth.

This means that you will suffer from fewer cavities, lower your chance of tooth decay, and of course, should you need any dental procedures performed, they will be minimal.

Depending on your history of gum disease, our team may also want you to attend hygienist check-ups to ensure that any lingering plaque and tartar are removed from your mouth.

Better overall health

Many dental studies and cardiology studies have found a link between having unremoved plaque on the teeth and worsening heart health.

Not only that, but by neglecting your oral health and failing to attend check-ups, you may also be increasing your chances of developing cancers, heart murmurs, inflammation-based illnesses like arthritis and other problems like fibromyalgia.

By allowing our team to take care of your general dentistry Leamington Spa, you can keep your general health in good condition and of course, reduce your chances of developing serious long-term medical problems.

Whiter teeth

There is also a cosmetic benefit of regularly attending dental check-ups and keeping your dental hygiene up at home.

And this is having whiter teeth. Our dentist knows that not everyone is naturally blessed with an ice-white smile and so, we may use your time in our surgery to clean your teeth, removing stains and helping them to look whiter and healthier.

Oral cancer screening

There has been a sharp rise in the number of patients being diagnosed with oral cancer.

This is bad as it indicates that either more patients are smoking, or fewer are being diagnosed early enough for treatment to be effective.

Oral cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect and treat if it is caught early enough. By attending dental check-ups every 6 months, our team will check your mouth for signs of oral cancer and will refer you to a specialist if needed.

If you spot any of the following signs, such as lumps, bumps, swelling, red patches in your mouth, recurring ulcers or ulcers that are larger than a 5 pence piece, then you should call our team for an emergency check-up.

The importance of general dentistry

Once your teeth and gums are deemed healthy enough by our team and you wish to discuss further treatments, we can begin looking at cosmetic options to help get your smile looking its best.

This may involve procedures such as whitening, orthodontic work with adult braces and aligners or, if you have some missing teeth, we can also discuss the idea of you having dental implants fitted.

For more information or to join our dental surgery, call our team at Leamington Spa Dental today.