Many people avoid seeing the dentist in Sheffield. They think that because they are not experiencing any pain, there is no need to make an appointment. However, here at Sandygate Dental, we are focused on the maintenance of our patients’ oral health as well as offering a choice of treatments that can resolve any issues related to the teeth and gums.
Making regular appointments for check-ups with the dentist in Sheffield means that the patient enjoys a range of benefits in terms of health and wellbeing. Here, we explore those benefits, including better oral and general health and increased confidence as well as the ability to age well.
People who visit us for routine checks generally enjoy better oral health. We are happy to advise on the best brushing and flossing techniques, and to give guidance on the most appropriate tools and products to use.
We also offer a professional clean, or scale and polish as it is known. It is important that this is done at regular intervals because even with the most diligent oral care at home, there will be areas that are missed and some degree of plaque build-up. This clean in surgery allows our patients to keep their teeth and gums plaque and debris free, and it can also be very helpful in removing staining and restoring a whiter appearance to the teeth.
A check-up with the dentist in Sheffield is an opportunity to identify the earliest stages of any issues relating to oral health. Most people are not aware of the beginning of gum disease or the initial development of cavities, but we can spot these issues via a physical examination.
The result of this early identification of gum problems or the deterioration of the teeth is that we can take swift action to resolve them. This usually means that the treatment required is minimal and causes little disruption or discomfort. This can prevent the need for more appointments, more time and money spent and a higher likelihood of pain and difficulty at a later date.
We also perform checks for any signs of oral cancer. This is much more treatable when spotted early, and we can also help to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.
Seeing us regularly for check-ups can help to promote better general health. The patient who enjoys good oral health is more likely to be healthier in the body as a whole. For example, untreated gum disease does not just impact a patient’s smile. It is also linked to issues with the heart and lungs, dementia and arthritis.
The patient who takes good care of their teeth and gums at home and by visiting us for check-ups is much more likely to feel confident about their appearance. Having missing or stained teeth or bad breath can have a significant impact on the self-esteem and feelings of attractiveness.
We can also help our patients to look and feel more youthful. Keeping the teeth clean, white and bright as well as in great condition all helps people to age more gracefully and retain the self-confidence of youth.