We all know you’re meant to get regular dental checkups. How hard is going twice a year? But then you’re busy, and you’re on holidays, and then you’re short of cash, and nothing is hurting anyway. Do you really need to see a dentist twice a year?
And what if you’re actually super-anxious about the dentist? What if you just leave it until you know there is something wrong?
Here’s why you should see your National Dental Care dentist every six months. And sometimes more often.
Every six months
While it seems like you can just leave things until you feel something ache, that’s actually not a good idea. You need to see your National Dental Care practitioner for a six-monthly checkup because:
- They spot things really early, often before it starts to hurt
- You get a professional clean, which keeps helps protect your teeth and gums
- They check for other mouth health issues, including early signs of oral cancer
Early detection means early treatment and better results, as well as generally saving you money.
See your dentist if you’re concerned between checkups
You saw your dentist a month ago and everything was fine. But now something hurts. You try ignoring it but it doesn’t go away. Surely if you only just saw your dentist, it can’t be that bad, right?
Sadly, wrong. Sometimes an issue develops between checkups. You might have bitten down hard on something which has loosened a cap or a big filling. Or an infection has developed and is taking hold fast. If something feels wrong, you need to contact your National Dental Care dentist. It might be a minor issue, but it’s always better to get it checked and treated early.
You’re seriously anxious about dentists
People think they should be over dental anxieties as adults, but it’s not uncommon for fears to linger.
Your dentist understands and has helped very anxious people cope with dental treatments many times before. National Dental Care dentists are happy to work with you to manage fears and get the checkups and treatments you need. That can include choosing particular types of relaxant anaesthetics and controlled injections using the Wand, which considerably reduces injection pain. Contact your National Dental Care practitioner for an appointment – you can book online now.